Varies. American dental association definition for pediatric dentistry: pediatric dentistry: pediatric dentistry is an age-defined specialty that provides both primary and comprehensive preventive and therapeutic oral health care for infants and children through adolescence, including those with special health care needs. (adopted 1995).
Pedodontist. A pedodontist is a dentist who specializes in the treatment of children. It's a hard specialty. They never get referred the best behaved patients. All dentist are capable to do the treatments that pedodontists do. It is basic dentistry. Only a few of us have the patience to work with children. When treating an unmanageable patient, they can do the work under sedation or general anesthesia.