Creating a Lifetime of Smiles

– Now Accepting New Patients –

 WELCOME TO SMILES DENTISTRY FOR KIDS

It is our goal to provide excellent dental care and make all of your child’s dental experiences comfortable and fun.

Whether it’s a simple checkup or restorative care, we provide high quality comprehensive dental care through patience, understanding and compassion.  

We create great smiles and trusting relationships.  Dr. Matt and his fantastic team will take their time with your child and never rush through visits.  If your child needs extra attention or time to adjust to a new atmosphere, he or she will get it.  

We use easy-to-understand terminology to eliminate confusion when your child comes to the office for treatment.  We want to make sure your child knows there is nothing to fear.

Did you know? Smiles Dentistry for Kids is a locally owned small business with one doctor so you and your child will see the Dr. Matt every visit.  
We love working with children and look forward to meeting yours.

 WELCOME TO SMILES DENTISTRY FOR KIDS

It is our goal to provide excellent dental care and make all of your child’s dental experiences comfortable and fun.

Whether it’s a simple checkup or restorative care, we provide high quality comprehensive dental care through patience, understanding and compassion.  

We create great smiles and trusting relationships.  Dr. Matt and his fantastic team will take their time with your child and never rush through visits.  If your child needs extra attention or time to adjust to a new atmosphere, he or she will get it.  

We use easy-to-understand terminology to eliminate confusion when your child comes to the office for treatment.  We want to make sure your child knows there is nothing to fear.

Did you know? Smiles Dentistry for Kids is a locally owned small business with one doctor so you and your child will see the Dr. Matt every visit.  
We love working with children and look forward to meeting yours.

  MEET DR. MATT

Dr. Matt

  • Dr. Matt graduated from the UMKC School of Dentistry and went directly into his post graduate residency program in Pediatric Dentistry at Northwestern University. Upon completion of his rigorous training Dr. Matt became a board certified pediatric dentist with the ABPD (American Board of Pediatric Dentists)
  • In his free time, Dr. Matt loves to spend time traveling and hanging out at home with his wife, Emily and daughter, Eloise. In recent years, he has also become a motorcycle enthusiast and avid road racer.
  • I love pediatric dentistry. Not everybody gets to do exactly what they want for a career. I’m so lucky to have had the opportunities I have and to be where I am. I want to share my knowledge and skills with families in hopes that we can reduce the occurrence of dental decay in kids in a super fun environment. Working with such diverse personalities requires a lot of flexibility and a lot of energy, but it pays off at the end of the day. I truly feel that working with children is what I was meant to do

  MEET DR. MATT

Dr. Matt

  • Dr. Matt graduated from the UMKC School of Dentistry and went directly into his post graduate residency program in Pediatric Dentistry at Northwestern University. Upon completion of his rigorous training Dr. Matt became a board certified pediatric dentist with the ABPD (American Board of Pediatric Dentists)
  • In his free time, Dr. Matt loves to spend time traveling and hanging out at home with his wife, Emily and daughter, Eloise. In recent years, he has also become a motorcycle enthusiast and avid road racer.
  • I love pediatric dentistry. Not everybody gets to do exactly what they want for a career. I’m so lucky to have had the opportunities I have and to be where I am. I want to share my knowledge and skills with families in hopes that we can reduce the occurrence of dental decay in kids in a super fun environment. Working with such diverse personalities requires a lot of flexibility and a lot of energy, but it pays off at the end of the day. I truly feel that working with children is what I was meant to do

  MEET THE TEAM

  ABOUT PEDIATRIC DENTISTRY

WHAT IS PEDIATRIC DENTISTRY?

Pediatric dentists are the pediatricians of dentistry. A pediatric dentist has at least two years of specialty training following dental school and limits his practice to treating children only. Pediatric dentists are primary and specialty oral care providers for infants and children through adolescence, including those with special health needs.

WHEN SHOULD MY CHILD HAVE HIS OR HER FIRST VISIT WITH DR. MATT?

According to the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD), children should visit the dentist by their first birthday. It is important that your child’s newly erupted teeth (erupting at 6-12 months of age) receive proper dental care and benefit from proper oral hygiene habits right from the beginning.

BABY TEETH AREN'T PERMANENT; WHY DO THEY NEED SPECIAL CARE?

Although they don’t last as long as permanent teeth, your child’s first teeth play an important role in development. While they’re in place, these primary teeth help your little one speak, smile and chew properly. They also hold space in the jaw for permanent teeth. If a child loses a tooth too early – due to damage or decay – nearby teeth may crowd that space, which can result in crooked or misplaced permanent teeth. Also, your child’s general health is affected by the oral health of the teeth and gums.

CHECK-UPS

If your child is under 24 months, the first visit is usually short and simple. In most cases, we focus on getting to know your child and giving you some basic information about dental care and growth. Dr. Matt will check your child’s teeth for placement and health, and look for any potential problems with the gums and jaw. If necessary, we may do a bit of cleaning and apply a fluoride treatment.

 

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If your child is over 24 months, the first visit is typically more comprehensive. In addition to providing information on dental care and growth, we will perform a complete dental cleaning, exam and application of fluoride. For all ages, we will answer any questions you have about how to care for your child’s teeth as they develop, and provide you with materials containing helpful tips that you can refer to at home.

DIGITAL X-RAYS

Following the guidelines set forth by the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, we recommend taking the first x-rays around 4 years of age depending on their risk of decay.  None-the-less, we use a digital imaging system that insures minimal exposure and risk to your child.

SEALANTS

Sealants are a preventative covering limited to the pits and fissures of teeth that are difficult to brush and more prone to cavities. We often recommend sealants as a safe and simple way to reduce your child’s risk of decay on permanent molars.  Ask Dr. Matt about sealants at your next visit

EMERGENCIES

As parents we love our children wish they never had accidents but they are an unfortunate part of childhood. Dental emergencies can be particularly scary for parents and children.  Dr. Matt is on-call 24/7 for dental emergencies. Please don’t hesitate to call if your child has a dental uh-oh.

SEDATION

In rare instances there are children that are unable to sit through dental treatment due to either age, anxiety or health concerns.  For these patients we offer IV Sedation (sleep dentistry).  If your child would benefit from IV Sedation we will be with you every step of the way to answer all questions you may have.

  ABOUT PEDIATRIC DENTISTRY

WHAT IS PEDIATRIC DENTISTRY?

Pediatric dentists are the pediatricians of dentistry. A pediatric dentist has at least two years of specialty training following dental school and limits his practice to treating children only. Pediatric dentists are primary and specialty oral care providers for infants and children through adolescence, including those with special health needs.

WHEN SHOULD MY CHILD HAVE HIS OR HER FIRST VISIT WITH DR. MATT?

According to the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD), children should visit the dentist by their first birthday. It is important that your child’s newly erupted teeth (erupting at 6-12 months of age) receive proper dental care and benefit from proper oral hygiene habits right from the beginning.

BABY TEETH AREN'T PERMANENT; WHY DO THEY NEED SPECIAL CARE?

Although they don’t last as long as permanent teeth, your child’s first teeth play an important role in development. While they’re in place, these primary teeth help your little one speak, smile and chew properly. They also hold space in the jaw for permanent teeth. If a child loses a tooth too early – due to damage or decay – nearby teeth may crowd that space, which can result in crooked or misplaced permanent teeth. Also, your child’s general health is affected by the oral health of the teeth and gums.

CHECK-UPS

If your child is under 24 months, the first visit is usually short and simple. In most cases, we focus on getting to know your child and giving you some basic information about dental care and growth. Dr. Matt will check your child’s teeth for placement and health, and look for any potential problems with the gums and jaw. If necessary, we may do a bit of cleaning and apply a fluoride treatment.

 

Click here to learn more

If your child is over 24 months, the first visit is typically more comprehensive. In addition to providing information on dental care and growth, we will perform a complete dental cleaning, exam and application of fluoride. For all ages, we will answer any questions you have about how to care for your child’s teeth as they develop, and provide you with materials containing helpful tips that you can refer to at home.

DIGITAL X-RAYS

Following the guidelines set forth by the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, we recommend taking the first x-rays around 4 years of age depending on their risk of decay.  None-the-less, we use a digital imaging system that insures minimal exposure and risk to your child.

SEALANTS

Sealants are a preventative covering limited to the pits and fissures of teeth that are difficult to brush and more prone to cavities. We often recommend sealants as a safe and simple way to reduce your child’s risk of decay on permanent molars.  Ask Dr. Matt about sealants at your next visit

EMERGENCIES

As parents we love our children wish they never had accidents but they are an unfortunate part of childhood. Dental emergencies can be particularly scary for parents and children.  Dr. Matt is on-call 24/7 for dental emergencies. Please don’t hesitate to call if your child has a dental uh-oh.

SEDATION

In rare instances there are children that are unable to sit through dental treatment due to either age, anxiety or health concerns.  For these patients we offer IV Sedation (sleep dentistry).  If your child would benefit from IV Sedation we will be with you every step of the way to answer all questions you may have.

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Everyone at the office is always so kind and very thorough with the explanation of the visit. – Alexi H.

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It was my daughters 1st time, they made us feel welcome and eased her nervousness. Smiles Dentistry makes going to the dentist fun. She spent the next telling everyone she new about how fun it was to go to the dentist! – Brooklyn V.

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I love taking my son to Smiles Dentistry. The staff is always super friendly and helpful and gives tips on things parents can do to help assist young children in their oral hygiene. Dr. Hillman is always friendly as well and definitely exudes an energy of caring for his patients’ well being. – Henry L.

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My kids actually look forward to their visits! Great staff!! – Graham W.

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Dr. Matt and all his staff are great with my kids. We’ve been going to him for years and I trust him. – Erica S.

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Smiles Dentistry for Kids

DR. MATT

14700 Metcalf Ave, Suite 110

Overland Park, KS 66223

Phone (913) 685-9990

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Kristina Mustard, CDA - Office Manager

 

 

 

Kristina has been with Smiles Dentistry for Kids since 2007. She graduated from Penn Valley’s Dental Assisting Program in Kansas City, MO, where she received her CDA (Certified Dental Assisting Certificate). She started out as Dr. Matt’s first very dental assistant and has grown tremendously with the practice. Her hard work and willingness to put others first has made her a vital member of our team. Kristina lives in De Soto, KS with her husband, Joel and their three boys: Jordan, Tripp and Samuel.

“As cliché as it may sound, I love my job! Being able to work with teammates, kids and families that I have now known for years, makes every day enjoyable. The connections I have made with the families and staff at SD4K will be forever treasured.”

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Jessica Pierschbacher – Senior Patient Coordinator

 

 

 

 

Jessica Pierschbacher – Senior Patient Coordinator

Jessica has been welcoming the families here since 2010, where her smile is well known and loved.  If Jessica has met you once, she will remember you forever.  She grew up in Belton, MO where she lives with her husband, Jered and fur babies: a Toy Rat Terrier, Luci and cat Lu Lu.

“I love what I do because of all of the great people I meet.  I also love how personable we are with patients, from beginning to end.”

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Kristi Kennett – Patient Coordinator

 

 

 

 

Kristi Kennett – Patient Coordinator

Kristi has been with us since 2016.  Her eagerness to help our families has made her an amazing asset to the team.  She grew up in Emporia, KS where she graduated from Emporia State University with a B.S. in Business.  She lives in Olathe with her husband, Adam, daughter, Kaylee and twin boys, Paxton and Maddox.

“I really enjoy working at Smiles Dentistry for Kids because we have so much fun!  We don’t feel like we’re seeing patients, but like we’re seeing family.  I love working with kids and watching them grow!”

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Ashley Talmage – Lead Dental Assistant

 

 

 

 

Ashley Talmage – Lead Dental Assistant

Ashley has been in the pediatric dental field since 2008, and has been with the team since 2013.  Her fun loving and personable attitude have become a favorite with both patients and parents.  Ashley grew up in Olathe, where she resides with her daughter, Eisley and their pet fish, Sushi.

“I love being part of such a great team and family.  Knowing we are bettering kid’s health and providing a fun environment makes my job fulfilling.  Working with kids is always an adventure where no single day is the same!”

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Sara Phelps – Dental Assistant

 

 

 

 

Sara Phelps – Dental Assistant

Sara has been with Smiles Dentistry for Kids since 2008, where her teammates have deemed her the “Toddler Whisperer.”  Her calm demeanor and fun loving personality make every patient’s visit enjoyable.  She grew up in Hawaii and later moved to St. Charles, MO with her family.  Sara now lives in Belton with her husband, Matt and Amy Campbell, CDA – Dental Assistant their two daughters, Chloe and Hadley.

“I love interacting with children and watching them grow with each visit.  It is very rewarding for me to know that I can get my patients excited about keeping their smiles healthy!”

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Amy Campbell, CDA – Dental Assistant

 

 

 

 

Amy Campbell, CDA – Dental Assistant

Amy has been with us since 2009, where she began as a patient coordinator.  Her bubbly personality is well loved by her patients and fellow teammates.  She grew up in Mission Viejo, CA and later moved to Overland Park.  She graduated from UMKC with a B.A. in Communications.  Amy now lives in Olathe with her husband, Brett and their fur babies, Dante and Remy.

“I love making a difference in kids’ lives.  I love being able to help them achieve a healthy, happy smile and helping them overcome any anxiety they may have at the dentist.  Dr. Matt genuinely cares about his patients and makes us feel like we are one big family.”

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Jen Tucker – Dental Assistant

 

 

 

 

Jen Tucker – Dental Assistant

Jen has been making kiddos happy since 2014, where she began as a patient coordinator.   Her warm smile and positive vibe allows for Jen to make friends easily with her patients.  She graduated from UCM with a B.S in Elementary Education.  Jen grew up in Warrenton, MO and now lives in Louisburg, KS with her husband Cody and their fur baby, Bo.

“I have always loved working with kids.  Everyday I get to help kids overcome dental anxiety while teaching them how to maintain a happy and healthy smile.  Dr. Matt and all of our wonderful staff help to create a fun-loving environment where kids can laugh and get to enjoy their time at the dentist.”

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Jenalee Raymond – Dental Assistant

 

 

 

 

Jenalee Raymond – Dental Assistant

Jenalee joined the team in 2015.  Her smile and laugh are infectious throughout the office.  She graduated from the dental assisting program at the Concorde Career Institute in 2013.  Jenalee grew up in Overland Park, where she lives with her fiancé, Brandon, daughter, Briona and son, Tucker.

“I hated the dentist as a kid!  After bringing my daughter to Dr. Matt for her first dentist visit, I knew what I wanted to do with my life – I wanted to help kids overcome their fear of the dentist. I have been lucky enough to work with my mentor and such an amazing group of people everyday.”

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Jessica Harvey – Dental Assistant

 

 

 

 

Jessica Harvey – Dental Assistant

Jessica came to us in 2016.  She graduated from the dental assisting program at Concorde Career Institute in 2013 and has since worked in the dental field.  Her gentle demeanor allows for her to get the giggles out of some her toughest patients.  Jessica lives in Kansas City, MO with her fur baby, Sophie.

“I love working at Smiles Dentistry for Kids because Dr. Matt and my fellow teammates make my work experience fun and welcoming.  I enjoy coming to work and putting a smile on my patients’ faces!”  

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