A lot of dentists are more than happy to treat children, but a relatively small number go through the process to become a board-certified pediatric dentist. At The Dental Specialists Pediatric Dentistry, your child will benefit from the combined expertise of two certified pediatric dentists, ensuring that they are always being taken care of by a doctor who has spent years training to provide exactly what they need. What does it mean to be a board-certified pediatric dentist? We’re glad you asked, and you’ll find the answer below!
In order to be designated as a board-certified pediatric dentist, a dentist must not only graduate from dental school, but also complete a dedicated pediatric residency afterward. Dr. Preece attended a two-year program at Women and Children’s Hospital in Buffalo, NY, and Dr. Burch completed his advanced training at Howard University Hospital in Washington, D.C. In these programs, they gained valuable experience meeting the unique dental needs of children day in and day out. Now, when you bring your child to our practice, you can trust they have already helped someone in their exact same situation.
Children’s smiles are very different from an adult’s, not just because of the presence of baby teeth, but also because the mouth changes so rapidly while a child is growing. Thanks to their extra training, our dentists can identify issues currently affecting a child’s mouth and also spot signs that others may develop in the future. This allows them to intervene early and take care of many problems before they even occur.
Also, our dentists understand how to talk to and comfort children so they understand what is going on and are able to relax during their appointments. They understand that sometimes, children can be unpredictable, but their training allows them to take control of any situation to ensure both you and your little one have a pleasant experience whenever you come to see us.