Mission Pediatric Dentistry
Maryam Ekhtiar, DDS:
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Maryam Ekhtiar, DDS

Mission Pediatric Dentistry
Mission Viejo, CA Kord Cosmetic Dentistry
Newport Beach, CA







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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

Sedation dentistry

TMJ treatment

Dental implants


Offers Even28 at-home™? No

Offers Even28 at-dentist™? No

Offers Invisalign®? Yes


Monday: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Tuesday: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Wednesday: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Thursday: Closed

Friday: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Saturday: 8:30 am to 2:00 pm

Sunday: Closed


Monday: 7:00 am to 6:00 pm (by appointment only)

Tuesday: 7:00 am to 6:00 pm (by appointment only)

Wednesday: 7:00 am to 6:00 pm (by appointment only)

Thursday: 7:00 am to 6:00 pm (by appointment only)

Friday: 7:00 am to 4:00 pm (by appointment only)

Saturday: 8:00 am to 1:00 pm (by appointment only)

Sunday: Closed



Check out some of my treatment photos:

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

Catie Hopkins (Source: Facebook)


This place was amazing, friendly, through, and kind. My daughter had her first visit here and I’m so happy we found the right place to develop a lovely dental experience. I loved the service so much, I personally switched my dentists on the spot, and they were able to fit me in instantly after my daughter. So happy we found this wonderful Dentist!

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Edward A. from Coto de Caza, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Ekhtiar made the most beautiful all-porcelain bridge, layered with zirconium, pictured on my right upper, third tooth from the front, 4th and fifth. Best dentist ever! I decided not to do an implant, and I am so happy with my new smile! Thank you, Maryam.

Patty K. from San Juan Capistrano, CA (Source: Yelp)


My daughter broke her tooth and I was worried that I couldn’t be seen at my usual dental office, and I called and the answering service lady told me that I can see the doctor in Mission Viejo.  I was so relieved.  Dr.Ekhtiar just finished repairing her chipped front tooth. She is nine and hit the pole during recess at her school.  I was worried that she had to wait to see her until Tuesday, but Monica the front office lady accomodated me.  I was worried that she was going to look like a hillbilly with a chipped tooth. But my daughter is happy and I’m so relieved that I had to share this.

Nick K. from Orange County, CA (Source: Yelp)


TAKE IT FROM A GRANDFATHER, BEST DENTIST, AN ANGEL!! We drive 1 hour to see her. My grandchildren are very comfortable with her and like her, My third grandchild comes to see Dr Ekhtiar now too. We love her and her gentle touch, she is unbelievably educated and meticulous with her work, we feel very safe with her. Your child’s dental health deserves the best and she’s the best, take it from a Grandfather.

Zara R. from Newport Beach, CA (Source: Yelp)


I was in so much pain yesterday from infection in my tooth. It was almost unbearable. When I called the office it was the end of the day but Dr Maryam stayed behind to take care of my pain. The way she injected me it was so painless and calm that I didn’t feel anything. She is a caring and compassionate dentist and I would recommend my friends and family to her practice. Thank you again for getting me out of pain

Lili Kaleeli (Source: Google)

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My children and I love the dentists and staff at this office!  They are very patient and kind, and the office manager always helped schedule us last minute. My eldest had a great experience with braces thanks to them. I am so pleased that I wanted to reach out and thank them in this way.

Tony A. from Aliso Viejo, CA (Source: Yelp)


So my wife has been bringing the kids here since they were babies with just a couple teeth. Fast forward 10 years or more and I get to bring them here. First time I brought them. And I was blown away at how much dentistry has gotten better since my days as a kid. They have video games – guilty as charged – yes, I played them. And seven or eight flavors of cleaning toothpastes and flourides. I was wanting to try them myself! The doctor/dentist was very patient and sweet with my kids especially the nervous one. As luck has it my nervous boy ends up with a small cavities and Dr. Ekhtiar suggested to watch 2 of them and only fill one. She said this because its small in size and that he would lose the baby teeth in six or something like that months its not needed to put him through extra dental work. My boy liked hearing this and so did my wallet. We only had filled the permanent tooth which she stressed was important since its not falling out. I thought he was gonna need laughing gas to relax but her calm voice and actions made him comfortable enough to relax and get it over with. She has a calmness like a box of valume. I was so relieved to see how smoothly this went.

Lisa V. from Mission Viejo, CA (Source: Yelp)


I came across this office on a web search, when I needed to find a dentist for a first time visit for my 6 yr old daughter who had a cavity. The friendliness of the office staff on my first call really put me at ease; my questions and concerns were answered kindly, fully, and patiently. When we arrived at the office, my daughter was immediately distracted and put at ease by the giant aquarium.  I was pleasantly surprised by the small amount of paperwork I needed to fill out. The  doctor came out and introduced himself to myself and daughter and was very nice and friendly.   I was able to stay by her side through the entire exam which was helpful for us both. The exam room is very kid-friendly with fun decorations. Having a  TV in front of the exam chair was awesome;  my daughter quickly got caught up in a movie and her anxiety about the appointment disappeared. It was cute that they provide sun glasses for the kids to wear so the bright exam light doesn’t bother them. The dentist was good about explaining his findings in detail, as well as providing the cost of the total recommended service before any work was started. I loved receiving a pay in full cash discount too.  During the treatment, the dentist and hygienist made sure my daughter was comfortable and knew what was going on. It was a pain-free experience for her and  I would recommend this office to anyone. Everyone was super nice!

Tehran D. from Laguna Niguel, CA (Source: Yelp)


I was quite pleased with this dentist and her staff. She certainly knows her stuff and fixed my broken front tooth with some sort of laser light. My wife saw her few days before me and she was also treated nicely. Good, polite staff and fair price. A positive review from us for sure.

Jaylin C. from Costa Mesa, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Ekhtiar and her staff are simply amazing. I took my children for their first visit and my children both absolutely loved her. She is gentle, personable and truly cares about  children. She was very honest and conservative in her treatment and the billing was very straightforward and transparent. The office is very clean with the amenities that every child absolutely loves. They also do  braces in their office which helps by not having to go from one office to another. We are extremely pleased to have found her and have recommended her to all the moms at our kids school.

Mikole A. from San Juan Capistrano, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr.Ekhitar and her staff have taken my fear of sitting in the dentists chair away! Adriana is so organized and friendly that as soon as you walk in the office you feel comfortable. Her dental assistant Shahrzad is kind and efficient at helping Dr.Ekhitar complete the dental work. I have never met a dentist so patient, detailed in her work and informative. She is truly passionate about what she does and has created a safe and warm environment for children and adults! Even her ceilings are decorated with sea life and give you something to look at! I highly recommend everyone to go and see for yourself just how wonderful they are!

Angie S. from Dana Point, CA (Source: Yelp)


If you have a child who is afraid of dental procedures, I recommend Dr. Maryam Ekhtiar who is an INCREDIBLE DOCTOR with superb knowledge, passion for her work, and most importantly, wonderful bedside manner that is UNMATCHED.  Literally best doctor ever and I’m not exaggerating.  Even her assistant Adriana Perez was absolutely kind, helpful, and just awesome.  My son was very nervous and afraid to have his tooth extracted. He had a dental emergency because he had an abscess, and we had no choice but to extract that tooth right away. He was not making it easy on Dr. Ekhtiar and her staff. He cried and screamed, and was not going to let them touch his tooth. The team was so kind and patient, and spend 2 hours on my son, and finally, after playing a lot of psychology on him, they were able to perform the job.  Today he was seen for his follow up and the tooth is healing well and he’s a happy camper. I’m so lucky to have found this office for my son’s care! Thank you

Nima Zarbin (Source: Google)


Dr. Ekhtiar is the best! Like many children, my son fears going to the dentist. However, upon entering the office, we were warmly greeted; by the staff. Dr. Ekhtiar’s patience and care put my son at ease. As a working parent, getting a timely appointment and actually being seen on time is paramount. Although the office was extremely busy, we were seen 10 minutes earlier than our scheduled time! So happy we were referred to her by our previous dentist. We won’t be going anywhere else.

Goli Z. from Laguna Niguel, CA (Source: Yelp)


My friend recommended this dentist after I told her my son woke up crying with a toothache yesterday morning. I called the after hours number and the doctor answered herself. She said that her office is normally closed on weekends but always open for emergencies. This was at 8 AM yesterday. She open her office at 9:30 that same day just to accommodate us. I was so relieved when we were able to obtain an appointment on such short notice especially since we were not her patient from before. She took an x-ray of my son’s tooth and showed me the abscess that he has. The doctor explained that it is best to give him medicine to dry up the infection. He is now on antibiotics and will be returning for more treatment later this week after his infection dries up. My son who doesn’t like doctors took really well to the dentist. She was very patient and sweet. He left with a free toy and Halloween stickers which he loved. Now he can’t wait to return.

Mary S. from Orange County, CA (Source: Yelp)


My grandson has been a patient with Dr Ekhtiar for many years. I needed a dentist I could trust. So I decided to call and ask if she would see me at least for an opinion.
I was pleasantly surprised to find that she also sees adults in a different location and scheduled to get a second opinion. She is truly as great a dentist as his parents have expressed over the years. I’m so glad I went for a second opinion, she explained my options so clearly I was relieved and helped me to save hundreds. Thank you for your honesty and gentle hands

Mave C. from Rancho Santa Margarita, CA (Source: Yelp)

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Dr.Maryam is wonderful! very excellent on her job. Thank you very much as well as to the whole dept. Adriana and her co staff -excellent service!! Our 5 y/o daughter had a very good experience! Putting crowns on her was not an easy job. #veryThankful. ****Update April 11, 2018 another very good experienced by our dear little one.. Time to visit again and my daughter was excited to see Dr. Maryam and her staff today. Everything went well, great job mainly because of the wonderful staff and Dr. Maryam herself. They’ve always been kind and good to our little one. Dr. Maryam made sure and her staff that our daughter would be comfortable and at ease. #veryHappy #comingBack #Thankful

Al M. from Laguna Niguel, CA (Source: Yelp)


Friendly staff, went out of their way to make a usually painful experience, was much more enjoyable (if there is such a thing even for seeing a dentist).  Doctor Kord was very through with her exam, and explained all my options in a very easy to understand manner and offered different payment options, without being pushy.  I was very satisfied with my visit.

Patricia Corona (Source: Google)


My 2yr old son a had procedure which he had to go under anesthesia done at the office. Staff, Dr’s, & office manager Pam were so Great. They made us feel secure that our child was in great hands. They answer all our concerns and questions. I fully recommend this office highly. I will continue having my child be seen here for all future visit.
Thank you all for your Great Service

Adriana P. from Santa Ana, CA (Source: Yelp)


My daughter has been a patient here for years and she loves it here.  She looks forward to getting her cleanings.  They have a so many flavors of special toothpaste for the kids.  Each time she tries a new flavor.  Her favorite: watermelon!  The staff is so super nice and helpful.  Dr. E is my girl’s favorite of all the docs here. She did a gum surgery on my daughter and a few fillings and NO PAIN!  But it wasn’t until I started ortho braces with them that I fully got the effect of how amazingly cool and nice the experience here can be.  It was always through my daughter. Now I can say it myself.  I’m an adult and the fact that they see moms and dads as well was so convenient and nice.  Loving my braces! So had to share this!

Katharine V. from Orange County, CA (Source: Yelp)


I wanted to highly recommend Mission Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics. I had my first consult with Dr. Ekhtiar and I found her to be extremely knowledgeable and very pleasant. It was a very satisfying first meeting and I look forward to the work that will be needed to correct my orthodontic and dental problem. I also wanted to mention Monica, her office manager and Martha her dental assistant, who were both very helpful and friendly. All in all, I received a very positive impression of my first introduction to the dental care that was offered by Dr.Ekhtiar and her staff at Mission Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics.

Melissa K. from San Francisco, CA (Source: Yelp)


Just finished my dental work with Dr Ekhtiar Kord. I’m very happy with my results. She’s gentle and patient. I am usually nervous about procedures but I felt comfortable with her. She is very good at explaining what’s necessary and listens to what I wanted. I come across so many opinions but she respected mine and that mattered the most. Her office is gorgeous and modern. It’s a reflection of her work. I love that she has weekend hours and late evenings open. I was able to complete all my work on weekends which meant not taking off of work. If you want a sweet and very thorough skilled dentist, I suggest you pay her a visit. I’m very happy.

Sam P. from La Mirada, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Ekhitar and everyone that works there is fantastic!!! They are all super nice and truly do care for you. I travel from a long way because it is well worth it. They treat me awesome and that’s worth the drive. The office is so fun and cool too. I’m 27 years old and love the Disney decorations. I wish I went here as a kid, I probably would have been alot more relaxed.  They play Disney movies while working on your teeth which is very cool. If I was a kid I would be very comfortable here. Dr Ekhitar knows her stuff! She does a wonderful job on your teeth. My teeth have never felt better! Thank you everyone over at Mission Pediatric Dentistry.

Hooman M. from San Francisco, CA (Source: Yelp)

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I visited Dr. Ekhtiar for a teeth cleaning and it was honestly one of the smoothest experiences I have ever had! In the past whenever I had teeth cleaning done, it was normally after several years just due to my laziness. Because of this the doctor usually would have to numb my mouth.  We all know how that feels after the procedure is done – your mouth feels like it’s dragging behind you. But during this visit, it went so smooth and that no numbing was even necessary! I have no idea what she did or how she did it but I didn’t have any pain during the procedure and because no numbing was necessary I left the office feeling like a million bucks. I highly recommend her to everyone! Her professionalism and bedside manner is something that other dentist should learn!

Paula W. from Mission Viejo, CA (Source: Yelp)


When my boys were young i needed to find a dentist, but wasn’t convinced my dentist was the right one. I asked around and finally my sister told me about this office. I went and have been going there ever since (almost 10 years)!!! My oldest is now wearing braces and i am sure my younger one will eventually need them. We LOVE this office! The staff and doctors are so friendly and helpful. They will answer any questions you have and explain anything to you. My boys never argue with me to go to the dentist because they don’t mind going! It is a very family friendly place. I feel at ease whenever we go because i am confident they will be taken care of properly. I would and have referred friends to them. They are the best in OC!!!!


At Mission Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontic, we are very proud of the high-caliber level of dental services we have provided to the Mission Viejo, CA area since 1975. We have helped children with a wide range of dental and orthodontic issues have a beautiful and healthy smile. Dr. Maryam Ekhtiar is highly committed to improving her practice every day. She brings an unparalleled passion to her pediatric dentistry services and young adult patient care. Dr. John Fowle was the founder of Mission Pediatric Dentistry in 1975. He continues to treat patients at the office bringing years of experience and care to every patient. Our team at Mission Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics has a commitment to excellence for you and your family. For over 30 years we have served the Mission Viejo and surrounding areas. We specialize in: Pediatric Dentistry, Orthodontics, Sedation Dentistry, Hospital Dentistry, Special Needs Dentistry, Cosmetic Dentistry, Pediatrics & Invisalign.

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