16918 Dove Canyon Road, #203  4S Health Center

We're expanding!  Visit our Encinitas location as well as 4S

We are open Monday - Friday 9-5


Scheduling Appointments

Our office attempts to schedule appointments at your convenience and when time is available.  Preschool children should be seen in the morning because they are fresher and we can work more slowly with the child for their comfort.  School aged children for routine visits can be scheduled throughout the day.  Most treatment appointments will be scheduled in the morning.  Our afternoon appointments are for routine visits and older children requiring minor dental treatment.



Payment for professional services is due at the time dental treatment is provided.  Every effort will be made to provide a treatment plan which fits your timetable and budget, and gives your child the best possible care.  We accept cash, personal checks, and most major

credit cards.


Dental Insurance

Dental insurance is a contract between you, your employer, and the insurance company.  We are not a party to that contract.  Dental insurance is not meant to cover all fees.  It is meant to be an aid to your investment in your child's dental healthcare.  Most plans cover about 40-50% of average fees and may not necessarily cover the ideal treatment costs of your child’s needs.  Some plans pay more, some less.  Unfortunately not all recommended procedures are covered even though necessary for your child.  We are committed to providing and recommending the best treatment for your child, please ask us about options to treatment choices that may not be covered by your plan.


Our office is happy to file your insurance for you.  We will make every effort to assure you receive maximum benefits.


Usual, Customary, or Reasonable Fees (UCR) is a term used by insurance carriers which is an amount the insurance company chooses to pay for each procedure.  It is not based on the average charge of practicing specialists in the area.  It is merely an allowable amount they will reimburse.


Please do not hesitate to ask about our financial policy.  We want you to be comfortable in dealing with these matters.  If you have any questions regarding your insurance, we ask that you contact your company regarding specifics and details of your plan.

© 2016 4S Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics  Spencer Mauseth  DDS  |  Chris Pham, DDS  |  Kim Lugtu, DDS  |  Mark  Macaoay, DDS |  Richard Grant, DDS



16918 Dove Canyon Road, #203  4S Health Center