USC University of Southern California

Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC


Children have unique requirements—and unique fears—when it comes to dental care. The Pediatric Dentistry Clinic specializes in creating a relaxing environment for young patients.

We provide a full spectrum of oral health care services for infants, children and adolescents, including those with special needs.

If necessary, sedation services are available, including general anesthesia under the supervision of a licensed professional. We can also teach you what you can do to ensure good oral health for your children.

Children in need of complex treatment or who have severe medical conditions, developmental disabilities and/or emotional problems may be referred to our affiliated hospital-based pediatric dentistry programs.

Residents (dentists in training) provide treatment under the supervision of expert faculty dentists. Not all patients are considered appropriate for treatment.

Becoming a Patient

If you would like your child to be seen at the Pediatric Clinic, make an initial appointment by calling the number below. A referral from a dentist is NOT required.

Parents of all patients are required to present valid photo identification (California driver’s license, California identification card, passport or other government-issued photo identification).

Please also bring your child’s full mouth X-rays to your appointment.

Paying for Your Dental Care

We accept Denti-Cal insurance. Denti-Cal patients must bring their Beneficiary Identification Card (BIC). All other patients must pay with cash or credit card.

Click here for more information about paying for your dental care.

Contact Information

To make an appointment, call: (213) 740-0412.

Clinic Hours

Monday through Friday
9 a.m.–noon
2 p.m.–5 p.m.