by JENNIFER FRAKES| photos by Michael Bielecki

At Elite Pediatric Dentistry, Dr. Femme Ambrosio and her staff strive to create a positive experience for every patient, every day. “We are a small boutique practice and are focused on each family’s needs. We encourage open communication and take time to explain prevention plans, treatment and procedure options and finances,” described Dr. Ambrosio, Board Certified Pediatric Dentist. Elite Pediatric Dentistry provides comprehensive dental care to children of all ages, from infants to young adults, as well as children with special health care needs.

According to Dr. Ambrosio, having a boutique, or small-scale, practice allows her to spend the time necessary to ensure that children and parents have a positive experience and receive the best possible care. She understands that each child is unique and must be treated as such, which is an important aspect of a child’s overall health. “Our patient and caring staff understands that it is important to get to know each child individually and time must be spent with both them and their family during each visit. The goal is to establish a trusting relationship that leads to easier dental visits and better oral health,” explained Dr. Ambrosio.


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Located in the new 4S Health Center on Dove Canyon Road, a significant aspect of creating a welcoming environment is the lay-out of the office space. “A lot of thought was put into the planning of the practice. I wanted a small practice so that I can provide the best care I can to all of my families. I never want a parent or child to feel overlooked or rushed,” related Dr. Ambrosio. Parents are welcome in the treatment rooms, all of which are private and not in an open setting with other families. The office is an esthetically modern environment that is inviting to children of all ages as well as parents.

For Dr. Ambrosio and her staff, staying up-to-date on technology is a vital part of assessing and delivering complete oral health. The office has child-size digital x-ray equipment that decreases radiation exposure, as well as a computer-controlled tooth anesthesia device that increases patient comfort. A children’s reception area with books and games, overhead flat-screen monitors and a prize wheel allow for a fun experience for the child.

We are a small boutique practice and are focused on each family’s needs.  We encourage open communication and take time to explain prevention plans, treatment and procedure options and finances.” 

~Dr. Ambrosio


It is the friendly and compassionate staff at Elite Pediatric Dentistry that truly sets the practice apart. Dr. Ambrosio has worked in various pediatric dental offices throughout the country and learned a great deal from each experience. When she decided to open her own practice, she sought to hire not only people who had knowledge and the skill set, but also had the personality and determination to provide the best care to patients. “From the moment a parent calls to schedule an appointment to the time a family walks out the door, they are treated with care,” said Dr. Ambrosio.


Dr. Ambrosio is a native San Diegan and a mother, both of which she feels serve her well in her practice. “As a mother, I understand the needs of families. I want parents to be happy with the quality of care that their children are receiving. Many of my patients are the children of people who I’ve known since childhood. I am thankful to the parents, friends, colleagues and old classmates who put their trust in me,” related Dr. Ambrosio.


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