Let’s fight grime, one tooth at a time.
WHY CHOOSE US?
We know kids. We know oral health. And we know what it’s like to be a busy parent. Our pediatric dental specialists get to know you and your family so that we can team up and teach healthy oral habits at an early age. By talking with children, playing games and inviting them to be a part of the process, we create a fun, feel-good experience that makes life a little easier for Mom and Dad.
A healthy, happy future is right under your child’s nose. To make sure of it, we turn dental cleanings and fluoride treatments into a fun-filled learning experience that prevents oral health problems. Our pediatric dentists know just how to comfort and entertain your little one during oral exams and procedures. With a full spectrum of services tailored just for kids — you’ll find all the care you need under one familiar, friendly roof.
YOUR FIRST VISIT
The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommends a first dental visit at 1 year or after the eruption of the first tooth (whichever comes first). At such a young age, creating a positive first-time experience is crucial. We start by acclimating older children to the new surroundings with a behind-the-scenes tour of the office. A little play time in our brightly-colored, toy-filled waiting area is also recommended to help your child de-stress before the exam. Depending on age, the initial exam may include radiographs (X-rays) and a cleaning. Our kid-friendly dentists provide plenty of distractions to keep your little one calm. We even do lap exams so Mom or Dad are present to help their child feel safe and comforted. Bravery is always rewarded with a goodie bag, t-shirt and trip to the prize wall while we talk to you about a long-term oral health care strategy.
MEET THE DOCTORS
Pediatric dentists aren’t the same as regular dentists. Our doctors go through 2-3 years of specialized training in addition to obtaining their dental degrees to learn how to properly care for the unique challenges of growing children and kids with special needs.
Board Certified Pediatric DentistDr. Garvey is all about kids and the community. She has three children of her own and loves everything about the ocean, including scuba diving!
Board Certified Pediatric DentistDr. Shetler is a total foodie. When she isn’t taking care of tiny teeth, she explores new restaurants and spends time outdoors with her family.
Board Certified Pediatric DentistDr. Dahar is a family man. After making little smiles brighter, he loves hiking, fishing and hanging out with his wife, two boys and two dogs — Bubba and Paisley.
General DentistDr. Awan is part of a dynamic duo! While she looks out for your little one’s teeth, her husband works as a physician with Palmetto Pulmonary and Critical Care Associates.
When your child sees other kids playing, learning and having fun, going to the dentist becomes a totally different experience. Find out why kids and parents alike are all smiles at our offices.
Absolutely THE best pediatric dentist! Dr. Matt is so good with the kids and his staff are simply awesome! So glad we found Ashby Park!
The staff and dentist at this office are terrific with the kids! They make the kids and the parents/grandparents feel at ease. The kids do not mind going for a dental visit and that means a lot!
They made us feel like family the minute we walked in the door! Dr. Melissa put my daughter at ease! She has a fear of dentist/orthodontist but she felt 100% comfortable with the staff at Ashby Park!
With three convenient locations in The Upstate, we make going to the dentist stress-free for the whole family.