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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!


Meet Our Doctors

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

  • Dr.
    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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Hours of Operation

Our Regular Schedule


7:00 am-5:00 pm


7:00 am-5:00 pm


7:00 am-5:00 pm


7:00 am-4:00 pm


7:00 am-1:00 pm






What Our Clients Say About Us

  • "They were so wonderful with my kids. Very kind and gentle"
    Jessica D.
  • "My daughter was seen yesterday and everyone is so sweet. Amanda was great with my daughter even when she was talking her head off. Thank you 😊"
    Araceli M.
  • "Merced Pediatric Dentistry is wonderful. They are very helpful and kind."
    Elizabeth E.
  • "Very thankful to this Dentistry for doing the best care possible for my children no matter how difficult it is."
    Yulia K.
  • "Excellent customer service. I really recommend this dentist, Dr. Moran has experience and knowledge and also she's kind to her patients."
    Sonia L.
  • "They have an awesome staff. The Drs are professional and thorough. Would definitely recommend to my family and friends."
    Somsy S.
  • "Nice personal and very professional!!"
    Marie M.
  • "Dr. Moran is very caring and excellent with helping children feel comfortable. A fun dental experience for kids."
    Jessica K.
  • "Dr Moran and her staff are amazing with my son, he has seen her for many years, we will be sad when he transitions to an adult dentist. Thank You Dr Moran and Staff"
    Kim C.
  • "My son enjoys coming here. And doesn't complain when we tell him he has a dentist appt coming."
    Subreena B.
  • "The most friendly staff, you can tell they really love what they do and that they love the kids. Staff made sure we were comfortable, and that we left well informed of the procedure done, and what to do at home for after care and why. The atmosphere is so fun, will definitely be returning with all of my kids."
    The Desert Lily
  • "Amazing staff and Dr! Everyone spoke with me and my 5 yr old and let us know what was going on. My son had a great experience and isn't scared to go back"
    Sarah L.
  • "So kind and patient staff. My son has really bad anxiety at the dentist prior to coming here. And there have been times where he refused to let them even look inside his mouth but they were patient and we would just come back and try again, and he had a great trip last visit, got his X-rays and cleaning and wants to come back. I can’t thank this practice enough for their kindness and patience with my anxious boy, you’ve built up his trust and are slowly taking away his fear of the dentist."
    Jessica S.
  • "Friendly staff. Very accommodating to individual child’s needs. And honest if they feel the treatment plan needs adjusted to meet an individual child’s needs."
    E Maltba
  • "My Boys love going to the dentist 💙 😬. Staff is excellent. So friendly and they make the kids want to come back. Great dentistry!"
    Blanca P.
  • "We LOVE Dr. Moran. She is so good with my girls and her priority is always making sure that they aren’t scared. She goes above and beyond to keep them loving the dentist the best that she can. Nothing negative to say whatsoever. We love her and Merced Pediatric Dentistry’s staff."
    Virginia V.
  • "The staff and office is very nice and out 3 year old daughter did very well thanks to their patience and friendliness."
    David M.
  • "This is an amazing place EVERYONE is kind and really feels like they love and care about their job. Love taking my son here"
    Delanie T.
  • "This office is so amazing and patient. They were so good with my 3 year old and getting her X-rays done. The staff and Dr. Lee were super patient with her to try to get her to do her cleaning and exam and even though she didn’t let them do it they were still super comforting and patient with her"
  • "Dr. Moran is the best pediatric dentist i have ever taken my son to. She's so patient and understanding. Definitely knows how to put young minds at ease while in the dentist chair. Truly amazing."
    Laina B.
  • "My son had a lot of work done and Dr. Moran was awesome. She engaged him in a wonderful way and made him feel comfortable. She also followed up with us after the procedure which I appreciated. Thank you."
    Ale J.
  • "Love the office and the staff. Everyone listened to and addressed my concerns and were very helpful."
    Sam L.
  • "My kids have been going to Dr. Moran for years!! She is wonderful!!"
    Afton M.
  • "This was my sons second time going to the dentist. They were so patient with him and made us both feel so comfortable. He’s always so excited to go and see his dentist."
    Karina D.
  • "Dr. Moran, Dr. Lee and all the staff are awesome!"
    Maria J.
  • "I love taking my 1 year old to Merced Pediatric Dentistry. The staff is amazing. Always trying to make my daughter feel safe."
  • "Dr. Moran and her staff are friendly and very helpful. My 3 year old had a great experience given the circumstances."
  • "I am a dental hygienist of 20 years....I have nothing but pure respect and admiration for Dr. Moran and staff. They have treated my son with top-notch care, and their follow-up to make sure he was doing well really meant a lot to me. Amazing office!"
    Hannah R.
  • "Staff was friendly, quick and made the experience a little less stressful. Dr. Lee made me feel informed and helped me make the best decision for my son."
    Andrea G.
  • "Dr Moran is very thorough. Listened to and answered all questions! So happy I chose to move my kids to Merced Pediatric Dentistry!"
    Monica M.
  • "My son had a great time on his first visit! Everyone is so friendly and made us feel welcome. They were able to explain everything thoroughly and answer all my questions. The clinic is also clean and sanitized which is a big plus."
    Tricia D.
  • "Dr. Moran is amazing! She was very thorough at explaining everything to me during the appointment and conservative about her suggestions for my son's dental plan. My 4 year old was so nervous about seeing the dentist, but Dr Moran took the time to explain everything she was doing before doing it and that put him at ease. I was also impressed by her entire staff. Everyone was friendly and accommodating. I recommend Merced Pediatric to every parent out their looking for a positive dental experience for their child."
    Christina R.
  • "We love Dr. Moran and all her staff. My children always leave with a smile and a positive experience. Special shout out to Alma and Crystal and Michelle for going above and beyond to make me and the kids feel welcome and comfy ❣"
    Alexandra R.
  • "Merced Pediatric Dentistry has been a wonderful place for children’s dental care. They are kind, professional and go the extra mile to help. I would highly recommend this office for children. An awesome and positive team!"
    Danette M.
  • "Dr. Moran’s office is so clean and appealing to k-12 age range. Her staff are warm, patient and friendly. They go above and beyond! Dr. Moran gives intelligent and sound guidance on what is best for the children. I enjoy how she is with the kids and can tell she too is a mother. Dr. Lee is exceptionally kind and gentle. Both doctors are intelligent and do an excellent job! I love the office and doctors they refer out to for anesthesiology."
    K B
  • "Caring Dentists and staff. I would highly recommend them to friends and family."
    Sara U.
  • "Very Friendly Pediatric Dentistry. Both my children ages 3 and 6 love going there. Dr. Moran is excellent at her work and goes above and beyond for her patients. After my son's procedure she took the time to message me from her personal phone just to see how he was doing. It's those little things that matter most. I would definitely recommend Merced Pediatric Dentistry to anyone with little ones."
    Patricia B.
  • "Dr. Moran and staff are awesome. A wonderful lady that cares for her patients. We drive from Madera and consider her a blessing in our lives"
  • "Dr. Moran and staff are awesome. A wonderful lady that cares for her patients. We drive from Madera and consider her a blessing in our lives"
    Tim R.
  • "Dr. Moran and team took very good care of my daughter during her procedure. They allowed me to ask questions before and after to ensure I understood everything and they made me feel comfortable. Thank you!"
    Sylvia V.
  • "My daughter had tooth extraction two times there by Dr. Lee and Dr. Moran. Both the times, experience was very good. The staff were also very nice. I strongly recommend Merced Pediatric Dentistry."
    Nitul K.
  • "This place is amazing! My son is 4 and we’ve visited at least 6 times have have been incredibly satisfied every visit!! Dr. Lee is so kind and caring, and all staff are patient and supportive. Thank you!!"
    Megan T.
  • "Always kind and thorough. Dr Moran really cares about the dental health of my kids."
    Jeff K.
  • "Had a great experience with this dentist. Everything was kid friendly, the staff was very attentive, and Dr. Moran was great with explaining everything to me and my 5 year old son. Very pleased with the visit and look forward to many more."
    Sarah L.
  • "Love the atmosphere of your office. My son was very scared of the dentist he has definitely been better due to the staff wonderful service. If you can work with little people you can work with anyone."
    Erica C.
  • "Dr. Lee is amazing! I would highly recommend her and her staff."
    The Chaos Coordinators
  • "Dr. Moran stays empathetic while doing all the other detailed work she needs to do on young kids. She watched out for my son’s fear levels so that we could pace his experiences with the dentist."
    Danielle G.
  • "Wait time was a bit longer than expected but had an overall positive experience. Dr. Moran explained things clearly and helped my two-year-old have a good first trip to the dentist. She is now more “inspired” to brush well and talks about wanting to go back! Thank you."
    Alexandra M.
  • "Merced Pediatric Dentistry is the best. They have amazing doctors and an incredible staff. My kids enjoy coming. Thank you!!!"
    Chrissy W.
  • "I wish she was within our network. She was kind enough to take a look at our son's teeth even though we were looking into a dentist in his network."
    Yessenia M.
  • "We had Dr. Lee and she was great! She corrected my sons lip and tongue tie on the spot. She did such a great job and was very informative about it all. We felt like we were in great hands. I highly recommend this place!"
    William G.
  • "Dr. Moran and her staff were such a pleasure to work with!"
    Dolores T.
  • "Dr. Lee is very pleasant. We appreciate her service. Melissa was also friendly to my daughter."
    Lina H.
  • "The service we received was great! My daughter and I were worried for her first dental procedure but the dentist and the staff were amazing at not only putting us at ease and continuing to help post-op."
    Samantha S.
  • "Dr. Moran is very patient with my son who has anxiety going to the dentist. I appreciate her concern and patience with him."
  • "Merced Pediatric Dentistry has been amazing providing quality care to all three of my children for the past 9 years."
    Christy Q.
  • "My son had a wonderful visit as per usual. He’s been going since the age of 6 months (is now 9) and has no problem going back by himself. The staff and Dr Lee are the absolute best. Yay No Cavities for my son."
    Ana M.
  • "I absolutely love this place! Best children's dentist ever! I will never take my kids anywhere else."
    Jessica W.
  • "We love Dr. Lee! She’s friendly and will always answer any questions you may have."
    Sandra S.
  • "Dr. Moran and the staff are absolutely wonderful. My 3 year old daughter needed some work done and was not being very cooperative at first. Once Dr. Moran started talking with her, she relaxed and allowed Dr. Moran to complete her task. Now my daughter keeps asking when she’ll be able to go back!"
    Elizabeth Q.
  • "Very friendly and they understand children."
    Eduardo C.
  • "Dr. Moran was very experienced working with children and she has a wonderful assistant who helped her ease the children as she worked on my daughters teeth. Dr. Moran hummed songs and played guessing games with one of my daughters as she worked on her teeth. Great job😃"
    Renee X.
  • "Merced Pediatric Dentistry is a wonderful pediatric dentistry group to take your children to. Dr. Moran and Dr Lee, and their staff go above and beyond to take care of all of my children’s needs. I feel confident in their care, especially during this time with Covid-19, they took the time to explain all of the precautions they are taking, and the changes they have made to keep everyone safe. I wouldn’t take my children anywhere else!"
    Jennifer I.
  • "Staffs were very professional and caring. I was allowed to be in the room with my boys while they got their dental x-rays and cleaning done."
    Namthaajyeeb H.
  • "My so has been with Dr. Moran for 10 years. We love Dr. Moran. The staffs are very nice too."
    Loan T.
  • "My daughter is 2 and just had her first appointment. At first she was scared and I didn’t think they were going to be able to do anything, but they tried very hard to make her feel comfortable and they were able to get X-rays and brush her teeth, which I think is HUGE for a 2 year old. She LOVED it and thinks of it as a positive experience. We saw Dr. Lee and she right away said my daughter had lip and tongue ties which I knew since she was an infant, but was brushed off my pediatricians. Love this office and will definitely return."
    Alexi C.
  • "My daughter felt comfortable in their office along with their dental services. My 6 yr old enjoyed her visit so much that she asked if she can visit again! Staff were pleasant and professional. A very kid friendly and inviting atmosphere!"
    Katie P.
  • "Great place for kids to go too"
    Danielle L.
  • "My experience was great. The entire process was explained to me and the exact costs were shown to me up front. Other than the initial shots to numb the jaw (minor pain), the rest of the implant was painless. I would highly recommend Dr. Langston. He even called me later that day to see how I was doing."
    Christopher N.
  • "My son was a patient from the age of 2 to 18 when he aged out. The office is very child friendly. They have specific rooms designed to calm and put the young patients at ease. The entire staff is amazing. They are friendly, caring and professional. They take the time to speak to you regarding your child's current dental health and explain any future treatment plan required. I appreciate the lengths they have gone to in order to ensure the safety of both patients and staff to prevent the spread of COVID. I love Merced Pediatric Dentistry and will miss everyone dearly."
    Nancy N.
  • "My boys were a little bummed about not being able to be in the waiting room to play with the cool items (because of COVID) but we were greeted right upon arrival at the door, welcomed inside and were taken good care of. The assistants were very friendly and comforting to my kids. Dr. Lee has always been a pleasure to have, always very informative and helpful. Very happy with our visit, per usual."
    Kristine B.
  • "Dr Moran is absolutely the best. She’s been wonderful w all 3 of my children and in particular the youngest who had some specific issues and needed extra treatment. She’s patient and kind and very knowledgeable."
    Ellie H.
  • "Dr. Moran is amazing. She takes very good care of my children and they feel extremely comfortable with her."
    Cristina O.
  • "My children love how friendly and amazing the staff is at Merced Pediatric Dentistry! Thank you 🙏🏻 Dr Moran and staff!"
    Autumn A.
  • "Dr. Lee and the staff were fantastic! My daughter was squeezed in as an emergency appointment, but everyone still took their time to make sure her and I were comfortable."
    Amanda B.
  • "This pediatric dentist office is amazing! Great, ultra clean, super kid friendly atmosphere and staff. My 4 year old left feeling happy and excited to brush teeth more regularly. We felt totally safe and taken care of by the staff during this strange time of the COVID-19 Era."
    Joy B.
  • "Drs. are great as well as all staff. Been coming here for 12 yrs. and it’s always been a great experience. Thank you Dr. Moran and Dr. Lee"
  • "Absolutely amazing! The staff, the experience and the doctors are beyond outstanding. My kids look forward to coming to the dentist and that’s all thanks their approach with children."
    Whitley L.
  • "Dr.Lee is amazing. She is absolutely amazing with children. My daughter was crying and extremely nervous she was able to calm her down and get her totally relax within a few minutes. I 100% recommend her. She also works fast and explains things as she goes but in a child friendly way such as "sleepy juice" for numbing. She had no idea that she was poked with needles."
    A N
  • "By far the best experience I have had from a dentist place. Everyone is so friendly and take the time to help and explain everything. They are so good with little ones my three year old had to go under anesthesia which was worrisome no one likes to see their kid go to sleep like that but they were professional and reassuring and comforting the whole time even during the period of covid. They were able to give results and still satisfied at her checkup they thoroughly evaluated and made sure I understood she healed great it was successful. I'm so happy and pleased on top of it they evaluated my 10day old to see if he had the same as my daughter did which caused issues later which they explain he indeed does and its better to handle it now so he doesn't end up in the same position in a few years. I am so grateful to know they were able to see him & let me know so I know what I can do going forward to keep both my kids healthy with smiles."
    Summer R.
  • "Impressed with them! They are applying safety measures of COVID19. Staff was very friendly! Their communication was clear and honest!"
    Blanca A.
  • "Everyone was amazing with our son! He was very worried to be going to the dentist because he had never been before. His hygienist interacted with him and made him feel so comfortable! Dr. Moran was amazing as well! She explained everything to us that we needed to or wanted to know! They have all the things kids love there! Thank you guys SO much!!"
    Olivia O.
  • "I love this place, as a firts time mom i was very nervous but both the staff and Dr.Moran were amazing. I highly recommend this place all my questions were answer and everyone is amazing! My son is now 4 and this is the only place i trust!"
    Angelica R.
  • "We love Dr. Moran! All the staff are all awesome and friendly!! Customer service is outstanding! I drive over an hour just to take my girls for their dentist visit in Merced with Merced Pediatric!!"
  • "I absolutely love it here. My son is always comfortable during every visit. The way the staff interacts with young children is simply great! We see Dr. Moran and after every visit I always leave content as well as my son."
    J Zar