Welcome to Diablo Valley Pediatric Dentistry, the specialized pediatric dental practice of Dr. Richard Rissel and Dr. Jason Renner. Our practice has served families in the Diablo Valley, East County, and Lamorinda areas since 1980. We provide quality dental care in a caring comfortable environment that leads to a lifetime of good dental health. With an emphasis on prevention, we endeavor to get our patients to the end of high school or college with minimal fillings, straight teeth, and wisdom teeth gone. This launches young adults into the world with few dental worries except periodic cleanings and check-ups. We accomplish this by creating long lasting relationships with our families and developing trust and confidence with all of our patients, especially, the very young and those with special needs.
While some agencies recommend starting dental care at twelve months of age, we feel that is unnecessary unless there is some unusual condition that is noticed by a child’s parents. Generally, we feel it is appropriate to begin care from eighteen to twenty four months of age. Because children’s mouths change so rapidly, it is important to have examinations, cleanings and fluoride treatments every six to nine months after their initial visit.