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Why a Pediatric Dentist? Milton, GA

Why a Pediatric Dentist?

Are you wondering why you need a pediatric dentist for your child’s dental care? While it is true that a general dentist can perform dental care on both children and adults, a pediatric dentist is specialty trained to provide dental care for children. At Georgia Orthodontics & Children’s Dentistry, we focus on the special needs of children when it comes to caring for their teeth. As pediatricians are trained to handle a child’s medical needs, pediatric dentists are uniquely trained to meet the dental health needs of your child. Dr. Justin Chong has received several additional years of training and has received his specialty certificate in Pediatric Dentistry. He is specifically trained to meet the oral care needs of infants and children through adolescence. Dr. Chong is a pediatric dentist who has chosen to dedicate his practice to the care of young people’s teeth, from infants to teens.

Pediatric Dentistry vs. General Dentistry

The biggest difference between a pediatric dentist and a general dentist is education and training, as well as the interest in caring for children. All pediatric dentists have already graduated from four-year dental school and received a doctorate in dentistry. However, to receive a specialty certificate in pediatric dentistry, they must continue their education and training at an additional two-year residency program to become certified as a pediatric dentist. Dr. Chong, our pediatric dentist, received his dental training at the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta before spending two additional years training at the Temple University Hospital in Philadelphia to become a pediatric dentist.

Dr. Chong focuses on education and preventive care for children’s teeth. From the time they are toddlers, he carefully monitors the growth and health of his young patient’s teeth. This helps prevent dental problems and helps children develop excellent dental care habits that will follow them into adulthood. As a specialist, Dr. Chong can also identify any possible dental issues as they arise and create a treatment plan to ensure your child will have a healthy, beautiful smile as they grow up. In addition, Dr. Chong is wonderful with working with children who may be nervous about dental care. Our office is also designed to allow you and your child to feel comfortable and have fun during your visit!

To learn more about the benefits of pediatric dentistry and experience the difference for yourself, contact us today to schedule an appointment for your child at Georgia Orthodontics & Children’s Dentistry. Our team is dedicated to making sure your children have the best experience while visiting our office and leave with a healthy smile!

Our Patients Reviews

5.0/5.0

Based on 154 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 Demtal 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.