Why a Pediatric Dentist?
Is there is difference between a general and pediatric dentist? Absolutely! Both receive the same education on general dentistry, but a pediatric dentist has spent at least two more years of training to receive a specialty certificate in pediatric dentistry. At Georgia Orthodontics & Children’s Dentistry in Lawrenceville, our pediatric dentist, Dr. Justin Chong, and our amazing support team are focused on providing excellent dental care for our young patients, from infants to young adults. Our entire practice is dedicated to ensuring our patients have the best care for their smiles in a child-friendly, welcoming environment.
Pediatric Dentistry vs. General Dentistry
Similar to the differences between a pediatrician and general physician, pediatric dentists have the same dental knowledge as a general dentist. However, they have additional training on the specific dental needs of children and teens. In a nutshell, pediatric dentists have more training and spend years learning about the dental concerns of children. When Dr. Chong finished dental school in Augusta, GA, he made the choice to pursue pediatric dentistry. He spent two more years of residency at the Temple University Hospital in Philadelphia to receive his certificate in pediatric dentistry before coming home to Atlanta to work in his hometown community.
Preventive dental care is important throughout your lifetime, but it is crucial for children. Dr. Chong focuses on preventive dentistry and helping his young patients form excellent oral hygiene and dental care habits. Routine checkups and cleanings are a chance for Dr. Chong to teach children the importance of caring for their smiles. It is also imperative for monitoring their oral development. Dr. Chong can identify possible dental issues early, which helps prevent larger or detrimental oral health issues. Not only is Dr. Chong knowledgeable, but he has a talent for making children feel at ease during their visits and providing dental care that is fun and interactive.
You want your child to have a beautiful, healthy smile that will last them a lifetime. Start by giving them the gift of pediatric dental care that is focused on their specific needs. To learn more about our practice or to schedule your child’s first visit, contact us at Georgia Orthodontics & Children’s Dentistry in Lawrenceville.