Welcome to Aurora Children’s Dentistry

“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!


Meet Our Doctor Barnes

What Makes Us Special

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.

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Treatment Modalities

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 …

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General Anesthesia

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 …

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Oral Sedation

To try to make your child’s dental experience a pleasant one, your child may be given a mild sedative of Versed in combination with nitrous oxide and oxygen. Medications are …

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Nitrous Oxide (Laughing Gas)

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 …

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Emergency Dental Care

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 …

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Pediatric Crowns

If your child has cavities or dental flaws that cause their teeth to be soft and susceptible to decay, your dentist may recommend a pediatric crown to restore your child's …

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Fluoride Treatments

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. …

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Tooth Colored Fillings

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 …

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Protective Dental Sealants

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 …

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Routine Dental Cleanings & Exams

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 …

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Comprehensive Pediatric Dentistry

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 …

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Our Excellent Team

Dr. Barnes

We Love Our Patients!

Patient Testimonials

I love taking my kids to Aurora Children’s Dentistry! The staff go above and beyond to make my young children feel comfortable. My kids had their first appointments here and they are actually excited…
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.

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Anchorage, AK

3340 Providence Dr Suite #A552, Anchorage, AK 99508

Email: office@aurorachildren.com

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  • Monday8:00 am - 4:30 pm
  • Tuesday8:00 am - 4:30 pm
  • Wednesday8:00 am - 4:30 pm
  • Thursday8:00 am - 4:30 pm
  • FridayClosed
  • SaturdayClosed
  • SundayClosed
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