Carlsbad Pediatric Dentist

Pediatric Dentist in Carlsbad

Building a strong foundation for a lifetime of a healthy teeth and gums begins with your childrens’ first visit to their Carlsbad pediatric dentist. At Great Smiles Pediatric Dentistry, we know how important it is for your children to feel comfortable and relaxed during their dental visits. Our professional staff consists of pedodontists and orthodontists with well-established reputations for excellence in providing the highest quality of dental services for babies, children and adolescents.

Carlsbad Pediatric Dentist

Since children may feel anxious about a dental visit, one of our top priorities is to put them at ease and familiarize them with routine dental checkups from the very first time they come into our office. As your Carlsbad pediatric dentist, we emphasize the prevention of dental disease. We’ll provide your children with the preventative dental care they need to keep their teeth cavity free from the start and help them establish a good oral hygiene regimen for a lifetime. At your child’s checkup visit we’ll go over any concerns that you may have about his or her dental growth and development, and do a clinical exam to assess for the presence of dental decay and any other conditions that may require care. Diagnostic films will be used as needed to assist in the diagnosis of cavities and to evaluate the status of their developing teeth. Early detection of dental decay, as well as other issues, makes treatment easier and the prognosis more favorable. During your child’s checkup, he or she will also receive a thorough, gentle dental cleaning to remove plaque and debris that they may have missed brushing at home. We highly recommend dental sealants and fluoride treatments to provide extra protection against cavities.

As your Carlsbad pediatric dentist, we pay special attention to the growth and development of your child’s teeth and jaws, and will provide any necessary orthodontic care as well. We will advise you about bite issues, or harmful habits that should be addressed, and will determine the best course of treatment for your child.

At Great Smiles Pediatric Dentistry, your Carlsbad pediatric dentist gives your children the tools they need to keep their teeth healthy for a lifetime. For more information, contact us today.

 

6010 Hidden Valley Road, Suite 100
Carlsbad, CA 92011
(760) 410-5656

Welcome to Great Smiles Pediatric and Orthodontics – Carlsbad!

Here at Great Smiles Pediatric and Orthodontics, our Carlsbad pediatric dentist pride themselves in providing our patients with the highest quality dental care. We value our patients’ health as paramount. Our dental staff understands your concerns and anxieties, and enjoys educating our patients and keeping them informed and at ease about their treatments and procedures at all times. Our dental office uses state-of-the-art equipment and technology, and the strictest sterilization techniques.

We strive to make each dental appointment pleasant and stress-free, and serving Carlsbad community to the best of our abilities is always our number one priority. Our Carlsbad pediatric dentist offers a comprehensive range of services to our patients that range from initial oral exams, to teeth whitening, to dental crowns and caps, and more! Having a beautiful smile isn’t only about the aesthetics; maintaining dental health and hygiene is essential to one’s overall well-being.

Our doctors, Dr. Crystal Angelopoulos, Dr. Christopher Hydo, Dr. Natalie Miller and Dr. William Rawlings are highly acclaimed in the healthcare world. Dr. Angelopoulos is a Southern California native where she attended the University of California, Riverside and earned her undergraduate degree in Biochemistry. Dr. Angelopoulos completed her dental training at Harvard School of Dental Medicine in Boston, Massachusetts, where she received her DMD degree with honors in 2001. She completed her pediatric dental specialty training at Harvard School of Dental Medicine/Children’s Hospital of Boston in 2003. 

Dr. Hydo is a board certified orthodontist with the American Board of Orthodontics.  He is a frequent lecturer for continuing education on orthodontics and Invisalign. He is a guest presenter at Rady’s Children’s Hospital and serves as part-time faculty in the Department of Orthodontics at the University of Southern California. Before treating North County children and adults, Dr. Hydo was caring for our military during his 10 years in the US Air Force.  During which time he earned his Master of Science in Craniofacial Biology and a Certificate of Orthodontics from the University of Southern California.

Dr. Miller received both her DDS and Orthodontics degree with a Masters in Craniofacial Sciences from University of California San Francisco. She is proud to have been named a Local Hero by North County Kids Magazine for her commitment to giving back to the community.

Dr. Rawlings is board certified in both orthodontics and pediatric dentistry with the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry and the American Board of Orthodontics (only a handful of dental specialists have this distinction), Dr. Rawlings is one of the most highly qualified pediatric dentists and orthodontists in the country. Dr. Rawlings has practiced in the Solana Beach and Encinitas communities since 1982. He now frequently treats the children of parents that were his early patients themselves. While serving our country in the U.S. Army from 1976-79, Dr. Rawlings practiced pediatric dentistry when stationed in West Germany. Following his time in the military, he attended an orthodontic residency program at the University of the Pacific School of Dentistry, San Francisco and graduated in 1981. Dr. Rawlings had previously completed his pediatric dental specialty in 1976, after graduating from Baylor College of Dentistry with a DDS degree in 1974.

The doctors of Great Smiles Pediatric dentistry & Orthodontics have a wide range of knowledge and experience in the field of dental health, and we are excited for you to meet them. Make an appointment with your Carlsbad pediatric dentist by calling, (760) 410-5656, today!

 

6010 Hidden Valley Road, Suite 100
Carlsbad, CA 92011
(760) 410-5656