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Welcome to Alpine Pediatric Dentistry!

Your pediatric dentists in Alpine, CA

Healthy Smiles & Happiness Start Here!

Alpine Pediatric Dentistry welcomes you to our convenient, fun, and high-tech pediatric dental office. We provide the highest standards in oral health for babies all the way through to when they are teenagers. In addition, you can read Dr J’s story of how he decided to become a pediatric dentist. Find out how our pediatric dentists in Alpine can offer you more than a typical family dental office. Our mission is to create a unique space to improve the lives of future adults by a smile’s life changing power.

Our pediatric dental office has been designed to create an experience your child will remember in a positive way, while promoting healthy dental habits. You can rest assured that your child is in great hands! 

Why choose Alpine Pediatric Dentistry?

  • It’s Fun: From the moment you walk in the door and are greeted by the receptionist to when you meet the doctor. Our pediatric dental team wants to give you and your child an amazing experience!
  • It’s Convenient: Do you have an issue with your newborn? Are you looking for an office that can accommodate all your children at the same time? Looking for a cool dental office for your teen? We have what you’re looking for, with a specialty-trained team!
  • Check out our Reviews: We come highly recommended. Our pediatric dentists in Alpine, give your children the same standard of dental care as all of our patients.
  • High-Tech Technology: Lowest radiation x-rays, laser dentistry, digital models, 3D-imaging, laser fluorescence caries detection… and much more.

“Healthy Smiles & Happiness Start Here!” ™

Pediatric Dental Services

Specialized Pediatric Dentistry for Babies, Children & Teenagers

Alpine Pediatric Dentistry provides dental services to help keep your kid’s smile and oral health at its best. Most importantly, we can help you from when they are just born, with newborn tongue tie issues, or as they get older for their preventive dental needs. In addition to taking care of any treatment needs, such as cavities or other issues.

Your child will be taken care of by board certified pediatric dental specialists and a highly trained staff, all while having a lot of fun.

our pediatric dentists in Alpine provide pediatric dental services for babies to teenagers

Pediatric Dental Services

We provide a range of pediatric dental services for your children. From dental cleanings and fluoride treatment to emergency services due to a fall or if your child is experiencing pain. We are here for you!

a child's first dental visit should be by age 1, come and meet our pediatric dentists in Alpine

Child's First Dental Visit

“When should my child first see a dentist?” That’s a question a lot of parents ask. The guideline is, “first visit by first birthday.” Our pediatric dentists in Alpine are certified in Baby Oral Health Program (bOHP) which is incorporated in our Toddler Time Program!

Looking for a dentist for teens, check out our cool office!

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Our dental office is designed specifically for the needs of teens.  We make it relaxing and exciting for your teenager, due to our modern and specialized teen dentistry. Become part of a community of teenagers who believe in the power of a healthy confident smile.

Kids Dental Visits

From dental check ups to fluoride treatments, toddler time to teen dentistry. Our staff are highly trained in pediatric prevention for kids. We strive in giving your child the best dental care possible to keep them cavity free.

Dental Emergencies

Dental trauma and tooth pain can happen at any time. We provide our pediatric dental patients high class emergency services at any time of the day. Can't come to the office? Virtual Consultations are also available. Weekends, no problem, we got you!

Preventive Care

Preventive dental services are our priority. From dental sealants, mouth guards or space maintainers. Since dental caries are one of the most common diseases for children, it's important to prevent those cavities by focusing on preventive care.

Crowns & Fillings

Early childhood caries have become much more common in recent years. Our pediatric dentists in Alpine treat every child as they would their own. We will fix your child's cavities conservatively while giving them the best possible experience. It’ll be ok.

Laser Dentistry

We have top notch technology. Can you imagine that you can shine a light on your child's teeth that will light up the cavities? From 3D, super low radiation x-rays, comfy treatments, to laser tongue tie release, your child will get the best of the best.

Sedation Services

If your child is anxious or young and you’re concerned that they won't get their dental treatment done safely, we got this. Our doctors provide a full list of dental sedation services to treat your child safely at our dental office or at Rady Children’s Hospital.

Our Doctors

Thank you for giving our pediatric dentists in Alpine the honor of providing your child with the highest dental care possible. Alpine Pediatric Dentistry has an exceptional team of doctors who share the same philosophy in diagnosing treatment, have the same management style, and demonstrate identical clinical skills. However, while Dr J  is our founder and CEO, we can proudly say that all our doctors are pediatric specialists and board certified (or eligible) pediatric dentists. In addition, a great benefit is that they have worked together for many years and are longtime friends.

meet Dr J, one of our pediatric dentists in Alpine

J. Shahangian


Dr. J was raised in San Diego and attended Rancho Bernardo High School, where he enjoyed playing for the Broncos soccer team. He earned an honors degree in Molecular Cell Biology at UC Berkeley, then he attended UCLA for dental school. He completed 3 years of specialty training at the University of North Carolina. Currently, he is on faculty with the UCLA Department of Pediatric Dentistry & is on staff with San Diego’s Rady Children’s Hospital. Dr J founded his private practice in 2010. He chose his hometown in order to better serve our San Diego County families. He currently has a pediatric dental office in Alpine, and two offices in Scripps Ranch/Mira Mesa area.
Dr J believes he has one of the greatest jobs in the world and is blessed with a beautiful wife and three wonderful daughters. On his personal time, he enjoys soccer, the arts and staying active in the San Diego community.

Meet Dr Neek, one of our pediatric dentists in Alpine

Neek LaMantia


Dr. Nicole ‘Neek’ LaMantia grew up in Chicago and competed at the collegiate level as a triathlete and at the international level as an Irish dancer. She attended Marquette University and then went to UC San Francisco where she completed her DDS. Dr Neek then completed her residency in Pediatric Dentistry along with earning a master’s degree in Public Health at UCLA.
She is currently a liaison for the San Diego area for the American Academy of Pediatrics and serves on the Board of Directors for the California Society of Pediatric Dentistry.

Dr. Neek enjoys spending time with her husband and beautiful daughter. And when she’s not practicing dentistry, she stays active by practicing yoga, running, and swimming in beautiful San Diego County.

Verified Patient Reviews

We have more reviews on our Facebook page, take a look and see more of what our patients have to say about us.
Patients have also given us reviews us on Google, DoctorBase, DemandForce, RateABiz, Kareo, BirdEye.

The staff here is phenomenal! They made this anxious mommy feel very comfortable as well as my children. Dr J was very nice and pleasant. Thank you for making the dentist visit a pleasant time! It’s very hard to do
Veronica C.
- Google
Dr. Neek is the best. She’s so good with the kids that come in. Our 2.5 year old was scheduled during “toddler time” where the hygienists are able to play with the kids before they actually do any cleaning. I was shocked at how easy the whole appointment went with our daughter and how willingly she got her teeth cleaned and X-Rayed. Telling everyone about this office and especially Dr. Neek.
Lacee V.
- Facebook
My son needed two teeth extracted because his baby teeth were not wiggly at all once his adult teeth started coming in. I was amazed by the bedside manner all the staff members showed during the procedure. My son was nervous and Dr. J and staff were nurturing, kind, and got him through the process with good humor. I'm so grateful for this incredible staff. They also take many safety precautions to deal with Covid as safely as they can. I highly recommend this dental office, they are incredible at what they do!
Roxanne B
- Yelp

Contact Us

Our Address

1620 Alpine Blvd., #210
Alpine, CA 91901

You can find us conveniently located in the beautiful Alpine Regional Center Building on the second floor
– above Alpine Fitness

Our Hours*

Mon, Wed: 7:30am-4:30pm
Tues, Thurs: 9am-6pm
Fri: 8am-5pm
Sat, Sun: Emergency appointments only

*Weekly schedule and appointment availability are not guaranteed. Please call to verify specific date of interest.