Why a Board-Certified Pediatric Dentist?
Pediatric dentistry is one of the nine recognized dental specialties of the American Dental Association. Pediatric dentists complete two to three years of additional specialized training (after the required four years of dental school) to prepare them for treating a wide variety of children's dental problems. They are also trained and qualified to care for patients with medical, physical or mental disabilities. Unlike a general dentist, pediatric dentist have extensive experience in sedation dentistry (treating your child when he/she is minimally sedated or completely sleeping).
At Silicon Valley Pediatric Dentistry, all of our Pediatric Dentists have gone through rigorous academic and clinical training in all aspects of pediatric dentistry. All doctors are well-versed in pediatric general anesthesia training and pediatric dental medicine.
A doctor can only call himself/herself a "Pediatric Dentist" if they graduated from an accredited Pediatric Dental Residency.
A "Children's Dentist" is not the same as a "Pediatric Dentist". "Children's Dentists" are self-proclaimed general dentists that have not completed advanced specialized training after dental school to deal with the unique needs of children. "Children's Dentists" are general dentists that limit their practice to seeing children.
Drs. Scott Ngai, Nancy Le, and Sona Gill are a Board-Certified Diplomate, which represents the highest honor bestowed by the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry. Recipients of this designation are carefully chosen. In fact, only 38% of pediatric dentists receive this recognition.
When you choose a board certified pediatric dentist, you can have confidence that your child is receiving highest-quality care.