Pediatric Dentistry is a challenging branch of dentistry involving comprehensive treatment of all oral diseases till the age of fourteen years. Unlike in adults, here the challenge lies in developing a good rapport with the child patient before the treatment actually begins. As the adage goes, “getting into good books of children is half the treatment done”. Pedodontics is unique in a way that practice of this speciality gives exposure to all other branches of dentistry too. Patience and perseverance are needed in those who treat the child patient.
Today’s children are tomorrow’s citizens. They constitute 40% of the total population and it is our duty to see to their optimal oral and general health. In a developing country like ours with limited resources, “ Health for all by 2020” can only be achieved by prevention.