Welcome to Belmont Pediatric Dentistry! Our practice specializes in treating the most important members of the family, the children. We understand 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 that last, in a safe and inviting dental environment they will look forward to visiting. We hope to provide a fun, educational, and positive experience for all of our patients. We also believe in a team approach to children’s dental health, and you as parents are a vital part of the team. We encourage you to be an active participant in each visit, often by joining us in the treatment area so that we can address any questions and concerns about your child’s dental health. As your child’s dentist, we will provide all the necessary information to make an informed decision about any treatment we recommend.
Please browse our website and send us a message, give us a call, or just stop by our office to schedule a visit. We look forward to meeting both you and your family soon!
In order to practice Pediatric Dentistry, a dentist must complete two to three years of specialized training following dental school and limit their practice to treating children. Pediatric Dentistry starts at age one and continues to follow the oral health, growth, and development of children through their teenage years. Pediatric Dentists are also specially trained to provide care to patients with special needs. At Belmont Pediatric Dentistry, our child dentists are specially trained to ensure that early dental experiences help your child build confidence and knowledge, establishing a great precedent for their future dental health.
The needs of infants, children, preteens, and teens will vary greatly and therefore require different strategies in managing their acceptance of treatment, guiding their dental growth and development, and helping them avoid future dental problems. Pediatric Dentists are best qualified in identifying and meeting these needs.
The recommendation of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD) is that your child should visit a dentist for the first time within six months following the first tooth eruption. Typically, the primary begin eruption around the age of 6 months.
While early treatment is strongly recommended, it is never too late to begin your child’s dental healthcare journey. Our pediatric dentists treat children as young as one year of age all the way to teenagers. Schedule an appointment with one of our pediatric dentistry specialists at Belmont Pediatric Dentistry today!
Dr. Cangemi has held lifelong interests in both dentistry and anesthesiology. He completed dental school at the University of North Carolina School of Dentistry, where he received the Grover C. Hunter Jr. Award for academic and clinical excellence in Periodontics. He then completed a residency in Advanced Education in General Dentistry, also at the University of North Carolina. While in private practice he completed his certification in intravenous sedation. Desiring more extensive knowledge in anesthesiology, he sold his practice and entered into an anesthesiology residency and a Masters Program in anesthesiology at Ohio State University.
This comprehensive hospital-based program provided training in all areas of medical anesthesiology. After obtaining a Certificate of Residency in Anesthesiology as well as a Masters Degree in Anesthesiology from Ohio State University, he provides anesthesiology services for General Dentists, Pediatric Dentists, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons and other Dental Specialists for a wide variety of dental, pediatric dental, maxillofacial and facial cosmetic surgical procedures.
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.