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June 20, 2017
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Southern Village Pediatric Dentistry was excited and proud to be a sponsor of this year’s Touch-A-Truck event in Chapel Hill! The event was held on its rain date of April 30th at the UNC Friday Conference Center, and was hosted by the Boy Scouts of America Troop 39 Chapel Hill. With over 2,700 attendees and 300 volunteers, the event raised nearly $30,000! The proceeds went to benefit the NC Children’s Hospital and Troop 39’s Scouting Programs.

The annual event is a super fun time for both kids and parents: kids of all ages are able to get up close and personal with over 70 different kinds of trucks, cars, and emergency vehicles. This year, there were fire trucks, ambulances, race cars, buses, construction trucks, and even a helicopter to touch!

In addition to the many cool vehicles that were available to look through, there was an amazing Kid Zone, filled with Kidzu activities, inflatable slides, face painting, and a card making station to make cards for kids in the NC Children’s Hospital. Southern Village Pediatric Dentistry set up a booth too, and offered great monster-themed bean bag toss games – and the boards were hand-made by Dr. Hardin and her kids!


Food Truck Alley was present, with many delicious food trucks offering scrumptious snacks and ice cream. There was entertainment too, from the award-winning Bouncing Bull Dogs and a demonstration from Neil’s Taekwondo. In addition to ticket sales, many local businesses sponsored the event’s silent auction, which earned a substantial amount for the NC Children’s Hospital.

Touch-A-Truck was hosted by Boy Scout Troop 39. While the majority of the proceeds are donated to the NC Children’s Hospital, the remains are to be used for Troop 39’s scouting activities and programs. Troop 39 is one of the oldest continuously chartered Scout Troops in the US, many Troop 39 scouts achieve Eagle Scout, and the Troop performs thousands of hours of community service.

We’ll see you at Touch-A-Truck 2018!

Contact Southern Village Pediatric Dentistry

If you want more information about Touch-A-Truck or other local events that Southern Village Pediatric Dentistry sponsors, or if you’re interested in a dental appointment for your child, contact us at 919-967-2773 or request an appointment.

Dr. Katie Payne, DDS 

Southern Village Pediatric Dentistry is excited and proud to announce that Dr. Katie Payne, DDS will be joining our team July 17th, 2017! Dr. Katie is no stranger to the Southern Village Pediatric Dentistry staff as she started her journey in pediatric dentistry working with us for 3 years in 2008 as she finished her bachelor's and began dental school.

Dr. Katie completed both her bachelor’s degree and dental school training at UNC-Chapel Hill and completed her pediatric dentistry residency at Ohio State University. Over her many years of expertise and training, Dr. Katie has always loved working with children and is committed to compassionate treatment of not just the mouth, but the person.

Dr. Katie and Dr. Hardin have worked together for several years and continue to strive for excellence in care for their patients. In addition to sharing a passion for pediatric dentistry and ensuring that their patients are well-informed, both Dr. Hardin and Dr. Katie are passionate and deeply invested in their patients’ health and the practice.

As this transition approaches us here at Southern Village Pediatric Dentistry in Chapel Hill, we want to make sure that patients and parents are aware of a newer face in the office. We always strive to make sure that our patients have a fun, painless, educational experience when they visit and so we feel that it is important for your child to meet and get to know both doctors. This means even better care for your child’s oral health as both of our doctors will have familiarity with your child’s needs.

Additionally, this means that our practice can continue to thrive and grow – we will be able to offer more appointment availability and more hours in order to give our patients the best care available. In the fall, we’ll be hosting an open house in appreciation of our patients and to better get to know Dr. Katie.


Contact Southern Village Pediatric Dentistry with Questions

Do you have questions about the upcoming changes? We’ve got answers! Please feel free to contact us by calling 919-967-2773 or requesting an appointment.