by MICHELLE TREMBLAY
photos by Tyler McElhaney

Creating Great Smiles for Children of All Ages

When Dr. Soudabeh Sharafi decided to establish her own dental practice she wanted its focus to be on oral health care of children and adolescents, with an emphasis on creating great smiles. “The motivation [to start my practice] was based on my education, from extensive training in children with dental cavities, and orthodontic training in children with all kinds of dental habits, kids with special needs and children with fears of dentists,” elaborated

Dr. Sharafi. With a degree from Tufts University School of Dental Medicine, a dental degree in pediatric dentistry, and several certifications on orthodontic treatment of children and teenagers, Dr. Sharafi opened Del Mar Pediatric & Adolescents Dental Group in 2006, and has since helped it to become a stand-out dental practice in 92130.

“I am very familiar with growth and development of children’s dentitions of all ages,” said Dr. Sharafi. Accepting patients as young as six-months-old, she and her team make an effort to help every patient feel comfortable. “Every member of my practice goes through extensive training to be able to perform their job in my office,” noted

DelMarPediatrics.DRDr. Sharafi. “Dental Assistants are certified in their field and they are super kind to our patients. They communicate very effectively to the children and we use a special method to communicate with our young children to ease their dental experience in our office.”

As for the parent’s experience, Dr. Sharafi replied, “We educate parents on the oral health of their children, spend time to go over their dental treatment needs, and doctor’s availability on emergency treatments. We offer various dental options on treating a child with special needs.”

The team at Del Mar Pediatric & Adolescents Dental Group is especially proud of its state-of-the-art facility. “From the beginning of our practice, we have implemented every possible equipment that makes the child comfortable,” explained Dr. Sharafi. “. . . TVs on the ceiling, and digital x-rays which reduces radiation 90% than the average x-ray machine. We have computerized anesthesia. We use the latest laser machine to ease the dental procedures for children.”

“Our state of the art dental offices in both Del Mar and Escondido locations provide Pediatric and Orthodontic services for children, teenagers and young adults. We even treat some of the parents of our children in our office too.”

Dr. Sharafi and her team maintain close ties to the community. “We have performed complimentary dental screenings and cleanings for underprivileged families with dental needs,” explained Dr. Sharafi. “We also raffle free dental services or a Sonicare tooth brush, as well as give tooth brushes to military troops.” Dr. Sharafi has even gone the extra mile, and participates every year in free dental clinics for children with no access to dental care.

At-A-Glance

DelMarPediatrics.LogoName of Practice: Del Mar Pediatric & Adolescents Dental Group
Owner/Lead Dentist: Dr. Soudabeh Sharafi
Years in Practice: 14
Year of Establishment: 2006
Address: 12750 Carmel Country Rd., Ste 215, San Diego, CA 92130
Website: www.delmarpedo.com
Email Contact: delmarpedo13@gmail.com
Phone: 858-259-1400
Description of Business: Del Mar Pediatric & Adolescents Dental Group focuses on early orthodontic treatment for patients as young as 6 years old and preventive oral care from infants to adulthood.