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Paediatric dentistry is a branch of dentistry that deals with the oral health of children from birth to adolescence. It is also sometimes referred to as pedodontics or simply paediatrics. A paediatric dentist has special training in how to care for the oral health of infants, children and adolescents.

Paediatric Dentistry is essential because watching over baby teeth is vital for the proper development of adult teeth. Baby teeth also help children to speak and eat properly. Paediatric specialists can tell you how to care for your child’s teeth and gums and how to avoid cavities. They can also offer advice on diet and nutrition.

About Smiles offers paediatric dentistry in Sydney through a team of experts, which includes Dr Caroline Chung. With state-of-the-art equipment, talented experts in various dental fields and a passion for offering quality service, we can provide you and your child with a complete, easy-to-understand treatment plan at an affordable price. 

Protect your child’s smile with one of the best in Sydney paediatric dentistry

We often get asked: What is the difference between a general dentist and a paediatric specialist? The difference is that a Paediatric Specialist dentist has two to three years of specialist training after dental university. This training solely focuses on treating infants and children through adolescence, including those with special health needs. 

And in many cases, some children’s diagnosis of particular problems, extensive oral rehabilitation, dental management and subsequent treatment may involve an approach that is not possible within the routine confines of a general dentist. 

If your child is unwilling to cooperate, has extensive carries or is particularly timid, our teams of specialists paediatric dentists in Sydney can make your child feel more at ease and provide a positive treatment experience. 

Dr Caroline Chung is one such dentist that has the necessary training and experience to address the dental needs of your child. Dr Caroline Chung is a Paediatric Specialist whose experience covers all aspects of Sydney paediatric dentistry. You can read more about her on our team page.

Book an appointment with Dr Caroline Chung, a paediatric dental specialist

Dr Caroline Chung consults at our Chatswood location, and treatments can be performed in rooms or at a hospital under general anaesthetic. Advance booking is required.

Book today on (02) 9415 3555 for Chatswood or enquire online.


What is the difference between a dentist and a paediatric dentist?

A paediatric dentist is a specialist who has undergone training to provide dental care specifically for children. A dentist can provide general dental care for patients of all ages but may not have the specific skills and knowledge to treat young children effectively.

When choosing a dentist for your child, it is important to consider their qualifications and experience in treating young patients. About Smiles offers children’s dentistry with some of the most talented Sydney paediatric dentists working today.

What is another name for a paediatric dentist?

A paediatric dentist can also be called a pedodontist, paediatric specialist or simply a children’s dentist.

What are the most common dental procedures in paediatrics?

The most common dental procedures in paediatrics include fillings, extractions, crowns and braces.

About Smiles has the paediatric dental specialists needed to perform these procedures and more. From emergency care and general dentistry to cosmetic treatments and other advanced procedures, we have all the equipment and expertise needed to give your child the best dental care possible.

Is paediatric dentistry necessary?

Yes, paediatric dentistry is important for several reasons. The main reason is that early detection of dental problems is important. Dental problems can lead to pain and infections that can affect the overall health of the child in the long term. Regular visits to a paediatric dental specialist can also help establish good oral health habits in childhood which will last a lifetime.

What are the most common dental problems in children?

Tooth decay is the most common dental problem in children. It occurs when acids from plaque (a sticky film of bacteria that forms on the teeth) attack the tooth enamel, causing it to break down. If tooth decay is not treated, it can lead to pain, infection and even tooth loss.

Other common dental problems in children include gum disease, which is an infection of the gums that can lead to tooth loss, and mouth injuries, such as chipped or broken teeth.

How do I choose a dentist for my child?

There are a few things to consider when choosing a dentist for your child. One is whether the dentist has experience treating children. Another is whether the dentist offers services that meet your child’s needs. You may also want to consider the location of the dentist’s office and whether the office hours are convenient for you.

Does the About Smiles clinic have paediatric dentists?

If you’re looking for skilled and talented paediatric specialist dentists in Sydney, About Smiles offers the services of people like Dr Caroline Chung, who is trained in treating infants and children through adolescence, including those with special health needs.

At what age should children visit a paediatric specialist dentist?

It is important to visit a paediatric dentist when your child’s first tooth erupts or by their first birthday so that any potential problems can be caught and treated early.

How should I book About Smiles for my kid?

If you’re looking for the best Sydney paediatric dentists, About Smiles has the specialists and equipment to address your child’s dental needs. Feel free to book your little one’s first visit here or simply contact us, and we’ll reserve you a spot at the soonest possible time.

Does About Smiles offer regular check-ups for kids?

Yes, we offer regular check-ups for kids. We recommend that children have a check-up at least every six months or more often if they have any concerns about their teeth or gums. Paediatric specialists like Dr Caroline Chung are experienced in working with children and can help put them at ease during their appointment.


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Where to find us

With 5 convenient locations, you'll be sure to find an About Smiles Dental Centre near you!


Phone: 02 9415 3555
Address: 2/63A Archer Street, Chatswood NSW 2067


Phone: 02 8488 9994
Address: 229/152 Bunnerong Road, Eastgardens NSW 2036


Phone: 02 9313 6388
Address: 4/6 Defries Avenue, Zetland NSW 2017

Crows Nest

Phone: (02) 8622 3900
Address: Suite 103, Level 1, 22 Clarke Street Crows Nest NSW, 2065

Circular Quay Dental Cosmetics

Phone: (02) 8319 2323
Address: Ground Floor, Shop LCC125
17 Young St Circular Quay 2000