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Santa Maria Denti-Cal Dentist

Access the dental services you need, when you need it

Preventive & restorative pediatric dental services

General anesthesia and minimally invasive cavity treatment available

Spanish speaking pediatric dentist & staff

Pediatric preventive dentist in Santa Maria accepting Denti-Cal

What is Denti-Cal?

It’s important to maintain proper oral and dental health — especially when it comes to our children. But dental care can be expensive. That’s where Denti-Cal comes in.

Denti-Cal is a special program within California’s Medicaid program (known as Medi-Cal) that makes important dental services affordable and accessible to everyone who needs them. Denti-Cal is financed by the State of California and the federal government, and operates as a public health insurance program to provide health care services for those who need it most. The many benefits offered through Denti-Cal can help with taking good care of you and your children’s precious teeth and gums.

Denti-Cal covers many dental services, including:

  • EExaminations, x-rays, and teeth cleanings
  • EEmergency services for pain relief
  • ETooth extractions
  • EFluoride treatments
  • EDental fillings
  • ERoot canal treatments
  • EPeriodontal maintenance
  • EComplete and partial dentures
  • EOrthodontics (for children)

Did you know?

Denti-Cal and most dental insurances cover 100% of most pediatric preventive dentistry treatments? Contact us to learn more about your specific coverage.

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.

Considering your options

Why Mariposa is a good option for people with Denti-Cal

Did you know that we are the only local pediatric dental specialists in the area accepting Denti-Cal? That’s right — along with our networks with most PPO dental insurances, Mariposa accepts patients with Denti-Cal, helping you make the most affordable and effective decisions for your dental health.

Denti-Cal FAQs

What can Denti-Cal help me with?

We all know that medical services are crucial to good health; but more often than not, the cost of those treatments make us hesitate to do the best thing for our families. Denti-Cal is a public health insurance program that allows you to access dental services you might otherwise not be able to afford.

Can I get more information about how Mariposa Pediatric Dentistry works with Denti-Cal?

We’re proud to tell you that Mariposa Pediatric Dentistry is the only local pediatric dental specialists accepting Denti-Cal. For more information on what exactly that means and how we can help you, contact us for full details of your coverage.

Who is eligible for Denti-Cal?

If you fall into one or more of the following categories, you may qualify for Denti-Cal:

  • Having a family income that reaches the ​138% poverty level
  • Blind, or otherwise disabled
  • Under 21
  • Pregnant
  • In a skilled nursing or intermediate care home
  • On refugee status

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

All Families Welcome

At Mariposa Pediatric Dentistry, we’re proud to offer a comfortable dentistry experience to all families in our community.

We offer a full range of restorative and preventive services in a comforting and encouraging environment. At your child’s appointment, we’ll provide an update on their oral health and fill you in on any recommended treatments, including pediatric sedation dentistry.

You can trust Dr. Pedersen to provide a comfortable and encouraging oral health experience.

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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