Meet the Doctors
A pediatric dental degree requires an additional two years of study following the four-year dental degree. The special training allows pediatric dentists to provide the most up-to-date treatment for a wide variety of children’s dental problems.
Pediatric dentists are also trained to treat special patients who may have emotional, physical, or mental handicaps. We maintain state-of-the-art quality by attending numerous continuing education programs.
Steven Levitt D.D.S.
Dr. Levitt was born and raised in St. Louis. He graduated from University
City High School in 1962. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree from
Washington University of St. Louis in 1966. He was a part-time starter for
the varsity basketball team which made it to the NCAA quarter finals as a
He attended Washington University School of Dentistry and graduated in
1970, having achieved the Dean’s List his senior year. At dental school
he received the American Society of Dentistry for Children award and was
active in the Alpha Omega Dental Fraternity. His dental education
continued at The Children’s Hospital of Columbus, Ohio and The Ohio
State University in the department of Pediatric Dentistry. He served as
Co-Chief Resident and received a certificate in Pediatric Dentistry in 1972.
Dr. Levitt returned to St. Louis where he started his private practice in
1972. He was primary instructor for pre-clinical Pediatric Dentistry at
Washington University from 1972-1979 and attained the level of
Associate Professor of Dentistry.
Dr. Levitt and his wife Sharyn have daughters, Jennifer and Stephanie. In
his spare time, Dr. Levitt enjoys stamp collecting, hiking, needle work,
fishing, reading, watching TV, and spending time with his grandchildren.
Murray H. Appelbaum D.M.D
Dr. Appelbaum was born and raised in St.Louis. He graduated from
Horton Watkins High School in 1976. He attended the University of
Missouri-Columbia for three years.
Dr. Appelbaum graduated from Washington University School of Dental
Medicine in 1983. He completed the Pediatric Dental program at The
Children’s Hospital of Columbus, Ohio and The Ohio University. He
received a certificate in Pediatric Dentistry in 1985.
Dr. Appelbaum returned to St. Louis starting as an associate with Dr.
Levitt and later became partner in Dentistry for Children.
Dr. Appelbaum and his wife Gail have two children, Lauren and Andrew.
He enjoys collecting baseball cards, reading, and coaching athletics. He
is a Cardinal, Rams, and Blues fanatic. He enjoys spending time with his
Andrew J. Dill D.M.D.
Dr. Dill is a fun loving guy who was raised in a rural town in western
Kentucky. Here, he graduated from Muhlenberg South High School in
1998. He later received his Bachelor of Science degree in chemistry from
Murray State University.
Dr. Dill graduated from University of Louisville School of Dentistry in
2006. Afterward he completed a one year fellowship in special needs
dentistry at the Underwood and Lee Clinic and recently received his
pediatric certificate from the University of Tennessee-Memphis.
Dr. Dill and his wife, Tiffany, like traveling and new adventures. He enjoys
sports, fixing computers and is an avid sports memorabilia collector,
especially autographs from some of baseball’s all time greats.
Amy Varble D.M.D.
Dr. Varble grew up in Jerseyville, IL and graduated from Southern Illinois
University – Edwardsville with a Bachelor of Science in Biology in 2001.
Dr. Varble received her Doctorate of Dental Medicine from Southern
Illinois University School of Dental Medicine in 2005. Following
completion of dental school, Dr. Varble practiced general dentistry in the
St. Louis area for 4 years before specializing in pediatric dentistry.
Dr. Varble completed her pediatric specialty training at the University of
Louisville and Kosair Children’s hospital.
Dr. Varble and her husband, Dr. Zachary Varble, began calling St. Louis
home while Dr. Zachary Varble was completing his orthodontic training at
St. Louis University in 2006. Drs. Amy and Zachary have two children,
Calvin and Frances and a yellow lab, Annie. She enjoys reading, cooking,
running, and spending time with her family.