Our Team

Childs and Childs Dentistry

Gulf Shore Cosmetic and Family Dentistry is a full-service dental practice. We offer general dental services as well as dental implants, orthodontics, and cosmetic dentistry. We are a family practice featuring a team with over 23 years of experience in performing the full range of dental procedures.

At Gulf Shore Cosmetic and Family Dentistry, our dentists are highly skilled and place an emphasis on continuing education so they are able to provide you with the most up-to-date care available.

Our Naples dental office is modern and comfortable with views of the Gulf of Mexico. Our patients enjoy the welcoming atmosphere. We encourage you to make yourself at home while you are with us.

Our team is waiting to answer any questions you may have. Call us and we will find an appointment time that works for you. We look forward to providing you with quality compassionate care.
 

Meet Our Team

Dr. Brian Childs, DDS, FICOI, FAGD

Dr. Brian ChildsDDS, FICOI, FAGD

Dr. Brian Childs attended Marquette University’s School of Dentistry from 1990 to 1994. Finishing his requirements early, he worked his last semester as an endodontic (root canal specialist) resident.

After graduation, Dr. Childs entered a general practice residency at the Miami Veterans Affairs hospital in Miami, Florida. He earned his surgical certificate in 1995. Dr. Childs has attained fellowship status in both the International Congress of Oral Implantologists and the Academy of General Dentistry.

In 1996, Drs. Brian and Janet Childs founded Childs and Childs Dentistry on Gulf shore Boulevard in Naples, Florida.

Dr. Childs is also a member of the American Dental Association, Florida Dental Association, West Coast District Dental Association, Collier County Dental Association, the American Society of Dental Anesthesia, the Florida Society of Dental Anesthesia, The International Congress of Oral Implantology, and the Academy of General Dentistry. He was also nominated by General Dentists and Specialists to be in the 2017 TopDentist listing for South Florida, which was the 6th time in a row.  You can find this at USA Top Dentists and it will also appear this summer in Gulf shore life Health magazine.

Dr. Childs values community stewardship and is a board member of Hope For Haiti, a non-profit organization, dedicated to improving the lives of the people of Haiti. He travels to Haiti each year on a mission trip. Dr. Childs also volunteers for the homeless of Collier County at the Dental Outreach Clinic of Collier, on his days off.

Dr. Brian and Dr. Janet Childs have been happily married for 25 years. They have three boys. In his spare time, he enjoys working out and vacationing with family and friends.
 

 

Kim - Registered Dental Hygienist

 Kim

Kim has been providing gentle-yet-thorough cleanings as a registered dental hygienist for 28 years. She joined Childs and Childs Dentistry in 1998 and is proud to be a part of our team. Kim holds an Associates degree in dental hygiene.

Kim loves meeting new patients, conversing with them and learning about their lives while she improves their dental health. She enjoys the fun atmosphere at Childs and Childs as well as her colleagues.

Outside of the office, Kim enjoys going to the gym, practicing yoga, taking in the beach and the sun, shopping, and spending time with her family and friends.
 

Angie - Registered Dental Hygienist

 Angie

Angie has been a part of Childs and Childs Dentistry for twelve years, two of those as a dental hygiene assistant and the past eight as a dental hygienist. She holds an Associates of Applied Science in Dental Hygiene and is diligent about completing continuing education every year to stay on top of recent developments in the field of dental hygiene.

Angie feels blessed to be surrounded by wonderful colleagues and wonderful patients! She loves sharing in her patients’ joy when they are proud of their smile. She also enjoys meeting new patients and building relationships with them over the years and educating patients on preventive steps that can be taken to ensure ongoing good oral health.

When Angie is not in the office, she loves spending time with her two young boys and her husband – she couldn’t be happier!
 

Dana - Registered Dental Hygienist

 Dana

Dana is the newest hygienist to join Childs and Childs Dentistry.  Originally from New Jersey, she has lived in Naples, Florida for 15 years.   She has her associate’s degree in dental hygiene, is certified in local anesthesia  and is also a certified dental assistant.

Dana enjoys her job at Childs and Childs Dentistry because they make the patients feel so comfortable. She also appreciates how clean and professional the office is. Dana’s favorite part of her job is helping people improve their health by providing them with thorough, gentle dental cleanings and building lasting relationships with patients and coworkers.

In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her husband, family, and friends.
 

Sherry - Expanded Functions Dental Assistant

 Sherry

Sherry is originally from Fort Worth, Texas, and has 25 years of experience as a dental assistant. She attended the Lorenzo Walker Dental Assisting program in Naples, Florida, and graduated in 1990.

Sherry has been with the practice since 1996 and loves the caring atmosphere at Childs and Childs Dentistry. She truly enjoys helping people achieve the smiles of their dreams. Sherry’s confidence in her skills and knowledge about dentistry puts patients at ease.

Sherry is married and has two children. She loves going to the beach, seeing movies, and hanging out with family and friends.
 

Tammy - Expanded Functions Dental Assistant

 Tammy

Tammy is from Connersville, Indiana, and graduated from CHS in 1987. She began dental assisting at the end of her senior year. Tammy attended expanded function courses at the Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis Dental School the following year.

Tammy has been with the practice since 1996 and enjoys that at Childs and Childs Dentistry, they treat their patients like family. She loves getting to know patients on a personal level. Her 27 years of experience means you are in great hands with Tammy. Her compassion and ease with communication makes patients feel at home.

In her spare time, Tammy enjoys painting, crafts, and spending time with her daughter.
 

Lesley - Expanded Functions Dental Assistant

 Lesley

Lesley is from Kokomo, Indiana and has 19 years of experience as a dental assistant.  She completed the dental assisting training program in 1996 at the Professional Careers Institute in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Lesley has been with the practice since 1999 and loves the professionalism and top notch care that we provide at Childs and Childs Dentistry.  Lesley's extensive knowledge along with her compassion and gentle nature always puts our patients at ease.

When outside of the office, Lesley enjoys traveling, exercising, and spending time with family and friends.

Rhonda - Treatment Coordinator

 Rhonda

Rhonda, originally from Missouri, has been in Naples for over 20 years and in the dental profession over 30 years.  After proudly serving as a member of the United States Marine Corps, Rhonda attended Penn Valley Community College in Kansas City and earned a degree in Applied Science.  Rhonda later went on to also achieve national certification as a Dental Assistant.

Thanks to her superior organizational skills and attention to details, Rhonda is able to ensure that the practice flows smoothly for our entire dental team and for our patients.  Whether it is coordinating appointments and preparing schedules or unraveling the complexities of insurance coverage so that our patients can receive the maximum benefits for which they are entitled, Rhonda approaches each task with professionalism  and care.

When away from the office, Rhonda is an active social member of the Hunter's Ridge Country Club and enjoys the practice of Yoga and Zumba.  Passionate about wildlife conservation and nature, she is mom to a rescued short hair cat, Cola.

 

 

 

 

Debbie - Patient Coordinator

 Debbie

Our patient coordinator, Debbie, has been with Childs and Childs Dentistry since 1996. She holds an Associates from the University of Florida and is also trained as an Expanded Duties Certified Dental Assistant.

Debbie loves the closeness and camaraderie found at Childs and Childs as well as the beautiful dentistry that is created here. She helps to make sure that each and every patient is taken care of.

Outside of the office, Debbie loves spending time outdoors, walking, swimming, decorating, and learning new things. She has been married for 30 years and has one daughter and three grandsons.