Dr. Angela Lee & Dr. Jaye Venuti

Pediatric Dental Specialists

Dr. Kristen Whetsell

Family Dentist

858.259.0331

 

Visit Us at Scripps Medical Center

12395 El Camino Real, Suite 312

San Diego, California 92130 [map]

What is a Pediatric Dentist?

Childrens Dental Services

Kids Dental Emergencies

Childrens Sedation Dentistry

Frequently Asked ?'s

Dr. Angela and Dr. Jaye are pediatric dentists, specializing in the treatment and prevention of dental disease, as well as the overall oral health of children. Through extra years of schooling, training, experience, and certification, a pediatric dentist is uniquely qualified to treat the dental needs of infants, children, adolescents and those with special needs.

 

Why Choose a Pediatric Dentist?

A pediatric patient not only has a different dentition than adults but he/she may have specific dental and behavioral needs that are unique to a child. These needs may include dental sealants, fluoride applications or home treatments, or just simply education in oral hygiene. In addition to treating existing dental problems, our office focuses on prevention through patient and parent education. Our mission is to provide all of the educational tools necessary for our patients to enjoy  a cavity-free future.

Preventive Oral Hygiene Instruction:

This includes proper brushing, flossing and eating habits, ideal fluoride levels and the use of pit and fissure sealants. We strive to provide a fun, educational environment where children learn about the importance of good dental hygiene.

 

Restorative Dentistry:

This includes children’s fillings, crowns and prosthesis, including treatment of the often devastating nursing bottle decay.  Our doctors are committed to discussing all options before these procedures and answering all questions you may have.  We are always working for the goal of your child’s healthy, beautiful smile.

 

Emergency Treatment:

While our goal is to prevent dental emergencies, we understand that the need for urgent dental care is sometimes necessary and can be a stressful experience for both parents and children. We strive to handle dental emergencies promptly and
with compassion.

Accidents Happen.

 

Whether an accident happens during our normal business hours or not, know that you can call us and have your child treated promptly.

 

Call our office at 858.259.0331

 

If it is after hours or on the weekend, Dr. Angela, Dr. Jaye or a staff member will get back to you promptly.

Dental Anesthesia

 

Most dental procedures can be done with local anesthesia alone, or sometimes in conjunction with sedative pills or nitrous oxide.  However, certain complex cases, anxious patients, or children with special needs may require a more controlled and deeper level of IV sedation or general anesthesia.  IV sedation reduces consciousness, pain, and anxiety while maintaining patient cooperation. On the other hand, general anesthesia removes memory of the event and may be necessary in certain cases.  Dr Johnson is exceptionally well trained at providing all levels of anesthesia so that your dentist can fully focus on your dental procedure.  This allows for a safer, more predictable and comfortable experience for both the patient and the dentist.

 

Dr. Tyler Johnson is our dental anesthesiologist. Learn more about Dr. Tyler

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Member: American Academy

of Pediatric Dentistry

Diplomate:  American Board

of Pediatric Dentistry