We are North Point Pediatric Dentistry, the office of Dr. David Fishbaugh, Dr. Carter McCrea and Dr. Cara Kilgore. We and our team provide comprehensive pediatric dental care for infants, toddlers, children and teens. Our office is conveniently and centrally located to the surrounding community. We strive to maintain the highest standard of excellence for our patients. Our purpose is to provide our patients with the foundation for a lifetime of dental health.
Why choose a pediatric dentist
Pediatric dentists are the dental specialists who are specifically trained to treat infants, children, and adolescents. Pediatric dentists must complete an advanced training residency after graduation from dental school. The residency emphasizes extensive training in behavior management, child psychology, growth and development, hospital dentistry, sedation, care for special needs patients, and techniques to alleviate anxiety and build trust with children and their parents. Pediatric dentists have the knowledge and skills to provide a positive dental experience and to educate children on the importance of maintaining good oral hygiene.
Meet Our Pediatric Dentists
Dental health is vital for a child’s development and well-being. At North Point Pediatric Dentistry our focus is making children feel comfortable in the dental setting, to assist in prevention of dental problems, as well as manage and maintain primary and permanent teeth. Our contemporary office is designed to provide a comfortable and relaxed setting for children of all ages as well as their parents. At North Point Pediatric Dentistry we strive to make all visits to our office pleasant and positive.
MEET THE REST OF OUR TEAM
MEET DR. FISHBAUGH
In July of 1988, he was commissioned as a captain in the United States Air Force. He spent his first year in service continuing his dental education in a post-doctoral general practice residency program at Scott Air Force Base, Illinois. While stationed at Comiso Air Station in Sicily, Dr. Fishbaugh realized his most satisfying experiences in dentistry revolved around treating children. He is proud to have served in the Air Force for four years and was honorably discharged in 1992.
Dr. Fishbaugh received his Specialty Certificate of Training in pediatric dentistry from Columbus Children’s Hospital (Columbus, Ohio) as well as his Master of Science degree from the Ohio State University. During his studies at Ohio State, he completed nationally recognized research involving the sedation of children. He has hospital privileges at St. Joseph Regional Medical Center and is the current Chairman of the Dental Department. He has membership in numerous professional organizations including the St. Joseph District Dental Society, Indiana State Dental Association, American Dental Association and American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry. Dr. Fishbaugh is a Board-Certified Pediatric Dentist and is a Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry.
After working in a group practice for 8 years, Dr. Fishbaugh opened North Point Pediatric Dentistry in January 2002. His vision was an office that was welcoming to parents and children from all walks of life and to provide compassionate and comfort conscious care for his patients.
MEET DR. KILGORE
Growing up, Dr. Kilgore often assisted her father, a pediatric dentist, and she has had extensive experience working with children. Dr. Fishbaugh and Dr. McCrea have both known Dr. Kilgore for several years and believe she is a perfect fit for our practice. We look forward to introducing her and are certain she will be well-received by our patients.
MEET DR. MCCREA
Dr. McCrea retains membership in the Mishawaka Dental Society, St. Joseph District Dental Society, Indiana State Dental Association, American Dental Association and American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry. He is a Board-Certified Pediatric Dentist and is a Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry. Dr. McCrea has hospital privileges at both St. Joseph Regional Medical Center and South Bend Memorial Hospital. He is currently Chairman of the Children’s Dental Health Month program in our community.
What sets us apart
Special Needs Friendly
Patients with special needs are those who due to physical, medical, developmental or cognitive conditions, require special consideration when receiving dental treatment. This can include people with Autism, Down's Syndrome, Cerebral Palsy, and countless other conditions or injuries that can make standard dental procedures more challenging.
Special Needs Friendly
We see a tremendous number of children who have special needs. Caring for a special needs patient takes compassion, understanding and training. All three of our pediatric dentists, our hygienist and assistants have extensive experience in working with special needs patients. . Our office focuses on meeting the needs and working with the limitations of these patients. if your child or someone you know has special needs, we would be happy to answer any questions you may have.
Our office is colorful and comfortable for both parents and children. We strive to provide the best possible care for your children using the most up-to-date materials and procedures
Special State of the Art Facility
We are constantly reviewing new materials and technologies that will help us to deliver comfort conscious care to our patients. Digital x rays help us to minimize radiation exposure, there are multiple new products we can use for decay prevention; our office is fully computerized which helps us to electronically communicate with patients, parents, insurance companies and other providers. In addition for your children’s safety, we use the most current biocompatible dentals materials available for dental restorations.We will always strive to be up-to-date with all aspects of pediatric dentistry.
Kids First. Teeth Second.
Each child we see is different. They have different personalities and different dental needs. It is important that we look at each child 'through their eyes' when determining what treatment would work best for them.
Kids first. Teeth Second.
Every child we treat is different. Initially, some kids are more comfortable with dental visits than others. Because of this fact, no procedures are done without first considering the child’s age, level of comfort or apprehension and parental concerns. Dental restorations may not be the immediate answer. Their are a number of preventive measure that are available today to help manage dental problems. The bottom line is, “How we manage your child’s dental needs is directly related to how we manage your child.”
Lifetime of Dental Health
We promote a life time of dental health for infants, toddlers, children and adolescents.
We create an office environment that will insure a pleasant experience for every child at every visit.
We educate our patients as well as our community about the prevention of dental disease.
Collaboration with Parents
We work together with patients and their parents to prevent dental disease through proper home and professional care.