Paediatric dentistry explained

Paediatric dentistry is a specialised field concerned with emergency and preventative oral health care for children and adolescents.

Paediatric dentistry is a specialised field concerned with emergency and preventative oral health care for children and adolescents.

In emergency cases, the goal is to quickly and accurately identify and manage the underlying cause. Paediatric dentists are perfectly placed to do this, thanks to their thorough understanding of all areas of general dentistry as they specifically apply to children, including those with special needs.

Emergencies can often be prevented by getting children to form good oral health habits from an early age and for our part in this we have gone to great lengths to make our practices child-friendly. We understand every parent wants their child’s first impressions of the dentist to be positive – to stand them in good stead for the rest of their lives.

While it is possible for general dentists to assess and treat children, we recommend specialist care to make absolutely sure quality of outcome is not compromised. To register with the Dental Board of Australia as a specialist, a paediatric dentist in Australia must have the same degree as a general dentist, plus a masters degree (a further three to four years’ study).

When choosing a specialist, your decision should be based on three important factors:

  • the qualifications and experience of the treating clinician
  • local availability, contributing to continuity of care
  • compatibility of materials used.

At Core Dental Group, our paediatric dentists are suitably qualified and experienced, work in seamless collaboration with our dental hygienists and general dentists, and use mutually compatible materials.

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If you live in the Caroline Springs, Epping, Ivanhoe, South Melbourne or Wyndham areas, Core Dental Group is your local dental practice and we look forward to serving you at one of our friendly practices whenever it suits you.