A pediatric dentist is a specialist dedicated to the oral health of infants, children, adolescents and patients with special health care needs. Pediatric dentists complete three years of additional specialized training beyond the required six years of dental school, which includes study in child psychology, growth and development. They are also trained and qualified to care for patients with medical, physical or mental disabilities. Their specialization allows them to provide treatment for a wide variety of children’s dental problems such as tooth decay and cavities, malocclusion, crooked teeth and emergency care. Dr. Kupietzky’s practice is specifically designed for treating children from infancy through adolescence, as well as the medically and the physically compromised.