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Best Pediatric Dentists in San Diego

Below is a list of the top and leading Pediatric Dentists in San Diego. To help you find the best pediatric dentist located near you in San Diego, our team at Kev’s Best put together our own list based on this rating points list.

The top rated Pediatric Dentists in San Diego are:

  • Via Cuisa – Children’s Dentistry of San Diego
  • Cynthia Jackson – Scripps Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics
  • Parvathi K. Pokala – Brsh+Flss Pediatric Dentistry
  • Nazli Keri – The Super Dentists
  • Chris L. Pham – Carmel Valley Pediatric Dentistry
Via Cuisa
Via Cuisa – Children’s Dentistry of San Diego

Dr. Cuisia graduated from dental school at the University of the Philippines in 1994. She obtained a certificate of Externship in Pediatric Dentistry at Philippine Children’s Medical Center in 1995. In 2000, Dr. Cuisia completed her Pediatric Dentistry Residency at the Louisiana State University, New Orleans. After residency, she then became a fellow at University of Maryland at Baltimore for 2 years where she provided care to children in underserved areas of Maryland. She also taught the residents and dental students at UMB. Her clinical research on pulpotomies (baby root canal treatments) was published in the Journal of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry in 2001. Dr. Cuisia is a Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry. Dr. Cuisia has been in private practice in San Diego since 2002. She has provided dental care exclusively to infants, children and teens for more than 10 years. She is a senior staff member at Rady Children’s Hospital.


Nitrous Oxide, Oral Conscious Sedation, General Anesthesia


Address: 10717 Camino Ruiz #103, San Diego, CA 92126
Phone: (858) 536-1111


So far, so good. They were very efficient about following up on our appointment and handling paperwork efficiently and swiftly. The appointment went very quickly as well. Thank you.” – Mei-Ling D

Another amazing experience, my son looks forward to his check up every 6 months. Yamel has great skills to calm kids of all ages. Front staff is always friendly and efficient.” – Maria Solorzano

Scripps Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics

Cynthia Jackson
Cynthia Jackson – Scripps Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics

Dr. Cindi is an Ohio native who has been practicing orthodontics for more than 25 years, with over 20 of those serving the residents of San Diego County. She received her dental degree from the prestigious Ohio State University School of Dentistry and went on to the University of Louisville for her advanced training in orthodontics. Dr. Cindi has been recognized for her research and publications in oral health and orthodontics. She has also held multiple leadership roles in local, state, and national orthodontic and dental associations. She has served on the Board of the San Diego County Dental Society and the San Diego Academy of Orthodontists. Her gentle demeanor, extensive experience, and advanced continuing education make her an amazing provider at Scripps Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics.


Specialized Care, Preventive Care, Emergency Care, Filling & Crowns, Laser Dentistry, Sedation, Invisalign, Clear Braces, 3D Low Radiation Imaging


Address: 9840 Hibert St b4, San Diego, CA 92131
Phone: (858) 693-5677


“Love this dental office! The staff is great with kids, and the office is designed to keep them entertained. Dr. J is very personable. I highly recommend.” – Corinne Michel

Great care! Everyone was so friendly and I loved getting treatment here for so many years! I’m at their nearby office for older kids now and the quality is just as amazing.” – Ashley Nguyen

Brsh+Flss Pediatric Dentistry

Parvathi K. Pokala
Parvathi K. Pokala – Brsh+Flss Pediatric Dentistry

Dr. Pokala has always had a passion for teaching and believes that it is important to educate and mentor the next generation of pediatric dentists. Therefore, it was only natural for her to help develop and start the first pediatric dental residency training program in San Diego at Rady Children’s Hospital in 2003.

Throughout her career, Dr. Pokala has been involved in several leadership roles. She is a past president of the College of Diplomates of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry, past Director of the Anderson Center for Dental Care at Rady Children’s Hospital and current Treasurer of the San Diego County Dental Society.

Lastly, Dr. Pokala is dedicated to volunteering her services to those less fortunate and has traveled to Ensenada, Mexico, for several years to provide dental care to children born with cleft lip and palate.


Flouride Treatment, Digital Radiographs, Sealants, Tooth-Colored Fillings, Silver Fillings, Stainless Steel Crowns, Tooth Colored Crowns, Extractions, Pulp Therapy, Space Maintainers/”Interceptive” Orthodontic Treatment, Dental Emergencies, Sedation Dentistry, Post-Operative Instructions


Address: 7189 Navajo Rd suite a, San Diego, CA 92119
Phone: (619) 485-1200


“Professional and friendly service. The hygienist is extremely nice and helpful. Highly recommended.” – Noor Alani

I love this dentistry. The staff is always so welcoming and they all work great with my kid. On top of it they explain everything before doing something. Each time I’m in there they always offer new tips or what I could try differently to get better results. Their preventive care to cavities is amazing. Dr. Pokala is the best. She is always asking how everyone in my family is doing and how our vacation time is going or how my schooling is going. I encourage people to go here for their kids.” – Cassia Fabiana

The Super Dentists

Nazli Keri
Nazli Keri – The Super Dentists

Dr. Keri received her undergraduate degree from the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) and was awarded her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree in 1994 from the University of Southern California (USC). She completed her post-doctoral residency training at USC where she received a Certificate in Pediatric Dentistry.

Caring for the unique dental needs of children and adolescents can be rewarding and demanding. Understanding this, Dr. Keri successfully combines her skillful talent in helping patients feel at ease with the required training necessary to provide the best dental care for your children.


Checkups, Teeth Cleaning, Flouride, Fillings, Crowns, Extractions, Cosmetic Dentistry, Preventative Orthodontics, Laser Dentistry, Sedation Dentistry, Wisdom Teeth, Digital Radiographs, Sterilization, Preventative Dentistry, Pulpotomy, Brushing & Flossing, Sealants


Address: 9737 Aero Dr #210, San Diego, CA 92123
Phone: (858) 336-8478


Elijah Was seen today by DDS: he was happy to hear 👂 his teeth are doing just fine. Thanks to our visit today Elijah has earned extra time Super kids points 💫” – Daughter of Hope

I love this office and their atmosphere and the front desk receptionist (Cea) was so helpful and so kind. I definitely recommend this office over the Caramel Valley one. I definitely will be referring friends and family 💗” – Shayla Harper

Carmel Valley Pediatric Dentistry

Chris L. Pham
Chris L. Pham – Carmel Valley Pediatric Dentistry

Dr. Chris L Pham is a Board Certified Pediatric Dentist serving the children of San Diego. He is a graduate, with honors, from The Dugoni School of Dentistry in San Francisco, where he continues his academic interest as a visiting Clinical Professor. Dr. Chris is also a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry and plays an active role in the California Dental Association, American Dental Association, and California Society of Pediatric Dentistry. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry, of only a few can claim in San Diego, CA. He is on staff at Scripps Hospital La Jolla.

Dr. Chris is actively involved in the dental community. He serves as a Chairman for the San Diego County Dental Society. He also serves on the Ethics Committee for the dental society. He continues in Academia as Adjunct Faculty at UCSD Medical School – Department of Preventative and Family Medicine. He is also affiliated with and an adviser to Point Loma Nazarene University, San Diego State University and UCLA. He is also a published author for his research in children’s dentistry.


Topical Flouride, Dental Sealants, Root Canal Treatment, Bonding, Orthodontics


Address: 12395 El Camino Real #218, San Diego, CA 92130
Phone: (858) 755-8282


Carmel Pediatric Dentistry is top notch in all aspects. The front desk staff remembers your family by name and makes you feel welcome from the time you walk in to the time you leave. Both the hygienists and dentists provide a level of care that is unmatched. We drive 70 miles one way, and I would probably drive 170, that is how wonderful they are!” – Brittany Spears

“Dr. Lee is a great dentist. Both her and her team of hygienists are wonderful with kids. We have been coming here for a few years and I trust them completely. My five year old asks for complete details before anything is done. They have amazing patience. I highly recommend them!” – marbriza garcia