Experience a Dental Chair With Care at Portage Pediatric Dentistry

Portage Dental Office - treatment area


Dental Care that Goes the Extra Mile to Inspire Smiles

Let’s face it, parents and caregivers know kids aren’t generally thrilled to visit the dentist, but thanks to Dr. Jody and the staff at Portage Pediatric Dentistry, your kids may be begging to return to the dentist a lot sooner than you think.

Portage Pediatric Dentistry treats children from infancy through adolescence in a state-of-the-art dental facility.

More Fun from the Moment You Walk in to the Office

Patients come first and it is evident the minute you enter through the door. In addition to the main seating area, there are colorful rainbow-floored play areas designed to entertain and comfort children while waiting.

Dentist Waiting Area

The office has a one-of-a-kind interactive Lightzilla wall as well as a magnetic tube maze. Make sure your kids look closely, and they might see the door that the Tooth Fairy uses after visiting her patients.

New Associate Dentist, Dr. Jackie Hwang

Portage Pediatric Dentistry has grown this past summer, welcoming Dr. Jackie Hwang as a full-time, associate dentist.

Dr. Jackie Hwang grew up in Texas and attended UT Austin for undergrad. She received her DMD degree in 2018 at the University of Pennsylvania. It was while in Philadelphia that she met her husband, Nick, who grew up in Canton, Michigan. She has been at Riley Children’s Hospital and Indiana School of Dentistry Indianapolis for the past two years receiving her pediatric dentistry master’s degree and graduated this past June.

Dr. Jackie and her husband Nick are happy to call Portage their home and enjoying everything Michigan has to offer!

Dentists in Portage


What Portage Pediatric Dentistry is Doing to Keep Your Family Safe

Portage Pediatric Dentistry is keeping up to date with all American Dental Association, Michigan Dental Association, OSHA, and CDC recommendations. Following these recommendations, they have:

  • added air purifiers to all treatment and front office areas
  • use of shields for the front office staff, new PPE (which includes: fun animal character face shields, protective gowns, N95 and surgical masks, and scrub caps)
  • practicing social distancing in order to keep you and your families safe

Portage Pediatric Dentistry is continuing to update its infection control protocols using the guidelines released by the national health and safety organizations.

Dentist office Staff with PPE


Kids Love Dr. Jody’s Special Care

Portage Pediatric Dentistry is dedicated to making all patients feel comfortable, whether your child is one who can’t wait to sit in the dental chair or one who needs some additional time and attention. Parents can rest assured that their kids are in capable hands.

Portage Pediatric Dentistry offers handouts and suggestions online for how to make a visit more comfortable. They utilize sensory baskets to help kids feel more at ease. The staff receives regular training on special needs.

Dentist with child

Find Kindness in Their Approach

Kindness, not fear, reigns supreme at the office. Each appointment is tailored to the individual child, where they will receive the care, compassion, and understanding they deserve. This will help them, and you, know exactly what’s going on at all times. Children are encouraged to look at their own x-rays and be in charge of their own health.

My goal is that every child and parent receive not only exceptional dental treatment but feel like a part of our dental family.  We are dedicated to tailoring your child’s appointment to their individual needs so they leave feeling cared for, understood and excited to come back.  Yes, going to the dentist can be fun!” Dr. Jody says.


Dr. Jody’s office takes pride in educating children and caregivers on the importance of preventative care for healthy teeth. Dr. Jody talks to youth at area schools. The office works with other local dentists to adopt methods for dental care that are less invasive for the patient.

Additionally, the office brings education and kindness to the community. During the summer they hold a random acts of kindness challenge to spread kindness through the community.

Who leads the charge on these events? Why, the Tooth Fairy, of course! She has been known to hold special events and visit preschools.

Portage Pediatric Dentist Tooth Fairy visit classroom


Finding Your Child’s Dentist is Easier Than You Think

Portage Pediatric Dentistry is centrally located in Portage, off Old Centre Road. Time to make your child’s first appointment or have questions?  Call or simply request an appointment online.


3020 Old Centre Road, Portage, MI 49024
Portage, MI 49024

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