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Pediatric Dentistry in Charleston, WV

Specializing in dental care for infants, children, & adolescents since 1980.

Serving Families In Our Community

Your cherished smiles are in safe hands.
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Your child deserves specialized dental care, and you deserve peace of mind. At Children’s Dentistry in Charleston, WV, we combine the best of both worlds – fun and healthcare – to bring kids and parents a great dental experience.

Whether it’s your child’s first visit to the dentist or you’re looking for a new dentist who can cater to your child’s specific needs, our experienced team is here for you. Our modern office with kid-friendly decor plus warm staff helps ensure a positive experience for your child to help build a lifetime of excellent oral health.

Pediatric dentists work with children from toddler to teenage years, paving the way for a healthy and beautiful smile. So say “goodbye” to dental fear and “hello” to fun dentistry just for kids!

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Dentistry Designed for Kids

Each treatment is adapted to your child's age, needs, and comfort level.

Comprehensive Exams

Proactive dentistry helps find problems early on.

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Hygiene Care

A clean mouth is a happy, healthy mouth..

Stop Cavities!

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Oral Cancer Screening

Early detection is key to treating any problems.

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Sealants

A discreet way for kids to fight cavities.

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Metal-Free Fillings

Safely prevents cavities from growing.

Simple Restorations for Kids

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Extractions

Comfortable and painless tooth removal is simple.

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Sedation Dentistry

Makes visits more comfortable and relaxing for kids.

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Emergency Dentistry

Dental help when your child needs it most.

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Hear from the Parents
‘‘We love this office and team! Thank you for always taking great care of my son and making him feel so comfortable.’’

Jackson C.

‘‘Dr. Wilkerson continues to carry on the practice of excellence and heartfelt caring that was established by her father. Dr. Tom Wilkerson was one my oldest child's cleft palate team and was instrumental in a successful treatment program leading up to the repair surgery performed by the plastic surgeon. All four of my children have been patients in this practice with successful results. We will be very sad as our last child 'ages out' of this caring environment.’’

Sophia A.

‘‘Been going here since I was 2yrs old & I absolutely love this dentist! I'd recommend Children's Dentistry to anyone who's looking for a good dentist and staff that's friendly to everyone & who treats you like family!’’

Katie G.

‘‘Shasta is always great. We love that she takes such good care of Levi. And Dr. Wilkerson always keeps us in the know on how he's doing. They work great to make your child comfortable and relaxed.’’

Regina T.

‘‘My kids love going to Children’s Dentistry. We are always in and out very quickly and the staff and Dr. Wilkerson are always so nice. The dentist is amazing.’’

Denise A.

‘‘We drive an hour and ten minutes for the excellent care and compassion from this office. Even out of our dental network I choose to pay the extra to this office. She’s quick in providing services. All the staff are friendly and patient even when the tiny human is anxious and scared. Love this office!’’

Laura B.

‘‘As always, the visit was great. Auston loves visiting you guys, which makes it super easy to get him to agree to go and do well.’’

Auston F.

‘‘I travel two hours to bring my son to this practice because I love this facility so much. They are so efficient and friendly. My son has a huge fear of the dentist, but they are so patient and understanding.’’

Helen G.

‘‘My son used to dread to go to dentist, when we were told that they may not be able to take our insurance, my son begged us just to pay it, because he doesn't dread going there, because they are so kind, gentle and considerate to their patients.’’

Alice H.

‘‘We Love Children’s Dentistry! We even pay more to continue going here (since the office is no longer in network with our dental insurance plan). It is well worth it! The care provided by Dr. Wilkerson, her knowledgeable professional staff, and the organization and atmosphere of this office is absolutely unparalleled!’’

Kristen L.

FAQs: The Lowdown on Pediatric Dentistry

Dr. Wilkerson answers your questions.

Please use the resources below, provided by the American Dental Association (ADA) and Children’s Dentistry, to help maintain your child’s dental health and prepare for dental visits with Dr. Wilkerson. If you have any additional questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us directly.

Why a pediatric dentist?

Our pediatric specialists and staff love children and have special training to put them at ease. We teach your children the proper way to take care of their teeth, and just as important, they learn that going to the dentist can be fun.

What is a pediatric dentist (pedodontist)?

In the same way pediatricians are trained to meet a child’s medical needs, our pediatric dental specialists are uniquely qualified to protect your child’s oral health. Pediatric dentists have an additional two to three years of training at university pediatric facilities, on top of the four years of dental school and four years of college studies. Pediatric dentists are also trained and qualified to treat special needs patients, perform sedation dentistry, and treat in a hospital facility.

What dental problems could my child have?

Some dental problems begin very early in life. One concern is early childhood tooth decay, a serious condition caused by a child staying on the bottle or breast too long. Another problem is gum disease. About 40 percent of children aged two to three years have at least mild inflammation of gum tissue. Oral habits such as digit sucking should also be checked.

Why are baby teeth so important?

Primary teeth are important because they help with proper chewing and eating, speech development, and add to one’s appearance and confidence.

There’s more – healthy primary teeth allow normal development of the jaw bones and muscles, save space for permanent teeth, and guide teeth into place. If a baby tooth is lost too soon, permanent teeth may come in crooked.

What about preventative care?

Tooth decay and children no longer have to go hand-in-hand – at our office, we’re most concerned with all aspects of preventive care.

We use the latest in sealant technology to protect your child’s teeth. Sealants are space-age plastics that bond to the chewing surfaces of decay-prone back teeth.

What about sterilization?

Your health and peace of mind are always our primary concern; therefore, we use state-of-the-art sterilization procedures. After each patient’s visit, we thoroughly disinfect the treatment area. We ultrasonically clean and heat-sterilize all non-disposable instruments, and our staff wears gloves and masks during procedures.

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