Monday, September 25, 2006

Female Pediatric Dentists

The most recent volume of the Journal of "Pediatric Dentistry" Vol. 28, No. 5, September/October 2006 had a study of pediatric dentistry program applicants and pediatric dentistry residents. It found that the quality of applicants is increasing and that the proportion of female pediatric dental residents is rising as well. In fact, of pediatric dentistry applicants (those that have graduated dental school and are applying to a residency), almost 60% are female!

9 comments:

Lauren said...

Is residency required to complete dental school?

Dr. Dean Brandon said...

See my other posts on dental school for more info. but, basically, in the US, 4 years of dental school to become a dentist. If you wish to specialize, then at least two more years of "residency" or post graduate training. However, a residency is not required to begin practice after dental school.

Jacob said...

Hi just yesterday I had a fall,and i tore my upper frenulum,will it grow back? I;m very worried D:

eric said...

Hello, my little girl is 6 1/2 her front two teeth came out early in december, its february now and she has yet to receive her permanent yet, should I be concerned.

Dr. Dean Brandon said...

A new tooth can often be seen immediately after the baby tooth falls out, but also it can be up to 6 months after you loose a baby tooth before you see the new one. Not uncommon. Still, if you are not sure get your dentist to take a look.

Anonymous said...

My daughter's dentist says she needs fillings between her teeth due to drinking juice but she's only 4 YRS old. Do you think she requires fillings?

Dr. Dean Brandon said...

I'd listen to your dentist.

Anonymous said...

hello,my daughter is 2 years old has cavities n her front teeth the dentist recomemded crowns.bit i noticed on my other children that went into the same problem their gums got black where the crowns are place.is this black coloring is going away? is it going to create infection? is anesthesia bad at this age? am scared to put her into this.plis,tanks!

Dr. Dean Brandon said...

Probably they have Nu-Smile crowns that have a little metal rim that sometimes show through--or they have old or new decay at the margin of white crowns or fillings. I don't know.

Read more here about crowns here
White Crowns for baby Teeth

Also there is a lot here on the blog about treating young children.