Dr. Callwood graduated from Occidental College in Los Angeles, California, with a degree in Kinesiology and a minor in Studio Art. After a few years of working in the dental field, she graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine. She received a certificate in pediatric dentistry from Children’s National Medical Center in Washington D.C.
Dr. Callwood is always looking to advance her professional skills to provide the highest quality of care. Communicating effectively with families to establish an understanding of their child’s needs and options is a priority of hers. She wants patients and family members to be in an environment that is comfortable, fun, and welcoming.
Occidental College, Bachelor of Arts and Kinesiology/Minor in Studio Art, 2009
University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine, Doctorate in Dental Medicine, 2015
Children’s National Medical Center, Pediatric Dentistry, Residency, 2016
Children’s National Medical Center, Certificate in Pediatric Dentistry, 2017
University of Vermont Medical Center
Fillings, Crowns, Extractions
Dental fillings consist of a variety of metals, plastics, glass, or other materials that are used to repair or restore teeth. The filling is used to fill in the removed area of tooth where there was once decay, also known as a cavity. Fillings are also performed on broken, cracked, or worn-down teeth. The purpose of placing a filling is to save the tooth that was previously infected with decay and to restore the tooth’s structural integrity.
A dental crown may be needed to cover a tooth to restore its shape, size, strength. A crown fully encases a tooth to the gum line to protect a weak tooth from breaking, restore an already broken tooth or prevent further problems.
Children whose teeth have been damaged by decay that can’t support a filling may require a crown to protect the tooth from further damage and infection. The gold standard for a molar crown in a child is the stainless-steel crown. It is strong and compatible with the body. On front teeth, crowns are made with a tooth-colored composite filling material.
Dental extractions, also known as removal of teeth, are performed when a tooth is beyond repair due to trauma or decay. Dental extractions are performed to prevent further infection or prevent infection from occurring. Occasionally extractions are performed to help with overcrowding of the teeth.