Now Accepting New Patients

Santa Maria Pediatric Preventive Dentist

The foundation of a lifetime of smiles

Preventive & restorative pediatric dental services

General anesthesia and no injection cavity treatment available

Spanish speaking pediatric dentist & staff

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

Personalized cleanings, exams, and many other preventive treatments for kids

There’s no better way to ensure optimal health for your child than staying on top of pediatric preventive dental care.

While brushing teeth and flossing go a long way towards maintaining a healthy mouth, professional teeth cleanings remove plaque and tartar from your child’s teeth, reducing the likelihood of cavities. Comprehensive exams make sure that small issues are caught before they become big ones.

Benefits of investing in pediatric preventive dentistry for your child

  • Reduces likelihood of advanced oral health issues
  • Prevents cavities from developing
  • Oral health education for you and your child

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.

Preventive Dentistry Treatments

For healthy teeth and gums

We recommend that parents bring their children into our dental office every 6 months for a thorough exam, professional cleaning, and x-rays (once a year). Dr. Pedersen will let you know if anything seems amiss in your child’s mouth, and will review all treatment options and help you make the best choice for your family.

Depending on your child’s age and oral health, we might recommend complementary preventive dentistry services to help maintain their oral health.

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    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.

    Preventive Dentistry FAQs

    When should my infant first see the dentist?

    We recommend scheduling an appointment for your child around their first birthday or once their first tooth comes in.

    Is preventive care covered by insurance?

    While every insurance policy is different, most insurance plans cover 100% of preventive dentistry treatments. Contact us for full details of your coverage.

    How often should my child see the dentist?

    We recommend that most children come in for an exam and cleaning twice a year, roughly 6 months apart.

    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

    Welcome to Mariposa Pediatric Dentistry. Our patients and their families are a part of our tight-knit community.

    We’re proud to not only offer convenient preventive dentistry services, but offer it in a comforting and encouraging environment. At your child’s appointment, we’ll take time to provide education on the best ways to keep your child’s teeth healthy and developing correctly.

    As your Santa Maria pediatric preventive dentist, you can trust Dr. Pedersen to help encourage the development of your child’s teeth and keep them healthy.

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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