At North Phoenix Pediatric Dentistry, we understand the importance of your child’s dental health. Maintaining healthy teeth isn’t just about preventing cavities. Your child’s oral health affects many other aspects of his or her overall health, including:
- Developing proper speech habits
- Digestion of food
- Maintaining space for permanent teeth
- Promoting positive self-esteem
Our primary goal is to help children learn about dental health in Phoenix, AZ. Our pediatric dentist teaches them proper oral hygiene habits while they’re young so they have healthy, beautiful teeth when they grow up.
Dr. William J. Heimann
We’re proud to present Dr. William J. Heimann, our dentist at North Phoenix Pediatric Dentistry. Dr. Heimann has dedicated his practice to providing quality dental care for each child he treats.
Dr. Heimann graduated from St. Olaf College cum laude, and then completed his dental training at the University of Iowa’s College of Dentistry. After that, he expanded his dental education by completing a two-year general dental residency in the U.S. Army Dental Corps.
To gain a specialty in pediatric dentistry, Dr. Heimann graduated from the pediatric dental residency program at Oregon Health Sciences University. He has practiced dentistry in Arizona since 1980.
Dr. Heimann was awarded board certification by the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry. He was also elected by his colleagues as president and secretary/treasurer of the Academy of Arizona Pediatric Dentists. He serves as the Phoenix-area media spokesperson for the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry. He continues to attend current seminars to learn the latest pediatric dentistry techniques.
Dr. Ernie Nehrer
Dr. “Ernie” Nehrer attended the University of California Davis where he obtained his Bachelors in Genetics and graduated with Honors. He then was accepted into the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) dental school where he completed his dental degree. During dental school, Dr. Ernie found his true passion in dentistry: working with children.
He applied for and was accepted into a 2 year Pediatric dental residency at the University of Southern California (USC) in Los Angeles. Dr. Ernie spent one year during his residency at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles where he had the privilege to treat children with a variety of syndromes and medical conditions such as autism, cleft lip and palate, blood disorders, and cancer.
Dr. Ernie has a commitment to continued education and is now a Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentists. He was also selected among his colleagues to take a leadership position in the Arizona Dental Association in efforts to maintain high integrity in dentistry and increase the access to care.
In his free time, Dr. Ernie is an avid sports fan and enjoys outdoor activities such as hiking, mountain biking, golf and landscape photography. He also loves to travel around the world to experience other cultures and enjoy different types of food.