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Board Certified Pediatric Dentist

Pediatric dentists are the pediatricians of dentistry. A pediatric dentist has completed both dental school and a graduate program accredited by CODA (Commission on Dental Accreditation) in the specialty of pediatric dentistry. Pediatric dentists are primary and specialty oral care providers for infants and children through adolescence, including those with special health needs.

A board certified pediatric dentist is a pediatric dentist who has applied and passed a examination conducted by the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry. This written and oral examination process validates their knowledge, skills and experience for delivering quality patient outcomes. Involvement in the certification process is a demonstration of the pediatric dentist’s pursuit of continued proficiency and excellence.

The certification process involves a written Qualifying Examination and an Oral Clinical Examination covering all areas of information on which a pediatric dentist should be knowledgeable. Certification is awarded for a time-limited period and they must renew annually to maintain their board certified status.

Through this accomplishment, a pediatric dentist has earned the title of Diplomate of the American Board Pediatric Dentistry.

If you have any questions, or would like to schedule an appointment at our Pleasanton pediatric dentistry office, please contact our office today.