At Creative Kids Pediatric Dentistry in Winston-Salem, Dr. Annie and our superstar specialists strive to make every child and family feel valued, empowered, and unique – because every smile is a work of art! With our imaginative and educational approach, we’ve created a safe and inclusive environment where young minds are inspired to be kind, dream big, and have fun while learning about oral health. Together, let’s go on a journey of make-believe, creatively addressing problems and playfully finding ways to help your little one thrive!
A pediatric dentist’s passion and focus is children! We’re wholeheartedly dedicated to introducing kiddos to a positive dental experience and building trusting relationships, so they can become happy, proactive participants of their health for life.
Pediatric dentists specialize in treating the unique needs of infants, children, teens and patients with special health care needs. After completing four years of dental school, pediatric dentists go on to complete an additional two to three years of specialty training to become board certified.
More than simply treating tiny teeth, a good pediatric dentist becomes a part of a child’s life. By beginning your little one’s professional dental care at a young age, they’ll develop a sincere friendship with their dentist, harness healthy habits that last, and enjoy a future of fearless appointments!
A “dental home” refers to your child’s go-to team of dentists. At Creative Kids Pediatric Dentistry, it’s our goal to provide a compassionate and inspiring atmosphere where your tiny brusher can always count on receiving gentle, quality care from the friendliest team as they grow!
Dr. Annie was born and raised in Lumberton, North Carolina. Growing up with big dreams of being on Broadway, she attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where she studied vocal performance and acting. Following her graduation, she moved to New York City as a musical theatre actress and performed in numerous professional productions around the country. Some of her favorite roles include Belle in “Beauty and the Beast” and Cinderella in “Into the Woods.” There, she met her talented, tap-dancing husband in a production of “Singin' in the Rain” where they co-starred in together!
She also sang with the USO Show Troupe, performing for our U.S. military both in the states and overseas. It was during her first visit to Walter Reed Hospital that she felt a strong calling to medicine, as she stood and sang bedside to a 22 year old father who had been injured in action. His courage and purpose inspired her to return to school and begin studying a pre-med curriculum that would one day grant her admission to dental school. She went on to become a Doctor of Dental Surgery back at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, and received her Advanced Education in Pediatric Dentistry at the NYU Langone Hospital in Nashville, TN. To further her expertise and commitment to her patients, she went through the voluntary process of board certification to learn the latest techniques in pediatric dentistry.
Today, Dr. Annie couldn’t feel more excited to plant roots in Winston-Salem and serve the wonderful families of our community as the founder of Creative Kids. She absolutely loves working with children and brings her passion for music and the arts to every patient encounter. If you wonder why she knows the words to every Disney princess song, it's because she’s a proud mom to three young girls who love all things Disney! It's also because she’s a big kid at heart. She’s committed to walking alongside you and your child with unwavering support, making each patient experience memorable and informative for the whole family.
When she’s not treating little smiles, you can find her playing the piano, eating her husband's incredible cooking, coaching youth soccer for her daughter's YMCA team, and treasuring quality time with her family.
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Imagine stepping into a lush, magical landscape made just for you and your little one. With our beautiful outdoor sensory garden, that’s exactly what you’ll find! This sunny space features a playground filled with bells, chimes, and other musical instruments to encourage more curiosity, exploration, and creativity and less screen time.
We aim to make every appointment in Winston-Salem feel enchanting and enjoyable for our tiny patients. Whether your child is a mini Marvel enthusiast or an aspiring fairytale princess, our open operatories include TVs equipped with Disney Plus to help create the happiest dental experience while we treat their teeth!
Moms and dads, we’ve got something special for you, too! Our serene guest lounge features a complimentary coffee bar curated just for parents, so you can sit back and relax with a cozy cup of joe while we serve you and your little one with the very best care!
When your child is at Creative Kids Pediatric Dentistry, we vow to always prioritize their experience and well-being above all else. We want them to feel confident, comfortable, and encouraged from start to finish. In addition to treating their smile with minimally-invasive dental methods, we use CO2 laser technology to deliver seamless comfort, unparalleled precision, and top-notch efficiency for children of all ages experiencing tongue and lip ties.
Uplifting children by way of creativity, inclusion, and kindness is central to our practice. That’s why we’re super excited to team up with Imprints Cares! From prenatal development through middle school, this non-profit organization has been serving Forsyth County children and families for over 52 years. Their programs help parents become their child’s first and best teacher, equipping kids with the tools they need to flourish emotionally, academically, and physically throughout their years in school. For every new patient at our office, Creative Kids will donate an activity kit to a child in need within our community. We’re thankful to the amazing Winston-Salem families who are making this possible just by being patients at Creative Kids!