Trusted Dentistry in Lexington
We’re proud to be your dentist in Lexington and the surrounding communities.
21 Muzzey Street
Lexington, MA 02421
Email: [email protected]
Hours of Operation:
Monday: 7:50 am - 5 pm
Tuesday: 7:50 am - 5 pm
Wednesday: 7:50 am - 7pm (Close at 5pm in July and August)
Thursday: 7:50 am - 5 pm
Friday: 7:20 am - 3:30 pm
Dr. Michael Coppe earned his undergraduate degree from Fordham University before completing his postgraduate training in pediatric dentistry at Children’s hospital in Boston and Harvard School of Dental Medicine. He then went on to earn Doctor of Dental Medicine and Doctor of Medical Science in Oral Biology degrees from Harvard University.
Dr. Carolyn Coppe graduated from the Harvard School of Dental Medicine before completing her pediatric dental residency at the University of California. She has also done research on dental stem cells from primary teeth at the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research in Maryland, eventually completing her master thesis on this topic, This research resulted in her winning the prestigious Ralph E. McDonald Award at the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry Annual Meeting in 2008, which is given to an orthodontic resident with the best overall research manuscript and presentation. In 2011, Dr. Coppe passed her examinations with the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry, verifying she had successfully completed an advanced educational program accredited by the American Dental Association Commission on Dental Accreditation, as well as a voluntary examination process designed to validate her knowledge, application, and performance requirements to the delivery of exceptional care in pediatric dentistry.
Dr. Stephanie Karepatin earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from the University of Miami and was granted a Dean’s Scholarship. She moved to NYC to attend the New York University College of Dentistry, where she graduated with a Doctor of Dental Surgery degree after completing honors programs in Public Health, Aesthetic Dentistry, and Pediatric Dentistry. Later, Dr. Stephanie continued to pursue her specialty training in Pediatric Dentistry at NYU and Bellevue Hospital. This gave her a wide range of experience working with children with craniofacial anomalies, special needs, and children with complex medical histories.
Lexington Pediatric Dentistry
Trained to treat infants, children, adolescents, and children with special needs, but pediatric dentists are dental specialists. Pediatric dentists must complete an American Dental Association (ADA) accredited post-doctoral course. They must also complete two academic and clinical years in their specialty. This makes them exceptionally skilled Lexington dentists.
Pediatric dentists like your Lexington dentists have extra experience treating younger patients. They’re also better equipped to handle the emotional and development issues that would otherwise negatively impact your child’s dental appointments. A trip to the dentist can be scary for people of any age, but pediatric dentists like Drs. Mike and Carolyn Coppe and Dr. Stephanie Karapetian have the educational training and skills to make children feel more comfortable and at ease during their dental visits. This helps to reassure them and keeps their early experiences positive.
Our Lexington Dentists help take the worry out of dental visits
Visiting the dentist can scary for kids, or anyone sometimes. That’s why the Lexington dentists at Coppe and Sears making easing patient anxiety and fear a top priority. Our staff practices the "tell, show, do" method to help pediatric patients understand what is happening during their appointment. We use phrases such as “counting your teeth” for cleaning and brushing "put your tooth to sleep" when numbing the teeth, "put vitamins on your teeth" as we apply fluoride, or "take pictures of your teeth" to describe the X-ray process.
Parents are sometimes anxious about their children’s dental care, but it’s important to avoid projecting that. If you’re not sure how to do this, Dr. Micheal Coope, Dr. Carolyn Coope, and Dr. Stephanie Karapetian will be happy to provide you with tips and advice. By allowing our pediatric dentists to detail the specifics of your child’s treatment, you convey to them your confidence and trust in us, which leads to a more positive and enjoyable dental visit for parents, kids, and staff alike.
If it ’is time for your child’s first dental visit, our pediatric dental office is an excellent option. Coppe and Sears has a talented team well-versed in treating infants, children, and adolescents. We ’are able to provide a positive dental experience in Lexington and the surrounding area, and we take pride in educating children on the importance of maintaining good oral hygiene in order to help create a happy, healthy smile. Get in touch with us today to schedule your child’s first dental visit, and let us walk you both through the process with kindness, patience, and a gentle hand.