Our Pediatric Dentists take extra special care of your kids.
Metro Dentalcare offers specialized pediatric dental care for children at our practices located in Anoka, Burnsville, Stillwater and White Bear Lake.
Why should I consider bringing my child to a pediatric dentist?
Many children are treated by a general dentist, who already has a well-established relationship with the entire family. However, while not necessarily providing better care than a general dentist, pediatric dentists offer specialized focus that general dentists may not be prepared or inclined to offer. While a child can be taken to a general dentist, just like a child can be taken to a general practitioner for medical care, a child may benefit from the specialized services of a pediatric dentist, much as some children benefit from seeing pediatricians.
What makes pediatric dentists better prepared to treat children?
A pediatric dentist completes the same four-year training program as any dentist. The complete an additional three to four years of additional training emphasized on child psychology, growth and development. Pediatric dentists know how to examine and treat children — not always the most patient or cooperative of patients — in ways that make them comfortable and safe. Our pediatric dentists work with pediatricians, physicians and other dental specialists to ensure that your child is best served through a comprehensive team approach. If you're having trouble deciding on the type of dentist for your child, ask your child's pediatrician or your general dentist for recommendations.