A Dental Place For Kids

Pediatric Dentists located in West Hollywood, CA

About Practice

Dr. Robert Smith, Dr. Lily Ghafouri, and the team at A Dental Place For Kids maintain the highest standards in pediatric dental care. We specialize in providing outstanding service for infants, children, adolescents and young adults on the West side from Pasadena to Malibu. Importantly, we try to see the experience of dentistry through the child’s eyes. What do they see when they walk into our office? What are they thinking?  

We want the kids to feel they are participants in our office, not just visitors to receive dental treatment. The games, the entertainment, the child-friendly environment, the interaction with the staff and other children all contribute to making their dental experience here unique and memorable. That, in large part, is how we define our purpose and our mission. Dentistry must be a positive experience in childhood. Our friendly team of professionals prides itself on making young patients feel comfortable within the office setting.

Early visits enable us to know our patients, understand their temperaments and relate to their individual needs. We can better impress on them the importance of good dental health in their personal health and well-being. Early regular visits to the pediatric dentist will also build a trust that will help young children prepare for a lifetime of good dental check-ups and allow us to more effectively impress on every child that dentistry is an important part of their personal health and well-being. 
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A Dental Place For Kids

Dr. Robert Smith, Dr. Lily Ghafouri, and the team at A Dental Place For Kids maintain the highest standards in pediatric dental care. We specialize in providing outstanding service for infants, children, adolescents and young adults on the West side from Pasadena to Malibu. Importantly, we try to see the experience of dentistry through the child’s eyes. What do they see when they walk into our office? What are they thinking?  

We want the kids to feel they are participants in our office, not just visitors to receive dental treatment. The games, the entertainment, the child-friendly environment, the interaction with the staff and other children all contribute to making their dental experience here unique and memorable. That, in large part, is how we define our purpose and our mission. Dentistry must be a positive experience in childhood. Our friendly team of professionals prides itself on making young patients feel comfortable within the office setting.

Early visits enable us to know our patients, understand their temperaments and relate to their individual needs. We can better impress on them the importance of good dental health in their personal health and well-being. Early regular visits to the pediatric dentist will also build a trust that will help young children prepare for a lifetime of good dental check-ups and allow us to more effectively impress on every child that dentistry is an important part of their personal health and well-being. 

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Choose Your Provider

Shiva Borukhim, DDS

Dr. Shiva Hedvat Borukhim grew up in Los Angeles and received her Bachelor of Science and Doctor of Dental Surgery degrees from UCLA, graduating Magna Cum Laude and as a member of the National Dental Honor Society. She is proud to have continued her education at UCLA’s pediatric dentistry residency program and was a recipient of the Richard C. Pugh Achievement Award, honoring the top 3% of scores on the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry Examination. She married her wonderful and supportive (Trojan!) husband during her second year of dental school and they have a bright and energetic son, Dean.

Dr. Shiva strives to provide quality treatment while creating a positive experience that leaves children eager to return.  She believes in the power of prevention and has a conservative approach to dental care. She aims to promote a collaborative environment that connects the dentist, parent, and child to create a relationship that lasts long after the child leaves the dental chair.

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New Patient Forms

Please fill out the new patient forms prior to your appointment by clicking on the link below. Please be sure to click "Save Form" at the top right.

Click Here For New Patient Forms

To sign up to pay bills online:

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KidzClub

If you are a kid between the ages of one and fourteen, you can be a member of the Dr. Smith and Dr. Lily Tooth Club. It’s easy. All you have to do is come to the Dental Place Just for Kids for a visit. We will make you a member and send you an official membership card in the mail with your name on it. That’s easy! To be a good Tooth Club member, you must remember to brush your teeth twice each day and you must also eat good food that makes your teeth strong and healthy. As a member, you can play games and win prizes. Whenever you come to the Dental Place Just for Kids, you will meet other ToothClub members. You don’t have to go to any meetings, we don’t have membership dues, and we don’t elect a club president. We just have fun! It’s easy!

Click here to download and take the fun quiz.

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Meet The Team

Meet the friendly team at A Dental Place For Kids!

  • Jackelin Rivera, RDA
  • Camille Ibay, RDA
  • Betsy Murillo, RDA
  • Amy Coulter, Patient Coordinator
  • Cyndi Wideman, RDAEF, OM
  • Izzy Manriques – Billing and Insurance Coordinator
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Oral Dental Insurance & Financial Policy Disclosure

Full Payment for all dental services provided in our office is the responsibility of the patient or patient's parent or guardian. If you have a dental insurance plan, we will offer you an estimate of what your specific plan may contribute to your payment, but we do not guarantee the accuracy of the estimate. We provide estimates only as a service to help you gauge your share of the cost of care for your child. Please understand that all insurance plans are not equal. Among the different insurance plans and even within the same company, there are considerable differences in rates and allowances and we can only estimate your plan's contribution. We have no way of knowing what the allowable fees are for companies with whom we are not contracted. We submit insurance electronically at the end of each day. It is the responsibility of the patient or guardian to keep the insurance and personal information current in our files. Your estimated portion will be calculated by the computer and you will be responsible to pay that amount the day of service. We bill your insurance as a courtesy and you are responsible for any difference in fees. Click here to read our insurance policy.

Method of Payment

Payment is due the day the services are rendered. We accept VISA, MasterCard, Discover and American Express as well as cash and checks. Checks are not accepted for cosmetic work. If you have insurance and it does not pay the expected amount, your portion is due within 30 days. Failure to make a payment will result in late fees and further actions if necessary.

For questions or concerns, please call Izzy at (310) 362-3762.

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Parking Tips

There is plenty of paid parking available in the building, but we do not offer validation. Parking in the building will be around $6 to $7 per hour.

There are several other parking options:

Passing Hillcrest Rd. on Doheny Rd

  • No parking anytime; 7pm-9pm
  • No Parking Tuesdays; 10am-12pm & more up the hill
  • No parking; 8am-6pm

Hillcrest Rd. between Doheny Rd. & Sunset Blvd

  • No parking night time; 7pm-7am
  • No parking Wednesdays; 10am-12pm & more up the hill
  • No parking anytime

Passing Sierra Alta Way on Doheny Rd

  • No night time parking; 7pm-7am
  • No parking 7am-12pm on Wednesdays & opposite side towards Sunset on Doheny Rd
  • No parking anytime

Sunset Hills Dr. towards Doheny Rd

  • 2 hour parking on both sides

Sunset Hills Dr. away from Doheny Rd

  • 2 hour parking; 8am-6pm; except Sunday
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Major Insurance Providers Accepted

A Dental Place For Kids accepts most major PPO insurance providers and will bill any PPO provider on your behalf. Click here to view our updated insurance policy.

Assurant Health
Delta Dental
Testimonials

Words from our patients

  • Yelp

    "I absolutely love this office! The staff is great and they have just recently remodeled and the kids have so much fun here."

    Rach E.
  • Yelp

    "Best pediatric dentist. The office is very clean and I cannot wait to take my daughter there again in the next 6 months."

    JJ D.
  • Yelp

    “We have been coming here for years and absolutely love Dr. Smith and Dr. Ghafouri. They are both wonderful, not overly invasive, very kind, knowledgeable.”

    Abigail W.
Location
A Dental Place For Kids
9201 West Sunset Boulevard, Suite 200
West Hollywood, CA 90069
Phone: 424-229-9566
Fax: 310-275-5454
Office Hours

Get in touch

Info@toothclub.com
424-229-9566

A Dental Place For Kids
9201 West Sunset Boulevard
Suite 200
West Hollywood, CA 90069