Placer Smiles Pediatric Dentistry

We consider your family part of ours.


Personalized pediatric dental care for your child by a Board Certified Pediatric Dentist. Serving the Placer County communities of Lincoln, Rocklin, Roseville, and beyond.

Treatments specifically tailored for your child

Personalized Pediatric Dental Care

When you bring your child in for an exam, Dr. Gonzalez and his team will diagnose and develop a treatment plan that is personalized to your child’s needs. Treatment options will be discussed and we will develop a plan specifically for your child.

Children should not be treated like adults

Board Certified Pediatric Dentist

At Placer Smiles we have a specific skill set to working with children. We know that they should not be treated like adults. As a Board Certified Pediatric Dentist, Dr. Gonzalez received an extra two years of specialized dental training treating children, those with special healthcare needs, and complex medical histories, learning to treat children under sedation and general anesthesia, studying child growth and development, and learning advanced oral diagnosis and treatment planning. Board Certification is only granted to those Pediatric Dentists that have voluntarily taken and passed a written and verbal exam.

Dr. Cuauhtemoc Gonzalez, Placer Smiles Pediatric Dentistry in Lincoln, CA

About Dr. Gonzalez

Dr. Cuauhtemoc Gonzalez was born and raised in El Dorado County, CA. After completing his Bachelor’s Degree at Stanford, he settled back in the Sacramento area to be closer to family. Prior to becoming a Pediatric Dentist, Dr. Gonzalez worked for the State for nearly 10 years. From the moment he started dental school at the University of the Pacific School of Dentistry in San Francisco, Dr. Gonzalez knew he wanted to treat children and specialize in Pediatric Dentistry. After dental school he completed a two-year residency in pediatric dentistry at Yale-New Haven Hospital/Yale School of Medicine. While in residency, Dr. Gonzalez got the most fulfillment while treating children with special healthcare needs like: cerebral palsy, autism spectrum disorder, and Down syndrome.

Dr. Gonzalez and his family settled back in Placer County. Since completing residency, he’s practiced throughout the Sacramento region and is excited to be able to start his own office in Lincoln.

Professional memberships: American Dental Association, California Dental Association, Sacramento District Dental Society, American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, California Society of Pediatric Dentistry

Board Certified by the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry since 2018


Check-ups and Cleanings

In addition to exams, cleanings, X-rays, and fluoride treatments, we also provide oral hygiene instruction, diet counseling, orthodontic need screening, and sleep apnea screening as part of our preventative care appointments. 


Preventative treatments like sealants on permanent premolars and molars can reduce the risk of cavities by 80%.

Laughing Gas and Sedation

We offer laughing gas sedation to make treatment appointments easier for those nervous patients.

Tooth-Colored Fillings and Crowns

We know that esthetics matter, even in baby teeth, and this is why we have a variety of dental restorations available including tooth-colored fillings and crowns.

Minimally Invasive

Dr. Gonzalez is experienced in many minimally invasive treatment options like: SDF, Hall Crowns, and SMART Fillings.

Digital X-rays

Digital x-rays use far less radiation than traditional film x-rays. We only obtain those x-rays that are necessary to diagnose and maintain the oral health of your children. 

New and Existing Patients

Insurance Accepted

We accept most PPO insurance plans. For those without dental insurance, we also have a dental membership plan that you can take advantage of for discounts on services.

Online Appointment Scheduling

We know your time is valuable. Schedule appointments here. If you are a new patient, we’ll contact you to obtain your insurance information.