Patient Information

Patient information

Practice Overview

At Lil’ Smiles, our compassionate pediatric dentist provides gentle care for children starting at the age of one year old. 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.

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

New Patient Information

Scheduling Appointments

Your child is seen on an appointment basis, and we reserve time specifically with your child, Dr. Toppi, and our staff. We ask that you complete an online appointment request or call (619) 640-3000 in advance so that we may reserve an appointment time for your child. At this time we will gather basic information and any dental insurance you may have for your child.

If you are a NEW PATIENT to our office, we will be emailing you our e-forms. You will simply read the forms & submit them prior to your child's appointment. If you have an iPad, you may sign the forms at home. Otherwise, you will sign on our iPad when you come in for your child's appointment.

Patient Forms

If you would like to see our Anesthesiologist's brochure, please click the link below.  For those thinking of having sedation for your child, or for those already scheduled, Dr. Mai's forms are also included.

Payment Options

For your convenience, we accept Cash, Mastercard, Visa, American Express, personal local checks (excluding one visit treatment under IV sedation). Payment is expected at the time services are performed. Feel free to contact our office If your treatment plan requires more comprehensive dental work and you want to discuss financial arrangements.

Our Practice Accepts Care Credit

Care Credit is a unique health care financing company that allows you to make regular payments for your child's dental treatment.

Accepting Most Major Insurance Plans

  • Network With TriCare
  • Guardian
  • Ameritas
  • Blue Cross

If you do not see your insurance plan listed please feel free to contact our practice as we work with many other insurance plans as well. We take care of all the insurance paperwork for you! Please call our office at (619) 640-3000 to discuss your specific dental insurance benefit plan with one of our knowledgeable staff.


Patient Education

Dental Video Library

Because we are committed to improving the oral healthcare knowledge of our patients, we are providing the following selection of dental videos which we hope you will find interesting and informative. We have grouped the videos into various categories to provide quick access to the topics of greatest interest to you.

Click Here to watch our series of educational dental videos!

Frequently Asked Questions

Click Here to view some of the most frequently asked questions patients have about dentistry and oral health issues.

Interesting Dental Websites

In addition to our own website, there are other sites on the Web that provide interesting and helpful dental information.  Because we are committed to improving the oral healthcare knowledge of our patients, we are providing the following selection of links to other sites you might find interesting and informative.  We have grouped some of the links into various categories to provide quick access to the topics of greatest interest to you.    

If you have a suggestion for a new link, please send us an email, as we are always looking for good resources to pass along to our valued patients and visitors to our website.  We hope you find these sites helpful!

  • American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry
    • Provides excellent information pediatric dentistry for parents with young children.
  • American Dental Association
    • Provides information for the general public including dental care articles, dental insurance information, and information for students interested in dentistry.
  • Sonicare
    • Learn how the Sonicare toothbrush creates an indescribable clean feeling, the benefits you can expect, and even take a factory tour.
  • Kids Healthworks
    • Free parenting resources, child safety tips, child health questions, and more.  This is the parenting resource site for the broadcast television series Kids Healthworks developed in conjunction with the American Academy of Pediatrics and currently airing on Discovery Health Channel.


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