serving San Clemente, San Juan Capistrano, Dana Point CA and nearby Southern California communities

Smile Design Dental Group prides itself on the quality of pediatric dentistry available at our conveniently located office in San Clemente, serving Dana Point, San Juan Capistrano and other nearby communities. 

Pediatric Dentistry is a branch of dentistry that deals with the treatment of children from birth through adolescence. Youngsters require very different types of procedures and understanding, involving such subjects as decay prevention, education, appearance, teeth strengthening, child psychology and attention to the maintenance of primary teeth. Children are naturally apprehensive which requires a trained dentist to overcome anxiety and fear. At Smile Design Dental Group we created a playroom with many toys and a flat screen TV with many cartoon selections that allows children to feel at ease prior to seating in dental chair. We have digital radiography that minimizes the amount of radiation by 90%. We prevent future extreme malocclusion by starting an interceptive treatment if and only if the child needs it after the age of 8. In our office the purpose of a child's first dental appointment is to get acquainted with the child, take some x-rays if possible, diagonse the problems and clean the child's teeth. Once the child is comfortable in our office and with Dr. Asil and his staff, we start the treatment(s) if necessary.  Every child leaves our office with good memories. Occasionally,  we encounter a child that is not cooperative for whom we have the following options: Nitrous Gas (laughing gas) or IV sedation performed by our Anesthesiologist, Dr.Mittman.

We welcome children and adolescents and will provide the proper environment and understanding for them so that they can receive the type of treatment and prevention that is so important in their developmental years.