Pediatric Dentist Holliston MA

Are you looking for a pediatric dentist and live in or work near Holliston MA or the Middlesex County area? If so, let Dr. Deborah Himelhoch and the professionals at Smiles in Framingham help you learn what you need to know about pediatric dentistry near Holliston, MA. At Smiles in Framingham we know that taking your child to their first pediatric dental appointment may be a daunting task. We know that new parents may have a TON of questions for their child’s new dentist. Rest assured, Dr. Himelhoch and the staff at Smiles in Framingham has the skill and experience to treat any child’s case no matter how difficult.

 So what is pediatric dentistry?

Pediatric dentistry focuses on the oral health of babies, children and adolescents. Dr. Himelhoch has extensive training after graduating from dental school, that means she has special training in dealing with kids that have unique dental needs.

When is the right time to take my child to the pediatric dentist?

 Dr. Deborah Himelhoch suggests you take your child to the dentist prior to their first birthday. This is called an age one dental visit. , so visiting a pediatric dentist at this time, can help identify or prevent dental issues in the future.

Why?

A baby typically begins to grow teeth between 6 and 12 months of age, so taking your child to a pediatric dentist for their “age-one dental visit” can help identify dental issues early-on and allows for preventative care to take place.  Things like pacifier and thumb sucking habits can effect jaw growth and development.

Dr. Himelhoch and the team at Smiles in Framingham are experts in pediatric dentistry. If you have any questions pertaining to pediatric dentistry, age one dental visits or Invisalign, Invisalign Teen, braces and clear braces in Holliston MA, 01746 zip code area, Middlesex County, Framingham MA, Ashland MA, Natick MA and Hopkinton MA or would like to schedule a complimentary consultation with Dr. Himelhoch contact Smiles in Framingham at: (508) 872-0555

To all my wonderful patients and their families:

 

The greatest pleasures of my career are watching children grow strong and healthy and seeing smiles become more beautiful. It has been a tremendous privilege to be a part of that growth and transformation. Now, however, it is time for me to slow down and share the care of my patients.

 

Starting in September 2022, Smiles in Framingham will merge with Moynihan Dental Specialists. I will remain with the practice, but will reduce my hours and give up administrative responsibilities. The wonderful team of people you and I have come to rely on will be staying. They will continue to help care for you. There will also be new faces, new people who will get to know and care for and about you.

 

Dr. Michael Moynihan is a second generation dentist and orthodontist practicing in Framingham. Dr. Mike, as he is known, is on the faculty of Boston University in the department of orthodontics. We spent two years as teaching partners supervising the Boston University orthodontic residents as they treated special needs children at Franciscan Hospital for Children. It was during that time I came to appreciate both how skilled Dr. Mike is and how much he cares about his patients. I retired from teaching prior to the pandemic, but Dr. Mike still puts much of his time and energy into teaching the next generation of orthodontists.

 

I met Dr. Daniel Moynihan when he was my student in 2017. Even at that time he was one of my most conscientious students. He cares deeply about all of his patients and I am proud to be associated with him. Dr. Dan is highly skilled with all aspects of orthodontics, including treatment using Invisalign and other aligners.

 

Dr. Katherine Moynihan and Dr. Christine Chiao are other members of the Moynihan team. Dr. Katherine Moynihan finished her orthodontic training at Boston University in 2021. Dr. Christine Chiao is a pediatric dentist, who also teaches at the Boston University School of Dental Medicine.

 

Life is an adventure with many chapters, twists, and turns. I enter this chapter of my life looking forward to what comes next and feeling some sadness that this phase of my life is changing. For now, we will be keeping all appointments as scheduled. We will contact you individually about any appointment changes. All orthodontic contracts will be honored with care provided by the orthodontists. I have every confidence that the doctors of Moynihan Dental Specialists will provide you with excellent care for many years to come.

 

My very best wishes to all of you,

 

Dr. Deborah Himelhoch