Antioch Brentwood Pediatric Dentistry
Leslie K. Tanimura, DDS, MSD
Dr. Tanimura is a graduate of the University of Southern California School of Dentistry and the Indiana University pediatric dentistry residency program. Dr. Tanimura also completed a cerebral palsy fellowship and received her master's degree while attending Indiana University. During her years as a faculty member at the University of Kentucky, she attained certification by the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry and currently serves as an Examiner for the board. Dr. Tanimura is an avid reader, enjoys baking and knitting, and is the mother of twins.
Robert C. K. Peng, DDS
Dr. Peng is a graduate of the University of California, Los Angeles, School of Dentistry and the UCLA pediatric dentistry residency program. He has been a faculty member at the University of Pacific School of Dentistry since 1999. Dr. Peng truly enjoys working with children and can often be found singing or entertaining patients during their treatments. Dr. Peng is married and has two sons. He enjoys activities such as skiing, biking, traveling, and playing tennis.
Patrick T. So, DDS
Dr. Patrick So was born in the Philippines and raised in San Diego. He attended the University of San Diego where he earned his bachelor of science in animal neuroscience and physiology, and his bachelor of arts in communications. Upon completion of his undergraduate education, Dr. So attended the New York University College of Dentistry. He also completed a two year pediatric residency at New York University and served as the hospital's chief pediatric dental resident. After completing his residency, Dr. So remains involved with his alma mater's outreach program and has provided care in Alaska, Mexico and Tanzania and enjoys traveling, cooking, reading, golfing, and spending time with his family and friends.
Richard S. Sobel, DDS
Dr. Richard Sobel has practiced and taught pediatric dentistry since 1970. He is a graduate of the State University of New York at Buffalo and received his specialty training at Harvard University and the Children's Hospital Medical Center, Boston, where he also completed a birth defects fellowship. Dr. Sobel is a former director of the pediatric dentistry residency program at Children's Hospital Oakland and is currently active with the hospital's craniofacial team. Additionally, he is on the faculty of the University of Pacific School of Dentistry and the University of California, San Francisco, School of Dentistry. Dr. Sobel is a past president of the California Society of Pediatric Dentistry and was a trustee of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry. He loves to run, travel, dine and cook with his wife.
ABOUT THE PRACTICE
The pediatric dentists at Antioch and Brentwood Pediatric Dentistry are recognized specialists in early childhood caries, oral-facial growth and development, and children with disabilities. Our dentists have attended prominent dental schools and postdoctoral specialty programs, published professional papers, and held positions on the faculties of leading universities.
Our practice provides a full range of pediatric dental services including, but not limited to:
Welcome to Antioch and Brentwood Pediatric Dentistry! We are looking forward to meeting you and your child at your first visit. As pediatric dental specialists, we are committed to improving the oral health of children and adolescents. Our goal is to provide thorough and high quality care while promoting a positive attitude toward dentistry. Equally dedicated to this goal are the members of our staff and dental team. Your child's visit to our office will be a unique and pleasant experience.
In preparing your child for this visit, a simple statement the day before might be, "Tomorrow we are going to meet your new dentist. He/She especially likes children and will look at your teeth and bright smile." Please avoid fearful stories and anxiety producing words such as, "hurt", "pain", "pull", and "shot". Instead, tell your child that we will explain all procedures and will answer all of his/her questions. Treat this appointment in a matter-of-fact way and so will your child. Remember, you can easily transmit your past dental fears to your child.
Do not hesitate to let us know if you have any special concerns. In fact, you may want to write down the questions you have for us on the patient history form. Again, welcome to our pediatric dental office!
Dr. Tanimura and Dr. Peng are Board Certified and are members of the following associations:
American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry
California Society of Pediatric Dentistry
Western Society of Pediatric Dentistry
American Dental Association
California Dental Association
Contra Costa Dental Society
|Business Types:||Pediatric Denistry|
|Awards And Certifications:||Board Certified|
|Associations:||Dr Tanimura and Dr Peng are board certified and are members of the following associations: American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry California Society of Pediatric Dentistry Western Society of Pediatric Dentistry American Dental Association California Dental Association Contra Costa Dental Association American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry California Society of Pediatric Dentistry Western Society of Pediatric Dentistry American Dental Association California Dental Association Contra Costa Dental Association American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry California Society of Pediatric Dentistry Western Society of Pediatric Dentistry American Dental Association California Dental Association Contra Costa Dental Association|
|Number Of Locations:||2|
|Service Area:||Brentwood, CA , Antioch, CA, Discovery Bay, CA , Oakley, CA, Knightson, CA|
|Zip Codes:||94513, 94509, 94531|