PDI Surgery Center's mission: To maintain a sustainable dentistry resource that will serve the low income children of Northern California who need safe sedation for dental treatment, and to provide prevention education and promote oral health.

PDI Surgery Center is the only non-profit pediatric dental surgery center in Northern California focusing on treating children with severe tooth decay under general anesthesia. Tooth decay is the nation's number one childhood health epidemic. 


PDI Surgery Center provides a vital resource for children in urgent need of dental surgery in and beyond the North Bay. PDI hopes to eliminate the pain, suffering, and distractions that living with Early Childhood Caries (cavities) causes. PDI is a licensed and accredited ambulatory surgery center.


2016 marked our 10th year in operation and we have treated over 15,000 patients! We are proud to continue serving children and families from 33 counties who need our services. Often, PDI is the only option for Northern California children who need access to dental surgery.


Thank you for your continued support to help give kids the gift of a lifetime: healthy smiles! 

  • Treatment

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    Our highly trained clinical staff provides treatment for children under fourteen with tooth decay or a medical necessity for dental surgery under general anesthesia.

  • Prevention Education

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    PDI Dentists and Case Managers educate parents in all aspects of oral hygiene—care of teeth, nutrition, and assistance in obtaining health insurance and a dental home.

  • PDI Wins Exemption

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    Because of its unique role serving impoverished children with severe dental decay, the state’s health services cut PDI a break, said Assemblymember Wesley Chesbro, D-Arcata, who championed the exemption in Sacramento. (Photo by Conner Jay/The Press Democrat)

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