Michelle H. Edwards, DDS, MSD

9885 E. 116th Street, Suite 100

Fishers, IN 46037

Why should I send my child to a Pediatric Dentist?

Pediatric Dentists, or Pedodontists, are specifically trained to provide dental care for infants, toddlers, school-age children, and adolescents. In addition to completing dental school requirements for their doctorate of dentistry, they are also required to attend an additional 2-3 years of child-specific training. Much of this additional training is in child psychology, which enables a pediatric dentist to connect with children in an effective, gentle, and non-threatening manner.

The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD) recommends children visit a pediatric dentist at around age one, or at about six months after the emergence of their first tooth. This may seem early however, there are many valid reasons to follow the advice:

Should my child see a family dentist or a Pediatric Dentist?

A family dentist, like a general dentist, is trained to treat patients of all ages, although sometimes they specify the ages they will see. By all means, a family dentist is well qualified to treat your child’s dental needs.

The decision to take your child to a pediatric dentist is yours alone to make. The Children’s Dental Center hopes you consider our practice, in Fishers, Indiana, for your child’s oral care and we look forward to many years of making their care a positive and enjoyable experience.

To schedule an appointment, or to ask additional questions, please call us at 317-854-5645.