Kelty McLaurin Pediatric Dentistry

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Meet Your Pediatric Dentist

Dr. Kelty McLaurin

Committed To Dental Excellence

Board Certified Pediatric Dentist.
Dr. Kelty is all about making sure your little ones have the brightest and most beautiful smiles around. Her vision for Kelty McLaurin Pediatric Dentistry is to provide the best care possible for children in the greater Highland Heights area and make sure that every child who walks through her doors leaves with a lifelong commitment to oral health.

After graduating from the University of Mississippi in 2010, Dr. Kelty completed her dental degree at the University of Mississippi Medical Center in 2015 and her Pediatric Dental Residency at the University of Kentucky in 2017. Before purchasing the practice and rebranding as KMPD, Dr. Kelty worked as an associate with Dr. Rider since 2018.

When it comes to taking care of tiny teeth, she’s a pro! Dr. Kelty is a proud member of both the American Dental Association (ADA) and the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD).

Dr. Kelty

Dr. Kelty believes in taking care of the whole child, and that’s why she makes every visit a blast! From puppet shows to games, she knows how to make a trip to the pediatric dentist a memorable and enjoyable experience.

As a parent herself, Dr. Kelty understands the importance of creating a comfortable and friendly environment for children during dental visits. She strives to make each child’s experience a positive one and work closely with parents to ensure their child’s oral health needs are met.

When she’s not busy making smiles sparkle, Dr. Kelty loves getting out and exploring all the great parks and the Fort Thomas hiking trails with her family. So, if you’re looking for a pediatric dentist who’s all about fun, care, and commitment, look no further than Dr. Kelty McLaurin!

Dr. David Rider

Dr. David M. Rider graduated from Western Kentucky University in 1975. In 1978, Dr. Rider enrolled at the University Of Louisville School Of Dentistry and graduated in 1982. He completed his Pediatric Residency at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center in 1984. Dr. Rider lives in Northern Kentucky with his wife Vicki and has two children Lauren and Mylor.

We thank you for your interest in our office and look forward to providing your family with the finest dental care available. We hope to create a positive experience for your children that they can enjoy.

We strive to create a positive experience for all children in an environment that is fun, “non-medical”, and above all non-threatening such that they are willing to return without hesitation and able to receive state of the art care on a continuing basis.

A Pediatric Dentist has two additional years of training beyond dental school in a hospital or university environment to prepare him/her to treat any situation, simple or complex, related to infants, children and adolescents.

This includes special training in:

  • Dental/Facial Growth and Development of Children
  • Behavioral Management of Very Young or Anxious Children
  • Infant Oral Health
  • Techniques and Methods in the Prevention of Dental Carries
  • Orthodontic Intervention
  • Treatment of Patients in Outpatient/Hospital Setting

Special emphasis is placed upon the physical and emotional needs of the developing child. Our intent is to provide an environment second to non which will allow our patients to be relaxed and confident in our approach and our treatment. He was voted Top Dentist in 2013 and 2014!

Dr. Rider