Why A Pediatric Dentist?

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Pediatric Dentistry

Pediatric dentists are the pediatricians of dentistry. Just as a pediatrician develops special talents, skills and knowledge for working with children, a pediatric dentist is able to more effectively care for the dental needs of young people. Modern dentistry is not scary, but a visit to the dentist can still be an intimidating thing for little ones. There are so many unique things that happen at a pediatric dental office to help make your child’s experience a great one!

Why We Have Pediatric Dentists

Children’s mouths change so quickly–babies start teething around 6 months old, and continue to lose and gain new teeth all the way through their teenage years. So many things happen developmentally during this time, and pediatric dentists are specifically taught to know what is best at each stage of this process. Dr. Bryan Savage or Dr. LaShica Beverly will complete a detailed exam of your child’s oral health, and based on his or her specific situation, will make recommendations for the best care in the future.

Pediatric Training

Pediatric dentists have a lot of training! In addition to a bachelors degree and a dental degree, pediatric dentists complete a two-year residency program that includes specialty classes and on-the-job treatment of children with various dental needs. Dr. Bryan Savage completed his pediatric dental residency through the Baylor College of Dentistry, including daily patient care at Children’s Medical Center of Dallas and Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children. Dr. LaShica Beverly completed her pediatric dental residency at Lutheran Medical Center in Bangor, Maine.

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Pediatric dentists also receive advanced credentialing to provide specialized treatment. These include the use of conscious sedation and general anesthesia. Dr. Bryan Savage is licensed to provide treatment in office with conscious oral sedation. Both Dr. Bryan, Dr. Beverly, & Dr. Jenna are credentialed at Childrens Hospital Colorado to provide care under general anesthesia.

Pediatric Board Certified

Our Pediatric Dentists are board certified. Dr. Bryan Savage and Dr. LaShica Beverly are both proud to say that they are board-certified with the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry. This rigorous certification process “provides assurance to the public that a pediatric dentist has successfully completed accredited training and a voluntary examination process designed to continually validate the knowledge, skills, and experience requisite to the delivery of quality patient care.” 

Learn more about Pediatric Dentists at the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry.

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