Question: My son is 18 months of age, and I been told he should see a dentist for a regular dental checkup. However not sure if he can go to our family dentist or does he have to see a pediatric dentist.  

Answer: This is a common question for parents to ask. For the same reason you do not take your child to your internist, you take her to a pediatrician. Children are not miniature adults. Their bodies are very different, and so are their teeth. A pediatric dentist has expertise in those differences.