Kara Kalamachi DMD

Kara Kalamachi DMD Surprise Pediatric DentistryKara Kalamachi DMD Surprise Pediatric Dentistry
Kara Kalamachi DMD Surprise Pediatric Dentistry, lovingly know as Dr. Kara… is a general dentist with Surprise Pediatric Dentistry. She “hales” from Buffalo, New York. However, while attending dental school here in Arizona, she grew to love the terrain and the culture, and knew she couldn’t leave the Arizona sun!

After graduating Cum Laude (with distinction) from High Point University in North Carolina, Dr. Kara received her Doctor Dental Medicine (DDM) degree as well as her Master’s Degree in public health from the Arizona School of Dentistry and Oral Health. She has always loved children and although a general dentist, she decided to dedicate her career to treating children.

Dr. Kara stays heavily involved in the dental community, particularly with her work as an executive board member for the Arizona Oral Cancer Awareness Walk, held annually at the Phoenix Zoo;  the Arizona Missions of Mercy dental clinics; Give Kids a Smile events at ASDOH; and serving as a chapter advisory board member for NAU’s Kappa Delta sorority.

Outside of the office, you can find her reading (She reads almost ten books a month!), working on calligraphy, playing pickleball, and cheering on the Buffalo Bills.

Dr. Kara is passionate about pediatric dentistry. She loves to help lay a strong foundation for a lifetime of optimal oral health and create happy smiles from the start of childhood. She cares about connecting on a deeper level with every child she treats. Her upbeat personality ensures that both kids and parents are excited and comfortable during all visits with us, and she truly makes each family feel like they are hanging out with a very special friend.

Exploring the Role of a DMD Dentist
A DMD dentist, short for Doctor of Dental Medicine, is a dental professional who has completed a rigorous course of study in dentistry and obtained a DMD degree. DMD dentists are trained to diagnose, prevent, and treat various oral health conditions, ranging from routine cleanings and fillings to more complex procedures such as root canals and dental implants.

The journey to becoming a DMD dentist involves years of education and clinical training. After completing an undergraduate degree, aspiring dentists must attend a dental school accredited by the American Dental Association (ADA). Dental school typically lasts four years and includes a combination of classroom instruction, laboratory work, and hands-on experience treating patients under the supervision of experienced faculty members.

During their dental education, DMD students learn about the anatomy of the teeth and oral cavity, as well as the principles of oral disease prevention and treatment. They also gain proficiency in performing various dental procedures, including extractions, crowns, bridges, and orthodontic treatments.

Upon graduation from dental school, DMD dentists may choose to pursue additional training or specialization in a particular area of dentistry through residency programs or continuing education courses. Some common dental specialties include orthodontics, periodontics, endodontics, and oral surgery.

In their professional practice, DMD dentists play a crucial role in helping patients maintain optimal oral health and hygiene. They perform routine dental exams and cleanings to detect and prevent oral health problems such as tooth decay, gum disease, and oral cancer. DMD dentists also provide personalized treatment plans to address individual patients’ needs and concerns, whether it involves restoring damaged teeth, improving the appearance of the smile, or alleviating dental pain and discomfort.

In addition to clinical care, DMD dentists are often involved in patient education and advocacy efforts to promote good oral hygiene habits and raise awareness about the importance of oral health. They may work closely with other healthcare providers, such as physicians and orthodontists, to ensure comprehensive care for patients with complex medical needs or coexisting conditions.

Overall, DMD dentists play a vital role in safeguarding the oral health and well-being of individuals and communities. Through their expertise, compassion, and dedication to excellence, they help patients achieve healthy, beautiful smiles that last a lifetime.

To learn more about Kara Kalamachi DMD Surprise Pediatric Dentistry and/or to set an appointment with her, please call 602.730.6481.