Capital Dental Paedodontics
Capital Dental proudly welcomes Dr Mohammad Alansary as a paediatric dentist in Wellington. Children's oral health care is important to us because we strongly feel that paediatric dental care is essential for giving children the proper foundation for a healthy life, from childhood through adolescence and beyond.
What is the difference between a paediatric dentist and a family dentist?
Paediatric dentists are the paediatricians of dentistry. A paediatric dentist has two to three years specialty training following dental school and limits his/her practice to treating children only. Paediatric dentists are primary and specialty oral care providers for infants and children through adolescence, including those with special health needs.
When should I take my child to the dentist for the first check-up?
In order to prevent dental problems, your child should see a pediatric dentist when the first tooth appears, or no later than his/her first birthday.
Are baby teeth really that important to my child?
Primary, or "baby," teeth are important for many reasons. Not only do they help children speak clearly and chew naturally, they also aid in forming a path that permanent teeth can follow when they are ready to erupt.
How often does my child need to see the pediatric dentist?
A check-up every six months is recommended in order prevent cavities and other dental problems. However, your pediatric dentist can tell you when and how often your child should visit based on their personal oral health.
How can parents help prevent tooth decay?
Parents should take their children to the dentist regularly, beginning with the eruption of the first tooth. Then, the dentist can recommend a specific program of brushing, flossing, and other treatments for parents to supervise and teach to their children. These home treatments, when added to regular dental visits and a balanced diet, will help give your child a lifetime of healthy habits.
Children and adolescents in New Zealand
Children in New Zealand who meet the eligibility criteria for publicly funded health and disability services are entitled to free basic oral health services from birth to 17 years of age (until their 18th birthday).
How to enrol
It’s easy to enrol – just call 0800 TALK TEETH (0800 825 583).
We’ll guide you through it and send you the right forms for you to fill in.
Standard treatments are free and include:
Referral for extra treatments
If your child needs extra treatments, you'll be referred to another oral health service provider.
Don’t wait for teeth problems; take your child for regular check-ups.
Your dental therapist or dentist will let you know how often you need to take your child.
Dental check-ups for young children mean problems are recognised and treated early.
The team at Capital Dental Paedodontics
He joined Leeds University (UK) in 2003 for his Paediatric Dentistry training and graduated with Masters in Dental Sciences/...