Land Park Dentistry Services

Pediatric Dentistry

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.

Orthodontics

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.

 

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Meet Our Doctors

Surdside Kids Dental Employee

Dr. Darcy Owen
Pediatric Specialist

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.

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Dr. Raj Sanghvi
Pediatric Specialist

Bio Coming Soon.

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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.

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Dr. Ryan Plewe
Orthodontist

Dr Ryan Plewe has been practicing orthodontics for the past 10 years and has extensive experience in treating children, teens and adults.  He's excited to be joining the Surfside team because of the quality care, quality staff and the fun atmosphere!  He earned his bachelors degree at the University of Utah where he graduated with honors.  His desire to be in a medical profession led him to Los Angeles where he attended the UCLA school of dentistry. It was in Los Angeles that he met, and married his wife, Laurel.  While in dental school, he realized that his greatest passion in dentistry was for orthodontics.  The excitement and confidence people gained, as their smile improved, really appealed to him.  While at UCLA, he graduated in the top of his class and was awarded the Shapiro scholarship for academic excellence and leadership.  After dental school, Dr Plewe completed a 3-year residency program, also at UCLA, where he specialized in orthodontics and dentofacial orthopedics.  As part of his residency, he earned his Masters of Science degree.

Dr Plewe is currently a member of the American Association of Orthodontists.  For Dr Plewe, it's important that every patient gets the personalized care they desire and has an enjoyable experience with their orthodontic treatment.  In giving back to the community, he volunteers at his church and sponsors multiple events at local schools.

He and his wife have 3 children: Justin, Garret and Heidi.  In his spare time, he enjoys spending quality time with his family, playing sports and being outdoors.