James A. Forester, DDS Diplomate, American Board of Pediatric Dentistry
SLO pediatric dentist Dr. Forester holding a patient

Your San Luis Obispo Board Certified Pediatric Dentist

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 of his patients 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 his ability to help your child build a smile that will last a lifetime.

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Fun, Relaxed Environment

While we take the practice of dentistry very seriously, we do not take ourselves too seriously. In fact, we love to have fun. Dr. Forester can often be heard singing with his patients – in both Spanish and English – and he loves to talk baseball. Because some kids are apprehensive about going to the dentist, our #1 goal is to help them relax and be comfortable. We want everyone – kids and parents – to look forward to their next visit to Coastal Pediatric Dentistry.

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Kids and PArents Love us

Our 5-year old had a great experience, despite needing a cavity filled. Dr. Forester spent a lot of time with us explaining everything and totally put our son at ease. We're glad we found you! ~ Destini C., Facebook Review
My 3 1/2 & 2 year old LOVE this dental office & Dr Forrester! Everybody in the office is friendly & make the visit fun for kids. Highly recommended! ~ Jen B., Facebook Review

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Investing in Our 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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