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Recommended Kid’s Dentist

Welcome to the office of Dr. Toni Chen, DDS, bringing a fresh approach to pediatric dentistry to the San Gabriel Valley and the greater Los Angeles area. Our commitment is simple: everything we do is to help your child shine! For us, this really is the best job in the world. All our professional training and 15 years in practice leads up to the magic moment when your child’s face lights up. We believe that smile is the result of not only the care we provide, but also the way the whole experience made them feel. Our joy is seeing their joy.

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Our Vision

“People may forget what you said, but they will never forget how you made them feel.” We know that for many kids, our office will shape how they feel about the dentist for life – we want your child to have a great first impression. Our promise to them can be summed up in these simple words:

The very best children’s dentists

We take our professional expertise very seriously. We are proud to be recognized as a leader in the field of pediatric dentistry by the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD).

giving the very best care

We understand that every child is unique – we believe in a personalized approach for every visit, delivering the highest standard of quality and value for your family.

in an environment kids love

As soon as you walk in, you’ll notice a warm and welcoming aesthetic that will have children and teens feeling at home, including video games, movies, books and toys to enjoy during visits.

What Makes Us Special

Check out some of our pediatric dental services that we offer down below!

Your family is our family

It’s an honor to be part of the journey of your kids growing up. Over the years, we see their interests change – from Roblox to a college search, right up to the bittersweet moment when it’s time for them to graduate. The long-term relationship and investment in them is so gratifying to us.

Innovative technology

One of our favorite examples of this is The Wand Anesthetic Medicine. To alleviate your child’s fear or anxiety, we use a computerized anesthetic dispensing machine called “The Wand.” Shaped like a pen, The Wand automatically adjusts for your child, and the anesthetic is delivered at a constant pressure and volume so the injection is hardly felt.

Your kid is the star!

At the end of the day, it’s not about us – all our effort is poured into creating a fun and rewarding experience for your child. Having our practice in Southern California, we know what it means to provide the VIP treatment. We will roll out the red carpet for your child and get their smile ready for a photo shoot 🙂 – check out some of the services we offer below!

Your Child’s First Visit


Preparing for the Dental Visit

The best way to prepare for your child’s first dental visit is to consider anything you need from us – we’d be happy to answer any question you may have. For the little ones, feel free to bring along a favorite toy, blanket or other familiar object to help give your child a little extra peace of mind.


Oral examination

Your child’s first visit will include an oral examination and a toothbrush demonstration. Dr. Toni will examine their mouth, with special consideration for what’s most comfortable for you and your child.


Teeth Cleaning & Fluoride

We may also clean your child’s teeth, making sure to be gentle and supportive every step of the way. If your child has a higher risk of developing cavities, our doctor or dental assistant may also apply a topical fluoride preparation to aid in cavity prevention.


Behavioral Guidance

We invite parents to stay with their children during the initial examination, as well as any future visits. We look at this as a team approach in overcoming apprehension, gaining your child’s confidence, and providing the safest environment.

Meet Dr. Toni

Dr. Toni Chen is a native to the San Gabriel Valley. After graduating from Arcadia High School, she completed her undergraduate work at UCLA with a degree in biology, then pursued her dental education at the USC. Her love for working with children led her to two additional years of pediatric specialty training at the highly regarded Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center (CCHMC).
When you come in for a visit, remember to ask her who she roots for during UCLA/USC games!


This was the best experience we (entire family) have ever had with the dentist. Dr. Toni was extremely nice and she explain step by step what she was doing to our son. Her staff is very welcoming, and friendly. The office is clean and has a pleasant feel to it. I HIGHLY recommend Toni Chen and her staff to everyone. My kids ages 6 and 8 left her office happy.

Letty Barragan

Highly recommend Dr. Toni Chen’s office. Everyone is sweet and polite. CLEAN! And Dr. Chen is amazing with my 8yo. We’ve been loyal patients for 5 years. I can only say great things about her and her staff.

Maty Hernandez

Dr. Toni and staff are great. The office is immaculate, they are on time, and they are great at dealing with your child. I especially appreciate Dr. Toni’s willingness and ability to take the time to explain to both the parent and child exactly what procedures are being done and why. My son loves going to the dentist and is always asking when he can go back. I highly recommend Dr. Toni.

Peter Garcia

Dr. Toni is the best! The magic they work with my son is truly amazing to watch. He is so at ease when we visit for his checkups and cleanings. The office staff is also so friendly and helpful. Always a great experience when we visit. Thank you!

Jonathan Gin

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