Pediatric dentists are specialists in treating the dental health of children. They are also referred to as the pediatricians of dentistry. A pediatric dentist, or children’s dentist, has two years of specialty training beyond that of a general dentist and limits the practice to treating only children. Pediatric dentists focus on the oral health and unique needs of infants and children through adolescence. They specialize in the growth and development of children, both physically and psychologically, to handle each child’s dental needs.