Just as a pediatrician is your child’s primary medical provider, a pediatric dentist is uniquely qualified to be the oral health care provider for your infant, child and teen. A pediatric dentist must complete two years of additional training after completing four years of dental school to be considered a specialist in this field. This extensive training provides the pediatric dentist with the knowledge and skills to treat children’s teeth while understanding the unique issues of a growing and developing child. Additionally pediatric dentists have the ability to provide a positive and pleasant experience for children. They are also trained and qualified to treat special needs patients.