It seems that finding a good dentist can be a daunting task.  And by “good” I mean a practice whose staff is kind, concerned and qualified.  When we search for a dentist for our children, that throws an entirely new element into the mix because now the kids have to accept this dentist as well!

Enter Lake Jeanette and Dr. Mike!  Lake Jeanette Orthodontics and Pediatric Dentistry was the “Best Dental Practice” winner in our Mom’s Choice Awards for the Triad region.  Katie and I had the pleasure of working with the staff here when we participated in one of their “Happy Kids Healthy Smiles” festivals.  So we can vouch for the fact that the people there were exceptional to work with and extremely friendly.  The practice itself was clean and encompasses such a warm environment when you enter.

As for the actual care, take it from a mother whose children are patients here.  Martha Shafer says, “My girls LOVE Dr. Mike.  They say ‘He is SO nice!’  I love Dr. Mike because he is nice, but also because he is knowledgeable, caring, and his office is so efficient for me.  I schedule my girls’ dental & orthodontic visits at the same time, saving me trips and time.  Also, my older daughter is allowed to continue as a patient there, even though she is out of braces.  It is great for me to have one office that can see all my children for both their dental and orthodontic needs.  Dr. Mike has always spent however much time we needed to discuss treatment options.  We have felt so comfortable at this practice.  I would recommend him to anyone!”

Lake Jeanette Orthodontics & Pediatric Dentistry offers busy parents the convenience of orthodontics and pediatric dentistry in one location.  From the moment that you step into their kid-friendly office, you will realize that their focus is to make your child’s visit fun and enjoyable.  Michael A. Ignelzi, Jr., D.D.S., Ph.D., known to most as “Dr. Mike”, is a Board Certified Orthodontist and a Board Certified Pediatric Dentist and is the Triad’s only dual trained orthodontist and pediatric dentist.  Dr. Mike and his Staff genuinely enjoy working with children and adolescents and are ideally suited to “grow” your child’s smile.

The American Academy of Pediatrics and the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommend the first dental visit at one year of age.  In addition to making certain that the teeth are healthy, there are many benefits to early dental visits including learning about the right amount of fluoride, good hygiene and healthy feeding practices.  According to Dr. Mike, “Many of our patients love their visits with us because they spend time before and after their appointments playing in our various playrooms.  They also enjoy leaving with a prize, a sticker and a balloon! We believe that children who enjoy visiting the dentist at a young age will not fear the dentist as an adult.”

Lake Jeanette offers comprehensive dentistry for children ages 1 – 18 and orthodontics for children, teens and adults.  They offer a gentle touch combined with state of the art technology.  To fit your busy schedule, they open at 7 AM two days each week, close at 6 PM two days each week, and are open most Fridays.  Lake Jeanette will file insurance for you and we offer a variety of discounts and payment plans.

To learn more about this Mom’s Choice Winner, visit Michael A. Ignelzi, Jr., D.D.S., Ph.D. and his staff at 3901 North Elm Street, Greensboro, NC or visit  Call 336.286.0200 to make an appointment.