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Santa Maria Pediatric Restorative Dentist

Fixing dental problems for a lifetime of smiles.

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

Treat cavities and other oral health issues comfortably

While good oral hygiene and routine preventive care go a long way towards keeping your child’s mouth healthy, it does not mean that nothing else can go wrong.

Tooth decay, facial injuries, and tooth development problems can all cause oral health complications that should be addressed. With restorative dentistry services from Mariposa Pediatric Dentistry, we can help your child restore their teeth to their natural state to ensure proper tooth and gum development.

Benefits of investing in pediatric preventive dentistry for your child

  • Fixes tooth decay and impact injuries
  • Stops small problems before they become major issues
  • Guides proper development of your child’s teeth

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.

Pediatric restorative dentistry treatments

For healthy teeth and gums

During your child’s twice-yearly exam and cleaning, we’ll be looking for any problem areas that might require restorative treatments to fix. If we do recommend a restorative treatment for your child, Dr. Pedersen will review your options and expected outcomes to help you make the best choice for your family.

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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

How often does my child need to be checked for tooth decay?

We recommend twice-yearly cleanings and exams for most children. At these appointments, we’ll keep an eye out for any decay or signs of damage. The frequency of examination is based on cavity risk, so some children should be checked every three months, and others yearly.

Is restorative care covered by insurance?

While every insurance policy is different, most insurance plans cover at least a portion of restorative dentistry treatments. Contact us for full details of your coverage.

If my child has damage or decay in a baby tooth, does it still need to be fixed?

Even if a tooth will eventually fall out, it is often still beneficial to fix decay or damage to avoid pain and infection, and keep your child’s adult teeth developing properly and the rest of their body healthy.

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. We’re proud to welcome all families into 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 give you an update on your child’s health and always provide education on the best ways to keep your child’s teeth healthy and developing correctly.

As your Santa Maria pediatric restorative dentist, you can trust Dr. Pedersen to help guide the proper development of your child’s teeth.

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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