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Meet the Team

Joseph D. Fridgen, DDS

Board Certified Pediatric Dentist

Dr. Fridgen believes it is an honor and a privilege to be chosen to help your little ones develop a lifetime of great smiles! Helping children overcome their fear of the dentist is very rewarding and something for which Dr. Fridgen has a passion. Dr. Fridgen received his doctorate of dental surgery at the University of the Pacific, Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry.

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Randy Q. Ligh, DDS

Board Certified Pediatric Dentist

For over 35 years, Ligh has served San Jose area families, helping your children to mature with healthy smiles. It’s always been his hope that the information he shares with you and your children will lead to a lifetime of great oral health. He listens to you and your children’s needs, and provides a safe and enjoyable experience for all.

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Jeff Kwong, DDS

Orthodontist

Dr. Kwong is known to be warm and compassionate because he always puts his patients first. He values their concerns and needs, and treats them as if they were a part of his family. It is his goal for his patients to clearly understand and enjoy all steps of treatment along the way.

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Joseph Rideau, DDS

Orthodontist

Dr. Rideau loves being an orthodontist. Working with people of all ages from children through young adults, it is a pleasure helping his patients correct and improve their smiles each day. Because he loves what he does and wants to ensure his patients receive the best care, Dr. Rideau has assembled a team of clinical and administrative assistants who all know that the most important thing they do is treat each patient they see as they would their own child.

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Pediatric Dental Services

A child’s first visit to the dentist should be not only enjoyable, but informative. Children aren’t born with an inherent fear of the dentist, but they can fear the unknown. Our goal is to create a pleasant, comfortable, fun experience for your child and we’ll describe treatments using simple kid-friendly terms so they understand and know what to expect.

Lip Tie and Tongue Tie

Dr. Ligh has been involved with infant and young children for over 25 years, and he understands the whole breastfeeding continuum and the far-reaching consequences of the mother/infant dyad. Dr. Ligh is a certified Community Lactation Education Counselor through the University of California at San Diego. He is Bovie electrocautery and soft tissue diode laser trained. He also has done scissor and scalpel protocols in the past.

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Orthodontics for Children & Adults

If you need braces, or want to get the smile you’ve always wanted, please visit Dr. Kwong and Dr. Rideau. We offer a wide variety of different types of braces and straighteners to meet your orthodontic and cosmetic needs. Call us to request an appointment.

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Patient Forms

Filling out these forms will save you time when you visit. Please provide our office with your patient registration and health history forms when you arrive for your first scheduled appointment.



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Our Office

Contact Us

189 N. Bascom Ave, Suite #200
San Jose, CA 95128

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Pediatric Dentistry Hours

Mon-Fri 8:00am-5:00pm
Sat 9:00am-2:00pm

Orthodontics Hours

Mon-Thurs 7:45am-5:00pm

Pediatric New Patients (888) 395-3806

Pediatric Appointment

Pediatric Existing Patients (408) 286-6315

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Orthodontic Appointment

Orthodontic Existing Patients (408) 286-6330

Patient Financing

CareCredit is a healthcare credit card designed for your health, beauty, and wellness needs. It's a way to pay for the costs of many treatments and procedures and allows you to make convenient monthly payments.