Pediatric dentist recommendations

Hi there,

I'm looking for recommendations for pediatric dentists and everything I've found on BPN seems pretty old. Any current positive experiences to share? Would love to find someone in the NOBE area or downtown Oakland or Berkeley, ideally. 

Thank you!

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We use Pediatric Oral Wellness on San Pablo. ‭(510) 746-8234‬ 847 San Pablo Ave
Albany CA 94706

We had a great experience at Alameda Pediatric Dentistry at 401 Grand Ave in Oakland.  My 3 year old is excited to go back!  (That was not the case after her first appointment with our regular dentist).

I highly recommend Dr Laura Lawson on Solano Ave. I might have hesitated to recommend her practice so whole heartedly a few years ago because I found that I would rush to make our appt time and then sit and wait for up to 30 minutes to be seen but they are no longer double booking and our appts have been gloriously on time this last year. Dr Lawson is smart, thorough, straight forward and has always supported me in my hesitancy for interventions for example, waiting on filling small cavities (we have successfully remineralized several small cavities in my son’s mouth). Her staff is friendly and good at what they do. 


Dr Negron of Piedmont Pediatrics 

Other families we know have started at Redwood Pediatric Dentistry with positive feedback (off Hwy 13 in Lincoln Sq)

I have 4 kids between the ages of 3-8 and we love Little Goldfish in Oakland!

We love Aloha Pediatric Dentistry - we see Dr. Ruehe at the Telegraph office and find her and the staff in general to be organized, communicative, gentle and caring with kids, thorough, and when my son had a very small cavity, he was able to have it fixed with laser ablation, which I understand is not something many pediatric offices have - it was fast and no numbing required. The only downside is they went out of network for Delta Dental PPO (Univ of CA) - like a LOT of dentists - so you have to submit yourself and get less reimbursement. Whomp whomp. 


Dr. Denise Allen Bass is in downtown Oakland and is so great with little kids!