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Lil' Smiles - David M. Toppi D.M.D.

San Diego Pediatric Dentist


Notice of temporary closure in light of the COVID-19 pandemic

Dear parents and children,

We hope that this message finds you safe and well. We are all facing uncertain and scary times, but hoping that we will all ride the storm and come out better as a local and global community. 

We wanted to reassure all of you that strict infection control practices have always been first and foremost in our practice, and that has not changed since the outbreak.  But even with the best infection control practice, dentistry, by its inherent high-risk for aerosolizing saliva and blood, is a potential source for spreading the COVID-19 virus. In addition, it is now known that individuals including children can be carriers of the virus for a certain window of time with mild or no symptoms. 

After much deliberation and with requirements from the CDC and California Dental Association, we have decided to temporarily close the office, until further notice.

We will reach out to each of you to reschedule your child’s appointments, once we are able to reopen. 

Of course we will monitor the situation closely and will re-open when it is safe to do so. 

~Dr. Toppi and staff at Lil’ Smiles Pediatric Dentistry


At Lil’ Smiles, our compassionate pediatric dentist provides gentle care for children starting at the age of one year old. The welcoming underwater themed décor at our office creates an environment that makes it fun for your child to receive dental care. Our practice serves Mission Valley and all of San Diego with quality pediatric dentistry. 

Dr. Toppi is committed to approaching each child with respect and personalizes his treatments to meet your child's unique dental needs. Also, the engaging attitude of our friendly and caring pediatric dental team helps kids become comfortable and relaxed during their visits.

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Dolphin Cove

Our “Under the Sea” theme, playhouse, and touch-screen video games keep your child entertained before their visit and our in-ceiling TVs that play kids programming and movies continue to entertain during exams and treatments.

At our fun and inviting underwater themed practice,  your child’s visits will be memorable!

Our Pediatric Dental Services

Our Amalgam-Free San Diego practice offers a wide range of treatments including the following:

Our fluoride treatments protect young teeth and build the foundation for future healthy teeth to emerge. Very young children (ages 1-2)  remain comfortably on their parent’s lap during their visits. These lap to lap appointments help you and your child build a relationship with Dr. Toppi. He can quickly examine your child’s teeth and gums, demonstrate proper infant brushing techniques and apply a fluoride varnish.

When attending to your child’s dental needs, we understand the importance of a productive appointment. For complex procedures or anxious patients, we present relaxation options including 1-visit I.V. sedation.

Preventing Issues and Establishing Positive Dental Habits

children friendly dentist in san diegoBy evaluating your baby’s teeth early, Dr. Toppi can determine if orthodontic care will be required and recommend further services at the appropriate time. Any issues with thumb sucking or other oral habits can be addressed, reducing possible complications. A thorough exam allows us to locate the first signs of decay and treat it proactively.

Call San Diego's Family Friendly Dentist

We'll Make Your Child Smile

Dr. Toppi specializes in treating kids and their oral health concerns. He takes his role as your child’s first dentist seriously, knowing that he has a big part in helping them understand the value of their smile and the vital function it provides.

When you visit our office, your child's positive experience is our top priority. Our entire team is dedicated to providing your child with the personalized, gentle care that they deserve.

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Dr. Toppi’s warm personality, gentle approach (and our fun rewards) makes kids want to come back to the dentist!

We Are A United Concordia Tricare Dental Practice Proudly Serving Military Families in San Diego

Part of our commitment to serving our patients includes providing parents with the information that helps them to make more informed decisions about their child's oral health needs. 

We offer a variety of treatment options for your child, including tooth-colored fluoride releasing fillings, crowns, and sedation if necessary.  In addition, our office has been custom designed by Dr. Toppi and staff with an underwater theme!  It is sure to put your child at ease from the moment you arrive...begin your experience with a SMILE!

Please browse through our website and be sure to give us a call if you have any questions or would like to schedule an appointment.

Lil' Smiles - David M. Toppi D.M.D.

10415 San Diego Mission Rd. #A
San Diego, CA 92108
Phone: 619-640-3000

 Office Hours  
 Monday - Friday 8:00AM - 5:00PM  


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