Meet Dr. Wilkerson
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’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!
Dentistry for all children.
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.
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.