This extra training emphasizes a child’s growth and development, the developing psyche, how to best manage a child’s anxiety and behavior in the dental office, and other topics specific to children’s dentistry. The proper and safe use of nitrous oxide, conscious sedation, intravenous sedation, and hospital dentistry are very important components of a pediatric dental residency.
Not all pediatric dentists are board-certified. Dr. Shea Sammons and Dr. Jordan Tarver are Diplomates of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry. This means that they have successfully completed an accredited pediatric dental residency program and voluntary pediatric dental board examinations. Their credentials have been verified by the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry, and they are qualified to provide exceptional dental care for your child.
Dr. Shea Sammons was raised in Estero, Florida. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Food Science and Human Nutrition from the University of Florida. She graduated from the University of Florida College of Dentistry and completed a one-year General Practice Residency at the Malcolm Randall Veteran’s Administration Medical Center in Gainesville, Florida; the residency program provided additional training in caring for medically compromised patients in both outpatient and operating room settings. Dr. Sammons went on to practice general dentistry for three years in Lakeland, Florida. While working in general dentistry, Dr. Sammons realized her true passion was caring for pediatric patients, so she completed an additional residency in Pediatric Dentistry through the University of Florida. She is a board-certified pediatric dentist with specialized knowledge and skills to care for your child. Dr. Sammons is excited for the opportunity to return to Estero to provide excellent dental care for the children of Southwest Florida.
Dr. Sammons maintains active membership in the following organizations: American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, Florida Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, American Board of Pediatric Dentistry, American Dental Association, Florida Dental Association, Southeastern Society of Pediatric Dentistry, West Coast District Dental Association, University of Florida Academy of Alumni and Friends, and University of Florida Pedo Gators.
Dr. Jordan Tarver knew early in his education that he wanted to work with children and feels privileged to help the pediatric community become lifelong dental patients. He exhibits a true passion for treating children and an exuberant enthusiasm for promoting good oral health. He firmly believes that all children should be treated as if they were members of his own family. Dr. Tarver grew up in Lakeland, Florida, and earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from Davidson College in North Carolina. He graduated from the University of Florida College of Dentistry for both dental school and his pediatric dental residency. Dr. Jordan Tarver is a Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry.
Dr. Tarver maintains active memberships in the following organizations: American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, Florida Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, American Board of Pediatric Dentistry, American Dental Association, Florida Dental Association, Southeastern Society of Pediatric Dentistry, West Coast District Dental Association, Polk County Dental Society, University of Florida Academy of Alumni and Friends, and University of Florida Pedo Gators.
Dr. Nova Ahmad was raised in Naples, Florida, and is excited to be back in the area to serve her community. She received her Bachelor’s Degree with a double major in Biology and Spanish from the University of Florida, and her Doctorate of Dental Medicine from Nova Southeastern University. She completed a General Practice Residency from NYU Langone Hospitals at Healthcare Network of Southwest Florida serving the residents of Immokalee and Naples, FL. Dr. Ahmad recognized her true calling to work with pediatric patients and went on to complete a Pediatric Dental Residency from NYU Langone Hospitals located in Brandon and Tampa, FL. In her pediatric residency, she was able to gain advanced training in multiple disciplines including pediatric restorative and preventative care, minor interceptive orthodontics, surgical experiences in the OR, and advanced behavior management techniques.
Dr. Ahmad strives to stay up-to-date in the latest advancements by taking continuing education courses yearly in a variety of subjects and maintains active memberships in the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, American Dental Association, Florida Dental Association, and Florida Academy of Pediatric Dentistry. Dr. Ahmad is committed to having each child feel welcome, safe, and most importantly, cultivating a fun and positive relationship and even excitement about dental care at home!
We are dedicated to providing safe and quality dental care while promoting enthusiasm for oral health. Our friendly and knowledgeable team provides a comfortable dental experience in an engaging and educational environment for both patients and parents.
We designed our office with a bright and cheerful coastal theme, as well as movie rooms, a game room, and movies above each dental chair to further help your child have a fun and comfortable experience during their dental visit.