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Pediatric Dentistry

Healthy mouths start at a young age. By bringing your child to the dentist early, you will help them avoid dental anxiety later in life and ensure that they are practicing healthy dental care habits.

Dr. Ramsey and Dr. Irby are both general dentists who enjoy seeing children and are proud to offer pediatric dentistry in Roanoke, Va. We encourage you to bring your little ones around the age when they get their first tooth.

Why do kids need to visit the dentist?

Routine child dental visits will allow for early detection of any dental problems, so that treatment is simple and affordable. At your child’s visit we will show them how to take care of their teeth. We will encourage healthy dental habits, so your child is motivated to take control of his or her dental health. One of the most beneficial reasons for your child to see the dentist, is so that he or she will gain confidence in the dental team and become comfortable in the dental office. At our practice, we are determined to make each children’s dental visit a positive and fun experience. After the appointment, your child will also get to visit the treasure box and pick a toy.

What happens if my child needs treatment?

If your child needs treatment such as a filling or extraction of a baby tooth, you can visit our clinic and consult Dr. Ramsey and Dr. Irby, who offer pediatric dentistry services in Roanoke, VA. Our philosophy is to provide treatment as long as it can be done without your child having a negative experience. We understand that kids are often uneasy with new and unfamiliar experiences. Our team will do whatever we can to make your child feel at ease. Sometimes very young children are better served by a sedation-qualified pediatric dentist in Roanoke if substantial dental work is necessary. In these cases, we still encourage bringing your child to see us for routine cleanings and exams. Once your child gains confidence in our practice, they are more likely to do well with dental treatments.

Note: We do not offer sedation services for children.

5 Star Patient Reviews

Jasmine Burnett
Jasmine Burnett
10:48 11 Sep 22
From start to finish, my experience with Irby Dental was excellent. Contemplating a full-mouth implant procedure (and dealing with "white-coat syndrome") can be a nerve-racking experience, but the Irby team made every step pleasant, explaining each step along the way and doing everything they could to make the process as comfortable as any surgical procedure could be. 10/10 in my book
Steve Markowitz
Steve Markowitz
20:41 12 Aug 22
Excellent dentist and staff. Very friendly and knowledgeable. Professional without being distant. They listen to you.
Richard Derrico
Richard Derrico
01:26 23 Jun 22
I chipped a tooth last Thursday and was able to get an appointment on Friday for first thing Monday morning, and Dr. Adam Williams repaired my tooth and did an excellent job! Everybody there was very helpful and friendly, and I certainly will return in the future. I recommend them highly!
Pamela Hale
Pamela Hale
14:34 06 Jun 22
As a patient for over 25 years, I would highly recommend Irby Dentistry for their great staff and thorough approach to all services offered.
Nathan Blankenship
Nathan Blankenship
20:15 02 Jun 22
I really appreciate Dr. Irby, and his staff! Like most people I get anxiety when going to the dentist, they help to calm me down by explaining what’s happening and being very gentle and understanding of me. I would recommend them definitely!
Lynda Snavely
Lynda Snavely
16:58 15 Apr 22
I searched for weeks trying to find a dentist that did single implants. I found Dr.Irby and he is ABSOLUTELY AMAZING!! Walked me through step by step of the procedure, he made sure we did it right the very first go. My words do no justice to his work. I wish I could post pictures. Lost a front left tooth and he did an implant that gave me back my smile. A masterpiece of work. Awesome and welcoming team around him I am a for lifer at Irby Dentistry.
christopher lowe
christopher lowe
04:47 12 Apr 22
Amazing staff! I was blown away by how kind, professional, and thorough they all were!
Jacob Bishoff
Jacob Bishoff
22:54 30 Mar 22
Highly recommend!! Great work and great staff! Very courteous and professional!
B.T. Fitzpatrick III
B.T. Fitzpatrick III
21:47 30 Mar 22
Everyone was super nice from the time I walked in the door! The Dental Hygienist was welcoming as well as the Doctor. I don't think anyone has ever said they enjoyed an emergency wisdom tooth removal, but I did!
Shawheim Merchant
Shawheim Merchant
21:30 30 Mar 22
Dr. Irby solved a chronic toothache for me, saving me from the root canal that other dentists were prescribing. He was patient, listened to all of my concerns and information about my tooth, and came up with a simple and effective solution to my pain. I will now be seeing only Dr. Irby for my dentistry needs!!!
Alice Coor
Alice Coor
13:31 17 Mar 22
I really enjoy the staff at Irby Dentistry, they take the time to explain things to make sure I understand my dental needs and always do a great job at taking care of my teeth. I strongly recommend Dr. Irby and the staff at Irby Dentistry.
Jesse Tuck
Jesse Tuck
14:08 08 Mar 22
Always on time . Professional. And carrying
David Hutton
David Hutton
22:39 07 Mar 22
My son broke his front tooth clean in half, and we were worried because it was so late in the evening. Dr Irby was quick to respond to my message and kind enough to see us so late. He had the tooth fixed in no time and we can't even notice it was ever broken. Excellent work Dr Irby!!! He's very polite and very professional. Definitely recommend!
Justin Greer
Justin Greer
15:15 21 Jan 22
This is hands down the best dental office you will ever experience. The staff is absolutely amazing and all are so sweet and respectful. I had both doctors (Irby and Williams) do extensive dental work on me. I had suffered chipped and broken teeth due to severe dry mouth at night time. I was sent to an oral surgeon to have the teeth removed but I ended up having an abscess tooth that was causing me intense sharp pain that began to control my life and make me miserable. I called the office and they saw me the next morning and Dr.Irby was phenomenal he numbed me and I hardly felt it he extracted 3 teeth the same day they called the next day for a follow up & I mentioned my other side of my face was swollen and something wasn’t right come to find out my k9 was infected on the other side and he extracted two more teeth and I didn’t feel a thing. We decided to do a partial denture and today Dr.Williams pulled the last three teeth and placed my partial ! They look amazing and saved me over $5,000.They are the absolute best. I drive almost 2 hours to their office.
Brooke Branham
Brooke Branham
06:54 12 Nov 21
I am TERRIFIED of going to the dentist. I had to go because a filling fell out and I waited too long to go. My tooth was bad and the pain sickening. They made me feel so comfortable and relaxed. Dr Williams took the extra time to get me super numb before extracting and made me feel very calm. He was wonderful and so was his assistant. She was awesome!! I will definitely go there for my dental work. I’m not terrified anymore. Thank you so much guys for everything!!!
Beth Jones
Beth Jones
19:45 22 Oct 21
I have finally found the dental team I have been looking for. Dr Irby and his staff. Aside from being caring, kind , professional and prompt the work is impecable. I can smile again after 7 years of being too afraid and emarrassed to go to a dentist. If you are scared of a dentist go to this practice. They will put you at ease. Thank you Dr Irby for my regained smile. Deb "Aretta" Duncan
Aretta Duncan
Aretta Duncan
17:10 09 Aug 21
Adam Williams is the best Dentist I have ever had in 65 years. Takes the time to understand your issues and acts on them in a caring way. Referred him to my extended family and would to anyone.
David Peterson
David Peterson
22:32 27 Jun 21
Dr. Williams was awesome!!! I have alot of anxiety when going to the dentist. He is very calming and a professional. We came up with a plan for my future dental work. I have found my new dentist..Thank You
Christopher Fuqua
Christopher Fuqua
17:55 25 Jun 21
The staff is so nice and caring. I had an emergency and they saw me right away and did exactly what I needed them to do. I wish I could give more than 5 stars
Sumer Chafin
Sumer Chafin
14:53 19 May 21
I'm terrified of dentists. Let me elaborate a little on that. I don't mean I get nervous or I need something to calm my nerves or whatever.... I mean I've been kicked out of dental offices for screaming. Normally, I need to have IV sedation to get any sort of dental work done, so what I'm going to say next should hit super hard:Dr. Irby is the best dentist I've ever been to. And I've been having intense dental work done since I was around 11 years old. So I've been around a -lot- of dentists.After putting off extracting a molar that had broken off (and the middle had fallen out) for about 6 or 7 years, it finally flared up to the point where I couldn't sleep for days, and I knew I needed to bite the bullet. I was extremely skeptical of how things would go, based on 26 years of dental history, and the fact that he didn't even have nitrous (not that nitrous ever really quelled my excessive terror). However, he proceeded to give me the most PAINLESS numbing shot I've ever gotten in my life. Followed by some painful ones in other areas of my mouth, but I forgive him. 🙂 I normally don't get fully numb (part of my terror), but he had me the numbest I've ever been. He got my tooth out painlessly, and I didn't scream once.He was extremely kind and calming the entire time (as was the assistant). I even made another appointment! Unheard of for me! I would HIGHLY recommend Dr. Irby if you have extreme dental phobia!
Salem Gagliardi
Salem Gagliardi
02:26 28 Apr 21
I have awful anxiety of the dentist. I literally am in my 30s an I will cry at my appointments. No matter what is being done. Every time I’ve been to see Dr Irby, he and the staff has never made me feel ashamed of crying or breathing hard or getting upset. I know it has to annoy them. Specially him an the assistant he has at the time that’s helping him. They are just trying to do their job an I’m in full toddler mode. 🤦🏻‍♀️ I’d recommend them to anybody. On top of dealing with my craziness they seem to actually care! An the work that’s been done on my teeth so far. He’s amazing!
Heather Peterson
Heather Peterson
02:07 26 Mar 21
I had the best experience today at Irby Dentistry! I can't say enough good things about Dr. Irby. Went in to see about getting bonding work done on my two front teeth that I have been ultra self conscious about for years. Another dentist had quoted me quite a bit more and Dr. Irby beat their price by a long shot. I left out feeling great with a whole new smile and feeling better about myself. He also worked me in the same day to have the work done. Thank you Dr. Irby for the new self confidence and all the ladies in the office for being so personable and professional!!
Mary King
Mary King
18:00 10 Mar 21
If you are looking for a dentist that actually listens and genuinely cares about a patient you have found the right place. The staff is also amazing. I highly reccommend Irby Dentistry.
Mary D
Mary D
18:58 23 Feb 21
I discovered Dr. Irby after my regular dentist failed to respond to messages about a dental emergency. Dr. Irby met me at his office on a Sunday to attend to the problem, and I wasn't even an established patient. I transferred to this clinic after that. I have had nothing but good experiences with the staff and procedures. Dr. Irby always takes the time to talk through options, and patiently attends to questions and concerns. I have always had a lot of anxiety around dental work, and I have never felt more at ease. Very pleased.
stephanie lane
stephanie lane
16:37 09 Feb 21
Dr. Irby was awesome did an amazing job along with his fantastic assistant Ashley. Anybody who’s looking for a dentist office to go to. Stop ya searching now!!! because this is the place you want to be at!
Justin Esposito
Justin Esposito
22:01 07 Dec 20
Excellent experience. Highly recommend.
Benton Snyder
Benton Snyder
23:35 18 Nov 20
Dr. Irby helped me out of a pickle today, not often you wake up to have a tooth extracted out of the blue. Glad he could see me this morning and did a bang up job.
Shawn Schwarz
Shawn Schwarz
20:02 04 Nov 20
Dr Irby is amazing! & i highly recommend him! I never felt the numbing process, and both of my fillings were done pain free. He explained what he was doing before he started and made sure i was comfortable during the whole procedure. His staff is super friendly as well. Overall a great dentist!
Kennett Wright
Kennett Wright
20:44 22 Jul 20
Was looking for a dentist that made me feel comfortable and seemed to care about me as an individual. Dr. Irby and his whole staff made me feel welcome from the time I walked in the door.
gary brisendine
gary brisendine
13:20 15 Jun 20
I’m a new patient of Dr Irby’s. The office is newly remodeled and very welcoming. The staff very nice and helpful. Everything is very high tec that he uses for his work. His is very gentle giving a shot. I would highly recommend Dr, Irby he is very caring and wants what’s best for you.
Connie Polly
Connie Polly
01:14 04 Jun 20
DR. RAMSEY AND DR. IRBY ARE EXCELLENT. 5 Stars for sure.
Bill bratton
Bill bratton
20:35 14 Apr 20
Dr. Irby has hands on an angel 👼. I never once felt him numbing me with the needle. He was very caring and carefully explained everything he was about to do. Easy to talk to. Pulled 3 of my teeth and worked with me with the amount, since I was a cash patient. I never even knew he pulled my teeth he was done before I knew he even started. Would recommend him over and over again. Best dentist I have ever been to.
Tommy
Tommy
18:16 20 Mar 20
I (like a lot of people) have a fear of dental procedures and visits in general. I really am unsure as to why I have a fear, but regardless, this fear has caused me to avoid dental treatments for years, which means my teeth are in not-so-great condition. They were able to get me a same day appointment for a tooth ache I was experiencing, which turned into 2 fillings. Nichole and Dr. Ramsey were nothing short of amazing. Nichole did my intake and xray and assisted with my fillings and was so sweet! Dr. Ramsey was very knowledgeable and gentle during the fillings . I always thought I would be the person that needed cleanings/treatments under "laughing gas" or anesthesia but that was not the case. Not only did my fillings go smoothly but I also appreciate how kind and understanding they were about the condition my teeth were in. I definitely plan on returning to them for my future cleanings and treatments!
Amy P
Amy P
02:50 03 Mar 20
Everything about this office is amazing. The moment you check in you’re met with a smile and friendly faces everywhere. My family has never experienced such delight when dealing with dentists! Dr. Irby is kind, patient, very knowledgeable, and GENTLE.Wether he is working with me or my 2 young kiddos, he’s a gentle soul that’s always excited to see everyone. My kids think he’s the best! How often does that happen? That a kid loves going to the dentist!I highly suggest to anyone that may be browsing for a new dentist, to stop by here and give this crew a chance. They are unlike ANY place we’ve ever gone before.I’ve had a dental emergency, was in excruciating pain and Dr. Irby got me squared away and coached me through the whole process. He took the time to make sure the job got done right, and made sure we fixed the problem. No rushing, no condescending remarks, just one honest dude who truly wants to help people!If I could give these folks more stars I would!!
Kasey Jenkins
Kasey Jenkins
21:13 06 Feb 20
Great experience!!!! Thorough and efficient!Highly recommend this dentist.
Mary Cox
Mary Cox
00:19 02 Feb 20
Dr. Irby replaced some shoddy fillings I had done by a dental student and I immediately felt the difference. He was very patient with explaining what was causing me pain, he worked quickly, and he definitely made the right call! I've also never had such a painless shot when he was getting me numb, I will definitely be going back for future work!
David Hodges
David Hodges
01:33 29 Jan 20
My first dentist after moving to Virginia and I would highly recommend this to everyone I know. From the receptionist to the dentist the attitudes are spot on.
Angela McCabe
Angela McCabe
16:18 22 Jan 20
I was able to get an appointment the same day i needed it. I found Dr. Ramsey and his entire staff to be very friendly and helpful as wellbas competent. This was my first visit but I will be back!
Wayne Palmer
Wayne Palmer
19:12 21 Jan 20

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    Frequently Asked Questions

    At what age should I start taking my kid to the dentist?

    Your child should see a dentist as soon as they get their first tooth or around 1 year of age, whichever comes first.

    How can I take care of my child’s teeth at home?

    Keep the gums clean using a damp gauze pad or washcloth. Once the first tooth comes in, brush the tooth or teeth twice daily using a small (size of a grain of rice) amount of fluoride toothpaste.