About Us


Why You’ll Love Us

Board-certified pediatric dentist Dr. Neil Dean created Kids 1st Dental & Orthodontics out of an unmistakable love for his job. He and his colleague, Dr. Masha Sapozhnikov, have expertise treating children’s developing teeth. They know the unique problems that children face, such as cavities and gum problems. They can keep an eye out for potential problems because they specifically understand the complexities of how children’s teeth grow and develop, unlike a general family dentist. Lastly, board-certified pediatric dentists like Dr. Dean and Dr. Masha have experience dealing with frightened children and can help them feel at ease and comfortable. Their friendly, caring staff have created a fun and inviting atmosphere where your kids are encouraged to feel relaxed, have fun, and actually enjoy their experience at the dentist!

Proper dental care is an integral part of your child’s overall healthcare, but that doesn’t mean they can’t enjoy the experience! Our mission is to change the way you think about your child’s dental care, and further create an environment that puts you– and your kids –at ease!

Quality Care

Your Kids Come First

We understand that (like our practice name suggests) this may be your child’s first time to see a dentist. Or perhaps you’re trying to find a consistent dental care provider who understands the unique needs of your child and knows her name each time she walks in the door. We want to develop and ongoing relationship with you and your child that includes all aspects of oral health delivered in a consistent, family-centered way. We want to be your child’s “dental home”.

With every visit, we dedicate ourselves to be a caring, supportive and professional practice that knows your respect deserves to be earned!

Specialized Care

Dr. Dean is a board certified pediatric dentist which means he has completed an additional two years of rigorous training after dental school focused on the unique needs of young patients. This specialized training, in addition to many years in private practice, have given Dr. Dean the expertise and experience necessary to provide the best possible care for your child.

Your child’s first time to the dentist? questions about teeth cleaning for your infant or toddler? dental injury or accidents for your active kids? Need a good, thorough checkup and cleaning? We’re here for YOU!

We put attention on prevention.

We “treat & teach” at every visit. When kids learn healthy habits early, it leads to a lifetime of great oral health. We also make every lesson fun—because happy kids keep coming back, and that creates happier teeth and gums. Moms and Dads, would you partner with us? Let’s work together to teach your child this valuable lesson: prevention is the key to a healthy smile for life.

What People Are Saying

"My kids (4 and 6) had a great experience and were completely comfortable during their visit, exam, cleaning, and radiographs. They actually asked when they could go back."

C.V.

"The team at Kids 1st are awesome, front desk, hygienists, both dentists, they are all very patient with kids that may be nervous, explaining what will happen, letting them touch or view tools prior to using them etc. We love the whole practice. Thanks!"

S.M.

"Perfect first dentist experience for our son. We were in and out quickly, lots of entertainment to keep him preoccupied and everyone was very, very kind."

S.G.

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