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Barkley Pediatric Dentistry

Serving Southwest Florida since 1975!

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Smile bright with
Family Friendly Dental Care!

For a family-friendly experience from start to finish, bring your children to Barkley Pediatric Dentistry in Fort Myers. Our dentists understand kids and teens. In fact, the whole staff is dedicated to serving children, and they know how to put a smile on their faces. Your children will feel as comfortable here as they would at school or a friend’s house.

Plus, we enjoy helping parents and caregivers teach healthy habits from a young age. It’s no easy task, but together we can set up your kids for a lifetime of success – which is really something to smile about!

We're Moving!
Fall 2022

We look forward to welcoming you at the NEW HOME of Barkley Pediatric Dentistry off Winkler Road and College Parkway in the FineMark National Bank & Trust plaza!

Construction of our new facility has begun and it includes plenty of PARKING SPACES!

Pediatric Dental Services in Fort Myers

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Dental exams
and x-rays

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Crowns

Teeth Cleaning

Teeth cleaning and fluoride treatments

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Teeth extractions

sealants

Sealants

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Sedation

fillings

Fillings

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Orthodontics

Meet the Dentists at Barkley Pediatric Dentistry

If you want to know more about our dental and orthodontic team, look no further! Their full credentials are available here, and we’re happy to answer any questions you might have when you schedule your appointment.

Preparing for Your Child’s Dental Visit

In preparing for your visit to Barkley Pediatric Dentistry, first, rest assured that a high standard of sterilization and disinfection are in place at our office in accordance with CDC guidelines. At this time, for the safety of all patients and staff, we are not permitting parents in the treatment area, unless their presence is required to accompany a child of 5 years-old or younger or a child with special health care needs. Thank you for your patience and understanding. Second, please remember to ask about the insurance and self-pay options available to you when you make your appointment.

Finally, whether it is your child’s first visit to the dentist, or they are encountering a new procedure, it helps to know what to expect. To help with that, we’ve compiled all kinds of helpful articles to prepare you and your children for the best dental visit possible. Here are a few examples of popular topics:

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Baby’s First Visit

It is recommended children are first seen by a dentist at 12 months of age.

Sedation Instructions

Sedation Instructions

Please let us know in advance if your child needs sedation to relieve stress and pain so we are prepared to accommodate them.

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Post-operative Care

For children who require dental treatment, post-operative care instructions will be provided to the parents or caregivers.

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Dental Emergencies

In the event of a serious dental emergency, current patients should contact our office immediately. If during operating hours, our staff will advise if an emergency room visit is necessary. If it is outside of our operating hours, our on-call services are available to current patients of record.

What Our Patients
and their Caregivers Say

“This was the best experience I could have asked for when taking my almost 3-year-old to the dentist. The office staff is very welcoming.”

Lauren, Google Review

“This was our first visit and they were amazing! My children have a lot of anxiety about the dentist, but they were so incredibly kind that my kids’ anxiety went away and they were comfortable here.”

Jessie, Google Review

“I am so relieved to find a trustworthy dentist for my young kids.”

Brittany, Google Review

“I can't say enough good things about this place. The atmosphere is so fun and calming at the same time, every staff member is so kind, and there seems to be a genuine love for all the kiddos.”

Samantha, Google Review

“My son has been coming here for a good while now and they are so great. They are super friendly and polite.”

Jhovani, Google Review

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Anissa Ahmadi, D.M.D.

Dr. Anissa AhmadiDr. Anissa Ahmadi was born in Gainesville, Florida, home of the Gators. She obtained her Bachelors Degree in Nutrition with Honors at the University of Florida in 2000. In 2003, Dr. Ahmadi obtained her Doctor of Dental Medicine Degree with High Honors from the University of Florida. Staying true to her gator spirit, she completed her pediatric dental residency at the University of Florida in 2005. Dr. Ahmadi is a diplomat of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry. She decided to return to her roots and now resides in Fort Myers with her husband and three children.

Affiliations

  • American Board of Pediatric Dentistry
  • American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry
  • Florida Dental Association
  • Southeastern Society of Pediatric Dentistry
  • American Dental Association
  • Lee County Dental Society
  • PEDOGATORS Continuing Education Course
    UF College of Dentistry
  • Cleft Lip and Palate Team
  • Golisano Children’s Hospital (privileges)

Hope E. McDowell, D.M.D.

Hope E. McDowellDr. Hope McDowell was born and raised in Greensburg, PA, graduating high school in 1995. She pursued and received her Bachelors Degree in Biology from Penn State University in 1999. Dr. McDowell received her Doctor of Dental Medicine Degree in 2003 from the University of Pittsburgh. She pursued her pediatric dental residency at the Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh, completing this residency in 2005. Doctor McDowell is a Diplomat of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry. The lure of a warmer climate caused her to relocate to Ft. Myers, and join Barkley Circle Dentistry for Children. She resides in Ft. Myers with her husband and three children.

Affiliations

  • American Board of Pediatric Dentistry
  • American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry
  • Florida Dental Association
  • Southeastern Society of Pediatric Dentistry
  • American Dental Association
  • Lee County Dental Society
  • PEDOGATORS Continuing Education Course
    UF College of Dentistry
  • Cleft Lip and Palate Team
  • Golisano Children’s Hospital (privileges)

Emily Foster, D.M.D.

Dr. EmilyDr. Emily Foster was born and raised in Fort Myers and is a graduate of Fort Myers Senior High School. She studied Health Science at the University of Florida where she obtained her Bachelor’s Degree. In 2014, Dr. Foster obtained her Doctor of Dental Medicine Degree from the University of Florida. Additionally, she completed a two-year pediatric dental residency program at NYU Lutheran Medical Center in Princess Anne, Maryland. Dr. Foster is a Diplomat of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry. Dr. Foster is excited to be back in her hometown. She enjoys playing tennis, cheering for the Gators, and spending time with her family who reside in the area.

Affiliations

  • American Board of Pediatric Dentistry
  • American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry
  • Florida Dental Association
  • Southeastern Society of Pediatric Dentistry
  • Lee County Dental Society
  • PEDOGATORS Continuing Education Course
    UF College of Dentistry
  • Cleft Lip and Palate Team
  • Golisano Children’s Hospital (privileges)

Teresa Pfannenstiel, D.M.D.

Dr. TerriDr. Teresa Pfannenstiel (Terri) was born and raised in the “wicked awesome” city of Boston, Massachusetts. She attended Boston Latin School, followed by Boston University, where she graduated cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in chemistry. While attending Boston University, Dr. Terri was president of the Figure Skating Club and served as college mascot, “Terri the Terrier.” She went on to attend Boston University Dental School, graduating 5th in her class. On a quest to be part of something bigger, Dr. Terri joined the U.S. Army as a Captain and was stationed all around the world.

Also, she completed two residencies: Advanced Education in General Dentistry and Orthodontics at Wilford Hall Medical Center in San Antonio, Texas. While being stationed in San Antonio, she taught “orthodontics in orthognathic surgery” to the oral surgery residents at Brooke Army Medical Center. In addition to serving as a dentist and orthodontist for 10 years in the U.S. Army, Dr. Terri has many years of private practice experience as well. She now enjoys living in sunny paradise with her family.

Affiliations

  • Invisalign provider
  • 3M Clarity provider

Associations

  • American Dental Association
  • American Association or Orthodontists
  • Southern Association of Orthodontists
  • Florida Association of Orthodontists

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