Why Choose A Pediatric Dentist?
Not all dentists who treat children are actual pediatric dentists and not all pediatric dentists are board certified pediatric dentists. Dr. Amber Nierode is both a pediatric dentist and board certified. Dr. Amber Nierode and staff enjoy and are passionate about treating children – we truly love what we do! We are specially trained to treat children and at Santa Rosa Pediatric Dentistry, we teach your children the proper way to take care of their teeth while also learning that dental visits can be fun and worry free.
Dr. Amber Nierode is a board certified pediatric dentist and is a member and diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry. After completing 4 years of dental school, pediatric dentists are required to complete at least 2 years of additional training to earn their certificate in pediatric dentistry. After earning her pediatric dentistry certificate, Dr. Amber Nierode made the choice to complete the process of becoming board certified, which is a minimum of 1 year of additional studying. Becoming board certified is a voluntary, yet rigorous process of studying and examinations. It shows commitment to education and excellence in the field.
The additional training that pediatric dentists have allows them to provide visits that are more positive and child-focused. Pediatric dentists are also trained to provide additional and more advanced treatment options that a general dentist would not have learned about in dental school. We are trained to treat a child as a whole and not to only focus on teeth. We monitor proper growth, development, and airway tissues. We work with your child to achieve goals, even if all those goals will take time to accomplish.