How is a pediatric dentist different from other dentists?

All dental specialists (pediatric dentists, orthodontists, oral surgeons, and others) begin by completing four years of dental school, then continue their education with several years of additional specialized training. During the two to three years of extra training required in the field of pediatric dentistry, your doctor gained extensive knowledge and experience in treating infants, children, and adolescents, including those with special healthcare needs. Pediatric dentists enjoy working with children, and bring to each patient our expertise in childhood development and behavior.