Ogden Dentist Video #15:
What is a Pediatric Dentist?
In this video, Dr. Jim Ellis, DDS (a dentist in Ogden, Utah) explains what a pediatric dentist is.
A Pediatric Dentist is a specialty of dentistry. They go to school for about three to four years after their general dental training, as all dentists go through. As the name implies, they see children.
Many pediatric dentists don’t even see adults. They will refer adults or children after they get past the age of 18 to a general dentist. Pediatric dentists are there for a number of reasons. Number one would be the very fearful child. Regular dentists can see children, we see children all the time, but there are some children that are simply too fearful, won’t open their mouths, are very nervous and scared with all the sights and the sounds and the smells associated with a dental office. The pediatric dentist has the ability to sedate children so that they are asleep for their entire procedures.
Everything that a pediatric dentist will do would be things that could be done in a general dentist office but they are very specialized in being able to help the small children that are very anxious about their dental care.
Hopefully, this video has answered your question. If you have any other questions, we have a whole library of videos. If there is something that you have that hasn’t been answered, you can feel free to give me a call at (801) 783-3490. Thank you so much and have a good day.
Video Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tFsFvPWPsmQ