About Us

“I love the opportunity to impact the lives of others...every child deserves a healthy smile.”

— Dr. Brandon larkin

We offer kinder, gentler dentistry for kids and teens.

At Kids Smiles Pediatric Dentistry, our mission is to provide the highest quality children's dental care and a unique dental experience for every patient we treat.

Kids Smiles was founded by two locally renowned orthodontists: Dr. Randy Feldman and Dr. Ernest McDowell of Blue Wave Orthodontics, who have a combined 65 years of experience bringing smiles to patients across Tampa Bay. Our team is led by Dr. Frank Sierra, who also has been serving the Tampa Bay community for more than 20 years and now even sees many of his prior patients’ children! Our partnership with Blue Wave Orthodontics ensures we can provide the highest quality of children’s dental care from Tampa Bay to Sarasota, and with our experienced team of doctors you know your child’s smile is in good hands.

At Kids Smiles, we understand that children have unique dental needs and that going to the dentist can sometimes be seen as a stressful experience. This is why we have Pediatric dentists who specialize in handling these needs. Our dentists have undergone extensive advanced training in addition to dental school in behavior guidance techniques, restorative care, nitrous oxide, conscious sedation and the latest technology to provide a tailored experience to every child.

Our goal is to protect your children’s teeth so they can eat and speak correctly. We also strive to help your children have the bright beautiful smiles they deserve. Our environment was designed specifically for children and early teens. It includes open bays, private treatment areas, accessible games, toys, and family movies. We treat your children with respect and explain every step of their dental care in age appropriate, child-friendly terms. It is our goal that your child develops and maintains a positive association with dental care and we do everything we can to create a pleasant, supportive, and fun environment.

See The Difference

That We’ll Bring to Your Dental Experience
We encourage parents to be actively involved in developing dental care plans specific to their child’s needs. Our open-door policy fosters a fun and safe environment by allowing parents to be present during treatment sessions. We understand that the dental care process can be difficult for children and will work with you to optimize your child’s oral health.

At your appointment, we will go over the care that you need to be providing at home for your child's teeth and look for problems as well. If needed, we will work with your child’s pediatrician. It is our goal to ensure that each visit goes well so that they think of the dentist’s office as a good place. Our entire staff is wonderful with children, which helps them to relax while we care for their dental needs.

If you have any questions or would like to schedule an appointment, please contact us today.