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 specialty training following dental school and limits his/her practice to treating children only. Pediatric dentists are primary and specialty oral care providers for infants and children through adolescence, including those with special health care needs.

A Family or General Dentist can treat patients of all ages. He/she has a broader scope of services. They can provide treatment including but not limited to: fillings, crowns, dentures, root canals and extractions.

We are fortunate at Parkville Pediatric Dentistry to have both a pediatric dentist and a general dentist. This will ensure we can offer the best treatment to every member of your family.