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We are an organization of individuals whose primary concern is to promote the oral health of, and to be the advocates for, infants, children, adolescents and people with special health care needs. Our academy represents the specialty of Pediatric Dentistry in the Greater Houston Area for the purpose of achieving a high and ethical standard of practice, promotion of education, and research in pediatric dentistry. This academy represents its membership as a liaison to the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, health care groups, governmental agencies, and the community at large.

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Why Choose a Pediatric Dentist?

Pediatric dentists are the pediatricians of dentistry. A pediatric dentist has two to three years specialty training following dental school and limits his/her practice to treating children only. Pediatric dentists are primary and specialty oral care providers for infants and children through adolescence, including those with special health needs.

Since every child is different, pediatric dentists have a wide range of approaches to help a child complete needed dental treatment. A pediatric dentist makes a recommendation of behavior guidance methods for the child based upon health history, special health care needs, dental needs, type of treatment required, the consequences of no treatment, emotional and intellectual development, and parental preferences.

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