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Pediatric dentistry tailored to your child’s needs
At Mariposa Pediatric Dentistry, we are committed to providing individualized, quality care in a friendly and fun environment. We know that children and families are all unique, and tailor our approach to best fit each child.
We prioritize preventive dentistry and oral health education to help set your child up for optimal oral health now and into the future.
Personalized, high-quality care
Every child deserves dental care designed for them. We’ll listen to your concerns and provide honest recommendations for proven treatments that are right for your child.
All Families Welcome
We love working with families from all backgrounds and with a variety of unique needs, including children with special needs.
Modern minimally invasive treatments
We offer a full range of pediatric dentistry services in-office. One of our strengths is 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.
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.
Meet Your Pediatric Dentist
Anne Pedersen, DDS
Dr. Annie Pedersen grew up in Southern California and completed her Bachelor’s Degree in Mathematics at UCLA. She continued her studies at the University of Washington, where she earned a Masters Degree in Biostatistics, before returning to UCLA to become a dentist.
Following dental school, Dr. Pedersen completed 2 years of additional training at the Yakima Valley Farm Workers Clinic to earn her Pediatric Dentistry specialty certificate. During her second year of residency, she earned the Pugh award and the James Roche Award of Excellence from the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry.
Dr. Pedersen lives in San Luis Obispo with her husband and 2 young children. When she’s not working, she enjoys spending time with her family and gardening.
- Board Certified Pediatric Dentist
- Doctorate of Dental Surgery from the UCLA School of Dentistry
- Earned Pediatric Dentistry Specialty Certificate from NYU Langone at the Yakima Valley Farm Workers Clinic site
Meet Our Team
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.
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
Monday - Thursday: 8am - 4pm
Friday: 8am - 12pm
Saturday - Sunday: Closed