What is a pediatric dentist and how do they differ from "regular dentists”? A pediatric dentist is a specialist who is dedicated to the oral health of children from infancy through the teenage years. Pediatric Dentistry is much different from general or family dentistry in that Dr. Banas has specifically gone to school and trained to offer dental services to children through their teenage years. Children’s teeth are very different than adults from the moment your teeth begin to grow and through your teenage growth years.
During this "growth" phase of a child, special approaches are needed in dealing with their behavior and guiding their dental growth and development in order to avoid future dental problems. The pediatric dentist is best qualified to meet those needs. Children are our only patients, and all our training is devoted to meeting their specialized needs.