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What is a pediatric dentist?

Pediatric Dentistry is an age-defined specialty that provides both primary and comprehensive preventive and therapeutic oral health care for infants and children through adolescence, including those with special health care needs.
A pediatric dentist is a specialist in the care of children and adolescents. They are dental school graduates who have spent at least another two years in specialty training.

Pediatric dentists may also care for children and teens with medical challenges that require that their care be provided in a hospital setting.

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