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Welcome to Clarkston Pediatric Dentistry

Our office provides specialized dentistry for children and adolescents in a warm, caring and "child-friendly" environment. As pediatric dentists, our 2-3 years of additional training after dental school has prepared us for the unique dental needs of each child we serve. We focus on preventive care to help each child grow a healthy smile that will last a lifetime. Our office serves infants, children and teens in Clarkston, MI.

Meet Our Staff

Learn Who We Are

  • Dr. Christopher Walsh

    Dr. Chris is a Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry from the state of Michigan, born and raised in Metro Detroit. He has years of experience and education which allows him to provide the specialized pediatric dental care your child deserves.

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  • Dr. Kara Lehal

    As a Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry, Dr. Kara provides exceptional pediatric patient care through a commitment to lifelong learning. She completed her undergraduate degree at the University of Michigan and her dental degree at the University of Detroit Mercy School of Dentistry.

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Featured Articles

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  • Your Rights and Responsibilities as a Patient

    Patient Rights You have a right to choose your own dentist and schedule an appointment in a timely manner. You have a right to know the education and training of your dentist and the dental care team. You have a right to arrange to see the dentist every time you receive dental treatment, subject to ...

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  • Fillings

    Frequently asked questions: dental fillings Are dental amalgams safe? Is it possible to have an allergic reaction to amalgam? Is it true that dental amalgams have been banned in other countries? Is there a filling material that matches tooth color? If my tooth doesn't hurt and my filling is still in ...

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  • Sealants

    Sealants are liquid coatings that harden on the chewing surfaces of teeth and are showing a great deal of effectiveness in preventing cavities—even on teeth where decay has begun. The pits and grooves of your teeth are prime areas for opportunistic decay. Even regular brushing sometimes misses these ...

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  • Overview

    Pain can occur in any number of places in your mouth: teeth, gums, roots, the palate, tongue and jaw. Cavities are a common culprit causing pain. Untreated cavities can impact nerves because of infections of the tooth and gums. Impacted and abscessed teeth and sore jaws from teeth grinding are other ...

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  • Toothaches

    Simple toothaches can often be relieved by rinsing the mouth to clear it of debris and other matter. Sometimes, a toothache can be caused or aggravated by a piece of debris lodged between the tooth and another tooth. Avoid placing an aspirin between your tooth and gum to relieve pain, because the dissolving ...

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  • Scaling and Root Planing

    Some cases of acute periodontal (gum) disease that do not respond to more conventional treatment and self-care such as flossing may require a special kind of cleaning called scaling and root planing. The procedure begins with administration of a local anesthetic to reduce any discomfort. Then, a small ...

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  • Medications

    Some dental procedures, such as tooth extractions and oral surgery, may call for our office to prescribe medications before or after a procedure. These medications are used to prevent or fight an infection, or to relieve any post-operative discomfort and pain. For these reasons, it is extremely important ...

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  • Your First Dental Visit

    Your first dental visit promises to be a pleasant experience. Making sound decisions about your dental care and oral health is an easy thing to do with the right preparation beforehand: Make a list of questions to ask our office, so you don't forget anything on the day of your appointment. This ...

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  • Introduction

    Does mercury in the silver fillings in your mouth pose any long-term health risks? Does fluoride, in spite of everything we've been told since childhood, actually cause more harm than good? What does the latest research reveal about tobacco use on your overall oral health? This section is dedicated ...

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  • Oral Piercing

    Oral piercings (usually in the tongue or around the lips) have quickly become a popular trend in today’s society.  With this popular trend, it is important to realize that sometimes even precautions taken during the installation of the piercing jewelry are not enough to stave off harmful, long-term ...

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What Our Clients Say About Us

  • "I wouldn’t choose anyone else to handle my daughter. She had to have oral surgery, about 10 teeth worked on, extractions, spacers etc. Dr. Lehal did an absolute amazing job with her teeth, she was very informative about everything that was going to be done, what could happen etc. They all treated her as if she was their own. I couldn’t have asked for anyone better. Thank you so much for helping us and getting my daughter the help she needed in a very timely manner!"
    Tierra Hawkins
  • "Great experience each time! The office was even sweet enough to cut out a picture of my daughter from the newspaper that we missed— what kind of service is this?!?! :-) Ms. Ortiz is the absolute best.. my kids adore her. She has my kids cracking up the entire time and loving the idea of coming to the de fist. Hang on to Ms. Ortiz- because we may have to follow her if she we’re to ever leaves :-)"
    Allison Foust
  • "Wonderful pediatric Dentistry! They make my son so comfortable. They explain everything while they do it which is so comforting to my toddler. We love them!"
    Jodi McGarity
  • "Our hygienist Jody was wonderful when we my son first became a patient at this office. Three years later, we are still with Dr Chris. Jody has left, Dee is a God send!!! She is so wonderful with my son. My son was deathly afraid of the dentist, but not anymore!!! I tell you the truth when I say this is the BEST he's EVER been. Dr Chris is GREAT!! The office staff are warm and friendly! I can't say enough nice things, I HIGHLY recommend this pediatric dentist office!!!"
    A Djuric

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8:00 am-5:00 pm


8:00 am-5:00 pm


9:00 am-3:00 pm


8:00 am-5:00 pm


9:00 am-3:00 pm