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Welcome to our dental family!

Preston Corners Pediatric Dentistry Team in Cary, NC and the surrouding cities of Raleigh and Apex, NC.Our staff of dental professionals would love for you to come visit and tour our office. We have a combined experience in pediatric dentistry of over 100 years. This experience allows us to treat all aspects of your child’s dental needs while making you and your child’s experience positive. Our office philosophy is built on trust and communication and we feel that an actively involved parent is very important in our effort to provide excellent dental care. As parents, Dr. Brooks and Dr. Chandak understand the stresses of parenthood and strive to accommodate you to make your child’s dental visit fun, educational, and rewarding.

 

Dr. Richard F. Brooks

Dr. Richard Brooks of Preston Corners Pediatric Dentistry in Cary, NCA native of North Carolina, Dr. Brooks was born and raised in the city of Kinston. He completed his undergraduate degree from Wake Forest University, graduating Cum Laude in 1990 before attending the University of North Carolina School of Dentistry in Chapel Hill. Upon graduation of dental school in 1994, Dr. Brooks became a commissioned officer in the United States Navy Dental Corps. During his four years of military service at Camp Pendleton, California and the Naval Weapons Station in Charleston, South Carolina, Dr. Brooks was awarded two distinguished service medals: The Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medals.

After his decorated military service, Dr. Brooks continued his education by completing a residency in pediatric dentistry at the University of Florida College of Dentistry in Gainesville, Florida. Dr. Brooks moved to Cary in 2000 and entered private practice in pediatric dentistry.

Richard and his wife Hani stay busy with their two boys Henry and James and their two dogs Boo and Bear. They enjoy family vacations, traveling, beach trips, and outdoor activities.

“The energy, excitement, and humor that children bring into our office keep me young, on my toes, and laughing. I especially enjoy watching children grow and develop healthy habits that will carry on into adulthood” – Dr. Brooks

    Richard F. Brooks Credentials and Memberships
  • North Carolina State Dental License
  • Board Certified Diplomate of the American board of Pediatric Dentistry
  • Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry
  • Member of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry
  • Member of Southeastern Society of Pediatric Dentistry
  • Member of North Carolina Academy of Pediatric Dentistry
  • Past President of the North Carolina Academy of Pediatric Dentistry 2013‐2014
  • Member of the North Carolina Dental Society
  • Member of the Wake County Dental Society
  • Supporter of the University of North Carolina Dental Foundation
  • Adjunct Professor at the UNC School of Dentistry
  • Supporter of the University of Florida Department of Pediatric Dentistry
  • Credentialed at Wake Med Hospital

 

Dr. Ritu K. Chandak

Dr. Rita Chandak of Preston Corners Pediatric Dentistry in Cary, NCDr. Chandak completed her undergraduate education at Michigan State University. Sticking with the “Big 10”, she attended the University of Iowa for dental school and the University of Minnesota for residency training in pediatrics. In 2007, Dr. Chandak achieved diplomat status as a board certified dentist with the ABPD. In addition to traditional methods of treatment, she offers in‐office oral sedation or general anesthesia at Wake Medical Center. Dr. Chandak keeps up with her sedation credentials by attending the latest sedation courses and keeping her PALS (Pediatric Advanced Life Support) certification current. At home, she enjoys spending time with her husband and three young daughters. Please ask to schedule with Dr. Chandak if you think oral sedation may be needed for the treatment of your child.

“Watching an apprehensive child grow and gain confidence with each dental appointment is what I find to be the most rewarding part of my job. Seeing them turn the “corner” is priceless.” – Dr. Chandak

    Ritu K. Chandak Credentials and Memberships
  • Board Certified Diplomate of the American board of Pediatric Dentistry
  • American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry
  • American Dental Association
  • Southeastern Society of Pediatric Dentistry
  • North Carolina Dental Society
  • North Carolina Dental Foundation
  • Wake County Dental Society
  • Credentialed with WakeMed Raleigh
  • Numerous academic, research and community recognition, awards, and honors
  • Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)
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