Customer service and efficiency are key at Pediatric Dentistry of Lakeland and we recognize that your time is extremely valuable! We work diligently to respect your schedule and work endlessly to provide your child with the best dental experience.
Dr. Erin was born and raised in Lakeland, Florida. She received her Bachelor of Science degree Summa Cum Laude from Florida Southern College, where she graduated as the Honor Walk Student. Dr. Erin earned her doctorate with Highest Honors from the University of Florida College of Dentistry and graduated 1st in her dental school class. She continued her education at the prestigious University of Florida/Shands Hospital residency program to become a specialist in pediatric dentistry. Dr. Erin became a Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry, achieving Board Certified status, in her first year eligible.
Dr. Erin currently resides in Lakeland, Florida with her husband and is the proud Mom of a newborn daughter. She has three dogs, Belle, Banks, and Buckeye (because of her husband)! In her spare time, she enjoys going to the beach, traveling, swimming, and watching sports. Go Mocs! Go Gators!
The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommends “First Visit by First Birthday,” in order to prevent dental problems from developing. Since cavities can start as soon as the first tooth enters the mouth, your child should visit Dr. Erin once this tooth arrives (usually between seven and twelve months). “Early Childhood Caries” (or Baby Bottle Tooth Decay) needs to be addressed promptly so that options are available to help keep your child smiling bright. Your child’s first visit will also familiarize them with the relaxed aspects of having a dental check-up and starting to build a relationship with Dr. Erin and our wonderful staff. Dr. Erin will also provide you personalized guidance on oral hygiene and nutrition, examine your child’s dental development, and counsel you on what to do if your child experiences a dental injury. By establishing a dental home for your child as a patient of record, any emergency services for dental trauma can be easily treated in our practice. Today, children can grow up cavity-free and it is our goal to help you realize this ambition.