Pediatric Dentistry

Pediatric dentists provide preventive and dental care for children from infancy through adolescence, including those with special health needs.

Did you know that your child should see a dentist when their first tooth erupts, or no later than their first birthday?

Since every child is different, pediatric dentists have a wide range of approaches to help a child complete treatment. They work with general dentists and pediatricians, who may refer patients who need specialized care.

Services Include

  • Preventive measures and sealants to protect against cavities and decay
  • Restoration of primary and young permanent teeth using crowns and fillings
  • Management of bone and gum diseases, and traumatic injuries
  • Space maintainers and minor tooth movement appliances
  • GRAYSON, a certified rehabilitative facility dog from paws4people, can help soothe stressed or anxious patients

Meet Our Pediatric Dentists

Kimon Divaris

Kimon Divaris

Education

  • PhD, Epidemiology, UNC-Chapel Hill
  • Certificate, Global Health, UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health
  • Certificate, Pediatric Dentistry, UNC Adams School of Dentistry
  • DDS, National & Kapodistrian University of Athens School of Dentistry
Lorne Koroluk

Lorne Koroluk

Education

  • MS, Orthodontics, University of Minnesota
  • MSD, Pediatric Dentistry, Indiana University
  • DMD, Dentistry, University of Saskatchewan
  • BS, Anatomy, University of Saskatchewan
Jessica Y. Lee

Jessica Y. Lee

Education

  • PhD, Health Policy Analysis and Administration, UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health
  • Certificate, Pediatric Dentistry, UNC Adams School of Dentistry
  • DDS, Dentistry, Columbia University, School of Dental and Oral Surgery
  • MPH, Health Administration, Columbia University, Mailman School of Public Health
  • Demeritt Distinguished Professor
Beau Meyer

Beau Meyer

Education

  • DDS, Ohio State University School of Dentistry
  • MPH, UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health
Rocio Quinonez

Rocio Quinonez

Education

  • MPH, Health Policy and Administration, UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health
  • MS, Pediatric Dentistry, UNC Adams School of Dentistry
  • DMD, University of Manitoba
  • BA, Psychology, University of Manitoba
Michael W. Roberts

Michael W. Roberts

Education

  • MS, Pediatric Dentistry, Boston University
  • DDS, University of Texas Dental Branch at Houston
  • Henson Distinguished Professor
Siggi Saemundsson

Siggi Saemundsson

Education

  • PhD, Epidemiology, UNC-Chapel Hill
  • MPH, Health Policy, UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health
  • Certificate, Pediatric Dentistry, UNC Adams School of Dentistry
  • Certified Specialist in Public Health Dentistry Ministry of Health, Iceland
  • DDS, University of Reykjavik
J. Timothy Wright

J. Timothy Wright

Education

  • MS, University of Alabama at Birmingham
  • DDS, West Virginia University
  • James Bawden Distinguished Professor