Meet the Doctors

Ironwood Children’s Dentistry & Orthodontics has pediatric dental specialists on staffoverseeing our dental operations. Pediatric dentists are children’s dentistswho elect to take an extra two years of schooling to specialize in pediatricdentistry. Our children’s dentists work with children aged nine months to 18years, and with special needs patients up to 26 years. No matter how minor orserious your child’s needs are, we have the knowledge and technology upon whichyou can rely.

Board Certified Pediatric Specialist

Dr. Vanessa Antolinez Kai, DDS

Dr. Vanessa was born and raised in Colombia. She obtained her Bachelor of Science in Molecular Biology and Microbiology from University of Central Florida in Orlando, FL. She then taught Mathematics in Valencia College for a couple of years. She earned her DDS degree from the University of California, San Francisco and then completed her Advanced Education in General Dentistry Residency from the Alameda Health Systems in Oakland, CA. After her residency and working for a year, she discovered her love for working with children and decided to specialize. She completed her Pediatric Dental Residency at Jacobi Medical Center in Bronx, NY. Outside of dentistry, Dr. Vanessa enjoys exercising, traveling, eating, shopping, and spending time with her husband, her cat (Milo), friends, and family. She also speaks fluent Spanish!

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