Cary Pediatric Dentistry
Robert D. Elliott, D.M.D., M.S.
Julie R. Molina, D.D.S., M.S.

540 New Waverly Place, Suite 300
Cary, NC 27518
(919) 852-1322

Regular office hours:
M-Th: 8:20am-5pm,
Closed for lunch 1pm-2pm
Fridays: 8:20am-3pm

Summer Hours:
July 22 – August 29, 2019
Monday through Friday 8am-3pm

General Anesthesia

 What is general anesthesia?

General anesthesia provides a way of effectively completing dental care while a child is unconscious.

Who should receive general anesthesia?

Children with severe anxiety and/or the inability to relax are candidates for general anesthesia.  Usually these children are young or have compromised health issues and helping them control their anxiety is not possible using other methods.  Dr. Elliott and Dr. Molina will discuss the benefits and risks involved with general anesthesia and why it is recommended for your child’s treatment at the consultation appointment.

Who is our Pediatric Dental Anesthesiologist?

Cary Pediatric Dentistry is happy to have Dr. Dillon Atwood as part of our team. Dr. Atwood studied at Davidson College and attended the University of North Carolina School of Dentistry. He completed his training in Anesthesiology at Lutheran Medical Center in New York City. During that time he also practiced pediatric anesthesia in Arizona and special needs anesthesia at Helen Hayes Hospital in New York. He is a member of the American Society of Dentist Anesthesiologists (ASDA) and lectures regularly on multiple aspects of anesthesia practice. Dr. Atwood is one of only a few Board Certified Dentist Anesthesiologists in North Carolina. He focuses on providing general anesthesia services to pediatric patients and to patients with special needs in the private practice setting.

Dr. Atwood

  Dr. Dillon Atwood

General anesthesia forms:

General Anesthesia physical form (to be filled out by pediatrician 30 days before appointment)

Anesthesia Instructions

Payment for surgery


Our mission is to provide specialized and comprehensive care for infants, children, and adolescents in a friendly, safe, and state-of-the-art environment with a focus on prevention and education for the families. Dr. Elliott, Dr. Molina, and our TEAM are here to positively change this generation’s view of going to the dentist, one child at a time.