Our Mission

Building the foundation for a lifetime of healthy smiles

At Little Roots Pediatric Dentistry, we’re committed to helping each child build a lasting foundation for a lifetime of healthy smiles. That starts with a comfortable relationship with their dentist and an encouraging place to learn healthy habits, address their concerns, and feel heard. We take into account each child’s unique medical and dental needs, their treatment preferences, and more—going out of our way to make each appointment comfortable and convenient for you and your kiddo.

Putting Patient Needs First

Get To Know Dr. Linda Ngo

Dr. Linda Ngo, affectionately know as “Dr. Linda” to her patients, was born and raised in Orange County, CA.  She graduated from the Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC in 2009 and completed a General Practice Residency at the Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center, now known as the BronxCare Health System, in New York. She practiced in New York for several years, where she focused on serving the underprivileged community in the Bronx. In 2013, she joined Columbia University and Lutheran Medical Center of Brooklyn as an Advanced Education in General Dentistry Program faculty where she taught dental students and residents.

Throughout her career, her passion remains working with the most vulnerable and high risk pediatric population. In 2015, she returned to California to pursue her passion and earned a specialty in Pediatric Dentistry at Loma Linda University, School of Dentistry. Her residency at Loma Linda has enriched her knowledge and skills in pediatric dentistry. Her extensive training prepared her to care for infants, patients with special health care needs and young adults.

After residency, Dr. Linda worked in Santa Barbara and Ventura, where she fell in love with her patients and their families. During the pandemic, she moved back to Orange County to be closer to her family and now looks forward to growing with the families in her hometown.

She is grateful for all of her experiences and friendships she has made though out her life. As a mother to young children, she understands the importance of finding a knowledgeable and compassionate pediatric dentist for your little ones.

When not seeing patients, Dr. Linda loves to have dance parties with her children and go on adventures with her family. She couldn’t be happier to grow and root for the families in Orange County! Call our office to meet Dr. Linda!

Caring For Growing Smiles

Get To Know Dr. Hanieh Hassani

Dr. Hanieh Hassani, known as “Dr. Hani” by her patients, started her dental journey in 2002. With over 20 years of experience in the dental industry, Dr. Hani has been providing compassionate care to children of all ages.

Dr Hani graduated from Loma Linda School of Dentistry. Driven by a passion for helping children achieve optimal oral health, she completed a two-year residency in pediatric dentistry at Loma Linda University, School of Dentistry. She has extensive experience in all aspects of pediatric dental care, including caring for infants and patients with special health care needs.

As a pediatric dentist and a new mom, Dr. Hani understands that every child is unique and deserves personalized attention and care. That's why Dr. Hani takes the time to get to know each patient and their family, building strong relationships based on trust and communication. Dr. Hani and the entire team are committed to creating a fun, friendly, and welcoming environment where children can feel comfortable and at ease during their dental visits.

Dr. Hani is dedicated to staying up-to-date with the latest dental advancements and techniques. She regularly attends continuing education courses and seminars to ensure that we provide the most advanced and effective treatment options to patients.

When not in the office, Dr. Hani enjoys spending time with her husband and their two-year-old son, exploring the outdoors and going on hikes.

The Friendly Faces You’ll Meet at Little Roots

Meet Our Team

We’re a small, dedicated team of dental professionals here to make each appointment comfortable and convenient for you and your child. From your first interaction with the front desk through your child’s cleaning, exam, or appointment, we listen and value each child’s unique needs and preferences, keeping you informed every step of the way. Here are a few of the smiling faces you’ll meet at our office.

What to Expect

Your Child's First Visit

We know that who you trust to care for your child’s smile is no small matter.  We understand that you and your child may feel anxious visiting the dentist. We are sensitive to children’s needs and our goal is to ensure each child and parent is comfortable, informed and has a positive experience at our practice.

Your child’s first visit with us is all about them – their comfort, safety, happiness and health. We believe in creating a memorable and enjoyable first visit, so your child can be enthusiastic about their oral health and sparkling smile.

At your child’s first dental visit, you can expect a routine cleaning and a thorough exam with either Dr. Linda or Dr. Hani. Some children will receive x-rays to get a sense of their overall dental health. Dr. Linda and Dr. Hani will answer all questions and discuss individual oral needs catered specifically and uniquely for your child.

Our Office & Patient Comforts

Our office is cozy and each room is uniquely designed to make it comfortable for little ones, teenagers, and parents. When walking into our office, you will be greeted by Little Root’s warm helping smiles. We are committed to listening to your needs and providing the highest quality of care to your child based on those needs. Our office has amenities that will make your children’s visit fun and calming experience including cozy seating, iPad stations, a kid’s play area, and movies available in each treatment room.



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Making Care More Convenient

State-of-the-Art Tech

Our practice is committed to staying up to date with the latest pediatric dentistry techniques and approaches. Part of that includes having the highest standards for technology, and using tools that enhance the patient experience to make it more comfortable. Two examples of this are our digital x-rays and intraoral cameras, which make getting a clear picture of your kiddo’s smile easier than ever. We also use electric handpieces instead of noisy drills for a quieter, gentler experience and a softer touch for tiny teeth.

Giving Back

Community Outreach

Dr. Linda and Dr. Hani are both passionate about giving back whenever possible, having completed mission trips and providing free dental care to underserved communities in need. They currently donate their time to [insert charity or organization.]

Expert Care, Compassionate Approach

Your Child’s Smile Deserves the Best

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