Pediatric and Preventive Dentistry is an age-defined specialty that provides primary and comprehensive, Preventive, and Therapeutic oral health care for infants and children through adolescence, including those with special health care needs.
The implicit in the philosophy of children’s dentistry is a commitment to consider the child’s feelings, to gain the child’s confidence and co-operation to perform the treatment in a kind and sympathetic manner, to be concerned with not only providing the treatment currently required but also promoting child’s future dental health by stimulating the attitude and behavior regarding dental care.
The department balances teaching, patient care, and professional service activities. Our teaching mission is broad in scope. The departmental faculty is sincerely and enthusiastically involved in didactic, preclinical, clinical, continuing education, and teaching activities.
The department has a play area with colorful pictures and toys providing a patient friendly environment.