Improving children's lives through dentistry
Phone: (330) 994-0205 | 3934 Everhard Rd | Canton, OH 44709

About The Doctors

Welcome to Canton Pediatric Dental Center! 

Dr. Aranmolate

 
   

Dr. Aranmolate is also known as Dr. "A". She believes her gift is improving children's lives through dentistry. Her philosophy is “every child deserves a good dentist.” She treats every child like a star. Her goal is to provide superb dental care while making your child happy. Coming to visit her will be an enjoyable and relaxing experience for your child.

Dr. Aranmolate is a board certified pediatric dentist. She completed her pediatric dental training at Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital/Case Western Reserve University in 2005, her dental education at The Ohio State University in 2003, and her undergraduate education from West Virginia State University in 1999 summa cum laude. Dr. Aranmolate was born and raised in Spartanburg, SC.

Dr. Aranmolate serves in United States Army Reserves. She has been in the military since 1999. Serving her country through dentistry is one of her biggest honors. She has completed a tour of duty in Iraq and several humanitarian missions.

Dr. Aranmolate and her husband, Lateef, have a daughter Gabrielle who they enjoy spending time with. Her hobbies are running, swimming, biking, reading and traveling.

Treating Children in Canton, Ohio and the surrounding areas since 2006.

Education

  • Post-Doctoral:
    Case Western Reserve University/Rainbow Babies' & Children's Hospital Pediatric Residency
  • Doctoral:
    The Ohio State University, Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS)
  • Undergraduate:
    West Virginia State University BS, Biology, summa cum laude

Board Certification

  • American Board of Pediatric Dentistry (Diplomate) 

Hospital Affiliations

Mercy Medical Center
Canton, OH
Akron Children’s Hospital
Akron, OH
Southpointe Hospital
Cleveland OH

Professional Memberships

  • American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry
  • American Dental Association
  • National Dental Association
  • Ohio Dental Association
  • Forest City Dental Society
  • Stark County Dental Society

Honors and Awards

  • Certificate of Achievement for Outstanding Support and Dedication to the Task Force 421st Medical Battalion’s Civil Military Operations, Balad, Iraq.
  • Listed in Northern Ohio Live Magazine, as one of the top dentist in Northeast Ohio.
  • Outstanding Graduate, The Ohio State University, College of Dentistry.
  • Distinguished Student Award, Board of Trustees - The Ohio State University.
  • Quintessence Award, Clinical Achievement in Restorative Dentistry.
  • American Dental Association, Scholarship, Academic Achievement.
  • Honors Graduate, Officers Basic Training, United States Army Medical Department.

Military Service

  • United States Army Reserve 1999-present

Dr. Darr

 
   

Dr. Darr is a general dentist that enjoys working with children. She completed her general practice residency at Mercy Medical Center, staying for an optional second year as chief resident. Dr Darr received her dental training and masters education at The Ohio State University.

Dr. Darr was born and raised in Canton, Ohio. She resides in Massillon, Ohio. She graduated of Perry High School. Dr. Darr’s hobbies include reading, tap-dancing and spending time with family and friends.

 Education

  • Post-Doctoral:
    Mercy Medical Center General Practice Residency, PGY I
    Mercy Medical Center General Practice Residency, PGY II, Chief Resident
  • Doctoral:
    The Ohio State University, Doctor of Dental Surgery
  • Masters:
    The Ohio State University, Masters of Public Health
  • Undergraduate:
    Kent State University, BS Biology

Hospital Affiliations

Mercy Medical Center
Canton, OH
 

 

 

Professional Memberships

  • American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry
  • American Dental Association
  • Ohio Dental Association
  • Stark County Dental Society
  • Seattle Study Club

Publications

  • K Huff, J Darr, C Farah. Single Appointment Posterior CAD/CAM Implant Crown for Bone Level Implant. CEREC Magazine. Q4 2011. 6-8.

 

Dr. Hong

 
   

Dr. Caroline Hong strives to deliver pediatric dental care in a gentle, caring, fun environment that promotes excellent dental care to happy patients. She believes in every child leaving the dental office happy and wanting to come back.

Dr. Caroline Hong received her collegiate education the Ferris State University at Big Rapids, Michigan. She graduated with a Bachelors of Science in Applied Biology. Dr. Hong received her dental degree at the The University of Michigan School of Dentistry in Ann Arbor, Michigan. She was a member and council member of Xi Psi Phi Dental Fraternity. Dr. Hong’s Pediatric Dental Residency was completed at MetroHealth Medical Center in Cleveland, Ohio.

When Dr. Hong is not practicing pediatric dentistry she enjoys cooking, traveling, snowboarding, and spending time with friends and family.

 Education

  • Post-Doctoral:
    The MetroHealth System/Case Western Reserve University
    Pediatric Residency, PGY I
    The MetroHealth System/Case Western Reserve University
    Pediatric Residency, PGY II, Chief Resident
  • Doctoral:
    The University of Michigan, Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS)
  • Undergraduate:
    Ferris State University, BS, Biology, Cum Laude

Board Certification

  • American Board of Pediatric Dentistry (Diplomate) 

Hospital Affiliations

Mercy Medical Center
Canton, OH
Akron Children’s Hospital
Akron, OH

Professional Memberships

  • American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry
  • American Dental Association
  • Ohio Dental Association

Honors and Awards

  • West Michigan Dental Scholarship
  • Xi Psi Phi Member of the Year Award
  • Paine, Wilmath, and Marion Scholarship Award

Dr. Ahn

 
   

Dr. Ahn’s belief that every child deserves that best dental care in a caring and positive environment motivates him each and every day.  His goal is to provide his patients and their parents with the know-how to improve their oral health that lasts for a lifetime.

Before pursuing a career in dentistry, Dr. Ahn had been an educator.  He started teaching middle school students in the Central-West African nation of Cameroon with the Peace Corps.  His teaching endeavors led him to teach students in South Korea and New York City.

After serving 4 years on active duty in the United States Army as a general dental officer, Dr. Ahn completed a 2-year pediatric dentistry residency and relocated to Northeast Ohio to support his wife in her graduate studies at Case Western Reserve University.

Dr. Ahn and Jin, his wife, have two children. They enjoy biking, swimming, and camping.

 Education

  • Post-Doctoral:
    Albert Einstein School of Medicine/Montefiore Medical Center, Certificate in Pediatric Dentistry, New York, NY
  • Doctoral:
    Columbia University, DDS, Dentistry, New York, NY
  • Graduate:
    Columbia University, MA in Science Education, New York, NY
  • Undergraduate:
    Washington University, BA, Biology, Saint Louis, MO

Board Certification

  • American Board of Pediatric Dentistry (Diplomate) 

Hospital Affiliations

Mercy Medical Center
Canton, OH
Akron Children’s Hospital
Akron, OH

Professional Memberships

  • American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry
  • American Dental Association
  • Ohio Dental Association

Honors and Awards

  • Officer-in-charge of dental humanitarian mission in Thailand during military exercise, Cobra Gold
  • Joint Services Commendation Medal
  • Army Commendation Medal

Military Service

  • United States Army Reserve 2011-present
  • United States Army Active Duty 2007-2011
 

Dr. Richards

 
   

Dr. Richards is honored to care for your child's dental needs. He strives for excellence and a happy, positive experience for both child and parent.

Dr. Richards completed his pediatric dental training at the Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh in 2003, general practice residency at the Medical College of Ohio in 2001, and his dental education at the Ohio State University in 2000. His undergraduate degree is a bachelor's of science in Dental Hygiene in 1996.

The oldest of nine children, born and raised in Columbus, Ohio. Scarlet and Gray is in my blood. Go Bucks! Dr. Richards and his wife Patty have three children. Juliet, Grant and Scarlett. Spending time with his children, keeping fit/working out, and snow skiing are his interests.

Education

  • Post-Doctoral:
    Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh, Certificate in Pediatric Dentistry Medical College of Ohio, General Practice Residency
  • Doctoral:
    The Ohio State University, Doctor of Dental Surgery (D.D.S.)
  • Undergraduate:
    The Ohio State University, Bachelors of Science, Dental Hygiene

Board Certification

  • American Board of Pediatric Dentistry (Diplomate) 
Hospital Affiliations
Mercy Medical Center
Canton, OH
Akron Children’s Hospital
Akron, OH

Professional Memberships

  • American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry
  • American Dental Association
  • Ohio Dental Association
  • Michigan Academy of Pediatric Dentistry

Dr. Lou

Dr. Lou grew up in southern California and graduated Summa Cum Laude from UCLA with a degree in Psychobiology and a minor in Linguistics. Dr. Lou spent a year in AmeriCorps (a domestic version of the PeaceCorps) before attending dental school at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. After dental school Dr. Lou completed a general practice residency in Charlotte, North Carolina and a pediatric dental residency at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital. She practiced in Charlottesville, Virginia and taught pediatric dentistry at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center in Memphis, Tennessee for three years before moving back to Ohio.

Dr. Lou is a proud mom to two young children. She enjoys cooking, playing piano, and spending time with her family.

Although she is not a native of northeast Ohio, Dr. Lou is honored to care for its children’s teeth!

Education

  • Pediatric Dental Residency Cincinnati Children’s Hospital, Cincinnati OH
  • General Practice Residency Carolina’s Medical Center, Charlotte, NC
  • Doctoral Degree University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, NC
  • Undergraduate Degree University of California Los Angeles, CA

Board Certification

  • American Board of Pediatric Dentistry (ABPD) Diplomate

Hospital Affiliations

Mercy Medical Center
Canton, OH
Akron Children’s Hospital
Akron, OH

Professional Memberships

  • American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry
  • American Dental Association
  • Ohio Dental Association
  • Stark County Dental Society

Honors/Awards

  • UTHSC College of Dentistry Clinical Science Faculty Enrichment Award
  • UTHSC College of Dentistry Dean’s Junior Faculty Enrichment Award
  • Academy of General Dentistry Senior Dental Student Award
  • Phi Beta Kappa

Publications

  • Quinonez R, Lou J, Amini H, Chuang A. (2016) Prenatal, Perinatal and Early Childhood Oral Health. In The Handbook of Pediatric Dentistry (5th ed). American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry. In editorial review.

  • Suiter E, Watson L, Tantbirojn D, Lou JS, Versluis A. Effective expansion: Balance between shrinkage and hygroscopic expansion. JDR Feb 24, 2016; e pub ahead of print.

  • Clark L, Wells M, Harris E, Lou J. Comparison of amount of primary tooth reduction required for anterior and posterior zirconia and stainless steel crowns. Pediatr Dent 2016; 38(1): 42-6.

  • Iskander M, Lou J, Wells M, Scarbecz M. A Poster and a mobile healthcare application as information tools for dental trauma management. Dent Traumatol 2016; accepted March 21, 2016, in press.

  • Vinall C, Garcia da Silva T, Lou J, Wells M, Tantbirojn D, Versluis A. Intrapulpal temperature rise during light-activation of restorative composites in a primary molar. Pediatr Dent 2017, accepted March 3 2017.

Dr. Gretta Seif-Shackelford

Dr. Seif-Shackelford believes that smiling promotes self-confidence and that smiling is the gateway for communication. Knowing that smiles are contagious, she cares for her patients in a motivating, positive, and gentle manner to ensure that her patients are relaxed and happy in the dental chair. She strives to make every patient feel comfortable while providing and promoting oral health.

Dr. Seif-Shackelford received her dental degree from The Ohio State University College of Dentistry. As a Buckeye, she was president of her dental class for all four years of her training. She was also a member and held leadership positions for Delta Sigma Delta Fraternity and for the OSU Association of Women Dentists. After graduating from dental school, she returned to her hometown to complete a one year general practice residency at Mercy Hospital in Canton, Ohio.

In her free time, Dr. Seif-Shackelford enjoys playing the piano, cooking, traveling, yoga and pilates, as well as spending time with family and friends.

Education

  • Post-Doctoral: Mercy Medical Center General Practice Residency, PGY-1
  • Doctoral: The Ohio State University, Doctor of Dental Surgery
  • Undergraduate: Walsh University, BS Biology

Hospital Affiliations

  • Mercy Medical Center, Canton, Ohio

Professional Memberships

  • American Dental Association
  • Ohio Dental Association
  • Stark County Dental Society

Honors and Awards

  • The Ohio State University College of Dentistry Model Professional Scholarship
  • The Ohio Dental Association Scholarship
  • The Ohio State University College of Dentistry Ambassador Award
  • The American College of Dentists Outstanding Student Leader Award
 
 
   
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