East Atlanta's Most Trusted Pediatric Dentist
Why a Pediatric Dentist?
Why should you take your child to a Pediatric Dentist vs a General/Family Dentist?
Melissa Brown, DDS
Diplomate, American Board of Pediatric Dentistry
Board Certified Pediatric Dentist
A child’s oral health is an important part of their overall health. Dr. Brown has been specially trained to work specifically with children over several years. She and her team only work with kids – every day. As a children and teens-only dental office, we are current on the latest dental advances for children. Just as a pediatrician develops special talents, skills, and knowledge for working with children’s overall health, a pediatric dentist does the same to more effectively manage a child’s dental health.
A pediatric dentist is a doctor of dentistry who has additional specialized training following dental school and limits his or her practice exclusively to treating children and teens, including those with special needs.
A visit to the dentist can be intimidating for little ones. The Pediatric Dental experience is designed to alleviate their fears – from the office design and amenities to the Dentist’s specialized training. Pediatric dentists attend a two-year pediatric dental residency program in addition to their four-year doctoral and undergraduate degrees.
To learn more about Pediatric Dentistry, please visit HealthyChildren.org.
What is a Board Certified Pediatric Dentist?
When a Pediatric Dentist is Board Certified, it means that the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry (or ABPD) certifies that the dental care being provided is based on standards of excellence that lead to high-quality oral health care for infants, children, adolescents, and patients with special health care needs. Certification by the ABPD assures the public that a Pediatric Dentist like Dr. Brown has completed accredited training and a voluntary examination process designed to continually validate the knowledge, skills, and experience necessary for delivering the highest quality patient care.