Parent’s Corner


Frequently Asked Questions

Is there a difference between a family dentist and a pediatric dentist?

Pediatric dentists undergo two additional years of specialty training after dental school and are considered to be the pediatricians of dentistry. We understand that children require an individualized approach to manage their behavior, address their treatment needs and monitor their growth and development.

What age do you start seeing children?

The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD) and the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommend scheduling your child’s first dental visit by their first birthday. During this visit, we offer advice on how to raise a cavity free child. With this goal in mind, the initial consultation is offered complimentary for children up to 18 months of age.

Why are baby teeth so important?

Primary, or “baby,” teeth are important for many reasons. Not only do they help children speak clearly and chew their food, they also aid in forming a path that permanent teeth can follow when they are ready to erupt.

My child may be nervous. How can you help?

From our child friendly environment to our kind and loving team, everything is specifically designed to put your child at ease. We take the time to establish trust and guide our patients every step of the way. We strive to make every visit positive and rewarding for your child.

Can I stay with my child during their visit?

In our practice, parents are encouraged to stay in the room throughout the entire procedure if they wish to do so. Our goal is to work together to create an individualized approach to ensure an enjoyable experience for the entire family.

How does your office reduce radiation exposure?

When it comes to radiographic exposure, we believe less is more. In our practice, there is no such thing as routine dental x-rays. The dental x-rays we recommend are determined on an individual basis. When radiographs are indicated, we minimize radiation exposure by using the latest digital radiographic equipment, and covering your child with protective lead barriers and thyroid collar.

How safe are the dental materials you use in your practice?

We are proud to say that all of our materials are of the highest quality.
To protect our young patients our office is mercury free, BPA free, and latex free.

Our mission is to care for our young patients like they are a part of our family.

Call us today to meet our kind and friendly team.


1401 Avocado Avenue, Suite 507

Newport Beach, California 92660

We are conveniently located across from Fashion Island in the Newport Center Medical Plaza.