About Us

Kids smile more at Pediatric Dentistry of Brighton.

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A Vision for Healthy Smiles

Because we believe that children should be loved, cared for, and protected, we strive to provide exceptional pediatric oral health care for your child.

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Our Story

Learn how Pediatric Dentistry of Brighton became the champions of children's smiles across Livingston County.

Dr. Kevin Hale originally founded Pediatric Dentistry of Brighton as “Pediatric Dental Associates” in 1991. Soon afterward, Dr. Carrico became a fellow of Dr. Hale’s practice. In 2009, pediatric dentist Dr. Dana Radtke, a native of Brighton, Michigan, joined the practice.

Pediatric Dentistry of Brighton’s commitment to children’s oral health has extended far beyond the practice itself. Pediatric Dentistry of Brighton continues to support its patients and local community by sponsoring local sports teams, events, and schools.

Today, Pediatric Dentistry of Brighton looks forward to furthering awareness of the importance of children’s oral health as the practice continues to expand.

Meet Our Pediatric Dentists

Working together for the good of your family's smiles.
Sarah A. Carrico DMD, FAAPD

Having spent most of her childhood in the Brighton area, Dr. Sarah Carrico is at home with her Livingston County patients.

Dr. Carrico graduated from Brighton High School and obtained her Bachelor of Science degree in Physiology from Michigan State University. Moving out of state for a time, Dr. Carrico attended the University of Kentucky College of Dentistry, where she obtained her D.M.D. She completed her pediatric dental residency at the Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin in Milwaukee. Dr. Sarah Carrico joined Dr. Hale at Carrico & Radtke Pediatric Dentistry in 2004.

As an active member of Michigan’s pediatric dentistry community, Dr. Carrico advocates her own continuing education in pediatrics as well as that of her peers. Dr. Carrico is a Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry and is also a member of the Livingston District Dental Society, the Michigan Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, and the American Academy of Pediatrics.

Dr. Carrico resides in Brighton with her husband and three daughters. In her free time, she enjoys boating, skiing, biking, and spending time with her friends and family.

Sarah A. Carrico
Dana Radtke
Dana Radtke DDS, FAAPD

Having grown up in the Dearborn area, Dr. Dana Radtke graduated from Brighton High School. She went on to graduate with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biomedical Sciences from Grand Valley State University before attending the University of Michigan School of Dentistry, where she received her D.D.S.

Dr. Radtke completed her pediatric dental residency at the Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin in Milwaukee, where she remained on staff as a Pediatric Dentist for the next two years.

A native of Southeast Michigan, Dr. Dana Radtke is passionate about improving the oral health of Livingston County’s children. She is a member of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, the Livingston District Dental Society, and the Michigan Academy of Pediatric Dentistry. Dr. Radtke has been with Carrico & Radtke Pediatric Dentistry since 2009. In her free time, Dr. Radtke enjoys running, spending time with family and friends, watching and playing sports, and cheering on the Maize & Blue.

Aaron Havens DMD, MS

Dr. Aaron received his undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan and then went on to dental school at Harvard University where he graduated magna cum laude with a Doctorate in Medical Dentistry. Following dental school, Aaron returned to the University of Michigan to complete his orthodontic training and received a Master of Science in Orthodontics.

Throughout his academic experience, Dr. Aaron sought out challenging research opportunities. For his research in the field of bone stem cell biology, he received the prestigious Milo Hellman Award, which is given for the top research in the nation by the American Association of Orthodontists. He is a published author with more than 20 peer-reviewed articles and has spoken both nationally and internationally on his research.

Soon after orthodontic residency, he passed the American Board of Orthodontics Exam. He is also Invisalign, Harmony, and Incognito (hidden braces) certified, and regularly studies the latest research to provide the most advanced and evidence-based care to his patients.

Dr. Aaron is happily married to Elizabeth, an Emergency Room physician. They have three amazing girls, Nina, Olivia, and Mia as well as two Golden Retrievers named Ollie and Romeo.

Aaron Havens

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