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What Makes Us Different

Our Approach to Pediatric Dentistry

At Butler Pediatric Dentistry, we’re changing the way kids and parents view pediatric dental appointments. Children are excited to come back for a visit to our office, and many wish that they could stay longer! Our office was designed with your child’s comfort and amusement in mind, so the space is equipped with games, Netflix, fish tanks, and a play area. We also have a sensory room for patients with anxiety or other special needs.  

Dr. Butler and the rest of our team are trained to put children at ease. We have a knack for teaching kids that going to the dentist can be fun. As pediatric dental specialists, we know to pay special attention to your child’s emotional and developmental needs. We tailor our approach to each child so they have a happy, comfortable experience with us and look forward to their next visit.

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Vibrant Dental Care

Meet Dr. Leslie Butler

After growing up right here in Orange County, Dr. Butler attended Azusa Pacific University for her Bachelors of Science degree. During her time in college, she actively participated in many community programs for children, and these experiences piqued her interest in pediatric dentistry.

Dr. Butler went on to earn her dental degree from Loma Linda University, then completed her pediatric dentistry training and MSD degree at Loma Linda University Medical Center. Her two years of pediatric specialty training prepared her to work with children with special needs and focus on dental disease prevention. 

Dr. Butler offers highly personalized care for every little patient because she genuinely wants everyone who enters our office to get the attention they deserve. As a mother herself, Dr. Butler works alongside parents to offer informative, educational dental care and make it easier to encourage healthy oral hygiene at home.

When she’s not at the office, Dr. Butler enjoys spending time with her husband and two children. She loves reading a great book, Angels’ baseball, Ducks’ hockey, hiking, snow skiing, and photography. Traveling continues to be one of her greatest passions and she looks forward to leading more dental mission trips in the future. If you’re looking for a friendly pediatric dentist in Fullerton, call us today to schedule an appointment for your little one!

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A Passion for Positive Dentistry

dr. gloria hur

Dr. Gloria (Cha Ae) Hur was born in Seoul, Korea, and has lived in Chicago, Dallas, Northern Virginia and Connecticut/New York. She completed her undergraduate degree New York University, then went on to complete dental school at Columbia University. She then received her postdoctoral pediatric dentistry training from Yale-New Haven Hospital.

Dr. Gloria is an active member of numerous organizations including the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, the American Dental Association, the California Dental Association, and the California Society of Pediatric Dentistry.
Dr. Gloria strives to ensure that every pediatric patient enjoys a positive and fun experience at the dentist and she has participated in many outreach programs that have helped develop her passion for dentistry over the years. Dr Gloria is fluent in Korean, and knowledgeable in Spanish. In her free time, Dr. Gloria enjoys spending time with her husband and two daughters, family, and friends. She loves traveling, reading, and eating great food.

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Caring, Compassionate Dentistry

Dr. sam alzayat

Dr. Sam knows that he has the best job in the whole world! He enjoys working with kids and helping parents understand their children’s dental needs. With his extensive experience, he is able to provide the highest level of dental care in a gentle, compassionate manner. 

After Dr. Sam graduated from Loma Linda University School of Dentistry, he remained there as an Assistant Clinical Professor. He then moved to Texas where he practiced as a general dentist. During this time, Dr. Sam developed a passion for treating children of all ages. In 2008, he returned to Loma Linda University, where he continued his education in pediatric dentistry. He received his advanced education Certificate in Pediatric Dentistry and is trained in all aspects of pediatric dental care, including caring for infants and patients with special needs. 

Dr. Sam’s goal is to be a positive influence in children’s lives and empower them to take pride in their smiles and their oral health. When he isn’t chasing his son, Ramses, around, he enjoys playing basketball, wake-boarding, and dental missions.

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Comfortable Pediatric Dentistry

Dr. Maryam Meschi

Dr. Maryam Meschi has spent most of her life living in Southern California. She has always had a passion for children and she always knew she would have a career working with kids. She goes above and beyond to make sure her patients have a great experience at the dentist and leave feeling happy.
Dr. Meschi attended the University of California, San Diego for her undergraduate degree. While at UCSD, she was an active member of the San Diego Pre-Dental Society and Student-Run Free Clinic Project where she would provide free dental care to those in need. Dr. Meschi continued her education and graduated from the Arizona School of Dentistry and Oral Health with her Doctorate of Dental Medicine. She also completed courses at A.T. Still University School of Health Management to achieve a certificate in Public Health Dental Emphasis.
Dr. Meschi then completed her pediatric dentistry specialty training at Texas A&M University Baylor College of Dentistry. Baylor is a dual university and hospital-based training program with a strong emphasis on children with special needs and those who are medically compromised. Dr. Meschi is an active member of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD), California Society of Pediatric Dentistry (CSPD), American Dental Association (ADA), and California Dental Association (CDA).

In her free time, she enjoys hanging out with her family and friends, trying out new restaurants, skiing, scuba diving, and traveling. She also loves to spend time with her Pomeranian, Cody.

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Dr. Jackie Nelson

Dr. Jackie grew up in Phoenix, Arizona and earned her undergraduate degree from Arizona State University. Dr. Jackie obtained her DDS and graduated from UCLA School of Dentistry with honors and went on to complete her pediatric speciality training at Primary Children’s Hospital in Salt Lake City, Utah. When she’s not providing dental care, Dr. Jackie is spending time with her husband, new baby boy, and golden retriever. In her free time she enjoys yoga, skiing, and trips to Disneyland. Dr. Jackie is very excited to join the team and help children create healthy smiles!

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Gentle Pediatric Treatment

Dr. Krall

Dr. Krall is a Board Certified Dentist Anesthesiologist who has dedicated his practice to the delivery of anesthesia and sedation services during dental procedures. With his background in dentistry and his extensive experience, he understands every dental procedure and can anticipate the needs of each patient.
Dr. Krall is a graduate of Loma Linda University School of Dentistry. After graduation, he practiced general dentistry for 12 years before returning to his alma mater for training in Dental Anesthesiology.

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Pain-Free Pediatric Dentistry

Dr. Le

Dr. Kathryn Le is a dual board certified dentist anesthesiologist by the American Dental Board of Anesthesiology as well as the National Dental Board of Anesthesiology. Dr. Le has extensive hospital-based experience as well as considerable experience providing outpatient ambulatory anesthesia.
At Loma Linda University's Special Care Dentistry Center, a clinic treating approximately 5,000 patients annually, Dr. Le provided general anesthesia for a variety of special needs adult and pediatric patients, including patients with autism, ADHD, cerebral palsy, Down's Syndrome, and pre-cooperative young children. If your child or loved one is in need of sedation dentistry, they are in good hands with Dr. Le.

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Get to Know Us!

About Our Team

Every member of our team genuinely believes in the power of a healthy smile. Positive dental experiences from a young age help ensure that your child enjoys a lifetime of optimal dental health. That’s why we’re always enthusiastic, energetic, and compassionate during every visit with your little one.

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Financial Coordinator

As financial Coordinator, Karen is responsible for keeping the day-to-day organizational and financial aspects of our office in order. She is here for all of our patient families, and she will be able to answer any questions our patient families may have about their accounts with us. Karen has more than 20 years of experience in both medical and dental specialties, and she began working with Dr. Butler about 7 years ago. Karen looks forward to working with you and your children to make your visit a comfortable, fun experience. In her free time, she loves to spend time with her three kids, two grandsons, and take trips to Disneyland.

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Front Office Coordinator

Hello my name is jessica, I have been in the dental field for 5 years. What I enjoy about it is always being that first person patients see and I get to greet with a smile. When I’m not at work you can catch me with my family at BBQ and enjoy each other's company. Some hobbies of mine are fishing, camping and of course you can catch me at a sporting event or a concert. 

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Lead Registered Dental Assistant

Jonathan has been working in dentistry for over 10 years, but he has always especially enjoyed Pediatrics. He has worked with Dr. Butler at a number of different offices, and he loves helping kids overcome any obstacles they might have in the dental office. In his spare time, you can catch Jonathan hiking, practicing yoga, or hanging out with his friends and family.

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Registered Dental Assistant

Maria is one of our amazing assistants and she has been working with us since 2014. She grew up in Anaheim and she is currently attending Cypress College working towards her RN. When she's not at the office, she enjoys spending time with her son, Adam, and the rest of her family. She also enjoys shoe shopping and watching NFL football. Go Patriots!

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Registered Dental Assistant

Kathy loves educating children and empowering them to keep their teeth healthy and bright. Kathy has an extensive background working with Medical Professionals. When she’s not in the office caring for your children’s teeth, Kathy enjoys going on hikes, camping, and shopping.

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Registered Dental Assistant

Amanda was born and raised right here in Orange and graduated from El Modena High School. In 2016, she completed the Dental Assisting program at Cypress College. She enjoys working with children and creating a positive experience for them at our office. She spends her free time with her family, friends, and her fur baby Raven.

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Registered Dental Assistant

I’ve been working in Pediatric dentistry for 8years. At a young age I knew I wanted to work in dentistry. After, raising my boys I went back to school in 2012 and completed the RDA program at OCC. I enjoy working with children and helping them keep healthy smiles. In my spare time I enjoy bbq’s with the family, shopping, sports, watching my boys play baseball and date nights.

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Dental Assistant

Michelle began her career in dentistry right after high school and did her internship in a pediatric office. She always knew she wanted to work with kids as she has two younger brothers who are very important in her life and being the oldest definitely influenced her passion for understanding children. She is currently attending Fullerton College working towards her career as an SLP. In her free time she enjoy exercising, going on runs, and practicing yoga. She also loves spending time at the beach or watching movies.

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Registered Dental Assistant

Gracie has been working at Loma Linda University for 24 years, but we are lucky to have her come and help us out on Saturdays as a dental assistant! Her hobbies include hiking and speed walking. When she’s not in our office or working at the University, she loves entertaining people and she loves celebrating during the holidays.

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Registered Dental Assistant

Fro has been a Registered Dental Assistant since 1998. She has a passion for working with children and encouraging healthy oral hygiene. When she's not helping kids get their teeth nice and sparkly, you can find her traveling or hanging out with her friends and family.

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Registered Dental Assistant

Brandy recently moved to Newport Beach from Bakersfield. She met Dr. Butler at an office in Newport and comes to help us on Saturdays and some of her other days off. She is always so bright and cheerful.  She has two dogs, loves to exercise and spend time with her family and friends.

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