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About Our San Diego Pediatric Dental Practice

David M. Toppi received much of his training at the esteemed Miami Children’s Hospital and holds a specialty degree in Pediatric Dentistry from Nova Southeastern University. He has a personable chairside manner, and expertise in his field with more than 15 years of experience practicing children’s dentistry. 

Our warm and friendly team creates an inviting atmosphere that puts kids at ease, while our underwater themed play areas provide entertainment and touch-screen video games. Between the gentle and compassionate care they receive and the environment we offer, it’s no wonder our young patients love to visit with Dr. Toppi. We also provide complimentary hot coffee and tea for our parents. Lil’ Smiles Cafe ‘Perks’, as we call it, is located in our lobby for your convenience.

Comfortable Dental Visits

Our advanced hand-held imaging system is safe and easy to use with children, and our amalgam-free practice provides non-toxic tooth-colored composite fillings.

For kids that have dental anxieties, Dr. Toppi’s personality is usually enough to calm them down. However, we do offer sedation options for children with severe dental anxieties. For this IV sedation, we have a licensed dental anesthesiologist that visits several times per month to accommodate your child’s needs. With IV sedation your child will have a pleasant pain-free dental experience, with all their treatment completed safely in just one appointment.

Preventing Cavities and Establishing Proper Dental Care

Preventive dentistry is key in pediatric dentistry. Dr. Toppi is proactive when it comes to children’s oral health and offers effective treatments to establish a strong foundation for your child. Our dentist explains the role sweets and sticky/crunchy snacks play when it comes to cavities.  We teach them about better choices for the health of their teeth and gums.

Dr. Toppi also helps parents find ways to turn proper brushing and flossing into quality time spent together as a family. These treatments, along with education, and the ability to get kids to appreciate the value of their smile leads to healthy teeth and confidence in the future.

A Simple Digital Workflow for Your Convenience

Our office is green. Forms are emailed before your child’s visit and submitted online. Check-in is also digital, with our easy to use iPad app. We work with all PPO insurance companies and accept all major credit cards, checks, and cash. We offer a 5% discount for all cash payments. English, Spanish, and French are spoken in our office.


Directions to Our San Diego Children’s Dentist

  • We are conveniently located in central San Diego, near Qualcomm Stadium/SDCCU). Exit Friars Road East off the 15 freeway.
  • Take the first right on Rancho Mission Rd, and we are at the bottom of the hill. 
  • We are also easily accessible from the 8 freeway.

Lil' Smiles-David M. Toppi D.M.D Inc. provides children’s dental care for Mission Valley and all San Diego communities.


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