Nidhi Taneja, DDS, MSD

Mindful Pediatric Dentist

Dr. Taneja is a board-certified Pediatric Dentist, with a mission to eliminate dental fear and anxiety for every child. She is an advocate of prevention-focused, minimally-invasive dentistry. She wants to shift the paradigm of dentistry from a traditional drill, fill, and bill model to a more integrative approach.

In 2020, Dr. Taneja received the prestigious honor of America’s Top 40 under 40 Specialist Dentists by Incisal Edge Magazine. This award recognizes doctors renowned for their medical innovations, volunteer work, philanthropy, and commitment to outstanding patient care.

Dr. Taneja specializes in treating children and individuals with special needs, those who are scared of going to the dentist, or those who are interested in alternative and functional approaches to oral health. She was a dentist in India before moving to the United States in 2012 to train at UCLA’s School of Dentistry. After completing her pediatric dental fellowship at the University of Connecticut, she became one of the 3% of active dentists in the U.S. that specialize in treating children.

Dr. Taneja has been in this field for over a decade and currently offers at-home dental services in Orange County and in-office dental services at our La Verne, CA office. Dr. Taneja has spent more than a decade in dentistry helping thousands of children experience positive dental visits, keeping them out of general anesthesia by utilizing alternative and functional dentistry approaches. She has published her original research in peer-reviewed journals on barriers to dental care for children with autism.

Dr. Nidhi has a passion for empowering parents and caregivers with preventive education to make dentistry more mindful and minimally invasive. She is an active member of the California Dental Association, American Dental Association, and a diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry.