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Pediatric Dentistry


Jacksonville Pediatric Dentist,  Azari & Zahedi Dentistry - Pediatric Specialist

American Academy Of Pediatric Dentistry 

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.


First Visit

Healthy Smile Project
Perinatal and Infant Oral Health
How to Prevent Cavities
Good Diet
Sealing Out Tooth Decay
Xylitol - Reducing Cavities

Pediatric Dental Care
Eruption of your Child's Teeth
When Should Children Have Their 1st Dental Visit
How Often Should Children Have Dental Checkups
Care For your Child's Teeth
Pacifiers and Thumb Sucking
Dental Radiographs (X-Ray)
Baby Bottle Tooth Decay
Does Your Child Grind His or Her Teeth at Night
Mouth Guards
Pediatric Dental Appliances
Sippy Cups
Tobacco Use
Tongue Piercing

Early Orthodontics 

Pediatric Sedation
Sedation Dentistry for Children 

Dental Emergencies 



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