Your Memphis Children's Dentist
Dr. Chris Rowland has been practicing pediatric dentistry since 2000. He attended Union University for his undergraduate studies and earned his dental degree from the University of Tennessee College of Dentistry. He went on to complete a pediatric residency at the University of Tennessee. Dr. Rowland is a Board Certified pediatric dentist and director of the dental clinic at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.
Dr. Rowland is a member of the American Dental Association, American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry and the Christian Medical and Dental Association. He and his wife have four children.
Dr. J.B. Selecman received his dental degree and completed his pediatric dental residency from the University of Tennessee College of Dentistry. Dr. Selecman joined the practice in 2006 and as of 2009 became a partner in the practice. Dr. Selecman is a Board Certified pediatric dentist. He is also a published author and an active member of the American Dental Association, American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, and the Christian Medical and Dental Association. He participates in the Christian Medical and Dental Association's mission trips to Latin America to perform dental services for local churches. He and his wife have three children-- a daughter and twin boys.
Dr. Cary Daniel received his dental degree from the University of Tennessee College of Dentistry and has been in practice since 2002. He lectures to the public and is a member of the American Dental Association, Tennessee Dental Society, Memphis Dental Society, and the Christian Medical and Dental Association. Dr. Daniel also has a Masters Degree of Divinity and works two days a week at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Dr. Daniel participates in mission work in Africa, Central America and the Ukraine. In his spare time, he enjoys golf and coaching high school basketball. He and his wife have three children, two girls and a boy.
Dr. Melody Greene is originally from Germantown, TN. She attended the University of Tennessee for her undergraduate studies and earned her dental degree from the University of Tennessee College of Dentistry. She completed her pediatric dental residency in Tucson, AZ. During this time, she received the Pugh award by achieving the top 3% of scores in the nation on the pediatric dental board exam.
Dr. Melody is a Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry. She is also a member of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, the American Dental Association, the Tennessee Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, and the Memphis Dental Society. Dr. Melody is active outside of dentistry with a growing family, church, and various non-profits. Dr. Melody's goal in practice is to have every child love coming to the dentist.
Dr. Harris completed dental school and pediatric dental residency at the University of Tennessee College of Dentistry. In addition to a Doctorate in Dental Surgery, Dr. Harris possesses a Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry from Tulane University and completed a postdoctoral fellowship in Chemical and Biological Engineering at Northwestern University.
What is a pediatric dentist?
A pediatric dentist is a dental specialist who has received additional training and certification to treat infants and children and children with special needs. Their extensive training provides them with the knowledge to treat children's specific dental and orthodontic needs. Pediatric dentists can help children have a positive experience during their check-up and learn how to take care of their teeth for years to come. Children’s dentists focus on the prevention and treatment of dental disease, as well as the overall health of the children they treat.
Why should you choose an Memphis Children’s dentist?
No matter a person’s age, a dental appointment can be a little scary, but this can be especially true for children who don’t know what to expect. You may also be worried or anxious about some aspect of your child’s visit. Pediatric dentists can also take much of the anxiety out of dental visits for both parents and children who may be feeling worried or overwhelmed.
Because children’s dentists have extensive experience treating children, they also tend to be better at handling the emotional and developmental issues that affect how children respond to dental treatment. They can also help with any worries you may have. Their educational training and skills help children feel more comfortable during their dental visits. If children have positive experiences at the dentist when they’re young, they’re more likely to keep their teeth healthy and visit the dentist Memphis throughout their entire life.
Children’s Dental Center in Memphis caters specifically to children. Our kid-friendly environment helps make your child’s dental appointments more enjoyable for everyone involved. All of our dentists, as well as our staff, have years of experience in treating children of all ages with the highest level of care and consideration. We’re not just trying to fix dental issues for your child. We’re also trying to work with you to prevent future issues.
Expert Care For a Life-Long Smile
As a pediatric dental practice, we recognize the specific dental and behavioral needs unique to children, as well as dentition that differs from that of an adult. These needs may include orthodontics, dental sealants, fluoride applications or home treatments, or simple instruction in preventive oral hygiene routines.
We don’t just focus on treating existing dental problems. At Children’s Dental Center, we also focus on preventing problems by educating children and parents. We strive to provide a fun, educational environment where children can learn about the importance of dental hygiene, and how it helps to prevent tooth decay and subsequent treatment.
Contact your Memphis children’s dentist to schedule an appointment today!