Now Accepting New Patients

Santa Maria Pediatric Dentist

Personalized dental care for children of all ages

Comprehensive pediatric dental treatments

General anesthesia & minimally invasive cavity treatments available

Spanish speaking pediatric dentist & staff

The only pediatric dental specialist in Santa Maria accepting Denti-Cal

Every child deserves a lifetime of smiles

At Mariposa Pediatric Dentistry, we make dentistry accessible and easy for all families. Dr. Anne Pedersen focuses on the needs of your unique child, and our entire staff works hard to make sure all kids feel comfortable in our dental office. Proven treatments, supportive care, and all the information you need to make the best choice for your child.

Dr. Pedersen is a specialist in Pediatric Dentistry. This means that she completed two additional years of residency training after dental school to become an expert in treating children.

Why you’ll love our pediatric dentist office

Personalized Care

Your child deserves honest dental care tailored to their needs. We’ll listen to your concerns and recommend proven treatments.

All Families Welcome

Our experienced Santa Maria pediatric dentist works with families of all backgrounds, including children with special needs.

Modern minimally invasive treatments

We offer a range of minimally invasive treatments, including the ability to treat cavities topically and without injections.

We Speak Spanish

Dr. Pedersen and most of our team speak Spanish fluently. We love working with Spanish-speaking families! Learn More.

Denti-Cal & most insurance accepted

We are in network with most PPO dental insurances, and are the only local pediatric dental specialist accepting Denti-Cal. Not sure if your specific plan is accepted? Contact us today for a complimentary benefits check.

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No insurance? We’ve got you covered.

We offer an in-house discount plan and payment plans to help you afford care.

Our in-house discount plan includes:


  • 2 comprehensive exams and cleanings per year, including any needed x-rays
  • Discounts on any needed treatment

Hear from our patients


A really amazing experience! Dr. Pederson was so nice and welcoming. I am definitely excited to bring my kids back here in 6 months! Thank you Mariposa Pediatric Dentistry!

– Jasmine V.

Our Services

Preventive Dentistry

Best for maintaining healthy teeth and gums.


  • Dental cleaning
  • Comprehensive exams
  • Digital x-rays
  • Fluoride treatment
  • Dental sealant
  • Interceptive orthodontics
  • Space maintainers

Restorative Treatments

Best for fixing tooth decay or lost teeth.


  • Dental fillings
  • White anterior crowns
  • Extractions
  • Pulpotomy
  • Root canals
  • Stainless steel crowns
  • Space maintainers
  • Nitrous oxide
  • General anesthesia

Getting started at Mariposa Pediatric Dentistry is easy.

What’s included in the first appointment?


  • Comprehensive exam
  • Dental cleaning
  • Any needed x-rays
  • Fluoride treatment
  • Guidance on proper oral health at-home care
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Meet Your Pediatric Dentist

Anne Pedersen, DDS

  • Board Certified Pediatric Dentist
  • Doctorate of Dental Surgery from the UCLA School of Dentistry
  • Earned Pediatric Dentistry Specialty Certificate at the Yakima Valley Farm Workers Clinic
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I believe strongly in empowering patients and their parents to make the right choices to keep teeth healthy. At your child’s appointment, I’ll always lay out treatment options fully, answering questions and providing the information you need to make the right choice for your family.

We’ll also discuss how at-home care, including the food your child eats, affects your child’s dental health.

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Our Office

1414 S Miller St Suite J
Santa Maria, CA 93454

Get Directions

Call (805) 922-9626


Monday - Thursday: 8am - 4pm

Friday: 8am - 12pm

Saturday - Sunday: Closed

Now Welcoming New Patients