About Us

We are very excited to be the first pediatric dental office in Lafayette. We truly enjoy and feel honored to serve the Lamorinda community and aim to make each dental visit a fun experience that your child will not forget!

Our Tooth Buds name was inspired by the fact that teeth stem from tooth buds, but also that we are "buds" with our patients and their families! The décor in each of the rooms in our office was inspired by a place that Dr. Roy has lived that has been important to her. We have a San Francisco, New York, and Boston room.
We can't wait to have you check out our cities and have you become one of our "Tooth Buddies" soon!
Lamorinda Tooth Buddies
Lamorinda Tooth Buds - Our Patients Say

Our Patients Say

What a wonderful experience! Everyone was so sweet and did everything they could to make my 5 year old comfortable! The office is perfect for keeping patients both safe and entertained! My son looks forward to going to the dentist...

- Lauren

Dr. Roy and her entire team are exceptional! I took my 3-year-old son for the first time, and he enjoyed the experience so much he talks about his dentist all the time! Dr. Roy certainly has a gift for this.

- Pina

Our kids LOVE Dr. Roy - one is even inspired to become a dentist as a result of our time here. Dr. Roy is very knowledgeable, trustworthy, and just an absolute pleasure to see interacting with our kids.

- Minoj

Dr. Roy and her staff are phenomenal. The team always provides so much information and helpful advice for our 1- and 4-year-old girls. Also, Dr. Roy really knows how to talk with younger kids and let them know what they can do for their dental health.

- Heather

Meet Our Team


Buddy is our Certified Therapy Dog. He is a Terrier-Chihuahua mix and a huge snuggle bug! Let us know if you would like to meet or cuddle with our sweet boy at your next visit!

Dr. Roy - Lamorinda Tooth Buds
Dr. Roy

Dr. Roy received her bachelor’s degree in Biochemistry with a minor in Psychology from the University of California, San Diego. After college, she spent one year doing research in Boston at Harvard Medical School. She then went on to obtain her doctor of dental surgery (DDS) degree from Columbia University College of Dental Medicine where she was honored with an Award for Academic Excellence in Pediatric Dentistry.

Dr. Katie Kim

Dr. Katie Kim grew up in the Bay Area. She received her Bachelors of Science degree in Biology at the University of California, Irvine. She then moved to Los Angeles, CA to complete her doctor of dental surgery (DDS) degree at the University of Southern California, where she discovered her passion for working with children while volunteering at community clinics. She graduated in the top of her class and was inducted into Omicron Kappa Upsilon, a national dental honor society.

Why Choose Us?

Our office is committed to providing dental care in a warm and nurturing environment. We understand that a dental visit can sometimes be a frightening experience and so we strive to make visits and fun, unique, and memorable for your child. We want to make coming to our office something that children look forward to while also helping them understand the importance of taking care of their teeth and oral health. Our team focuses on prevention and use a comprehensive treatment approach to provide the highest quality care while having fun!

Listening to those we are privileged to serve.

Earning the trust and respect of patients, profession and community.

Exceeding your expectations.

Ensuring a creative, challenging and compassionate professional environment.

Striving for continuous improvement at all levels.
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1st Dental Visit

Pediatric dentistry involves care that is specific to babies, toddlers, children and teenagers. We aim to make your child’s dental visit as comfortable and relaxed as possible.


A dental filling is a restoration that is specifically used to fill in an area of one or more teeth that have become decayed. Dental decay, known as a cavity, can infiltrate a tooth and cause it to become weak.
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A dental emergency can occur at virtually any time, regardless of how well you take care of your smile. Unfortunately, it’s not uncommon for many of these emergencies to leave a patient in severe pain.

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