Just like a pediatrician is a doctor who specializes in treating only children, a Pediatric Dentist is a dentist who also only treats the dental needs of children. Pediatric dentists have an extra 2 years of specialty training following dental school, and their practice is limited to children only. Dr. Aaron & Dr. Matt were general dentists for over a combined decade, before deciding to focus solely on Pediatric Dentistry. They both left successful careers as general dentists to go back to school for two years to become Pediatric Dentistry Specialists.
Pediatric dentists are trained not only in pediatric dental procedures, but also in advanced behavior management techniques such as nitrous oxide (laughing gas), in-office conscious sedation, and hospital dentistry. It is also important to work together with caregivers to maintain the child's dental health, with prevention being a primary focus.
Our office has been built specifically for pediatric dentistry, and it is designed with kids in mind. We want for your children to be excited to visit, and return to see us at Seaside Pediatric Dental Associates! Our office has educational toys, televisions above the dental chairs, prizes, stickers, and other fun activities for your children!