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

Parent Information

Routine pediatric dental care will set your child on a path to enjoying good oral health and wellbeing now and throughout their entire life. With that in mind, our chidlren's dental office in San Luis Obispo is delighted to meet the comprehensive dental needs of patients from birth to age 18. We promise to offer compassionate service in a dental office that feels modern and comfortable. Giving your son or daughter a positive experience is the number one priority for Dr. Forester and our team.

Your Child’s First Dental Exam

Your child’s first visit should come not too long after he or she has started developing teeth. Depending on how advanced your child’s smile is when we first see him or her, we’re primarily looking for any developmental issues that need to be nipped in the bud early on. Otherwise, we just want to spend some time getting to know your child.

As your little one grows, we recommend bringing them to see us at least twice a year. During these visits, your little one will receive a thorough dental cleaning. Regular cleanings are essential for young patients. Because they’re just learning to brush, kids are incredibly vulnerable to decay and other issues. But with routine cleanings, we can provide your son or daughter with extra protection. Dr. Forester will also complete a full visual exam of each tooth during your child’s checkups, and we may take X-rays, but we won’t need to do this at every appointment.

At the end of your child’s visits, we’ll talk to you about the results and recommend additional care if necessary. If you have questions about the treatment plan we recommend, don’t hesitate to let us know. We want you to feel comfortable with the plan we recommend for your child.

Dental Insurance

At Coastal Pediatric Dentistry, we offer convenient financing vendors and payment options so that dental care is within the reach of each of our patients. We also make it a point to fully inform families of the cost of treatment before we begin a procedure.

Coastal Pediatric Dentistry accepts most dental insurance plans that allow freedom of choice to its patients. If you have any questions regarding a specific plan, please contact our dental office.

Dental Financing & Payment Options

Flexible payment programs can be arranged through the CareCredit financing program. If you have no insurance or do not have dental benefits, it is still possible for your child to receive quality dental care. We offer the following payment options, but please don't hesitate to contact our dental office at Coastal Pediatric Dentistry if you have any questions.

  • Cash
  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • Discover
  • American Express
  • Check

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Patient Forms

As much fun as your child will likely have in our waiting room, we know that you probably want their appointment to begin as quickly as possible! To help speed up the check-in process, you can download and fill out our patient forms ahead of their first visit by clicking on the links below. When the day of your child’s appointment arrives, just bring the completed forms with you, and we’ll get them in to see their dentist right away. If you have any issues accessing our forms, please let us know!

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