The Best Smile for Your Child

Choosing a dentist for your child is no small task. Your child deserves the best smile that modern technology has to offer. While most modern offices have TVs over dental chairs and fun playrooms to let your child know it’s a kid-friendly place, there are other attributes to look for to ensure your child’s office delivers the best care around.

Is the office dentist a member of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentists? Dentists typically undergo four years of training after college. Pediatric dentists attain a specialty degree over the course of an additional two to three years of residency. Children’s teeth aren’t just small versions of big teeth, so understanding growth and development is critical. Treatment choices also affect the adult teeth coming in. Pediatric specialist offices use the latest child-specific techniques and materials that make the process not only more comfortable for your child but also better customized for young needs.


Look for an office with a board certified doctor. This designation has even more distinction amongst specialized pediatric dentists. It means they have completed rigorous oral and written tests, keeping up with the most current research on a yearly basis.

Most importantly, make sure you feel comfortable with the staff and doctor. Comfort and trust allow proper communication when making choices for your child’s care. Call for a meet-and-greet tour so you and your child can familiarize yourselves with the office.



Dr. Chris Pham
4S Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics
16918 Dove Canyon Road #203
San Diego, CA 92127