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!