A visit to our office is like
a day at the beach!
Fun visits and happy kids
are our specialty.
Your child's safety and comfort are our priority.
We are experts at
Seeing our patients smile brighten each day.
Our mission is to make every effort to provide a safe, friendly and fun atmosphere while administering excellent dental care that meets each child’s individual needs. We are here to create a team approach with our parents and children so that we can maintain a healthy and happy smile to last a lifetime. Education, prevention and maintenance are our key goals. Your trust and confidence in us is highly appreciated and we strive to exceed your expectations.
We are open to serve you, answer questions or schedule an appointment during the following hours:
Monday – Thursday: 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Friday: 7:30 a.m. - 3 p.m
Saturdays: By Appointment
We try our best to accommodate our patients as much as possible when scheduling appointments. We have found that children with extensive dental work or preschool children are better to be seen early in the morning when they are fresher and can have a more positive experience. Some appointments may require the child to miss some school; however, these are considered excused absences. With continued care, appointments during school can be kept to a minimum.
We request 24-hours notice if you need to cancel your appointment. We are aware that unforeseen events sometimes require missing an appointment, but we ask for your help as a courtesy to all of our patients. Continued broken confirmed appointments may result in an additional charge.
Payment for professional services is due at the time dental treatment is provided. Every effort will be made to provide a treatment plan which fits your timetable and budget, and gives your child the best possible care. We accept cash, personal checks, and most major credit cards.
Additionally, we are a Premiere provider with
Delta Dental and will file your insurance claims as a courtesy to you. We are frequently asked what insurances we take. We accept any PPO insurance that allows you to see the dentist of your choice.
We are a participating provider with Ameritas/Principal and Cigna, in the Radius Network. We do not participate with any DMO/HMO insurances. We will fully attempt to help you receive full insurance benefits; however, you are personally responsible for your account, and we encourage you to contact us if your policy has not paid within 30 days.
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We are proud to be a part of the
San Ramon community and are honored to be among the best our city has to offer.
Thank you for being part
of our dental home!
First Pediatric Dental Visit
Our Doctors and entire team are dedicated to great dental experiences.
We, along with the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry,
recommend you bring your child in by his or her first birthday.
During your first visit, you will be introduced to our Pediatric Dental Team, given an office tour and discuss your child’s unique smile and ways to keep it beautiful for years to come.
Depending on the age of your child, he or she will either be given a knee-to-knee examination (where your baby’s head will rest on our doctor’s knee while their body is on your lap) or a regular exam in the doctor’s chair.
We request that you complete our First Visit Forms prior to arriving for your appointment. This helps our office keep your and everyone else’ scheduled visit on time.
Your initial exam will last approximately one hour. Oral hygiene instructions will also be given with suggestions to help your child care for their own teeth. In most cases, we will also clean their teeth on this visit, and provide an evaluation that will outline any existing dental problems and proposed treatment.
We can’t wait for you to run on in to your next appointment!
Meet our Doctors
A Pediatric Dentist is a specialist dedicated to the oral health of children and the monitoring of their facial growth and development. Our office is designed for treating children from infancy through adolescence, as well as the medically and the physically compromised.
A pediatric patient not only has a different dentition than adults but he/she may have specific 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 office provides all of the educational tools necessary for our patients to enjoy a cavity-free future.
What is a Board Certified
When a Pediatric Dentist is Board Certified it means that the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry or ABPD certifies that the dental care being provided is based on standards of excellence that lead to high quality oral health care for infants, children, adolescents and patients with special health care needs. Certification by the ABPD provides assurance to the public that a Pediatric Dentist has successfully completed accredited training and a voluntary examination process designed to continually validate the knowledge, skills and experience necessary to the delivery of quality patient care.
Why Choose a
What is a Pediatric Dentist?
Establishing Your Child’s
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
I hardly ever give anyone 5 stars, but I would give this place 10 stars if I could! My three children have been going here for a little over a year now. One of them is absolutely TERRIFIED of going to the dentist; Dr. Tami and her staff displayed such patience and compassion in dealing with her that I can't imagine a better pediatric dentist office. Thank you."
“Amazing very child-friendly office!! Highly recommend. Loved the comfy beach office environment. The office staff, the dental assistant and Dr Tami were all super friendly, and had great bedside manners. Absolutely wonderful with my 7 yo daughter , who came in scared for her first dentist visit and left saying "can we come back tomorrow!!!"”
“We have been patients at San Ramon Pediatric Dentistry for several years and cannot say enough positive things about it...
Whether it's a regular cleaning, difficult procedure or ortho referral they are a one stop shop. I have never felt so at ease in a doctor/dentist office and know it is because they truly care about my children and their health and safety. Thank you, thank you, thank you. We are so grateful for all you do.”
"We were so thankful for the referral to Dr. Kobayashi and her incredible team of professionals when we were seeking experts who knew how to work with children. They are caring, patient and extremely skilled. Our kids love being entertained by the latest popular Disney movie while getting their teeth cleaned and actually look forward to their dental appointments!!"
"My kids have been going here since they were 1 year old and we love the facility as well as the staff. Dr. Rimi is patient, kind, fun and very personable. The facility is cute and comfortable. We highly recommend San Ramon pediatric dentistry!"
- Christine L., facebook
"This place is so awesome...my daughter is a special-needs kid and Dr. Rimi and her staff are so patient and accommodating! She actually looks forward to her dental appointments!!!"
-Ron T., facebook
"Our kids have been coming here for over 8years! Pediatric Dentistry makes going to the dentist a fun thing to do. From the Drs to the staff they ALL are great! I would recommend them to any parent! If there was a 6star option I would have picked that! Thank you for all you do and congratulations on 10yrs!"
-Bebe M., facebook
"Don't just like but love this place as much as our 4 kids do. Recommended to more families than I can remember. Professional and very personable to all of our kids from tot to tween. There new office is obviously a labor of love for their patients and profession."
-Joe J., facebook
"My little girls love coming to the dentists. The doctors are so sweet, patient and knowledgeable! We moved and still make the drive to San Ramon to stay with this office."
-Erin B., facebook
"They are awesome! Always great with my girls who don't always love to go see the dentist"
-Liana V., facebook
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Our Pediatric Dental Specialists
Dr. Christine Rimi Kobayashi
Dr. Tami Fujino