One or more pediatric dentists are available in Colorado Springs. A pediatric dentist is one who is specialized in the dental care of children, from birth through adolescence. This requires special emphasis on common childhood teeth problems, along with a thorough understanding of child psychology to make a dentist appointment an interesting, enjoyable affair. A pediatric dentist's office is usually very colorful and less forbiding. It also has a number of charts and models. The pediatric dentist also tries to inculcate in the children the need for comprehensive dental care. During adolescence, the dentist does restorative work, and cautions against tobacco and oral piercing. Dentists in Colorado Springs may also be qualified and experienced to deal with the dental needs of children with disabilities. The American Board of Pediatric Dentistry, Diplomate ABPD, certifies a pediatric dentist after two or three years of further studies after obtaining the dentistry degree.