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Pediatric Dentistry Check

Dec 27, 2023

Pediatric Dentistry with Care and a Smile

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!

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Pediatric Dentistry Services to Meet Your Needs

Formerly Great Beginnings, Great Smiles is a leading local pediatric dentistry team offering 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.


From preventative treatments like sealants and flouride, to fillings and extractions that ease discomfort, we are here to help. Our goal is to provide dental health in the safest, most comforting environment.


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!


Kids Pediatric Dentistry FAQs

You have questions? We have answers. Read our Pediatric FAQs.

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Meet the Pediatric Dentistry team

With decades of experience in pediatric dentistry and orthodontics, we love creating a welcoming environment for everyone. From pediatric dentists to dental hygienists, technicians, and our front desk team, you will be greeted with warm, inviting smiles.

What is pediatric dentistry?

Pediatric dentistry is a specialized branch of dentistry focused on providing comprehensive oral healthcare to infants, children, and adolescents. Its primary objective is to promote and maintain optimal oral health during a child’s formative years, ensuring a strong foundation for a lifetime of healthy smiles. Why opt for pediatric dentistry?

Early Detection: Pediatric dentists can detect early issues, provide prompt treatment, and prevent more serious issues.

Good Hygiene Habits: Education on brushing techniques, the importance of fluoride, and dietary recommendations to promote healthy teeth.

Warm Environment: Pediatric dentists are skilled in managing the behavior of young patients and creating a comfortable, child-friendly environment.

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

"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 kids love going to Great Smiles!  The whole staff is so friendly, loving, and patient with children. They fit us in when my daughter had an emergency cavity that our family dentist couldn’t address, and we had such a great experience that we moved our kids over to their practice for all of their dental care. Highly recommend!” 

- Sally

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. If you have put off getting braces…don’t. This place is very good at what they do! " 

- Tom C.

"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!” 

- Dr. Laura F.

"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. 

“The staff were cheerful and professional during every interaction. My daughter not only felt comfortable going, but EXCITED to go. We have made the decision to start coming here permanently. They genuinely care about the kiddos they see and you can tell. 

- Crystal

“Great Smiles is an amazing pediatric dentist practice. My three kids have grown up under the care of their doctors. It is so helpful to have multiple kids' appointments at one visit. We've enjoyed the consistency of having the same staff involved in their care over the years (cleanings, etc.). They are so caring. I highly recommend this practice.”

- Lisa

"It’s been five months, my teeth ARE STRAIGHT! And the care is amazing. Very thorough, courteous, and took their time answering a ton of questions. Highly recommend." 

- Rebecca R.

"My daughter needed braces and they were so accommodating. Super thankful for an orthodontist that is local and their staff is always so nice. They make it a priority to 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.

“Everyone at Great Smiles is great. They are always accommodating. The doctors are awesome and provides great detail when speaking with you. They were able to relieve my daughter’s anxiety as she had a chip in her tooth. She had the biggest smile when she walked out to see me. Thank you for the care you take with your patients.”

- Carol

“The best place to bring your kids!!! My 6 year old had a meltdown because only big sis had an appointment one day. So the hygienist brought my 6-year-old tableside so she could watch her sister's teeth getting cleaned. Everyone is sooo patient and kind. They really do care about your child's overall experience at the dentist. My kids have grown up in this practice and have absolutely no fear of the dentist or anything that happens at the dental office. Their manner is amazing. All the hygienists are super sweet, gentle and kind.

- Amy