Dr. Kao received his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from UCLA in 2000 then continued to train at Boston University to specialize in pediatric dentistry. During his two-year residency program, Dr. Kao gained extensive clinical experiences at the university, hospital and community-based clinical facilities. This advanced training was dedicated to all aspects of a child’s oral health, including behavioral and physical development, cavity prevention, treatment of oral health conditions, sedation and anesthesia, dental trauma, and care of children with special health care needs. After completing his residency, Dr. Kao became an associate doctor at the Central Coast Pediatric Dental Group in Salinas for three years prior to opening First Smile Pediatric Dentistry.
Every member of the office is very professional, friendly, and good at what they do. They are very accommodating and patient with young children. Our 4-year old has been extremely cooperative since she started her office visits at age 3.
Dr. Wells was so encouraging from the very first appointment. I am now on an exercise plan that is reasonable (I personally haven't taken exercise seriously) and almost "fun" to do. I said fun because the exercises she reccomended for me really do help in between my adjustments. They have made a big difference. Dr. Wells was able to help me with several painful situations. I really appreciated how she helped me to understand how important exercise was for my health and I did need to start doing my part for a healthier body. Thank you Dr. Wells.