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Guiding The Way To Optimal Oral Health

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Guiding The Way To Optimal Oral Health

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Our qualified professional team is dedicated to guiding our patients to obtain optimal oral health in a nurturing and friendly environment.

Welcome to Pediatric Dental Specialists

At the Long Beach, CA office of Pediatric Dental Specialists, we consider dental health to be an integral part of overall good health. Our practice philosophy is to provide dental education and treatment, as well as orthodontics, to children, teens, and those with special needs. We believe that good dental health can instill a sense of well-being, provide a lifelong smile, and promote good overall health.

Going to the dentist doesn’t have to be a negative experience! We offer a game area for our patients to enjoy and have a Cavity-Free Club with contests throughout the year. Our mission is to create a positive impression that your children can take with them into adulthood.

The main goal of Dr. Santos Cortez, Dr. Estella Sanchez, and Dr. Ana Planells, as well as our team, is to support and educate our patients to care for their teeth and gums and help in the prevention of dental disease.



We accomplish this by providing comprehensive dental care, including:

We look forward to meeting you and welcoming your children into the Pediatric Dental Specialists family! Please feel free to contact our Long Beach dental office to schedule an appointment with one of our friendly doctors.

Give your child the healthy start to a lifetime of oral health that he or she deserves.

"Everyone at your office is very friendly and professional, caring and understanding. Your work to accommodate children with special needs is highly commendable." — Ella L.

"I think all of your staff is awesome. They are patient with the kids, and maintain a sense of humor, which I really appreciate." — Steven B.

"Everyone has been very friendly and professional every time we come in. It makes the kids comfortable and want to continue to go to the dentist." — Jaden A.

"The office staff and doctors are always wonderful. The experience is always positive for my children, even if they are having a procedure done." — Jon L.

"Dr. Cortez and Dr. Plannel were wonderful working with our Autistic son who needed special care and patience to take care of." — Sean S.