Dr. Kent Do, Pediatric Dental Specialist

3620 South Bristol Street

Suite 301
Santa Ana, CA 92704

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Meet Dr. Kent Do

 

Dr. Kent Do was raised in Orange County, California where he attended the University of California, Irvine and earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Biological Sciences.  He then moved to Florida to attend dental school at Nova Southeastern University.  In addition to assisting regularly at the pediatric dental department, Dr. Kent volunteered his time to nonprofit organizations and outreach programs that provided dental care to underserved communities.

 

After he earned his doctorate in Dental Medicine, he moved to New York to attend New York University College of Dentistry and obtain his specialty certificate in Pediatric Dentistry. While attending NYU, he received additional training at the Langone Medical Center, Bellevue Hospital, and Rose F. Kennedy Center, where he was provided with a solid foundation on delivering dental care to children with special needs. Additionally, he has earned a reputation for creating healthy smiles through his unique ability to relate to children and teenagers alike.

 

Dr. Kent’s practice philosophy is to promote preventive care and encourage families to develop a dental home.  He is a certified pediatric dentist providing excellent dental care to children since 2001.  Along with his membership to the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, Dr. Kent is also involved in the American Dental Association, California Society of Pediatric Dentistry, and Orange County Dental Society.  Dr. Kent enjoys travelling and trying out new restaurants coupled with regular exercise and a healthy lifestyle.  He enjoys spending time with friends and family, namely his three nephews and niece who also reside in Southern California.

“Making the dental visit fun and comfortable for children is what I enjoy most about being a pediatric dentist. Most importantly, I find when we start children on the right path at an early age we can guide them towards a lifetime of pleasant and positive dental experiences.” – Dr. Kent

Have you heard what a great kid-friendly office Dr. Kent has?
Our Pediatric Dental Office

 

 

 

 

We are committed to serving the Orange County communities by providing comprehensive pediatric dental care in a friendly and compassionate environment.

Dr. Kent and his experienced staff will ensure that you and your child’s visit is fun, gentle, and informative.

 

Our goal is to form relationships that last an entire lifetime.  We will get your child excited about properly caring for their smiles and keeping their teeth

cavity free.

 

Schedule your visit today and find out why parents and children love coming back to see Dr. Kent! We are excited to welcome you as part of our family.

 

We are committed to…

 

“Growing Healthy Smiles

 in Orange County”

Our Mission
Our Team

Our primary asset is our talented

and friendly staff.

Your child’s appointment will be comfortable and enjoyable because of our team and the relaxed environment that we have created.

 

We cultivate a relationship with each of our patients, which not only ensures better children’s dental care, but also turns a visit to the dentist into a visit between friends.

 

We look forward to your visit!

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We are available

Monday – Friday from 8 AM to 5 PM.

 

After hours, please leave a message, all emergencies will be promptly followed by a return call from

 Dr. Kent or his team.

 

We look forward to seeing you!

 

 

Financial Policy

 

South Coast Pediatric Dentistry accepts most major insurance plans and we are happy to file your insurance claim with your carrier. Any amount not covered by your insurance plus any co-pay is due the day of your appointment. Any balance will be summarized in a statement and mailed to you for payment and may have a service fee.

 

It would be beneficial for you to know and understand what your insurance benefits are, including deductibles and co-pays. Regrettably, we do not dictate insurance policies and can only work with them. We will make every effort to help you understand what your coverages are happy do a quick coverage check.

 

We accept cash, Visa, and Mastercard as payment.

 

 

Appointments

 

We will call you in advance to confirm your child's appointment. If you do not confirm your appointment within 24 hours, your appointment may be canceled.

 

We strive to see all patients on time for their scheduled appointment. We make every effort to stay on schedule.  Please remember, we run on children's time, not adult time.  Additionally, there are times when our schedule is delayed in order to accommodate an injured child or an emergency. Please accept our apology in advance should this occur during your appointment. We will provide you the same courtesy if your child is in need of emergency treatment. If you have to wait more than 15 minutes, please ask our staff the reason for the delay.

 

Please plan to arrive 10 minutes before your scheduled appointment. This will allow time to complete any additional paperwork and see your child on time.

 

A parent or legal guardian (with official documentation) must be present in the office during the initial examination and/or any subsequent appointments.

 

Hours and Policies
First Visit

The American Academy of Pediatrics, American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry and the American Dental Association recommends that your child be seen for their first dental visit by the time they reach one year old. Let your child’s first tooth remind you that it’s time for them to see Dr. Kent. Early prevention and education is crucial at this time. The first visit includes a review of your child’s medical and dental history and an initial examination. At this time, we will “count your child’s

teeth.”  After a comprehensive examination, we will discuss our dental findings with you. Dental x-rays or “pictures,” if necessary are also taken to ensure a thorough examination followed by oral hygiene instruction to emphasize proper oral health care.

 

All aspects of a preventive dental health program including diet, hygiene and fluoride will also be discussed. It is always better to make a first dental appointment before your child has a dental problem. By establishing a dental home for your children, they are more likely to receive appropriate preventive and routine oral health care as they grow from infants through their teenage years. At South Coast Pediatric Dentistry, we encourage you to be an active member of your child’s oral health care.

 

Please print and fill out our new patient forms and bring them completed with your insurance card to your first appointment.

 

Schedule your first appointment today!

Smiles are contagious.
Our Focus is your child.
Pediatric Dentistry
Dr. Kent is a pediatric dentist, specializing in the treatment and prevention of dental disease, as well as the overall oral health of children. Through extra years of schooling, training, experience, and certification, a pediatric dentist like Dr. Kent is uniquely qualified to treat the dental needs of infants, children, adolescents, and those with special healthcare needs. Why Choose a Pediatric Dentist? A pediatric patient not only has a different dentition than an adult but also may have dental and behavioral needs that are unique to a child. These needs may include orthodontics, dental sealants, fluoride applications or home treatments, or just simply education in oral hygiene. In addition to treating existing dental problems, our office focuses on prevention through patient and parent education. We like to feel that you and your child do not come to our office to have their ”cavities fixed” but rather to prevent them. Our mission is to provide all of the educational tools necessary for our patients to enjoy a cavity-free future.

Pediatric Dental Topics:

The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry encourages parents and other care providers to help every child establish a dental home by 12 months of age. Establishing a dental home provides some key components to dental care for your child including...

 

Comprehensive oral health care including acute care and preventive services.

Individualized preventive dental health program based upon a caries-risk assessment.

Anticipatory guidance regarding growth and development.

Plan for acute dental trauma (emergencies).

Dietary counseling.

Referrals to dental specialists when care cannot directly be provided within the dental home.

Referral at an age determined by patient, parent, and
pediatric dentist.

Big smiles occur daily at our office!
Request a Pediatric Dental Appointment

We are available

Monday – Friday from 8 AM to 5 PM.

 

After hours, please leave a message, all emergencies will be promptly followed by a return call from Dr. Kent or his team.

 

We look forward to seeing you!

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3620 South Bristol Street

Suite 301
Santa Ana, CA 92704

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