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Pediatric Dentist in Chula Vista

Providing high quality dental care to the children of San Diego County and its surrounding areas for over a decade!

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We provide prevention of dental cavities and other diseases of children starting age 1 or after the emergence of a baby’s first tooth. We believe early education and guidance for parents/caregivers is the key to maintaining a child’s oral health through adequate oral hygiene, diet and habits.

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As pediatric specialists, we offer several restorative treatments that can improve your child’s oral health. Our restorative services are designed to repair the function and aesthetics of a damaged tooth. The type of treatment we recommend is dictated by your child’s individual needs.

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Nitrous &
General Anesthesia

Besides our kid-friendly environment, sedation dentistry can help your child have a more enjoyable trip to our office. In the case a child needs anesthesia, we are proudly affiliated with Rady Children's Hospital and provide the service in the office.

Meet the Doctors

Dr. Ilse Savelli and Dr. Sameen Zarrabi at Chula Vista Smiles


With over 30 years of clinical experience, Dr. Ilse Savelli is the founder of Chula Vista Smiles. Originally from Venezuela, graduated from the Dental School at the University Central of Venezuela in 1991.

Read more about Dr. Savelli


Dr. Sameen Zarrabi, otherwise known as “Dr. Z”, has been practicing dentistry in San Diego since 2013. Originally from Las Vegas, she attended college in her hometown, completing her undergraduate studies at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas as a scholarship recipient and earning a position on the Dean’s List for academics.

Patient Reviews

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"We have been going to Dr. Savelli for 8 years. I have 4 kids and they all love her. I love her. Her staff is amazing and especially good at making anxious kids (and mamas) feel at ease."

- Erica G.

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"I have been taking my children here since we defected from the not-so-super dentists, as my daughter calls them haha.
The staff is 100% friendly, professional, and patient with whining, screaming, complaining children, as well as regular kids. We have received excellent treatment from them over the past 8 years. Don't buy into those commercials from that other place, I would pick this place hands-down every time!"

Narissa M.

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Chula Vista Smiles - ILSE Savilli-Castillo DDS, 222 3rd. Ave., Chula Vista, CA 91910 ~ 619-427-1315 ~ ~ 7/3/2024 ~ Related Terms: Pediatric Dentist Chula Vista CA ~