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About Pettinato Children's Dentistry

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Welcome to our pediatric dental practice, and thank you for choosing Pettinato Children’s Dentistry. We proudly serve the Wesley Chapel, Zephyrhills, Spring Hill, Dade City, New Tampa, Tampa, and Odessa areas. We look forward to teaching your child the importance of forming a healthy smile that will last a lifetime.

Our mission is to deliver quality dental care in a relaxed, caring environment. Our staff is dedicated to providing gentle and comprehensive dental care for each child. To be most effective, children's dentistry needs to be preventive in nature, since these procedures are less invasive and are accomplished more easily. We stress proper brushing, home care, and diet, along with involving parents in their diagnosis and treatment. At Dr. Pettinato’s, we utilize advanced technology in sterilization techniques in order to provide a safe, clean, and comfortable environment for patients.

As one of the most established and respected pediatric dental practices in west-central Florida, Pettinato Children’s Dentistry offers a complete menu of general, preventive, and specialty dental services designed to meet the needs of every child in your family.

In addition to providing routine cleanings and exams, diagnostic X-rays, mercury-free fillings, and innovative cavity treatment solutions like silver diamine fluoride (SDF), the practice also strives to educate and empower young patients to play an active role in their own dental care and long-term oral health.

The team at Pettinato Children’s Dentistry believes that access to quality dental care is vital when it comes to achieving optimal oral health and preserving a beautiful smile for life—that’s why they take pride in providing the highest quality pediatric dental care in a safe and nurturing environment.

Pettinato Children’s Dentistry has friendly staff, state-of-the-art equipment, flexible hours, and a comfortable and welcoming environment. Call our Wesley Chapel office today to make an appointment. We appreciate you trusting your child's dental care to us.

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  • Tierney Pettinato, DMD

    Tierney Pettinato, DDS, loves to make her patient smile. She is one of the skilled providers at Pettinato Children's Dentistry in Wesley Chapel, Florida. Dr. Tierney prides herself on providing top-quality dentistry in a relaxed and professional atmosphere and enjoys developing friendly relationships with her patients while consistently providing the highest level of care. She’s consistently amazed by the transformations in her patient’s smiles and is grateful to have the opportunity to give each person a smile they can be proud of for a lifetime.

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  • Frank Pettinato, DDS, PA

    Dr. Frank Pettinato graduated from Erie Academy, Colgate University, and the State University of New York at Buffalo School of Dentistry. He completed his Pediatric Dental training at Buffalo Children’s Hospital as an intern and chief resident. He has taught at both Buffalo Dental and the University of Florida Dental Schools. He has lectured and been published on the subject of pediatric dentistry both nationally and internationally. 

    Dr. Frank Pettinato has been in practice for more than 50 years, and he and his wife have eight children, three of whom have become dentists and practiced with him. When not in the office, he can usually be found fishing, kayaking, or working on his garden.

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Monday:

7:00 am-6:00 pm

Tuesday:

7:00 am-6:00 pm

Wednesday:

Closed

Thursday:

7:00 am-7:00 pm

Friday:

7:00 am-7:00 pm

Saturday:

7:00 am-6:00 pm

Sunday:

Closed