by JENNIFER FRAKES

Calling All Kids!

Carmel Valley Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics is a child-focused practice, with a warm, friendly and professional atmosphere. “Dr. Grant and I opened the office in 2006 when we recognized the community needed a more comprehensive approach to children’s dental care,” said Dr. Pham. The two also welcomed Dr. Fard and Dr. Lugtu to the team in 2013.

The office offers board certified specialists in both pediatric dentistry and orthodontics, a distinction that requires two to three years additional training after dental school.

According to Dr. Pham, having two specialties at the same location offers parents more convenience and flexibility when scheduling their appointments. “We can also provide a higher level of comprehensive dental care, coordinating dental health needs with the growth of the jaws and bones,” explained Dr. Pham. The office embraces technology because it makes the patient experience more comfortable and less evasive. They use child-size x-rays and child-friendly instruments and equipment, as well as provide headsets at each dental chair and flat-mounted TVs for children to enjoy during their visit.

Carmel Valley Pediatric Dentistry is dedicated to educating their patients and their parents in preventative oral health care and to educating themselves on the latest technologies and equipment. “We only want what is best for our patients, and we really believe it shows. We work hard to ensure the comfort of our patients and strive to create a friendly environment that will have children wanting to come back,” related Dr. Pham.

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MEET THE TEAM

CarmelValleyChrisDr. Chris Pham, DDS

“I have a big family and have always loved working with kids. I enjoy watching the kids grow up and watching their smiles mature.”

 

 

 

CarmelValleyPeggyDr. Peggy Fard

“I love working with kids, watching them grow, and helping make the dental experience a more pleasant and fun experience for them.”

 

 

 

CarmelValleyRichardDr. Richard Grant, DDS MS

“I love making people smile. I remember the day I got my braces off. I want every patient to have that same glow.”

 

 

 

CarmelValleyKimberlyDr. Kimberly Lugtu

“I love making kids smile and creating fun and enjoyable memories of going to the dentist.”

 

 

 

At-A-Glance

Name of Business:
Carmel Valley Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics

Owners/Managers:
Chris Pham, DDS and Richard Grant, DDS, MS

Year of Establishment:
2006

Address:
12395 El Camino Real, Suite 218, San Diego, CA 92130

Website:
www.carmelvalleysmiles.com

Email Contact:
info@carmelvalleysmiles.com

Phone:
858-755-8282

Description:
Comprehensive dental care and orthodontics in a friendly atmosphere in a state of the art facility. Carmel Valley Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics offers digital radiology, laser treatment, tooth-colored fillings and sedation. Their office works hard to provide the community with a healthy smile.