From the time that kids develop their set of baby teeth, they should be seeing the dentist to ensure proper oral health. But because children often have different levels of anxiety related to the dentist, as well as different individual needs, it takes a special area of dentistry to be able to handle them. As such, pediatric dentistry, as the field that works directly with these young children, must not only involve caring for a patient’s teeth, but also for the patient themselves. This is where dental assistants truly shine. Learn about why the role of the dental assistant in pediatric dentistry is vital.