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Dentistry for Kids

Inspiring small smiles to do great things.

The Pediatric Dentistry Difference

As pediatric dentists, our team has the extra education and specialized training to diagnose and treat small smiles, and we take the extra steps to make sure that every appointment feels like an adventure. We’re positively excited to help your children grow up to love the dentist – the first step toward lifelong healthy habits!

We Can’t Wait to Meet You!

Keeping your kids cavity-free isn’t easy – but we make it as simple as possible by starting care early on in your child’s life. With our complimentary exams for children 12 months or younger, we can get a head start on building healthy habits and keeping an eye on your child’s teeth and gums as they grow. If you’ve missed that first-birthday visit, don’t worry. It’s never too late to get started with us!

What We Do at Great Smiles

Previously Great Beginnings, our pediatric dental team offers comprehensive dental care for every baby, child, and teen. Your child’s smile is special, and that means that their dental care should be, too! That’s why every cleaning, treatment, and visit is designed with your little one’s unique needs in mind.


The first step to preventing pesky cavities and gum disease is removing plaque and bacteria build-up on teeth. A thorough cleaning and fluoride treatment every six months will keep your kid’s grin looking its best!

Dental Emergencies

Accidents happen, especially with kids! If your child or teen has a broken tooth, damaged lip, toothache, or other trauma, don’t hesitate to give us a call for immediate attention when you need emergency dental help.


Lip ties or tongue ties in babies can lead to a wide variety of issues during infancy. A simple procedure called a frenectomy can fix lip and tongue ties in children and babies. Using a specialized CO2 laser, our frenectomy technique makes correcting issues a breeze for you and your young one.

Affording the Best Care

Finances should never stand in the way of getting your child or teen the best dental care in town. We want to make sure that you’re relaxed, not worried, when you visit us. Work with our team to find the best way to fit great dental care into your budget, with awesome payment options, maximized insurance benefits, and affordable solutions at every step.

Patient Reviews

"I’m an adult patient and have never had braces before! Great Smiles is excellent! High end technology, great kind staff and super super efficient. Melissa was amazing at handling all aspects of my care process and she actually asked how my husband was doing as I had shared with her some medical issues he was having and she remembered thirty days later. That is a sign of a caring staff member. Serena Installed the Invisalign today and was very precise in explaining everything and was funny and sweet. If you have put off getting braces don’t. This place is very good at what they do! The picture is just my first set so this is not the final result!"

- Tom C.

"I started to have several issues with my teeth in my 50s and did not want traditional braces but with Invisalign I could get the results looking for without the hassle of braces. My experience at Great Smiles has been seamless, extremely helpful staff and Orthodontist exceeded my expectations and I am not even at the end of my journey. I would highly recommend this practice!"

- Donna H.

"It IS possible to go to the dentist and have a great time! Dr. Paul has set up an environment that is open, relaxing and FUN! And my teeth look great!!!"

- Jody C.

"Update: it’s been five months, my teeth ARE STRAIGHT! And the care is amazing.
NEW PATIENT: I was amazed at how fast they were. I didn't have time to complete my paperwork before they took me back. Very thorough, courteous, and took their time answering a ton of questions. Highly recommend.

- Rebecca R.

"Great Smiles has been so easy to work with. Anyone who has a child or teen needing some help getting their teeth in order Great Smiles is a great place. They have really helped guide us in this adventure!"

- Triple J Farm NC

"My daughter needed braces and they were so accommodating to get her in quickly for spring break. Super thankful for an orthodontist that is local and their staff is always so nice. They make it a priority to know their and take their time to listen to any concerns. Just a wonderful experience all around. Definitely recommend to anyone who is looking to take their child for braces!"

- Crystal J.

"I have just completed my three-year treatment course with Dr. Blackman and the Great Smiles staff. Every aspect of my journey with them was exceptional! Truly. I was impressed with the practice at my first visit - their professionalism, knowledge, kindness…. But I leave their care even more amazed that they consistently delivered the highest level of service I have ever experienced in any medical practice. As a doctor, myself, that means a lot. Every visit I left their office feeling nurtured and grateful I had chosen Great Smiles to handle my orthodontic needs The results of my treatment also far exceeded my expectations! My jaw pain and over-bite are gone. My teeth are perfectly aligned. I never thought this could be accomplished - especially given that my problems had existed for over 60 years!"

- Dr. Laura F.