Pediatric dentists understand the special needs of children from birth through adolescence. They also understand the importance of preventive care. Using state-of-the-art techniques and equipment, they will monitor your children’s teeth and oral health, teach them to practice good health habits, and address any problems that arise.
They take the time to calm patients’ fears and put them at ease. They employ special techniques to help children overcome anxiety and manage pain, including oral sedation, if needed. Children who require extensive care or experience extreme anxiety can be cared for in a pediatric operating suite at the Children's Hospital of Georgia.
The Pediatric Dentistry Residency clinic offers the following services:
Parents of minors must be present for the first appointment in order to sign consent forms and to discuss the dental needs of their children. Almost all children can be immediately accepted into the pediatric dentistry program.Initial appointments for children through age 14, and special-needs patients under 21, are made with the Scheduling Coordinator in Pediatric Dentistry at (706) 721-2716.
The care that pediatric dental patients receive will be delivered in a dedicated clinic on the second floor of The Dental College of Georgia, which features child-sized operatories and equipment for increased comfort, safety, and outcomes. And, there’s a bright and sunny waiting room with child-sized furniture, toys, and video games.Remember, your child’s baby teeth are a pathway for the permanent teeth that follow and should be carefully monitored and maintained. Schedule an initial appointment for your baby when his or her first tooth erupts but not later than his or her first birthday.We accept most dental insurance plans and credit cards as well as cash and checks.