Welcome to South OC Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics!

Curated Care You Can Count On

From our upbeat, empowering environment to our specially customized treatment plans, South OC Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics is your child’s go-to dental home to keep their smile thriving for years to come.

A Personalized Pediatric Experience

As a practice with a legacy of expert pediatric care since the early 1970s, Drs. John De Lorme, Sam Wu, Chris Carillo, and Edward Balasanian have seen exactly what it takes to keep kids smiling with confidence from their first steps to early adulthood and beyond. By providing your child with a customized appointment based specifically on their personality, unique needs, and oral health risks, we are able to put them in the best possible position for a lifetime of thriving oral health.

While working with both you and your child, our team of board-certified dentists is able to encourage strong healthy habits that last forever. Even though many practices subscribe to a high-production, cookie-cutter approach to patient care, South OC Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics believes that no two patients are the same, so they should not be treated the same. By truly getting to know your child and learning what makes them light up and feel at ease, we can tailor appointments to meet their individual needs.

Conservative, Compassionate Dentistry

Whether your child needs flossing tips or significant restorative work, our team will only move forward with the most minimally invasive and gentle option possible. By exploring every conservative treatment available, our team shows you and your child a variety of comfortable solutions that specifically fit your child's needs. We explain treatment in a way you’ll both understand to ensure a positive, empowering experience for your whole family.

Building Smiles & Relationships

Establishing a strong, trustworthy relationship with your child based on positive experiences is crucial, so our staff takes the time to truly get to know your little one’s hobbies, wishes, and interests.

We are committed to providing the highest quality clinical care and personalized service in a warm and compassionate atmosphere. Drs. John De Lorme, Sam Wu, Chris Carillo, and Edward Balasanian enjoy getting to know each patient and their families, and love creating relationships that last multiple generations. From the moment you enter our office, it’s our goal to make South OC Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics your little one’s trusted dental home.

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