Welcome to SLO Pediatric Dental
Our mission is to be the best pediatric dental practice in the country. We are committed to being an enthusiastic team, excited about caring for our patients and promoting their lifelong dental health. Our patient’s emotional and physical well-being is our number one priority and we will strive everyday to make it fun for them as well as safe and rewarding. We will always treat our patients and their parents with the utmost respect. We will be clear in our communications with them regarding treatment, finances, and education. We will continue to enhance our own personal development through continuing education and team building to better serve the cause of quality pediatric dentistry.
A Friendly Atmosphere
Our practice strives on providing a special dental experience for every patient. The first thing that everyone notices is the relaxed surf beach theme throughout the office. From the hanging surfboards to our treasure chest full of goodies, every child leaves with a brighter smile! The waiting area has a special area designed to help create a fun and comfortable experience. Each child receives a balloon, free toothbrushes, toothpaste, floss, and a special prize from the treasure chest!
The Full Package
Our employees are very caring, and will go through everything that will take place that day in child-friendly terminology. We instill a sense of information and education so you can make the most intelligent choices about your child’s oral health. We put an emphasis on developing trusting relationships with each patient to properly be able to monitor a child’s development throughout the years. We focus on educating patients on preventive care and are sure to develop a good relationship with the patient. If the child ever needs treatment, there is a level of trust developed that makes the experience more comfortable. By having a great relationship with our patients, we can correct any minor oral issues before they become significant issues.
We pride ourselves in creating a warm atmosphere for children and parents
to take part in an easy, safe, and beneficial dental experience.
Meet Our Doctor
Dr. Vik Tiku
Dr. Vik grew up in Camarillo, California and attended high school at St. Bonaventure in Ventura. He received his undergraduate degree in Biology at Dartmouth College. While at Dartmouth, he played varsity football as an offensive lineman. After college, Dr. Vik took three months off and biked across the country to raise money and awareness for affordable housing. He then earned his dental degree at the University of the Pacific in San Francisco. Following dental school, he completed a general practice residency treating medically complex patients at USC and then completed his pediatric dental residency at UNLV.
Dr. Vik is married to Ann, an exceptional nurse. They enjoy exploring the outdoors whenever possible. Dr. Vik is also an avid tennis player.
He is a member of the American Dental Association, the American Association of Pediatric Dentistry and the California Dental Association.
Dr. Vik has taken the additional step of becoming board certified. He strives to provide high quality dentistry in a relaxing and friendly environment. His goal is to give each patient a unique and personal dental experience to help provide them with a foundation for a lifetime of healthy smiles.