Meet Your Dentist
Dr. Kristy Kao
Dr. Kristy Kao was born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia. She attended the University of Pennsylvania for her undergraduate studies with a major in Biological Basis of Behavior. She subsequently went on to attend dental school at Columbia University in New York, where she realized her love of working with children. Upon graduation from Columbia, Dr. Kristy completed specialized training in pediatric dentistry at Albert Einstein/Montefiore Medical Center where she further developed her skills in treating children of all ages.
Dr. Kristy looks forward to giving each patient a fun, positive experience at the dentist and setting them up for a lifetime of dental health!
In her spare time, Dr. Kristy enjoys doing yoga, exploring the city and outdoors, and spending time with her husband and new puppy.
Dr. Melanie Kucharski “Kalb”
Passion for children care is what identifies Dr. Melanie Kucharski. Her love for children, positive and caring attitude, help her to provide exceptional and gentle dental care. She received her Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD) degree from Arizona School of Dentistry & Oral Health.
To be able to provide highest quality of communication with her patients, dr Kucharski graduated with a degree in Physiology & Neuroscience from the University of California, San Diego.
She enhances her skills and increases her knowledge through continuing education to bring you the most up to date in treatment planning and delivery of specialized pediatric dental care. Dr. Kucharski is a member of the American Dental Association, Florida Dental Association and the International Academy of Facial Aesthetics.
Dr. Kucharski volunteers with the Caring for Miami Project Smile Program which provides free comprehensive dental care to low-income, uninsured individuals to reduce untreated dental disease. She has provided a positive experience in dental mission trips to Mexico, Peru, and Give Kids a Smile. She is a big believer in community service and helping the underserved.
In her spare time, Dr. Kucharski enjoys spending quality time with her husband and their dog, Oso. She also enjoys traveling, boxing, Barry’s boot camp and watching TV.
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Our key objective is to provide you with VIP patient care and exceptional child's health. As one of the best pediatric offices in Miami, we strive to create a long-lasting relationship with our young stars and their families.
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Your First Visit
Kids Dentistry is our Priority and Focus
Welcome to our office
Here at VIP pediatric dentist, our purpose is to help you have your best and healthiest life through informed choices, education, and of course patient/client respect. It is one of the most important goals of our office to provide the highest pediatric dental care in a place where you and your child can feel safe and secure.
We strive daily for excellence in everything we do and we are regularly growing in our skills through enhancing our education and training our staff. We use those skills to help build relationships with our clients to facilitate greater oral health now and into the future. Our growth as an office does not end just with our personnel though, as our pediatric clinic has advanced, state-of-the-art equipment designed to make sure that your child has every tool available today to meet their dental needs.
Our office is specifically designed with catering to children in mind, providing comfortable sitting areas for children and parents, a happy and friendly atmosphere that assists with children relaxing, and of course, keeping new and sanitized toys available for children to play with while they wait.
It is a point of pride for our organization that we take honesty, ethics, and the well-being of our clients extremely seriously. Because of that, we always take time to explain findings, to discuss with our clients any treatment options that may be available to them, and to offer the plan that will be least invasive to them and their little one. It is essential to the well-being of our patients both big and small that we are available to answer any questions regarding your child’s dental care needs.
Our office caters to every aspect of pediatric care from prevention and good habits all the way up to sedation pediatric dentistry. By joining our office we appreciate the trust that you show in letting us deliver one of the most amazing things a child ever has to offer, a beautiful smile.
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The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry
The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommends parents and other care providers to help every child establish a dental home by 12 months of age. Finding a friendly dental home helps develop dental care for your child including…
- Comprehensive oral health care and preventive services.
- Individualized preventive dental health program.
- Caries-risk assessment.
- Anticipatory guidance regarding growth and development.
- Plan for acute dental trauma and unforeseen dental emergencies.
- Dietary and nutrition counseling.
- Referrals to dental specialists when care cannot be provided within the dental home.
We focus on your child’s comfort and safety.
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Welcome to our office
First visits, especially for children, need to be very gentle and comfortable. Dr. Kalb and our expert-level staff do everything we can to make sure that both child and parent are comfortable and relaxed. You’ll have an opportunity to meet our professional team of dental experts and even be given an introductory gift as a thank you for joining our dental family.
Before anything begins though, you’ll have an opportunity to discuss your concerns, considerations, and what you think the needs of your child are as this will help allow our doctors and expert staff to start making informed plans about what kinds of options are best for your child. After that, you and your child are both welcomed to come into the treatment room where we can explain how the different tools work and provide your children with their own special toothbrush along with some tips on how to keep their teeth clean and happy.
By walking both you and your child through the steps of preventive oral health, cleaning, and explaining any of the tools and findings after your child’s examination, both you and your little one will have a good idea of where your child stands in terms of their oral health, what kind of options are available if needed, and help give both you and your child a better insight into the role of dental medicine in helping keep your child happy and healthy.
It is important to make sure that all first visit forms are completed prior to your arrival at your appointment time as this allows us to help maintain our schedule with our other clients. Assuming that the paperwork is filled out in time, then the examination usually lasts around 30 minutes and includes oral instruction time with and teaching your child how to care for their own teeth.
Usually part of this examination time will also include a cleaning and an examination to outline any potential existing problems and offer relevant treatments. Your child’s comfort and well-being is our highest priority and is one of the reasons why we encourage family members to stay with children, especially for that first visit.
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VIP Pediatric Dentist
Blvd Ste B
North Miami, FL 33181