Our office first opened its doors in 2008 and from that moment forward we have always had ONE goal, and that is to provide your children with the best care possible. We are focused on preventive care, but if your child ever needs any kind of dental work, we have many tools at our disposal that will allow us to address all of your concerns.
Who We Are
We are a family-oriented specialty practice that caters to children ages 0 to 18. From the moment you walk in, we want you to feel like you are family, and we want to make sure all your concerns are addressed in a prompt and professional matter. My intention is not to run the largest & busiest office in town; quite the contrary, I want you to feel like we never “rush things”. As our motto says, we hope to provide exceptional care for your children.
Welcome to Summitview Pediatric Dentistry
Carlos Dorantes, DDS. MS.
Meet The Doctor
Dr. Carlos Dorantes received his dental degree from Francisco Marroquin University in Guatemala, and practiced in his home-town for three years focusing mainly on children’s dentistry. In 1999 Dr. Dorantes moved to Birmingham and began his specialty training in Pediatric Dentistry at the University of Alabama Dental School (UAB). UAB’s Pediatric Dental Residency is a challenging 3 year dental school and hospital based program; this gave Dr. Dorantes the unique opportunity to practice at the world renowned Children’s Hospital of Alabama. When he was not busy with patients or academic work, Dr. Dorantes worked as a part time medical interpreter at Children’s Hospital, an experience that shaped him for years to come and that strengthened his determination to always work with the undeserved.
Child's First Visit
Whether you are a first-time parent or have parenting down to an art, you always want what is best for your children, and at Summitview Pediatric Dentistry it all begins with your child’s first visit.
For starters, we have a parents are “welcome inside” policy, and that means that during any appointment (except for General Anesthesia appointments) you are always welcome to sit by your child. This allows us to have better communication with you; and in most cases, it gives your child a sense of security.
Our website has all the forms that will be required to properly create your child’s profile. Please print them and fill them, it will save you and our staff a significant amount of time during that first visit.
We always welcome all referrals, but you DO NOT need a referral to see a Pediatric Dentist, so if you feel that your child will be best served by seeing a Specialist, please feel free to give us a call.
Finally, we love patient’s feedback as you can see by our reviews, and we can proudly say that most of our patients come to see us from “word of mouth”. As Dr. D says, the best compliment any parent can give us, is to recommend our office to your friends and family.