"My son can be a bit opinionated and the awesome team at Make a Smile worked there magic with him like I had never seen before.
Way to go!"


"All of my children are patients of your practice. We’ve always received excellent care and my children actually look forward to the dentist!"


"The best dentist office my sons have been to. They really like it. I even had my sister change her kids dentist to Make a Smile."


"I really appreciate that my kids enjoy going to Make a Smile for their dental needs."


"My daughter was very excited after we left and she really enjoyed her first visit to the dentist."


Rate a Dentist Mission Statements

Welcome to the Exciting World of Make a Smile!

Our mission is to provide you with extraordinary dental care for your growing little one. We believe in continual education and prevention of dental disease as your child grows from infancy to adulthood, centered in a fun and interactive environment designed just for kids. Our wonderful staff at Make a Smile Children's Dental love seeing infants, children, and young adults.

Your child will love the fun waiting room, designed with kids in mind! We care enough to know what kids like; movies in the treatment rooms, video games and lots of games and toys. The dentists and fun loving staff will work one on one with you and your child to fully explain diagnoses that will make you feel confident in your child’s treatment options. Our philosophy of inviting parents into the treatment room is a continual source of comfort for both children and parents.

We welcome all cases, patients of a young age, children who require an extra-gentle hand with behavioral management, or children with special needs. In addition to state-of-the-art technology, entertainment, and special distraction techniques, we offer a variety of sedation services; including in-office nitrous oxide, oral sedation, IV sedation and hospital dentistry.

Your Child's First Visit

You might be more anxious than your child on his or her first visit, so relax! Our state-of-the-art Make a Smile office is much different than when you were a kid. You’ll be amazed at how comfortable your child will feel here, and how eager they will be to return.

Their first dental visit is an important step in forming a positive experience, as well as helpful in creating a life-long preventative plan for your child. The first in-office visit should be scheduled when their first tooth erupts, or before their first birthday, whichever comes first. At your first visit you can expect:

If your child is comfortable receiving treatment alone, you are welcome to enjoy movies, toys and video games with your other children in our reception area. We are also happy to have you join your child during treatment, at any time. Since space is limited, however, we ask that you not bring other children to that appointment.

Following their first dental visit, your child should continue seeing us every six months for evaluation and professional dental cleanings.

Meet Our Team

Dr. Monica and her team of highly trained dental professionals have been serving the pediatric dental needs of the Greater Sacramento area in our Make a Smile Office since 2003. As well as in-office visits, our doctors have credentials in numerous hospitals around the Sacramento Area so that we can better serve your dental need.

Dr. Monica is an active member of:

Children with Special Health Care Needs

Our office strives to provide the best dental care for all children. Patients with significant medical, physical or mental disabilities often tend to present unique challenges to dentists. Our staff is specifically trained to treat special needs patients in our practice; providing and forming lasting friendships with them and their caregivers. By providing the gentleness and attention needed, our special needs patients are assured a positive dental visit.

In teaching our special needs patients and their caregivers preventative oral health techniques, our special needs patients significantly reduce the risk of preventable dental problems.