TrueCare is thrilled to be able to offer pediatric dentistry to children of all ages in a kid-friendly environment. Oral and physical health go hand in hand, and our dentists, hygienists, and dental staff are passionate about ensuring everyone can achieve a healthy smile. With the Oceanside Chamber of Commerce, we celebrated the Ribbon Cutting ceremony on April 19, 2023.
In the photo, Miss Oceanside Princesses flank Oceanside Chamber Member Elizabeth Rose Carlson, Dacian Martinez from Assemblyperson Laurie Davies’ office, Oceanside City Councilmember Rick Robinson, TrueCare President & CEO Michelle D. Gonzalez, TrueCare Board Chair Russ Riehl, TrueCare dentist Dr. Romney, Oceanside Chamber CEO Scott Ashton, Fernando Hernandez from Senator Catherine Blakespear’s office, TrueCare Director of Marketing & Communications Annalisa Clements, and TrueCare VP of Operations Christina New.
Located at TrueCare’s Mission Mesa campus, Suite 100, at 2210 Mesa Drive, the pediatric dental site provides preventive, maintenance, and restorative dental health care. Treatments include routine exams and cleanings, cavity fillings, extractions, fluoride treatments, sealants, deep cleanings, and more. The clinic’s innovative design caters specifically to children and its six exams areas are equipped with screens for streaming child-appropriate educational content for a fun, low-stress experience. TrueCare also offers dental care for both adults and children at five other locations throughout North County and South Riverside.
The new clinic expands upon TrueCare’s existing services in the area so that patients may now schedule convenient same-day dental and medical care at a single location. They can see their pediatrician, women’s health provider and/or Women, Infant and Children (WIC) representative along with a dentist in one trip.
“Adding pediatric-specific dental services to our Mission Mesa campus fulfills our forward progress of meeting our patients where they are and prioritizes comprehensive health care for children,” says TrueCare CEO and President Michelle D. Gonzalez. “We are excited to offer patients and the surrounding community access to even more care and services. By providing high-quality and personalized medical and dental care at one location, we bring an additional level of convenience to families in North County.”
“There is a growing body of evidence linking oral health to health problems,” says TrueCare’s Dental Clinical Director Dr. Richard Romney, DDS, who is also seeing patients at the new clinic. “The mouth is the gateway to the body and good dental habits are an essential component of overall physical and mental health.”
Romney notes that many patients face barriers when it comes to dental care. To overcome those challenges, TrueCare has established convenient Saturday hours at the new pediatric dental location. Now, local school-aged children can have their teeth checked without missing class, and parents don’t have to miss work. Site hours are Tuesday through Saturday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
“Dental cavities are one of the leading chronic childhood diseases, but they are preventable,” adds Dr. Romney. “We want to see children as soon as their first tooth emerges or by their first birthday.”
Learn more about about TrueCare’s Mission Mesa Pediatric Dental location here!