Welcome, Dr. Lauren Heisinger to the Where Smiles Grow Family. Click here to read more!

Specializing in dentistry for infants, children & adolescents.


Where Smiles Grow has been providing compassionate, comprehensive dental care and services for infants, children and teens for over 42 years. Our expert pediatric dentists are fully equipped to treat children of any age or with special healthcare and behavioral needs. Our goal is for both you and your child to have the knowledge and tools necessary to ensure a lifetime of healthy teeth.


We offer a wide range of pediatric dentistry services which contribute to our reputation as the best dental office in the Capital Region. We perform the following services:

Early Infant Oral Care

If you’re a new parent, bringing your child to a pediatric dentist is the best opportunity to start them on a path to a lifetime of healthy smiles. We recommend bringing your child to us by the eruption of their first tooth or their first birthday.

Laser Frenectomies for Infants with Tongue or Lip Ties:

If your child is having issues with feeding such as a poor latch, the mother is having pain on nursing, or your child is having difficulty putting on weight then your child may be experiencing a lip or tongue tie, see how we can help improve your child’s symptoms with a frenectomy. Together, we’ll discuss if a frenectomy is indicated for your child and the nature of the procedure. Our pediatric doctors will discuss the benefits of this procedure and make sure that you are comfortable with their recommendations.

Preventive Care from Newborns to Teenagers

From the start, we’re here to help your child have a lifetime of healthy teeth. That’s why we offer a wide range of preventive care services for your child. Some of these services include:

  • Dental Cleanings/Exams
  • Fluoride Treatments
  • Silver Diamine Fluoride (SDF)
  • Dental Sealants (BPA – Free)

Diagnostic, Restorative, & Surgical Care

In some cases, your child may require some additional restorative and surgical treatment. Know that our experienced staff always do their best to create a comfortable environment for your child, so they’ll receive the care they need in a safe, relaxing space. Together, we will work to help your child develop strong healthy teeth.

Nutrition and Oral Health

Working together, our team of pediatric dentists, clinical team and parents can give children the nutritional foundation of good oral health habits. We’ll give parents the knowledge and tips they’ll need to improve their child’s overall well-being and health.

Special Needs

Our experienced staff is extremely knowledgeable and skilled in working with children with special needs. We provide your child with compassionate dental care that’s tailored to them. All of our pediatric dentists have advanced specialty training in clinical dentistry for patients with special healthcare and behavioral needs to enable them to provide the most up-to-date treatment and care available.

Sedation Dentistry

In some cases, your child may require additional care to help them get through their dental treatment such as oral conscious sedation or hospital-based general anesthesia. Our pediatric dentists will discuss every aspect of these cases, so you feel comfortable with everything being done to give your child the safe, quality dental care they deserve.

Custom Mouthguards

Do you have a little athlete or athletes at home? If you are an active patient, our office can help protect your child’s teeth, jaw, and soft tissues by recommending a mouthguard or if appropriate, fitting your child for a custom mouthguard. We recommend these mouthguards for children who play soccer, baseball, hockey, softball, hockey, football, basketball, lacrosse, or any contact sport that could result in accidental injuries to the head, face, or mouth.

The best part: we can tailor your child’s mouthguard, so it fits perfectly and comfortably in their mouth. We can also customize the color and add initials or roster numbers to make it their own. Go, team!

Obstructive Sleep Apnea – Vivos Therapy

If your child suffers from mild-to-moderate obstructive sleep apnea, our office may be able to help. Using the Vivos system, an advanced therapeutic protocol for the treatment of sleep-disordered breathing, we may be able to help improve your child’s sleep apnea by developing their airway and jaws. By doing this some children will experience improvement of some of their associated symptoms such as ADHD, behavioral issues, headaches, anxiety, and irregular energy levels.