Auburn Pediatric Dentistry

our mission

Our mission is to provide individualized and compassionate oral health care for children in a comfortable, fun and friendly environment and to create positive dental experiences that establish the foundation for a lifetime of excellent oral health.

we enjoy watching children grow over the years and become successful in maintaining their oral health

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The story of our logo

When Dr. Derrow was in dental school and pediatric residency, she lived in Indianapolis and Sara was her next-door neighbor. Sara drew the original alligator picture when she was 6 years old, because she thought Dr. Derrow was sad to move away from her (she was!) — and that the picture might make Dr. Derrow feel better.

The great thing about this story is that Dr. Derrow learned in dental history that an alligator was actually the symbol for a dentist in the Middle Ages (before it was common for everyone to be able to read)—so she integrated Sara’s “sara-gator” into the logo. The rest is history!

Sara has three sisters and one brother. She is currently a middle-school student in Indianapolis. Her favorite subject is History. She is a competitive Irish dancer, plays the piano and loves to draw.


about auburn pediatric dentistry

At Auburn Pediatric Dentistry, we believe each child enters our office as an individual with a diverse set of characteristics, needs, and behaviors. We embrace all children and work hard to adapt our practices to make each visit successful. It is a privilege to oversee the oral health needs of your children, and we will treat them in the same manner we would treat our own children.

We enjoy watching children grow over the years and become successful in maintaining their oral health. From the very first visit and throughout subsequent years, our specially trained team works to provide a comfortable and fun environment where children can feel relaxed and are able to learn about their oral health needs.

A partnership between you (the guardian) and our team is important in promoting healthy oral habits at home. At Auburn Pediatric Dentistry, you can expect a professional, fun atmosphere where you will be invited to play an important role in your child’s oral hygiene.

As decisions concerning treatment options are needed, you will be fully informed of all treatments and possible outcomes. This will be conducted in a friendly, informative manner and will only progress when all options are fully understood and agreed upon by you.

We appreciate the opportunity to teach children the importance of oral health care and help them develop good habits when they are young. We believe these habits contribute to positive overall health benefits for the rest of their lives. Thank you for the privilege of being involved in the oral health care and overall development of your child.

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