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.
Dr. Hsaio is an excellent optometrist. Her warm personality make clients young and old feel comfortable with the exam. She takes the time to examine other areas of my eyes and she noticed I was regularly rubbing my eyes. She suggested I clean my lashes with a clean washcloth, not fingers, to remove bacteria/itchiness. She also suggested I wear sunglasses outdoors or while exercising outdoors to protect from harmful rays, over time. I love that there are frames to choose from that are specifically designed for "Asians" which I'm assuming means for those with "low, or short, bridges", a term I learned decades ago. My family also sees Dr. Chow and Dr Wu, who I also highly recommend. The staff at the front desk are also great, esp. Annie.