pediatric dentist


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dentist

 [den´tist]
a person who has received a degree from an accredited school of dentistry and is licensed to practice dentistry by a state board of dental examiners.
pediatric dentist a dentist specializing in pediatric dentistry.

pe·di·at·ric den·tist

(pēdē-atrik dentist)
A health care professional concerned with the dental care and treatment of children.
Synonym(s): pedodontist, paediatric dentist.

pe·di·at·ric den·tist

(pēdē-atrik dentist)
A health care professional concerned with dental care and treatment of children.
Synonym(s): pedodontist, paediatric dentist.
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This finding is in accordance with previous reports.20 Bhayya D and Shyagali and Asakarna B et al reported 20%, 21.6% respectively of parents would attend pediatric dentists who do not wear gloves during treatment of children.22,25
In this research, most of the pediatricians interviewed (60.0%) reported referring the child to a pediatric dentist before the first year of life, demonstrating knowledge of the recommendations set out by the American Academy of Pediatrics, which indicates that the first visit to a dentist should occur around the first year of life (American Academy of Pediatrics, 2009).
"I can speak for the (local) pediatric dentists in saying it's a great situation.
In regard to the comparison between pediatric dentists and dentists from other specialties, a statistically significant difference was found only in the prior experience and the interest domains.
"We've got thousands of patients who are running around with braces on who have not been seen by an orthodontist since March," said John Gober, a pediatric dentist who owns three clinics in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.
Regular care by a pediatric dentist, getting enough fluoride, and eating right are all steps to good dental health.
The study also noted that bringing children to a pediatric dentist during infancy may make them more comfortable about going to the dentist as they grow.
Dan Arnold, a pediatric dentist from Fort Lauderdale, Florida, who has been using sealants for eight years, agrees.
JoJo is also on the cover of a newly published book by Peggy Frezon called "The Dog in the Dentist Chair and Other True Stories of Animals Who Comfort and Love Kids." JoJo's story is about her visits to a local pediatric dentist to help calm young patients.
Hassan S Halawany et al carried out a survey in Saudi Arabia to assess pediatric dentist's choice of restorative material and found that the prevalence of use of composite resin to restore primary teeth was higher compared to amalgam.12 This means that although pediatric dentists are using amalgam less with the advance in tooth colored material technology, amalgam is still a valid choice for them.
Shailaja Thaker, Pediatric Dentist, Great Hill Boston, Braintree & Somerville
Instead, she was shocked at the pediatric dentist's diagnosis: dental caries and possible fracture due to brittle teeth.

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