224 Village Walk Dr

Holly Springs, NC 27540

(919) 200-0463

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The Smiling Turtle Pediatric Dentistry specializes in treating children from infancy through their teenage years and children with special health care needs. Our top priority is caring for your child's oral health through education, prevention, positive motivation and quality treatment. Our team listens to your questions and concerns about your child's oral health, and gives you the necessary information to make an informed decision.

We are a full service dental office. This means that we can provide the dental services that your child needs from infancy through their teenage years. We do routine cleanings and exams, restorative dentistry, sedation dentistry, and offer after-hours emergency care.

We want your child's visit to the dentist to be a fun, educational and positive experience. Our goal is to provide your children with beautiful smiles, in a dental environment they love to visit. View our site for answers to many of your questions, and always feel free to give us a call or just stop by our office. We look forward to meeting both you and your family soon!


  • Comprehensive Examinations
  • Professional Cleanings (Dental Prophylaxis)
  • Digital X-Rays (significantly less radiation than traditional film)
  • Fluoride Treatments and Alternate Preventative Therapies
  • Sealants (BPA-Free)
  • Tooth-Colored Composite Fillings
  • Primary Tooth Nerve Treatments (Baby Root Canals)
  • Extractions (Wiggles)
  • Space Maintainers
  • Habit Appliances
  • Tongue Tie and Frenum Releases
  • Laser Soft Tissue Procedures
  • Nitrous Oxide
  • Oral Conscious Sedation
  • Dental Service Plans
  • Care Credit and Financing
  • Drop-in & Emergency Care
  • 24-hr On-Call Emergency Care Specialist

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Neidre J Banakus, DDS

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Dr. Banakus received her dental degree from West Virginia University School of Dentistry and completed her two-year Pediatric Dental Residency at the University of Kentucky. Dr. Banakus is a Diplomate in the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry. She is also a member of the American Dental Association, North Carolina Dental Association, the North Carolina Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, and the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry. She holds certifications in Oral Conscious Sedation, as well as Basic and Pediatric Advanced Life Support. She is a member of the Delta Sigma Delta Dental Fraternity and the Omicron Kappa Upsilon Dental Honor Society.

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