What Makes Us Different

Carolina Pediatric Dentistry has a reputation for being among the best pediatric dental care providers for patients and their families in the greater Raleigh, NC area and across the state of North Carolina. This is due to our practice’s commitment to delivering the highest standards of clinical care; the comprehensive and extensive nature of services we offer; our kid-friendly and fun office environment; and our highly skilled, compassionate, and experienced team members. We practice pediatric dentistry with a patient-centric ethos, meaning that above all else, we promise to ensure the safety, well-being and oral health of every child that is in our care. Together, we are committed to providing a positive and encouraging experience to our patient families and providing the best dental home for your special child!

When you choose to establish Carolina Pediatric Dentistry as your child’s dental home, you receive an array of benefits unique to our practice:

We are a comprehensive dental home for all kids.

From preventive care such as professional cleanings, x-rays, and checkups, to in-office sedation, to hospital dentistry with general anesthesia, 24/7 on-call emergency or trauma services, and services for individuals with special healthcare needs, we offer comprehensive, continuous, accessible, and coordinated dental care for your child. When we refer your child to a dental specialist, we will always advocate on your child’s behalf.

Our doctors collectively have over 30 years of experience.

Since 2002 when our founding partner, Dr. LaRee Johnson, opened the North Raleigh/Wake Forest Carolina Pediatric Dentistry office in Wakefield, we’ve seen thousands of patient families, whose dental needs range from regular checkups to complex dental surgeries. 

We are parents too.

Dr. Johnson is mom to two children who are approaching adulthood. Dr. Morris is dad to three young kids under the age seven. A majority of our administrative and clinical team are parents too! All of us at Carolina Pediatric Dentistry enjoy being around children, find the joy in being playful but professional, and understand what it’s like to be in the shoes of a caring mom or dad. When it comes to caring for your child’s smile, we are your co-coach!  

We are kid-friendly and fun.

For 90% of our young patients, they’re crying because …they don’t want to leave the playhouse! Our lobby is designed for play, making it inviting and entertaining for our patients. We use kid-sized equipment and playspaces, and we use the least invasive method of intervention for dental visits – the iPad. Kids love watching their favorite TV show or movie. All patients get a token to win a fun prize at the end of their visit. The most fun part of all is our warm and loving team members who are always excited to see our patient families!

We accept many insurance plans. 

Our office accepts Medicaid and all insurance plans that offer out-of-network benefits. We are in-network with Aetna PPO, Ameritas, BlueCross BlueShield (BCBS) of NC, Cigna DPPO, Delta Dental, Metlife, United Concordia Elite Plus, United Concordia Tricare, United Healthcare. Our insurance coordinators are always happy to help verify and understand your plan's benefits. 

We run on time (but never say never!). 

We treat each other, including our patient families, with respect, including respect for your family’s time. 

We are bilingual. Hablamos español.

We offer most paperwork in Spanish and English to be inclusive and representative of our community. 

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(919) 570-0180
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