Dr. Deko – Pediatric Dentist, Dr. Akindeko Obebe attended The University of Akron, earned his dental degree from Temple University School of Dentistry, and completed his pediatric dental residency at St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children.
Dr. Obebe is a board certified pediatric dentist. He is a member of the College of Diplomates of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry, the American Dental Association and the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry.
Dr. Obebe is committed to delivering high quality dental care to children from various backgrounds in his daily practice as well as his yearly dental missions to countries such as Nigeria, Belize, Dominic Republic and Ecuador. His hobbies include jogging, swimming, traveling and he enjoys spending time with his family above all.
Dr Steven Foltz – Family Dentist
Village Pediatric Dentistry is located in the heart of Vickery Village. Our goal is to deliver the best possible dental care for infants, children, teens and kids with special healthcare needs. Our team will strive to make sure that your child has a positive experience while maintaining the highest standard of safety. There are some guidelines that help us keep the environment safe for us all.
- We ask that only one adult accompany a child for treatment.
- During appointments we ask that other siblings remain in the waiting area under adult supervision.
- Cell phones can be a tremendous distraction so we politely ask that you keep your cell phones off or in airplane mode. If you must take a call, we ask that you answer the phone outside the treatment and exam areas.
- Pictures and camera phones are a great way to document your child’s first dental experience. However, there are times when this activity may not be appropriate. Please be courteous to other patients, parents and team members, and ask before taking pictures or filming in our office.
- To help keep our office neat and clean for us all, no food or drinks are allowed.
We appreciate your understanding and cooperation !!
Meet Our Team
Cathy, Practice Manager
Cathy entered the field in 1991, and in addition to training in the Dental & Orthodontic fields, she also has experience consulting in both Dental and Medical offices. Cathy lives in Ball Ground, GA with her husband Shane, and two boys, Spencer and Connor. She also enjoys spending time with her daughter, Andie, and three grandsons, Eli, Luke and Isaac.
Brittany, Front Office and Clinical Assistant
I was born in New Jersey, but moved to Georgia when I was 10 years old and been here ever since. I have a wonderful husband we’ve been married for almost 3 years and we have two amazing little boys and I love spending time with them! I’ve been in dentistry for 5 years. I decided to go to Future Dental Assistants Atlanta 2013 to get my certificate. I also recently received my Expanded Duties certificate as well. I love being in the dental field and I’m so excited to be apart of Serenity Orthodontics. I can’t wait to learn more about Orthodontics!
We are available 9am – 6pm Monday and Thursday. For after hours emergencies, please listen to our voice mail message.
Our office attempts to schedule appointments at your convenience and when time is available. We reccomend morning appointments for our preschool aged children and those younger than 6 years old as they tend to be less tired and more cooperative. Morning appointments also allow us to spend more time with your child thereby helping to ensure a positive dental visit. School aged children ages 7 and older may be scheduled throughout the day. Most treatment appointments will be scheduled in the morning. Our afternoon appointments are for routine visits and older children requiring minor dental treatment.
Payment for professional services is due at the time dental treatment is provided. Every effort will be made to provide a treatment plan which fits your timetable and budget, and gives your child the best possible care. We accept cash, personal checks, and most major credit cards.
Before the first visit: Please discuss the positive aspects of dentistry with your child. Convey good feelings to your child about dental visits being a part of growing up. Explain that the dentist will look at and count all of his or her teeth. Please do not tell your child that the dentist will not hurt, as this may have never entered his or her mind. Rather, emphasize that the dentist will be gentle and friendly. Avoid using words like needle, drill, shot, pull or any other word suggesting unpleasantness. Expect your child to do well and enjoy their visit and chances are, they will.
Please print and fill out our new patient forms. Bring them with you at first appointment, Thank You.
For primary care, children see a specialist known as a pediatrician. So why do children not see a dentist who specializes in their care as well? It might surprise you to discover that there are pediatric dentists you can turn to. These dentists are dedicated to the oral health of children, focusing on everything from education to facial growth and development. Our office is geared towards the treatment of those under the age of 18, starting when the first baby tooth erupts. We can also work with those who are medically and physically compromised.
Worried it is too early to bring your child to the dentist? The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry suggests that your child start seeing the dentist by their first birthday, though it is best to see one as soon as the first tooth erupts. Doing so helps to establish key elements of oral health care for your child, including:
- Comprehensive care that covers the treatment of ailments as well as their prevention
- Individualized approaches based on the specific risks your child presents with
- Guidance for you on how to help your child navigate oral health care based on their growth and development
- Counseling on dietary approaches that will help your child keep their teeth and gums healthy
- Referrals to dental specialists for problems that cannot be addressed within the practice.
If you feel your child’s oral health care is best suited to a practice that is tailored to their needs, contact us to schedule your initial consultation.
The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry encourages parents and other care providers to help every child establish a dental home by 12 months of age. Establishing a dental home provides some key components to dental care for your child including…
- Comprehensive oral health care including acute care and preventive services.
- Individualized preventive dental health program based upon a caries-risk assessment.
- Anticipatory guidance regarding growth and development.
- Plan for acute dental trauma (emergencies).
- Dietary counseling.
- Referrals to dental specialists when care cannot directly be provided within the dental home.
- Referral at an age determined by patient, parent, and pediatric dentist.
Does your child want a great smile? Of course they do! A healthy, beautiful smile is something everyone wishes they had, and with the right care, your child will be smiling with confidence in no time.
Dr. Sharma specializes in the use of braces with children. This means that she not only considers the problems present in the alignment of their teeth but how the growth of their bones will impact their alignment in the future. Dr. Sharma takes a gentle approach to treatment so as to help young patients feel comfortable and also focuses on education so that they feel empowered.
At our practice, we can offer your child multiple treatment options, selecting the one that is best suited to both their wants and needs. Currently, we offer Invisalign Teen, Incognito, Damon System, and Wild Smiles brackets. We are confident that we have the right option for your child.
To learn more about our orthodontic services, please call to schedule your consultation.