Catharine A. Enright, DDS, MS

Stacy T. Piedad, DDS

Andrew D. Shoemaker, DMD

3280 Howell Mill Rd. NW

Suite 230

Atlanta, GA 30327   [map]

Pediatric Dentistry

The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry encourages parents and other care providers to help every child establish a dental home by 12 months of age. Establishing a dental home provides some key components to dental care for your child including...

 

• Comprehensive oral health care including acute care and preventive services.

 

• Individualized preventive dental health program based upon

a caries-risk assessment.

 

• Anticipatory guidance regarding growth and development.

 

• Plan for acute dental trauma (emergencies).

 

• Dietary counseling.

 

• Referrals to dental specialists when care cannot directly be provided within the dental home.

 

• Referral at an age determined by patient, parent, and pediatric dentist.

A Pediatric Dentist is a specialist dedicated to the oral health of children and the monitoring of their facial growth and development. Our office is designed for treating children from infancy through adolescence, as well as the medically and the physically compromised.

 

 

 

 

 A pediatric patient not only has a different dentition than adults but he/she may have specific dental and behavioral needs that are unique to a child. These needs may include orthodontics, dental sealants, fluoride applications or home treatments, or just simply education in oral hygiene. In addition to treating existing dental problems, our office focuses on prevention through patient and parent education. We like to feel that you and your child do not come to our office to have their “cavities fixed” but rather to prevent them. Our office provides all of the educational tools necessary for our patients to enjoy a cavity-free future.

 

 

 

 

 When a Pediatric Dentist is Board Certified it means that the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry or ABPD certifies that the dental care being provided is based on standards of excellence that lead to high quality oral health care for infants, children, adolescents and patients with special health care needs. Certification by the ABPD provides assurance to the public that a Pediatric Dentist has successfully completed accredited training and a voluntary examination process designed to continually validate the knowledge, skills and experience necessary to the delivery of quality patient care.

 

 

Why Choose a Pediatric Dentist?

What is a Board Certified Pediatric Dentist?

Our Mission

Welcome to the pediatric dental office of Drs. Catharine A. Enright,

Stacy T. Piedad and Andrew D. Shoemaker, located in the Buckhead area of Atlanta, Georgia. Superior oral health is vital for a child’s development, and we’re here to help every step of the way.

 

We are committed to making your child’s first dental visit a pleasant and comfortable one. We understand the importance of establishing a good oral hygiene regimen early in a child’s life, and we provide children with the necessary knowledge and treatment to maintain a healthy smile.

 

Our Mission

Our mission is to provide a dental home for our patients. Along with the American Dental Association, The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry and the American Academy of Pediatrics we recommend the age one dental visit so that we can educate and instruct families in proper oral health care for their children. We believe in the prevention, not just treatment, of dental disease and malocclusion in children from birth through high school age.  Our goals are to make your child’s experience in our office a positive one which is free of anxiety and fear and to promote oral health which will last a lifetime.

Why Choose a Pediatric Dentist?

Pediatric Dentistry is one of the nine recognized dental specialties of the American Dental Association. Our doctors have completed two years of additional specialized training (after the required four years of dental school) to prepare them for treating a wide variety of children’s dental problems. Dr. Enright, Dr. Piedad and Dr. Shoemaker are also trained and qualified to care for patients with special health care needs. Both of our doctors are board certified by the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry meaning they have not only successfully completed accredited training, but have also undergone a voluntary examination designed to continually validate the knowledge, skills & experience requisite to the delivery of quality patient care.

 

Everyone at Buckhead Pediatric Dentistry uses positive reinforcement and child friendly descriptions to help your child feel at ease during the dental procedure. We make individualized recommendations depending on your child’s age, ability to cooperate, and type of treatment needed. The treatments provided take the dental needs and behavioral aspects into consideration.

 

To learn more, visit The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry.

Schedule a Visit

We are available to serve you, answer questions or schedule an appointment during the following hours:

Normal Hours:

Monday – Thursday:

7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Friday: 7:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Summer Hours:

Monday – Thursday:

7:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Friday: 7:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

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