Arcadia Pediatric Dental Practice & Orthodontics
Eddie So, DDS:
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Arcadia Pediatric Dental Practice & Orthodontics
Eddie So, DDS
Arcadia, CA













A list of major dental treatments which I offer my patients:

Dental cleaning

White fillings


Inlays & onlays


Clear aligners

Porcelain veneers

Teeth whitening

Dentures & partials

Root canal treatment

Tooth extraction

TMJ treatment

Dental implants


Offers Even28 at-home™? No

Offers Even28 at-dentist™? No

Offers Invisalign®? Yes


Monday: 8:30 am to 5:00 pm

Tuesday: 8:30 am to 5:00 pm

Wednesday: Closed

Thursday: 8:30 am to 5:00 pm

Friday: 8:30 am to 5:00 pm

Saturday: 8:00 am to 2:00 pm

Sunday: Closed





Check out what some of our happy patients are saying about us:

Maria F. from La Verne, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Eddie is a master!  My daughter’s insurance will not cover his work, but we don’t care because he has REAL magic.  My daughter has bad anxiety and because of that we waited too long to address her dental issues.  He immediately puts her at ease with his caring, entertaining, and professional demeanor.  AND when he goes in to actually do the work, he works SO fast that my daughter says “Is that it?  I’m all done?”.  He is a true blessing.  Plus he obviously shares his gift because the other dentists that work in the office, though not quite as magical, are very much the same.

Jason Johnson (Source: Google)


Took my daughter for her first ever dentist visit. From the time she walked in the door they did everything they could to put her at ease and make it fun for her. Dr. Soo and his staff were wonderful. After her visit was over she asked when she was going back. If you have children I highly recommend them.

Carol T. from Monterey Park, CA (Source: Yelp)


We love Arcadia Pediatric, Dr. So, and the staff! Everyone is so friendly and professional. They are so wonderful with kids. Both of our girls come here and love it. The office is super clean and kid friendly. They do a great job with teeth cleaning and making the kids feel comfortable during the cleaning. Dr. So is very thorough with the exam. He will check each tooth, the bite, the alignment, any wear, etc. After the exam, he explains everything to the parent(s) in detail, and provides recommendations, possible/future procedures, what to look out for, and more. He genuinely cares for his patients and ensures that he will watch over the kids as they grow up. We have also come to the office during the pandemic. They did such a great job with making us feel comfortable and safe. Check in is from car first. Front area is sanitized before each family enters. Waiting room is empty. Temperature and oxygen levels of parents and children are checked. All staff wear face masks, face shields, and gloves. You will definitely feel safe. The office always gives a toy to each child after their visit. Before the pandemic, it was like a treasure chest to choose from. Post pandemic, the kids choose from a picture and the nurse will get the prize for the child. Well done! Note: Cleaning for toddlers begin at 3 years of age. However, if your kid is close to 3 and you’re certain he/she will stay still, they can potentially do the cleaning before 3. Babies and young toddlers under 3 involve an exam with child on parents lap.

C C. from Whittier, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Eddie So is a true blessing! I sought a new dentist after my 3 year-old daughter was screaming due to a toothache, and her dentist was unable to be reached. I researched dentists and stumbled upon Dr. So. My daughter walked into his office, and I was amazed that he even got her to open her mouth! No coaxing or bribes! He simply used his charm and his sense of humor. I truly believe that it was the environment and Dr. So’s caring nature that she perceived. It was amazing to see my daughter at peace in a dentist’s chair! It was a huge contrast to visits with her past dentist. I would have to sit in the chair with her, and she would refuse to open her mouth. I’m embarrassed to say that I had to hold her head back and mouth open her mouth for the dentist to even get a peek. Dr. So took care of the toothache and performed all of the needed work. Due to her age, amount of work, her past experiences, and fear from visits with our other dentist, she needed to be put to sleep to have the work done on her teeth. It was a tough choice, but it was a smooth process. Dr. So and his staff reassured me of the process and made it comfortable for my daughter. I was able to hold her as they gave her a shot, and she became drowsy. Needless to say, we decided he was a keeper! She is now 10, and she is never fearful to sit in that chair. My older son is also his patient. The office staff is cheerful, and his office has a jungle theme that is not overly stimulating. There are tvs on the ceiling as work is performed, but my kids are engaged by the staff’s conversation. Take it from this overly cautious parent when I say that Dr. So is a gem with a vocation for dentistry.

Theresa C. from Pasadena, CA (Source: Yelp)


I brought my 1.5 year old son to see Dr. Eddie for his first dental visit. It went great and my son really liked the office. He liked watching the Disney movie in the waiting area and the ocean theme in the bathroom. After Dr. Eddie checked his teeth and gave me some tips on toddler dental care, he got to pick a toy. It was a quick and easy visit. Thank you!

Tina T. from Los Angeles, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr Eddie So and his staff are awesome! I recently took both my boys (3 years and 1 years) and they did an amazing job. My 3 year old was terrified but the lady who cleaned his teeth was extremely patient and was able to calm him down. She was able to clean his teeth and Dr. So was able to do his evaluation. My youngest kept admiring Dr. So and had no issues. Don’t forget to ask for the “my first visit” award. I forgot to ask my youngest  since my oldest has his from 2 years ago 🙁

Selina H. from Las Vegas, NV (Source: Yelp)


If I could give more stars, I would! Dr. Eddie and his staff are the best in the business! We have been bringing our children for 9 years! Dr. Eddie is thorough. He fully explains everything to both the child and the parent. My Children look forward to going to their checkups! Dr. Eddie & his staff are professional, gentle & exceptionally compassionate! We now live an hour away and still drive in to see them! This kind of office isn’t common, they love what they do & it shows! My Daughter actually requests for Dr. Eddie to pull her loose teeth! 🙂 Also, the office itself is beautiful! The decor is beautiful and welcoming to the children. The office flows well. I’ve never had to wait for them, the office is ran like a well oiled machine! I never feel rushed, I leave feeling good about our visit!

Albert Y. from Claremont, CA (Source: Yelp)


Heard Dr. So really goes out of his way to take care of his staff. When you have happy staff/workers, you likely have happy patients (my daughter loves coming here for past 4 years). Too bad he doesn’t treat adults.

Connie Y. from Arcadia, CA (Source: Yelp)


My kids love Dr. So! He’s knowledgeable, funny and extremely gentle. My kids were fearful of the dentist but he provides current medical advances of basically using SDF to stop tooth decay without the scary drills. He also speaks with the kids while educating parents. We love coming here and am confident your kids would love coming here too!

Al M. from Pasadena, CA (Source: Yelp)


The BEST pediatric dentist in the San Gabriel Valley, hands down!!! Dr. Eddie and his staff are AMAZING! They have a great way with children. My sons, 4 and 1, feel at ease and even excited about going to the dentist!!! They not only explain recommendations, procedures, etc to parents, they also talk to the kiddos about it. My son feels very important when he visits the dentist because he knows they explain procedures and they listen to his concerns. It must feel very validating for him.

Tom P. from Temple City, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Eddie is patient and gentle with my sons during check ups and cleanings.  Really impressed with how accommodating he and his staff are.  The office is always clean and fun.  We are fortunate to have found him.

Amy B. from Temple City, CA (Source: Yelp)


My daughters used to be scared of the dentist and would cry when I put them on the chair. They’ve been happy ever since we switched to Dr. Eddie. The waiting room is nicely decorated with hanging monkeys and have video games for the kids to play with. The wait is usually very short so the girls don’t get to play too much. There are two sound-proof rooms on each side of the office which are good so screaming kids won’t scared other kids. I like that they have TV’s on the ceiling above the chairs. Kids can watch TV while they are getting their teeth clean. Dr. Eddie and the staff are great. They are very friendly and are good at making the kids comfortable. Dr. Eddie explains things very well to us and does a very good job. The girls get balloons and prizes, in additional to the toothpaste and toothbrush set every time. They are happy whenever I told them we are going to see Dr. Eddie. We’ve found our pediatric dentist and won’t go anywhere else.

Judy C. from Arcadia, CA (Source: Yelp)


Thank you Dr Eddie. My 8-yr old was traumatized by a dentist who definitely did not know how to handle kids. You and your staff gave her a different perception of dentist visit. At her first visit in March, my girl felt right at home right away. She loved the decoration throughout the office. The staff at the front desk made my girl feel like at home as she stepped in. Your assistant, Clara, was excellent. She talked to my girl as they had been friends for a long time. And for me.. WOW. my girl was in dentist office, and I do not need to hold her hand or the need to comfort her. When we need to make a follow-up appointment, my girl said she only wanted Dr. Eddie and no one else. She went on telling her friends and cousins on what a wonderful time she had at Dr. Eddie’s office. The follow-up appointment was 2 month later. My girl kept reminding me that she needs to go back on May 19. She was so excited when May 19 finally came. Yesterday, we returned. She was so excited. Clara attended to her again. My girl remembered her name, even I forgot her name. My girl now loves dentist visit. She wants to come back everyday. Thank you Dr. Eddie for making the dentist visit a pleasant, fun, and stress-free experience for me and my girl.

Julie F. from Monrovia, CA (Source: Yelp)


We bring our three ASD kids here to see Dr Alex.  The staff and Dr Alex have been remarkable to us.  They are patient and so kind to our kids.  Dr Alex explains everything to them and the staff works so hard to make our visit as easy as possible.  We appreciate their care so much and highly recommend them!

Jae S. from Los Angeles, CA (Source: Yelp)


My oldest daughter (now 5 years old) had become traumatized of going to the dentist when we were taking her to Dr. Snare in Arcadia (about 2 years ago). When we moved her to Dr. Eddie So’s office she was nervous, but the nurses and Dr. So in particular were so kind and friendly that she quickly put her guard down. Dr. So explained everything he was doing in child friendly language and she didn’t even cry through the examination. Now she goes in to the exam room by herself and my two younger children love him as well. Whenever I tell her she has a dentist appointment she asks “are we going to the nice dentist?” and I tell her “yes, we we’re going to Dr. So” she get’s really happy and it’s now something she looks forward to. On a side note, I really also like how they send appointment reminders via text and email. Thanks Dr. So!

Jane T. from Arcadia, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Eddie So is the best dentist. My daughter has been seeing him for 3 years. I wish he could see me, but he is a pediatric dentist. He is so nice and patient. He speaks perfect  Mandarin, Cantonese, English. His office is so fun, clean and neat. When my daughter was little, she didn’t want us to brush her teeth, but she is so good when she’s with Dr. So.  She never fussed or cried even when she got the fillings. Unbelievable. Highly recommend Dr. So.

Tracy Hueth (Source: Google)


We love Dr. Eddie and his entire staff. When we needed to take our daughter to get dental work we looked around, went to several pediatric dentists and found Dr. Eddie to be the best. We have been going there for about 8 years or so and are so glad we found him. I highly recommend Dr. Eddie

Jonathan R. from Palos Verdes Peninsula, CA (Source: Yelp)


I generally do not write reviews but I truly feel Dr. Eddie So deserves one! Dr. Eddie So has been my three children’s dentist for about 3 years now. My eldest daughter had been to 2 other pediatric dentists in the area before we found Dr. Eddie. Dr. Eddie by far is the best dentist (or any healthcare provider) that I have encountered. He is genuine, caring, detail oriented, skillful and FUNNY as well. He made my children feel very comfortable and they look forward to go to the dentist now. I wish he would see adults too!

Daniel S. from Pico Rivera, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Eddie and his staff are the best! Besides the top-notch dentistry, the team is very friendly, caring, and great at making the kids (and parents) comfortable and at ease. The whimsical decorations, the waterfall, the video games, the tv screens mounted on the ceiling above the examination chairs all help make the typically frightening experience of visiting the dentist easy and painless. My daughter loves the koi pond in the foyer downstairs. I would highly recommend Dr. Eddie So to anybody who has kids.

Michelle Valencia Perez (Source: Facebook)


My then 3 yr old daughter needed a dentist, badly. APDPO came highly recommended by a family friend. We went in and turned out she needed a lot of work done! Came in for her procedure on Halloween morning and walked out very happy with her results, (physically and emotionally). My daughter is now 7 and we have very loyal to Dr. Eddie and his staff ever since. They have earned my shy little girls trust and confidence. Thank you for taking such great care of her teeth!

Mila I. from Solana Beach, CA (Source: Yelp)


When we first came to see dr. So, my son was so frightened of any dentists! We couldn’t even have him sit in the chair. Today, seven years later, Dr. So and Dr. Tom’s Office is his favorite get away place. It’s unbelievable how comfortable and happy they make him feel. I am so grateful for the wonderful job they do every day! I wish I had such amazing experience growing up. Definitely recommend them as pediatric dentists and orthodontist, and we look forward to seeing them again soon!

Jay B. from Chino, CA (Source: Yelp)


We love taking our daughter here for her dental checkups. The service staff is absolutely awesome. The moment you check in, your child is met with smiles and warmth and they really try to go out of their way to make your little ones comfy. This place is totally set up for children. There are video games and a little play area to keep you busy while you’re waiting, and in the observation/check-up area, there’s TV’s on the ceiling so your child can remain occupied while they do their thang. Dr. Alex is her dentist, so we haven’t seen Dr. Eddie yet either, but really, every experience we’ve had so far has been awesome. They are very attentive and have provided great advice to help my wife and I get our daughter to brush her teeth, and showed us the best way to floss and brush her teeth as well. Don’t get this place confused with the other office on Foothill. It’s actually in the larger building on the second floor.

Y B. from Pasadena, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Eddie makes kids feel super comfortable and will talk your kids through out a procedure. My son has two cavities to work on today and Dr Eddie had “Gummy Bear Air” for him to relax. My son is super scared of needles and even asked Dr Eddie if he was going to get a shot. He said yes, but that he was going to num the area first so he won’t feel a thing and that he does that for 2-3yrs old kids. He put my son at ease and my son completely trusted him. All through the procedure Dr Eddie talked to him and made funny comments. My son even forgot that he was scared. This is the reason why we keep on coming back even if Dr Eddie is not our insurance in network provider. We are willing to pre pay and pay probably extra for out of network. It’s worth it if he can get my son to feel good and also do an excellent dental work. I love it that Dr Eddie can relate to kids and talk their language to keep kids calm!

Joanna G. from South El Monte, CA (Source: Yelp)


I was recommended to Dr. Eddie So years ago by a friend. Both Eddie So and Vivian Yee are amazing pediatric dentists! Let me add that my 9 yr old son is probably not the ideal patient. The staff puts Kevin at ease. They are very friendly and explain everything that they do so that he is aware of what will take place during the visit. I always recommend this office to my mommy friends looking for a pediatric dentist!

Alpha L. from Los Angeles, CA (Source: Yelp)


Our 2 year old son enjoyed his first dental visit here and said it was fun! Upon entering, kids are delighted to see a little waterfall fountain, monkeys hanging on trees, cartoons on TV and game consoles for games. The receptionist and staff greeted us with a warm welcome and made my son and us feel very comfortable. Dr. Eddie So explained to us how to take care of our son’s teeth with preventative measures and life style changes. He also went over what to expect in terms of molars coming in and how to alleviate any discomfort he might go through and how to avoid fevers related to teething. He was very gentle and sweet while examining our son’s teeth and although he was apprehensive at first, my son relaxed due to the doctors great bedside manner. For the first visit, the doctor had us hold our son on our lap while he removed the plaque on his teeth with a scaler and gauze. He speaks Cantonese, Mandarin and English fluently. He asked us more than once if we had any other questions or concerns and he answered all our questions with helpful answers. At no point did we feel rushed or unimportant. This is what really makes the difference between a good doctor and a great doctor! At the end of the visit, my son was delighted to get a new package filled with a toothbrush, floss, and toothpaste. He also got a balloon and was able to choose a toy from the treasure chest. He left with a big clean smile. 🙂 His schedule does fill up and it takes about a month to get an appointment. One thing I wished they did, but they didn’t do was to call us with a reminder that we had our first appointment. However, for our second appointment in 6 months, the receptionist said they will text us a reminder… Maybe once you are in their system they will call/text/email a reminder, but not for the first appointment I am guessing.

Stacey K. from Pasadena, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr. So is by far one of the best dentists I have ever encountered. I wish he saw adults as well. Another dentist botched fillings with my daughter’s baby teeth. The teeth were not filled correctly and cavities grew into huge infections and abscesses. In addition the previous dentist pulled a baby tooth that should not have been pulled and did not put in a space bar leaving. This in turn led to leaving no space for her adult tooth to descend. Dr. So was amazingly patient with my very frightened child and worked with her through the  months so competently that first year that she now looks forward to her six month cleanings!

Alison H. from Rancho Cordova, CA (Source: Yelp)


My girls loved coming here! Their office is super kid-friendly, and the staff have always been very warm, welcoming, and reassuring for kids who may be scared. Wish we still lived in the area, trying to find a new dentist in northern CA that measures up to Dr. Eddie!

Lisa N. from San Marino, CA (Source: Yelp)


My toddler fell face-forward on a concrete curb at an amusement park on a Sunday.  Needless to say, he broke and crushed his two front teeth.  We needed to find emergency pediatric dental service immediately.  Dr. Do opened up his office late in the afternoon (on a Sunday!) to examine our son and provide some relief.  He was very professional and kind.  He gave us several options and did not pressure us to utilize his dental office (we were not patients).  We really appreciated his expertise and handling of the situation.  I felt that our son received the best treatment possible from an extremely caring man.

Lincoln L. from Duarte, CA (Source: Yelp)


This place is great. Took both my kids, a 5-year old and 2-year old, for their very first dentist visit. They were scared at first, but the staff and environment made it so easy and comforting. My daughter doesn’t mind going here, even after they drilled 5 teeth and pulled one. The facility is clean. I’d recommend anyone to bring their kids here.

M C. from Arcadia, CA (Source: Yelp)


We’ve been taking my daughter to Dr. Eddie’s for 4 years. He is such a gentle, compassionate, respectful and kind dentist.  The staff are just as terrific and friendly. Really knows how to communicate to the kids so they undderstand the importance of taking care of their teeth.  My daughter really pays atttention to what Dr. Eddie tells her and hates to disappoint him.  Each time she gets lazy to brush her teeth, I would remind her of Dr. Eddie and she would say..”oh okay…I don’t want to disappoint him” and then runs off to brush her teeth.  In 2 instances, she had wiggly teeth and Dr. Eddie told her if they didn’t come out within 30 days, he would have to help them out.  When they did finally come out before the 30 days, she insisted on writing him a letter as she was so proud that she followed his intructions to help wiggle the teeth out.  For any parent who is hesitant to take their kids to the dentist, this dentist is EXCELLENT.  I have twins on the way and you can be sure that they will also be coming to Dr.Eddie!

J Y. from Alhambra, CA (Source: Yelp)


I usually don’t write reviews on yelp, but I thought I should since I was surprised that only a few people reviewed them. I was very pleased with Eddie So and his staff. My daughter who is now almost four years old, really likes coming here. When my daughter first came, she was initially afraid. They were able to calm her down and would tell her and show her what instruments they were planning to use and what they do. They also let them watch movies while they examine and work on them, which helps them think about something else. Their office is very fun for kids. The staff is friendly and professional. They also seem very honest, which is most important in finding a dependable dentist.

Lisa L. from Brea, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Eddie So and his staff are super nice…and the place is extremely clean and nice, my husband even asked them whether they can help him with his dental work!!  I can tell my 3 years old is enjoying her dental check up, because she will gets lots of gifs when she goes home!!

Alice T. from San Gabriel, CA (Source: Yelp)


My son is not afraid of going to the dentist anymore.  Dr Eddie So and his staff are very friendly and professional. Dr. Eddie So is very good with young kids. He made my son felt very comfortable during every visit.  Highly recommended.