about Us

Our Mission

Establishing a Trusted Dental Home

At The Spot for Smiles, we are not only focused on providing the best pediatric care for children and getting them excited about their oral health, but also building trusting relationships with them that encourage a positive association with dentist visits. We are committed to providing the best overall experience for both our little patients and their parents, from your initial phone call to the moment you leave our offices. We can’t wait to meet you and your kiddos!

Caring for Growing Smiles

Get To Know Dr. Ian

Dr. Ian Marion has long been dedicated to his advocacy and craft of creating a positive dental experience for children while also instilling healthy habits that they can take into adulthood.

Dr. Ian received his undergraduate degree at the University of the Pacific in Stockton, followed by his DDS at the University of the Pacific Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry in San Francisco. He then went on to complete a general practice residency at St. Barnabas hospital in New York City, and a Pediatric Dentistry residency at the University of Washington in Seattle. Additionally, Dr. Ian received a Master of Science in Dentistry while at the University of Washington.  

After completing his residency, Dr. Ian accepted a position as a faculty member at the University of Illinois Chicago where he helped teach the next generation of dentists how to expertly care for children, while also working with local communities to perform dental outreach providing free screenings and treatment to at-risk communities. Despite having traveled across the US, Dr. Ian was born and raised in California and is excited to be back home taking care of the children in his community.

Dr. Ian is a Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry, an active member of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, and recipient of their Master Clinician Scholarship. He has advanced training in pediatric dentistry including laser treatments, esthetic crowns, and minimally invasive dentistry.

In his free time, Dr. Ian enjoys hiking, watching Marvel movies, visiting zoos and aquariums, and watching California sports teams.

Our Team

Meet the Friendly Faces of The Spot for Smiles

Each member of our team combines compassion and exceptional care for children with professionalism and excellent qualifications that result in our ultimate dream team. Get to know the welcoming faces of The Spot for Smiles family — they can’t wait to meet you and your little ones!

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Your Child’s First Visit

What to Expect at The Spot For Smiles

Dr. Ian and our team are excited to get to know you and your kiddo! Based on your child’s age, we will gently assess their smile and oral development, conduct a thorough cleaning, provide helpful tips for a healthy smile, and answer any questions you may have regarding your child’s dental care. For our new patients, we offer an $89 special which includes a gentle cleaning, an exam, and digital x-rays.

Our Kid-Friendly and Parent-Approved Space

When you step into either location at The Spot for Smiles, you’ll be greeted with the cheery brightness of our office space and the friendly faces of our knowledgeable and compassionate team. Both parents and kiddos can relax or have some fun before their appointment begins!

TVs in the Ceiling

Kidzspace Video Game Rooms




Bright and Welcoming Ambiance

Action Sports Artwork

All Smiles are Welcome

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