Asheville
(828) 274-9220
  Asheville
(828) 274-9220
  Sylva
(828) 586-9333
  Sylva
(828) 586-9333
  Waynesville
(828) 454-9156
  Waynesville
(828) 454-9156
Great Beginnings Pediatric Dental

Great Beginnings Board Certified Pediatric Dentists

Great Beginnings Pediatric Dental

Great Beginnings Board Certified Pediatric Dentists

Our Pediatric Dentists & Orthodontic Dental Team

Great Beginnings Pediatric Dentists & Orthodontic Dental Team - Asheville, Waynesville and Sylva, NC

We're pediatric dentists dedicated to the dental and emotional needs of children and adolescents in a loving and caring atmosphere. We are here to help your child have good dental health in a positive environment as we work together to create a smile for a lifetime.

Our Clinical Area Mission Statement

We, as a team of pediatric dental professionals, provide quality care in the highest standards for our young patients in a positive and learning clinical atmosphere.

 

Meet Our Pediatric Dentists

Dr. Bill Chambers

William L. Chambers, DDS, MS, PA, Diplomate - (Dr. Bill)

Asheville, NC Pediatric Dentist - Dr. Bill ChambersDr. William L. Chambers has been a pediatric dentist for over 30 years. He attended the University of North Carolina School of Dentistry at Chapel Hill where he received his Doctorate of Dental Surgery degree. In addition, he completed his degree in pediatric dentistry, along with a Master of Science, from the University of North Carolina. Dr. Chambers has excelled in his specialty and is a Board Certified Pediatric Dentist. He also has in depth training and experience in dental growth and development and interceptive orthodontics.

Dr. Chambers is a member of such organizations as American Dental Association, American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, Southeastern Society of Pediatric Dentistry and the North Carolina Association of Pediatric Dentistry. A dedicated professional, 'Dr. Bill' strives to provide all of his patients with the most comprehensive and advanced pediatric dental care available.

 

 

Dr. Angie Beachtold

Angela P. Baechtold, DDS, MS, PA, Diplomate - (Dr. Angie)

Asheville, NC Pediatric Dentist - Dr. Angie Beachtold

Dr. Angela P Baechtold is a Board Certified Specialist in Pediatric and Adolescent Dentistry.  She is a graduate of the University Of North Carolina School Of Dentistry at Chapel Hill, where she received her Doctorate of Dental Surgery followed by a three year post-doctoral program residency in Pediatric Dentistry. She received extensive training in the growth and development of children, adolescents and special needs patients in treating their preventive, restorative, or surgical oral and dental health needs.  Dr. Baechtold is an active participant in a numbers of organizations in her field including the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry and NC Association of Pediatric Dentistry where she served as past president.  Dr. Angie enjoys making every child’s visit a fun and comfortable experience while focusing on dental health and helping her patients feel great about themselves.  Dr. Angie is a great listener and enjoys getting to know her patients their families and watching them grow and change over the years.  Dr. Angie works her great staff to create a positive, warm, and fun environment for our patients during their dental visit.  One of the best compliments Dr. Angie received was when a young patient asked if she could have her birthday party at our office!

Dr. Angie and her husband Dan and their children Ethan and Anna Kate have lived in Asheville for 17 years.   They enjoy traveling, playing their musical instruments and being outdoors.  When Dr. Angie is not at the office she enjoys gardening, field to fork cooking, yoga, mountain biking, and walking their dogs!

 

Dr. Doug Pratt

Douglas B. Pratt, DDS, PA, Diplomate - (Dr. Doug)

Asheville, NC Pediatric Dentist - Dr. Doug PrattDr. Douglas B. Pratt is a Specialist in Pediatric Dentistry. He received both his Undergraduate degree and his Doctorate of Dental Surgery degree at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Upon graduation from dental school, Dr. Pratt completed a residency in Advanced General Dentistry and practiced general dentistry for four years. Treating children was always 'Dr. Doug's' passion as a general dentist, yet he wasn't satisfied with the level of care he could provide children and their parents. Always striving for excellence, he completed a post-doctoral residency in Pediatric Dentistry at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, SC. During his education, he has been taught by some of the leaders in growth and development, child management and children's oral health. Prior to joining Great Beginnings Pediatric Dentistry, Dr. Doug was an associate for three years in private Pediatric Dental practice.

Dr. Doug is the proud father of three girls, twins Shayne and Rylee and their little sister Kate. They love spending time together and can often be found at soccer games, swim practices, hiking or just having fun at the local playground.

You and your child will find Dr. Doug to be kindhearted, gentle and knowledgeable in a comforting way. His motto is, 'Where Excellence, Dentistry, and Fun Collide' and his goal is to make your child LOVE coming to the dentist.

 

Dr. Laura Hogue

Laura P. Hogue, DDS - (Dr. Laura)

Asheville, NC Pediatric Dentist - Dr. Laura Hogue

Dr. Laura P. Hogue specializes in Pediatric and Adolescent Dentistry.  She has over 30 years of private practice experience treating children, adolescents and patients with special needs.  As a pediatric dentist, she enjoys being an advocate for a child’s dental health and wellbeing.  Dr. Laura says it's very rewarding to watch a child develop into a wonderful young adult.  She has spent most of her life in Louisiana, graduating from Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge (GO TIGERS!) and went to dental school and pediatric dentistry residency in New Orleans.  Since then, she has been a partner in a private group practice with orthodontists and general dentists.

Dr. Laura just moved to Asheville and has fallen in love with the area.  She and her family are enjoying all the outdoor activities like hiking and biking.  She is also looking forward to tubing, canoeing and more!  Dr. Laura has been married to Charlie, her husband and a general dentist, for 38 years.  They have 4 kids, one boy and three girls. One daughter just got married and another is engaged to be married soon.  Dr. Laura is also the "mother" of a chocolate lab named Jackson and the "grandmother" of a mastiff named Atlas. 

 

Dr. Stephanie Chambers

Stephanie S. Chambers, DDS, MS, MSD, Diplomate - (Dr. Stephanie)

Asheville, NC - Pediatric Dentist & Orthodontist - Dr. Stephanie Chambers

Dr. Stephanie was born and raised in Asheville, NC.  As the daughter of Dr. Bill Chambers, Dr. Stephanie worked for Great Beginnings throughout high school.  She attended the University Of North Carolina at Chapel Hill for college where she earned her degree in Biology and also attended University Of North Carolina School Of Dentistry at Chapel Hill for dental school where she earned her Doctorate of Dental Surgery.  During dental school, Dr. Stephanie was recognized for her promise in pediatric dentistry when she received the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry Pre-doctoral Student Award for Outstanding Promise in the Field of Pediatric Dentistry. 

After dental school, Dr. Stephanie completed a pediatric dental residency at the Ohio State University and Nationwide Children’s Hospital.  During her pediatric dental residency she received extensive training in hospital dentistry as well as complex craniofacial and special needs patients.  She earned a Master’s of Science Degree by completing a thesis project that has contributed to the understanding of how oral bacteria evolves from birth to adolescence and how bacteria is transmitted from mother to child.  In 2014, Dr. Stephanie became a Board Certified Diplomate of Pediatric Dentistry by completing her residency and both the written and oral exams. 

Dr. Stephanie then chose to continue her education by attending the Medical University of South Carolina to receive additional specialized training in Orthodontics and seek an additional Masters of Science Degree in Dentistry.  Dr. Stephanie joins Dr. Haldeman as one of the areas only dual trained specialists in both Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics.  Dr. Stephanie sees patients in both the Pediatric and Orthodontic Offices.

Dr. Stephanie has a passion for basketball as a former athlete.  She stays active playing in recreational basketball leagues as well as participating in other activities such as tennis, running, hiking, and swimming.  She is an active participant in the community through the involvement with the Special Olympics, charity runs like the Asheville Turkey Trot, and kid’s events such as the Asheville Downtown Dribble.

 

Great Smiles Orthodontics

Great Smiles Orthodontics

Great Smiles Orthodontics provides full orthodontic treatment, including Invisalign®, for children of all ages, so that they can get their regular dental checkups and teeth straightened all in one familiar office.  This efficient appointment design benefits patients with fewer appointments and less time missed for school and work.  Great Smiles also treats adults, and we would be happy to care for your entire family.

 

Dr. Ryan Haldeman

Ryan J. Haldeman, DDS, MS, PA - (Dr. Ryan)

Asheville, NC - Pediatric Dentist & Orthodontist - Dr. Ryan Haldeman

Dr. Ryan Haldeman was raised in a small farm community in central Iowa. He earned a degree in psychology at the University of Iowa. He obtained his Doctorate in Dental Surgery (D.D.S.) from Iowa Dental School. While in dental school Dr. Ryan developed a passion for both orthodontic and pediatric dentistry studies and completed his post-doctoral dual residency at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. His combined specialties and understanding knowledge of child growth and development allow him to provide comprehensive orthodontic and dental care. Dr. Ryan is a member of the American Association of Orthodontists and The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry.

In 2003, Dr.Ryan joined Great Beginnings Pediatric and Orthodontic Specialists. His partnership with Great Beginnings Pediatric and Orthodontic Dental Specialists offers patients the opportunity for the multispecialty care that Dr. Ryan always dreamed of providing. Dr. Ryan and Dr. Stephanie are Western North Carolina's only dual trained specialists in both pediatric dentistry and orthodontics.  Dr. Ryan enjoys utilizing his unique training to provide comprehensive care in both of these areas.

When Dr. Ryan is not creating smiles in his office or spending valuable time with his family, he is active in many local organizations such as the United Way and the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. Dr. Ryan also invests in furthering his and his staff’s education staying up to date on the latest trends in orthodontia and insuring the best possible all around experience for his patients.

 

Dr. Stephanie Chambers

Stephanie S. Chambers, DDS, MS, MSD, Diplomate - (Dr. Stephanie)

Asheville, NC - Pediatric Dentist & Orthodontist - Dr. Stephanie Chambers

Dr. Stephanie was born and raised in Asheville, NC.  As the daughter of Dr. Bill Chambers, Dr. Stephanie worked for Great Beginnings throughout high school.  She attended the University Of North Carolina at Chapel Hill for college where she earned her degree in Biology and also attended University Of North Carolina School Of Dentistry at Chapel Hill for dental school where she earned her Doctorate of Dental Surgery.  During dental school, Dr. Stephanie was recognized for her promise in pediatric dentistry when she received the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry Pre-doctoral Student Award for Outstanding Promise in the Field of Pediatric Dentistry. 

After dental school, Dr. Stephanie completed a pediatric dental residency at the Ohio State University and Nationwide Children’s Hospital.  During her pediatric dental residency she received extensive training in hospital dentistry as well as complex craniofacial and special needs patients.  She earned a Master’s of Science Degree by completing a thesis project that has contributed to the understanding of how oral bacteria evolves from birth to adolescence and how bacteria is transmitted from mother to child.  In 2014, Dr. Stephanie became a Board Certified Diplomate of Pediatric Dentistry by completing her residency and both the written and oral exams. 

Dr. Stephanie then chose to continue her education by attending the Medical University of South Carolina to receive additional specialized training in Orthodontics and seek an additional Masters of Science Degree in Dentistry.  Dr. Stephanie joins Dr. Haldeman as one of the areas only dual trained specialists in both Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics.  Dr. Stephanie sees patients in both the Pediatric and Orthodontic Offices.

Dr. Stephanie has a passion for basketball as a former athlete.  She stays active playing in recreational basketball leagues as well as participating in other activities such as tennis, running, hiking, and swimming.  She is an active participant in the community through the involvement with the Special Olympics, charity runs like the Asheville Turkey Trot, and kid’s events such as the Asheville Downtown Dribble.

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