Meet Our Pediatric Anesthesiologists

For patients who need sedation dentistry, we are honored to offer the services of pediatric anesthesiologists Dr. Kathryn Hunt Bietenholz, Dr. Brooke Maryak and Dr. Dennis Stone. Only Dr. Kate, Dr. Brooke, and Dr. Stone administer the IV sedation in our dental office and other dental services. The IV sedation procedures are performed in our office instead of the hospital.

If you believe your child would benefit from sedation dentistry and you live near Jacksonville or St. Johns, FL, please do not hesitate to reach out to our team members, whether your child needs a regular dental checkup or has an appointment with a pediatric orthodontist in Jacksonville, FL.

Meet Dr. Kathryn Bietenholz

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Dr. Kathryn Bietenholz is a pediatric anesthesiologist – a medical doctor who has completed specialty training in anesthesiology and extra training in anesthesia for infants and children. She received her medical degree in 2006 and completed a one-year surgical internship at the Mayo Clinic in 2007. She completed a three-year residency in anesthesia at the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville in 2010 with extra training in pediatric anesthesia at The Nemours Children’s Clinic.

Meet Dr. Brooke Maryak

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Dr. Brooke Maryak received her medical degree in 2009 from Mercer University School of Medicine in Macon, GA. She completed her internship and residency in anesthesiology at the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, FL, in 2013 where she served as chief resident. Dr. Maryak was certified by the American Board of Anesthesiology in 2014 and completed her Pediatric Anesthesia Fellowship in 2015 at Wolfson Children’s Hospital in Jacksonville. She lives in Jacksonville with her husband and two beautiful daughters.

Dr. Katie, Dr. Brooke and Dr. Stone work as part of Pediatric Dental Anesthesia Associates. Visit their site for more information about their practice.

Meet Dr. Dennis Stone, MD


Dr. Dennis Stone was certified by the American Board of Anesthesiology in 1980 and earned his recertification in 1993. He received his medical degree from the University in 1976 and completed a 3-year residency in Anesthesiology at The University of Florida. He served a pediatric anesthesia fellowship at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and a pediatric cardiovascular anesthesiology fellowship at the University of Alabama.

Dr. Stone has practiced pediatric anesthesiology for over 21 years at The Wolfson Children’s Hospital where he served as Director of the Pediatric Anesthesia Department, Director of Outpatient Surgical Services, Director of Pain Management Services and was a founding member of the Division of Anesthesiology of The Nemours Children’s Clinic.

Since 1998 he has provided I.V. sedation care for children in pediatric dental offices in the NE Florida and SE Georgia areas.

When your child needs to see a pediatric dentist, you can count us for dental sedation services. Call us at (904) 264-KIDS to schedule an appointment or for additional information about the benefits of sedation dentistry. We serve patients in Fruit Cove, Jacksonville, Orange Park, and St. Johns County.