by JENNIFER FRAKES | office photos provided by 4S Pediatric Dentistry

Calling All Kids!

On Feb. 6, 2013, Drs. Mauseth, Pham, and Grant opened the doors of 4S Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics to local families. They were joined by Dr. Lugtu later that year. “We appreciate the warm welcome we received, and we value the opportunity to give back to this extraordinary community,” said Dr. Chris Pham. The office is a child-focused practice, with a warm, friendly, professional atmosphere. The practice offers features such as stroller-friendly areas, headsets at each dental chair and flat-mounted TVs for children to enjoy during their visit. In addition, the office embraces technology that makes the patient experience more comfortable and less invasive, including child-size X-rays and child-friendly instruments and equipment.


Drs. Pham, Mauseth, and Grant also opened Carmel Valley Pediatric Dentistry in 2006, as well as the brand new Encinitas Pediatric Dentistry in July 2016. According to Dr. Pham, having two specialties at the same location offers parents more convenience and flexibility when scheduling their appointments, as well as the ability to provide a higher level of comprehensive dental care. Drs. Mauseth, Pham, Grant, and Lugtu are also dedicated to educating their patients and their parents in preventative oral health care. “We consider all appropriate treatment options and try to present the most conservative plans when possible,” related Dr. Pham.

“I love making kids smile and creating a fun and relaxing environment for their dental visit.” ~ Dr. Kimberly Lugtu

All four doctors are excited to offer the same comprehensive approach to children’s dental care in the community of 4S Ranch. “We have always appreciated the time our families have taken to travel to Carmel Valley. We are proud to be able to extend the same great  values of the Carmel Valley practice to the convenient 4S Ranch location,” stated Dr. Pham.



cs_lugtuDr. Kimberly Lugtu

Dr. Lugtu is a native of San Diego where she grew up in Rancho Penasquitos. Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry. Dr. Lugtu is currently a member of the California Society of Pediatric Dentistry, American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, American Dental Association, and American Board of Pediatric Dentistry. She and her husband, Brian, love traveling, spending time with family and friends, and playing with her dog, Mochi.

cs_phamDr. Chris Pham

Dr. Pham is a Board Certified pediatric dentist who comes from a family of dentists, all of whom practice in Northern California. “I enjoy watching the kids grow up and watching their smiles mature,” related Dr. Pham.

cs_grantDr. Richard Grant

“I remember the day I got my braces off. I want every patient to have that same glow,” declared Dr. Grant. He is a Board Certified pediatric orthodontist, and while he focuses his practice on children, he also treats adult patients who want to improve their smile.

cs_mausethDr. Spencer Mauseth

“I love the science and art of dentistry, and I am committed to helping improve people’s lives,” said Dr. Mauseth. He is a board certified pediatric dentist who resides in the community of 4S Ranch with his wife and their five children.


4S-Pediatric_LogoName of Business: 4S Pediatric Dentistry
Owner/Manager: Spencer Mauseth DDS, Chris Pham DDS,
Grant DDS MS

Year of Establishment: 2013
Address: 16918 Dove Canyon Road, Suite 203,
San Diego, CA 92127

Email Contact:
Phone: 858-451-KIDS (5437)
Description of Business: Comprehensive dental care and orthodontics in a friendly atmosphere in a state of the art facility. The practice offers digital radiology, laser treatment, tooth-colored fillings, and sedation, while working hard to provide the community with a healthy smile.