A Pediatric dentists require an extra two to three years of specialized dental training that prepare them in meeting the unique dental needs of infant children and adolescent dental care. This also includes those with special health care needs.
As pediatric dentist, Dr. Shannon places special importance in preventing tooth decay. Studies show that poor oral health care in children lead to decrease school performance and poor social relationships. Therefore Dr. Shannon will emphasize education at each visit, giving advice on how to make teeth strong, the importance of developing healthy eating habits and other ways to prevent cavities from occurring.