About Us

Belmont Pediatric Dentistry specializes in treating children from infancy through their teenage years and children with special health care needs.

Welcome to Belmont Pediatric Dentistry! We are glad you have chosen to visit us and hope that you will make our practice a dental home for your family. We know that choosing health care providers for your children is an important decision, and it is a privilege for us to be a part of your health care team.

Our goal is to provide your children with beautiful smiles, in a safe and inviting dental environment they will love to visit. We hope to provide a fun, educational, and positive experience for all of our patients. We also believe in a team approach to oral health, and you as parents are a vital part of the team. We encourage you to be an active participate in each visit, often by joining us in the treatment area so that we can listen to any questions and concerns about your child’s oral health. As we recommend hile giving you the necessary information to make an informed decision about any treatment we recommend.

Please browse our site and if you have any questions, send us a message, give us a call, or just stop by our office. We look forward to meeting both you and your family soon!

Why a Pediatric Dentist?

Pediatric dentists have two to three years of specialized training following dental school and limit their practice to treating children, starting at age one and following their oral health, growth, and development through their teenage years. Pediatric Dentists are also especially trained to provide care to patients with special needs. Our doctors are specially trained to ensure that early dental experiences help your child build confidence and knowledge, setting a great precedent for their future dental health.

Very young children, preteens, teens, and patients with special needs all require different approaches in managing their acceptance of treatment, guiding their dental growth and development, and helping them avoid future dental problems. Pediatric Dentists are best qualified to meet these needs.

Our top priority is caring for your child’s oral health through
education, prevention, positive motivation and quality treatment.

Meet Dr. Charles Cooke

Meet Dr. Oscar Mvula


Dr. Cooke and Dr. Mvula truly enjoy working with and teaching children. Their passion and enthusiasm for teaching kids the skills necessary for excellent oral health is seen through the fun and energetic environment created for their patients.
Dr. Cooke and Dr. Mvula hope to make every experience a positive one for their patients, and they hope that through positive reinforcement and motivation they can encourage patients and parents to invest in excellent oral health.
Dr. Cooke and Dr. Mvula are both members of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, the American Dental Association, the Southeastern society of pediatric dentistry, the North Carolina Academy of Pediatric Dentistry and the North Carolina Dental Society.


membership associations

ada Southeastern Society of Pediatric Dentistry Southeastern Society of Pediatric Dentistry North Carolina Dental Society North Carolina Academy of Pediatric Dentistry








Meet Our Anesthesiologist

Dr. Charles F. Cangemi, JR, DDS, MS

cangemiDr. Cangemi has long been interested in both dentistry and anesthesiology and feels incredibly lucky to be able to combine these tow interests into a rewarding career serving such special patients. He attended dental school at the University of North Carolina where he was awarded the Grover C. Hunter Jr. Award for his exceptional performance in periodontics. After graduating, he completed his residency in Advanced Education in General Dentistry, also at UNC.

Dr. Cangemi opened up his own practice, but wanted to learn more about anesthesiology. He decided to sell his practice and entered into an anesthesiology residency and a Masters Program in anesthesiology at Ohio State University. This program was comprehensive and hospital based, giving him the experience he needed to become a true expert in the field. He obtained his Certificate of Residency in Anesthesiology and a Master of Anesthesiology from Ohio State University.

Dr. Cangemi is a Diplomate of the National Dental Board of Anesthesiology, an American Dental Society of Anesthesiology Fellow, a member of the Anesthesia Advisory Committee and an Anesthesia Examiner for the North Carolina Board of Dental Examiners, an author of publications in dental and anesthesiology journals, and an anesthesia lecturer. He is certified in Pediatric Advanced Life Support, Advanced Cardiac Life Support, and Basic Life Support.










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We’re Social!


Ms. Casey and Dr. Oscar were awesome! Ms. Casey used words that my 4 yo daughter understood and had such a friendly demeanor towards her. She seemed genuinely interested in my daughter. I wanted to tell her that Bella threw away her pacifier as soon as we got home from our visit and has not asked for it since. She had used it her whole life and most recently only for naps and bedtime. THANK YOU!!!
-Isabella’s Mom
Staff was friendly, kind, patient and gentle, both my 2 year olds left their first dentist visit with smiles on their faces …. And balloons! Could not have asked for better care or a better experience from dr, hygienists, or staff. Thank you!!
-Matilda’s Mom
I was in dental for twenty one years So I know what I wanted for my girls I love your office All of the staff are friendly n helpful My four year old is very fearful of all things n this office was awesome with her n understanding of her fear My two girls will be at this office as long as u guys are open I absolutely love it.
-Arabelle’s Mom
Wouldn’t want anything to change! Great customer service and lots of patience with kids! Dr.O and his staff are amazing!
-Evan & Jayden’s mom
The whole visit was wonderful. Thank you for providing a comfortable environment for kids.
-Baylee’s Mom
The best service! Very kid friendly. Very reasonable prices.
-Jackson’s Mom
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