Archive for January 2016

We are very excited to introduce Dr. Carmen to Dakota children's Denitstry!
Dr. Carmen Lammeier
Enjoying children’s sense of humor and excitement for life is why I love working with kids.  My greatest rewards are the healthy, genuine smiles I see on patients’ faces after showing them that a visit to the dentist is a positive, inspiring experience, especially if in doing so I have alleviated previous fears.  I believe my role as pediatric dentist is part of a team that includes our patients, their parents, and our staff, all working together to support healthy, lifelong smiles.

Through participation in various community and dental outreach programs, I witnessed the positive impact that a pediatric dentist has on a child.  In preparation for this, I graduated from Northwestern University with a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering.  I then completed my dental education at the University of Connecticut, where I received my Doctor of Dental Medicine.  I obtained additional training in a hospital-based general practice residency at the University of Colorado. 

Completing my specialty training in pediatric dentistry at the University of Minnesota has given me the knowledge and practice required to provide specialized treatment for children and adolescents with common dental needs as well as complex medical conditions.  I am dedicated to providing the best possible experience for my patients.  To ensure this level of care, I have extensive training in preventive and restorative dentistry, including dental treatment under general anesthesia.  While receiving my advanced training in pediatrics, I was recognized by the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry for my involvement in research and development for new methods of caries detection.  

In order to maintain the highest level of specialty knowledge, I attend meetings and seminars throughout the year, providing me access to the most advanced techniques and equipment in pediatric dentistry.  I am a member of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, American Dental Association, Minnesota Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, and Minnesota Dental Association.  I am a Diplomate of the American Board Pediatric Dentistry. 

I live in Minneapolis with my husband.  Together, we enjoy bicycling, cheering for the Minnesota Wild, and spending time with family and friends.  I am thrilled to have joined the talented team at Dakota Children’s Dentistry! 

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Usually the two lower front teeth (central incisors) erupt at about six months of age, followed shortly by the two upper central incisors. During the next 18 to 24 months, the rest of the baby teeth appear, although not in orderly sequence from front to back. All of these 20 primary teeth should be present at two to three years of age. 

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