The California Society of Pediatric Dentists was founded in 1975, represents the specialty of Pediatric Dentistry in California and is dedicated to education, practice and research in the specialty of pediatric dentistry. CSPD is comprised of over 700 California pediatric dentists along with a number of associate colleagues from other states. The society provides liaison with other health care organizations, government entities, and private agencies concerned with the dental health of children, adolescents, and individuals with special health care needs.

CSPD became a state component of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry in 1983 and is currently the largest state component of AAPD, comprising almost 10% of AAPD membership. CSPD maintains an active role in the AAPD with members serving over the years as AAPD presidents, committee chairpersons and members of the Board of Trustees. Our component is one of the most active and progressive in the nation.

A Little Bit About The Pediatric Dentist…

The Pediatric Dentist is the specialist who is dedicated to the oral health of children from infancy through the teen-age years. The very young, pre-teens, and teenagers all need different approaches in dealing with their behavior, guiding their dental growth and development, and helping them avoid future dental problems. The pediatric dentist is best qualified to meet these needs.

Pediatric dentists have had special training, which allows them to provide the most up-to-date and thorough treatment for a wide variety of children’s dental problems. They are trained and qualified to treat patients with special health care needs. Because of this specialized training and commitment to comprehensive oral health, many parents wisely choose a pediatric dentist to treat their children.

CSPD Annual Meeting