Pediatric Dentistry in Canfield - Dr. Sangeetha Sethi
Board Certified Pediatric Dentist
Whether your child's dental needs are a complete exam and cleaning, a full-mouth restoration, or anything in between, we promise to provide your child with exceptional care as well as enhance the natural beauty of his or her smile. Below are just some of the many Pediatric Dental procedures and services Dr. Sethi regularly provides to our patients – with a gentle touch, and stunning results. Your child's smile is our first priority, and we’ll give you something to smile about.
Pediatric dentistry (formerly Pedodontics/Paedodontics) primarily focuses on children from birth through adolescence. The American Dental Association (ADA), recognizes pediatric dentistry as a specialty, and therefore requires dentists to undertake two or three years of additional training after completing a general dentistry degree. At the end of this training, the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry issues a unique diploma (Diplomate ABPD). Some pediatric dentists (pedodontists) opt to specialize in oral care for children with special needs, specifically children with autism, varying levels of mental retardation, or cerebral palsy.
One of the most important components of pediatric dentistry is child psychology. Pediatric dentists are trained to create a friendly, fun, social atmosphere for visiting children, and always avoid threatening words like “drill,” “needle,” and “injection.” Dental phobias beginning in childhood often continue into adulthood, so it is of paramount importance that children have positive experiences and find their “dental home” as early as possible.
If you have any questions, concerns, or would like to schedule an appointment, please contact us today. We look forward to providing you with the personal care your child deserves.