Pediatric Dentistry of Palo Alto

Our Mission

At Pediatric Dentistry of Palo Alto, we are dedicated to fostering a foundation of health, trust, and comfort for our young patients and their families. Our mission is to provide exceptional pediatric dental care in a nurturing, engaging environment that promotes oral health as a key component of overall well-being from infancy through adolescence.

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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.

Pediatric Dentistry of Palo Alto

Our Journey

Founded in 1994, by a team of passionate pediatric dental specialists, Pediatric Dentistry of Palo Alto has grown from a humble practice into a cornerstone of pediatric oral health in the Palo Alto community and beyond. Driven by a commitment to excellence, continuous learning, and innovation, our practice has been at the forefront of pediatric dentistry, offering a blend of advanced dental care and a deeply personal approach to each family we serve.

Pediatric Dentistry of Palo Alto

What Sets Us Apart

  • Specialized Pediatric Focus: Our team, led by Dr. Vernon J. Adams, Jr., Dr. Jon Hurng, and Dr. Susan Ku, specializes exclusively in pediatric dentistry. We are equipped with the knowledge, skills, and technology to address the unique dental needs of children, including those with special needs, ensuring a positive experience for every child.

  • A Commitment to Comfort and Safety: We understand the importance of creating a safe, welcoming environment for our young patients. Our office is designed with children in mind, from the playful decor to the state-of-the-art equipment, ensuring each visit is comfortable, anxiety-free, and fun.

  • Innovative Sedation Options: Recognizing that each child’s needs are different, we offer a variety of sedation options tailored to ensure a calm, stress-free dental experience. Our practice is a leader in sedation dentistry for children, making us a trusted choice for parents seeking the best care for their child.

  • Community and Education: We believe in the power of education and community engagement. Our practice is actively involved in community outreach, providing educational programs on oral health, and participating in local events to promote dental awareness among children and parents alike.

  • Family-Centric Approach: Our practice operates as a family. We build lasting relationships with our patients and their families, offering personalized care plans, flexible scheduling, and a supportive atmosphere that puts both children and parents at ease.

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