Pediatric Dentistry

Specializing in Pediatric Dentistry, Sedation Dentistry, and Special Needs Dentistry

The Children’s Dental Specialists serve children of all ages from their first tooth to 18 yrs. We are committed to providing the highest standard of dental care in a fun, kid-friendly, and comfortable atmosphere. Our incredible staff is dedicated to helping children understand the importance of good oral hygiene and will work with you to help your child establish a healthy lifestyle that sets the stage for a lifetime of healthy teeth and gums.

Our patients come from all over Oakland County including Troy, Birmingham, Clawson, Pontiac, Utica, Centerline, and even as far as Detroit. When it comes to children’s teeth cleaning and children’s cavity treatment, Dr. Ife and the team at Children’s Dental Specialists have earned their reputation as Michigan’s best kid-friendly dentist.

Dr. Ifechide Nwebweze, DDS, Pedodontist

Dr. Ifechide Nwabueze (Dr. Ife) graduated from the University of Benin, Nigeria with a degree in dental surgery in 2003. Dr. Ife worked for two years as a general dentist in an Army hospital in Nigeria, where she specialized in pediatrics, orthodontics, restoration, oral surgery, and periodontics. It was during this time that she discovered her passion for working with children.

Dr. Ife earned her Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD) from the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia in 2010. She went on to complete her Pediatric Dentistry training at the Children’s Hospital of Michigan, in Detroit. During her time there, she focused on pediatric clinical and hospital dentistry, including conscious sedation, dental surgery, and emergency dental services. Also, she worked with medically compromised children and those with special needs.

Upon successful completion of her pediatric residency training, Dr. Ife worked as an associate in Dr. Amy Parker’s pediatric dental practice and also in Children’s Dental Care all in Michigan.

Dr. Ife is committed to caring for children’s teeth in a clean, comfortable, and welcoming environment. She has a true passion for caring and treating children, and she strives to make each child’s visit to the dentist a fun and pleasant one.

In addition to teaching undergraduates at the University Of Detroit Mercy Dental School, Dr. Ife has published numerous articles relating to pediatric dentistry and pre-veneered stainless steel crowns on primary molars. Dr. Ife is married to John, an accountant, and they have three beautiful young daughters, Ashlea, Kayla, and Emily. She enjoys running, swimming, traveling, and spending time with family.

Professional Affiliations and Certifications

  • Diplomat American Board of Pediatric Dentistry
  • American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry
  • American Dental Association
  • Michigan Dental Association

Hospital Privileges:

  • Affiliate Attending Dentist, Children’s Hospital of Michigan (DMC) in Detroit