When 8-year-old Paula* came to Sonrisas, she had teeth decayed to the gumline. She’d had only been to the dentist once before. Paula’s mother first reached out to Sonrisas Dental Health in April 2023. It had been four years since her daughter had seen a dentist. Paula’s mom recounts, “The first time I took her [Paula] to the dentist she was fine, but then she was too afraid of treatment, so I stopped taking her. I called Sonrisas to schedule an appointment because I know they have pediatric dentists. I was told they’re not accepting new patients, but my daughter has Medi-Cal and it’s extremely difficult to find a pediatric dentist!” Sonrisas’ Care Team was able to schedule Paula for an appointment with one of our Pediatric dentists. We’re happy to report that Paula and her mom are now following a treatment plan at her new dental home at Sonrisas’ San Mateo office.

*Names have been changed to protect patient Privacy