Why Pediatric Dentistry?

Pediatric Dentistry is a specialty within dentistry that exclusively treats children. Similar to a pediatrician, a pediatric dentist completes 2-3 additional years of training after dental school, becoming experts in behavior management, growth and development, and treatment planning for children. Pediatric dentists also aim to provide a compassionate and kind dental experience for children, so that they grow up into adults empowered to take care of their oral health.


Meet Our Pediatric Dentists Drs. Elizabeth Duran & Pamela Lu

“Kids are the best part of humanity; they will always put a smile on your face. Working with children, there is NEVER a boring or unhappy day at work! I love what I do.”

“Kids are the best part of humanity; they will always put a smile on your face. Working with children, there is NEVER a boring or unhappy day at work! I love what I do.”

Why Choose Us?

Pediatric dental residencies typically take place in a hospital, equipping these specialists with advanced medical training. Our pediatric dentists have extensive experience in sedation dentistry, working with children with special needs, working with children with complex medical histories, and managing dental emergencies in children. We also have a deep understanding of the growth and development of your child, and can mitigate orthodontic issues through early intervention. By sending your child to a pediatric dentist, you are ensuring they receive the highest standard of dental care, and that they leave the office with a smile on their face.


The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommends that children first visit the dentist by age 1, or even as early as the eruption of their first tooth. Early visits to the dentist allow children to grow up comfortable in the dental environment. We can also prevent more cavities through early and routine care. Our primary focus will always be education, prevention, and building healthy habits for your family.

Why should we care about baby teeth?

Yes, baby teeth eventually fall out to make way for adult teeth. However, baby teeth still play a vital role in the health of your child’s smile! Many baby teeth hold important space for your child’s developing adult teeth: early loss of baby teeth can lead to developmental and orthodontic issues if left unaddressed. Pain and infection from toothaches can also hinder your child’s ability to eat, drink, and function. By taking care of baby teeth, we also increase the chances that your child will have a healthy, strong set of permanent teeth. Our goal is for all of our pediatric patients to grow up into empowered adult dental patients, equipped with all of the skills to maintain a healthy smile.

Contact Us Today!

As moms ourselves, we empathize with parents and treat every child as if they were our own. There is nothing more rewarding to us than watching your child grow into a happy and confident dental patient, ready to take on the world with their healthy smile!


Rockford Pediatric Dentistry

At Rockford Pediatric Dentistry, we are passionate about providing a safe, positive, and happy environment for your family. We want your children to be excited to come visit us, and eager to keep their mouths healthy and strong at home. As mothers ourselves, we treat all of our patients as if they were our own children. We understand how important it is to treat your family with compassion, the most up to date dental technologies, and the highest standard of care. We strive to earn your trust and provide high quality dentistry for your family. Call today to make Rockford Pediatric Dentistry your new dental home.

Location: 1055 Featherstone Rd Suite A, Rockford, IL 61107

Call: (779) 210-2556