Child's First Dental Visit

Dental health is important, and it’s important to us that your child feels comfortable receiving the necessary attention to ensure the health of their smile. We understand the dentist’s office can be scary, which is why we take special care to help your little ones feel comfortable on their first trip in.

We do our best to explain to your child what to expect so there are no surprises. During their visit, it is our goal to examine the development of their mouth, including: crowding, appearance of calcium deposits, abnormalities in number of teeth, baby bottle tooth decay, gum disease, TMJ, and signs of prolonged problems such as thumb-sucking and teething. We also like to educate them on proper brushing methods and dental care, and letting them be a part of the process concerning their dental health so that they can develop life-long habits.

Derick Wang, DMD is Redwood Smile’s resident orthodontist. He received his dental degree from the University of Pennsylvania and completed his residency education at the University of Pittsburgh. Dr. Wang is a strong proponent of Phase I orthodontic treatment in younger patients which helps prevent them from needing tooth extractions and surgery later in life.
He is most passionate about improving people’s self-esteem by giving them great smiles which is what drew him to the profession. Dr Wang treats patients of all ages and will customize treatment to meet each patient's individual needs. When he’s not busy creating beautiful smiles, Dr. Wang enjoys spending his time with his wife and toddler, traveling, reading and cooking.

Dr. Ruben Espinoza is our part-time pediatric dentist who strives to offer the highest quality of care for children in a warm and caring atmosphere, and fully attentive to the patient's needs. He’s a strong believer in early preventative measures and education to facilitate positive attitudes towards establishing and maintaining a good oral health.

Dr. Espinoza is a native of the Bay Area, growing up in the city of San Mateo. He attended the University of California, Berkeley where he received his bachelor's degree in molecular and cell biology - Go Bears! His dental degree was then obtained from the University of California, San Francisco.

He realized that his passion was working with children and then completed his specialty training in pediatric dentistry in the combined program at the University of Southern California and Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. In his spare time, he enjoys the outdoors, sports, cooking and traveling.

Dr. Espinoza currently holds active membership with the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, California Society of Pediatric Dentistry, American Dental Association, California Dental Association, Hispanic Dental Association, and Contra Costa Dental Society.


Dr. Keerthi Golla earned her B.A from the University of Pennsylvania and got her Doctor of Dental Medicine degree from University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. She completed a residency in general dentistry at University of Illinois at Chicago then went on to complete her Pediatric Dentistry residency at Maimonides Medical Center in Brooklyn, NY.h.

Dr. Golla is a Diplomate member of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry, member of the American Association of Pediatric Dentistry, American Dental Association, California Society of Pediatric Dentistry. Dr. Golla is currently one of our part-time general dentist. During her free time, she enjoys going out with her family and friends to parks, museums, watching movies, reading books, as well as experimenting with new recipes.

He realized that his passion was working with children and then completed his specialty training in pediatric dentistry in the combined program at the University of Southern California and Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. In his spare time, he enjoys the outdoors, sports, cooking and traveling.

One of her and her husband’s favorite pass times is having board game nights with family and friends, Cranium is currently the household favorite. Dr. Golla is truly looking forward to meeting your family, having the privilege to care your children and creating a fun, friendly dental home for them.

Patient Forms
Patient Dental Forms

Thank you for choosing Redwood Smiles. We are looking forward to treating you. For convenience sake and to make your appointment easier, we would like to capture information for your chart and our staff prior to you seeing our dental providers. We have two easy ways for you to give us your information.

1. Our on-line form: Click here New Patient Registration to access it.

2. If you aren't interested in filling out your information on-line, we have PDF forms you can print, fill out and bring with you to your appointment:

Health History Form - English
Health History Form - Spanish
Patient Information - English
Patient Information - Spanish

Payment And Insurance
Payment and Insurance
Payment Information

No Insurance, no problem! At Redwood Smiles Children's Dentistry & Orthodontics, we strive to make dental care accessible for all children and will do our utmost to work with our patients to create affordable payment plans.

*Make sure to ask us about discounts for advanced payment.

Insurance Information

We are preferred providers for numerous plans including most PPOs and our fees are often equivalent or similar to those allowable under other preferred provider arrangements. Ask for assistance from our front office staff if you have any questions about your specific plan.

  • Aetna PPO
  • Ameriplan
  • Ameritas
  • Anthem BC-EPO
  • Anthem Blue Cross PPO
  • Anthem Dental
  • Assurant
  • Bay Area Del Drivers
  • Blue Cross/BS Fed Employee
  • Blue Cross/Blue Shield of MI & IL
  • Blue Shield Individual & Family Plan
  • Blue Cross/ Blue Shield PPO
  • Careington Dental (GEHA)
  • Cigna
  • Cypress Dental
  • DeCare
  • Delta Dental PPO/ Premier
  • Delta Dental Tricare PPO
  • Delta Care USA
  • DHS
  • Dentemax
  • Denti-Cal
  • Golden West
  • Guardian PPO
  • Health Net PPO
  • Health Net DMO
  • Humana PPO
  • Humana Federal Advantage
  • Liberty/Health Net GMC
  • Lincoln Financial
  • MetLIfe
  • Premera Blue Cross
  • Premier Access PPO
  • Principal
  • Premier Access UFCW
  • United Health Care DHMO
  • United Concordia Tricare/PPO
  • Reliance Standard
  • The Standard
The doctor would love to meet you and your family and provide you with the dental care you deserve!
We are proud to offer the latest pediatric dental care advancements and techniques.