|Profile - Pedodontics|
"Every child has a fundamental right to his total oral health. The society has an obligation to fulfill this faith.”
Pediatric dentistry is an age-defined specialty that provides both primary and comprehensive preventive and therapeutic oral health care for infants and children through adolescence, including those with special health care needs.
Pediatric dentistry encompasses a variety of disciplines, techniques, procedures, and skills that share a common basis with other specialties, but are modified and adapted to the unique requirements of infants, children, adolescents, and those with special health care needs.
By being an age-specific specialty, pediatric dentistry encompasses disciplines such as behavior guidance, care of the medically and developmentally compromised and disabled patient, supervision of orofacial growth and development, caries prevention, sedation, Dental treatment of child under General Anesthesia and hospital dentistry, as well as other traditional fields of dentistry. These skills are applied to the needs of children through¬out their ever-changing stages of development and to treating conditions and diseases unique to growing individuals.
To inform and advance research and policy development that will promote optimal children’s oral health and care.
“Creating dental health professionals embodied with the light of knowledge and spirit of compassion."