Michael Sullivan in Santa Ana, CA with Reviews - YP.com
By: ditric
South Coast Pediatric Dentistry
My son was six and had never been to a dentist before, but his first experience with a dentist was at South Coast Pediatric Dentistry. The staff took very good care of him. They were kind and gentle with him and he felt NO discomfort throughout his appointment! It probably helped that he got to watch Rio on the overhead TV, too. I am self employed and have no dental insurance, so it was important for me to not only find a dentist that I liked, but one that had reasonable rates, as well. The prices here seemed to be much less than some of the "chain" dental locations i've been to and other private practices. When he was done, he received a fancy toothbrush travel kit, prize, balloon and award! Thanks South Coast Pediatric Dentistry for a FANTASTIC dental experience!
By: Lauren V.
South Coast Pediatric Dentistry
I would like to say my three and a half year old can be quite the fighter when it comes to any sort of examination. To my surprise, Dr. Kent and his staff handled him beautifully on his first visit. Their office accommodates children with toys, prizes, and a kid friendly staff! I also appreciate the fact that they are more than patient when answering all my parental questions and concerns. I would highly recommend this office.
By: alfredv74
Olguin Eric
Dr. Olguin is very nice and patient. I made the huge mistake of changing dentist because I moved like 15 miles and was lazy to drive to Santa Ana. HUGE MISTAKE. In January, when my insurance starts again, new funds available, I am going back to Olguin. I miss the service and quality and attention to detail. He may have to redo some work I had done elsewhere. He takes his time and does excellent work.
By: bethrd
South Coast Pediatric Dentistry
I'm really not sure if my kids or myself have more fun here. This dentist office has a charming lobby area with a large TV, a fun kid's play area and iPads loaded with plenty of the latest games.The staff was very friendly and the doctor was so sweet. He was referred by a few people that I respect and admire very much. So glad we found Dr. Kent!
By: kayw911
Casa Dental
I was referred to Dr. Robert by my friend.Check up and teeth cleaning was very pleasant and staff were very friendly and professional.Dr.Etemad is a very knowledgable and fun dentist and explained my dental needs in detail. I am planning to go back and will refer my friends as well. Thank you Casa dental!
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By: Terri W.
John Parkhur
I have been going to Friendly Smile Dental for almost 5 years. Dr Parkhur and his entire staff are wonderful. They take the time to thoroughly go over and explain your x-rays and options, and set up a plan that works for me, the patient. A great dentist at fair prices (what a concept!).
By: Casey Y.
South Coast Pediatric Dentistry
My choices of pediatric dentists were limited because of my insurance but luckily South Coast Pediatric accepted mine. The office and staff left a good first impression. My kid has a really bad case of anxiety but they handled her well. Overall pleased and will return again.
By: siamak.etemadshaidi
Casa Dental
My experience was great!!!! Dr.etemad and team were FANTASTIC and service is very fast ! I had a root canal yesterday and I'm legitimately not in pain. They made sure to explain everything to me. Will definitely be back AND refer my friends!!!
By: gabi2007w
Casa Dental
Dr Robert Etemad was excellent, I was very nervous and I had alot of pain finally I went and saw him , he was nice and gental he did a root canal and now the pain is gone,and the root canal did not hurt.....
By: Luis C.
South Coast Pediatric Dentistry
Huge improvement from my past pediatric dentists. Their waiting room was a good distraction for my son before we had his check-up. My son had a blast and really like Dr. Kent. Highly recommend this place.
Tips & Advices
  • Pick Your Plan: Most people purchase three main varieties, usually through their employers.
    • An indemnity or fee-for-service plan means you'll have to pay for annual deductibles and co-insurance payments out of pocket.
    • A preferred provider organization is less costly, and you choose from a network of dentists. However, PPOs have some limitations and accompanying deductibles.
    • A dental health maintenance organization plan limits you to just a few choices of dentists, and one doctor handles all of your oral care needs. However, these HMO are usually much less costly.
  • PPO plans and dental HMOs work with only a select number of doctors. While that usually means fewer costs, it also means you have less choice in the dentist who can treat you Before purchasing the plan, you'll receive a list of dentists in each network. From there, you can then pick a plan with doctors who meet your standards and requirements.
  • When picking a plan, you need to look at just how much you'll pay for each and every service. For instance, some plans won't cover your fillings or X-rays, while others may charge more or less for a crown or tooth extraction. You don't want to be caught off-guard by unforeseen charges.
  • If you're truly comfortable with a dentist and you feel he or she can be an ally in your ongoing oral care regimen, then consider signing a plan to just keep that dentist available. That means potentially deal with costs and other insurance-related factors that you might have wanted to. If need be, you might be able to work with the dentist's office to address some of the plan-specific concerns.
  • Ask family, friends or colleagues for recommendations. They will be able to provide details about a dentist's demeanor, operating style and approach to patient care
  • Meet with any prospective dentists to ask about what treatments they perform most often, procedures they're not as familiar with, what accreditation they have or any organizations they belong to and how their offices handles insurance and payments.
  • Consider driving distance, location and office hours.
  • Check With Your State Board: The state board can outline what requirements your dentist must meet and offer information about any discrepancies in the their background and if he or she has faced any disciplinary actions.
  • Remember Your Angles - When brushing your teeth, always place the brush at a 45-degree angle..
  • Don't Forget the Tongue – Your tongue is the largest source of bacteria. Brush it front to back and don't forget the sides.
  • Floss Everyday - Each time you floss, have at least 18 inches of floss available. For optimal control, hold the floss between your thumbs and forefingers.
  • Watch What You Eat - Sugar, alcohol and coffee contain phosphorus. While some can prove beneficial, too much of this chemical can eat away at your teeth and gums.
  • Keep in Mind the Mouthwash - Mouthwash can be helpful if used to supplement proper brushing and flossing. Most mouthwash brands contain chlorine dioxide, a chemical that targets the majority of oral bacterial strains.
Yellow teeth are the result of a number of bad habits, mainly smoking, drinking too much coffee and improper nutrition. Many dentists will treat with a whitening procedure.
These painful bumps are the result of irritation to the soft tissue of your mouth. These sores can make brushing almost impossible. There are a number of different causes for sores, including anemia or a vitamin B-12 deficiency. Your doctor will have to examine the bump, find its cause and then develop a specific treatment plan, including the use of corticosteroids to reduce inflammation or antimicrobial mouthwash.

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