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Valencia's Choice for Children's Dentistry

At Santa Clarita Children’s Dental in Valencia, CA, we are more than just a dental office; we are your trusted ally in nurturing vibrant, healthy smiles for your children. Our dedicated team, experts in children's dentistry, is passionately committed to delivering outstanding care in an environment that radiates comfort and joy. Here, every young patient embarks on a path to optimal dental health, leaving our doors with not just a healthier smile, but also with joyful memories and a newfound love for dental wellness.

The staff at santa clarita children’s dental includes board-certified pediatric dentists who completed two additional years of training beyond dental school to learn how to treat and manage the oral health of infants and children.

Why choose santa clarita

Expert Pediatric Dentistry

At Santa Clarita Children’s Dental, our board-certified pediatric dentists bring a unique blend of advanced training and heartfelt dedication to each child's dental care. This certification signifies a deeper understanding of children's unique dental needs, enabling our team to provide gentle, effective, and comforting dental experiences. Skilled in both advanced techniques and child-friendly approaches, they ensure every visit is reassuring, especially for children with special needs, making dental health care a positive part of growing up.

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James Skahen DDS MS is a highly skilled and compassionate pediatric dentist who specializes in providing excellent dental care to children and teens. He has a warm and friendly bedside manner, and is dedicated to making sure that each child he sees feels comfortable and at ease during their visit.

Dr. Skahen is well-versed in the latest pediatric dental techniques and technologies, and is able to provide a wide range of services, including preventative care, restorative treatments, and interceptive orthodontic care.

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Dr. Sepehr Hariri has always been passionate about treating children and special needs patients of all ages. Before deciding to become a pediatric dentist, Dr. Hariri volunteered at a special needs center in San Francisco. This experience inspired him to complete a hospital-based program to specialize in pediatric dentistry.

Dr. Hariri graduated from the University of California, San Francisco School of Dentistry. He also completed a Master in Public Health with Dental Emphasis while enrolled in dental school. Dr. Hariri has participated in global and domestic outreach by leading humanitarian and dental mission trips throughout his academic and professional career.

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Our Services

Catering to Every Little Smile!

Baby Wellness Exams

Baby Wellness Exams

Our gentle and thorough exams are designed to keep your little one's smile healthy from the very beginning.

Cleaning & Digital X-Rays

Cleaning & Digital X-Rays

Ensuring bright smiles with the latest technology. Our expert cleaning and state-of-the-art digital X-rays make dental check-ups both efficient and comfortable.

Sedation Dentistry

Sedation Dentistry

Stress-free dental visits for your child. We offer safe sedation options to ensure a calm and pain-free experience for our young patients.

Special Needs Dental Care

Special Needs Dental Care

Our team is specially trained to provide compassionate and tailored dental care for children with special needs, ensuring they receive the best possible treatment.

Becky G.

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Dr. James is amazing with kids, he is very gentle and caring with all of his patients. We absolutely love him!

Rosanna R.

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I rate them a 5 star. My daughter is 7 and it has been challenging to get her to do any work. Here she was able to trust her Dentist and he made her feel comfortable to let her self do the work she needed. He was very patient.

Cristina B.

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My son had a great experience with Megan and Dr. James. This group of people were so awesome, very friendly and very thorough with my 5 yr old. Thank you so much this treatment really makes you guys a needle in a hay stack. Definitely a Dentist I totally recommend!

Arun K.

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Dr. Skahen was very knowledgeable and patient in answering all my questions and explaining to my daughter how to take good care of her oral health. The facility is spotless, and the waiting area is excellent. The staff is amicable and helpful. I highly recommend this practice. Thank you!!

Tiffany H.

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Dr. James was so nice and helpful. He was very good with my special needs son. He’s got a great bedside manner and is very professional. I’d highly recommend him for any families with special needs kids as well as typical kids.

Maria C.

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Professional yet gentle and caring! I want to thank the amazing staff here, specifically Ms. Janet! Thank you so much for your patience and care with my son Ms. Janet you went above and beyond to not only be compassionate with my son, but also calmed me - a very nervous Momma! That meant a whole lot. All my questions and concerns were answered. This Dentist office is very supportive. I highly recommend this office to all parents!

Krystal V

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The staff is always so friendly and accommodating. My kids love going here.

Dana R.

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I LOVE this dentist office! Great experience from reception to hygienist to dentist! The only place I will ever bring my daughter!!

Nicole S.

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I had a fantastic first-time experience at Santa Clarita Children’s dentist. From the scheduling conversation with Carrie all the way to our goodbye from the front desk staff, the entire team was friendly, accommodating, and gracious. My son was very challenging during the visit and did not make it easy on anyone. But the dentist and entire staff were very kind and helpful as we all navigated through his meltdown. I recommend this dentist office completely! 😁

Ann R.

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The staff and the Doctor were so great, very personable and were great with my daughter. I think I enjoyed the experience more than my daughter. I recommend this office the atmosphere is amazing! And I learned a great deal in regards to oral health.

Denise B.

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I don't usually write any reviews, but felt necessary to write one about my experience at Santa Clarita Children's Dental. I was looking for awhile for a Dentist for my 6-year-old daughter. I needed for the Doctor to be gentle, caring, and most of all, understanding. I found her to be all of that, plus more. The entire staff goes above and beyond to make your child feel comfortable. They take their time, and most importantly, they have patience! That's important when it comes to kids and dentistry. I highly recommend bringing your kids.

Robin O.

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We had a great experience, my 3-year-old was very relaxed with the dentist. Very clean. Fantastic friendly staff.

Sasha M.

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Dr. James was AWESOME! So was the front desk staff, XRay tech & everyone else. I am SO pleased to have a comfortable and pleasant dental office to take my children. I cannot rave enough over the kindness, patience & service we received from Dr. James. What an awesome person! So knowledgeable and the fact he put up with my 7-year-olds severe fear of the dentist just blew my mind. They are happy to come back again. Thanks to everyone!

Cevonda S.

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We drive over an hour to get to this dentist because Dr.James is so gentle and informative for both me and my children. Edith was so helpful in this process with making sure my little one felt comfortable for today's treatment. All of the staff here are so friendly as well. Glad I found this dentist!

Sonja K.

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This place is fantastic, and Dr. Skahen is amazing! He had my anxious kid relaxed and laughing in no time. Very welcoming, friendly, and professional office and staff. Highly recommend!

Mariana N.

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Love this place, everyone is very attentive and very nice. My kids love it here and always excited to come to the dentist!!!

Angela J.

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They were efficient, kind, and quick. The service was excellent and I would recommend this dentist to anyone.

Moises B.

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Dentist has been very patient with my child building a relationship in order to better help him down the line when (hopefully never) he needs something to be done. Great place for kids. I know this office has been opened for years but everything looks new. Either equipment gets replaced regularly or it's maintained better than other offices.

Jeannette A.

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We are new to the area and to this office. Finding a new provider can be uneasy. I am so happy with choosing Santa Clarita Children's Dental for the girls' dental needs. Office is nice and clean, all of the staff was incredibly friendly and welcoming. Dr. James explained everything thoroughly and ensured all my questions were answered. Highly recommend this office for your children's dental needs.

Macie M.

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First off the office is beautiful and everyone there is extremely nice as well as knowledgeable. Our kids had their first dentist visits today and we couldn’t have been more satisfied with how they were cared for. Everyone answered every question we had and our kids walked out smiling not traumatized. Looking forward to their next appointment in 6 months!

Share A Smile

Share a Smile

We love it when our dental family grows, thanks to your referrals! To add a dash of fun to this, we've introduced the 'Share a Smile' referral program.

Grab a referral card at our office, pass it to a friend or family member, and if they come in for a free consultation with the card, you're both entered into our exciting prize draw. It's our way of saying thanks for spreading smiles!

We are currently entering SHARE A SMILE referral cards into a drawing for a great prize!

Receive your card in office, fill out your part, and share it with your friends or a family member. When they bring the card in, and have their free consultation, the card will be entered into our drawing.

Good luck and thank you for sharing a smile!

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