We hope that you are all staying well. Through the pandemic that continues, our emphasis and priority has been to keep your family and our staff safe. We have always practiced strict decontamination procedures that eliminate HIV, Hepatitis, and COVID-19 in addition to other viruses and germs. Rest assured knowing that we adhere to strict protocols set by the CDC, ADA, CDA, and the Dental Board of California. There are some additional room decontamination procedures that have been implemented to eliminate the transmission of COVID-19 including newly installed medical grade air filters throughout the office.
Our COVID-19 protocols are in place to ensure your safety and that of our team.
Please remember, we truly enjoy caring for your children, and are mindful of caring for our patients and staff too, and want to ensure that we take the necessary precautions for everyone’s safety.
You will receive a call, email or text regarding your dental appointment and we will do our best to get you in as soon as possible within the limitations of the schedule. Our staff will remind you of the changes as you schedule your child’s appointment.
Please call the office at 619-741-1500 if you have a dental emergency, questions, or concerns and we will help you to the best of our ability. Please remember that you may text us during business hours at 619-736-0641.
We look forward to seeing you soon,
Parvathi Pokala DDS FAAPD FACD & Harjot Chawla DDS FAAPD
Diplomates of the American Board of Pediatric DentistryCounty Health Officials Urge Public to Continue Routine Medical, Dental Care
You can rest assured that your child's smile is in the best of hands at our practice. As skilled and experienced pediatric specialists, our doctors provide the gentle, compassionate care required to address the dental needs of children from infancy through adolescence.
Whether it's your little one's first visit to the dentist, a routine checkup, your child has special needs, or prompt treatment for a dental emergency is required, the San Diego pediatric dental office of Drs. Pokala and Chawla provides the highest quality of care.
Along with our skilled specialists, our office team is sensitive to the unique needs of children and knows just how to help your child feel most at ease. Plus, everything in our kid-friendly office is designed to help make each trip to the dentist a comfortable, positive, and engaging experience!
Please give us a call if you would like to hear more about our practice, or would like more information on the services we provide. We look forward to welcoming your family into ours.
Our pediatric dentists are Board Certified by the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry and hold a prestigious diplomate status for Pediatric Dentistry.Learn More
Does your child have a dental emergency? At our office, we're here to help and provide a thorough evaluation to get your child smiling again!Learn More
From tooth fillings and extractions to dental crowns and root canals. Our experienced dentists know exactly how to care for your child’s teeth.Learn More
Our board certified dentists can provide sedation dentistry to help your child reduce and eliminate anxiety during their dental procedure.Learn More
Dr. Pokala was raised in England and graduated from University College London Dental School in 1981 with a Bachelors in Dental Surgery degree with Honors. She and her husband emigrated to the U.S. in 1984 and she went on to receive her DDS from Columbia University in 1988. During her time at Columbia University she found that providing dental care for children was extremely rewarding and she pursued a career in pediatric dentistry.Read More
Dr. Chawla grew up in India before moving to California. He completed his undergraduate studies in Neuroscience at UCLA. After volunteering in various fields, he realized that dentistry provided a little bit of everything he enjoyed – helping people, working with his hands, being involved in the health field and spending time with his family.Read More
Dr. Arielle Ganas was raised in Long Island, New York. After her mom immigrated as a nurse from the Philippines, she was inspired to pursue a career in healthcare. She shadowed several medical specialties, but as soon as she stepped into a pediatric dental office she automatically felt at home. She loved working with families and truly enjoyed working with children, especially those who feared sitting in the dental chair. She noticed that patience and compassion were the keys to a genuine and trusting doctor-patient relationship.Read More
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