If you visit our office, you’ll see right away that everything was designed with children and parents in mind. Our facility is bright, fun, clean and modern—which the kids love. And our all-digital platform means all of your child’s dental information and records are stored digitally, so parents never have to worry about keeping up with paperwork.
Why Kids and Parents Choose Us
Our team, beginning with Dr. Norbo, is trained and experienced in pediatric dental care. Children are not just a subset of patients for us, they are our only patients. Since we care exclusively for children and young adults, we believe we are better suited and better equipped to provide pediatric care than general dentists are.
It’s important to us that our young patients are as comfortable as possible when they visit our office. We don’t want kids to dread their visits to the dentist. If possible, we want them to look forward to those visits! So we’ve designed a clean, bright office with surroundings and amenities that kids enjoy, and an all-digital platform to make life just a bit easier for busy parents.
Our Patients Can Expect
We pledge to be good stewards of your child’s dental care, and we will operate in this community upholding the highest standards of honesty and personal integrity.
We know how to soothe kids’ uneasiness and create an experience that they won’t dread, but actually enjoy and look forward to! We’ve installed televisions at every chair, so kids have the option to sit back and enjoy their favorite shows while we take care of their dental work.
We welcome you to make yourself comfortable and feel right at home at NOLA Pediatric Dentistry. It brings us great joy to help our customers, our patients, in any way that we can.
Meet Dr. Kristoffer Norbo, DDS
Kris Norbo, DDS, MSD has brought the highest standards and practices in pediatric dentistry and oral health to the New Orleans area. Dr. Kris obtained his BS in Biology and minor in Chemistry from Hampden-Sydney College in Virginia. It was during his undergraduate tenure that he would gain his first experience in patient treatment as an EMT with the local fire and EMS department.
After college, Dr. Kris attended the VCU School of Dentistry in Richmond, Virginia, where he obtained his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree. During his fourth and final year, Dr. Kris was fortunate to match as his number one choice for residency at LSU's Pediatric Dentistry program in New Orleans. It is here at LSU when he obtained two additional achievements: his certificate of speciality in Pediatric Dentistry and Masters in Science of Dentistry (MSD). Further, Dr. Kris then successfully passed both a written examination and oral examination administered by the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry (ABPD), a feat achieved by only a small percentage of pediatric dentists nation-wide.
While attending residency in New Orleans, Kris met his now wife, Dr. Ashley White. After graduation, Drs. Kris and Ashley moved back to Dr. Kris's home state of Virginia. After several years of successful practice in Loudoun County, they decided to move back to New Orleans and establish roots there. Once back, Dr. Kris quickly realized that there was much more to be offered to the New Orleans patient base and decided to open NOLA Pediatric Dentistry.
When Dr. Kris is not at NOLA Pediatric Dentistry, he will continue to be an associate professor at LSU School of Dentistry's Pediatric Department. In addition, Dr. Kris is a member of the Craniofacial (cleft palate) team at Children’s Hospital. His office offers nitrous oxide sedation, oral conscious sedation, and even IV sedation with Dr. Robert Watson, a pediatric anesthesiologist. For patients with special needs and those needing full mouth dental rehabilitation, Dr. Kris has privileges at Children's Hospital of New Orleans where he can complete all of their treatment under general anesthesia.
To ensure his patients are receiving the highest possible care, Dr. Kris has also obtained a license in Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS), Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS), and Basic Life Support (BLS). He also spends time regularly volunteering with the Special Olympics and Mission of Mercy (MOM) dental projects.
Dr. Kris brings honesty and professionalism to your family while still maintaining an approachable and fun nature. He actively works to better his local New Orleans community and is a staunch advocate of local culture and sports.
When not practicing pediatric dentistry, Dr. Kris and his wife Ashley enjoy spending time trying new restaurants, running, playing golf and tennis, and riding bikes alongside their three dogs, Pepper, Polo, and Gracie.
Meet Dr. Robert Watson
Dr. Robert Watson received his medical degree from the University of Alabama School of Medicine in Birmingham, Alabama. After completion of an internship at Carraway Methodist Medical Center, Dr. Watson completed his anesthesiology residency training at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. He received his pediatric anesthesiology training at the Children’s Hospital of Alabama.
Upon completion of his training, Dr. Watson returned to his hometown of Mobile, Alabama, to provide anesthesia care at the University of South Alabama Children’s and Women’s Hospital as well as at USA Health University Hospital. He received board certification in the specialty of Anesthesiology in 2007 and achieved board certification in the subspecialty of Pediatric Anesthesiology when certification first became available in 2013.
After over twelve years of providing inpatient and outpatient anesthesia care at the University of South Alabama, Dr. Watson has now focused his practice on the care of children undergoing office-based dental procedures. Dr. Watson is committed to providing high-quality, safe sedation services to children in need of dental treatment in the offices of pediatric dentists.
Meet our team of pediatric dental professionals. Every member of our team is firmly dedicated to our patients’ comfort, safety, health, and well-being.