welcome to Pediatric Dentistry of Palo Alto!

Palo Alto's Original Children's Dentist.

At Pediatric Dentistry of Palo Alto, we blend expert care with a gentle touch, creating a safe, welcoming space for children and those with special needs. Our state-of-the-art practice specializes in sedation dentistry, ensuring a comfortable experience for all. Dive into a world where every visit is filled with understanding, care, and smiles. Let us make dental health a fun, positive part of your child’s life. Your child’s smile starts here.

Our Office

A magical place to Start The Dental Journey

Step inside Pediatric Dentistry of Palo Alto through this engaging video tour and witness the unique blend of care, expertise, and joy that defines our practice. See for yourself how our welcoming environment and child-centric approach transform dental visits into positive experiences. Our dedicated team, equipped with advanced dental technology, prioritizes comfort and effective care, making every visit a step towards lifelong dental health and happiness. Discover the place where children’s smiles are nurtured and grown, and why families trust us to be a part of their dental health journey.

Meet The Doctors

We were all kids once!

We, too, started our journeys as wide-eyed children, filled with dreams and curiosities. Now, as dedicated pediatric dentists, we bring our personal experiences full circle, committed to nurturing and protecting your child’s smile with empathy, expertise, and care. Witness the journey from tiny teeth to big smiles, and see how our pasts inspire our mission to provide a comforting and joyous dental experience for every child.

Vernon J. Adams Jr, DMD


Jonathan Hurng, DMD


Susan Ku, DDS


At Pediatric Dentistry of Palo Alto, our practice is welcoming, refined, and centered around families, focusing on delivering care to every child with warmth and understanding.

Led by Dr. Vernon J. Adams, Dr. Jon Hurng, and Dr. Susan Ku, our team is committed to exceptional pediatric dental services, designed to meet the specific dental, physical, emotional, and cognitive needs of every young patient. Our approach is simple yet profound: we focus on treating the individual, not just their dental issues.

Our services cater to newborns, children, adolescents, and those with special or complex medical needs, offering:

  • Comprehensive dental evaluations, cleanings, preventive treatments, and the application of silver diamine fluoride
  • A variety of dental restorations including fillings and crowns
  • Tooth extractions, wisdom tooth management, and pediatric root canal treatments (pulpotomy/pulpectomy)
  • Advanced soft-tissue laser procedures for lip- and tongue-tie corrections
  • Hospital-based dentistry and prompt care for dental emergencies
  • A range of sedation options to ensure a calm, comfortable dental experience, including nitrous oxide and IV sedation

Since 1994, it has been our privilege to watch our community’s smiles grow, treating every child as if they were our own and prioritizing their health and happiness. We’re excited to extend our comprehensive, customized dental care to your family.

For families in Menlo Park, Los Altos, Atherton, Redwood City, and the surrounding areas, please reach out to schedule your child’s next visit with Pediatric Dentistry of Palo Alto. We’re here to ensure they receive the exceptional dental care they deserve!

Getting Started

Healthy Habits Start Here

Welcome to the first step in your child’s journey towards a healthy, radiant smile at Pediatric Dentistry of Palo Alto! We’re excited to welcome you and your little one into our family of happy smiles. To make your initial visit as smooth and stress-free as possible, we’ve streamlined the process, ensuring you know exactly what to expect and how to prepare.

The First Visit

Your child’s first visit is a foundation for a lifetime of healthy smiles, focused on comfort, education, and personalized care.

Patient Forms

Complete our patient forms online to ensure a seamless and efficient first appointment, tailored to your child’s unique needs.

Office Tour

Explore our welcoming, child-friendly environment with a virtual office tour, setting the stage for a positive dental experience.

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Tailored Dental Excellence for Children with Special Needs

Special Smiles Deserve Special Care

At Pediatric Dentistry of Palo Alto, we hold a special commitment to providing compassionate and comprehensive dental care to children with special needs. Understanding the unique challenges and requirements these children may face, our practice is dedicated to creating an environment that is not only welcoming but also adaptive to the diverse needs of every patient. Dr. Vernon J. Adams, Dr. Jon Hurng, Dr. Susan Ku, and our supportive team are skilled in tailoring our dental services to accommodate the individual physical, emotional, and cognitive conditions of children with special needs. By employing gentle techniques, clear communication, and a patient-focused approach, we strive to ensure that each visit is a positive, comfortable, and affirming experience. Our goal is to empower these children and their families with dental care that respects their unique circumstances, promoting oral health as a vital component of their overall well-being.

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