Phone: 910-778-8485 fax: 910-778-8477

2980 Ray Road Spring Lake NC 28390 Near Overhills Schools

Vincent Vissichelli, DMD

Board Certified Pediatric Dentist

Specializing in the treatment of infants, children, teens and special needs patients.

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What is the difference between a pediatric dentist and a family dentist?

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.

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