Dr. Katie Kochenour never dreamed she’d follow in either of her parents’ footsteps in the dental or education fields. Instead, she envisioned forging a new path of her own. Though she couldn’t escape their careers’ gravitational pull, in the end, she blazed her own trail, combining the best of both worlds as Akron Children’s newest […]
Growing up, Dr. Julie Rudgers Croft dreamt of becoming an artist. Her creative and adventurous spirit led her to graphic design, where she spent many years at top agencies. But, her love for children and the joy they bring eventually won out. She found the perfect intersection of working with her hands and her love […]
From the day their first tooth pokes through, children rely on their parents to guide and role model good dental health. In this Children’s Channel video, Jeffrey Berlin, a pediatric dentist in the Celeste Myers Dental Clinic at Akron Children’s Hospital, discusses the importance of brushing, flossing and establishing a child’s dental home.
Sedating children is sometimes necessary in order to perform dental work – even for something as simple as filling a cavity. Preschool-age children with cavities, and older kids with fear and anxiety often require sedation before a dentist can go to work. The type of sedation a child might need depends on several factors, such […]