Trusted Pediatric Dentistry in Germantown

We proudly provide pediatric dentistry services to children of all ages in Germantown and the surrounding communities.

3394 S Houston Levee Rd
Germantown, TN 38139

Phone: 901-861-9668

Email: [email protected]

Hours of Operation:
Monday: 8 am - 4:30 pm
Tuesday: 8 am - 4:30 pm
Wednesday: 8 am - 4:30 pm
Thursday: 8 am - 4:30 pm
Friday: 8 am - 3:30 pm

Your Germantown pediatric dentists

Dr. Chris Rowland has been practicing pediatric dentistry since 2000. He finished his undergraduate studies and earned his dental degree from the University of Tennessee College Tennessee. He then completed a pediatric dentistry residency at the University of Tennessee. He is a board-certified pediatric dentist and directs the dental clinic at St. Jude Children’s research hospital.

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Dr. J.B. Selecman graduated from the University of Tennessee College of Dentistry. He is a board-certified pediatric dentist. He is an active member of:

Dr. Cary Daniel graduated from the University of Tennesse College. He lectures as to the public as a member of:

Dr. Melody Greene completed her undergraduate education at the University of Tennessee and earned her dental degree at the University of Tennessee College of Dentistry. She completed her pediatric dental residency in Tucson, AZ. She is a Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry. She is a member of the following organizations:

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Why should you choose a pediatric dentist for your child?

A pediatric dentist is a dental specialist who is specifically trained to treat infants, children, adolescents, and children with special needs. To qualify as a pediatric dentist, an American Dental Association (ADA) accredited, post-doctoral course must be completed, along with at least two academic and clinical years in the specialty of pediatric dentistry. This extensive training gives pediatric dentists the knowledge to treat children's specific dental and orthodontic needs while also providing a positive dental experience, and educating children on the importance of maintaining good oral hygiene.

A trip to the dentist can be scary at any age, and this can be especially true for a young child who is not sure what to expect. Germantown pediatric dentists like Dr. Rowland, Dr. Selecman, Dr. Daniel, and Dr. Greene have the educational training and skills to make children feel more comfortable and at ease during their dental visits, reassuring them and keeping their early experiences positive. Because they have a lot of experience treating younger patients, pediatric dentists also tend to be better at handling the emotional and developmental issues that can have an impact on a child’s dental appointments.

What our Germantown pediatric dentists have to offer your child
At Children’s Dental Center, we have tailored our dental practice to specifically cater to children. Our dentists and staff have years of experience treating children of all ages with the highest level of care. During a patient’s first visit, our staff will use reassuring words and phrases, such as asking younger children if they want to have their teeth "counted and brushed" rather than asking if they are ready for a "dental cleaning.” To help children feel comfortable with our staff, we’ll play games, sing songs, or let them get out of the dental chair to explore the treatment area. Bringing your child into a kid-friendly environment gives us the opportunity to make the appointment more interactive for everyone involved.

In an unfamiliar environment, children sometimes find comfort in groups. That’s why we have designed the office layout with this in mind. We have larger, more open rooms equipped with multiple dental chairs. While adults may not be used to this type of arrangement, it is actually quite helpful for children. With this setup, your child will not feel alone during his or her dental procedures, and seeing others being treated can make children feel more at ease about their own treatment. Our newly-built state-of-the-art office also encourages socializing.

Our Germantown pediatric dentists help take the worry out of dental visits

We know that visiting the dentist can be scary for children sometimes. That is why we strive to minimize any anxieties or fears our young patients may have. Our staff practices the "tell, show, do" method to help pediatric patients understand what is happening during their appointment. We use phrases such as "put your tooth to sleep" when numbing the teeth, "put vitamins on your teeth" as we apply fluoride, or "take pictures of your teeth" to describe the X-ray process.

It is not uncommon for parents to have their own anxieties about dental care, but it is important to avoid projecting those fears onto your child. If you’re not sure how to do this, Dr. Rowland, Dr. Selecman, Dr. Daniel, and Dr. Greene will be happy to provide you with tips and advice. By allowing our pediatric dentists to detail the specifics of your child’s treatment, you convey to them your confidence and trust in us, which leads to a more positive and enjoyable dental visit for parents, children, and staff alike.