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Dustin A. DeDomenico, DMD, MS

Pediatric Dental Specialist

 

Vicki M. Lindauer, DMD

40+ Years Treating Children

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American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry

Dr. Dustin A. DeDemenico, DMD, MS - Tampa Pediatric Dental Specialist

Dr. Dustin A. DeDomenico, DMD, MS was born and raised in Tampa attending the Academy of the Holy Names and Jesuit High School.  Dr. Dustin received his Bachelor of Science degree from Florida State University.  After a few years in the finance industry, he chose to return to school at the University of Louisville School of Dentistry, earning his Doctorate of Dental Medicine.  After graduation, Dr. Dustin went on to complete a two-year advanced education program in pediatric dentistry at the University of Louisville and Kosair Children’s Hospital.  In addition to earning his certificate in Pediatric Dentistry, he also earned a Master of Science degree in Dentistry.  Dr. Dustin has extensive experience in hospital dentistry and trauma.  His training at the University of Louisville included treating children and adults with special needs, hospital dentistry, patients with compromising medical conditions, sedation dentistry, early interceptive orthodontics, laser treatments, and advanced behavior management.

 

Beyond his professional work, Dr. Dustin enjoys spending his free time with his family and friends. He and his wife Shannon have three children, Emma, Jack and Luke.  They enjoy fishing,  water-sports on the lake, playing baseball, soccer, and exercising.

 

Dr. Vicki M. Lindauer, DMD is a native of Louisville, Kentucky. She attended the University of Louisville, majoring in Medical Technology. She then was accepted to the University of Louisville School of Dentistry where she was one of only three women in her class. She received the American Society of Dentistry for Children Award for her extensive work with children while a dental student. Following graduation from dental school, she completed a fellowship at the Children and Youth Project along with a faculty appointment to teach at her alma mater.

 

Dr. Vicki then moved to Tampa with her orthodontist husband, Ralph, to set up her practice. She is a member of the American Dental Association, West Coast Dental Association, Florida Dental Association, American Society of Dentistry for Children, American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry and the Florida Association of Pediatric Dentistry. She has participated in Give Kids a Smile since its inception and is an advocate of serving the dental needs of needy children. She also participates in Smile Kentucky - Kentucky's version of Give Kids A Smile.

While maintaining her private practice, Dr. Vicki is also on the faculty in the Department of Pediatric, Orthodontic and Geriatric Dentistry at the University of Louisville School of Dentistry. She enjoys helping student doctors learn to work with children. She holds dental licenses in both Florida and Kentucky.

 

She was even voted the Best Dentist in Carrollwood by the Tampa Tribune!

Our Pediatric Dental Office
Hours & Policies

We are available 8am - 5pm Tuesday – Friday.  For after hours emergencies, please listen to our voice mail message.

 

Scheduling Appointments

Our office attempts to schedule appointments at your convenience and when time is available.  Preschool children should be seen in the morning because they are fresher and we can work more slowly with the child for their comfort.  School aged children for routine visits can be scheduled throughout the day.  Most treatment appointments will be scheduled in the morning.  Our afternoon appointments are for routine visits and older children requiring minor dental treatment.

 

Finances

Payment for professional services is due at the time dental treatment is provided.  Every effort will be made to provide a treatment plan which fits your timetable and budget, and gives your child the best possible care.  We accept cash, personal checks, and most major credit cards.

DeDomenico Pediatric Dentistry has convenient locations in Tampa and Lutz. Our goal is to deliver the best possible dental care for infants, children, teens and kids with special healthcare needs. Our team will strive to make sure that your child has a positive experience while maintaining the highest standard of safety. There are some guidelines that help us keep the environment safe for us all.

 

We ask that only one adult accompany a child for treatment.

 

During appointments we ask that other siblings remain in the waiting area under adult supervision.

 

Cell phones can be a tremendous distraction so we politely ask that you keep your cell phones off or in airplane mode. If you must take a call, we ask that you answer the phone outside the treatment and exam areas.

 

Pictures and camera phones are a great way to document your child’s first dental experience. However, there are times when this activity may not be appropriate.
Please be courteous to other patients, parents and team members, and ask before taking pictures or filming in
our office.

 

To help keep our office neat and clean for us all, no food or drinks are allowed.

 

We appreciate your understanding and cooperation!!

Your Child’s First Visit

We make your child's first visit easy for you

and your child!

 

Getting to know Dr. Dustin, Dr. Vicki and their team will be a fun and enjoyable experience for you, your child, and us. We will review your child’s history, and make sure you are comfortable with our procedures and staff. Below are several questions that you may have before your first visit.

 

Our office and the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommends a child’s first visit be completed by their first birthday.

  • What should I bring on my first visit?

    On your first visit to our office, please bring your insurance card and your Patient Forms already completed.

     

    Your insurance determines your deductible.  Any amount not covered by your insurance will be due that day.

     

    Please download and print our Patient Forms.

  • Do you accept dental insurance?

    We accept most insurance plans and as a courtesy, we will submit your insurance claim for you.  The portion that is not covered by the insurance company is your responsibility and due at the time of service. If payment is not met in full at time of services, then a statement will be sent to you and will reflect a service fee.

     

    It is a benefit to you to know and understand what your insurance benefits are, including deductibles and co-pays. Regrettably, we do not dictate insurance policies and can only work with them. We will make every effort to help you understand what your coverages are.

  • What can I expect to pay for our visit?

    We would be happy to discuss fees and insurance with parents prior to the first visit in our office.

     

    Our receptionists will discuss this with you, and answer any questions you may have prior to making your first visit.

  • My child may be nervous. Can you help?

    It is quite normal for children to be anxious about their first visit to the dentist.  Pediatric dentists have special training in helping anxious children feel secure during treatment. Parents can help prepare their children by displaying a positive attitude toward dental care. Children quickly pick up on parents’ anxieties about dental treatment.  Avoid discussing the details of treatment, or any negative experiences you may have had in the past. Our team will explain everything using child-friendly terms in a caring and supportive way.

  • We have several children and scheduling is important to us.
    Do you run on time, and will you see all my children at once?

    We know that our parents have busy schedules, and we do our best to stay on schedule at all times. For 6-month dental health exams, you will love the convenience of family appointments! You can reserve time for several children at once.

     

    Schedule a Visit with Us Today!

 

Dr. Dustin is a pediatric dentist. Dr. Vicki has 40 years of experience limiting her practice to children. They specialize in the treatment and prevention of dental disease, as well as the overall oral health of children. Through extra years of schooling, training, experience, and certification, a pediatric dentist is uniquely qualified to treat the dental needs of infants, children, and adolescents.

 

 

 

A pediatric patient not only has a different dentition than adults but he/she may have specific dental and behavioral needs that are unique to a child. These needs may include orthodontics, dental sealants, fluoride applications or home treatments, or just simply education in oral hygiene. In addition to treating existing dental problems, our office focuses on prevention through patient and parent education. We like to feel that you and your child do not come to our office to have their “cavities fixed” but rather to prevent them.

 

Dr. Dustin, Dr. Vicki and their Tampa children’s dental team provide all of the educational tools necessary for your child to smile
cavity-free.

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11012 N Dale Mabry Hwy #302, Tampa, FL 33618

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8734 N Mobley Rd, Odessa, FL 33556

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Now Open in Lutz!

18926 N Dale Mabry Hwy, Suite 102, Lutz, FL 33548

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