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My daughter has her first cleaning scheduled for March however last week she fell and busted her mouth, bruising her gums and chipping her teeth. I called Growing Smiles right away and was able to send pictures. The office called back quickly after the dentist reviewed and I was put at ease. This week we had an appointment to check on the healing. My daughter does not do well at drs. They were so patient with her and quick. I honestly can’t say enough good things!
My 15 month old and I had a wonderful experience in the Havre de Grace office! She was all smiles leaving her very first dentist appointment! Everyone was so nice, from the front desk staff, the hygienists, and of course the dentist! It was clean, bright, and cheery with Frozen playing in the waiting room! See you in 6 months!
They were amazing!!! My son loves his first dental experience.
Terri Gilbert Smith
They are experts in child dentistry. Exam rooms are colorful. Staff are awesome!
Megan Gillotte Harris
My daughter Bailey went to the dentist and she did fantastic!! So proud of her. We love Growing Smiles! They made her feel so comfortable, and made her laugh. They are absolutely FANTASTIC. I am so glad we switched to this dentist, the great reviews were right on point. Bailey is only 4 and she has always had high anxiety when going to the doctors and dentists, so she was crying when we got there.....within minutes they had her laughing, smiling, and interested in what they were doing. They explained everything they did with her teeth and relieved all her anxiety. She told me recently that she wanted to stay longer at the dentist! 🤣
They are friendly and kind, all of my children love to go there.
Growing Smiles is an amazing pediatric dental facility. My daughter has been going there for 4 years and enjoys it. They make it an enjoyable experience. We just met Dr Chen for the first time today, and she talked to my daughter rather than over her.
Growing smiles is so amazing. The staff is so caring and compassionate and the doctors are very kid friendly. Highly recommend!
Just had our first appointment today & I can not say enough great things about this place!! My son was so nervous and left with nothing but smiles!! Thank you to the wonderful tech & Dr. Bailey!
Susan Collins Persing
As a parent who was hated going to the dentist as a kid because I was uncomfortable, I can say it is the COMPLETE opposite for my daughter. She loves going to the dentist! There isn't a single person in that office who doesn't make her feel welcome and at ease when she is in the chair. I can't say enough good things about the Growing Smiles team! Awesome group of people!
Just had a great experience at Growing Smiles in HdG. Took my 8 and 10 year old for their appointments, but had my 1 and 2 year old too. Their waiting room was bright and filled with toys, books, and a fun boat to climb on. They realized I had the babies and was outnumbered so the dental hygienist took the older kids back and then came out to go over their check-up so that I didn’t have to drag the babies back. Everyone was so friendly and accommodating. Easy to get an appointment, fast, and efficient. The kids loved it and even got a token to get a toy at the end. Figured I would pass along my experience since it’s very rare for a trip anywhere with four kids to be enjoyable. 🙂 It’s located in downtown HdG, tons of street parking and close to shops. Also a location in Bel Air.
Highly recommend this practice. The dentists and their staff are amazing with children! Especially if you have an anxious child, as I do, they are wonderful at calming their fears, telling cute/funny stories, and helping the children relax. My son asks so many questions and they are always very patient with him. Thank you!!
Dennis Crouse Jr
I found this place on google after my family dentist didn't take my new insurance. I am so glad I found this place! I have 4 children and they are so nice and friendly! A+ rating!!!
3 of my four children had first time appointments with this office today! I can not say enough good things about it. Everyone was super friendly. The office and rooms are clean and tidy! My kids can not wait to go back! So glad we made the switch!
A quick, wonderful experience with Marissa! All smiles from my one and a half year old!
Very good place to get your teeth cleaned at
Hayley Clay Ambrose
Awesome place for children. They made sure they were at ease and happy! 🤗
Growing smiles has taken care of my children since our live to Maryland due to military transfer. From scheduling, to check in, to timeliness of starting the appointments has been first class. I would recommend them to anyone and everyone.
Maurice William Richardson
Always a polite and friendly staff, makes my children enjoy the dentist.
What else to say except this place is amazing. The staff, the facility and their ability to take the fear from dentist visits makes my son feel great. I refer everyone I know to this office and practice. The BEST AROUND HANDS DOWN!!! #NoTurtlesToday #BestDentistHandsDown
Helene Leclercq Buchwald
Staff is super nice and great with all my kids since they’ve been coming here from age 3. My kids actually look forward to coming to the dentist!
friendly people and great with kids
I love this practice. Been going here since both my children were little and they have always been absolutely wonderful. Today my teen had to have a tooth extracted and was extremely nervous about it. Dr. Todd Lyman took the time to explain everything to her and completely put her at ease. The tooth was out in no time and my daughter who normally fears doctors was smiling and laughing at the end. Dr. Lyman even took the time to “fake” a photo for my younger son. I recommend this team to anyone looking for a great dentist.
friendly place. great staff and makes the kids feel comfortable about their dental hygiene. my son loves going to get his check up and getting the coin to get a prize and balloon at the end of his visit.
Feel so comfortable having my kids seen here. Very friendly staff and go above and beyond to make my children comfortable. Highly recommend.
My kiddos have been going to Growing Smiles for about 3 yrs now and LOVE IT!! The staff is great with them and make the experience so great during their visits. The Dr. and hygienists are always informative and answer any questions or concerns we have which is comforting that they take the time to listen and address any concerns. Highly recommend this practice!!
My children LOVE going to the Dentist and it is because Growing Smiles is amazing. They are always so nice, make the kids laugh, explain to the kids exactly what they are doing and make them feel at ease. I would recommend Growing Smiles to anyone. Awesome staff and great office environment!
The women & men who work there make the kids feel comfortable. They handle a lot of different situations and they make the best of it for the kids. The staff is amazing!
Sheila De Ambrogio Adcock
Absolutely best experience ever. They work so well with children and their patience with young, “scared” children is outstanding.
@yourgrowingsmile Best dentist office ever. They have treated my 3 kids since they were babies. They rock. Kind, welcoming and my kids love to visit the dentist.
We have been going to growing smiles for 5+ years and we love the practice! They are awesome with my kids and I feel confident in their ability to help safeguard my children’s oral health!
first visit was quick and informative. everyone was very nice.
My boys actually like going to the dentist because the staff at growing smiles are so kind, patient and silly with my boys!
This pediatric dental office is phenomenal! All of the staff including the front desk are very friendly and upbeat. They communicate with my daughter to where she understands everything and makes her comfortable in the chair. I couldn’t have picked a better place for my daughter to see a great dental team. Thanks growing smiles!
Gini Yanish Urie
Addy said “everyone at White Marsh was so darn nice”. After her checkup she said “her teeth felt beautiful”. Thank you. Thank all of you for making this a very positive experience for my great-granddaughter.
Meredith McCue Loosararian
We absolutely love growing smiles!!! The best pediatric dentist around!!! Dr. Lyman was especially wonderful with my son who had major anxiety about getting cavities filled! I would highly recommend this office to anyone with children!
Amber Clingerman Bailey
Dear Growing Smiles, I like the dentist because I like when you use Mr. Sucker and I like the prizes and the free tooth brush and I LOVE the people that work there because they are really nice, and the tablets. From Reagan B. age 7
Nadia Pillai Toolsee
My boys love Growing Smiles. One of my boys used to be a runner 😀. They were so patient with him. Both my boys are older now and they love it there. I wouldn't think about going to another pediatric dentist. They had a routine exam yesterday and their appointments were scheduled about 45 minutes apart but when we got there, they took them back to back. Definitely recommend for kids.
All of the staff is very warm and welcoming. They always make sure all of our information is up to date and that all of our questions are answered before we leave. Anytime I call the staff is more than helpful and I never feel like they are trying to rush me off the phone! Such a welcoming practice 😊
Jennifer Jacob Sevilla
My daughter is now 19 and was one of Dr. Diana's first patients. My kids loved both Dr. Diana and Dr. Todd. My daughter went to Growing Smiles right through high graduation.
Dianne Carroll Skelton
My girls have been going to Growing Smiles since they were first getting their teeth in. They are now 15, 12 and 9 and we love it there. My girls actually like going to the dentist!
staff here is very friendly and my son could never get impressions or x Ray's but in a matter of about 10 minutes they were able to do x Ray's and impressions. my kids actually like going to the dentist now !!!!
We LOVE growing smiles!! Ethan and Ellie are always so excited for their dental appointments! I wish they saw adults too, then maybe I would see the dentist more 😜😁💯 @yourgrowingsmile
Best kids dentist! Always so friendly and understanding. Never an issue getting an appointment.
April Monique Burril
Everyone here is friendly and seem to have a real gift for calming nervous kids. Great pediatric dentistry!
Jessica Hoeck Cieri
We’ve loved their office from day one! Have never considered going anywhere else! 13+years!!!
The whole staff is friendly, caring, and professional. The office is clean and appointments are timely. What a great practice!!
Great place for kids! They are always accommodating if we arrive late and the kids don’t fear going to the dentist there.
Had a great experience and everyone was so nice.
Leah A. Neal
I've been taking my kids here for years. They love it and realy enjoy going to the dentist. All employees are super friendly and make your child feel at ease. So many little touches throughout the office that make it a fun experience.
Growing Smiles is by far the BEST dentist around! The staff is super kind and everyone if so professional as well as fun. They provide a fun environment for your children and make it so your child wants to come back to see the dentist.
@yourgrowingsmile. Growing smiles has been part of our family since my boys were babies. They are now 13. Every employee there is wonderfull! Dr Lyman is the BEST! great with the kids and parents. Growing smiles Rocks!
After having a bad experience at another local dentist office where the kids left in tears and scared, I was advised to try Growing Smiles. From our very first visit I have been so pleased with all the kind helping people. My kids are no longer scared of the dentist. They are excited to wear their sunglasses and get their prize with they are done. The understanding staff is what makes it so pleasant. They know how scary this can be and they explain everything before they do it so they kids can understand.
I am not one to write reviews, but I must say Growing Smiles is AMAZING. The staff is wonderful with my son; friendly and welcoming. He loves to go to the dentist! I could not be any more pleased with their staff, doctors and overall experience! 😀
I’m just going to copy and paste my recent fb update. 6/3/19 Talking with the staff at Growing Smiles Dentistry literally puts you in a good mood! Even if it’s just an appointment reminder. They are the literally the most friendly, uplifting and positive office I ever dealt with. Let’s be honest, when are you ever excited about scheduling appointments, filling out forms/referrals/paperwork etc at any doctors office??? Also, I have to mention how amazing they are with my son! It’s common for people to feel anxious about the dentist, even some adults. (🙋🏼♀️ lol) However the way they treat him, talk to him, and discuss everything that they are doing (because let’s face it, there’s a million questions, and a few more thousand after that 🤷🏼♀️) Everyone there makes it such a positive environment to where my son doesn’t have to feel scared or unsure, because he know Dr Bailey and his staff are his friend! 👨🏼⚕️🦷😁 (Chic fil a doesn’t have anything on them 🤣) Looking for a pediatric dentistry? Growing Smiles
Fantastic! So patient with the kids. No rush and my kids love going to the dentist!
The best dentist I have taken my kids to, they loved everything! Office was friendly and professional. Highly recommended!!
We love dr Diana and Growing smiles! My children love going to the dentist and that’s thanks to how great the staff treat my children! I tell everyone about this great dentist office!
Fantastic pediatric dentistry!! My three children have been going to Growing Smiles in Bel Air for the past 12 years. We have had a wonderful experience with the staff and the dentist, Dr. Capobianco and Dr. Lyman. My kids love to go see the dentist and I couldn't be happier with how they are with children and parents. My children continue to grow up and always ask if they can keep going here once they become adults!!:)
We absolutely love Growing Smiles in Bel Air. The staff is very friendly and the office is always clean and decorated nicely. My kids favorite part about coming is the tablets and after their appts they get coins to get prizes. Dr Diana is Amazing as well.
The best dentist Ive taken my children too. Very child friendly and they work so well with my child. 😀
Very caring professionals. My son had some work done today and 3 weeks ago. He was not scared one bit. Dr.. Lymann and his assistant Tina were great. Thank you!
Great team! Thanks always!
My son is 8 and has gone to Growing Smiles since he was 6 months old. He actually looks forward to going to the dentist- it doesn't get any better than that!
Elaine Yewon Yoon
I was at the White Marsh office for my 10 yr old daughter and 4 yr old son. The office was clean and nicely decorated for the season, the staff was very kind, and I was seated in less than 5 mins. Ms. Jenn and Dr. Diana (they're first name based and I find it very friendly) were amazing with my kids, very gentle and kind. I especially liked it when Ms. Jenn tried the polishing bristle on my son's finger before she actually applied it. I highly recommend this place!
Everyone is super friendly and great with kids! They are so patient even with my 3 year old who is terrified of the dentist.
Super friendly staff, great for working with autistic children!
Lana Courtright Ophardt
We love Growing Smiles and highly recommend them! We’ve been going there for years and Dr. Diana and her staff are so friendly, helpful, patient and knowledgeable.
Kind and gentle staff with quality care. My son actually doesn't mind going to the dentist! And he would love to win the Nintendo Switch 😉
Growing Smiles is the best pediatric dentist office we've ever been to. Everyone who works there is so friendly and is absolutely phenomenal with both our kids. Both kids have always been comfortable when we go, and they actually look forward to our visits. We can't recommend Growing Smiles enough, it is truly a special practice that we are so happy to recommend.
We had a great experience at Growing Smiles in Havre de Grace. Dr. Lyman was very patient with my son and his expertise and recommendation of a recently developed treatment option made the visit a pain-free experience. My son had a very painful experience trying to have a cavity filled at another dentist who was unaware of the newer option. They recommended a different dentist with an unpredictable bedside manner who uses partial sedation with medication. I looked for another option and thankfully found Growing Smiles. I highly recommend Growing Smiles!
My boys love going to the dentist. So glad for them to have such a greater experience instead of them fearing the dentist. 😊
Everyone is very friendly and took excellent care of my kids. highly recommend!
Everyone here is so wonderful. They are so kind and patient and make everyone feel welcome and comfortable. I'm so glad someone I work with recommended them to me:)
Very bright and clean office. Staff very pleasant and professional. We did not have to wait - got waited on at our appointment time. Young dentist very good at his work and friendly. I wish dentists office were like this one when I was young, wouldn’t be afraid of going to dentist. FYI- grandmother
My kids love it here!! They are the best dentist for children!! Very professional, Everyone there is friendly & they are great with children. They make sure kids feel comfortable when they are there & actually tell parents about their upcoming appointment, what to expect & recommendation. I have been with them for about 3 years & I wouldn’t change it to anyone else. Keep up the great work Growing Smiles!!!
Sharon Krouse Miller
My boys love going to the dentist. All the staff is so helpful and take their time explaining things to them. The waiting room has movies and iPads to pass the time while we wait. They love getting their gold coin at the end of the visit, to pick out a fun treat in the vending machines. They really have made going to the dentist a fun experience!
Miguel loves the entire staff! Everyone is very friendly and efficient. They will even fax notes to school, balloons and toys are handed out at every visit, makes the whole experience memorable for the little ones!
Devrey Whitney Cunningham
We went to the Growing Smiles in White Marsh and saw Dr. Lyman. We were greeted by a warm and efficient staff and clean, fun office! My 5 year old son was very nervous about having a tooth pulled, but Dr. Lyman was so FUN and positive and made my son feel very comfortable in am otherwise scary situation.
Exceeded expectations. Dr Lyman is wonderful with our child. The exam rooms are state of the art and the staff are very friendly and courteous. Highly recommended.
Couldn't have asked for a better dentist appointment! I got a cavity filled and it didn't hurt! Thomas, age 11
We love Growing Smiles so much. My kids get so excited to go each time. The staff is so amazing, caring and of course beautiful as the boys say 😊. My son has mid autism as well sensory issues and the amount of care they put into making him feel comfortable is so special to us. Best place ever!!!!
Kelly B White
All three kids have a blast going to Growing Smiles. Minimal wait time, friendly staff, and clean environment. Great job!
Nicole Mathaney Gore
All of the workers are so great! They're gentle and they are very caring towards the children.
Great dental office. My kids are so comfortable going there. My youngest (age 4) begs me to take him in for a cleaning! The staff are very caring and put the kids at ease!
My family started going to Growing Smiles on 43 last year and love it there! The entire experience from the moment you walk in the door is amazing. The staff is so friendly and every dentist we have seen so far has been great with my three year old. The atmosphere is welcoming, bright and clean. I have referred many people to this location. My 3 year old has had dental issues because of a fused front tooth and this was the first dentist office to perform an X-ray and get to the bottom of the problem; I finally got answers and he received treatment. My other son just had his first birthday and will have his first check up this month! Thank you Growing Smiles and happy holidays 🎄
My son had to have a tooth pulled, it became infected and they got him right away. Today we saw Dr. Chris and he was amazing with my son. He was making us laugh the entire time and keeping my son very calm thru the whole thing! I highly recommend Growing Smiles, best pediatric dentist we have been too!
Dear Growing Smiles my name is Lee John Quinter Jr I was very happy to see how awesome my sister Julia Quinter was treated at her appt with Dr.Chris today. I asked my mommy to please let me become Dr.Chris’s patient too. He is super nice, super funny, super friendly, and he made me feel safe seen how he took care of my baby sister. Thanks for treating me like a patient even tho my sister was the patient. Therefore, before we left my mommy made our appts😱🤪😁 My sister and I can not wait for our appts on December 13 🙂😍Can’t wait to have clean teeth a day for my bday(Dec. 14th I’ll be a 8yr old boy😁) Dr. Chris you are the “best” Dentist and your staff are the best ever too 🥰😍 Gracias Growing Smiles👏🏻
We Love Growing Smiles! Dr. Lyman always relates to my girls whenever we go. When my oldest daughter was 2, she came in for her first cleaning and check up. I had my younger daughter in the carrier. She was an infant. The baby was crying, and my 2 year old was overwhelmed with her first visit. I was very stressed, not knowing what I was going to do. Dr. Lyman asked if he could hold the carrier while we talked about my older daughter’s teeth. He swung the carrier back and forth for me while we discussed the check up...which went lovely! The hygienists were so kind to my older one who was a little nervous, and helped her through her cleaning. Dr. Lyman swung the carrier to help my baby stop crying, and had me sit and take a break as we talked. He will never know how much he touched my heart this day. We’ve been going to Growing Smiles ever since! My girls are 3 & 4 now...and Dr. Lyman still treats them like princesses and relates to them on their level during their check-ups. We had their 6 month cleaning done this morning, and Dr. Lyman saw they were wearing Paw Patrol shoes. He discussed Paw Patrol with them during the check-up like it was his favorite show he has ever watched. So gentle and kind with them during the check up as well. And again...the hygienists are always phenomenal! We will never go any place else! My girls look forward to going to the Mario room during any check-up! And they love their balloons and their trips to the treasure chest when they are finished with their cleaning. WE LOVE GROWING SMILES!!!!
Went to the White Marsh clinic and loved it! From staff to the ambience to Dr. Chris. Everyone was nice and super friendly. They provided a good, inviting environment for my baby girl. I also would like to give kudos to Dr. Chris, he took the time to explain everything to my 7year old as well as with me. He is very gentle and has very good rapport with my daughter.
Love Growing Smiles & all of the staff!! We have been taking my special needs son there for 13 years and they are always on time & GREAT with him!! The Hygenist are very patient, careful and caring!! The Dentists have all been great & we highly recommend this practice!!
Christina Edwards Pane
All 4 of my children are patients at the White Marsh location and they all love going to the dentist!! Everyone is so helpful and friendly and they bend over backwards to make the experience super easy for us parents !!
great place. extremely friendly staff.
This is a wonderful dental practice. My children have seen both Dr. Lyman and Dr. Diana. Everyone here, the office staff, dentists, etc. are compassionate, caring, and child friendly. I highly recommend them!
Awesome team, and always a great experience! From the friendly welcome at the front desk, to the knowledgeable and understanding hygienists and Dr. Diana, to the superb and upbeat scheduler Kristen on the way out (having school notes ready for us!) my kiddos are well taken care of! Kudos to you guys for making the dentist an anxiety-free, welcoming experience for my kiddos. Thank you!
Great with our kids - makes going to the dentist fun
Very caring staff and great with our kids. Highly recommend!
Melissa Bennington Kasten
Our family has been going to Growing Smiles for almost 10 years now. They have been wonderful for my 3 children! My youngest is 6 now and she actually gets excited to go to the dentist and wishes she could go back more often than every 6 months!
Petrina Hayden Youngbar
Always a great experience! Staff is professional and respectful! Love the staff at the White Marsh location!
Joanna Corteggiano Dieter
The entire staff at Growing Smiles is always welcoming with a smile. They are so friendly and efficient. We haven’t had to wait for an appointment or wait to be seen. With 3 little ones its always helpful to get in and out! Thank you Growing Smiles for being so wonderful!
Amy Beck Lennon
Our kids love that the staff are nice and helpful. They don't make the process scary and the tokens are always appreciated. The waiting room having movies and tablets to play on is a great perk. Really, if a dentist can be fun--this one is.
I really had a great experience my time time there with my son. He really loved this place. The people there was really awesome and the went beyond the call of duty. They made my son feel welcomed and happy to the point he wants to go back. Thank you all for being so wonderful.
Jennifer Hoffman Nakhla
I have been taking my kids to GS for almost 10 years now and have had nothing but good experiences. I have a child with special needs, who didn’t handle going to the dentist well. They worked with me for a year to get him to the point where he can go in and have a full exam and cleaning with no problem. They took there time with him, were patient and encouraging. Even now when a procedure comes up, they find the best way to make things successful for him. Their Dentist, Hygienists, Techs, and Administration has been hands down the best I have ever encountered. A professional and caring operation all around. I am proud to say my kids go there!
Beth Rau Aquilina
The dentists and hygenists are wonderful - so caring and gentle
Mitch N Kitty Vega
OMG...what an amazing office. we bring all our kids here and it is HANDS DOWN the best place we have ever gone to for dental care. the staff is professional and courteous...and so good with kids, especially the younger ones. our youngest is 4 and they make the whole experience for him as easy as and painless as possible. they really care about how your kids feel about dental hygiene and going to the dentist. their concern really shows in their work. 10/10 highly recommend, you wont need to find another place
Our family loves Growing Smiles! We have been in a few times, but yesterday was our first experience with Dr. Chris-he was awesome! Both of my children enjoyed his calm tone and cool shoes. 😎 After leaving another family dentistry, we really like the vibe here and recommend Growing Smiles to all of our friends!
Our kids loved this place. play area that kept the younger ones entertained while others were being seen. Would recommend to anyone.
Rachel Howard Wiederhold
Growing Smiles Pediatric Dentistry has been so great for our children for their first experiences going to the dentist. the staff are very welcoming and the bedside manner is absolutely the best. We loved the White Marsh office so much we recommended it to friends as well. I recently received a hand written thank you note and gift card from Diana for a referral who started taking their daughter there. As a small business owner myself, the gesture is very much appreciated.
loved everything about this place can't say enough good things!
Janice Grafje Bergen
Highly Recommended.... my children have a fear of dentist from previous bad experiences.. had their appointment here and absolutely LOVE it... from making the appointment to the actual appointment everyone was wonderful
Loved it!! My daughter is 14 months and barely cried .. the staff was amazing ! They were patient and took really good care of my baby.
I have a disable daughter that's 11 and we drive 45 mins to visit growing smiles the staff is very nice and they do an amazing job taking care of my little girl not to mention how clean the place is it is well worth the drive
This place is just spectacular 💯 I’ve never saw an dentist place with so much positive energy. I wish I was still an kid I would always come here. Definitely earn the name growing smiles cause I always smile when I walk through those doors.
My children look forward to their dental appointments. They really take time to build relationships with my children. The lobby is also perfect if you need to wait.
Melvin G. Young Jr.
Everybody is extremely nice. They are very patient with our special needs child. He is actually now cooperating with them. The Growing Smiles family is doing an awesome job! We travel to BelAir about an hour so our son can see them. Now we're traveling to White Marsh about 30 minutes. Thanks for opening the White Marsh location.
Awesome. I've been taking my 15 year old daughter here for 4 years now and soon my 11 month old daughter. Wonderful doctor's and staff. They always have a smile on their faces. And it's so kid friendly. I just took my 15 year old daughter yesterday and my 11 month old baby was having a blast playing on the tablets they have in the waiting room. It surely kept her occupied while her big sis was getting her teeth done. They answer every question you have and explain it so even the child understands so while she's getting checked out she's also learning. It's just a great atmosphere all around. I would definitely recommend family and friends to growing smiles in Bel air. Thank you guys keep up the good work.
We love going to Growing Smiles! My kid have been going since they were both one! My daughter loves Dr. Diana so much she wanted to stop brushing her teeth to see her more!
Update: Less than a year after visiting my daughter has an infection under a cap, THIS SHOULD NOT HAPPEN, also started to have pain in another. They are so hyped to get it fixed yet it's a month out. My oldest daughter had a cap for 3 years and no issues went to Dentistry For Kids, which we will be returning to for our future appoints. Love everything about Growing Smiles from the first step into the door to the last have a nice day out the door. My daughter has both High Anxiety with dentists and doctors and also suffers from Asthma. When she was little they didn't accept our insurance (some off life ins policy co.) so we couldn't go to them. We have seen 6 dentists in 4 years from White Marsh to Bel air, who were not willing to work with my daughter. One dentist we saw 3 times for 1 issue and she still said it was nothing. Flash fwd to now they accept our insurance we made an appt, she went to three visits to get the problem spots taken care of AND the girl who hated the dentist now can not wait till her next appt! So thankful for Growing Smiles! They are so wonderful with my daughter! <3
I wish I had a dentist like this when I was growing up. My kids love going to the dentist. Everyone is super friendly and put the kids at ease no matter the procedure
Lori Thompson- Hechler
We took our granddaughter here for her very first visit at the Dentist. She is 20 months old she cried but they did great with her. They were so nice very helpful we loved it. This is a great environment for children.😀
Always a great experience from the moment you are greeted at the door. Dr. CHRIS took amazing care of my son today. He knew just what to say and do to help with a procedure. Highly recommend the Middle River/ White Marsh. Thanks for always making our visits happy!
We went in today for a consultation for two cavities, My daughter is 3 1/2 years old. The entire staff was extremely friendly, During my daughters first visit, she was very scared, but as soon as she walked in, the staff welcomed her with a sticker and asked what her favorite color was and promised her a purple balloon after her check up, and showed her where the play area was and showed her the huge selection of children's books she could sort through while we waited. The hygienist and dentist Dr. Adkins were very knowledgeable and answered all my questions without missing a beat. (about side effects of Nitrous Oxide and how will they do this procedure without my daughter getting freaked out about having a mask on and numbing gel, etc., and how to prepare her for it with instructions on what not to eat/drink and how long it would take and how she would act after getting cavities filled.) I didn't feel rushed during our visit. My daughter even connected with Dr. Adkins on a more personal level and chatted about their love of animals and dogs. Our wait was only 10 minutes and anyone who has small children knows that time is precious with a nervous young child. My Daughter Haleigh felt extremely comfortable with the dentist and everyone there, In fact....On the drive home my daughter kept asking when will we go back and see these nice ladies. Our experience was amazing and I highly recommend this particular office. The cherry on top if this experience was Haleigh was given a gold coin after her check up- and she could choose any one of the prizes in a quarter type ,machine like they have in grocery stores. This office makes the children first! and I love that! Thank you to the entire staff for making todays visit smooth and fast for a mom like me. I have a hectic schedule, and an infant along with my other daughter - We don't get many days like this. It was a great start to a great Day!
Melonie Camus Conway
Switched my 8 yr old son from a prior dentist to Growing Smiles and he loves it! The facility is so welcoming and clean and the staff were wonderful, making him feel at ease. Highly recommend!
Denise Zunt Dabrowski
Dr. Diana was great. She is always gentle with the kids. She is amazing dentist. I would definitely recommend her!
Recently moved to Maryland and had to find new dentist for my children. From the first visit, the staff has been nice and welcoming. Dr. Amber has been amazing at explaining everything to us and keeping our children comfortable. Would recommend to anyone but especially people who have children who might be fearful of the dentist.
This place is amazing! My girls are very scared of new things and they tend to tense up and not Cooperate. My 7 year old went first and the Dr. Diane (spelling maybe wrong) was very patient and kind. She told her everything she was doing, laughed and joked and made her very comfortable. Another Woman came in (I did not get her name) for my 2 year old and was patient and talked to her. The assistant that we had was kind and pleasant. She talked to my girls like they mattered and even praised them constantly for doing a good job. They did so well and I’m very happy with the service and how informed I was about what was going on with their care. I’d recommend to everyone with children!!!
Kellie Knight Edris
I was so impressed with Growing Smiles! I just took my 2 1/2 year old twins in for their first dental appointment and the staff did a great job of making them feel at ease and giving them lots of distractions. I highly recommend them.
We saw Dr. Lyman and we’re very pleased with him as well as the rest of the office.
Growing smiles is amazing from start to finish! The staff is kind and friendly. Dr. Amber is so incredibly kind and gentle. I am so happy our family found growing smiles for our daughters dental needs! I would highly recommend them. Also, having various locations makes scheduling an appointment even easier!
Stacy Holtschneider Koerber
Love Dr Diana at Growing Smiles. She is knowledgeable, talented and compassionate. She has been a blessing for years, from seeing our family through the aftermath of severe dental trauma, managing care across other oral surgeons, and working with a prosthetic retainer, to make modifications and get it just right, always within the same day when a need arises, understanding how important a smile is for cosmetic reasons and self esteem.
Dr. Amber and the dentist hygienist are the absolute best! Dr. Amber was gentle with my child. My son needed his front tooth fixed, the time and energy she gave my son was way above what was expected! Eden the hygienist is always helpful , kind and always has a smile on her face!!! I wish I knew everyone’s name , so I can give them a shot out too!!!! Absolutely the greatest place to take your kids !!!!
Jaime L Cato
We love Dr. Lyman, Ms. Jen and all the staff at Growing Smiles. They interact so well with my son. They provide iPads to keep the kids busy while waiting for our appointment. Dr. Lyman sings and if I remeber correctly, speaks Spanish too! Finally, they are also supportive of the arts in our community. They sponsored the Curious George show at Harford Community College. Glad to have them in our community!
Jen Zandarski Urand
We drive from out of state just to come to this dental office! We love the staff, the atmosphere, and the pleasant experience that we have.
Robert L Brown
Little Bobby saw Dr. Diana and now he's not afraid of the dentist anymore!
Both kids into today...Can't thank Dr Diana and staff for such an amazing experience. She really has built a great experience
Absolutely LOVE this place!!! We goto the Bel Air office and they’re all so good with the kids- my kids actually look forward to going to the dentist and even ask when they can go back! My oldest needed to have a little work done- Dr. Lyman was absolutely wonderful and took the time to explain everything to him! Can’t say enough nice things about them all!!
Kelly R Bernard
Took my son their for his first dental visit and he is 20 months old. He was scared and not a big fan but they where very patient and very good with him. Def will go back.
The entire staff is patient and kind and treats your children like their own. My son-who does NOT like going to the dentist-says “this is the best dentist ever!”
Absolutely love this place and the staff! My daughter loves coming to the dentist!
Daniela Pane Peeler
I'm so glad I decided to take my daughter to Growing Smiles of White Marsh! The office is absolutely beautiful and very clean! Dr. Lyman and his staff were very friendly and made my daughter feel at ease. They explained everything that they would be doing and made sure that my daughter and myself were comfortable every step of the way! This was my daughters first experience at the dentist, and they made it a fabulous one where she is excited to come back for her next visit!
My 6 year old daughter had her first appointment at the belair office today. She described it as "one of the best days ever!". Like seriously, what kid says that about a trip to the dentist? They were just absolutely amazing. I will be recommending to everyone!
Very warm and welcoming. Very patient with my special needs daughter.
My 5 children have been seen by Growing Smiles over the past 12 years. We've always had the best care there and I recommend them to everyone. The office staff is always very friendly and accommodating to our busy schedule. The hygienists and staff are very kind and do a great job even with my kids who were a bit shy and scared to go for the first time. All of the kids actually get excited to go to the dentist, because they make it so inviting. The dentists including Dr. Diana and Dr. Lyman are professional, knowledgeable but also very friendly. We had a few emergency situations over the years dealing with the kids teeth and they have helped us through those situations smoothly - sometimes talking over the phone or squeezing us in for a same day check up. Its always easy to get an appointment. Thanks Growing Smiles for serving the families in Harford County the way you do!
All 3 of my children are seen at Growing Smiles and we adore everyone there! The staff and dentists are all amazing!!!!!
If I could give no stars I would. I would never return after the inadequate care they provided for my child.
High tech, plenty of entertainment in waiting room for kids. Friendly, caring, patient staff who are very engaging and helpful. Dr. David invited and answered my questions regarding my 3 year old. Excellent service all around!
We loved it!! Dr. Diana was so personable and extremely good with my kids. The new location is immaculate and my kids loved the toy machine. I loved the spacious rooms and warming atmosphere. The staff was so friendly and made us feel special. Thanks for an awesome experience
Tonya McDole Walls
Jessi Watters Koeneke
Great place for kids. The doctors explain what they are doing to the kids.
Growing smiles is Amazing! Everyone who works there are always so sweet and kind to my kiddos. My 4 year old son had his first cavity filled today and Dr. Lyman and his assistant were absolutely wonderful! They mDe him feel so relaxed and comfortable he didn't even need the gas! My kids LOVE going to the dentist because of your great office!!
My kids love going there to see Dr. Diana & Dr. Kim. Everyone there is very friendly & the most important thing is they are great with the kids. My 3 years old daughter favorite part is when she gets a prize bag & a balloon.
Dr Lyman and his staff our awesome thank you for taking care of Ian today!
My 3 sons have been patients for years. We love the care, staff and location. I recommend to family and friends all the time.
I absolutely LOVE this office and the staff I had all 3 of my kids treated last Friday all in the same room, the dentist was fabulous the assistant was amazing very friendly made you feel more as friends. My kids were comfortable sitting in the chairs waiting to be seen.. the office is super clean. Giving the kids a gold token at the end to use in the machine to get a toy is a great idea! I'd recommend anyone to this great office! Thank you guys!
What a place! My son is only 15 month old and granted, he cooperated (phew, thank god), but they were grand! Everybody was very pleasant, the place is beautiful and they give them all kinds of little toys and books to entice them to come back. My son loved the balloon at the end. I wish this was my dentist too. :)
Everyone in the office is kind and accommodating.
Lori A Blazinsky
Lisa Lutrzykowski Ziegler
My children had a great experience here!! Everyone is very friendly and professional!!
Gina Cappy Murray
Dr. Diana and her staff are amazing! I take my 3 year old to see this practice and they have always done a fantastic job! Yesterday, while babysitting my autistic nephew, one of the brackets from his braces detached from his tooth and the wire was left sticking out of his mouth. He lives out of town and his Mom was on a plane. I tried calling every orthodontist in Bel Air but learned none of them work on Fridays! I called Growing Smiles in a panic, wondering if they could help...Dr Diana filled us in, took great care of my nephew, and was very understanding of his special needs. I will always bring my children here. Bravo!
Chrissy Bancells Davis
I'm honestly in awe every time I visit this office with my son. It's filled with gifted professionals who put nervous children at ease. Dr. Todd Lyman absolutely amazed me with how he handled a small cavity in my four year-old's mouth -- he got my son to relax by telling him a story about his dog while he worked on the filling. He didn't even need pain meds during the procedure. Truly an amazing practice. Thankful!
Michelle Campbell Carlson
The staff is truly amazing and caring! I have two children, and they both LOVE visiting the dentist. Thank you for making the trips to your office so enjoyable for the kids. It is obvious you truly have your patients best interests at heart♡♡♡!!!
Linda Anshel Alston
There the best around
Tracy Christensen Querns
I just want to thank Growing Smiles for being an AMAZING dental office ✨- I had a request and they got back to me the day of my request and gave me exactly what I needed the following day! Not to mention - that EVERY visit is great. We love the staff and your facility is always neat and clean. Thank you so much for being so wonderful !
Alayna May Rice
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Amanda Gallagher Whetzel
Fantastic practice with very skilled doctors and amazing staff! I highly recommend them to families for your pediatric dental care needs!
Caroline Bossle Criswell
Thank you for taking such great care of Camryn! I'm blown away by how well she did during her treatment. Thank you for making her comfortable and acknowledging her bravery. I will definitely recommend this practice.
Holly Schieber Dempsey
Trish Lednum Wrzosek
Wonderful, great with kids, and do everything in their power to make your experience pleasant, and try to avoid it being traumatic
Karmina Zepeda Sepulveda
Brian R. Brown
We love Growing Smiles !! Thanks for making every experience feel comfortable and welcoming, the staff are incredible, from check in to treatment....
Amy Wright Hanzelik
Tina Spinazzola Brinegar
You guys are the best!! My daughter has sensory issues and another daughter that is scared of doctors, and you guys were so patient , even tho they cooperated. I was really worried about my one daughters fear but you really eased her. I would recommend you to ANYONE. The staff is just amazing, the balloons, the tokens they get! My youngest had her teeth surgery through you guys at the hospital and you were nothing but wonderful!
Cheryl M Eng
Monica Warfield Sclafani