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 Patients Say
"I am very happy with the level of care my family was provided today. I have three kids and they were all a bit nervous about visiting a new dentist. From beginning to end of the appointments the service/care was exceptional. The receptionist was so patient and kind, the hygienist was caring and provided explanations, the dentist really walked us through treatment in detail. I can tell this is very caring environment and I’m here for it. Already have our next appointments scheduled. Thank you team!"
"We’ve been going Lamorinda Tooth Buds with my son who is quite anxious about going and each time we are met with calm, kind and relaxing professionals who put my son and myself at ease. We feel lucky to have found tooth buds and plan to continue there as long as possible!"
"Our 5 yr old has had a few visits, most recently getting a few cavities filled. Our experience each time has been amazing - everyone makes him feel comfortable, as well as distracted enough to make getting his first cavity filled smooth and uneventful (in the best ways possible). Highly recommend!"
"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. She was able to hold Israel's attention and teach him about oral hygiene so he would understand. Now he does so much better when I am flossing his teeth as a result. I cannot recommend La Morinda Tooth Buds. Not to mention, we drove from over 30 miles away and it was very much worth it!"
"The staff at Lamorinda Tooth buds is amazing. They take great care in helping my children understand procedures and ease anxiety every step of the way. Would highly recommend!"
"First off every single person in the office was so sweet and made sure to somehow connect with my daughter. It was her first time going to the dentist. Desi was her hygienist and explained everything and let my daughter feel the instruments and told her what they did. The dentist was very sweet and gentle, I don't remember his name but he was great!"
"The staff was extremely sweet and caring. You can see how mindful they are of all their patients and the parents. My toddler was treated so kindly. They ask a lot of questions and ensure all your questions are answered. Bravo ladies!!"
"I continue to be impressed by Lamorinda Tooth Buds. We switched from another dental office because they were no longer managing our insurance. I wish we had jumped sooner—this office is friendly, clean and efficient. My daughter loves the sweet therapy dog there, too!"
Meet the Doctors
Dr. Barnali Roy grew up in Southern California. She 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 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 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 uses a comprehensive treatment approach to provide the highest quality care while having fun!
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