4700 Spring Street, Suite 104 La Mesa, CA 91942
Drs. Surillo, Whitcomb and Reeves, improving children's smiles for generations

Children’s Orthodontist and Pediatric Dentist San Diego and La Mesa, CA

Dr. Surillo’s Children’s Braces and Dentistry (San Diego Kids Dentist) is a dual-specialty dental practice committed to excellence in Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics for children, adolescents, and young adults.  Dr. Surillo is a 2nd generation dentist – orthodontist and pediatric dentistry specialist with over 20 years of experience, who is also certified by the American Board of Orthodontics. We strive to ensure every child is comfortable and safe during appointments, and is able to leave with a smile, mostly as a result of their accomplishments as a patient and their personal interactions with the Doctor and staff. Our Patient Advocates in financing and our staff are also here to help you and your child find the best financial arrangement.  When you become a part of our extended patient family, you can rest assured that our team is among the best San Diego has to offer.

Pediatric Dentistry

Pediatric dentistry, also known as pedodontics, is one of the nine recognized dental specialties of the American Dental Association. Pediatric dentists, or pedodontists, complete two to three years of additional specialized training (after the required four years of dental school) to prepare them for treating a wide variety of children's dental problems. They are also trained and qualified to care for patients with medical, physical or mental disabilities.Read More


Orthodontists are uniquely qualified specialists who diagnose, prevent and treat dental and facial irregularities to correctly align teeth and jaws. After graduating from dental school and then completing the required two to three years of specialized education in an accredited orthodontic residency program, orthodontists are eligible for membership in the American Association of Orthodontists.Read More

Meet Our Doctors


Dr. Santiago A. Surillo received his Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree in Biological Sciences from Fairfield University in 1983. He earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery (D.D.S.) degree from Indiana University School of Dentistry in 1987. Meet Doctor


Dr. Kenneth R. Whitcomb received a Master's Degree in Education from San Diego State University and subsequently his Doctor of Dental Surgery (D.D.S.) degree, as well as his certificate in Pediatric Dentistry from Loma Linda University School of Dentistry. Meet Doctor

Dr. Reeves

Dr. Yamil Reeves, is a father of 2 beautiful girls Cloe and Zoe, and is married to his lovely wife Dr. Genevieve Abi-nahed, an orthodontist. He loves sports, dancing and singing. Meet Doctor

Your Pediatric Dentist and Orthodontist Serving La Mesa and San Diego.

If you are looking for a pediatric dentistry San Diego or La Mesa, you may schedule an appointment by email or you can call us directly at (619) 461-6166 to schedule a convenient time to meet your needs. We will accommodate your request at the earliest time available based on your preferences

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The Do’s and Don’ts of Baby Bottles

San Diego, CA – Early childhood caries, or tooth decay, is the number one chronic childhood condition, affecting more children than even asthma. But for many children, dental caries can be prevented by vigilance from the parents. “When we see tooth decay in very small… Read more »

Should Braces Go On Before the Baby Teeth Fall Out?

San Diego, CA – Children should see an orthodontist by the age of seven so that an orthodontist can monitor the child’s mouth and begin treatment at precisely the right time to have the most impact. For some children, this will mean two phases of… Read more »

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