Dentistry for Children in Surrey, BC


Pediatric dentistry is a field in the dental industry that focuses on the growth, development, and care of children's teeth. A pediatric dentist is trained to provide dental care for infants, toddlers, and children up until their teenage years. At Smiles @ Fleetwood, parents can rest assured that their child will receive personalized attention and treatment tailored to the needs of their child's teeth. We have the training to provide pediatric dental care to treat children of all ages. From their baby teeth to their adult teeth, our kid friendly environment makes dental visits fun and effective.

Creating positive experiences is a priority for pediatric dental offices like ours. Children should feel welcome, safe, and comfortable during their visit. These crucial aspects will instil confidence in young patients, making every child's dental care easier and more enjoyable. It will also make them more comfortable as they receive treatment from adolescence into adulthood.

Our pediatric dentists work hard to ensure that each child has a positive experience by utilizing kid-friendly waiting rooms, interactive tools such as iPads during treatment, and giving out fun rewards to reinforce good dental habits. Our pediatric dentists also make an effort to use simple and positive language, helping your child feel more at ease in the dentist's chair. All in all, we strive to make every dental experience as positive as can be with our welcoming atmosphere, safe practices, and deep understanding of pediatric dentistry.


Positive Experiences For Happy Children

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Smiles At Fleetwood Dental Group in Surrey BC

Pediatric Dentistry Services

Your child's teeth have special needs that require expert attention. Children's teeth grow and change at a rapid pace, making them prone to cavities, misalignment, and other concerns if not handled with proper care. Regular visits to a pediatric or general dentist can prevent dental problems and help your child establish a good hygiene routine.

At Smiles @ Fleetwood, we offer a variety of pediatric dental services that can:

  • Monitor oral health and jaw development
  • Prevent cavities, tooth decay, and infection with professional cleanings
  • Provide early orthodontic intervention
  • Establish personalized home care routines for optimal dental health

When should your child first start seeing a family dentist? The Canadian Dental Association recommends that a child's teeth should be checked very early on. In fact, your child should pay a visit to our pediatric dentist within 6 months of the eruption of their first tooth, or by one year of age. The goal is to provide preventive care when necessary, and early detection by a certified dentist is key to proper oral health care.


Before and After photo of Dental implants done by Smiles at Fleetwood in Surrey.

Child Oral X-Ray

X-rays are essential for detecting potential issues with baby teeth and ensuring the proper development of adult teeth. A great diagnostic tool, X-rays allow our pediatric dentists to spot issues below the surface, including cavities, the location of adult teeth, hidden trauma, and more. Our experienced kids' dentist uses state-of-the-art equipment to capture clear images while ensuring your child has a positive experience. We understand that some children may be anxious about their visit to the dentist, so we prioritize creating a comfortable and welcoming environment for all our young patients.

Pediatric Dental Checkups

Preventative dental care is key to your child's long-term oral health. The first visit with our young patients typically occurs around a child's first birthday; however, certain health concerns like lip ties or tongue ties should be addressed immediately. We believe in creating positive experiences for our young patients, which is why we take a gentle and reassuring approach during each visit. Our pediatric dentist in Surrey will conduct a thorough examination of your child's mouth, teeth, and gums, and go over any concerns or questions you may have. Since healthy smiles start at home, we can advise on proper oral hygiene practices to ensure your child maintains good dental health between visits.

Tooth-Coloured Fillings

Cavities are one of the most chronic diseases Canadian children face, making prevention and treatment essential. We understand that cavity fillings can be a daunting experience for children. That's why our team of experienced dentists provides exceptional, gentle care with your child's comfort and health in mind. For child dental fillings, we recommend using either tooth-coloured or composite fillings to prevent decaying and act as a more affordable option for a temporary baby tooth. We use the latest techniques and materials to ensure a pain-free and stress-free experience for your child, while also ensuring that your child's oral health is properly maintained.

Child Dental Extractions

A simple and routine procedure, tooth extractions are sometimes needed when a tooth has become diseased or damaged. For children and adults alike, dental extractions can be a scary experience. But our friendly and patient staff will always provide exceptional, gentle care to prioritize your child's comfort and well-being during extractions. When you come into our dentists office, we will make the process as lighthearted and enjoyable as possible. We will talk you and your child through the entire process, avoiding intimidating language to ensure your child's comfort. From the initial consultation to the procedure, after-care, and follow-up appointments, we can make your child's tooth extraction a positive experience.

Pediatric Sedation Dentistry

Young children with dental pain or infection, or who are undergoing dental surgery may need to go under general anesthesia or sedation. Sometimes it's essential for the dental procedure, other times it is helpful to put an anxious child at ease. There are several sedation options available, however, we most commonly administer nitrous oxide (commonly known as 'laughing gas') which is a mild form of sedation. Whether your child needs to remain completely still, undergo multiple procedures, or is simply scared by the sound of the drill, we can provide safe and effective sedation to give your child a pain-free experience.

Preparing Your Child for Their First Visit

Your child's first visit to the dentist is a crucial moment. Our goal is to make the experience as positive as possible, setting your child up for a lifetime of great oral health. To help prepare your child for their first visit, we recommend presenting it as an exciting experience for both you and your child. Avoid using negative words such as "hurt," "drill," "pull," and "shot," as these can increase feelings of fear and anxiety. Rather, walk your child through what they can expect. Tell them that their pediatric dentist will count, brush, and take pictures of their teeth. This helps them better understand the experience and allows them to feel more relaxed.

It is also wise to establish a healthy oral care routine early on. While our general dentists can assist with personalizing this routine, it's important that your child brushes their teeth as soon as their baby teeth come in. Using a soft bristled toothbrush and a pea-sized amount of gentle toothpaste, clean your child's teeth twice a day (morning and night) until they are able to brush on their own. We can also advise on when your child should introduce flossing into their routine.

At Smiles @ Fleetwood, we offer the services of both a pediatric dentist and a general dentist to provide comprehensive care to our patients. Our general dentists treat adults and children, providing excellent patient care no matter the age group. Proper oral care from an early age can improve overall health and well-being, setting every patient up for a lifetime of great oral health.


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Covid-19 Safety Measures

We care deeply about the health and wellness of our patients, staff, and community. Following the COVID-19 pandemic, we have increased our efforts to ensure our dental office is a safe place for all. Our health and safety measures include enhanced disinfection procedures, pre-screening prior to any appointment, plexiglass barriers, in-office social distancing, and limited personnel in the waiting room, all while maintaining our child-friendly, welcoming atmosphere.

Meet The Dentists


Doctor Eric Chu dentist at Smiles at Fleetwood Dental Group.

Dr. Eric Chu

Dr. Chu practiced dental medicine at the University of British Columbia, graduating from dental school in 1998. He has been practicing dentistry in the Lower Mainland ever since, building a career that exceeds 20 years of experience. In 2011, Dr. Chu became the owner of Smiles @ Fleetwood, ensuring that it remains a family-friendly environment. Over the years, he has provided top quality care to his patients as a pediatric dentist and a general dentist, helping people of all ages attain great oral health. He specializes in various oral surgery services, including dental implants, root canals, wisdom teeth extraction, cosmetic dentistry, and adult/ pediatric sedation. 


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Dr. Kitty Lam from Smiles at Fleetwood Dental Group.

Dr. Kitty Lam

Dr. Lam graduated from the School of Dentistry at the University of British Columbia in 1998. Throughout her extensive training, she was awarded multiple scholarships and developed a deep passion for the field of dentistry. With a focus on dental surgery, orthodontics, and root canal treatment, Dr. Lam has a great set of clinical skills that applies to pediatric dentistry. She cares deeply about the oral health and well-being of her patients, providing top-tier care for her adolescent and adult patients alike. Whatever the situation, she ensures her dental office is a friendly environment tailored to the needs of each individual patient. 


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Dr. Sat Singh from Smiles at Fleetwood Dental Group in Surrey, BC.

Dr. Sat Singh

Dr. Singh received her Doctorate of Dental Medicine from the University of British Columbia. Having grown up in the Lower Mainlands, she is thrilled at the opportunity to serve and give back to the community that raised her. She is particularly passionate about pediatric dentistry and takes great pride in her ability to make a meaningful impact in her patient's lives. Dr. Singh has an incredible ability to help children and adult patients overcome their hesitations about dental visits, making their oral health care all the more enjoyable. She creates a family-friendly atmosphere that makes every patient feel comfortable, secure, and supported. 


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Patient Testimonials


Ashleigh PattersonAshleigh Patterson
04:32 15 Sep 22
I cannot say enough good things about Dr. Lam and the team at Smiles at Fleetwood. Dr. Lam has done amazing things for my smile. She is so meticulous and works together with her patients to ensure a great outcome. Plus, she’s a great person to talk to about anything. I always look forward to seeing her! I highly recommend Smiles at Fleetwood for all your dentistry needs.
Miu Ling ChowMiu Ling Chow
00:05 03 Jul 22
Great Clinic. Have amazing service. My husband 's teeth has big problem Dr.Lam is so patience and professional.She explains everything very detail to the patient. Maria is very gentle when cleaning teeth and did a great job. The staff are friendly. It is my best decision made for my husband 's dental health. my husband and me have very positive experience during the visit to Smiles at Fleetwood dental Clinic.I would highly recommend this clinic for your teeth health.
Lise SchragLise Schrag
00:54 05 May 22
I have been with Smiles for 15 years and have always had amazing service. My gum surgery was the best decision I made for my dental health. I love coming to Smiles as the staff are friendly, gentle when cleaning teeth, and incredibly professional.
Tyler McCabeTyler McCabe
20:56 22 Apr 22
Great clinic, I have a busy work schedule & live out of town it’s hard to make dentist appointments fit into my life. The clinic was able to book me in & get all the necessary dental work needed in one appointment. Also had my wisdom teeth extracted by Dr.Lam & the procedure went perfect. Highly recommend, will be coming back
Pinky SwarPinky Swar
21:21 02 Apr 22
I had been to 2 different dentist and was not happy with their approaches, or I would say they don't care for their patient.My experience with smiles Fleetwood was great!! Doctors were amazing.Staff are great & helpful!!Specially, Komal the receptionist. She goes extra miles for her patient & cares for them.
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Patient Testimonials


I cannot say enough good things about Dr. Lam and the team at Smiles at Fleetwood. Dr. Lam has done amazing things for my smile. She is so meticulous and works together with her patients to ensure a great outcome. Plus, she’s a great person to talk to about anything. I always look forward to seeing her! I highly recommend Smiles at Fleetwood for all your dentistry needs.
Ashleigh Patterson

Great clinic, I have a busy work schedule & live out of town it’s hard to make dentist appointments fit into my life. The clinic was able to book me in & get all the necessary dental work needed in one appointment. Also had my wisdom teeth extracted by Dr.Lam & the procedure went perfect. Highly recommend, will be coming back
Tyler McCabe
Ashleigh PattersonAshleigh Patterson
04:32 15 Sep 22
I cannot say enough good things about Dr. Lam and the team at Smiles at Fleetwood. Dr. Lam has done amazing things for my smile. She is so meticulous and works together with her patients to ensure a great outcome. Plus, she’s a great person to talk to about anything. I always look forward to seeing her! I highly recommend Smiles at Fleetwood for all your dentistry needs.
Miu Ling ChowMiu Ling Chow
00:05 03 Jul 22
Great Clinic. Have amazing service. My husband 's teeth has big problem Dr.Lam is so patience and professional.She explains everything very detail to the patient. Maria is very gentle when cleaning teeth and did a great job. The staff are friendly. It is my best decision made for my husband 's dental health. my husband and me have very positive experience during the visit to Smiles at Fleetwood dental Clinic.I would highly recommend this clinic for your teeth health.
Lise SchragLise Schrag
00:54 05 May 22
I have been with Smiles for 15 years and have always had amazing service. My gum surgery was the best decision I made for my dental health. I love coming to Smiles as the staff are friendly, gentle when cleaning teeth, and incredibly professional.
Tyler McCabeTyler McCabe
20:56 22 Apr 22
Great clinic, I have a busy work schedule & live out of town it’s hard to make dentist appointments fit into my life. The clinic was able to book me in & get all the necessary dental work needed in one appointment. Also had my wisdom teeth extracted by Dr.Lam & the procedure went perfect. Highly recommend, will be coming back
Pinky SwarPinky Swar
21:21 02 Apr 22
I had been to 2 different dentist and was not happy with their approaches, or I would say they don't care for their patient.My experience with smiles Fleetwood was great!! Doctors were amazing.Staff are great & helpful!!Specially, Komal the receptionist. She goes extra miles for her patient & cares for them.
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Smiles at Fleetwood Dental Group

Address 
15988 Fraser Hwy #105,
Surrey, BC V4N 0X8

Phone (604) 597-8333

Hours
Monday 8a.m.–9p.m.
Tuesday 10a.m.–9p.m.
Wednesday 10a.m.–9p.m.
Thursday 8a.m.–9p.m.
Friday 8a.m.–6p.m.
Saturday 9a.m.–3p.m.
Sunday Closed


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