A Pediatric Dentist is a dentist who specializes in just seeing kids, generally under the age of 16. Our pediatric dentists see patients at three of our six dental offices: East Vancouver – Vancouver, WA, Clackamas, OR, and Beaverton, OR.
Pediatric dentists emphasize the need for establishing trust and building children’s confidence in their dentist. Our pediatric dentists place special emphasis on preventive care, emphasizing the healthy maintenance of baby teeth until they are naturally lost as well as the importance of healthy maintenance of adult teeth as they appear. This approach means they can often correct minor problems now that could become extensive if left untreated.
Pediatric care includes the same type of care provided for our adult patients, but we tailor the approach to meet a child’s individual needs. Dental exams, digital x-rays, teeth cleaning, dental sealants, fluoride treatments, and other procedures are all everyday occurrences for the pediatric dental team. One main difference is that our pediatric dentists and their team of assistants are experts in keeping their young patients’ physical and psychological needs at the forefront, keeping in mind that children’s dental fears can be very real, and working to alleviate those fears.