1. What is Pediatric Dentistry?
Pediatric dentistry is an age-defined specialty that provides
both preventive and therapeutic oral health care for infants and
children, through adolescence, including the medically and physically
compromised. To become a licensed Pediatric Dentist Dr. Korie
completed an additional two years of specialty training after
2. When should my child visit the dentist?
The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommends that a
child’s first visit to the dentist should occur by 12 months
of age. This visit will establish a dental home for your child.
At this time, Dr. Korie will examine your child and talk to you
about diet, fluoride, tooth eruption, pacifier habits and proper
3. They are just baby teeth. Why should we fix them?
Baby teeth are very important. They encourage normal growth and
development and maintain the space in your child’s mouth
until their adult teeth come in. If the baby tooth has a large
cavity and becomes infected, it may cause permanent damage to
the growing adult tooth.
4. What are Sealants?
Sealants are a tooth-colored material that is placed in the pits
and grooves of the back teeth where most cavities are found. Sealants
are meant to be a protective measure to help prevent cavities
5. What should I do if my child is in an accident and
there is damage to the mouth area?
Please call the office as soon as possible. We will see your child
immediately. When dealing with a dental accident, time is very
important. Please note, we are available after hours for dental