A pediatric dentist specializes in the treatment of children from infancy through early adulthood, including those with special needs.
Pediatric dentists have an extra two-three years of training at dental schools in addition to four years of dental school and four years of college study. They learn how to deal with the behavioral aspects of children, how to make them feel comfortable, and how to make the experience pleasant. They are also trained and qualified to treat special needs patients.
Their teeth, brains, physiology, and temperament are very different from adults and pediatric dentists are trained to manage all of those differences.
Pediatric dentists efficiently use sedation and other behavior management techniques to make the kid comfortable and ensure that his/her dental visit is a pleasant one.
Our office provides specialized dentistry for children and adolescents in a warm, caring and child-friendly environment.
Dr. Roshan is a Pediatric Dentist, specialized in providing comprehensive care to infants, children, adolescents, and patients with special needs.
Graduated from Rutgers (New Jersey State) University, Dr. Roshan completed the advanced training program at Rutgers University and earned her Masters Degree in Dentistry.
Her passion in making a difference in children’s lives led her to focus on promoting their oral health. After completing her Pediatric Dental Residency, she soon became board certified with the Royal College of Dentists of Canada and board candidate with the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry. She received Richard C.Pugh award in honor of her excellent achievement in the 2016 Qualifying Examination of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry. She is CPR and Pediatric Advanced Life Support certified. She is an active member of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, the American Dental Association, Texas Dental Association,and the Greater Houston Dental Society.
Dr. Roshan enjoys teaching and was an attending faculty member at the dental school for over three years. She has had many presentations in national and international professional meetings. Dr. Roshan is fully dedicated to her patients and to providing the best possible care to every child and to making dental visits a fun and relaxing experience. In her free time, she enjoys playing violin, listening to music, swimming, reading and spending time with her family and friends.
Some parents may feel that caring for baby (primary) teeth isn't as crucial as caring for adult (permanent) teeth, simply because baby teeth are designed to fall out anyway. However, baby teeth are very important. They enable children to chew food and speak properly, and they reserve the spaces in gum tissue for future adult teeth.
Decay in teeth is preventable. Good oral hygiene habits and a healthy diet, if established early, significantly decreases the risk of developing dental decay. Tips for looking after baby teeth and developing good oral hygiene habits include:
Clean your baby's mouth and gums by wiping with a soft cloth.
Take your child for their first dental visit.
Begin flossing between any teeth that touch.
Switch to adult toothpaste and continue to encourage your child to spit it out and not rinse. Start teaching your child to floss their own teeth.
Brush twice a day with a soft toothbrush and
Add a pea-sized amount of low fluoride or children's toothpaste to the brush, and encourage your child to spit out the toothpaste.
Start teaching your child to brush their own teeth.
Allow your child to brush and floss unsupervised. Continue regular dental check-ups.