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Santa Maria Pediatric

Nurturing healthy smiles with gentle precision

Preventive & restorative pediatric dental services

General anesthesia and minimally invasive treatments

Spanish speaking pediatric dentist & staff

Pediatric special needs dentist in Santa Maria accepting Denti-Cal

Gentle restorations, lasting smiles

Mariposa Pediatric Dentistry prioritizes minimally invasive pediatric dental restorations to safeguard your child’s oral health. Our approach focuses on preserving the natural tooth structure while effectively addressing dental issues precisely. By embracing the latest in dental technology and techniques, we ensure that your child receives gentle and effective care.

Benefits of minimally invasive dental restorations

  • Preservation of natural tooth structure: We prioritize saving as much of your child’s healthy tooth as possible.
  • Reduced discomfort: Minimized interventions often result in less discomfort during and after the procedure.
  • Faster recovery: With less invasive techniques, recovery times are typically quicker.
  • Long-term oral health: Minimally invasive treatments contribute to maintaining optimal oral health over the long term.
Did you know: Many dental insurance plans, and Denti-Cal, cover minimally invasive pediatric dental restorations? Contact us to explore your coverage options.

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.

Advancing care with minimally invasive techniques

Minimally invasive dental restoration is an art that requires precision and expertise. Our dedicated team, led by Dr. Pedersen, employs the latest advancements in dental technology to ensure that your child’s smile is restored with care and precision.

Our commitment to minimally invasive techniques extends to various treatments, including:


Dental sealants are thin coatings applied to the chewing surfaces of molars and premolars to prevent decay. They create a barrier that protects the teeth from bacteria and acids.

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Composite Fillings:

Composite resin fillings are tooth-colored restorations used to treat cavities. They bond directly to the tooth, requiring less removal of healthy tooth structure compared to traditional amalgam fillings.

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Silver Diamine Fluoride (SDF):

SDF is a liquid that we apply to cavities to stop their progression. It contains silver particles that kill bacteria and fluoride to promote remineralization. It is a non-invasive approach to managing early cavities in primary teeth.

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Stainless Steel Crowns:

We use stainless steel crowns to restore severely decayed or damaged primary teeth. These prefabricated crowns cover the entire tooth, providing protection and maintaining function.

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Pulp Therapy:

Pulp therapy can to save your child’s tooth when its pulp begins to decay or become infected. The process is similar to a root canal but performed on primary or immature permanent teeth.

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Preventive Orthodontics:

Early intervention with preventive orthodontic treatments, such as space maintainers, may prevent the need for more extensive and invasive procedures in the future.

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Pediatric minimally invasive restorations FAQs

What treatments are considered minimally invasive?

Minimally invasive treatments encompass a range of procedures, including sealants, composite fillings, and advanced microscopic dentistry.

Is minimally invasive dentistry suitable for every child?

Our experienced team assesses each child individually to determine the most suitable and effective treatment plan, ensuring personalized care.

How long does recovery take after minimally invasive procedures?

In most cases, recovery is swift, with minimal discomfort. Our team provides detailed post-procedure care instructions to ensure a smooth recovery process.

More questions?

Call (805) 922-9626 to speak with our team and address any specific questions you may have about minimally invasive pediatric dental restorations.

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 update them on their oral health and fill you in on any recommended treatments, minimally invasive treatments.

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

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