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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.

Our Patients Reviews

I was skeptical about going back into braces. Since this was my second round, I wanted something fast and affordable. I met with Dr. Patel and he was fantastic! He gave me different options, he was very detailed and he answered all my questions.

Karem M.

Dr. Patel is a gem of a person. My daughter is getting braces dine and dr. and staff make sure my daughter is comfortable with the treatment. Dr. Patel explains entire process patiently and gives time to answer any question we may have. Our experience is great and I strongly refer Dr. Patel for yours or your kid's orthodontics needs...

Dipal G.

Highly recommend Milton Dental Specialists!! They were so sweet to my daughter and took extra time and effort to make her enjoy her experience and be comfortable! As a parent this is much appreciated! My daughter left smiling and excited to have her teeth cleaned. Thank you Dr. Chong and Renal!

Natalie M.

An inviting waiting room with the front desk staff greeting me with a smile. Staff was very educated answering as many questions as possible since it was my first consultation for orthodontic help. Dr. Patel was VERY personable giving me all of the options for a plan of action the crowding of my teeth, and gave me all the information (time length, issues to be concerned with, financial differences) to help me choose the best plan for me. His details helped me to feel very comfortable with having to get braces as a female post 25+ years. I definitely recommend him as an orthodontist in the Milton/ North Atlanta area if you are looking for one. Best thing is that the first consultation was absolutely free!

Arti D.

Wow!!! What a great experience with Dr. Chong and Patel and their team at MDS. I was hesistant to send my kids to anyone but Dr. Chong just made my youngest feel so at ease that I knew this was the right place . And I’m now considering seeing Dr. Patel to finally get my teeth straightened after years of being apprehensive about my apprearance . Thanks to everyone at MDS

Jagdeep S.

Very happy with Milton Dental Specialists. Having a dentist and orthodontist in one location makes dental exams easy while wearing braces. They have great hours and are very accommodating for kids in school who don’t want to miss school for orthodontic or dental work. Very happy with both the dentist and orthodontist.

Christy D.
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