Pediatric dentistry is the specialty of dentistry that focuses on the oral health of young people. After completing a four-year dental school curriculum, two to three additional years of rigorous training are required to become a Pediatric dentist. This specialized program of study and hands-on experience prepares Pediatric dentists to meet the needs of children from infancy through the teenage years.
Since it is an age related speciality, guiding children and teens through their dental growth and development, becomes one of the focus areas of Pediatric dentists. They often work closely with paediatricians, family physicians, and other dental specialists in providing comprehensive medical and dental care. The goal of a Pediatric dentist is to teach children the importance of oral hygiene, how to take care of their teeth and to help them feel comfortable about visiting the dentist. Pediatric dentists understand that children are often afraid of the dentist and they especially strive to help children overcome their fears.
I recently visited Stevenson Dental Centre in Oshawa as a result of seeing a Smile Canada commercial. My experience was fantastic!! Their clinic was new, clean, and comfortable! The receptionist was friendly and accomodating. The hygenist was gentle and caring. The dentist was thorough and informative. I also had my 3yr old son with me for his first visit and it was absolutely wonderful. He came home and the first thing he did was brush his teeth with his new toothbrush and toothpaste because "the dentist said I had to brush my teeth all the time." Before leaving, the staff informed me that although my plan covers me for cleaning each 9mths, I am also entitled to scaling on a more frequent basis. Appointments for each were made before I left the office. As a working mother, I am very pleased that the office is open on evenings and on Saturdays. I'm very happy I called Smile Canada to set my Dentist appointment up for myself and my family. They did a good job referring me to a Dental Clinic that made our experience a pleasant one.