Below is a list of the top and leading Pediatric Dentists in Dallas. To help you find the best Pediatric Dentists located near you in Dallas, our team at Kev’s Best put together our own list based on this rating points list.
Dallas’ Best Pediatric Dentists:
The top rated Pediatric Dentists in Dallas are:
- Dr. Diane Colter – All About Kids Dentistry
- Dr. Monali Patel – Just Kids Dental
- Dr. Arvind Shanadi – Smile Safari Pediatric Dentistry
- Dr. Michael D. Plunk – Plunk Smiles Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics
- Dr. Mark H. Kogut – myKIDSdds
All About Kids Dentistry
Dr. Diane Colter grew up in Athens, Texas. After High school, she attended The University of Texas at Austin, where she received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Microbiology, and in June 2000, she completed her dental education receiving a Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from Baylor College of Dentistry, where she graduated in the top of her class. Following her graduation from Dental School, she relocated to Seattle, Washington with her husband, Shandon, where she joined a Family Dental practice. Dr. Colter had a wonderful opportunity to care for the needs of patients of all ages.
After practicing General Dentistry for three years, Dr. Colter realized that her time spent caring for the needs of her pediatric patients was more fulfilling and rewarding. Therefore, she decided to follow her heart and headed back to school for pediatric training. She completed a Residency in Pediatric Dentistry at The University of California Medical Center in Los Angeles, serving as Chief resident. Dr. Colter had the opportunity to treat the needs of a variety of pediatric patients at UCLA Dental School, UCLA Medical Center, and community clinics in the Los Angeles area. After completing her residency, she and her husband relocated back to Dallas to be close to their families.
Kids Dentistry, Sedation, Post-Op Care, Children with Special Needs
“We love Dr. Colter. My 4 kids never complain about coming to the dentist, even for a filing! She is kind and patient and so is her staff. I can’t say enough good things about her office!” -Melissa LaMantia
Just Kids Dental
Dr. Monali Patel – Born in Kansas City, Dr. Monali Patel (Mona) was raised in Houston, Texas in a large family. Mona is the oldest of three siblings and a host of cousins; being the eldest, Mona fostered a natural love for children at a young age.
As a student, Dr. Patel worked at a Pediatric Dental office in Houston, Texas greeting children and escorting them to the doctor. Through this work experience, Mona realized at a young age her calling… to be a pediatric dentist.
In 1996 Mona attended Baylor College of Dentistry a Texas A&M Health Science Center. After graduating from dental school Mona was accepted into the prestigious Pediatric Residency Program at Baylor College of Dentistry where she developed the knowledge and tools needed to start a long-anticipated career in Pediatric Dentistry. Dr. Patel accepted a job with Dr. Jon Ousley at Just For Kids. Dr. Ousley became a close friend and mentor to Mona. After working alongside each other, Dr. Ousley knew he found the right person to pass the torch on to and further grow the Just for Kids practice.
Oral hygiene, Dental emergencies, Prevention of teeth grinding and thumb sucking, Pulp therapy, Orthodontic treatment
“I took my 3yr old for her 1st yearly check & I will be traveling the 8hrs for her 6mnth check ups from now on. We are from out of town & ran into 5 accidents on our way to the appointment from our relatives home, they were nice enough to not reschedule us! Once we got there, we loved it. Dr. King & her assistant were wonderful! My 3yr old, more importantly, was very comfortable & did wonderful because she felt very at ease with them. Would highly recommend!” -Daisy Castaneda
Smile Safari Pediatric Dentistry
Dr. Arvind Shanadi was born in Pennsylvania, but moved to Georgia when he was about six months old. It was great growing up in a small town where everyone knew each other and he could ride his bike from one side of town to the other. When he was fourteen, his family decided to move to Gainesville, Florida. He pursued his studies in high school and also continued climbing the ranks of Boy Scouts. He attained the rank of Eagle Scout in his senior year of high school. To this day it is one of his most cherished accomplishments after years of hard work and adventures starting in the first grade. He graduated Buchholz High School in 1998 as a top graduate.
He then went on to the University of Florida where he majored in Nutritional Sciences and minored in Zoology and Business. He graduated in 2002 with honors and started dental school at the University of Florida College of Dentistry. He had an incredibly enriching experience at UFCD both academically and personally. He went on two dental mission trips to Mexico and the Dominican Republic to provide free dental care to impoverished communities. Before graduating dental school in 2006, he was inducted into the Omicron Kappa Upsilon National Dental Honor Society and chosen for the William S. Kramer Award of Excellence by his dental school professors.
Composite Resin Restoration, Sealants, Pulpotomy, Stainless Steel Crowns (SSCS), Appliances, Extractions
“This office is an answer to prayer! After dealing with larger dental companies for a couple years, I finally got frustrated enough to look for an alternative. Dr. S was able to quickly pinpoint what was going on with my children and make an awesome treatment plan (That was much less scary and complicated than what other offices were telling me).” -Timothy Davis
Plunk Smiles Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics
Dr. Michael D. Plunk has provided exceptional pediatric dental and orthodontic care in the White Rock/ Casa Linda communities of Dallas for 30 years. He is a graduate of Baylor University in Waco, Texas where he was a yell leader and Permanent Class President. Dr. Plunk completed his dental training, including graduate studies in Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics, from Baylor College of Dentistry in Dallas. He has been a guest lecturer to graduate students in both pediatric and orthodontic departments of Baylor as well. He has practiced both specialties since 1985 offering his patients the most comprehensive approach to their dental care. Dr. Plunk continues to live in our community with his wife Carol. They have two grown children, Jeff and Sarah, both living in the Dallas area.
Pediatric Dentist, Dental Emergencies, Dental X-Rays, Thumb Sucking, Perinatal & Infant Oral Health, Seal Out Decay, Fluoride, Mouth Guards, Xylitol – Reducing Cavities
“The staff was AMAZING! I was able to set up and appointment for my children to be seen at the same time! Donna was AMAZING with my 16 month old son. She explained on dental hygiene and the best way to clean my sons teeth since he is young. Stacy took my 6 year old daughter and explained all the different tools she will be using to clean her teeth. They made my children feel comfortable! Dr. Plunk was EXCELLENT! I would totally recommend this office for children!” -Michelle Garcia
Dr. Mark H. Kogut – Born and raised in Texas where he practices pediatric dentistry at myKIDSdds, Dr. Mark H. Kogut is Board-certified and passionate about taking care of children as if they were his own. The former president of the Southwestern Society of Pediatric Dentistry is married and has three adult children. With his gentle demeanor and extensive knowledge as a pediatric dentist, you can rest assured your children are in great hands with Dr. Kogut.
Dr. Kogut believes that ongoing education is vital, which is why he actively participates in a variety of continuing education courses and annual meetings. He is particularly interested in staying abreast of the latest developments in oral-systemic health, airway, lip and tongue ties, as well as technological innovations. His desire to provide the children of Dallas with an unmatched standard of care is what drives his desire to learn.
Cleanings and Exams, Sealants, Sedation Dentistry, Learning Lab, New Technologies, Mouth Guards
“This is a fantastic dental practice. The staff are warm friendly and considerate of you and your children. They make the experience enjoyable and not scary. I wish this practice could teach adult dental practices the best way to do dental care. We thoroughly enjoyed our first visit and our children will be patients at this practice for many years to come.” -Meredith May
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