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Dr. Rodd Morgan (Paediatric Dentist)

Dr. Rodd Morgan a Specialist Paediatric Dentist whose wide experience working nationally and internationally allows him to treat simple to complex dental problems in children of all ages.

Dr Morgan offers treatment options In the clinic with or without happy Gas, or in the operating theatre.

Dr Morgan has undertaken residency at the Women’s and Children’s Hospital, Adelaide and then completed two advanced clinical fellowship posts, one in Canada at the Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, and the other at Westmead Children’s Hospital, Sydney. These posts included management of children with complex dental and health needs including heart conditions, clefts, immunological conditions and many others.

He is also trained in naso alvoelar Moulding for infants, as early Intervention in the extensive cleft Repair process. He has treated many Children and young adults with Disabilities over his career.

Paediatric dentistry is a specialised discipline, recognized by the Australian Dental Association, which focuses on all aspects of oral care provided by a specialist paediatric dentist to infants, children and adolescents and those with special needs.

As quoted by American Academy of Paediatric Dentistry:

  • The Paediatric Dentist is a specialist who is dedicated to the oral health of children from infancy through to teenage years. The very young, pre-teen and teenagers all need different approaches in dealing with their behaviour, guiding their dental growth and development, and helping them avoid future dental problems. The Paediatric Dentist is the best qualified to meet these needs."
  • The Paediatric dentists have acquired additional 2-3 years of specialty training, following their general dental education, and limit the practice of dentistry to treating only children. They learn how to deal with the behavioural aspects of children, how to make them feel comfortable, and to make the experience pleasant. Also, they are trained and qualified to treat children with special needs.

Paediatric Dentist or Pediatric Dentist

Paediatric and Pediatric both medical terms are correct as Pediatrics is the US spelling while Paediatrics is the British (UK) spelling.

Usually the people who speak US English use Pediatrician, Pediatric Dentist and Pediatric Dentistry while for UK Paediatrician, Paediatric Dentist and Paediatric dentistry is used.

As Paediatric Dentists we care for children from infancy through to adolescence offering the following:

  • Management of children with severe decay affecting multiple teeth or those requiring extensive treatment
  • Provision of dental treatment under ‘happy gas’ (in office) or general anaesthesia at Sunshine Coast Private Hospital
  • Management of dental conditions such as over-retained teeth, supernumerary or extra teeth and enamel defects
  • Management of children with behavioural or anxiety
  • Management of children with medical conditions
  • Prevention of dental and oral injuries by providing custom fit mouthguards
  • Emergency and follow-up management of dental and oral injuries affecting both primary and permanent teeth
  • Routine and preventive dental check-ups for prevention of dental decay