A pediatric dentist has chosen his profession wisely. After years of study and practice, working toward the goal of becoming a dentist he has realized that he wants to go on to concentrate his skills for the treatment of children and adolescents.

The continued education required to specialize in pediatric dentistry involves an extra two years of dedication, but those who have committed to it know that the effort is well worth the reward. A pediatric dentist can focus his efforts to decrease the spread of tooth decay that is now the most common disease of any affecting our children.

As dental students go through the duration of their training they experience every phase of general dentistry. Those who discover that they have a particular gift and penchant for working with children are the ones who will go on to be successful in the prevention of childhood oral diseases.

Pediatricians will remind us that children are not just smaller adults. Their medical issues and treatments are age specific. In fact, your pediatrician may be the first to recommend that your child see a pediatric dentist.

When you’re looking for a pediatric dentist it may be helpful to read the reviews that other parents have posted. Dr. Kathy Kaelin of Kaelin Pediatric Dentistry in Parker welcomes you to her website, www.kids-dental.com, and encourages you to “learn more” about what her patients and their moms and dads have to say about her practice.