Why should you take your child to a Pediatric Dentist?
A child’s oral health is an important part of their overall health. Dr. Kim has been specially trained over several years to work specifically with children. She and her team only work with kids – each and every day. As a children only dental office, Pediatric Dentistry of Newnan is current on the latest advances in dentistry for children. Just as a pediatrician develops his or her special talents, skills and knowledge for working with children’s bodily health, a pediatric dentist does the same to more effectively manage a child’s dental health.
A pediatric dentist is a doctor of dentistry who has additional specialty training following dental school, and limits his or her practice exclusively to the treatment of infants, children, adolescents and patients with special needs. A visit to the dentist can be intimidating for children. Thus, the pediatric dental experience is designed to alleviate their fears – from the office design and amenities to the dentist’s specialized training. Pediatric dentists have a lot of training! In addition to a bachelor’s degree and a dental degree, pediatric dentists complete a two-year residency program that includes specialty classes and on-the-job treatment of children with various dental needs.
Some pediatric dentists continue to strive to become the best in their field and undergo further testing to become Board Certified in Pediatric Dentistry. Dr. Kim worked hard to earn the prestigious title of Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry. Board Certified status is a title of excellence and is reserved for only the most educated, skilled, and trained pediatric dentists in the nation. She has strived to become the best dentist she can be because she is dedicated to her patients’ health and happiness. Dr. Kim also knows she must stay on the cutting edge of dentistry so her patients receive all of the benefits of the latest trends, techniques, and technologies within the dental field. For this reason, she completes advanced education yearly to improve her professional skills and understanding of the ever changing pediatric dental field.