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Pedodontics - Dental Negligence Compensation Claim Solicitors


Pedodontics is also called pediatric dentistry and is the part of dentistry that deals with the health of children's teeth from birth. Dentists practicing pedodontics understand the special needs of children and adolescents as well as what usually causes their dental problems. Because most kids are born without dental caries, the focus is on prevention of dental disease, with a special emphasis on the child psychology of dentistry and on the management of dental disease. There are some specialised areas of pediatric restorative modalities and techniques that are covered in pedodontics.

Pedodontic Dental Negligence Solicitors

Our specialist medical negligence solicitors are all members of the Solicitors Regulation Authority panel of clinical negligence experts and deal with pedodontic dental negligence claims using the no win no fee* scheme. No legal charge is payable unless the legal case is won and the client obtains an award of compensation. In the event that the legal claim is lost there is no charge made to the client. You will not be asked to fund or finance the dental negligence claim as it proceeds. For children or those on a low income it may also be possible to obtain Legal Aid which always concentrates dental negligence insurers minds on settlement. To talk to a specialist lawyer about a dentist or a dental problem just use the helpline, complete the contact form or email us and we'll arrange a call-back at a convenient time.

Special Needs Children

Some pedodontists deal with special needs children, such as those with autism, mental deficiency and cerebral palsy, all of whom need specialist dental care. These dentists go through a great deal in order to establish trust with the children they treat so that they have confidence that they won't be hurt or injured in any other way. This is where the child psychology component of their care is put into play. Offices are specially designed for the children and the dental professionals who behave and speak in certain ways so as to help the child be more comfortable and able to have their teeth worked on safely and painlessly. Pediatric dentists often take an extra few years of post-doctoral dental training and research after they get their regular dental qualifications in order to be able to help children.

Prevention of Decay

Prevention of tooth decay is one of the primary focuses of pedodontics dentistry. These dentists know that poor oral healthcare is associated with poor performance in school and with poor social relationships. The focus, therefore, is on healthy eating habits and on ways to prevent dental disease from occurring in the first place.

Baby Teeth

Pediatric dentists must work on both 'baby teeth' and 'adult teeth'. Even though baby teeth are naturally lost, they are important in normal chewing and a good bite so that children must eat healthy and brush their baby teeth as well as their adult teeth. Space must be maintained, in order to make room for the adult teeth to come through. Sometimes, baby teeth must be removed in order to have better room for grown up teeth.


In adolescence, the focus changes a little. While preventative health care is very important, many children in adolescence already have their adult teeth and their appearance is suddenly very important to them. Information on smoking and bad teeth is provided; information on wisdom teeth is made available; information on orthodontics for those who have crooked teeth is given. Parents are provided with information on when to take their children to the pedodontists and what to look out for in between visits.


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The author of the substantive medical writing on this website is Dr. Christine Traxler MD whose biography can be read here