Paedodontics is the branch of dentistry dealing with dental treatment of a special group of patients - from babies, toddlers, children to young adults (those under 18 years of age).
Paedodontists (Pediatric dentists) are sometimes known as children's dentists or "kiddie" dentists. They place a significant importance on the maintenance of the primary teeth and in preventing tooth decay. They also monitor growth and development of the dentition and jaws.
They are also trained in the care of special needs patients including those with significant medical, physical or mental disabilities.