Welcome to Five Cities Pediatric Dental Group & Orthodontics!  Serving Arroyo Grande, Pismo Beach, Grover Beach, Nipomo, Oceano and surrounding communities in San Luis Obispo and northern Santa Barbara counties since 2011.  We specialize in pediatric dentistry and orthodontics, providing comprehensive dental care for infants, children and teenagers of the Central Coast.  We understand that each child is unique, and customize our approach to patients based on their needs and comfort level.  Using modern technology, we scientifically assess each child’s risk for dental decay and develop individualized strategies for cavity prevention.  Our goal is to offer a comfortable, compassionate and friendly environment in which to promote optimal oral health for children and teenagers.

Did you know that the American Academy of Pediatrics and the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommend a visit to the pediatric dentist at around 1 year of age?  Now is a great time to make an appointment for your child.  We offer pediatric dentistry services with a gentle touch for children of all ages, not only filling cavities, but  with an  emphasis on prevention.  We look forward to meeting you and your children!

Need even more incentive?  Check out the top five reasons you should visit us today.

1)  We’re local!

Five Cities Pediatric Dental Group & Orthodontics is conveniently located directly beside northbound Route 101 in Pismo Beach, approximately one mile from Judkins Middle School.  So, no matter where you live in the Five Cities area — Pismo Beach, Arroyo Grande, Grover Beach, Nipomo, or Oceano — we’re just a short drive away.   Our convenient location next to the 101 freeway makes our office easily accessible for our patients living in San Luis Obispo or Santa Maria.  Plenty of free parking is available!  We are proud to be a locally owned, family-run business with lifelong ties to the Central Coast.

2)  Pediatric dentistry is a specialized field.

Our pediatric dentists are residency trained, board-certified specialists.  Children’s dentistry is more than just caring for little teeth.  The total child needs to be considered, not only with regards to dental health, but also from a psychological and developmental standpoint.  Our pediatric dentists are uniquely qualified to provide this care, having completed a 27 month advanced training program after dental school focused exclusively upon the dental management of children.  We also have training in caring for children and adolescents with special health care needs.  In short – pediatric dentistry is our niche!  We would love to help your child start life with great oral health.

3)  Convenience for your family’s busy lives.

In planning our office, we also considered the busy parent-child schedule.  We offer both orthodontics and pediatric dentistry all in one convenient location.  No need to drive back and forth between the orthodontist and dentist offices… we can provide both specialty services in one convenient location.  Additionally, our orthodontist is also a pediatric dentist, which gives her a unique perspective on management of the developing smile.

4)  Yes, we accept insurance!

We never want the cost of dentistry for children or orthodontic services to stand in the way of optimal oral health for your family.  To that end, we are providers for many dental insurance companies and make the claims process as simple as possible for parents.  Check your insurance provider directory for our dentists’ names, and please give us a call if your insurance doesn’t list us!  For our patients without dental insurance, we are often able to apply significant discounts on our services… please call our office for more details.  You may be surprised to know that taking your child to a specialist in pediatric dentistry doesn’t necessarily mean a higher price tag compared to a general dentist.

5)  We love kids! 

Providing children with the best orthodontic and pediatric dentistry services is our goal.  We know that visiting the dentist can be a scary experience, and we strive to create a friendly, soothing environment.  Details such as an open floor plan, eye-catching themed murals, and overhead TV monitors ensure that your child will feel at ease.  At Five Cities Pediatric Dental Group & Orthodontics, kids have fun and you can relax knowing your child is in the best professional hands.

So, what are you waiting for?  Make an appointment today.  We’re excited to meet you and your children and to help them start a lifetime of good oral health.