At Pediatric Dentistry of Palo Alto, We Treat the Child, Not the Tooth

Ours is a welcoming, safe, and supportive practice, where we treat each child with warmth, compassion, and kindness.


Appreciative of every child for who they are, and caring for them as family, we help children grow up feeling safe in the dental environment and empowered to maintain healthy smiles!

Establishing Lifetimes of Oral Health, One Smile and One Child at a Time!

The single most important feature of our office is the compassion, personality, and expertise of Dr. Vernon Adams, Dr. Jon Hurng, Dr. Susan Ku and our team. We focus on the experience of the individual visit: scheduling plenty of time for kids to get comfortable, parents to ask questions, and for all of us to connect.

Child-Centered Visits

We know that a child’s perception of reality is much more intense than that of an adult. Children are a dry sponge that soaks up new information and experiences. And time seems longer and more vivid for children compared to adults. Think of how long summer lasted when you were six years old. Now think of how long summer lasts as the parent of a six-year-old.

For that reason, we schedule longer individual appointments than most pediatric dental practices. This gives us the time needed to build trust and be more empathetic and receptive to the emotional and personality needs of the individual youngster.

A Specialized Focus

Dr. Adams, Dr. Jon and Dr. Susan have deep compassion for children with complex medical orders. Pediatric Dentistry of Palo Alto welcomes children whose medical condition must be managed in order provide necessary dental care. Typically, these children have to be hospitalized and treated under general anesthesia.

As a function of that, we also focus on the care of the special needs child: kids with cerebral palsy, autism, ADHD, developmentally delayed, or disabled. As part of the spectrum of dental treatment, we are able to provide care for these children with in-office general anesthesia, conscious sedation, nitrous oxide, and hospitalization as needed.

Kid-Friendly Environment

We have designed our practice to appeal to children, by offering a space where kids can be kids. With inviting décor, eclectic and interesting background music, Playstation 5 and video games, plus ceiling mounted TVs and a large library of movies, this is a fun space!

Our goal is for each child to feel safe, secure, and relaxed about the thought of coming to our office. We want them to enjoy visiting with us, because that makes them receptive to the oral health education we offer. Our patients grow up with optimal dental health and “graduate” to general dental practices with the knowledge and confidence needed to maintain a great smile for life!

Schedule an Appointment

Please contact our Menlo Park, CA pediatric dental office, which serves Palo Alto, Los Altos, Atherton, Redwood City, and surrounding communities, to schedule an appointment today!