About

Making Positive Dental Memories From Their First Smiles and Beyond

At First Smiles Children’s Dentistry, we’re on a mission to help parents and their little ones enjoy a playful, informative, and compassionate dental journey, together. We believe in a personalized approach, so patients and parents feel valued every step of the way. From infants to adolescents, we love seeing tiny smiles grow to be lifelong, confident participants of their health as a whole.

Our core values are fueled by our passion for cultivating relationships and creating a healthier, happier community for Modesto families. With our minimally-invasive pediatric services and fun atmosphere, we can’t wait to serve you and your family with the highest quality of care. Stop by and say hello at our beautiful office in Modesto today!

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Get to Know Dr. Chris Ha

With a heart for uplifting children, Dr. Chris Ha is equipping his young patients with confidence and helping little ones find delight in their dental care. 

Dr. Ha was born in Seoul, Korea. After high school, he decided to study abroad and major in dentistry. Dr. Ha achieved his Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) in 2012 and as a general practitioner, worked exclusively with children in Arizona for 9 years until deciding to relocate to Modesto to be near family. 

Today, Dr. Ha brings his many years of pediatric dental experience to First Smiles Children’s Dentistry in Modesto and continues to work exclusively with children creating fun, lasting memories and healthy smiles. He understands how to communicate with kids of all ages and developmental stages to help them feel comfortable and valued. You can be confident that Dr. Ha and his team will deliver gentle, high quality dental care for your child!

When Dr. Ha is not at work taking great care of children, you will find him spending time with his family and playing golf. He loves being a father to his two sons, who are both pursuing careers in healthcare. 

Our Friendly Team

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Dental Assistant

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Dental Assistant

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Dental Assistant

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Katie
Office lead

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What to expect

There’s nothing we love more than setting a positive foundation for your child’s dental care. It’s our goal to introduce your little one to a life of proactive oral health, so we make every effort to support enjoyable, comfortable stays for you and your family. From the moment you step into our office, you’ll be greeted by our warm and caring crew. We’ve designed an airy, welcoming office space that kids and parents will appreciate. Before your child’s appointment, feel free to enjoy our family-friendly guest lounge, featuring modern amenities and cozy comforts.

During your little one's first visit, our gentle dental team will carefully clean away any buildup or hard-to-reach bacteria from your child's teeth and gums, leaving their pearly-whites polished and pristine! Next, our friendly dentist will examine your child's teeth and gums to ensure their smile is free of any common dental issues. Our doctor and team will partner with you to create a customized dental plan for your child to assist in maintaining a healthy and lovely smile for years to come.

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Get Immediate Care for

Dental Emergencies

We strive to be a caring dental home in Modesto you can count on when your child needs it most. If your little one’s smile has been injured or they’re experiencing a painful toothache, give us a call right away at (209) 343-3500. Our dedicated doctors and team are here to heal your child’s smile with:

  • Same-day and after-hours emergency care

  • Gentle restorative treatments

  • Expert pediatric services to relieve pain and discomfort

Let’s Create Healthy Smiles & Lasting Friendships