Specialist Dental Care
Paediatric Dentistry is the branch of dentistry that is concerned with preventive and therapeutic oral health care for children from birth through to adolescence, and especially for those with special needs. It includes management of orofacial problems related to medical, behavioural, physical and developmental disabilities.
Paediatric Dentists are registered as specialist dentists and must have completed at least three years of additional study after their general dentistry training. The additional training is provided under the supervision and direction of specialist dental and medical staff in various hospitals and university clinics, so the Paediatric Dentist has a broad range of experience in managing the diverse oral health care needs of children. A Paediatric Dentist must register their specialist qualification with the Dental Board in their jurisdiction and restrict their practice to Paediatric Dentistry.
Specialist Dental Care include diagnosis of oral soft and hard tissues conditions, complex restorative and emergency care, managing children requiring extra behaviour and medical care.