Pediatric Dentistry

Who is the Most Experienced Children’s Dentist in Brentwood and Westwood?

Dr. Kamyar Hekmat DDS has been developing and taking care of the smiles of children for forty years. Dr. Hekmat believes that true happiness can only be expressed when a person is confident in their smile--a smile which begins during infancy. Because Dr. Hekmat and his staff consider children to be very special patients, we have a treatment regimen geared specifically toward guaranteeing your child’s smile as well as an impeccable experience at our Brentwood and Westwood dental offices.  Dr. Hekmat’s vast experience in child oral care treatments, nutrition education, and knowledge of teaching and imparting healthy oral care behavior and habits are some of the aspects of his approach which earned him his renowned status as an award-winning oral care provider. Your child will feel at ease at our Brentwood and Westwood offices, and eager to take his or her newly-learned oral hygiene routine home.

What is Pediatric Dentistry?

Pediatric Dentistry, or children’s dentistry, is geared toward the oral health of the developing child during the critical period in the child’s life. We understand that all patients need high-quality service and a gentle touch. This is especially true of the children who depend on us for the health of their smile.

Children have special needs when it comes to oral care as they have growing jaw bones and rapidly changing dentitions. The relatively rapid eruption and loss of primary teeth which are then quickly replaced with full-sized adult teeth is a very important period which can decide much about how a child’s teeth will fare over the course of a lifetime. As a child’s deciduous teeth (or, “baby teeth”) fall out, and their adult teeth grow in, often there is insufficient space for all of the new teeth to emerge and align fully and correctly. This can damage the child’s adult teeth, make eating difficult, and can be hard on the child’s self-esteem if he or she is not confident in their smile.

This is why we provide a comprehensive list of children’s dental services including:

Preventative care: This includes cleaning, fluoride treatments, sealing treatments as well as education for both parents and children about proper dental care for childhood and for life.

Restorative dentistry: When children’s teeth become damaged from bacterial activity or injury, restoration dentistry is necessary. These services include:

  • Amalgam fillings

  • Composite fillings

  • Stainless Steel Crowns

  • Composite and Porcelain Crowns

  • Tooth Extraction

  • Space Maintainers

  • Emergency Treatment

  • Root canals

  • Trauma Management

  • Nerve Treatment

  • Sedation

Orthodontic services: Comprehensive care for all stages of the development of your children’s teeth must be planned for and seen to as they grow. We deliver early treatment in stage one where we treat common problems and foresee future risks. In stage two, the mixed dentition period, we deal with problems related to the rapid change from primary teeth to secondary teeth. And in stage three, we aid the teen in developing final dentition alignment, provide straightening treatments and continue to work to impart good oral hygiene habits for life.

Where is Dr. Hekmat’s Practice Located?

Dr. Hekmat has established offices to serve Westwood, Brentwood as well as the surrounding areas of Los Angeles to include: West LA, East LA, Beverly Hills, Encino, Silverlake, Cheviot Hills, Culver City, and Hollywood.

Dr. Hekmat is committed to offering the finest in comprehensive dental care for children in an environment that is child-friendly. Our pediatric dental staff and specially trained dental assistants have the knowledge and expertise to ensure your child’s dental care needs are met in a proactive and compassionate environment. Children can sometimes begin to develop cavities as soon as their first teeth emerge. That is why Dr. Hekmat recommends that children visit as soon as possible after that first tooth appears and no later than the child’s first birthday.

To find out more about how Dr. Hekmat and his dedicated staff can help your little ones grow up with healthy and happy smiles, call or click today. Our knowledgeable representatives are standing by to answer your questions.

Westwood office

10921 Wilshire Blvd, Suite 1204

Los Angeles, Ca 90024

(310) 208-0878

Downtown Office

1127 Wilshire Blvd, Suite 914

Los Angeles Ca 90017

(213) 482-5586


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Dr. Hekmat's chairside manner is something that should be cloned, and all young dentists and doctors should be able to see the tender insight that this man gives his patients. Dr. Hekmat is one of the nicest, most skillful, most dedicated men I have ever met. I can't believe I was so lucky to have found him in such a huge, busy metropolis as Los Angeles.

John Burbank, CA

Dr. Hekmat has been my trusted family dentist for many years, not only taking care of me--but my wife, sister, mother, brother-in-law and mother-in-law, too! From the warm smiles that greet me when I walk in the door to the compassionate, skillful and concerned care that Dr. Hekmat and his staff provide, my visits to his office are always like visiting a member of the family. ...And I don’t want to forget to mention that I appreciate the fact that in busy Westwood, Dr. Hekmat still provides completely free, validated parking. That’s no small feat in my part of town!

Louis Santa Monica, CA

Dr. Hekmat and his team are true professionals. He is kind and always has time to answer ALL of my questions and concerns. I began visiting him after a a friend referred to me several years ago and I have not visited any other dentists since getting work done with him because he continuously provides me and my family with excellent work. I have had a root canal, crowns, bonding, whitening and removal of amalgam fillings with him and I could not be happier with his work.

He is also totally available for emergencies, something other doctors shirk at. I was on my way to LAX when my front tooth (it was being prepped for a root canal) totally came off, I panicked, called him and drove myself to his office within a hour he had me all patched up.

He never tries to sell you anything, he and his staff know my name and always make me feel welcome and calm the anxiety that comes with getting dental work done.

Lizzie West Los Angeles, CA

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