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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
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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.

Meet Our Pediatric Dentist

- 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 400 5-Star Reviews on Google

“Everything about this office is wonderful! We went to another dental office for our first child, and after wanting a second option for treatment for our daughter, we were recommended we come to Coastal pediatric dentistry and SO happy we found your office! My kids love coming in! Now just need to figure out how I can disguise myself as a child so I can be a patient too thanks for all you do for the community!”

Amy H.

“Our child had an issue where two of his molars didn't calcify and needed crowns. We were not patients of Coastal Pediatric at this time. We contacted them because we were frustrated with our current dentist not treating the situation with the urgency we felt it deserved.   Coastal Pediatric confirmed an appointment that same day. They agreed that this needed to be resolved urgently so despite not being their patients, they moved around schedules to get a crown placed within a week of the original appointment. It was done before our original dentist even had us on their calendar.   The whole process was great considering the circumstances. The people working there are caring and professional. We plan to continue to send our son there.”

Sean Graham

“I can't say enough good things about Coastal Pediatric Dentistry! From routine cleanings to fillings and more, the staff and Dentists make each child feel like they are the only one there. Not a frown in the place, yeah even at the dentist office. The environment is welcoming from the minute you are greeted when you walk in the door to checkout and scheduling your next visit. I highly recommend Dr. Forester and Coastal Pediatric Dentistry.”

Katie Morris

“Wow! Who knew going to the dentist could be a highlight in my kids day. They are always so excited to get their teeth cleaned. Every step of this office is geared towards a positive experience for the kids and parents. Walk in; feel free to draw, read, have a cup of coffee (mom or dad) and even scroll an IPad… from there, head to your bright and cheery room for your cleaning while you watch your favorite cartoon. A balloon animal for a successful cleaning and a toy from the toy machine when you check out. Rewarded for being cavity free. Tips and tricks for parents on how to keep the brushing and flossing consistent. Smiles, attention to detail and discussion about what to expect before their next cleaning. This place exceeds expectations in service and experience.”

Austin Johnson
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- No Shots • No Drills • No Pain -

Solea® Laser Dentistry

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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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