Pediatric Dentist & Orthodontics in Pittsfield & Great Barrington, MA - Drs. Yarmosky, Yarmosky & Ballinger

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Louis M. Yarmosky, D.D.S., M.S.D.

Pediatric Dentist Dr. Louis Yarmosky Dr. Louis Yarmosky was born and raised in Baltimore, Maryland and is the oldest of four brothers. He entered The University of Maryland, College Park in 1964 and received his Doctor of Dental Surgery Degree from the University of Maryland Dental School in 1971 and was elected President of the Student Government. Dr. Louis completed his Pediatric Dental Specialty Training and earned his Masters of Dental Science Degree from Boston University in 1973.

Dr. Louis started Yarmosky Pediatric Dentistry in 1973 in Pittsfield, MA after recognizing that families in Berkshire County and the surrounding areas did not have a local Pediatric Dental Specialist. In 1980 his brother, Dr. Steve Yarmosky joined the practice and they opened their second office in Great Barrington. As a Pediatric Dental Specialist, Dr. Louis has extensive training and expertise in the management of the growth and development and orthodontic treatment of children and adolescents as well comprehensive preventative and restorative care.

For over 39 years Dr. Louis has been committed to providing compassionate and progressive care to children in the Berkshires and the outlying areas of New York, Connecticut and Vermont. Dr. Louis actively keeps abreast of the latest techniques and research in Pediatric Dentistry and is the Committee Chairman of continuing education for the Berkshire County Dental Association. He is a staff member of Berkshire Health Systems where he is an Instructor in the Advanced General Dentistry Residency program as well as a provider of dental surgical services at the Crane Center at BMC. Dr. Louis is an active member of the American Dental Association, American Association of Pediatric Dentistry, Massachusetts State Dental Society and the Berkshire District Dental Society. He is active in the community in the promotion of children’s oral health and also lectures locally and regionally on “Behavior Management for Children in the Dental Setting.”

Dr. Louis and his wife Maryann raised a daughter (Dr. Lauren) and three sons together and are now the proud grandparents of 5 grand-daughters and 3 grandsons.

Photography has been a hobby and passion ever since Dr Louis brought his Kodak Brownie camera to summer camp in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Western Maryland. Visitors to both offices can see some of his work on display. Dr. Louis has a web site of his photography that can be accessed at www.louisyarmoskyphotography.com

Steven E. Yarmosky, D.D.S., P.C.

Pediatric Dentist Dr. Steven YarmoskyDr. Steven Yarmosky was also born and raised in Baltimore, MD and is the 3rd of 4 boys and the brother of Dr. Louis. An active athlete and sports enthusiast he lettered in soccer, basketball and baseball while in high school then “hit the books” and graduated Suma Cum Laude from University of Maryland in College Park in only three years. Dr. Steve then went on to earn his Doctor of Dental Surgery Degree from the University of Maryland in 1973 where he served as President of his Dental School Class every year. Dr Steve completed his Pediatric Specialty Training and Residency at Children’s Medical Center of Dayton, Ohio and served as “Chief Pediatric Resident” during his 2nd year.

Dr. Steven moved to the Berkshires in 1980 and joined Dr Louis at Yarmosky Pediatric Dentistry where together they had the vision and inspiration to “grow” the practice and provide the best, most progressive and compassionate comprehensive dental and orthodontic care to children and adolescents in the area. Dr. Steven has extensive training and interest in the growth and development and orthodontic treatment of children and adolescents, prevention and restorative dental care and participates actively in frequent continuing education and the latest research in pediatric dental and orthodontic topics. He prides himself in treating children with compassion and humor. Dr. Steve is a staff member at Berkshire Health Systems and provides surgical dental day surgery at the Crane Center and is an instructor with the Advanced General Dentistry Residency program at Berkshire Medical Center. Dr Steve is an active member of the American Dental Association, American Association of Pediatric Dentistry, Massachusetts State Dental Society and the Berkshire District Dental Society where he has served as Chairman of the Ethics Committee for the last 8 years.

Dr. Steven met his wife, Mary during his residency training in Ohio. After struggling with years of infertility, they gave birth to quadruplet girls Alex, Alena, Elyse, and Jessica on May 8th, 1989 (on Dr. Steve’s birthday!!) Dr. Steve and Mary raised their four girls in Richmond where they attended Richmond Consolidated School and then Monument Mountain High School. At the present time, all four girls are in college.
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Lauren Yarmosky Ballinger, D.D.S.

Pediatric Dentist Dr. Lauren Yarmosky BallingerDr. Lauren Ballinger joined Yarmosky Pediatric Dentistry in the fall of 2009. Dr. Lauren competed her Dental School training at University of Maryland earning her Doctor of Dental Surgery Degree in 2000 and went on to complete her Pediatric Specialty Training and Residency at University of Maryland in 2006. She is Board Certified in Pediatric Dentistry and a Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry. Dr. Lauren worked as general dentist for several years prior to her Pediatric Dental Specialty Training and was previously in private practice as a Pediatric Dentist in Maryland. Dr. Lauren was also a part-time faculty member at The University of Maryland Dental School for the Pediatric Dental and Health Promotion Department.

Dr Lauren has extensive experience in treating infants, children and adolescents and those with special needs with an emphasis on the prevention of dental disease, restorative care utilizing child-centered behavior guidance and anxiolysis techniques, and dental outpatient surgery under general anesthesia. She is a staff member of Berkshire Health Systems where she is an Instructor in the Advanced General Dentistry Residency program as well as a provider of dental surgical services at the Crane Center at BMC. Dr. Lauren is active in the professional medical, dental, and educational communities in promoting the “Dental Home” Concept and advocating that all children have proper access to dental care and see a dentist by age 1. She is a member of The American Dental Association, American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, American Board of Pediatric Dentistry: College of Diplomates, Massachusetts Dental Society and the Berkshire County Dental Society and sits on the local Head Start Committee as a dental consultant. Dr. Lauren believes that every child and their family are unique and special and should be treated with respect, compassion and kindness.

Dr. Lauren is married to Dr. Matthew Ballinger, a general dentist and has two young children, Jack and Libby. Dr. Lauren is also the daughter of Dr. Louis and the niece of Dr. Steve.
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