Kingsport Pediatric Dentistry

Why Choose Us

OUR DENTIST is the heart of our practice. Dr. Helderman loves being a dentist and working with children. She aims to please and wants every experience to be amazing!

OUR FACILITY is designed for children, not adults. Most dental offices look like…dental offices. When you come through our front door, you will know right away that this is not your typical dental office. This is a place kids want to come to because it’s a fun place to visit! Our waiting area has a fun and interactive play area for little ones, along with video games for the bigger kids. Check out our facility.

OUR COMMITMENT to you is to provide your child with the highest quality dental care. We trust you will find the atmosphere child-oriented, the staff friendly, and our service exceptional.

OUR TEAM is amazing! We specifically choose each of our staff members for their friendliness and ability to build relationships with children. Not every person was born to interact with children all day – but we were!

Serving Pediatric Dentistry to all of Sullivan County, Greene County, and Washington County, TN.

Dr. Aleighia Helderman

Dr. Helderman has been a resident of Morristown since 2012 when she bought Morristown Pediatric Dentistry and started her journey providing care for the children in the Lakeway area. She was born and raised in Oxford, North Carolina. Dr. Helderman graduated from NC State University in 2002 with a degree in Biology, then attended the University of Louisville where she completed her Doctor of Dental Medicine Degree in 2008. In 2010 Dr. Helderman completed her Pediatric Dental Residency certificate and a Master’s degree at the University of Kentucky.

Dr. Helderman is a member of the American Dental Association and American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry which ensures that she stays up-to-date on the best techniques and materials to serve our community.

She and her husband Jared have a daughter, Bellamy, and three labradoodle furbabies Lexi, Lily, and Layla. When she’s not educating patients and parents on having a healthy smile, she’s spending time with her daughter. You may see Dr. Helderman out in the community as she serves on the Board of Morristown Chamber of Commerce, Chair of the Helping Young Professionals Excel (HYPE) Board, and has assisted Hamblen County Foundation for Educational Excellence and Achievement (HC*EXCELL) on their Ready by 6 Health Equity Committee.

We would love to meet you and your children and look forward to welcoming you to our family!

Get to Know Dr. Blake

Dr. Blake was born and raised in southeast Idaho. He attended Brigham Young University prior to graduating dental school at the University of Louisville in 2002. He worked as a dentist for ten years in Phoenix, Arizona before moving to Florida to complete his residency in pediatric dentistry at Miami Children’s Hospital in 2014. 

During his career, Dr. Blake has practiced dentistry in seven different states. The exposure to a variety of doctors has helped him shape and polish his techniques to provide patients the best care and experience. Dr. Blake is a member of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry and is board certified.

We are lucky to have both Dr. Blake and his wife, Dr. Bella as pediatric dentists on our team. They are excited to raise their daughter Claire in this community. They are both fluent in Spanish and Portuguese which allow them to provide more personalized service to a larger population of our community.

Dr. Bella

Dr. Bella has double the education of many dentists. She was born and raised in Brazil. After deciding at age 15 that she wanted to be a dentist, she pursued her education and became a dentist in Brazil. During a two week residency program at Miami Children’s Hospital, she met Dr. Blake. After the program Dr. Bella returned to Brazil. The couple dated super long distance for two years, and then married. Once she moved to the states, Dr. Bella didn’t want to give up her dream of being a dentist so she restarted her dental education at University of Colorado School of Dental Medicine. In June 2022, she finished her US pediatric dental training at Temple University Hospital in Philadelphia. 

Dr. Bella is a member of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry. She has been very involved in dental research throughout her education and career, publishing seven articles in peer-reviewed journals and receiving two research awards.

She and Dr. Blake are proud parents of their daughter Claire. They love gardening, baking, and traveling as a family. Dr. Bella also loves using her artistic talent in oil painting and photography.

Kingsport Pediatric Dentistry proudly serves East Tennessee children. Both Dr. Bella and her husband Dr. Blake are fluent in Spanish and Portuguese which helps to provide better care to our community.

Get to Know Dr. Stone

Dr. Stone received his undergraduate degree from Northwestern University in 1979 and his medical degree from the Medical College of Ohio (University of Toledo) in 1982. He completed his residency in anesthesia at the University of Florida in 1985, where he received advanced training in pediatric anesthesia. He was initially certified by the American Board of Anesthesiology in 1987 and has twice recertified. He was certified in pediatric anesthesiology in 2015.

Dr. Stone has been a long-time ambulatory surgery center director (16 years) with extensive experience in the care of children. Dr. Stone has been involved in dental office anesthesia since 2003. In addition, he was the director of anesthesia education for the MAHEC dental general practice residency.

Dr. Stone has published several articles on techniques and safety in anesthesia. He has also published a book chapter on intravenous access.

Prior to joining PDAA Dr. Stone practiced in Asheville, NC for over 25 years.

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Dr. Jason Pollack

Dr. Jason Pollack grew up in New York, in the suburbs of Manhattan. He went on to graduate from Washington University in St. Louis with a degree in biology, where he focused on plant genetic engineering. He earned his medical degree from Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine in 2012 with honors in bioethics and professionalism. He then went on to complete his residency in anesthesiology at Stony Brook University Hospital in New York. After his residency, he moved to Nashville to complete his fellowship in pediatric anesthesiology at Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital where he remained on faculty. Dr. Pollack is board certified in both adult and pediatric anesthesiology and has a special interest in anesthesia for complex pediatric neurosurgical and spine procedures. His volunteer work is centered on high-quality care of children in both Guatemala and Kijabe, Kenya.

Dr. Pollack is passionate about providing safe and comfortable anesthetics for children and their families. On his days off he enjoys the lake with his family. He is excited as he joins PDAA and looks forward to providing safe and effective anesthesia services to our pediatric dental patients and their families.