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PROVIDING PEDIATRIC DENTAL CARE IN THE EAST VALLEY SINCE 1980

History

Since 1980, Pediatric Dental Specialists has been dedicated to serving the East Valley. Our pediatric dentists are specialists dedicated to the oral health of children from infancy through the teenage years. We also care about providing a pleasant experience and we've created a fun train atmosphere to help put your little ones at ease.

Mission

  • Pediatric Dental Specialists consists of Board Certified Pediatric Dentists and caring, compassionate team members. We provide expert pediatric dental services comfortably and safely to all of our patients. We help each child build a foundation of positive dental experiences and work to set them up for a lifetime of good dental health.

Meet Our Doctors

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Dr. Kimberly Sherrill

As a Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry and a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, Dr. Kimberly Sherrill is passionate about helping children grow healthy and beautiful smiles. She grew up in Martinsville, Virginia and received her undergraduate degree from North Carolina State University, and went to dental school at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Following a brief two years as a general dentist, Dr. Sherrill continued her education and completed her pediatric dental specialty degree at the Medical University of South Carolina. Dr. Sherrill joined Pediatric Dental Specialists in 2002. Dr. Sherrill has privileges at Phoenix Children’s Hospital and can see patients that need special care in the hospital setting.

Dr. Sherrill enjoys spending her free time with her husband, Todd, their two daughters, Anna and Cate, and their Golden Retriever, Roxie. Their family loves to travel, cheer on the Phoenix Suns, and hike. Dr. Sherrill and her daughters are active in the East Valley Chapter of the National Charity League, where she currently serves on their Board of Directors. They love calling Tempe home.

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Dr. "Charlie" Clark

Dr. "Charlie" Clark is a Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry and a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD). He is from Issaquah, Washington, and received his undergraduate degree from the University of Washington and his Doctor of Dental Medicine degree from the Arizona School of Dentistry & Oral Health (A.T. Still University). Dr. Clark received his pediatric dental specialty education at the Children's Hospital of Wisconsin and continues to see patients who need specialty care at Phoenix Children's Hospital. In addition to being a board-certified pediatric dentist, Dr. Charlie Clark is also an active member of the AAPD and serves on their Council on Clinical Affairs, volunteering his time and expertise to help review and update the academy's Reference Manual of Pediatric Dentistry.

Dr. Clark has been active in many local organizations and currently serves as the Vice Chair for the Brighter Way Institute. He has also partnered with Canadian-based Dentistry For All in leading a team of volunteers on an annual service trip to Guatemala since 2008. Outside of the dental world, Dr. Clark enjoys spending time with his wife Jessica, their two daughters Ellie and MJ, and their yellow lab Dexter.

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Dr. Joseph C. Creech III

Dr. Creech III is a Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry and takes great pride in providing children with the skills and confidence to achieve a lifetime of oral health. He grew up in Gilbert, earned his undergraduate degree from Northern Arizona University and his Doctor of Dental Medicine degree from the Arizona School of Dentistry and Oral Health (AT Still University). Dr. Creech III completed his pediatric dental residency through NYU Langone Hospitals in Tucson and joined the practice in 2016.

Outside of the office, Dr. Creech III enjoys camping, traveling, and new cuisine. He is lucky enough to share these hobbies with his beautiful wife Jackie, and his two children, Tristin, and Scout.

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Dr. Dawn Pruzansky

Dr. Dawn Pruzansky was born and raised in New Jersey and received her Bachelor degree in Biology from New York University. Before attending dental school, Dr. Pruzansky was involved in basic science research at both New York University College of Dentistry and Mayo Clinic Scottsdale. During this time, she published several pieces regarding mitochondrial apoptosis. She then attended UMDNJ New Jersey Dental School, where she received her DMD degree. After graduation, she was accepted into the Orthodontic residency program at New York University College of Dentistry and received her orthodontic certification.

Dr. Pruzansky started practicing orthodontics in the NY-NJ-PA area. She and her family relocated to Phoenix in 2013, and, until recently, she was the Administrative Director and an Assistant Professor of the postgraduate orthodontic program at ASDOH in Mesa. She is an active member of the American Association of Orthodontists and its Pacific Coast Society of Orthodontists constituency. She is the immediate past President of the Arizona State Orthodontic Association and a member of the Arizona State Dental Association, Arizona Orthodontic Study Club, World Federation of Orthodontists, and the American Dental Association. She plays an active role in the AZDA by serving on the Editorial board for their monthly publication, “Inscriptions,” and serves as a CADS board member. She has published several articles in orthodontic journals as well as co-authored four chapters in orthodontic textbooks.

Dr. Pruzansky spends most of her free time with her husband, two young children and chocolate Labrador. She enjoys painting with her kids, reading, movies, and trying new restaurants. If you know of any authentic Italian restaurants in the valley, she would love to know about them.

Put your little ones at ease, we can’t wait to be your kids dentist Chandler & Gilbert.

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Get on Board for a Lifetime of Healthy and Growing Smiles!