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Paediatric Dentist

At Core Dental your child’s dental treatment will be provided by one of our qualified and highly experienced specialist paediatric dentists.

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Your child can be seen by a general dentist or dental therapist for general check-up appointments, and a general dentist can perform any general procedures. However, if a dentist or dental therapist identifies any dental problems that require complex treatment (such as developmental difficulties or paediatric periodontal disease) or if a child presents with behavioural problems (such as a medical, physical or mental disability), the dentist or therapist may recommend your child be seen by a paediatric specialist.

Also, if your child is particularly anxious, it is a good idea to take them to a paediatric dentist, as these clinicians are experienced in creating a calm and child-friendly environment. It is never too early to see a paediatric dentist. You do need a referral to see a paediatric dentist.

Should My Child See a Paediatric Dentist or a General Dentist?

It is your choice whether your child is treated by a specialist paediatric dentist or a general dentist, but in order to make that decision it is important first to understand the difference between the two kinds of clinician. 

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Paediatric dentists have a degree in general dentistry and an additional clinical doctorate.General dentists hold a degree in general dentistry. 

Paediatric dentists specialise in the management and treatment of the dental needs of babies, toddlers and children. While some general dentists may have a special interest in paediatric dentistry, they do not have the same level of experience as specialist paediatric dentists.
Paediatric dentists treat children only and are experienced in treating children who require complex dental procedures as well as general procedures.General dentists treat patients of all ages with check-ups and general dental procedures.

Why Choose Core Dental?

At Core Dental we understand how important it is to lay the foundation for good oral hygiene and dental health habits from a young age. We always strive to make your child’s dental appointments enjoyable and as comfortable as possible, and to provide him or her with a positive experience.

Our specialist paediatric dentists are qualified and highly experienced in treating children. A significant component of paediatric dentistry involves understanding child psychology and establishing trust through child-friendly communication in a reassuring environment.

 

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