As a pediatric dentist, I am passionate about educating and motivating children and parents about oral health. This ensures they are prepared to prevent dental disease and enjoy a lifetime of wonderful smiles.
I am equally as passionate about providing a safe and calm space for children, where each knows they are heard, valued, and the most important person in the room. My team and I care for every child as an individual, gently and patiently, with respect for each little one’s emotional, mental, and physical needs and comfort.
By earning a child’s trust, we are able to build a connection with them. That allows us to teach them about their dental health and overall wellness, guiding them to develop lifelong good habits.
I want my patients to “graduate” from our practice with healthy teeth and bright smiles, and the knowledge and confidence needed to maintain optimal oral health as adults!
~ Dr. Carl Trout
Dr. Carl Trout grew up in Cheyenne, in the Rocky Mountain region of Wyoming. He attended the University of Wyoming, graduating with a Bachelor of Science, and was accepted at the University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Dentistry. In 2007, he was awarded his Doctorate of Dental Surgery (DDS) and graduated with High Distinction.
While his wife Kia was completing medical school, and an internal medicine and pediatrics residency, Dr. Trout practiced general dentistry for four years. During that time, he realized how much he enjoyed caring for younger patients, and the importance of keeping kids’ cavity-free while teaching them to prevent decay and dental disease. He returned to school, at the University of Nebraska Medical Center Children’s Hospital in Omaha, for his pediatric dentistry residency.
Continuing Education, Professional Affiliations, and Activities
Through active and ongoing education and training, Dr. Trout stays current on the newest research, technology, and treatment guidelines in order to provide the best care and outcome.
Dr. Trout is a member of and board-certified by the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry and a member of the American and North Dakota Dental associations. Through these organizations, Dr. Trout learns from leading researchers and practitioners. By constantly increasing his knowledge, skills, and services, he ensures each child receives high-quality treatment, using advanced techniques and materials, for the ideal experience and results.
In addition to being in private practice, Dr. Trout volunteers his services with Give Kids a Smile and the Red River Dental Access Clinic.
Outside the Office
Dr. Trout resides in Fargo with his wife Kia and their dog, Mavis. In his spare time, he enjoys skiing, hiking, running, hunting, fishing, and playing golf, as well as reading.