At Wake Pediatric Dentistry, we love giving children a healthy, beautiful smile, along with a positive first dental experience. You can help give your child the best first impression by choosing a practice that truly cares about their health and well-being. Our pediatric dental specialists, Dr. Stephen C. Pretzer, Dr. David Kornstein, Dr. Rob Moran, and Dr. Travis Hicks have years of experience working with children of all ages. Along with our friendly team, they are dedicated to your child’s health.

Dr. Stephen Pretzer, DDS wake pediatric dentist

As a pediatric dentist, I am in a unique position to develop long-term relationships with families. Watching kids grow and being a part of their lives is an invaluable and gratifying experience. I feel very fortunate to truly love what I do each and every day. I am thrilled to help my young patients have a positive dental experience and achieve ideal dental health for a lifetime of happy smiles.


Dr. David Kornstein, DDS wake pediatric dentist

I have constantly been amazed at how rewarding pediatric dentistry has been to me. Each and every day, my little patients’ playfulness, creativity, and imagination have given me so much to be thankful for and proud of. Treating children at such young ages allows me to help instill in them a great sense of the importance that our oral health has for our overall health, confidence, and self-esteem. My goal is to make sure that the children I treat leave our practice excited to return again.


Dr. Robert Moran, Jr., DDS, MS wake pediatric dentist

Helping children enjoy their first dental experiences is one of my main goals as a pediatric dentist. The most rewarding part of my profession is seeing children, especially those with special needs, accomplish something that may otherwise have been difficult, if not impossible, elsewhere. We have created a unique place where dentistry is fun and as fear-free as possible.


Dr. Travis Hicks, DDS, MS dr. hicks

As a pediatric dentist, I have the opportunity to make an early impact on a child’s perception of the dentist and oral health. I am passionate about giving children a dental home, a place where they and their parents can trust in the quality of care they receive. I am excited every time I see a child for their first dental visit. It is an opportunity to develop a bond with that patient, and their family, that will hopefully last for many years to come. As one of the newest dentists in the practice, I look forward to working with not only a great group of pediatric dentists and orthodontists, but also an amazing staff in a thriving community like Raleigh.

Wake Pediatric Dentistry offers comprehensive dental services for children from infancy through the teen years. Some of our services include:

  • Preventive cleanings, fluoride, and sealants
  • Composite fillings (white tooth colored fillings)
  • In-office nitrous sedation (laughing gas if needed)
  • Use of specially designed equipment for pediatric patients
  • Wide range of treatment options
  • Expertise in exam and treatment methods that make children feel comfortable

At Wake Pediatric Dentistry, we are dedicated to giving your child a healthy, beautiful smile, as well as a fantastic first dental experience. We offer the highest quality pediatric dental care for infants, special needs children, teens, and preschool/school age children. If it is time to schedule your child’s first trip to the dentist or a 6 month checkup call us today (919) 719-1780.