Children's Dental Articles
Your Pediatric Dentist - The Pediatricians of Dentistry
Entering through the doors at Children's Dental Centre, you immediately know that this is a pediatric dental practice with its bright colors, murals, video games, play area and an electric train traveling around the office. Dr. Dean Meier, a Board Certified Pediatric Dentist and instructor at the University of Manitoba admits that the practice was carefully designed for both the physical and psychological needs of children.
Not all parents however, are aware that pediatric dentists are the pediatricians of dentistry. Pediatric dentistry is a specialty that focuses on the oral health needs of infants to young adults. After completing a four-year dental school curriculum, two to three additional years of advanced training is required to become a pediatric dentist. This specialized program of study and hands-on experience prepares pediatric dentists to be uniquely qualified to treat children.
Dr. Meier believes that pleasant visits to the dental office promote the establishment of trust and confidence in your child that will last a lifetime. "Our goal, along with our staff, is to help all children feel good about visiting the dentist and teach them how to care for their teeth. We focus on prevention, early detection and treatment of dental diseases, and keep current on the latest advances in dentistry for children".
A pediatric dentist's extra training, as well as an environment geared specifically toward kids, may help create a more positive experience for a child. This could prove particularly helpful for the frightened child or a child who needs extensive dental work.
By starting dental visits at an early age and helping your child establish good oral health habits, you can put your child on the path to a lifetime of strong and healthy teeth and gums.
Published in Winnipeg Parent Magazine