Smile Central Dental: 401 Old Newport Blvd., Suite 102 Newport Beach, CA 92663

Call us: 949-379-3245

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About Us

Your Smile Central Dental Team

Daniel L. Pedersen, D.D.S.
Daniel L. Pedersen, D.D.S.

Dr. Daniel L. Pedersen is a Newport Beach native who has been practicing general and cosmetic dentistry in this area since his graduation from USC Dental School in 1987. After 20 years of perfecting smiles at his former practice, Country Club Family Dentistry in Newport Beach, Dr. Pedersen decided to open Smile Central Dental so that he could offer his patients an even higher standard of care.

By utilizing the latest technology and equipment available, Dr. Pedersen is able to provide gentle and proficient dentistry at affordable prices. Further, he prides himself on his cosmetic restorations and achieves amazing results by offering his patients the finest materials in veneers, crowns, onlays and implants available.

In addition to his invaluable expertise gained through decades of well-practiced, hands-on dentistry, Dr. Pedersen continuously builds his knowledge base by attending continuing education classes and seminars.

Our Clinical Hygienists

Dana Budde

Dana graduated from USC with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Dental Hygiene and has been a familiar face with Dr. Pedersen's hygiene department for many years. Her calm demeanor makes patients feel comfortable and at ease. Away from the office Dana enjoys spending time with her husband and three children.

Our Clinical Assistant

Christina Ochoa

Meet our Registered Dental Assistant, Christina! Her warm and welcoming personality will put you at ease and she will always treat you like family!

Christina enjoys keeping current on all the latest and greatest technologies. She is certified in Coronal Polishing, X-rays, Ultrasonic Scaler, and Sealants.

If there is anything that you need to make your visits more comfortable, please do let her know!

Gizelle Torres

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Our Administrative Staff


Jason will welcome you with a smile and attend to all your questions! From appointments to finances, he will always provide you with the most professional and courteous service! Jason will see to it that you always receive the highest level of customer service.