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Dr. Rothstein works is constantly working with Pediatric Dentists
Please call our office at 718 852 1551 and we will be pleased to refer you to one of the excellent pedodontists
we work with in Brooklyn Heights and highly recommend

Pediatric dentistry is the specialty of dentistry that focuses on the oral health and unique needs of infants, children, and young people. After completing a four-year dental school curriculum and obtaining a Dental Doctorate, two to three additional years of rigorous training is required to become a pediatric dentist. This specialized program of study and hands-on experience prepares pediatric dentists to meet the unique needs of your infants, children and adolescents, including persons with special health care needs.

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Choosing a pediatric dentist is one of the most important decisions you can make, for your child. You want someone who is caring, knowledgeable, and accessible. Someone willing to take the time to go over all of your options and treat you and your child as a person not just a patient. The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry and American Dental Association, recommend that a child have an established dental home by the age of one.

At your first visit with the Pedodontist  his passionate dedication to your child's total health care will impress you. Good oral health is an important part of total health. Establishing a pedodontist as your child's, "Dental Home" enable you to implement preventative dental health habits that keep a child free from dental/oral disease. The doctor focuses on prevention, early detection and treatment of dental diseases, and always keeps current in the latest advances in dentistry for children.

Pleasant visits to the dental office promote the establishment of trust and confidence in your child that will last a lifetime.

The branch of
dentistry dealing with children from birth through adolescence.

This discipline focuses on pediatric/adolescent growth and development, disease causality and prevention, child psychology and management, and all aspects of the highly-specialized Pediatric restorative techniques and modalities. Some pediatric dentists also specialize in the care of "special needs" patients, such as people with cerebral palsy, mental retardation and autism. Pediatric dentistry emphasizes the establishment of trust and confidence in children with their dentists. Consequently, one of the main components of pediatric training is child psychology. This manifests itself in special office designs, different communication styles and an emphasis on teaching preventative dental habits to children in an effort to make dental visits enjoyable.

A little girl's trip to the pediatric dentist examining children's teeth.

Pediatric dentists typically require an extra two to three years of post-doctoral dental training after attaining their dental degree. They are then eligible for board certification in the United States (by the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry, Diplomate ABPD) or fellowship in Canada and Australia/New Zealand (y the Royal College of Dentists of Canada (FRCDC (Paed)) or Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons (FRACDS (Paed)), respectively. In the United States and Canada, most states (excluding Texas) and provinces require a specialty permit or license in order to limit professional practice to Pediatric Dentistry or to represent oneself as a pediatric dentist.

Pediatric Dentistry places special importance in preventing tooth decay. Studies show that poor oral health care in children can lead to impaired school performance and poor social relationships. Therefore, Pediatric Dentists give advice on how to make teeth strong the importance of developing healthy eating habits and other ways to prevent disease from occurring.

Additionally, Pediatric Dentists work toward the maintenance of primary teeth (baby teeth) until they are naturally lost. This is due to the importance they serve in permitting children to chew properly and therefore maintain good nutrition, their role in speech development, and the maintenance of space for the eventual eruption of the permanent teeth.

The role of the Pediatric Dentist changes as children enter adolescence. Recognizing the growing importance of appearance and self-image in their patients, Pediatric Dentists work to ensure that adolescents’ dental needs are met. Preventative dental health care is emphasized and when necessary information is provided to adolescents about subjects such as wisdom teeth tobacco use, sealants and oral piercing.

Pediatric Dentists promote the dental health of children as well as serve as educational resources for parents. It is recommended by the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD) and the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) that a dental visit should occur within six months after the presence of the first tooth or by a child’s first birthday. It is important to establish a Dental Home for a child. This is because early oral examination aids in the detection of the early stages of tooth decay. Early detection is essential to maintain oral health, modify aberrant habits, and treat as needed and as simply as possible. Additionally, parents are given a program of preventative home care (brushing/flossing/fluorides), a caries risk assessment, information on finger, thumb, and pacifier habits, advice on preventing injuries to the mouth and teeth of children, diet counseling, and information on growth and development.


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Ted Rothstein DDS PhD  
Specialist in Cosmetic Orthodontics
and Dentofacial Orthopedics
Adults and Children Specialist in Orthodontic Jaw Wiring

American Association of Orthodontists
Life-active Member
35 Remsen St., Bklyn, NY 11201
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