Whether your child is visiting us for a routine cleaning appointment or to tackle a sugar bug, at Surfside kids dental the needs of your child is being met on an individual bases. Our caring pediatric dentist and knowledgeable staff understands, at times, anxiety comes to children with just the thought of seeing a dentist. At Surfside, our caring empathetic staff is here to ease the fear of going to a dentist. We offer state of the art equipment, movies to watch, and communicate with your child so the know what to expect from bringing to end.
When can you bring your child in for the first check up? Why is it important?
Per the American Pediatric Dental Association, establishing a dental home for your child when the first tooth appears, or no later than his/her first birthday can help prevent dental problems.
Land Park Office
While most dentists can recommend an orthodontist for their clients, at Surfside you don’t even have to leave the office!
Having your dentist and orthodontist in the same office means they can share information instantly and recommend the best procedures to one another.
Orthodontics is much more than just the straightening of teeth. It’s a specialized branch of dental care that also focuses on jaw structure and function. Our orthodontists specialize in correcting dental issues which are unique to children.
Jr. Surfclub is a fun and rewarding program that encourages patients between the ages of 7 and 18 to get actively involved in receiving proper oral growth guidance which leads them into their orthodontic treatment. Members have special access to contests, events, gear and so much more!
Dr. Darcy Owen was born in New York, but raised in Sacramento. She went to college at Northwestern University in Chicago and Dental School at UCLA. Dr. Darcy continued her education with a General Practice Residency at Queen’s Hospital in Honolulu, HI and a Pediatric Residency at Rady Children’s Hospital in San Diego, CA.
Dr. Darcy made a final return to Sacramento in 2009 with her husband in order raise their children, Cassidy and Owen and their furry kids Annie(dog) and Suzette(cat).
Dr. Darcy loves being active outside with her kids: running, biking, hiking, paddle-boarding, playing soccer and skiing(or boarding) on water or snow.
Dr. Jenny McCarthy Pediatric Specialist
Dr. Jenny McCarthy grew up in Hawaii, and moved to California to attend undergraduate school at UC Davis. She received her Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) from the University of Pacific School of Dentistry. She received her training in pediatric dentistry at Nationwide Children’s Hospital and Ohio State University.
After residency, Dr. Jenny moved back to California with her husband, Kevin, who is a Sacramento native. They are happy to call California home, and so are their two children, twins Maya and Kian. In her spare time, Dr. Jenny enjoys traveling, hiking, cooking and playing the ukulele.
Dr. Seth Lucas Orthodontic Specialist
Dr. Seth was born and raised in the Central Valley of California in the agricultural town of Turlock.
He attended dental school at the distinguished University of California San Francisco, where he also received his specialty training in orthodontics and dentofacial orthopedics.
Ultra-distance running, fishing, barbecuing, scuba diving, and snowboarding are things that Dr. Seth enjoys. His other passion has always been people. He loves getting to know individuals and making them smile.
Dr. Seth and his wife have three little ones. When not at Surfside, Seth is usually picking up their toys or laughing at their silly personalities. He is ecstatic to be working with the best dental team ever and is looking forward to meeting you!