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Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics

Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics at Monroe Carell offers a home for dental and oral health to infants, children and adolescents. We provide family-based, child oriented care that considers all aspects of oral health throughout your child's growth into adulthood. Our pediatric dentists and orthodontists provide simple dental hygiene and routine care, as well as more complex dental alignment and jaw reconstruction procedures. We work with specialists in other departments at Monroe Carell to ensure the best dental and oral health, no matter what challenges your child faces.

Meet Your Care Team

Raquel T. Capote

Raquel T. CapoteDMD, MPH

    Cleft Palate, Facial and Jaw Reconstruction, Obstructive Sleep Apnea, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Orthodontics, Skeletal Facial Deformities
Margaret V. Maclin

Margaret V. MaclinDMD, BS

    Cleft Lip and Palate, Pediatric Dentistry, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Samuel J. McKenna

Samuel J. McKennaMD, DDS

    Dental Implant Reconstruction, Facial Trauma, Facial and Jaw Reconstruction, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Skeletal Facial Deformities, Total TM Joint Replacement

Why Choose Pediatric Dentistry at Monroe Carell

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    Expert care

    Our program features board certified pediatric dentists and orthodontists, with additional training in cleft lip and palate, craniofacial differences, children wih special needs children, and oral and maxillofacial reconstruction surgery.

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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.

Cleft and Craniofacial

Watch Judah's transformation as he undergoes nasoalveolar molding (NAM) and surgery at Monroe Carell. 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.

Tests, Treatments and Services

We offer a full range of tests, treatments, and services including: