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Why a Pediatric Dentist and Pediatric Dentistry?

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Pediatric dentistry is an age-defined specialty that provides both preventive and surgical dental care for infants, children, adolescents, and those patients with special healthcare needs.

Pediatric dentists are the pediatricians of dentistry. After completing dental school, they receive an additional two years of training in the unique dental health needs of children. Their specialized education consists of child psychology, growth and development, management of oral-facial trauma, sedation, and general anesthesia.

In accordance with the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, the best time to start seeing a dentist is by the time your child reaches his/her first birthday. General or family dentists usually won’t see one-year old children, and they aren’t specifically trained to take care of children that are under the age of three.

In addition, there are special licensing requirements to become and maintain a pediatric dental license in the state of Kansas. Pediatric dentists in the state of Kansas must attain almost all of their continuing education (CE) requirements in the area of pediatric dentistry whereas a general or family dentist does not have this requirement and may receive little or no ongoing continuing education in the area of working with pediatric dental patients.

Tiny Teeth Pediatric Dentistry is designed to help children feel at home and comfortable, and our experienced dental staff is trained to respond to the special concerns and needs of our patients.

At Tiny Teeth Pediatric Dentistry we provide an ongoing assessment of the changes in your child's oral health. As experts in dental development, we monitor your child's needs and provide advice and treatment to ensure a winning smile. From teething infants to appearance-conscious teenagers, the staff at Tiny Teeth Pediatric Dentistry will provide dental care based on the latest in dental research and technology.

“Dr. Healy and his staff provided excellent care for my 6-year-old son. The environment is bright and cheerful, and the staff is wonderful. My husband and I are thrilled with the treatment provided to our son. Thank you so much, Dr. Healy!”

— Valerie W.