Not all pediatric dentists are Board Certified, however, Dr. Carol and Dr. Katie have gone above and beyond with their training to ensure the best possible care for your child.

Both doctors at Carmel Pediatric Dentistry (Dr. Carol McKown and Dr. Katherine Nichols) have received their Board status, which is the highest level of credentials within the field of Pediatric Dentistry.

The number of pediatric dentists that have reached this level is just below 40%.

The American Board of Pediatric Dentistry (ABPD) certifies pediatric dentists based on standard of excellence that lead to high quality oral health care for infants, children, adolescents, and patients with special health care needs. Certification by the ABPD provides assurance to the public that a pediatric dentist has successfully completed accredited training and a voluntary examination process designed to continually validate the knowledge, skills, and experience requisite to the delivery of quality patient care.

A Diplomat of the ABPD is a pediatric dentist whose credentials have been verified and who has successfully completed voluntary examinations and has demonstrated superior knowledge and skill in their field.

Dr. Carol McKown has been a Board examiner for the past 10 years.