Welcome to Peak Pediatric Dentistry

At Peak Pediatric Dentistry, our goal is to create a comfortable, empathetic, educational and fun environment for children and their parents.  We aim to be known for the quality of our pediatric oral health services and the care with which they are delivered.  We constantly employ the latest technologies and modern procedures to ensure high quality, safe, and conservative care for our patients and their families.  We are a mercury free, latex free, and BPA free dental office.  As a Board Certified Pediatric Dentist, Dr. Chris has completed 3 years of post-graduate training after dental school and specializes in seeing children from infants to age 18.  We are invested in building foundations for a lifetime of healthy smiles for our patients and for our community, proudly serving families throughout Northern San Diego County including Carlsbad, Oceanside, Encinitas, Vista, San Marcos and beyond.

Free Kindergarten Dental Clearance Evaluation

A dental evaluation by a licensed California dental health professional is required for children entering public school for the first time (at kindergarten or first grade).  We would be glad to perform an evaluation and help you complete the Oral Health Assessment form.

Free Infant Exam (age 2 and under)

The American Academy of Pediatrics and American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommend the first dental appointment be at 12 months.  We are glad to offer your child a free first dental visit to start them on the path to excellent oral hygiene.  Oral hygiene, dental nutrition, and growth and development are discussed.

$79 - New Patient Exam Package

We perform an exam, clean and polish the teeth; X-rays are carefully considered and taken only if we are unable to visualize surfaces of the teeth; your child will get to choose a fun toothpaste before sitting back and watching a movie on our TV above.  Our goal is to create a positive and fun dental experience.  (x-rays, cleaning, fluoride included)

Why A Pediatric Dentist?

A Pediatric Dentist spends an additional 2-3 years in training after dental school learning to monitor the growth of and to treat infants, children, and adolescents. Problems identified and treated properly in childhood can reduce the need for future dental and orthodontic treatment as adults.


Dr Chris is THE BEST DENTIST FOR KIDS HANDS DOWN!!!!! Our two boys, 9 and 11, are his patients and actually look forward to going to the dentist!   Dr Chris is gentle, funny, patient, kind and amazing with the kids. He really connects with them, talks to them about their interests and gets to know them. He is genuinely a good human being, on top of being the finest dentist I’ve seen. He’s thorough and careful, while being appropriately conservative — he does what’s necessary but doesn’t over-do. It’s modern, clean, comfy and welcoming…and my kids LOVE the feeling in there.  I truly can’t sing higher praises for Dr Chris and his practice. Our family feels very lucky to have our kids in his care. – N.M. Encinitas, Yelp 2017

Our 2 year old daughter felt so comfortable with her first dentist experience at Peak that we all could  not believe it.  This was mainly due to Dr. Chris and his staff making her (and us) at complete ease in a very clean, modern, fun, and welcoming environment!  Both my wife and I wanted to sit on the chair after our daughter was done. – Erhan E. Carlsbad, Yelp 2017

Love Dr. Chris he was so great with my kids.  Took the time to describe everything,  very thorough and knowledgeable.  His office is incredible we were able to have all 4 of our kids checked out.  The whole experience was one of the best dental experiences my kids have had.  My 2 year old was so comfortable with him she let him do the whole cleaning even with the polisher.  Glad to have found such a great dentist for our kids – Amanda G., Encinitas, Yelp 2017

I’ve known Dr Chris since 2003. His dedication to detail, perfection, and his pediatric patients is always 100%. Not to mention he’s one fun and positive person to be around. He’s my 4 kids pediatric dentist and I trust him with every single family I refer over to him! Thank you Peak Pediatric Dentistry and Dr Chris! – John Coleman, DDS., Oceanside, Google 2017

Meet Dr. Chris

Dr. Chris is a Board Certified Pediatric Dentist.  With the opening of Peak Pediatric Dentistry in Carlsbad, Dr. Chris has fulfilled his lifelong dream of owning and operating his own practice in his beloved Coastal North County.  Dr. Chris and Laurian with their three girls Adina, Eliya, and Shoshana, are very involved in volleyball and swim.  When he is not in the office, Dr. Chris enjoys surfing, skateboarding, cycling, and spending time with family and friends.  Often, the family can be seen at the beach or the local farmer’s markets.
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Special Dental Care For Your Kids

We understand how important your kids are to you.  You want the best for them and we do to, that is why our practice in Carlsbad has a board certified pediatric dentist specializing in treatments specifically designed for your children.   Comprehensive dental care is important for infants and children.  We can help ensure your young family has a strong start to keeping a healthy smile for a lifetime.

Why Choose a Pediatric Dentist

Simply put, specialization makes pediatric dentists the right choice for your kids from infancy through young adulthood.  Think of them as a kid’s doctor that has a specific focus on their oral health.  If you want to become really good at something, having a narrow focus can help.  That is exactly what pediatric dentistry is all about.  Instead of waving a broad brush across the spectrum of all dentistry, pediatric dentists have chosen to focus specifically on treating children and meeting their unique treatment needs.

Unique Training to Become a Pediatric Dentist

In order to become a pediatric dentist, the doctor must have four years of dental school followed by an additional two years of residency training in kids dentistry for infants, children, teens as well as children with special needs.

Types of Treatments Provided by Most Pediatric Dentists

  • Oral exams for infants, children and adolescents
  • Preventative dental care – cleaning and fluoride treatments
  • Oral heath instruction and diet recommendations
  • Counseling advice related to habits that affect oral health (thumb sucking, pacifiers, etc.)
  • Orthodontic evaluations and referrals
  • Restorative dentistry repairing a cavity and other tooth defects
  • Sedation dentistry
  • Care for traumatic dental injuries such as fractured or displaced teeth

Primary Teeth Are Important for Your Kids

While your children’s primary teeth will eventually be replaced with permanent adult teeth, they are important for several reasons.  Healthy eating, good speech habits, maintaining tooth space, and clear pronunciation are just a few of the reasons.  Establishing good oral health habits with primary teeth will lead into a lifetime of healthy permanent teeth.

How to Find a Pediatric Dentist

Well the easiest way to find a pediatric dentist to care for your kids is to call our office in Carlsbad, CA.  Often times your pediatrician can assist in making recommendations.  The American Board of Pediatric Dentistry will allow you to search for a board certified pediatric dentist.  Another great resource for finding pediatric dentists is the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry.  To meet Dr. Chris visit our dentist’s page.

Schedule Your Child’s First Dental Visit Today

We would love to care for your kids.  Call our office today to schedule an appointment in a fun, kid friendly environment that is designed to give your kids a great experience with dental care.  Call (760) 585-4985 or stop by our office at 3144 El Camino Real, Ste 102, Carlsbad, CA 92008 for an office tour.

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