Katherine A. Kelly, DDS, MS, PhD
1020 E. Michigan Ave., Ste. E, Saline
A healthy mouth is key to a healthy body and children who have bad bites or ‘malocclusions’ benefit from orthodontic treatment. Bad bites make it difficult to eat a healthy variety of foods. Crowded teeth are difficult to brush and floss well, so may lead to cavities. A ‘crossbite’ or narrow top jaw may be a sign of airway problems such as obstructive sleep apnea. The American Association of Orthodontists recommends children be evaluated by an orthodontist as early as age seven to identify bite or alignment issues. Our office offers a wide variety of treatments depending on the patient’s individual needs. Some children benefit from interceptive treatment to aid in jaw growth. This may include a palate expander and brackets. For other children, it may be best to wait until all permanent teeth have erupted to begin treatment. Just like the treatment is tailored to the patient’s needs, the orthodontist chooses the type of appliances to best suit the patient. I am happy to meet your child to assess their growth and discuss how orthodontic treatment can help them achieve a beautiful, healthy smile.
Lindsey Wurtzel, DDS
Wurtzel Family Dentistry
4554 Washtenaw Ave.
I recommend starting good oral and healthy eating habits early in a child’s life. Routine is always a good thing; teach yours kids to brush at least twice a day and to floss regularly. Diet also plays an important role in all parts of health, just think everything you eat goes past your teeth. Be careful to evaluate sugar content when choosing snacks and beverages for your children. It is also important to limit the number of snacks consumed in a day. Food and drinks cause an acidic change in your oral cavity, which can increase your child risk of cavities!
Susan M. Rose, DO
Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine
Performing Arts Medicine
2345 S. Huron Pkwy.
I specialize in the use of osteopathic manipulative techniques to treat a variety of health problems in children of all ages, from birth to teens. Newborns are generally seen for problems associated with birth trauma such as plagiocephaly (crooked heads), torticollis, feeding problems, fussiness/colic. Generally, the sooner the baby is seen, the quicker the resolution which makes things more comfortable for the baby and parents. I see older children for issues such as headaches, asthma, functional gastrointestinal problems, and pain (neck, back, extremities). Many of kids’ pain problems are related to injuries from daily activities, accidents, and sports. I have special interest and skill in treating extremity injuries, such as ankle, knee, wrist, shoulder. I have consistently returned athletes back to participation in several weeks, rather than up to 6 weeks, after ankle sprains. The sooner a patient sees me for pain or injury issues the better!
Jill A. Noble, MD
Michigan Medicine Saline Health Center
700 Woodland Dr. East, Saline
I enjoy children because they want to be healthy! It is my job to teach parents how to keep their children as healthy as possible. I am happy to discuss parents’ concerns about their child’s health, both physically and emotionally. I enjoy talking with families about things they can do to improve their child’s diet (even for picky eaters) and how to encourage regular exercise. We talk about the importance of getting all the recommended vaccines on the recommended schedule to protect children from as many illnesses as possible. Unfortunately, there are times children get sick or have serious health issues. I feel comfortable working with the family and the child to get them on the road to recovery as soon as possible.
Lisa Hammer, MD, IBCLC, FAAP
IHA Breastfeeding Medicine Specialists
4200 Whitehall Dr., Ste. 240
As a board certified pediatrician and lactation consultant, I strive to empower families to reach their infant feeding goals through comprehensive, evidence-based lactation care for both the mother and baby provided in a supportive, non-judgmental setting. Breastfeeding your infant is one way to help keep them healthy. Breast milk provides natural immunity to protect from infections such as ear infections, pneumonia, and diarrheal illness. Because of these benefits many women are feeling increasing pressure to breastfeed, while at the same time facing real and significant barriers such as lack of access to lactation support, short maternity leave, and return to work policies that are not breastfeeding friendly. We provide medical visits covered by insurance that address a wide range of physical and emotional challenges that new families may be facing such as difficult latch, low milk supply, breast infections, sore nipples, poor weight gain, tongue tie, pumping and return to work.