Palo Alto Pediatric Dentist Dr. Aneil

Dr. Aneil is a board certified pediatric dentist with high energy and passion in caring for children’s dental health. Dr. Aneil grew up in California, and attended the University of Pacific dental school in San Francisco, where he was awarded “most promising future in pediatric dentistry” upon graduation.

Dr. Aneil is thrilled to channel his adoration for both dentistry and children at Pediatric Dentistry of Palo Alto. For Dr. Aneil, pediatric dentistry is not just a profession — it’s his passion. With his father and brother being pediatricians and his Uncle being a dentist, his love for kids and oral health runs in his family roots.

As a new parent, Dr. Aneil can relate to the difficulties of balancing optimal oral health with the day to day adventures of raising a child. He understands the importance of creating positive dental experiences for children of all ages.

After earning his undergraduate and dental degree from Pacific, Dr. Aneil moved to the Big Apple to complete his pediatric dental residency at St. Barnabas Hospital in New York, a level I trauma center where he also served as chief resident. Working in a hospital setting enabled him to work with high needs patients, exposing him to a wide variety of patient cases and solidifying his desire to work with children to better their dental well being.

Educating on dental health and caring for children is something Dr. Aneil highly values. To further his commitment towards pediatric dentistry, Dr. Aneil currently serves as a clinical professor in pediatric dentistry at his alma mater. Dr. Aneil has also traveled to India and Peru to volunteer in local dental clinics, treating families and children in underserved areas.

Dr. Aneil is an active member of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, California Society of Pediatric Dentistry, American Dental Association, and the California Dental Association.

On a personal level, Dr. Aneil is an avid sports fan. His roots have tied him to the Los Angeles Lakers, but he has jumped on the Warriors bandwangon. He thinks he can shoot threes like Steph, but in reality his skill set is actually much better.

Training and Education:

July 2010 – June 2012
St. Barnabas Hospital, Level 1 Trauma Center
Pediatric Dental Residency, Chief Pediatric Resident
Bronx, New York

July 2009 – June 2010
St. Barnabas Hospital, Level 1 Trauma Center
General Practice Residency
Bronx, New York

July 2006 – June 2009
University of the Pacific School of Dentistry
San Francisco, CA
Doctor of Dental Surgery

January 2006 – June 2006
Queen Mary University of London (Study Abroad)
London, England

August 2003 – December 2005
University Of the Pacific
Stockton, CA
Biological Sciences

August 1999 – June 2003
Mount Whitney High School
Visalia, CA

Professional Memberships:

American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry American Board of Pediatric Dentistry California Dental Association California Society of Pediatric Dentistry American Dental Association Mid Peninsula Dental Society


Diplomate, American Board of Pediatric Dentistry
Oral Conscious Sedation for Minors Permit

  • My kids have been coming to Dr. Adams for 2 years now and they love it. Dr. Adams is great with them and really takes the time to let them (and me) know what they are doing well in terms of their dental care and what they need to improve. His dental care has been fantastic (no cavities!) and I would highly recommend his practice to anyone with kids.

    Paula W.
  • My daughters have come to Pediatric Dentistry for many years. They saw Dr. Ponce and loved him and we were very sad to hear that he had moved out of state. They had their visit with their new dentist – Dr. Kamboj and he was fantastic! Our experiences here have always been wonderful!

    Kristine H.
  • From the second we walked in the office, my son was at ease, and, so was I. Most doctor visits tend to be a challenge, but our experience here was phenomenal. The staff here know kids! They kept my son engaged during the entire visit, we’re kind, and respectful. As a parent of a child with special needs, I highly recommend this office and the staff!

    Rosie Q.
  • Wow! This was such an amazing experience for my kids…I really didn’t think you could make going to the dentist so comfortable! From the fish tanks to the televisions to the dental assistants and finally the awesome doctor!
    I have to admit my wife and I were extremely bummed when we were told one of our little ones had cavities. we thought we would come here for a second opinion and felt really comfortable with Dr. Aneil. He communicates really well with the kids. I’m so glad we found this place!!

    Michael C.
  • Dr. Adams is a great dentist for kids. He is technical and informative which appeals to my kids, and he is friendly and approachable, so they ask even more questions. We’ve gone to Dr. Adams for over 7 years, and the whole family appreciates his attention to detail, great chair-side manner, and the high quality of service in his practice.

    Lisa M.
  • Our family has been seeing Dr. Adams for 11 years and we couldn’t be happier. Dr. Adams has an amazing way of connecting with kids, no matter the age. From as young as 2 years old and into the teenage years he has provided my two children professional and comprehensive dental service along with his friendly charm. I trust his professional judgment completely and look forward to our visits.

    Heather B.
  • I’ve been a patient at this clinic since I was about 5 years old and I could not have asked for better care. They’re always so accommodating when it comes to scheduling and rescheduling appointments. The doctors and assistants make sure to maintain a comfortable and welcoming environment for all their patients.
    I’ve had the good fortune of being under the care of the Dr.’s Adams, Ponce, and Aneil and I can say with confidence that they are some of the most knowledgeable and attentive dentists a patient could ask for.
    The environment itself is very soothing, especially for children who are nervous about going to the dentist. There’s a play room filled with beanbag chairs and books to entertain them while they wait and a wide selection of video games and DVDs for them to watch while the doctor’s seeing them.
    If you’re looking for a supportive and accessible dentists’ office to bring your children, Pediatric Dentistry of Palo Alto is what you’re looking for!

    Lindsey S.
  • Dr. Adams and Samudio have been caring for my children’s teeth since they were 1. It has always been a wonderful experience and the results outstanding. Today we met yet another wonderful Doctor at this office (Dr. Anil). Once again a great experience. The hygienists in this office are super friendly making it a great place for kids. Maria was the hygienist today.

    Noela N.
  • My daughter was recently seen by Dr. Aneil whom she loved very much. She was excited about the loss of her first tooth and shared her experience with the tooth fairy with Dr. Aneil with great excitement. Even though she was offered a choice to watch a movie throughout the appointment, the assistant and Dr. Aneil kept her engaged in conversation which made her comfortable and talkative throughout the whole appointment. She thought Dr. Aneil was funny and she loved his spiderman shoes too!! Maria our dental assistant was kind and gentle with her as well. Dr. Aneil, thank you for making my daughter’s visit wonderful!

    Anne G.
  • Dr. Adams and his staff are great! As a family with 6 growing kids, we highly recommend it. Usually kids are afraid when you hear the word “dentist” yet for us, they look forward to it. You will not be disappointed.

    Keke L.
  • Dr. Adams and colleagues have provided great care to our now 11-yr old son. The hygienists all have really great rapport with the kids, and Dr. Adams is really down to earth and sensible. When my son was about 4 he landed on his face and possibly fractured a front tooth high up near the root. Dr Adams advised a sensible wait and see approach, and in the end it healed itself. Dr. A also has great taste in music, the jazz and tunes playing in the office are usually his doing!

    David L.
  • Dr. Adams and his team are EXCELLENT! My son, who has cerebral palsy and developmental delays, has been seeing Dr. Adams for over 3 years. We were seeing another pediatric dentist, but this dentist and team weren’t comfortable with my son’s somewhat difficult behaviors. Dr. Adams and team have been able to do x-rays, extractions, cleanings and even fixed a cracked tooth–all but one procedure were under sedation. The staff is very patient, and I don’t feel at all pressured or rushed to be out of the office quickly. My son truly enjoys going to the dentist.

    Bonnie D.

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Giving Back – Palo Alto Community Involvement


• Ronald McDonald House – Lucile Slater Packard Children’s Hospital’s

• Menlo Atherton Education Foundation

• The Mid Peninsula Jewish Community Day School

• The Children’s Health Council


• We have several presentations about children’s dental health. Please feel free to call us.

• Elementary Schools

• Hospitals

• Pre-Schools

• Community Organizations

STOP IN!! We are pushovers!

• Girl Scouts of America – WE LOVE GIRL SCOUT COOKIES.

• Sponsor your child’s sports team.

• Donate toothbrushes to various children’s dental health volunteer groups.


• Dr. Adams and Dr. Aneil mentor students at Stanford who are interested in becoming a pediatric dentist.


Donate dental care to families without financial means and whose children have significant medical problems and cannot be treated in a traditional dental setting. Dr. Adams and Dr. Aneil work beside the communities’ most dedicated pediatric physicians to help physically challenged children avoid dental problems that may further compromise their health.

We hope to hear from you . . .

We LOVE what we do, and that’s taking excellent care of your child’s smile.

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  • California Dental Association
  • American Dental Association
  • Mid Peninsula Dental Society
  • American Academy of Pediatrics
  • American Society of Dentistry for Children
  • California Society of Pediatric Dentistry
  • Santa Clara Pediatric Dentistry Academy
  • Academy of General Dentistry

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