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Pediatric Dentistry

The Dental Program at Monroe Carell offers a dental home for infants, children and adolescents. A dental home simply means we foster an ongoing relationship with you and your child. We provide all aspects of oral health care, delivered to your child in a comprehensive, coordinated and family-centered way.

Meet Your Doctor

Margaret V. Maclin
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Margaret V. MaclinDMD, BS

    Cleft Lip and Palate, Pediatric Dentistry, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

Why Choose Pediatric Dentistry at Monroe Carell

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    Expert care

    Our program features a board certified pediatric dentist with additional training in cleft lip and palate, craniofacial differences and special needs children of all ages.

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    Care for special needs children

    We specialize in providing dental care for children with Down syndrome, cerebral palsy and other conditions. Whether your child is healthy or has any type of behavioral, medical or dental special need, we’re here for you.

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    A team approach

    We use a team approach to care, working closely with many other children’s specialties including the NICU, plastic surgery, ENT, oral surgery, the Fetal Center, cardiology and many others.

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    Access to specialists

    Your child and family have streamlined access to a wealth of specialists at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. We work together to determine the best care plan that meets your family’s specific needs.

Judah's Story

Watch Judah's transformation as he undergoes nasoalveolar molding (NAM) and surgery at Children's Hospital. The Cleft and Craniofacial Program team members work closely with our pediatric dentist to help children born with cleft lip and palate live a normal life.