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620 California Blvd Suite G, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401Located in the California Medical Center

- Our Pediatric Dentistry Philosophy -

Your Child Always Comes First

Your loved one deserves the best in all aspects of life, including their ongoing oral healthcare. At Coastal Pediatric Dentistry, we are committed to providing modern, safe services and state-of-the-art technology in a comfortable, home-like atmosphere that helps even the youngest patients feel at ease. We can’t wait to meet your family soon!”

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Dr. James A. Forester
San Luis Obispo pediatric dentist Dr. James ForesterJames A. Forester, DDS

- Helping Kids Love to Smile - From Birth to College

All dentists are not created equal. Some only treat adults. Others see families. We focus exclusively on kids – from birth to age 18. While Dr. Forester is a big kid at heart, he takes the smile of each and every patient very seriously. In fact, he is among the less than 1% of all dentists in the US who are Board Certified in Pediatric Dentistry. All of this expertise is critical to our ability to help your child build a smile that will last a lifetime.

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- Why San Luis Obispo Families Love Us -

Refreshingly Different. Distinctly Dependable.

Here in San Luis Obispo, our team doesn’t believe in providing care that’s simply “good enough” – we want to exceed expectations and leave children smiling confidently.

- San Luis Obispo’s Top-Rated Children’s Dentist -

Over 100 5-Star Reviews on Google

“We love Coastal Pediatric Dentistry! Dr. Forester, the dental hygienists, and front desk staff are all so wonderful and great with kids, which really helps a mama out, especially when kids are hesitant about getting their teeth checked out. We just had a third visit and a first visit for my kids and everyone at the office made them feel right at home and excited about teeth cleaning and X-rays. I can't say enough good things about this practice!”

Lauren L., Los Osos, CA

“We absolutely love this office. The staff is amazing. They have kept us so well informed and went above and beyond to check in on my children between visits when we were having a lot of tooth issues.”

Anna C., Arroyo Grande, CA

“Best dentist on the Central Coast! Every single member of the staff is friendly and truly wants to best for each child that walks in the door. Couldn't be happier with the work they've done on my child’s teeth, but more importantly, they made her feel safe and unafraid of the dentist.”

Bethany M., Atascadero, CA
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- No Shots • No Drills • No Pain -

Solea® Laser Dentistry

Child receiving laser dentistry treatment

Our pediatric dentists are committed to providing the most effective and comfortable care possible for each special patient, and that includes the regular use of the revolutionary Solea Laser. With this tool, we can provide easy frenectomies (“tongue-tie” surgery) and even place fillings without uncomfortable shots, scary drills, or any discomfort whatsoever.

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Committed to Community

From sponsoring and coaching little league baseball to participating in the Miracle Mile 4 Kids, our entire team loves living on the Central Coast. We also believe in giving back to those who are less fortunate. As the former Dental Director of the Tolosa Children’s Dental Center, Dr. Forester has worked tirelessly over the last 8 years helping children smile. If there is a program that helps kids, we are likely involved. Please join us in making our community better for everyone.

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