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Pediatric Dentist vs Family Dentist

Oral health care begins during childhood. Early treatment, moreover prevention, is essential to the well-being and dental health of a child. In a holistic viewpoint, a healthy mouth means a healthy life. There have been quite a few questions about where to bring one’s child for dental care – a pediatric dentist or a family dentist and which one is better.

What is a Pediatric Dentist?

According the American Pediatric Dentists’ Society, “Pediatric dentists are the pediatricians of dentistry. A pediatric dentist has two to three years specialty training following dental school and limits his/her practice to treating children only. Pediatric dentists are primary and specialty oral care providers for infants and children through adolescence, including those with special health needs.”

Pediatric Dentistry, according to the American Dental Association, “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. (Adopted 1995)”

What is a Family Dentist?

A family dentist is a dentist that caters to your family’s dental needs. Some may have misconceptions about a general dentist as being an “ordinary one” but the truth is general dentists have the options to specialize and undergo further training.  Pediatric Dentist vs Family Dentist

Dr. Reese is a family dentist who serves children and adults. How is this different from a pediatric dentist?

Dr. Reese wanted to be able to do oral surgery, pediatric dentistry, cosmetics, and orthodontics without having to choose them as a specialty. With over 25 years of experience and a lot of professional involvement in the dental industry, he is an excellent choice for a dentist for your whole family.

Reasons to Choose Dr. Reese

According to Prashant Gagneja, D.D.S., associate professor of pediatric dentistry at OHSU School of Dentistry, there are some things pediatric dentists do better than family dentists.

Here some points he has raised:

  1. Pediatric dentists have the right personality for treating children.
  2. Pediatric dentistry places great emphasis on prevention.
  3. Pediatric dentistry also takes a whole-household approach to cavity prevention.

Dr. Reese meets all the points raised and more.

  1. Dr. Reese knows all about dental phobia, moreso when it comes to children. He has treated children for the duration of his practice and has developed the right personality, patience and charisma to make sure children have comfortable visits at his clinic.
  2. Dr. Reese is an Indianapolis dentist practicing integrative dentistry or holistic dentistry. He uses a minimally invasive approach to dentistry that considers the whole body’s health. Preventive dental care is on top of his priorities too.
  3. One advantage of choosing a family dentist to treat your children’s teeth is that he has better knowledge about your family’s history. He has more insight to your dietary choices and can better clue in what points in your lifestyle may need to be changed for the good of all your family member’s oral and dental health.
  4. His clinic, the Indianapolis Center of Implant and Cosmetic Dentistry, doesn’t look and feel like a clinic at all. It is more like a trip to the spa. This will ensure your child feels calm and comfortable when going to the dentist.
  5. Dr. Reese is also an emergency dentist. This means that you are assured of emergency care – whether you have a knocked-out tooth or a lacerated lip or tongue.
  6. Dr. Reese wants to provide excellent dental care that is affordable, reliable and lasting. This is also the relationship he wants to establish with his patients. He offers a 5-year warranty assurance program that enables you to have the best quality dental care you can ever have.

    Beyond what any typical dentist office or insurance program would provide, we will warranty our dental care (crownsonlaysbridges, and even sealants on kids) for a 5-year period from the date of service. Because your mouth is a naturally “high stress” environment, it requires your involvement and commitment to our recare program.This warranty necessitates you schedule and adhere to the 6-month cleaning and check-up to provide the maintenance needed to keep your dental work strong and healthy. It is that simple! We offer this because we want you to understand that there is a difference in dental care providers.

Choose Dr. Reese as Your Family and Pediatric Dentist

If you live or have recently moved to IndianapolisGreenwoodShelbyvilleMartinsville, or Southport, consider Dr. Reese as your family dentist. We serve children and adults with general family dentistry, orthodontics, oral surgery, dentures, and dental implants. We also do TMJ treatment, IV sedation, and home sleep studies. We are located just north of Greenwood, Indiana in Southport, just five minutes south of I-465 on US 31 between I-65 and Highway 37. View all of our services or contact us today by calling 317-882-0228.

How to Choose a New Family Dentist

Whether you've recently moved to a new area or are unhappy with your current family dentist, there are many reasons why you might be looking for a new family dentist. Routine dental care is important for each member of your family. Good oral health has a big impact on overall health that’s why a qualified dentist should attend to dental needs. A family dentist generally has the expertise and knowledge to provide care to people with different needs across all age groups. Here are some things to look for when choosing a new family dentist:

Training

One of the most important qualifications that you need to look for in a family dentist is his level of training and education. While dentists are required to attend dental school and pass a licensure exam, there are several training programs and continuing learning education classes for specific dental techniques. These also help a family dentist stay up to date on latest advancements and practices in the dental industry. Ask if he is a member of any professional dental organizations like the American Dental Association. How to Choose a New Family Dentist

Why Choose Dr. Reese? Dr. Ted Reese is an active member of the following professional dental organizations continuing his education by training on more specialties: Academy of General Dentistry since 1985, American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, American Dental Society of Anesthesiology, Christian Medical Dental Association, American Academy of Implant Dentistry, American Dental Association, Indianapolis District Dental Society, Midwest Implant Institute and American Association of Functional Orthodontics.

Experience

Ask you family dentist how long he has been practicing and what kind of procedure he has most often performed in his clinic.

Why Choose Dr. Reese? Dr. Reese has over 25 years of experience giving professional dental care from dental implants, crown fillings, tooth extractions, braces to oral surgeries using various sedation techniques. He is also an emergency dentist, offering emergency procedures in his own clinic.

Services Offered

Choose a family dentist that can cater to your family’s dental needs. For example, if you have children ask a potential family dentist on your list if he has attended to children’s dental needs before and what are additional methods he employs to keep children calm during dental procedures. Teenagers would usually need help correcting bites or adjusting teeth with the help of braces while adults might need help with dentures or wisdom tooth extractions.

Why Choose Dr. Reese? Dr. Reese holds clinic at the Indianapolis Center for Implant and Cosmetic Dentistry that offers a full-range of dental services like hygiene treatments, cosmetic surgery, orthodontics, dental implants, dentures, bridges, and oral surgery with options for IV or pill sedation. Dr. Ted Reese conveniently does all of this in one dental office, saving you time, pain, and inconvenience.

Clinic Atmosphere

A family dentist’s dental office can provide you a clue whether you will be at home and comfortable with your new dental home. Get to know the staff and learn more about the equipment they have in their clinic. It is important that your whole family feels comfortable in the clinic. If you have young children, look for a staff that works well with children and is willing to explain dental health in simple terms.

Why Choose Dr. Reese? Indianapolis Dentistry has taken painstaking measures to insure both comfort and relaxation to their patients. Practicing holistic treatments and procedures to help calm a patient’s fears, their clinic is more like a dental spa. Dr. Reese and his staff are committed to provide the most comfortable, pain-free, and quality care they believe is possible to all of their patients.

Dr. Reese Can Be Your Family Dentist

If you've recently moved to Indianapolis, Greenwood, Shelbyville, Martinsville, or Southport, we'd love to be your new family dentist. We serve children and adults with general family dentistry, orthodontics, oral surgery, dentures, and dental implants. We also do TMJ treatment, IV sedation, and home sleep studies. We are located just north of Greenwood, Indiana in Southport, just five minutes south of I-465 on US 31 between I-65 and Highway 37. View all of our services or contact us today by calling 317-882-0228.