Picking a Pediatric Dentist

Part of being a good parent means making the best decisions for your children, especially when they’re too young to make decisions for themselves. You choose what to feed them, how to dress them, and who helps you keep them healthy.

When it comes to their teeth, choosing a specially trained pediatric dentist is one of the best decisions that you can make. After general dental school, pediatric dentists go through 2-3 years of additional training to learn how care for your child’s developing teeth – all the way from infancy through their teenage years.

Now that you’ve made the decision to seek out a pediatric dentist – how do you choose the best one? Start with those that are board certified!

What does it mean to be Board Certified?

Board certified pediatric dentist have the desire, experience and commitment to practice pediatric dentistry at the highest level. They are dedicated to continually improving themselves and their practices through the most recent scientific studies and most innovative techniques and tools.

Being “board certified,” means that in addition to their education, a pediatric dentist has successfully completed accreditation training, as well as a voluntary examination process. These factors ensure that the pediatric dentist is able to provide the highest quality of patient care through knowledge, skills and experience. It also signifies a pediatric dentist’s commitment to lifelong learning and continuing education.

The American Board of Pediatric Dentistry (ABPD) was established in 1940, with the primary goal of achieving excellence in pediatric dentistry and high-quality dental care for infants, children and adolescents through board certification. It is the only board certification program for pediatric dentistry recognized by American Dental Association.

Is Dr. Gambill at Pediatric Dentistry of Shreveport-Bossier Board Certified?


Dr. Jason Gambill, is certified by the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry, and also serves as a Board Diplomat.

Additionally, he also serves as a member of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry and the American Dental Association. Along with his commitment to his patients, Dr. Gambill is a passionate advocate for all children, and travels to Washington D.C. each year to lobby for pediatric dentistry.

Choosing Dr. Gambill and Pediatric Dentistry of Shreveport-Bossier and Natchitoches means making the decision to give your children the best pediatric dental care available. Along with our dedicated and highly trained staff, Dr. Gambill is committed to creating happy and healthy smiles for each and every patient. Call us today to schedule your check up or first appointment!