Torrance Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics
3565 Torrance Blvd., Suite B | Torrance | 310-792-6262 | torrpdo.com Services Offered: White pediatric zirconia crowns, Sedation and hospital dentistry, Special needs care, Frenectomies, Custom athletic mouthguards, Invisalign and Invisalign Teen, Traditional and esthetic braces, Comprehensive orthodontic treatment for children, adolescents and adults, Advanced digital scanning technology Q&A Please give a brief description of your practice. “We are a pediatric dental and […]
3565 Torrance Blvd., Suite B | Torrance | 310-792-6262 | torrpdo.com
Please give a brief description of your practice.
“We are a pediatric dental and orthodontic practice—one of the few in Southern California—providing comprehensive care for infants, children, adolescents, adults and those with special needs. We deliver the best possible results for our patients through collaborative care and have been serving the South Bay community for over 35 years.”
Describe the culture of your practice.
“We are committed to ensuring a culture that is inviting, modern, tech-savvy and fun for our patients and families. We not only look at the big picture, but we pay attention to the little things including an espresso machine, iPad stations, a community board highlighting special moments in our practice and a photo-op area for our patients. Most importantly, we provide personalized, patient-centered care delivered using modern techniques with a conservative approach.”
How do you give back to your community?
“We enjoy annually sponsoring the Champions for Children 5K run at the Botanical Gardens benefiting the South Bay Children’s Health Center. We are also intimately involved with the Redondo Sunset Little League, sponsoring Doctor’s Field at Alta Vista Park. In addition, we provide dental screenings for special needs patients at Mychal’s Learning Place and support P.S. ARTS, a nonprofit providing arts education to underserved children in Los Angeles.”
Tell us about your background.
“Dr. Spaulding is a board-certified pediatric dentist who earned his BA and DDS degrees from USC. He completed his MS in medical nutrition at the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons and received his pediatric dental residency training at Children’s Medical Center–Dallas/Baylor College of Dentistry. Dr. Ariarad completed her Bachelor of Science degree in chemistry at UCLA and then attended UCLA School of Dentistry, where she obtained her DDS degree, a Master of Science degree in oral biology and a postdoctoral degree in advanced education in general dentistry. She completed her postdoctoral residency in orthodontics and dentofacial orthopedics at University of Minnesota School of Dentistry.”
Dr. Spaulding believes early prevention and parent education create a foundation for healthy habits and optimal oral health. This starts with your child’s first visit by their 1st birthday. Dr. Ariarad believes in a close watch over a child’s dental and skeletal growth and development to determine the optimal timing of commencement of orthodontic treatment.
Off the Clock with the docs
When Dr. Spaulding is not in the office, you can find him spending time with his wife and daughter—traveling, attending USC football games (Fight On!), surfing and always on the hunt for a good cup of coffee. Dr. Ariarad is a busy mom of two teenagers and is actively involved in her children’s school and club sports. She enjoys traveling with her family, skiing, cooking and reading.
Dr. Spaulding provides comprehensive pediatric care including infant exams, nutritional counseling, routine restorative care, frenectomies and personalized oral hygiene instruction. He is a medical staff member at Torrance Memorial Medical Center and Little Company of Mary Hospital and specializes in treating both healthy and special needs children in need of dental care or emergency services in the hospital setting. Dr. Ariarad provides comprehensive orthodontic treatment for children, adolescents and adults. She has invested in digital scanning and imaging technology for safer, more efficient and accurate results
for her patients.
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