What Sets Us Apart


Dental Care Crafted to Meet Your Child’s Needs

“I have always believed that visiting the dentist can be a fun and stress-free experience for both parents and children. My team and I have created an environment for families that is both fun and safe, while offering a comprehensive set of dental services.” — Dr. Laura

Dr. Laura and our team only work with kids — each and every day. Since we are a children-only dental office, we stay current on the latest advances in dentistry for children. Just as a pediatrician develops his or her special talents, skills, and knowledge for working with children’s bodily health, a pediatric dentist does the same to manage a child’s dental health more effectively.

Being the mother of two young children, Dr. Laura understands the concern of parents and children, and how stressful the visit to the dentist can be for both parents and children. She strongly believes in treating every child as if he or she were her own.

Her prestigious education includes a dental degree from UCLA, a general practice residency focused on patients with special healthcare needs, and a specialty residency in pediatric dental. With this extensive training, Dr. Laura can establish a solid foundation of oral health for your child, which allows him or her to grow up with healthy teeth and the skills to keep them that way for life.

Our Office

Dr. Laura and our entire dental team are committed to providing the highest standard of clinical care and exceptional customer service. They believe that it is a privilege to treat children, and that they have a unique opportunity to make a difference and encourage each child to have a lifetime of optimal oral health.

As you walk through the office, you will notice that everything is clean, comfortable, and thoroughly sterilized. Your safety and comfort are the priority. Dr. Laura and our team also focus on creating the right atmosphere and environment for children, teens, and those with special needs. Using gentle and child friendly communication, they set the tone of dental care at a relaxed and trusted level. From the brightly patterned scrubs to the whimsical wall hangings, they make sure your child never feels threatened or fearful. They take the time to put your child at ease through these new experiences, ensuring it is painless, caring, and supportive. They learn about their schooling, friends, and even favorite toys. They take the time to explain in simple terms what we are doing and why.

Making Every Visit Great

At Great Beginnings Pediatric Dentistry, we focus on:

  • Continuous and open communication between parents and the dental team
  • Prevention and education to ensure a child’s healthy smile will last a lifetime
  • Education for both parents and children
  • Compassion and understanding for patients and parents
  • Fun!


We’ve designed Great Beginnings Pediatric Dentistry with your family’s comfort in mind. Our family-friendly reception room has a kids’ play area, free WiFi, and kid-friendly décor.

To help make brushing and flossing fun, we have a No Cavity Club to reward children for good home care. In the clinical areas, we have cozy dental chairs, and you are always welcome to accompany your kids during their treatment.


Dr. Laura and our staff are specially trained to work with children. We use pleasant, simple terms to answer questions and explain what we’re doing before, during, and after treatment. Most importantly, we never force treatment on a child. If child is apprehensive or anxious, we use other forms of behavior management techniques to complete the treatment, or suggest the use of sedation techniques.


We believe your son or daughter’s dental experience should be as stress-free as possible — not only for the child, but for you as well. Great Beginnings Pediatric Dentistry is the only pediatric dental practice in the Watertown, NY area that accepts every dental insurance, and our front office staff will be more than happy to assist you with any insurance or financial questions. Our office is easily accessible by public transportation and has plenty of parking for your convenience.