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J. Shahangian, DDS, MS, CLEC, FAAPD

Pediatric Dentist in San Diego

Dr. J grew up in San Diego and went to Rancho Bernardo High School, where he played soccer for the Broncos. Currently, he is on faculty with the UCLA Department of Pediatric Dentistry and is on staff with San Diego’s Rady Children’s Hospital. He is also a blogger and a breastfeeding advocate. Since 2010, he established his private practice in his hometown to serve San Diego families with two offices in Scripps Ranch/Mira Mesa area. He is also a proud husband and father of three girls.

Dr. J earned an honors degree in Molecular Cell Biology at UC Berkeley, then he attended UCLA for dental school. There, he served as Student Body President and was recognized by the Dean’s Leadership Institute. After earning his D.D.S. from UCLA with honors, Dr. J completed three years of specialty training at the University of North Carolina. At UNC, Dr. J served as Chief Resident and won national recognition for his research on hereditary dental disorders. As a breastfeeding advocate, Dr. J is also a UCSD trained Certified Lactation Educator Counselor.

To keep in touch with Dr. J, you can follow him on Twitter; check out ShahangianDDS.com or FB.com/ShahangianDDS.

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What Makes Us Unique?

  1. Dr. J Shahangian is board-certified and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry
  2. We have treated infants, children, and teens for more than a decade
  3. We have specialists in Orthodontics, Anesthesia and Oral Surgery
  4. We offer patients comprehensive oral health care from 0 to 18 years old
  5. We treat our patients like family, giving them the same standard of care and treatment we give our own children
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Our Patients Make Us Smile!

  • “My kids don't hate going to the dentist so I feel like we've won.”

    Briana W.

  • “I don't believe there could be a better dentist for kids.”

    Den W.

  • “Everyone was approachable and we never felt rushed.”

    Lyn C.

  • “It immediately corrected her silent reflux, gas and constipation issues!”

    K.M.

  • “They always leave happy. Nice job!”

    Julie W.

  • “Always a great experience and there's no one better with the kids.”

    Erika B.

  • “Excellent team and service!”

    Lil S.

  • “My 1 yr old did not cry once during examination and teeth cleaning.”

    Leti R.

  • “I’m so glad I found this dentist for my kids.”

    Nicole F.

  • “They are so kid friendly and know how to make them feel comfortable that I don't really need to do any hand holding or be involved which is nice.”

    Lance C.

  • “I was so grateful and he was extremely reassuring to a scared boy and an even more-freaked out mother.”

    Hope G.

  • “My kids are never scared to go to the dentist.”

    Lindsey M.

  • “Our daughter has never complained about going to the dentist's office.”

    Beth M.

  • “They feel safe and happy instead of anxious and afraid!”

    Kandi D.

  • “Our daughter who is normally a little apprehensive around strangers felt right at home and left the office saying "I had a SO much fun at the dentist!"”

    Andrew T.