Hale & Carrico Pediatric Dentistry was originally founded as “Pediatric Dental Associates” in 1991 by Dr. Kevin Hale. A prominent figure in the field of pediatric dentistry in Michigan for many years before establishing his firm, Dr. Hale had a single vision for his new practice: to improve the oral health of children and special needs patients throughout Livingston County through comprehensive, specialized treatment and preventive care.
Nearly 20 years later, Dr. Hale’s practice has come to be known as one of the best sources of quality pediatric dental care in the greater Brighton area. Based on the philosophies of holistic, preventive care and genuine caring, “Pediatric Dental Associates” has helped children and patients with unique needs throughout Livingston County achieve oral health, higher self-esteem and better overall health.
In 2004, Dr. Hale was joined by pediatric dentist Dr. Sarah Carrico, whose passion and experience with children widened the practice’s horizons; Dr. Carrico soon afterwards became a fellow of Dr. Hale’s practice. As the practice continued to grow, Dr. Hale and Dr. Carrico found themselves in need of another pediatric specialist who shared their passion for children’s health. In 2009, pediatric dentist Dr. Dana Radtke, a native of Brighton, Michigan, joined the practice, and “Pediatric Dental Associates” became “Hale & Carrico Pediatric Dentistry”.
Hale & Carrico Pediatric Dentistry’s commitment to children’s oral health has extended far beyond the practice itself. Dr. Hale & Dr. Carrico have served on range of pediatric dentistry boards and academies, including the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry and the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry. In 2005, Dr. Kevin Hale became the founding director of the “Points of Light” project, an infant oral health referral community infrastructure community program which promotes the oral health of children and infants throughout Michigan. Hale & Carrico Pediatric Dentistry continues to support its patients and local community by sponsoring local sports teams, events and schools.
Today, Hale & Carrico Pediatric Dentistry looks forward to furthering awareness of the importance of children’s oral health as the practice continues to expand.
Learn more about Dr. Hale, Dr. Carrico and Dr. Radtke by clicking on their bios (to the left). To meet the rest of our highly qualified pediatric staff, visit our hygienist and staff bios on the staff page.
"Because we believe that children should be loved, cared for and protected, we strive to provide exceptional pediatric oral health care for your child."