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Welcome to Our Practice, Santa Monica Dentistry for Children!

officeDrs. Jessie Schwarz, Ellen Stone, Alice Kim-Bundy DMD, and Elana Norman DDS, MS

Hello and welcome to our practice!  We are a specialized dental office, offering comprehensive, state-of-the-art dental care in both Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics.  

Our team of Pediatric Dentistry healthcare providers at Santa Monica Dentistry for Children includes Dr. Jessie Schwarz DMD, Dr. Ellen Stone DMD and Dr. Alice Kim-Bundy DMD.  Along with their friendly and well-trained staff of assistants and nurses, the doctors will guide your child or teen down a path of optimal oral health by offering child-focused dental care in a positive environment that makes visiting the dentist fun! 

Using the latest technology, we offer comprehensive dental services for children and teens, 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.

Infants and young children:
We believe a healthy smile starts with a great beginning. Your child's first visit to our office is important, and because 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 demonstrations on cute stuffed animal puppets and an explanation of our tools and what they do, we work to make every visit for our younger patients a rewarding and educational experience.  Patients can choose whichever toothpaste they most prefer, including chocolate and birthday cake flavors!  And if you wish, we have televisions to play their favorite movie and an extensive toy box to end their visit with a fun prize. 

Older patients:
We spend extensive time with each of our patients, reviewing their oral hygiene and general oral health.  Areas of concern are marked on a dental report card that the child takes home with them, to help remind and reinforce good oral hygiene habits between regular check-ups.  Santa Monica Dentistry for Children believes in a team approach to preventive care, and we encourage you to take an active role in your child's dental health care. You are always welcome to accompany your child in the office and treatment areas or wait in the waiting room if you prefer.  Our pediatric dentists and friendly nursing staff will work with you to create an effective prevention-focused dental care plan for your child that can be implemented at home.

Orthodontics:
Our orthodontic team, which includes Dr. Elana Norman DDS, MS and staff, offers comprehensive orthodontic care, from early intervention and space-creating appliances to traditional orthodontic treatment and braces.  Both you and your children are informed about the process and steps to completing orthodontic care.  Patients' education regarding oral hygiene and best care practices for their orthodontic appliances is an essential part of their treatment.  To encourage a sense of responsibility, an informational packet is reviewed with each child which they are asked to review and sign, indicating that they understand and will take care of their teeth properly during orthodontic treatment. 

Dr. Norman is dedicated to creating individualized orthodontic treatment plans that are specific to each of her patients, avoiding a "cookie-cutter" approach to orthodontic care.  As a provider of traditional orthodontics, as well as an experienced Invisalign® provider, she is able to offer orthodontic treatment to patients of all ages, including younger children and teens as well as adults.  Please see our services page for additional information about her services. 

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.



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COVID-19 Update

Hello families and happy summer! We hope you are all doing well, staying healthy, and getting excited for the upcoming school year.  Our community has been through a lot over the last years, and we appreciate all your patience as our office has adjusted to a new "normal."  We wanted to reassure you that our commitment to safety has not changed, and we continue to follow infection control recommendations made by the American Dental Association (ADA), the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). We are staying up-to-date on any new rulings or guidance that may be issued, to ensure that our infection control procedures are current and adhere to each agencies’ recommendations.  Please see our Updates page for detailed information.

If you have any concerns, please feel free to contact 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, Alice Kim-Bundy, and Elana Norman

 

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Proud sponsors of the following organizations:

Santa Monica Breakfast Club

Santa Monica Dentistry for Children has been a proud partner and supporter of the Santa Monica Breakfast Club Welfare Fund for the last nine years.  The Santa Monica Breakfast Club is a community dental program for underprivileged kids which offers free dental and orthodontic care services to children in need of care.  Through referrals from Santa Monica elementary schools' nursing staff, at-risk children visit our office and are provided dental care, ranging from straightforward dental check-ups and cleanings to full mouth rehabilitation under general anesthesia, all at no charge to them.  In addition, children and teens with orthodontic issues that severely or significantly affect their quality of life have been treated at our office.  We look forward to continue our support of the Breakfast Club Welfare Fund as well as helping treat this under-served population of children in the future.


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Meet Our Doctors

Learn Who We Are

  • Dr.
    Ellen Stone
    DMD
    Pediatric Dentist

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

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  • Dr.
    Jessie Schwarz
    DMD
    Pediatric Dentist

    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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  • Dr.
    Alice Kim-Bundy
    DMD
    Pediatric Dentist

    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 the Barnard College of Columbia University.

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  • Dr.
    Elana Norman
    DDS, MS
    Orthodontist

    Dr. Norman is a native of Santa Monica, CA. After finishing high school at Samohi, she went on to UCLA to receive her Bachelor's degree in Neuroscience.

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Monday:

8:30 am-5:00 pm

Tuesday:

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Wednesday:

8:30 am-5:00 pm

Thursday:

8:30 am-5:00 pm

Friday:

8:30 am-5:00 pm

Saturday:

8:00 am-12:00 pm

Sunday:

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