Pediatric dentists are the pediatricians of dentistry, offering primary and specialty care to children of all ages. After completing a four-year dental school curriculum, two to three additional years of rigorous training is required to become a pediatric dentist. This specialized program of study and hands-on experience prepares pediatric dentists to meet the unique needs of infants, children and adolescents, including persons with special health care needs. Our pediatric dentists are on staff at Fletcher Allen Health Care and hold faculty positions with the University of Vermont.

Dr. Charles Bookwalter

For “Dr. Chuck” Bookwalter it is very rewarding to gain a child’s trust and challenging to keep it. He graduated from the Ohio State University School of Dentistry in 1976. During his initial 6 years of general dentistry he found his passion for working with children. He received his M.S. and Certificate in Pediatric Specialty from the University of Michigan in 1984 and served in the U.S. Navy as a Pediatric Dentist. He is board certified by the American Board Pediatric Dentistry and a member of the Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, Vermont Society of Pediatric Dentists… Read More

Dr. Gary Davis

“Dr. Gary” Davis saw pediatric dentistry as an opportunity to satisfy three of his passions: art, science and working with children. He received a B.S. in Biology from S.U.N.Y at Stonybrook in 1987, and graduated from dental school at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor in 1991. He then went on to earn a Master’s degree and Certificate in Pediatric Dentistry from Ohio State University in 1995. He is board certified by the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry. Dr. Davis is a member of the Champlain Valley Dental Society, Vermont State Dental Society… Read More

Dr. Shon DiGuglielmo

“Dr. Shon” DiGuglielmo likes the opportunities dentistry provides him to use his critical thinking and diagnostic skills while building long term relationships with his young patients and their parents. He received a B.S. in Biology from Florida State University in Tallahassee in 2001, graduated from Columbia University College of Dental Medicine in New York City in 2006, and received a Certificate in Pediatric Dentistry from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in 2008. He is board certrified by the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry. Dr. DiGuglielmo is a member of the… Read More

Dr. Theron Main

Dr. Main views treating children as an opportunity to change lives during the very first dental visit and an opportunity to nurture change through a child’s years of development. He graduated from Clarkson University in Potsdam, NY in 2000 with a B.S. in Engineering and Management, and went on to the Buffalo School of Dental Medicine, S.U.N.Y., graduating in 2006. He received a Certificate in Pediatric Dentistry from the Women’s and Children’s Hospital of Buffalo in 2008. He is board certified in Pediatric Dentistry from the Board of Pediatric Dentistry… Read More

Dr. Thomas J. Ruescher

“Dr. Tom” Ruescher enjoys making sure that his young patients have great experiences when they come in for dental care. He graduated from the Harvard School of Dental Medicine, Magna Cum Laude, in 1998 and received his certificate of Pediatric Specialty from the Boston Children’s Hospital Medical Center of the Harvard School of Dental Medicine in 2000. He is board certified by the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry and a member of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, Vermont State Dental Society, American Dental Association… Read More