Pediatric dentists are the pediatricians of dentistry. A pediatric dentist has two to three years more of specialty training following dental school and limits his/her practice to treating children. Pediatric dentists are primary and specialty oral care providers for infants and children through adolescence, including those with special health needs.
Questions you may ask:
Do I need a referral to see a pediatric dentist? No, pediatric dentistry like the pediatrician is considered primary care so you do not need a referral.
Since a pediatric dentist is a specialist and has 2 to 3 years extra training does it cost more? No, since pediatric dentist are primary care the cost is the same as going to your family dentist.