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We hope you are all doing well and staying safe and healthy during this unusually challenging time.  Between doing school via Zoom, and having major changes to childcare options, we know that many families have been struggling to find normalcy in their daily schedules.  Our office has also faced many challenges, including a 2 1/2 month shutdown, making plans to reopen with social distancing, and attaining all necessary protective systems and equipment for our staff, patients, and families.

We are happy to report that since our reopening at the end of May, we have had no issues or complications, and have been able to provide continuous safe care for our patients.

If you have not visited our office, some of the changes we have implemented include:

  • Healthcare screening and temperature checks of all patients, caregivers, and staff
  • Requirement of masks in order to enter our office, and hand sanitizer throughout the office
  • Simplified waiting room, with outdoor open-air waiting space
  • Check-in and check-out process prioritizing social distancing
  • Virtual no-touch toy "box"
  • Plexiglass sneeze-guards and 8 separate HEPA air filtration units
  • Open windows and doors to also allow for optimal air circulation
  • 3 additional large extra-oral suction machines
  • 6 separate treatment areas to ensure physical distance between patients 

We hope to reassure all families that we are working within all recommended guidelines to provide safe and comprehensive care. If you still have reservations or concerns, please feel free to check our website at or call us at 310-453-0123.  You are welcome to speak to our front desk staff, or doctors, to answer any questions you might have.

We look forward to seeing you soon!

Drs. Jessie Schwarz & Ellen Stone, DMD


Looking for a skilled and gentle pediatric dentist in Santa Monica who can guide your child or teen down a path of optimal oral health? Dr. Jessie Schwarz and Dr. Ellen Stone specialize in child-focused dental care, and we understand what it takes to create a positive environment that makes visiting the dentist fun!

We believe a healthy smile starts with a great beginning. Your child's first visit to our office is important, and we want to make every visit a rewarding experience. While we recognize some children are nervous about visiting the dentist, we have created a kid-friendly office environment that will make your child's appointments enjoyable and stress-free.

Using the latest technology, our compassionate Santa Monica pediatric dentists offer comprehensive dental services for kids including X-rays, sealants, fluoride treatments, fillings, cleanings and regular exams to promote a lifetime of healthy smiles. You can learn more about all of your child's treatment options from our services page.

Santa Monica Dentistry for Children believes in a team approach to preventive care, and we encourage parents to take an active role in their child's dental health care. Because we are parents too, we understand that you may have concerns about your child's oral health needs. Our Santa Monica pediatric dentists are dedicated to working with parents to provide education based on prevention-focused dental care.

We want to thank you for choosing Santa Monica Dentistry for Children for your family's dental needs and welcome you to our practice.  We are located at 2825 Santa Monica Blvd., Santa Monica CA, 90404. Together, we are confident that we can help your child achieve healthy oral hygiene habits and a beautiful smile into adulthood. Please call or contact our Santa Monica office if you have any questions or to schedule an appointment

As pediatric dentists, we are constantly facing the age-old question, “When do I need to take the pacifier away from my child?”

Pacifier Help Is On The Way.....

Since the pacifier can sometimes mean the difference between parental sanity and utter chaos, our response to the question is met with dread. Of course, the answer is not always simple. One child can use a pacifier day and night until 4 years old without any notable changes in the bite, teeth, or jaw structure.  Another child may just use it to fall asleep and may have significant changes to the mouth.

So, we thought we would mention some general guidelines to help during this challenging time:

  1. Generally speaking, the more you suck, the more changes to the bite will occur. So, do your best to keep pacifiers sequestered in the crib.
  2. Don’t clip the pacifier to your child’s shirt. This makes it too tempting and easy to use.  (imagine: you are trying to diet and you are walking around with a pie in your purse)
  3. Using pacifiers that have a stuffed animal hanging off the back end is not recommended.  While cute, it adds weight to the pacifier, encouraging more vigorous sucking to keep it in place. The more passive the suck, the less changes will be noted in the bite.
  4. The brand or kind of pacifier does not make a real difference. What matters is frequency, duration, and intensity of sucking.

At your child’s dental visit, the doctors will discuss the pacifier use in greater detail and can tailor a plan to meet your child’s needs.



Dr. Schwarz on Santa Monica's own Brock On Your Block. She discusses how The Santa Monica Breakfast club raises donations to help provide dental care. 


We have new funky tie-dye t-shirts.  We are offering these as a thank you to all of our patients. We are also holding a contest to see who can send us a picture of their child, wearing the shirt, in the most outlandish location. You are welcome to stop by anytime to pick one up if your child has not yet received one. Please email photo submissions to [email protected]




Proud sponsors of the following organizations: 

Youth Cheerleading

A Call Away Foundation

Meet Our Doctors

Learn Who We Are

  • Ellen Stone

    Having lived in Santa Monica for over a decade, Dr. Ellen Stone is glad to finally make her dental home in Santa Monica.  She completed her dental degree at the University of Florida College of Dentistry in 1999.

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  • Jessie Schwarz

    Originally from Santa Fe, New Mexico, Dr. Jessie Schwarz received her Bachelors of Science in Physiology from UC Davis in 1998.  She completed her dental training at Harvard School of Dental Medicine in 2002, with honors.

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  • Alice Kim

    Dr. Kim was raised in San Diego and then moved to New York City where she graduated in 2004, magna cum laude, with her BA in Psychology at Barnard College of Columbia University.

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  • Your Rights and Responsibilities as a Patient

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  • Introduction

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