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.

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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.


Dr. Fishbaugh


Dr. David Fishbaugh is a native of Alma, Michigan. He graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Science degree from Central Michigan University in 1984. He graduated from the University of Detroit School of Dentistry in 1988, receiving his D.D.S. degree.

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.
Dr. Kilgore


We are pleased and excited to announce that Dr. Cara Kilgore will be joining our practice in July, 2016. Dr. Kilgore was born and raised in the South Bend where she graduated from Riley High School. She holds a degree in Spanish from Indiana University Bloomington and speaks fluent Spanish. After graduating from the Indiana University School of Dentistry in 2010, she joined the Indian Health Services and served as the Chief Dental Office at the Penobscot Nation Indian Reservation in Maine. Cara was accepted into the Pediatric Residency Program at Temple University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania where she will complete her training June 2016.

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.
Dr. McCrea


Dr. Carter McCrea joined North Point Pediatric Dentistry in July 2013. Dr. McCrea was born and raised in South Bend and graduated from St. Joseph High School. At Miami University in Oxford Ohio, he was a cum laude graduate and received a Bachelor of Arts degree. He is a graduate of the Indiana University School of Dentistry and he received his Certificate of Training in Pediatric Dentistry from James Whitcomb Riley Children’s Hospital. He also has a Master of Science degree in pediatric dentistry from Indiana University where he completed and published research in restorative pediatric dental materials.

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.

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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.

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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.

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Our Mission

Lifetime of Dental Health

We promote a life time of dental health for infants, toddlers, children and adolescents.

Enjoyable Experience

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.