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What’s a pediatric dentist/pedodontist, and how can one help with oral health care?

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A pediatric dentist, or pedodontist, is an oral health care provider who diagnoses and treats dental problems of children from age 1 or 2 to early adulthood. These dentists find and treat problems with decayed, missing, crowded, or crooked teeth, and they refer problems to other specialists. They have at least 2 years of training beyond dental school that focuses on a child's developing teeth, child behavior, physical growth, and the special needs of child dentistry.

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American Dental Association: "Dental Specialities."

Michigan Dental Association: "What Are the Dental Specialities?"

 

Reviewed by Michael Friedman on April 19, 2019

SOURCES:

American Dental Association: "Dental Specialities."

Michigan Dental Association: "What Are the Dental Specialities?"

 

Reviewed by Michael Friedman on April 19, 2019

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