Our goal is to provide optimum dental care for infants, children, adolescents, and persons with special healthcare needs. We are committed to being leaders in our community in representing the special oral healthcare interests of children. As such, we accept the responsibility of being a recognized primary oral healthcare provider and resource for specialty referrals.
We love kids. We believe that children don’t have to dislike going to the dentist, and, with this belief in mind, we aim to change the minds of our patients every day.
And we understand what they need to feel comfortable in a dental office. Our medical office environment was designed specifically for children. It has open bays and private treatment areas, as well as:
• Games and toys
• Family movies
• Kid-sized equipment
• Dental chairs designed especially for kids
Our doctors and staff treat kids with respect and caring, explaining every step of their dental care to them in age-appropriate, child-friendly terms. Our goal is that your child develops and maintains a positive association with dental care.
That’s why we do everything we can to create a pleasant, supportive, and fun environment for them—and for you, a much smoother day taking your child to the dentist.
Just as we do with kids, we strive to help parents understand and address their family’s dental healthcare needs in the best way possible. We invite you to be present during your child’s exam, so that we can work with you to better plan for his or her dental care. We encourage your active involvement in their initial appointments as well. During these visits, we promise to explain everything to you in terms that you will understand.
Ultimately, we work to create an environment that makes you comfortable, one in which you feel at ease working with us to make collective decisions for the best dental health of your child.
In support of guidelines by the American Association of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD) and the American Association of Pediatrics (AAP), we recommend that all children establish a Dental Home by the age of one year. We encourage you to consider Charlotte Pediatric Dentistry as the Dental Home for your child.
With Charlotte Pediatric Dentistry as your trusted Dental Home, your child will be involved and enrolled in a comprehensive and continuing care program that’s devoted to the prevention of dental disease. You and your child will be carefree with regard to his/her smart dental health. Also, by monitoring facial growth and development, we work to minimize your child’s orthodontic concerns.
David Moore, DDS, MS, Diplomate
Dr. Moore graduated with a BA in Chemistry from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC) in 1982. He earned a Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from UNC in 1986, then went on to complete his MS degree with a certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies in Pediatric Dentistry at Ohio State University in 1988. Dr. Moore is currently an adjunct professor for his alma mater UNC School of Dentistry’s Dept. of Pediatric Dentistry.
A Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry, Dr. Moore is also a member of the American Dental Association, American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD), NC Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (NCAPD), Southeast Society of Pediatric Dentistry (SESPD), Southwest Society of Pediatric Dentistry, and NC Dental Society. He has served as president of the NCAPD and as a board member for the SESPD, and has worked on many national AAPD committees.
Cecilia Hwang, DDS, Diplomate
Dr. Hwang received her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree with distinction from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC) in 2003, after first earning a BS in Chemistry. During dental school, Dr. Hwang participated in rotations at the Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, DC and the pediatric dental clinic at Gaston Health Services in Gastonia. Following dental school, Dr. Hwang completed her training in Pediatric Dentistry at the University of Iowa.
Dr. Hwang is a Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry. She is also a member of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, American Dental Association, NC Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, Southeastern Society of Pediatric Dentistry, and NC Dental Society.
Dr. Hwang’s chose her career in pediatric dentistry due to her own fear of dentists as a child. She strives to make a difference in each of her patient’s dental and overall health by providing individualized and compassionate care. Outside the office, Dr. Hwang enjoys reading, cooking and volunteering at her sons’ schools. She and her husband also love to spend family time together with their two young sons, Evan and Owen.
Kim Blanding, DDS
Dr. Blanding graduated from the University of Detroit in Michigan with a BA in Chemistry before going on to earn a dental degree from Northwestern University in Chicago. She received her Certificate of Pediatric Dentistry from New York’s Columbia University School of Dental Surgery. Dr. Blanding has practiced in the pediatric field for more than 15 years, and enjoys hospital privileges at Carolinas Healthcare System, University Hospital, where she also serves on the Executive Committee.
An ardent supporter of children in need who is passionate about making a difference in kids’ lives, Dr. Blanding volunteers her time and services for several charitable causes. These include Rowan and Cabarrus Counties’ Head Start programs and Bright Smiles, Bright Future, a program that provides free dental screenings and oral health education to at-risk children. She also volunteers her services for Give Kids a Smile and NC Missions of Mercy, outreach programs that provide access to dental healthcare.
Whether acting as a role model or working to make a child more comfortable and happy while the dentist, Dr. Blanding is committed to bettering the lives of the patients she serves. She has two daughters, and devotes her free time to traveling, cooking, and supporting the arts.
Carrie Dunlap, DDS
Carrie Dunlap, DDS, graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science in Biology and a minor In Chemistry from Campbell University. In 2004 she received her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. During dental school, Dr. Dunlap participated in extramural rotations at the Oral Surgery Department of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and the Pediatric Dental Clinics of Cumberland and Orange Counties.
Dr. Dunlap is a member of the American Dental Association, the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD), the North Carolina Dental Society, North Carolina Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, Southeastern Society of Pediatric Dentistry, and the Charlotte Dental Society.
Dr. Dunlap has a sincere passion for her profession. Dr. Dunlap believes that being a mother of three children has helped give her the patience and perspective to compassionately treat children. Dr. Dunlap enjoys spending time with family, traveling, baking and being outdoors. She and her husband, Shane, are the proud parents of one son, Carson, and two daughters, Caroline and Campbell.
Logan Webb, DDS, DIPLOMATE
A native of Charlotte, Dr. Webb completed her undergraduate education at Wake Forest University in 2008. In 2012, she received her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and participated in rotations at the Cherokee Indian Health Association Pediatric Dental Clinic and Wake Forest Baptist Health Dental Clinic during her schooling.
Dr. Webb went on to complete her training in the specialty of Pediatric Dentistry at the Medical University of South Carolina in June 2014, where she served as chief resident during her final year of residency. A Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry, she is also a member of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, American Dental Association, and Southeastern Society of Pediatric Dentistry. In her free time, Dr. Webb enjoys traveling and spending time with her family and friends.
Leigh Wilson, DMD
Dr. Wilson graduated with a BA in Biological Sciences from the University of Georgia. She then moved to the Southwest and earned her Doctor of Dental Medicine degree from the Arizona School of Dentistry & Oral Health. She completed the pediatric residency program at Children’s Hospital Colorado in 2016. Her mother worked as a special education professor and emphasized acts of service to improve the lives of everyone in the community. Even as a young child, Dr. Wilson knew she wanted a career that involved helping children and people with disabilities. While in dental school, she worked as a volunteer providing dental care to kids at a school for children with vision impairments in Moshi, Tanzania.
She is a member of the American Association of Pediatric Dentistry, American Dental Association, and Special Care Dental Association. She firmly believes that all children deserve a safe and calming environment that meets their dental needs. Dr. Wilson loves watching college football, traveling and spending time with her family and friends.