Taking your children to the dentist can be stressful. It's hard to take time away from your day - and theirs - not knowing how kids will feel or act, or how much treatment will cost. Here at Caring Tree, we offer affordable payment options, convenient appointment times and a commitment to compassionately transform fear into trust.
Caring Tree Children's Dentistry is a comprehensive pediatric practice serving toddlers, children, and adolescents with compassion, safety, and skill. Let Dr. Michelle Kucera and our team create a dental home away from home for your growing family.
Caring Tree Children's Dentistry is all about education. Whether we're teaching kids, families, or the community about dental health and wellness and how it can be achieved, or just showing kids what’s going to happen and why when they come to our office. Our team participates in continuing education and enjoys sharing knowledge in practical ways patients can apply in real life.
Dr. Michelle Kucera (known to all as Dr. K) has always loved children. She became intrigued with dentistry while working for a local dentist and orthodontist in high school and loved interacting with the variety of people she met each day. She became a DDS at Case Western Reserve University, discovering that one of the most important components of successful dentistry is building patient relationships and trust. She places high value on listening to and honoring each individual patient’s story, developing bonds that she hopes will last many years.
In 2012, Dr. K purchased the practice from Dr. Terry Horlick (who retired in 2015), and branded it as Caring Tree Children's Dentistry. Caring Tree is now expanding to include a second office in Lincoln later in 2018. Dr. K nurtures a supportive, joyful, and cohesive team in her practice, knowing this ensures the most positive dental experiences for our young patients and their families.
"Building patient relationships and trust are very important at Caring Tree.
It is important to listen to and honor every family's story."
- Dr. Michelle Kucera
Is your child fearful or anxious? Sedation dentistry may be an option to consider; we offer nitrous oxide and oral or IV sedation. The compassionate Caring Tree Children’s Dentistry staff will work with you and your child to soothe fears and make dental work a more pleasant experience.
Silver diamine fluoride (SDF) is an effective, noninvasive antibiotic liquid treatment for hypersensitive teeth, tooth decay and cavities. Future restoration will still be necessary, but SDF is a good stopgap method for young children who still have baby teeth. Ask Caring Tree Children’s Dentistry if SDF might be a solution for your child.
Caring Tree Children’s Dentistry can make zirconia crowns and fillings that are white to match your child’s tooth color. Zirconia is a stainless-steel substitute that is more durable and aesthetically pleasing than most metal fillings.