Welcome to
Parvathi Pokala, DDS & Associates!

We are committed to providing gentle, friendly and comprehensive dental care to kids. We believe that good oral health is vital for a child's development, and we're here to help every step of the way. As your child's dentist in San Diego, we take pride in creating and maintaining beautiful and healthy smiles for our patients in an environment that is lighthearted and fun. We focus on establishing oral health habits that last a lifetime, with education and prevention as our primary tools.

Paying attention to each young patient's specific needs and preferences is just part of what distinguishes our practice. Drs. Parvathi Pokala and Harjot Chawla, your pediatric dentists in San Diego, view it as their mission to help children and parents maintain healthy teeth and gums to avoid the burden of dental disease. We offer a variety of options to keep children comfortable during treatment including nitrous oxide (laughing gas), oral sedation and IV sedation in the practice and general anesthesia at Rady Children's Hospital.

We hope that you will find this website to be a useful and interesting resource for all concerns regarding your child's oral health. If you would like more information about any of the procedures that we offer or to request an appointment, please call our office at the number listed above. We will do everything possible to ensure that your child's visit is pleasant and comfortable.

Meet Our Doctors

Parvathi K. Pokala, DDS

Parvathi K. Pokala, DDS

Dr. Pokala grew up in London and attended dental school at University College London. On moving to the US, she attended Columbia University School of Dental Medicine in New York and graduated with a DDS. She completed a Fellowship in Pediatric Dentistry for the Medically Compromised and Developmentally Disabled at Albert Einstein College of Dental Medicine and a residency in Pediatric Dentistry at Montefiore Medical Center in the Bronx

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Harjot S. Chawla, DDS

Harjot S. Chawla, DDS

Dr. Chawla was born and raised in New Delhi, India and moved to California in 1991. He is a graduate of UCLA with a bachelor’s degree in Neuroscience and received his Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) from USC. He completed a General Practice Residency with an emphasis in Hospital Dentistry at UCLA and post graduate residency training in Pediatric Dentistry at Montefiore Medical Center, New York.

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State-of-the-Art Equipment

Our dental office is latex free and utilizes the latest state-of-the-art equipment and cutting edge technology and we uphold the strictest sterilization techniques. We know that many people may feel anxious about coming to the dentist, so it is our goal to make your visit with us as pain and anxiety free as possible.