Personalized Pediatric Dentistry in West Loop Chicago, Illinois

Pediatric Dentist in Chicago

Truly Tailored Care

Welcome to Floss Academy Pediatric Dentistry

At Floss Academy Pediatric Dentistry & Tongue-Tie Center, Dr. Deric and Dr. Amanda are more than just dental professionals – they are best friends who have known each other since their residency days. Their shared passion for providing exceptional pediatric care led them to create a practice where kids smile their brightest.

As experienced pediatric dentists, they are committed to delivering high-quality, personalized care to your child. Floss Academy also takes pride in offering specialized frenectomies, providing a safe space for mothers who may encounter breastfeeding challenges. Taking the time to understand each child's unique needs, your child’s visit will set them up with healthy smiles and lifelong positive associations with the dentist.

Meet Our Doctors

Dr. Deric Truskoski & Dr. Amanda Shaffer

Dr. Deric Truskoski and Dr. Amanda Shaffer, are devoted to providing compassionate and safe care for your little ones. Both highly experienced pediatric dentists have a genuine love of working with children and have mastered how to make your little one’s visit a positive one. As parents themselves, they understand the importance of building trust with both children and parents. When you choose Floss Academy, you are choosing truly tailored care that puts your child’s needs first.

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What Parents Say About Us

Happy Parents, Healthy Smiles

My daughter would absolutely light up when she heard that she had an appointment with Dr. Deric. All parents know that this reaction is no small feat. Dr. Deric has a way of making my kiddo excited to brush away the "sugar bugs" twice a day and keeping us both calm during procedures. He patiently walked me through any of my concerns and thoroughly answered my questions. I'm over the moon that Floss Academy will be open soon. And my little one can get back to her "very favorite-est dentist ever!"

Whitney N.

Dr. Amanda is the absolute best. Our toddler loves going in to see her because she makes the whole experience fun and easy. Dr. Amanda is warm, patient and thorough, and has good suggestions and tricks on how we take care of his teeth (for example, showing us tricks so that we can floss with him effectively). I would highly recommend Dr. Amanda to all families with kids!

Alex K.


Keep your child’s smile healthy with our comprehensive, in-house services.


Specializing in frenectomies, our team offers a safe space for mothers and children experiencing difficulties due to tongue and lip ties.

Floss Academy Pediatric Dentistry & Tongue-Tie Center

Pediatric Dentistry

Gift your child a healthy smile with our comprehensive pediatric dentistry services. Tailored to meet the unique needs of children of all ages, we offer everything from routine check-ups, cleanings, and oral hygiene education.


Accidents are never planned. That’s why our team is on your side with emergency services to get them out of pain and back to smiling.

Same-Day Frenectomies

Lip and tongue ties prevent your child from smiling, speaking, and eating freely. That's why we don’t wait to provide timely care. If you aren’t sure if your child has a lip or tongue tie, we offer free, same-day consultations with our knowledgeable team. From there, we can diagnose and determine next steps. Often, we can get the problem solved with a same-day frenectomy to help your child thrive. And our state-of-the-art CO2 laser ensures a quick, virtually painless procedure in a matter of minutes. So don’t wait. Schedule your free consultation today and set your child on the path to a healthy, pain-free smile.

Personalized Treatments

Experienced Pediatric Doctors

Comprehensive In-House Treatments

High-Quality Care

Personalized Treatments

Experienced Pediatric Doctors

Comprehensive In-House Treatments

High-Quality Care