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What is a Paediatric Dentist?

hand-heartA Paediatric Dentist is a specialist dentist who in addition to holding a Bachelor of Dental Science has completed a further three-years of specialist training in a post-graduate program (Doctorate of Clinical Dentistry) specialising in dentistry focussed on children.

The Doctorate of Clinical Dentistry (DClinDent Paediatric Dentistry) is recognised by the Australian Health Practitioners Regulation Agency (AHPRA) and the Dental Board of Australia and legally entitles its recipient to use the title Paediatric Dentist.  The use of generic terms such as ‘children’s dentist’ are not regulated and may be used by general dentists who have not undertaken this specialist training.

A common misconception is that the School Dental Service provides all the required dental care for children.  Whilst the public School Dental Service provides a valuable service to the community at large, it is limited to school aged children, its access to equipment, and materials, use of advanced behaviour management techniques including sedation under nitrous oxide (happy gas) or general anaesthesia.

At Kinderdental, we are experts in the dental management of all children; healthy, medically-compromised and those with special needs.  We practice all areas of dentistry for those aged between 0-18 years.  This specialisation provides the optimal treatment recommendations and outcomes for your child.