“Our mission at Aurora Children’s Dentistry is to make a positive difference in the lives of children, youth and those with special needs by offering comprehensive pediatric dental care within the Providence Hospital family.”
Our pediatric dental team is committed to caring for your child’s smile for many years. We love to watch our patients’ smiles grow from little to big, whether we’re teaching a toddler how to brush her baby teeth or fitting a little leaguer for his first athletic mouthguard. We encourage kids to get interested and involved during their visits because we truly believe that long-term oral health is a team effort. It’s never too early to start!
Dr. Caitlin Barnes grew up in the Tidewater area of Southeastern Virginia, and went on to attend both college and dental school at Virginia Commonwealth University. Following a summer externship in Barrow, Alaska, Dr. Barnes joined the staff at the Samuel Simmonds Memorial Hospital where she served as a general dentist for 2 years. During this time, Dr. Barnes traveled to outlying villages via bush plane, providing dental care to remote areas of Alaska. Also during this time, Dr. Barnes also became passionate about caring for pediatric patients in order to prevent dental problems later in life. She decided to pursue a pediatric dental residency program at the Alaska Native Medical Center here in Anchorage. Following her residency, Dr. Barnes worked in private practice for several years before starting her own practice in 2016. Dr. Barnes is proud to provide high quality dental care for children and those with special needs, is passionate about community involvement and dental outreach, and enjoys spending time with her husband and three children in her free time.
Sometimes children are too young to cooperate, have special needs that reduce cooperative ability or simply feel uneasy about dental treatment. If we feel that there is a need for …Read more
General anesthesia can be used on children during dental procedures to guarantee that they are entirely asleep and cooperating with the dentist, as well as to avoid pain. At Aurora …Read more
Certain dental procedures might cause anxiety or fear in some youngsters, making visits to the dentist uncomfortable. Many dental practices, however, provide varying levels of sedation dentistry for children, which …Read more
Dental mishaps can occur at any time and in any place. Although dental injuries and crises can be upsetting for both children and parents, they are also fairly common. Approximately …Read more
Fluoride, being a natural mineral, aids in the prevention of cavities and the development of healthy teeth. It has been the most prevalent and necessary oral health treatment for decades. …Read more
More than half of youngsters over the age of six suffer from tooth decay. Cavities that go untreated can cause pain, infection, and even tooth loss. Fortunately, the dentist at …Read more
If your child's rear teeth have deep pits and grooves, our dentist may consider sealing the teeth. Sealants are thin protective coatings applied to the chewing surfaces of molars to …Read more
Pediatric dentistry requires that children get regular dental checkups. Brushing your child’s teeth at home regularly is good. However, regular dental visits are still required to keep the teeth and …Read more
A pediatric cleaning at Aurora Childrens Dentistry in Anchorage, AK, entails much more than simply cleaning their teeth. It is our opportunity to inculcate in your children lifelong oral hygiene …Read more
Took my daughter here for her first appointment before turning 2. While she did not love getting her teeth cleaned, they made the experience as fun as possible with a balloon and toys all around!
My kiddos love coming here. Everyone is very kind, fun, trustworthy and professional.
We just want to take a minute to thank Dr Barnes for proving First...
After my 3 year old daughter had a pretty terrible experience at a different dentist, we tried coming here. What a difference!
Dr Barnes is a very good pediatric dentist with a good heart. I worked under her supervision and was very impressed with her talents.
Absolute best dentist and staff we have ever seen. So happy we were referred here.