When you take your child to a doctor, you want to be completely confident in the medical professional’s capabilities — after all, you’re putting your child’s health in another’s hands. Well, rest assured that all doctors here at Adelberg Montalvan Pediatric Dental and Orthodontics are board certified, or board eligible.
What is a Board Certified Pediatric Dentist?
In order to become board certified, a pediatric dentist must not only complete an accredited graduate program in pediatric dentistry but complete the certification process through the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry as well.
This certification process involves a written Qualifying Exam and an Oral Clinical Exam — and it doesn’t stop there! Even when a doctor is awarded board certification, they must renew annually to maintain their status. There is also a certain amount of continuing education classes they need to take year over year to ensure that they are a master in their field.
Why Should You Choose a Board Certified Pediatric Dentist?
Based on the above, why wouldn’t you want a board certified dentist working with your little one?
If someone is board certified, they are in the top percentage of dentists in the US, with extensive training and experience in pediatric dentistry and the latest technology. If someone is board eligible, this means they’ve completed the first part of the certification process and are well on their way to completing the second. For example, take Dr. Alyssa Levy; she is currently preparing to take her Oral Clinical Exam in Texas and we wish her the best of luck!
If you have any questions about how to improve your child’s oral health, please give our offices a call. We specialize in caring for children’s teeth in a comfortable and caring environment. Visit our website to schedule an appointment at one of our four locations.