Choosing a Board-Certified Pediatric Dentist – Flower Mound, TX
The Expertise Your Child Deserves
KidSmiles Dental and Orthodontics is very proud to be led by Dr. Neil Dean, a board-certified pediatric dentist with decades of experience. While this certainly sounds great, what does it actually mean? Why should a parent bring their child to see him as opposed to a general dentist that treats children? You’ll find the answers to these questions and more on the page below!
What Does Board-Certification Mean?
In order to become a board-certified pediatric dentist, Dr. Dean had to do a lot after graduating from dental school. He had to complete a multi-year residency to obtain his specialty certificate in pediatric dentistry, and then he needed to take several hours of continuing education and pass a rigorous test administered by the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry. This not only gives him the knowledge to provide high-quality childhood dentistry, but it also demonstrates his dedication to taking care of younger patients.
How Does Board-Certification Help Your Child?
A child’s mouth is very, very different compared to a teenager or adult, and as such, there are different skills needed when it comes to providing dental care. As a board-certified pediatric dentist, Dr. Dean has a lot more experience taking care of growing, rapidly changing smiles compared to a general dentist. He also has training on how to handle nervous children and knows how to calm various age groups that might not easily understand what is going on during an appointment. This expertise leads to a better experience for the child as well as more personalized dental care, resulting in a healthier smile for them and peace of mind for parents.