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Developing smiles need support to stay healthy and strong throughout these formative years, and Dr. Sam wants to partner with your family every step of the way. She goes the extra mile to help young patients have enjoyable, positive experiences at the dentist’s office, offering several valuable benefits that you won’t find at the office of just any pediatric dentist near Rancho Bernardo.

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A Caring Mother
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As both a parent and a children’s dentist near Rancho Bernardo, Dr. Sam has firsthand knowledge of how difficult it can be to juggle the various health needs of children over time. That is why she has worked so hard to create a comfortable and calm environment here at Bright Pediatric Smiles! As a Board-Certified Pediatric Dentist, she has demonstrated her commitment to continuing education. She possesses an exceptional amount of knowledge that parents can feel confident about. Her patient and gentle demeanor will be a great fit for your son or daughter, whether they’ve just gotten their first tooth or are preparing to attend college soon.

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"Dr. Sam and the office are wonderful. Dr. Sam is knowledgeable and fantastic with kids, while the office is clean and welcoming. The moment you walk in, you’re greeted with an office that is bright, cheerful, and filled with fun colors and artwork. In the waiting room, there’s a TV that plays movies, puzzles, and toys. There’s also TVs above the dental chairs so the kids can watch movies while they get their treatment done. The atmosphere, along with Dr. Sam’s caring demeanor, help make going to the dentist a positive experience for kids. I highly recommend Dr. Sam to any parents looking for a new dentist to take care of their little ones."

Andrea S., Poway, CA

“Took my daughter to Bright Pediatric Smiles today for her first check-up and was really pleased with the beautiful office that you can immediately tell how much care and thought went into creating it, as it has many kid-friendly features that makes it welcoming and warm for children. Dr. Sam personally came out to greet my daughter and build a rapport, which was such a nice added welcome. She also was very informative and took her time with us. The entire team was kind, extremely patient and professional with my daughter, who wasn't being the easiest patient. We will be back and I recommend you check them out! Thank you!”

Lisa F., Poway, CA

"My 2yr old daughter was seen for her first dental visit at Bright Pediatric Smiles and had a great experience. My daughter was initially shy and apprehensive but Dr. Sam and her staff were super patient, calm, and comforting. She enjoyed having her teeth cleaned while watching a movie play from a tv that was mounted in the ceiling. At the end of the visit, she got to choose a toothbrush, toy, and stickers to take home in her goodie bag. Thanks for a wonderful experience Dr. Sam! My daughter can't wait to come back in 6 months."

Jann R., Poway, CA

How to choose
the Best
Pediatric Dentist

Your loved one deserves the best, especially when it comes to their health and general wellbeing. At Bright Pediatric Smiles, we want to help parents feel genuinely confident about entrusting their special teeth to our team’s capable hands.

Selecting the Best Pediatric Dentist
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Community Involvement
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Our team loves to inspire young patients to smile, both inside and outside of our dental office, in the community where they play and learn every day. You’ll be sure to find Dr. Sam out in the neighborhood on a regular basis, whether she is attending local events or supporting charitable organizations like Give Kids A Smile, which provides millions of underserved children with free oral health care services. If you know of other good causes in the Rancho Bernardo area, be sure to let us know — we would love to get involved!