Meet Dr. Wilkerson

Your board-certified pediatric dentist in Charleston, WV.

Dentist, Mother, and Philanthropist

“I am here to help you or fix a problem. It is ok to be scared and I am going to talk to you the entire time and let you know what I am doing. We are going to be a great team!”

As a dentist, mother, and philanthropist, Dr. Tracy L Wilkerson combines her dental expertise with genuine care to bring your child a positive experience at the dentist each and every time.

Dentistry is in her genes.

Dr. Wilkerson wearing a dental gown and showing her white teeth with crossed arms.

Dr. Wilkerson’s father, Dr. Tom, was a pediatric dentist, and she grew up watching him build meaningful relationships while helping patients. After working as an engineer, she made a life-changing decision to go back to school and become a dentist like her dad. 

Post-graduation, Dr. Wilkerson continued her education with a residency program in pediatrics and eventually took over her father’s practice after his retirement. Many of Dr. Tom’s patients now have kids who visit our practice, meaning we’re leaving a legacy of smiles!

Dr. Wilkerson wearing a dental gown and showing her white teeth with crossed arms.
Doctor Tracey with little girls sitting inside the toy train and smiling together

Dentistry for all children.

A boy lying in a dental chair during a dental procedure

Dr. Wilkerson believes pediatric dentistry is the perfect mix of fun and medicine, making each visit a stress-free and exciting experience for kids and parents alike. (More fun for kids and more convenience for parents.)

Our dentist loves helping families create a lifetime of excellent dental health. She has shared her dental skills on mission trips to Haiti, which has made her grateful for the modern medical and dental care we have in this country.

An icon of a tooth inside a monitor

Education

  • Charleston Catholic High School

  • Bachelor of Engineering degree, Vanderbilt University, 1996

  • Doctorate of Dental Surgery, West Virginia University School of Dentistry, 2002

  • Residency in Pediatric Dentistry, Chief Resident, University of Kentucky, 2006

An icon of a clock with a tooth on the upper right

Experience

  • Joined Children’s Dentistry in 2002 that was founded by her father in 1980

  • Diplomat of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry

  • Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry

  • Basic Life Support for Medical Providers

  • Pediatric Advanced Life Support

Hear from the Parents
‘‘We cannot say enough kind words about Dr. Wilkerson and her staff. I have never experienced such a warm and welcoming environment, nor a staff that are so appropriate for young children. We look forward to going to the dentist because of her!’’

Haylei D.

‘‘The staff were so nice and patient. They took the time to make our appointment personable and I didn’t feel like we were being rushed. The way they all work with children is exceptional and they helped make my son feel safe. Thank you for the great care!’’

Sydney G.

‘‘My child is excited when I tell him it’s time for his next dentist appointment, now that’s not heard of, but with the awesome people at Children’s Dentistry, he can’t wait.’’

Logan B.

‘‘Have been coming here since my son was 3. We come every 3 months and he will soon be 18. We have 1 more visit allowed or we would never leave your care. Everyone has always been great. We can not remember 1 bad experience and we're very thankful for all you have done for us. Love you all, keep up the great work and we are going to miss you very much. Thank you again for all you have done for my son.’’

Sherri P.

‘‘We love Dr. Wilkerson and all of the staff. Everyone is so nice and friendly. My daughter absolutely loves going here and is always excited when she knows she has to go. They treat their patients very well. I’m blessed to be able to take my kids to Children’s Dentistry.’’

Denise A.

‘‘I would recommend Children's Dentistry to anyone. They go above and beyond to make sure your child has the best experience possible.’’

Teresa S.

‘‘A very good place to take your kids to have dental work. The office is kid friendly and very festive for children.’’

Kay L.

‘‘Wonderful office and I realized once I came inside, I went there as a child myself and didn't even know that was the place I had picked for my own child! Fate! But the staff and dental assistants and doctor were absolutely wonderful, so sweet with my kid and made everything easy and fun. I really enjoyed the experience and my child was happy afterward too! This was his first dental experience and I'm so happy it was a great one.’’

Zen U.

‘‘This is our 3rd visit and we absolutely love it! There’s no other dentist I would trust with my baby. The staff is always so kind and courteous! Tracy is always so nice and so good at explaining what’s going on. Everyone is so good with my baby, so we will not be going anywhere else!’’

Kayla B.

‘‘Great place to take my little one. She’s super shy, and though she doesn’t talk while in the appointment, she comes out talking about how awesome it was. She was excited before going into the appointment this time around too! Would definitely recommend to other parents.’’

Ellie K.

Let's Have Some Fun

We asked Dr. Wilkerson some questions about her life outside of dentistry.

As a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?

I grew up watching my father’s interactions with his dental patients and always thought it looked rewarding. Today, I enjoy impacting people’s health and perceptions of dental health care that will last a lifetime and even into the next generation. It’s the right mixture of fun and medicine, and I love being a kid’s dentist.

What do you do outside of the office?

I enjoy spending time with my extended and immediate family, including my husband, Rob, and three kids, Meredith, Wilkes, and Nora.

We travel and do just about any outdoor activity you could imagine. We love to try different foods and explore, enjoying wildlife, sunsets, art and architecture, museums, Broadway, and live music.

What was the best day of your life?

It sounds cheesy, but I try to make every day a great day. When my family goes to work and school each day, we say, “make it a great day” because we all have the choice.

Who’s your hero?

My hero is my father, Tom Wilkerson. He passed away in 2007, but his energy and outlook on life still inspire me. He was overwhelmingly kind and generous with a great smile and a can-do attitude.

What’s an interesting fact about yourself?

Before becoming a dentist, I was a civil engineer for a while. Most people find it interesting that I made the career change, but pediatric dentistry is my true calling. I have also jumped out of a plane when I took my sister skydiving on her 40th birthday.

Schedule a Visit
Expect us to treat them like a child as we create a fun dental experience