January 14, 2019
There is nothing more important than the health of your children – and finding attentive, qualified, medical professionals to care for them can be a challenge. Dentistry is an essential component of a child’s health regimen, and choosing the right dentist for that all-important, first encounter, will set the tone for a lifetime of good dental hygiene. Recently opened in Riviera Village, parents can now turn to Dr. Shari Carroll Pediatric Dentistry for comprehensive dental care.
After graduating from dental school, receiving both her Doctor of Medicine in Dentistry (DMD) and Masters in Public Health (MA), she worked alongside her dad for eight years at their dental practice in Phoenix before moving to the South Bay in 2016.
Dr. Shari is also a professor at the USC pediatric dental residency at Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles and has modeled her office to emulate the facility at CHLA where they are conducting a research study with the occupational therapy doctorate program.
She has worked for almost 10 years exclusively treating infants, young children, and children with special needs, both in the office and in hospital settings, and splits her time between CHLA and her practice in Redondo Beach.
Dr. Shari’s new offices were designed strictly for the younger set! The sun-filled, reception area offers numerous, kid-friendly diversions, including a bubble machine, LED peg wall, toys and stuffed animals.
The treatment rooms are painted in bright colors and patterns, with TVs on the ceiling and mini-headsets for the patients.
Throughout the facility, children will discover fairy doors (lower on the wall for infants, higher for toddlers) and a mail box to ship their teeth to the Tooth Fairy, just in case they’re wary of the traditional under-the-pillow method.
There is a special child-size door to enter the treatment area and behind the front desk is a closet filled with a variety of appropriate toys for every age.
As the parent of a special needs child, Dr. Shari is active with Autism Speaks and assists parents with special needs children looking for support. She has a sensory treatment room designed specifically for special needs children, based on the model used at CHLA featuring muted, colored lighting and a sensory wall. The idea is to appeal to different sensory aspects that can help a child feel more comfortable.
For the comfort of nursing mothers, there is also a breast-feeding room that doubles as an infant and toddler hygiene education room.
Dr. Shari performs an array of treatments including, oral diagnosis; dental exams; cleaning; fluoride varnish and SDF treatments; laser dentistry (for infants and children); digital x-rays (they follow ALARA guidelines); BPA free, biocompatible tooth colored fillings; crowns; behavior guidance; desensitization of dental anxiety for children with special needs; and hospital anesthesia.
Dr. Shari also treats lip and tongue ties effectively with laser technology requiring specialized knowledge and training. Parents can rest assured knowing that Dr. Shari has significant training and experience performing these procedures and is a member of the International Lactation Consultant Association, International Association for Tongue Tie Professionals and the Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine.
Dr. Shari Carroll can handle all of your child’s dental needs! She is a top-rated, pediatric dental professional and the South Bay is privileged to have such a dedicated specialist serving our community.
About Dr. Shari Carroll
Dr. Shari Carroll is a Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry. A graduate of the University of Arizona, she earned her Doctor of Medicine in Dentistry (DMD) and Masters in Public Health (MA), and completed a 2-year post-doctoral specialty education program in pediatric dentistry at Temple University Hospital. The American Board of Pediatric Dentistry has certified Dr. Carroll as a specialist in pediatric dentistry.
Dr. Shari Carroll Pediatric Dentistry accepts most major forms of EPO and PPO dental insurance. Give the office a call to find out if they are in network, directly or indirectly, with your insurance provider.
For additional information and to make an appointment, visit the website at https://redondobeachkidsdentist.com/ or call 310-357-4414.
Dr. Shari Carroll Pediatric Dentistry is located at 1611 South Catalina Avenue, Suite 100, Redondo Beach, CA 90277.
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