Pediatric Dentist in Baltimore

Compassionate Pediatric Dentistry

Welcome to Sparkling Charms Pediatric Dentistry, where we provide compassionate, personalized dental care in a fun, friendly environment designed just for your child’s smile.

Why Choose Sparking Charms?

  • We Are Locally Owned & Operated

    Experience the difference with our community-focused practice, where every child is a priority, not just a number.

  • We Offer Personalized, Gentle Care

    Combining personalized attention with a gentle approach to ensure comfortable visits for your little ones.

  • We Offer Tailored Dental Plans

    We understand each child is unique. Our tailored dental care plans meet the specific needs of your child, making dental visits a positive experience.

  • We Are Proudly Black, Woman-Owned

    Support a practice that celebrates diversity and empowerment, bringing a wealth of perspectives to our compassionate care.

Pediatric Dental Services


Regular dental cleanings to maintain oral health and prevent future issues amd dental disease, tailored for young smiles

Tongue & Lip Tie

Expert correction of tongue and lip ties to improve feeding, speech, and oral development

Emergency Care

Prompt, compassionate emergency dental care to address unexpected issues with gentleness and expertise

Restorative Care

Comprehensive restorative services to repair and protect your child's teeth, restoring both function and confidence


Explore precise diagnosis and personalized care for your child's dental health through our state-of-the-art X-ray services.


Dental sealants to shield teeth from decay, a simple yet effective preventative measure for children

Special Care Needs

Sensitive and personalized dental care for children with special needs, ensuring comfort and accessibility


Gentle and effective treatments for cavities, focusing on pain-free methods and long-term oral health

Sedation Dentistry

Experience stress-free dental procedures for your child with our compassionate sedation dentistry services.

Looking for a First Visit or Have a Unique Dental Problem?

Welcome to a gentle first visit at Sparkling Charms, where we prioritize your child’s comfort and joy in their introduction to dental care.

Reviews About Dr. Spates

Find out why our families think of us as the best pediatric dentist in Baltimore!

Frequently Answered Questions

What to Expect on Your Child’s First Visit to Sparkling Charms:

1. Get to Know You: The first visit is all about understanding your child's dental history and current health. We'll discuss treatment options too.

2. Bring Essential Items: Please bring any referral slips, previous dental X-rays, a list of current medications, allergy or medical condition information, and medical/dental insurance details.

3. Possibility of Same-Day Treatment: Depending on the consultation, we may offer treatment on the same day. Complex cases may require a follow-up appointment.

4. Important Medical Info: Inform us of any significant medical conditions like diabetes, high blood pressure, or heart issues, as these can influence dental care.

5. Parental Presence: Children under 18 must come with a parent or guardian.
Note: If your child has had dental X-rays in the past six months, you can forward them to our office or bring them to your appointment.

Learn more at our First Visit page

Meet Dr. Spates

Dr. Irene Spates is well-established in Baltimore as a compassionate pediatric dentist who demonstrates integrity, trustworthiness, and transparency.

She is an active member of the MD Academy of Pediatric Dentistry and the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry. She received her Doctorate of Dental Medicine from Rutgers School of Dental Medicine in New Jersey.

Following dental school, she completed her Advanced Education in General Dentistry (AEGD) at NYU Langone in Eastern Shore Maryland. Here, she received intense training in a full range of general dental care and advanced surgical procedures. She then received her pediatric dentistry certificate at University of Maryland, where she obtained specialty training treating infants, children, young adults and those with special healthcare needs.

Dr. Spates loves Baltimore! In her free time, she enjoys sailing along the harbor, kicking back at the Orioles Ballpark, and cheering on the Ravens at the stadium.

Begin a lifetime of Sparkling Smiles

Your child’s first visit to Sparkling Charms is all about creating a positive, stress-free experience. 

We warmly invite you to discover our gentle approach to pediatric dentistry, where your little one’s comfort and smile are our top priorities. It’s a no-pressure introduction to lifelong dental health and happiness. 

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Hours & Directions

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(443) 681-6455