Trusted Children Dentist Serving Akron & Cleveland, OH

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Our Mission

Dr. Milton

Dr. Brittany

Dr. Christi

Our Team





Our mission to give our patients the best and most advanced dental care possible.

Dr. Milton, Dr. Brittany and their team regularly attend seminars and conferences devoted to new treatments, new technologies and excellent patient care practices. With patient care as our top priority, this is our commitment to you and your child.

Dr. Milton Ntragatakis


Dr. Milton's FUN and Caring personality is contagious!


He was born and raised in Athens, Greece but his dream to become a pediatric dentist

brought him to Ohio at an early age. He received a Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry

from Youngstown State University, and his dental degree from Case Western Reserve

University School of Dental Medicine. Upon graduation, Dr. Milton was the only one in

his class to be selected for the Pediatric Dental Residency program of Rainbow Babies

and Children’s Hospital in Cleveland. There, he was awarded the position of the Chief

Resident, while he invested two additional years treating infants, children and young

adults in conjunction with several other medical specialties.


Upon completion of his specialty training, Dr. Milton was invited to join the faculty of Case Western Reserve University. As a professor at Case Western Reserve University, he was the first dentist to receive a Multidisciplinary Clinical Research Grant from the Cleveland Clinic that enabled him to conduct cutting-edge research in the field of pediatric dentistry. It is this knowledge and expertise that he now brings to the Brunswick area.


When not in the office or involved in church activities, Dr. Milton enjoys spending time with his wife, Jenny, and his kids, Marina and Alex. In their spare time, the Ntragatakis’ family loves to travel, and spend quality time at home!


Dr. Milton is a member of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry- Diplomate, the Academy of GP Orthodontics.

Dr. Brittany Heffernan


Dr. Brittany was born and raised in Northeast Ohio.  She completed her undergraduate degree in Zoology at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio.  Dr. Brittany continued her education at The Ohio State University College of Dentistry and received her dental degree.


After dental school she moved to the Eastern Shore of Maryland to complete her Pediatric Dental residency and received her certificate of advanced graduate study from Lutheran Medical Center.  Dr. Brittany then returned to Cleveland to be close to family and friends.


When Dr. Brittany is not practicing dentistry, she enjoys exploring new places, following Cleveland sports teams and spending time with her husband, Dr. John Heffernan and their puppy, Henry.


Dr. Brittany is a member of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry- Diplomate, the Academy of GP Orthodontics.

Dr. Christi Walsh


Born and raised in Northwest Ohio, Dr. Christi Walsh received her undergraduate degree from Bowling Green State University and continued her education at The Ohio State University College of Dentistry.


Upon completion of dental school, Dr. Christi moved to New York City to complete a general practice residency at Staten Island University Hospital. She then completed a pediatric dental residency in New York City for two additional years of advanced training as chief resident.


Dr. Christi comes to Brunswick KiDDS with extensive training in pediatric dentistry.

Our primary asset is our talented and friendly staff.


Your child’s appointment will be comfortable and enjoyable because of the extensive training our team has received and the relaxed environment that we have created.


We cultivate a relationship with each of our patients, which not only ensures better children’s dental care, but also turns a visit with Dr. Milton, Dr. Brittany and Dr. Christi into a visit between friends.  Our team members look forward to enjoying a long term relationship with both you and your children.

We are open to serve you, answer questions or schedule an appointment during the following hours:


Monday thru Friday 8:00am - 5:00pm

Saturdays Closed




We try our best to accommodate our patients as much as possible when scheduling appointments. We have found that children with extensive dental work or preschool children are better to be seen early in the morning when they are fresher and can have a more positive experience. Some appointments may require the child to miss some school; however, these are considered excused absences. With continued care, appointments during school can be kept to a minimum.


We request 48-hours notice if you need to cancel your appointment.
We are aware that unforeseen events sometimes require missing an appointment, but we ask for your help as a courtesy to all of our patients. Continued broken confirmed appointments may result in
an additional charge.



Our office is committed to helping you maximize your insurance benefits. Because insurance policies vary greatly, we can only estimate your coverage in good faith but cannot guarantee coverage due to the complexities of insurance contracts. Your estimated patient portion must be paid at the time of service. As a service to our patients, we will bill insurance companies for services and allow them 45 days to render payment. After 60 days, you are responsible for the entire balance, paid-in-full. If you have any questions, our courteous staff is always available to answer them.


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Dr. Milton, Dr. Brittany and Dr. Christi, along with the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommend you bring your child in by his or her first birthday.


During your first visit, you will be introduced to our Pediatric Dental Team, given an office tour and discuss your child’s unique smile and ways to keep it beautiful for years to come.


Depending on the age of your child, he or she will either be given a lap-examination (where your baby’s head will rest on our doctor’s lap while their body is on your lap) or a regular exam in the doctor’s chair.


We request that you complete our First Visit Forms prior to arriving for your appointment. This helps our office keep your and everyone else’ scheduled visit on time.

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Pediatric Dentistry

Childrens Dental Services

Frequently Asked ?'s

Kids Dental Emergencies

Dr. Milton, Dr. Brittany and Dr. Christi are pediatric dentists, specializing in the treatment and prevention of dental disease, as well as the overall oral health of children. Through extra years of schooling, training, experience, and certification, a pediatric dentist is uniquely qualified to treat the dental needs of infants, children, adolescents and those with special health care needs.


Why Choose a Pediatric Dentist?

A pediatric patient not only has a different dentition than adults but he/she may have specific dental and behavioral needs that are unique to a child. These needs may include dental sealants, fluoride applications or home treatments, or just simply education in oral hygiene. In addition to treating existing dental problems, our office focuses on prevention through patient and parent education. Our mission is to provide all of the educational tools necessary for our patients to enjoy  a cavity-free future.

Preventive Oral Hygiene Instruction:

This includes proper brushing, flossing and eating habits, ideal fluoride levels and the use of pit and fissure sealants. We strive to provide a fun, educational environment where children learn about the importance of good dental hygiene.


Restorative Dentistry:

This includes children’s fillings, crowns and prosthesis, including treatment of the often devastating nursing bottle decay. Dr. Milton and Dr. Brittany are committed to discussing all options before these procedures and answering all questions you may have. Always working for the goal of a healthy smile is her priority.


Growth and Development and Braces:

A bite that does not meet properly ( a malocclusion) can be inherited, or some types may be acquired.  Some causes of malocclusion include missing or extra teeth, crowded teeth or misaligned jaws.   Accidents or developmental issues, such as finger or thumb sucking over an extended period of time, may cause malocclusions.  Some minor malocclusions may be corrected in our office, however, severe malocclusions will need to be treated by an orthodontist.

Accidents happen.


Whether an accident happens during our normal business hours or not, know that you can call us and have your child treated promptly.


Call our office at 330.220.6363.  If it is after hours or on the weekend, either Dr. Milton or their team member will get back to you.

Braces for Kids & Teens

Types of Braces

Ortho FAQs

Ortho Emergencies

The American Association for Orthodontists recommends that

every child have an orthodontic evaluation by the age of 7.


Early detection and treatment gives your child the edge - a much

better chance for natural and normal development. One advantage

of having Dr. Milton and Dr. Brittany for your child’s dental home

is that we monitor their growth & development on a regular basis.

Our parents truly appreciate having orthodontic treatment done

in our office.  This allows them to coordinate cleaning and check-up

appointments with orthodontic appointments. By working with the

natural growth instead of against it, we can prevent problems from

becoming worse, and give your child a lifetime of healthy smiles!


Orthodontic and Psychological studies have shown that people who

have straight teeth are more likely to smile more. This can lead to

a greater self esteem which may lead to a more fulfilling life.

Ask Us About a Complimentary Orthodontic Consultation for Your Child or Teen!

Dr. Milton and Dr. Brittany have several techniques for delivering your child’s perfect smile.


The most traditional way is the silver braces you remember from childhood. Using silver braces can be the most cost effective and time effective method of treatment.


Ceramic braces use all the same time-proven methods of Silver braces but some of the pieces are made of clear ceramic and are less noticeable to others.


Our office is a Preferred Provider of Invisalign.  Invisalign are clear aligners that fit over your teen’s teeth and are worn full time.  Many times treatments using these clear aligners can be completed over a shorter span of time than with traditional metal braces.  Please contact our office to schedule a complimentary Invisalign evaluation to determine if your teenager would be a candidate for this course of treatment.


When orthodontic care is complete, it is important to keep your child’s teeth aligned with retainers that are usually just worn at night.

Emergencies with your child’s braces.


Wires can break. Sometimes a bite down onto something hard can loosen a bracket. Whatever your child”s orthodontic emergency, know that Dr. Milton, Dr. Brittany or their team will get it squared away.


Call our office at 330.220.6363.  If it is after hours or on the weekend, either Dr. Milton, Dr. Brittany or a team member will get back to you.


View our Orthodontic Emergency Handout for a list of frequent accidents and how you might remedy it before seeing one of

our doctors.

Breastfeeding Problems

Breastfeeding Solutions

Breastfeeding Health Videos

The Lip and Tongue Tie Problem


When parents meet us for the first time to discuss their child's tongue or lip-tie, the first question they ask is "Why has no one ever mentioned this to me before?" This is usually followed by a second and third question, "Is the procedure really necessary?" and "What will happen if we do not do it?" To answer all these questions, a complete oral examination is always required so that we can discuss all the clinical and, when appropriate, x-ray findings. Diagnosis and rational for treatment of Tongue-Tie.


A common myth that is often repeated is that "the frenum will stretch and that we do not need to treat this condition." The reality is that a tongue-tie, by interfering with normal tongue mobility, can exert a harmful effect on many aspects of life. Ankyloglossia is a relatively common finding in the newborn population (approximately 3%) and represents a significant proportion of breastfeeding problems. Sadly, it is one of the most misdiagnosed and overlooked congenital abnormality observed in children today.


The Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine suggests the following be used when evaluating whether a newborn requires a revision of the frenum: Un-sustained latch, Creased, blanched or bleeding nipples after feeding, Prolonged feeds, Mom in severe pain with latch, Unsatisfied infant after prolonged feeds, incomplete breast drainage, Infant falls asleep on the breast, Gumming or chewing on the nipple, Infected nipples, Plugged ducts, Poor weight gain or Failure to thrive, and Inability to hold pacifier.




If your child has been diagnosed with an Upper Lip or Tongue Tie, Dr. Milton and Dr. Brittany recommend three important steps:


STEP 1: Professional Support Group.

Depending on the Symptoms your child exhibits, Dr. Milton and Dr. Brittany recommend that every parent gets their appropriate Support Group together BEFORE any revision takes place. That Support group may include but not limited to a Lactation Consultant, a Craniosacral Therapist, a Speech Therapist or a Chiropractor.


STEP 2: State of the Art Laser Treatment.

There are many ways to revise a tongue-tie and a lip-tie, including cautery, scissors and scalpel, but the safest, least invasive and most effective treatment is the Laser.


Our State of the Art Lasers offer:

 • Excellent hemostasis (risk of bleeding significantly reduced),

 • Bacteriocidal effects (little chance of any type of infection)

 • Photobiomodulation effects (reduce inflammation and improve healing) and

 • NO need to place infant into the OR or sedation!

The laser is a much kinder method of revision, unlike electrosurgery, which actually burns the tissue and the scalpel which cuts deeper than needed. There is little damage to adjacent tissue when using the laser, therefore healing is quicker and less post-operative discomfort occurs. In reality, the procedure is simpler and quicker than a filling, requiring no anesthesia or stitches!


STEP 3: Active Wound Management.

Active wound management includes the “stretching” exercises that prevent the reattachment of the tissue. This is where the participation of you, the parent, is vital for the success of the treatment, along with all necessary follow-up from the Support Group assembled in step 1. Without proper follow-up, even the best revision may reattach, leading to recurrence of symptoms and the need for further treatment

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Benefits of Laser Dentistry

Our Laser Training & Certifications

Laser Dentistry Videos

No Heat, Vibration, or Pressure, NO Pain!

Brunswick KiDDS’ Lasers are virtually pain-free! That’s because the primary causes of pain are Heat, Vibration and Pressure associated with the use of the traditional dental drill. Without the use of the drill, our lasers allow us to perform many dental procedures, without shots, without the need for anesthesia, and without any numbing at all!


Microscopic Elimination of Bacteria!

Brunswick KiDDS’ Lasers are extremely precise and accurate in their ability to remove tooth decay. Since they use light energy, they can eliminate even microscopic amount of bacteria and infection while leaving surrounding areas unaffected.


Preservation of Tooth Structure!

Brunswick KiDDS’ Lasers are much friendlier than drills to your child’s teeth. Dental drills can only drill out the decay, often creating a hole bigger than the original cavity. Our lasers are so precise, they conserve almost all of the natural tooth structure, resulting in a smaller and stronger restoration that can last for a lifetime!


Natural Dentistry!

Because Brunswick KiDDS’ Lasers are virtually pain-free, extremely precise and accurate, they often require no numbing or any other medication before and during treatment. Additionally, our lasers reduce the amount of bleeding, post-operative pain, swelling and the need for pain medication after treatment. It is the Natural way of doing Dentistry!


Less Visits, Less Anxiety!

Brunswick KiDDS’ Lasers are FAST and effective for both Hard and Soft tissue (teeth and gums), most of the time requiring no numbing or additional medication during or after treatment. As a result, we can often treat all areas of decay in one or two appointments, reducing the amount of anxiety that build up every time your child has to come back for treatment!

Because of Dr. Milton’s training and expertise, here are some of the Brunswick KiDDS benefits you can enjoy:


• Expert Diagnosis and Management of your little one’s oral health care needs!

• State-of-the-Art Laser Equipment as directed by Dr. Kotlow himself!

• Weekly emergency appointments to make sure you will never have to wait!

• Same-Day Treatment available for our families who travel from afar!

• Certified by the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry to see infants as early
as a day after birth for the evaluation and revision of abnormally attached frenums.

• NO need for sedation, or to place infants in the operating room, for any laser treatment.

• In-Network with most insurance companies, so you can get Maximum Reimbursement
from any dental procedure.


Dr. Milton is a Member of the following local, national & international associations:

Nationally & Internationally

Academy of Laser Dentistry

International Affiliation of Tongue-Tie Professionals

American Dental Association

American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry

American Board of Pediatric Dentistry, Diplomate


Greater Cleveland Dental Society

Medina Dental Society

Ohio Dental Association

Ohio Academy of Pediatric Dentistry

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We’re proud of all the great things our patients and their families have been saying about Dr. Milton and Dr. Brittany!


“When your 4 and 2 year old get excited to go to the dentist, you know you are taking them to a great dentist! We have been going here for 3 years now with our 3 sons. Our youngest son, 11 months old, had his first visit yesterday and did great! Thank you for being so great!” - Angela R.


“We absolutely LOVE the staff at Kidds! Dr. Milton and Dr. Brittany love the kids and it shows! I've been there LOTS with my boys, and they've made us feel like family! Couldn't be happier with the treatment and the atmosphere at Brunswick Kidds and I'd recommend them to anyone!”
- Julie N.


“The Doctors and staff are amazing people with a true heart to serve and care for children in our community. I would recommend them to anyone!” - Scott H

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Milton Ntragatakis, DDS, MSD

Brittany Heffernan, DDS

Christi Walsh, DDS

Board Certified Pediatric Dentists


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