No matter the weather, you'll find sunshine at our office everyday.
It is a privilege to work
with children every day.
We believe in the
joys of childhood.
Don't be surprised when your child is excited for their next visit!
We can’t wait to
hear from you!
Seeing our patients smile
is the best part of our day!
We offer comforting
encouragement at first visits.
Meet our doctors
With our growth we are very eager to announce our new Associate Dentist, Dr. Michael Hatton.
Please welcome Dr. Mike to our dental family and wonderful seacoast area.
Gary Creisher, DDS
Dr. Gary Creisher is a graduate of West Virginia School of Dentistry.
He received his post-graduate training in pediatric dentistry at The
Children's Hospital in Cincinnati, Ohio. He was the recipient of the
American Society of Dentistry for Children Certificate of Merit Award, He is
a member and active President of the Maine Dental Association as well as the
past president with the Maine Society of Pediatric Dentistry,
and a member of the American Dental Association. Dr. Creisher has
practiced pediatric dentistry in MA for over 20 years and then continuing
his expertise since the move to Maine in 2005. He enjoys spending time with
his wife, 7 children and 3 grandchildren.
Mike Hatton, DDS
Dr. Mike was born and raised in the Catskill Mountains of Upstate New York. Prior to his career in dentistry, he was a middle school science teacher in the South Bronx. He subsequently graduated from New York University College of Dentistry where he received the Bernard E. Rudner Award for Excellence. This award is given to a senior student who demonstrates superior performance in performing oral comprehensive care and administering a dental practice. Dr. Mike went on to complete an advanced education in Pediatric Dentistry at NYU Langone’s Providence, Rhode Island site.
He is a member of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry and has an interest in global dental health. He has gone on outreaches to Kathmandu, Nepal and Kingston, Jamaica where he was able to directly treat the needs of the local children as well as teach pediatric dentistry to the local dental students.
Dr. Mike now lives in Southern Maine with his wife Emily, an early childhood teacher and tutor, son Ethan and a baby on the way. Outside of dentistry his interests include classic cars skiing and traveling.
Dr. Mike is now accepting New Patients for October and will be a Maine Care Provider.
We teach healthy habits
that last a lifetime.
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In case of a dental emergency please call our office at 207.985.2800 for further instructions on how to reach our
on-call clinic staff member.
How are Appointments Scheduled?
The office attempts to schedule appointments at your convenience and when time is available. Preschool children should be seen in the morning because they are fresher and we can work more slowly with the child for their comfort. School children with a lot of work to be done should be seen in the morning for the same reason. Dental appointments are an excused absence. Missing school can be kept to a minimum when regular dental care is continued.
When we make an appointment, we reserve a room and a provider for your child’s particular dental needs. We ask that if you must change an appointment, please call the office within 48 hours of your scheduled appointment. The office will have a $75.00 fee for not showing up for your scheduled appointment time. Repeated cancellations or missed appointments will result in loss of future appointment privileges or dismissal from
A parent or legal guardian must be present at their child's dental appointment. If a parent or guardian is unable to be at the appointment you must send in a written letter signed and dated. This letter must give the name of who is accompanying the minor as well as permission for our doctors to treat and share any dental concerns or needs about your child. This letter will also allow whoever is here to make medical emergency decisions if one should happen.
A release form is available through the office to be
faxed or e-mailed.
We are especially interested in making all our patients feel right at home! We put your needs first to achieve efficient and comprehensive treatment. Our staff is trained and skilled, and we strive to provide energetic and fun-loving service to each patient. Each member of our treatment team has expanded duty dental assistant certification, and our office staff has years of experience in treating patients with the highest level of care. We strive to stay abreast of the very latest in technology and advances by regularly attending continuing education courses and seminars.
Do I Stay with My Child During the Visit?
We ask that you come back to the chair during the appointment.
Insurance & Payment Procedures
Dental care for children is an important part of their total health program. We believe that caring for your child's teeth should not become a financial burden for you. In the event that full payment is not possible at the time services are rendered, we have some payment methods that may assist you. We also accept most insurance carriers. Please call if you have insurance questions.
If you have dental insurance, you are aware that these plans vary greatly. We will help you review your benefits. For your convenience, we also accept major credit cards.
We strive for on-time
appointments to get you back to your day.
Dr. Creisher and Dr. Hatton are
Pediatric Dental Specialists.
A pediatric dentist is a general dentist who has received an extra two years of training in school and at a children’s hospital residency. As pediatric dentist, Dr. Creisher and
Dr. Hatton are highly qualified to treat your children’s beautiful smiles. As a pediatric dental specialist, our practice is limited to infants, toddlers, adolescents as well as those with special healthcare needs.
Everyone at York County Pediatric Dentistry uses a lot of positive reinforcement and child friendly descriptions to help your child feel at ease during their dental procedure. We make recommendations depending on the child’s age, ability to cooperate, and amount of treatment needed. The treatments provided take the dental needs and behavioral aspects into consideration.
Learn more about pediatric dental topics:
Establishing your Child’s Dental Home
The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry encourages parents and other care providers to help every child establish a dental home by 12 months of age. Establishing a dental home provides some key components to dental care for your child including...
• Comprehensive oral health care including acute care and preventive services.
• Individualized preventive dental health program based upon a caries-risk assessment.
• Anticipatory guidance regarding growth and development.
• Plan for acute dental trauma (emergencies).
• Dietary counseling.
• Referrals to dental specialists when care cannot directly be provided within the dental home.
• Referral at an age determined by patient, parent, and pediatric dentist.
Our patients’ safety and
comfort are our 1st priority.
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We are so proud of what our patients and their families are saying...
"This the very best Dentist available in the seacoast area for young children birth to 18. Dr. Gary Creisher and his staff truly care about each and every child's dentistry visit. Each one is treated with the personal care that leaves them calm and trusting and looking forward to their next dentist appointment."
- Susan M., Facebook
"I was thrilled with our experience at your office! I wasn't sure what to expect because this was my daughter's first visit and she is quite shy but the staff was wonderful. I also really appreciated that while the staff was very friendly and encouraging towards her they never spoke down to her or used silly words to describe what they were doing. Dr. Creisher was excellent with her and answered all my questions in a very professional and kind manner."
-Lindsey H., Facebook
"My kids love going here. Wonderful staff & Dentist - I wish I could be their patient too."
- Jill J., Facebook
"I can't speak highly enough of Dr. Creisher and his amazing staff. I drive 45 minutes each way just so my kids can come here. There is no one else you should have as your child's dentist! My daughter is special needs, and he has done amazing work with her, as well as her brother and 2 older sisters. I only wish he could be my dentist as well!!"
- Rachel S., Facebook
"We couldn't be more pleased with everyone here at YCPD! I will cry the day my twins turn 18 and are too old to come here! Why can't I have Dr. Creisher? Haha! The best dentistry for kids for sure! I would gladly drive hours to bring my children here! Thank YCPD! You guys are the best and you have given my children beautiful smiles!"
- Donna H., Facebook
"his was the best dental experience we have had. My kids are happy to have their teeth cleaned. Also, Julie told us about a program for kids at high risk for cavities due to familial causes. She had both of my kids evaluated and called me within a half hour after the appointment to let me know my daughter qualifies. This is amazing. I had never heard of this program. I am so please she did this for us. The extra preventative care will be well used to keep her mouth healthy. Thank you all!!!"
"Very impressed with the office and the staff! Thank you for making my son’s first dental appointment such a positive experience."
"We’ve always had a wonderful experience at York County Pediatric Dentistry."
"Dr. Creisher, Stacy and Julie were amazing. this was our first visit with their office and everyone was wonderful. the office setting was organized, clean and friendly. I would 100% recommend this office to anyone with a little one."
"The best dentist Around! Wonderful with the kids."
"Angie and Dr. Gary are great! So good with my 2 year old. They truly make the experience of going to the dentist fun, exciting and rewarding. They’re setting the groundwork for a lifetime of happy, healthy teeth!"
"I've already recommended this office to several other people. Our son had a lot of anxiety about going to the dentist at his previous office and he loves Dr. Creisher and the staff!!"
"We couldn’t be happier. My kids love going there too...which should speak for itself!!! ;) Everything about the practice, from the state-of-the-art set up to the friendly, knowledgeable staff is top notch. We are very grateful to have you in our area!!! Thank you!!"
"I love how this office is able to calm my special needs son. He is very anxious for all appointments but this one is made easier for him. He walks in and is reassured that things will be okay."
"Very friendly, knowledgeable staff!!! Treated like a friend not just a patient."
"This was our first visit. Check in was a breeze and we were welcomed with a beautiful smile. The check in lady (sorry for forgetting the name!) was very friendly and easy to talk with! we can’t wait to go back with our smiles to say hello again!"
"Best office ever for sure!"
"We had an amazing visit. Everyone was very friendly and helpful. Very glad we switched and have joined this team."
As of May 24th 2022:
As we continue to adapt to the changing nature of COVID-19, our office continues to monitor the COVID-19 Community Level. Currently, our level is HIGHER RISK, which means masks are required in our waiting area, per CDC public indoor guidance. You may enter the office without calling ahead. We frequently monitor our local levels and will NOT require indoor masking in our waiting area if our local level is downgraded to LOW. One thing that will not change at your upcoming visit is the adherence to strict COVID-19 safety protocols during your exam or procedure. Your health and safety are our top priorities, and the clinical dental team will continue wearing all proper personal protective equipment (including masks), following enhanced cleaning protocols and more.
As always, please respect others decisions to mask and socially distance.
Please let us know if you have any questions before or at your visit. As always, if you are symptomatic and not feeling well, please call ahead to reschedule your appointment.
We look forward to seeing you and your smile!
request a visit
The American Academy of Pediatrics, American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry and the American Dental Association recommends that your child be seen for their first dental visit by the time they reach one year old. Let your child’s first tooth remind you that it’s time for them to see Dr. Creisher or
Dr. Hatton. Early prevention and education is crucial at this time. The first visit includes a review of your child’s medical and dental history and an initial examination. At this time, we will “count your child’s teeth.” After a comprehensive examination, we will discuss our dental findings with you. Dental x-rays or “pictures,” if necessary are also taken to ensure a thorough examination followed by oral hygiene instruction to emphasize proper oral health care.
All aspects of a preventive dental health program including diet, hygiene and fluoride will also be discussed. It is always better to make a first dental appointment before your child has a dental problem. By establishing a dental home for your children, they are more likely to receive appropriate preventive and routine oral health care as they grow from infants through their teenage years. At York County Pediatric Dentistry, we encourage you to be an active member of your child’s oral health care.
Please print and fill out our new patient forms and bring them completed with your insurance card to your first appointment.
Gary Creisher, DDS
Mike Hatton, DDS
Pediatric Dental Specialists
1750 Post Road
Wells, Maine 04090