Why Choose a Pediatric Dentist

Pediatric Dentistry in Winston-Salem and Kernersville, NC

We have served the Winston-Salem community for over 30 years and are currently the only Pediatric Dentists in Kernersville and the surrounding area.

What is a pediatric dentist?

Pediatric dentists are specialists in treating the unique needs of children. A pediatric dentist has completed two to three years of specialty training beyond dental school. Our speciality practice is dedicated to treating the oral health needs of infants and children through adolescence, including those with special health needs. Pediatric dentists receive postdoctoral training in child psychology, behavior modification, and pharmacology. They also undergo yearly training and re-certification to stay current with the most recent developments in technology and patient care.

All of our doctors are board-certified pediatric dentists, and complete numerous hours of continuing education in their field every year.  

Why is it important to start your child's dental journey with a pediatric dentist?

Choosing a pediatric practice to trust with your child’s smile is an important decision. A positive first impression can influence your child's view of dentistry for the rest of his or her life, so it’s important to make sure your child is comfortable with the doctor and team.

Ideally, your child’s dental experience will be something to remember for the rest of their life. Make sure it will give them something to smile about!

Pediatric dentists emphasize prevention as a way to stop a dental problem before it starts

Education for Parent and Child

We put attention on prevention, and we explain preventive care, hygiene, and treatments in simple, easy-to-understand terms and provide patient-specific plans for each family.

We will always prioritize your child's comfort

A Comfortable Environment

It’s very important for your child to feel comfortable in our office. It is our goal to create a safe place with a fun atmosphere for your child to enjoy.

What parents are saying about our office

So friendly and gentle

"This office is so great with our son!  Everyone is so friendly and gentle.  They explain everything that they're doing to my child to make sure he's comofrtable.  Highly recommend!"
-Sarah T

Great experience for my daughter

"My daughter has been a patient of Dr. Gina Spangler since she was 18 months old.  She is now 16 years old and still seeing Dr. Gina.  She always has a bright smile and I am very happy I came across this dentist! The whole staff is great.  They know how to take care of their patients.  I would recommend this office for all of your kids' needs. 2 locations in Winston-Salem and Kernersville.  Thanks for making this a great experience for my daughter."
-Ruth G

Could not have dreamed of a more supportive and fulfilling experience

"I could not have dreamed of a more supportive and fulfilling experience for my 3yos's first trip to the dentist.  He was as uncooperative and challenging as expected, but the staff and Dr. Gail Rohlfing took it all in stride, soothing my anxiety and setting my son up for dental success in the future.  My son left thinking that going to the dentist wasn't bad--that's a win in my eyes!!"
-Tonya S

They take extra precautions to keep everyone safe 

"Dr. Kate Lambert and staff are AMAZING!!!!  It's like wrestling an alligator trying to brush my 2yo teeth.  Dr. Kate is MAGIC!  She was able to keep my daughter calm and cooperative.  They are taking extra precautions to keep everyone safe during this COVID crisis!  I can't thank them enough for enough for such a great visit and experience."
-Kate B

They make the visit fun

"Dr. Kelly Lipp was so patient with my daughter during her first dental appointment and she made it fun!  I'm thankful so my daughter will still want to go as she gets older.  Also, Kylie is the friendlist face you see when you walk in and out plus the helpful!  I couldn't have asked for a better experience for my toddler's first appointment."
-Erin E

Patient, knowledgeable, caring, and trustworthy

"They are patient, knowledgeable, kind, caring, and trustworthy.  They actually listen to my parental concerns before discussing what care to take.  My children love visiting the dentist now.  And they will allow you back with your child because, unlike other pediatric practices we visited previously, they clearly have nothing to hide here.  They were able to alleviate the fears and problems created by the previous dental practice.  Spangler, Rohlfing & Lambert is the epitome of a professional practice!  We travel from 35 miles away, and it is worth every mile."
-Angie S 

My daughter always has the best experience

"My daughter always has the best experience when we visit Dr. Spangler's office!  She loves all of the hygienist and Paige always makes sure she feels comfortable and well taken care of.  #1 office for sure!" 
-Chelsea S