by JENNIFER FRAKES | photos provided by 4S Pediatric Dentistry

Calling All Kids!

4S Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics Brings Kid-Friendly Dental Care to 4S Ranch

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 and Grant also have practices in Carmel Valley (Carmel Valley Pediatric Dentistry) that opened in 2006, and Drs. Spencer and Grant opened Encinitas Pediatric Dentistry in July 2016 to bring the same great service to those who live or work in Encinitas. 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.

Meet the Team

cs_4spediatric_lugtuDr. Kimberly Lugtu, D.D.S.
Dr. Lugtu is a native of San Diego where she grew up in Rancho Peñasquitos. 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_4spediatric_grantDr. Richard Grant, D.D.S., M.S.
“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_4spediatric_phamDr. Chris Pham, D.D.S.
Dr. Pham, D.D.S., 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_4spediatric_mausethDr. Spencer Mauseth, D.D.S.
“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 the community of 4S Ranch with his wife and their five children.



Name of Business: 4S Pediatric Dentistry
Owners: Spencer Mauseth, D.D.S., Chris Pham, D.D.S., Richard Grant, D.D.S., M.S.
Year of Establishment: 2013
Address: 16918 Dove Canyon Rd., Suite 203, San Diego, CA 92127
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.