Pediatric dentists have two to three years of specialty training following dental school and treat children from birth through adolescence exclusively.
Our practice has been in business in the East Bay for over forty years. We have warm and caring pediatric dentists and staff who are specially trained to put your child at ease. On top of that, our dentists are Board Certified. This means they have successfully completed accredited training and gone through an examination process designed to validate that they have the knowledge, skills and experience to the deliver the best quality patient care to your child.
All three of our offices are specially designed for children with a kids-friendly open treatment area and the latest dental equipment, including digital xrays. We have child sized dental chairs and sinks and a Hawaiian theme that actually makes going to the dentist fun.
Education and prevention are a key part of our practice. We take the time to explain the proper way to take care of teeth, so our patients learn good habits at a young age. We focus on preventative regimens based on a child's individual needs and risk factors as recommended by AAPD. We also visit local schools throughout the year to teach children and educators about oral health.
Through the years we've been awarded “Best Pediatric Dentist” from both Parents' Press and Lamorinda Moms.
We strive to exceed the expectations of our patients and parents by using the spirit of Aloha as our guide.
Our dedicated doctors and staff volunteer their time and effort to a variety of causes. Dr. Katsura founded and volunteers along with our staff at Lifelong Dental in Berkeley which serves limited income families. Our dentists and staff support the Craniofacial Panel at Oakland Children's Hospital in Oakland. In addition, our volunteer team makes mission trips to Guatemala, the Philippines and Kona, Hawaii servicing areas where there is little or no dental care available. For photos and more information, see Community Involvement.
We have doctors and staff who speak Farsi, Japanese, Russian, Spanish and Tagalog. If you wish to communicate in one of these languages, please let us know when you contact our office.