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Pediatric Dentistry

Pediatric Dentistry Berkeley CA

Caring for Children is a Priority, Not an Afterthought: We Set the Foundation for a Lifetime of Healthy Smiles

All individuals, regardless of age and need, deserve quality, personalized care that transcends the “ordinary.” We at Trascendentist in Berkeley, California, are privileged to provide pediatric dentistry services woven into our practice’s fabric. Our dentists, Drs. Praj Kamat and Ruhi Sangha, approach each interaction with our valued clients or guests through the lens of their whole-body needs. As we put it, you and your family are more than “just” a set of teeth and gums to us! Furthermore, we intimately understand the unique needs and special considerations associated with caring for children. We do not simply treat kids as “little adults.”

Our dentists are, first and foremost, mothers with young children. As dental professionals and mothers, Drs. Kamat and Sangha appreciate exceptional, safe, and responsible dentistry and build a strong lifetime bond between the child and the dentist and dental team. This concept is essential; healthy perceptions (and relationships) of dentistry are built in early childhood. What we do now and how we interact with children sets the stage for lifelong oral care and wellness critical to overall health and wellbeing. The doctors’ own children can be found at our peaceful, inviting, and kid-friendly office, benefiting from the range of available preventative services. And, yes, many conditions that can adversely affect the health of your child’s teeth, gums, and mouth can be prevented. Just like adults, healthy pediatric clients should visit us at least once every six months or twice yearly. During these visits, we will:

  • Complete a comprehensive exam that gently evaluates the state of the mouth 
  • Use state-of-the-art diagnostics like safe digital X-rays to pinpoint “hidden” or hard-to-see problems, which cannot be detected with a visual inspection alone 
  • Discuss and apply preventative services as needed; for instance, dental sealants protect the grooved back teeth at substantially greater risk of developing cavities than their smooth, easier-to-reach counterparts, and custom mouthguards are appropriate for young athletes at risk of oral injuries due to contact sports 
  •  Light-touch professional cleanings that effectively and painlessly remove surface stains, bacteria, plaque, and stubborn plaque build-up (or tartar) from the teeth and at the gum line to support a sustained healthy, functional, and attractive smile

During an exam, if our dentists notice problems with how your child’s teeth, jaws, or other areas of the mouth and face are developing, we will recommend proactive restorative care. Dental restorations such as tooth-colored fillings are made from non-toxic metal-free materials, preserving the utmost healthy tooth structure. Proactive removal of a wisdom tooth not erupting normally may be suggested to avoid the undesirable effects and potential complications associated with impacted third molars, the last teeth to break through the gums. Early interventions to modify destructive behaviors and habits that can give rise to problems later in life, such as a “bad bite” and the need for braces, may also be in your child’s future. Since our approach to care transcends consideration of the oral cavity exclusively, we also partner with parents and caregivers to promote those healthy habits, such as specific cleaning techniques and nutrition, which enhance the teeth and smile as well as the rest of the body.

Call Transcendentist in Berkeley, California, at (510) 800-7660. You may also request an appointment or virtual consultation through the buttons on this website.

Dr. Ruhi Sangha with two children at Transcendentist, Berkeley, CA
Dr. Praj Kamat looking at the children at Transcendentist, Berkeley, CA
Dr. Praj Kamat
Dr. Praj Kamat
Dr. Ruhi Sangha
Dr. Ruhi Sangha

Meet The Transcendentist Dentists

Dr. Praj Kamat considers it a privilege to be able to combine dentistry with being environmentally responsible. She was trained at the prestigious Pacific Dugoni School of Dentistry in San Francisco and uses her skills and experience to provide top-quality dentistry to the communities in Berkeley, CA.

Dr. Ruhi Sangha believes that dentistry should be performed by caring and compassionate people. A graduate of the University of Pacific School of Dentistry in San Francisco, she considers technology and innovation an integral part of a dental practice and strives to use the most modern techniques at the Transcendentist for the benefit of patients.

They are assisted by a team of top dental professionals including John Cuesta, Registered Dental Assistant; and Mariela Rios, Dental Assistant.

Success Stories

Dr. Praj has been working my teeth for awhile now. She a highly skilled dentist. She’s done three fillings for me and has the gentlest touch with the local anesthetic. She is a master of teeth cleaning!

Kalani R.
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