Welcome To The Pediatric Dental Clinic
Every child deserves a healthy smile. At The Pediatric Dental Clinic we strive to ensure that your child receives outstanding oral care in a fun, relaxed, and professional environment.
Located in Florence, Alabama, The Pediatric Dental Clinic is proud to serve The Shoals community. In the same way a pediatrician is specialty trained to meet your child’s medical needs, Dr. Carson Cruise, a board certified pediatric dentist, is specialty trained to meet your child’s unique oral health needs. Children and teens alike will love our open, inviting office and warm, friendly staff.
By establishing your child’s dental home early, you are keeping your child from a future of dental and oral disease. We focus on prevention, early detection and treatment, and stay current with the latest advances in pediatric dentistry to ensure that we can provide healthy smiles, for life.
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About UsIt 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, allowing them to relax while we care for their teeth.
ServicesWe know and understand how children think, so we can start them off right. We want them to believe the dentist’s office is a good place instead of being scared of it.
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New PatientsWe understand how intimidating visiting a dentist for the first time can be for children. For this reason, we strive to have a welcoming and comfortable office for you and your children.
Meet Our Doctors
Your Pediatric Dentist serving Florence and the surrounding communities of Muscle Shoals, Tuscumbia, Sheffield, Killen, St. Florian, Leighton, Town Creek, Ford City, Rogersville, Lexington, Russellville, Cherokee, Waterloo, Iuka, and Iron City.
Meet Dr. Cruise
Dr. Carson Cruise is a native of Natchez, Mississippi. He received his undergraduate degree from Mississippi State University and his Doctor of Dental Medicine degree from the University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC) School of Dentistry in Jackson.
Meet Dr. Merritt
Dr. David H. Merritt is a native of Birmingham, Alabama and a 1969 graduate of Shades Valley High School. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa and his Doctorate of Medical Dentistry at the University of Alabama in Birmingham. Continuing his education, Dr. Merritt completed a specialty Masters Degree in Pediatric Dentistry at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill.
Always friendly and timely
- Rachel M.
Very knowledgeable dentist. He cares about his patients and it shows every single time. I tell everyone how wonderful he is because every child deserves such a compassionate dentist.