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Personalized Pediatric Care

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When you have a couple of chihldren under one roof, finding the time to encourage strong oral health habits can be a challenge. That’s where we come in. At South OC Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics, our friendly team provides your little one with personalized, 1-on-1 care  to ensure they understand the building blocks of lifelong oral health. From cavity prevention tips to step-by-step flossing techniques, our compassionate crew meets your child at their unique needs to encourage strong, confident smiles.

Educating Children, Empowering Lives

At South OC Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics, we’re on a mission to promote proactive, preventative dental care to keep your child happy, healthy, and smiling. From preventive plans to restorative care, our team will always select the most gentle and conservative options that are customized to fit your child's specific needs.

We explain treatment and encourage oral health tips in a way both you and your child can understand, so they can be empowered to take charge of their dental routine. From your little one’s first tooth to their first day of college, Drs. John De Lorme, Sam Wu, Chris Carillo, and Edward Balasanian are proud to be their dedicated dental advocates as they grow to be proactive participants in their oral health.

Once you and your children walk through our doors, your family is met with warmth and enthusiasm to help everyone feel welcomed and right at home. We understand that moms and dads only want the very best care for their kids, which is why we gladly invite you into the treatment conversation, lend a listening ear to your needs, and impart our expertise. It’s our goal to give you the peace of mind you deserve to make the most informed decisions for your child’s oral health success!

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Cutting-Edge Technology

Your child deserves an efficient and precise treatment so that they can get back to laughing, playing, and smiling with ease. To that end, we’ve equipped our office with the latest advancements in technology that will enhance your child's oral health for years to come. By providing cutting-edge dental technology such as digital x-rays, your child can enjoy a swift, comfortable dental experience from start to finish. This allows your little one to spend less time in the chair and more time doing what they do best — being a kid.

Community Outreach

Drs. John De Lorme, Sam Wu, Chris Carillo, and Edward Balasanian are committed to caring for kids beyond our practice doors. Dedicated to child development and preventive education, our team has established multiple partnerships with local organizations that equip kids with vital skills for long-term oral health. Whether we are educating preschoolers about the importance of proper brushing, flossing, and healthy diets or providing complimentary dental exams at Pretend City Museum, our team aims to keep little smiles thriving in our local community and beyond. The next time you step into our office, you can feel great knowing that South OC Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics takes active steps to encourage strong oral health for the amazing kiddos of Mission Viejo.

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$150 New Patient Special

Our warm and compassionate team loves to meet new families! If you are looking for a new pediatric dentist for your little one in Mission Viejo, we’re delighted to give you and your child a warm welcome with our $150 New Patient Special! With an expert cleaning, exam, and x-ray, this offer includes everything your child will need to get started on the path toward thriving oral health.

our patients & their parents love us...

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Such a nice place, the office is spacious and welcoming, my kid felt relaxed here. Doctors are knowledgeable, friendly, and attentive to details, they made us feel comfortable and cared for.

-Nga Dang
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My kids really look forward to their dental visits with Dr. John and his wonderful team. There isn’t one thing I would change about the people or the environment at this dental office.

-Anna Huang
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