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Welcome to Merced Pediatric Dentistry!

We’re creating out-of-this-world smiles!

Merced Pediatric Dentistry is a leading pediatric dental practice offering a kid-friendly atmosphere to accommodate and ensure parents that their children are in the best care, have excellent dental treatments, and an out-of-this-world experience at the dentist. We go to infinity and beyond to help implement a foundation of good oral health that will give you child a million dollar smile that will last a lifetime. We educate our patients about accurate brushing habits, flossing techniques, and the importance of routine dental office visits. Early education prepares kids for a lifetime of excellent dental health!

At Merced Pediatric Dentistry, we strive to make every child feel at ease. Upon entering our rocket ship, our patients have access to our intergalactic tools which feature the latest electronic entertainment, including flat screen TVs in every chair, PlayStation and Nintendo DS in our waiting areas, and patient rewards for a job well done. A combination of our recognized doctors, loving crew, and fun ambience makes a typical office visit become an unforgettable experience. Are you ready for lift off?



The Foundation for a Lifetime of Excellent Oral Health!

As a well-respected pediatric dental practice in Merced, we provide a fun, kid-friendly environment to ensure that children get the outstanding care they deserve. We go to infinity and beyond to create a foundation of excellent oral health that will give your child a million dollar smile to last a lifetime!

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  • Educational Videos

    Take a few minutes to watch our educational videos and learn more about different dental treatments and procedures. Video topics include general & cosmetic dentistry, Implants, oral health and hygiene, orthodontics and preventative dentistry. ...

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  • Smile Makeover

    Smiling with confidence makes you feel great. A beautiful smile is also an important social and professional asset. Yet there are many people who avoid showing their teeth in public or in photographs because they don't like what they see. If that describes you, then why not start the process of getting ...

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  • Periodontal (Gum) Disease

    While you may think that some loss of teeth is inevitable with aging, it is actually possible for all of your teeth to last a lifetime. One of the ways you can achieve this goal is to avoid periodontal disease (“peri” – around; “odont” – tooth), which is caused by bacteria that attack the ...

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  • Mouthrinses

    Numerous studies have shown that using an appropriate mouth rinse, in conjunction with regular brushing and flossing, is an easy and effective way for you to improve your overall oral health. As part of a regular program of oral hygiene, mouth rinses (which are sometimes called mouthwashes) can be effective ...

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  • Oral Hygiene for Kids

    Teeth can last a lifetime if you take care of them right — and the best time to start is just as soon as they begin appearing. By establishing good oral hygiene routines for your children right from the start, you'll give them the best chance of keeping their teeth healthy — forever. Tooth decay, ...

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  • Invisalign for Teens

    There's a new technology that's (literally) putting a smile on plenty of young faces: A system of clear, removable aligners made especially for teens called Invisalign Teen®! If you (or a teenager you know) are a candidate for this treatment, you might find it's the best fit for your lifestyle: It lets ...

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  • Fillings

    If you have never had a cavity, congratulations! If you have had one, you are not alone. About 78% of us have had at least one cavity by the time we reach age 17, according to a 2000 report by the U.S. Surgeon General. Fortunately there's a time-tested treatment for cavities: the dental filling. Fillings ...

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  • Orthodontic FAQs

    What do orthodontists do? Orthodontists are dental specialists who diagnose and treat problems with the position, alignment or spacing of the teeth, and related irregularities in the face and the jaw. A number of special treatments, including braces and other oral appliances, are used to correct these ...

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  • Sinus Surgery

    If you want to replace a missing or failing tooth with a state-of-the-art dental implant (watch dental implant video), your dentist will first need to make sure that you have sufficient bone in your jaw to anchor the implant. This is true no matter what type of tooth is being replaced. However, if it ...

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  • Tips to Prevent Cavities

    Cavities are little holes in teeth that can eventually cause big problems. They form when tooth-eroding acid attacks a tooth's protective outer covering (enamel). This acid mainly comes from two sources: your diet, and certain oral bacteria that thrive in the absence of effective oral hygiene. If cavities ...

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Meet Our Doctors

Together, Drs. Marie D. Moran and Teresa J. Lee are dedicated to helping children achieve and maintain beautiful, healthy smiles!

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    Marie D. Moran

    Dr. Marie Moran's enthusiasm and concern for the health of children is part of our goal to provide dental services in a caring atmosphere for children. Her pleasant demeanor and clinical competence is an asset to the Merced community.

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  • Dr.
    Teresa J. Lee

    Dr. Teresa J. Lee serves as a Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry. She received her Doctor of Dental Surgery Degree from the University of California, Los Angeles and completed her pediatric dentistry residency at the University of Southern California.

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