Pediatric Dental Arts
Scott Fishman, DDS:
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Pediatric Dental Arts
Scott A. Fishman, DDS (Pediatric dentist)
Downey, CA













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

Dental cleaning

White fillings

Pediatric crowns


Pediatric dental care

Comprehensive orthodontics


Tooth extraction

Space maintainers

Pediatric sedation dentistry


Clear aligners

Interceptive orthodontics


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: 8:30 am to 5:00 pm

Thursday: 8:30 am to 5:00 pm

Friday: 8:30 am to 5:00 pm

Saturday: 8:30 am to 1:00 pm (by appointment only)

Sunday: Closed





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

Jane P. from Palmdale, CA (Source: Yelp)


Absolutely blown away! I wish I could give 10 out of 10. I was referred to Dr. Fishman from a pediatric dentist in my hometown. I live in Palmdale, 63 miles away. Since being on the stay at home order we haven’t been able to contact our dentist or any other dentist that would take my daughters emergency case. Dr. Fishman answered their phones ready, after I had been waiting 2 months trying to desperately find someone to help. We were able to get an appointment within 2 days! When we got there, every single person was exceptionally friendly, greeting us with a Good Morning! They’re office had a fantastic system for covid-19 that made me feel safe and clean in a sanitized environment. Social distancing and masks were worn by all and parents waited for their kids from the comfort of their cars. When we were needed or updated, the Dr.’s personally walked out to the cars to address us. It was amazing! Just that little added touch of care, blew me away. We did x-rays, the consultation, and went right into her appointment to get her on her way to feeling better, which was such a relief! My daughter, being 4 and her first dentist appointment, got scared and became a little difficult in her chair, Dr. Fishman allowed me to go in there and calm her down so that we could continue our appointment that we needed so desperately. He addressed all of my concerns and made sure all of my questions were answered. The quality of care for his patients makes you feel like family. He and his staff are extremely good with children. I drove 1 1/2 hours and 63 miles for this appointment and it was completely worth it! The service, smiles (even with masks on), professionalism and care has been completely unmatched by anyone and anywhere I have ever been. I will continue to take my child to this dentist for the rest of her life! I am sold! Thank you so much for all of us parents that have been stuck in quarantine feeling completely helpless. You are the light at the end of the tunnel and I am so appreciative of everything that you did for me and my daughter today! See you soon!

Sal Mitchem (Source: Google)


Thank you Dr. Fishman for the great care you showed my 4 year old daughter. I was so nervous knowing that my baby girl was going to be sedated for a procedure. From the moment we walked in the office we were treated like family. Dr. Fishman took extra time to set my mind at ease. He explained the procedure step by step at which point my baby girl took a staff member’s hand and walked into the procedure room. A warm blanket was offered to my baby girl. My daughter choose to keep the blanket as my wife and I waited in a warm and kid friendly waiting room. I will never forget how at ease I felt When Dr. Fishman updated us after the procedure was done .Later that evening Dr. Fishman called us from his personal cell phone to check on my daughter. What a great Dr. and a great person. The staff was professional friendly and attentive to all and any needs we had.

Adrienne C. from Downey, CA (Source: Yelp)


I’m not the type to write a review but for this I really have to. I totally recommend Dr. Fishman’s Pediatrics Dental Arts! First of all the Staff is very friendly and kind which helps make our children feel safe and welcome. They have a TV/GameRoom for kids to enjoy. Dr. Fishman is very professional and  extremely good with kids. My kids never complain and don’t fear going to the dentist EVER! Dr. Fishman is AWESOME!! I love how Dr. Fishman interacts with my kids and follows up with his patients just to see how they’re doing. My 9 year son just had 4 tooth extractions today and looks and acts like he never went to the dentist. If you’re looking for a safe, friendly and fun dentist then come here! I promise your kids will love it.

Michelle C. from Whittier, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Fishman, is amazing. I don’t ever write reviews or recommend anyone. He is so genuine and naturally great with children. My daughter has been there several times and this last she had to have cavities filled. He explained everything to me and his staff gave me options and all the information I needed to make the right choice for my child. My daughter (5) went in had her cavities filled and I knew she was in good hands, she was so calm & she was just comfortable with dr.fishman and his staff. She went in and came out just as I was told. Not to mention he called me later that day just to check on how my kid was feeling and if she was able to eat. I have a 9 month old and he even answered some of my questions about his teeth. He said they were there and would be coming out soon and not even a week later they cut. I wouldn’t trust any other dentist with my kids. He was a great find and all the reviews tell you he’s great, look no further. Pediatric dental arts office is comfortable for parents and the kids have great wait area, super clean and always a great movie playing to keep them entertained. The exam rooms and there are a lot are clean an neat and have everything needed to keep squirmy or nervous kids calm and in the exam chair.

Eden Martinez (Source: Google)


Extremely grateful for the customer care and service provided from the receptionist to their entire staff. Dr. Fishman was very helpful and knowledgeable as I had trouble looking for a pediatric dentist I can bring my kids and have my 2 little monsters be comfortable and in good care. It’s been over 2 years Royce Martinez began their orthodontic process and today I brought Romeo Martinez in as I am very thankful for his work and progress. Set an appointment as I recommend Dr. Fishman and give this place a A+++ Thank you Irma for helping me over the phone, Eden.

Elaine E. from Los Angeles, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Fishman was recommended to me by a co-worker a couple of years ago. I’ve brought all my young kids here and my experience is always a positive one, for the kids as well as can be expected depending on the reason for the visit. Today my son had a lot of work done and both my husband and I are satisfied with the quality of service our son received. Starting from the pleasant staff in the front desk to the dentist and assistants. Even the anesthesiologist was very nice when she called to give instructions the day prior. I highly recommend this dental office to all parents with young children.

Liliana C. from Fort Worth, TX (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Fishman has been our dentist since my son was 1, he is now 6 going on 7, and has a 3 year old sister. He is amazing with children and parents. He walks our kiddos through everything and thoroughly explains things. Our conversations are always entertaining, and despite having a busy office he always takes his time. Office atmosphere is never rushed, and kids are taken care of both physically and emotionally. There has been times were my son has been uncooperative and Dr. Fishman would rather stop and reschedule, as to not cause my child any undue dental/mental trauma. We’ve known our son would need braces since he was two; and we’ve been diligently saving. At his last visit, it looks like he’ll begin treatment for braces at 7 1/2 maybe 8, but we anticipated cost, and are prepared. We recently moved to TX, but we will continue to visit his office because we trust him dearly, and know are kids are well taken care of here!  Thank you! As for negative reviews, please take these with a grain of salt. Most are based on cost of procedures, sedation, and so on. My only answer to that is, Preventive Care. You as a parent need to be proactive about your kids dental health, in order to avoid these types of procedures. Otherwise, be prepared and prepare your child for a lifetime of hefty dental costs because dental work only gets more expensive as you age.

Jimmy V. (Source: Google)


My wife and I really had a tough time finding a pediatric dentist that we felt would take care of our daughter and son with the best care possible. After meeting with Dr. Fishman, we felt that weight come off our shoulders, he is very caring and understanding and will answer every question you have. We were opposed to the idea of sedation for dental work our kids needed, but Dr. Fishman reassures that everything will go smoothly with the procedures and care his office gives. Dr. Amanda (anesthesiologist) is super friendly and knowledgeable in what she does! Look her up as we did, and after felt very comfortable having her treat our children. If you are parents needing pediatric dental work for your children, I recommend going to Dr. Fishman!

Carlos Enrique (Source: Google)


I had a very hard time finding a dentist for my autistic child child , they were very patient and kind with my son Dr.fishman was very caring and made sure to explain his procedures to us step by step, called the day after the procedure on a Saturday I might add just to see how my son was doing.My son had to be put to sleep and his anesthesiologist Dr.Amanda was the best also very caring and kind gave us her cell phone # just incase we had any questions or concerns. I was very afraid of my son being traumatized by his firsr dental procedure but everything went great and I will always be grateful to Dr.fishman and his staff especially his anesthesiologist Dr.Amanda thnk you so much

Lexy S. from Downey, CA (Source: Yelp)


If you are looking for a pediatric dental office. I HIGHLY RECOMEND THIS OFFICE. Honestly, I do understand why all the reviews on YELP are great. You will too. I have been to Dr. fishman office twice and I already feel this will be my kids dentist. First of all I want to say my daughter is not a very cooperative child she hates going to the dentist and doctors (what child doesn’t). I have never met a dentist so caring so polite and friendly with his patients  This office is very nice and clean, the staff is very polite. love the way you don’t have to fill out tons of paperwork. They have this really cool updated equipment, they go over the information with you, face to face and all you do is sign. They also have a cool room section for the kids with video games and a big screen T.V. (which my kids never want to leave). No waiting for long periods of time. YAY! The dental assistants very friendly, my daughter had been having a hard time getting X-rays, which they were able to acomplish X-rays( finally). My second visit with the dental office was nerve wracking, they had to sedate my daughter, which I totally was for it due to her not remembering any of it.Everything turned out perfect; she did not remember a thing .She woke up had no pain, not to mention 6 teeth were removed with 6 fillings.I finally found the right place for my daughter and son. THANK YOU Dr. Scott fisherman.. 10 STARS in my Opinion. BY THE WAY There is nothing fishy about this office!  Reading from a review below. Your great Dr. fishman! Thank you Again!

Cecilia P. from Downey, CA (Source: Yelp)


I, the parent, was sooo aprehensive about  taking my 3 yr. old to the dentist again because she was traumatized the first time I took her to an office in Torrance.  But after going to see Dr. Fishman today, I wish I could turn back time so that my daughter could have only known his (and his staff’s) gentle care.   But the reason I’m giving this Dr. and his office 5 stars is to let other parents know that he allowed me to be there to hold my child’s hand every step of the way.  I sat in the chair as they took the digital x-rays and as the assistant cleaned her teeth.  They were done quickly but patiently.  My daughter is all smiles now and I know she won’t cry the next time I mention the word “dentist”.  His office also gave them dental goody bags that rock!!! (no cheap stuff)  We just became Dr. Fishman’s latest and most faithful fans.

Raquel L. from Lakewood, CA (Source: Yelp)


My 5 year old has visited Dr. Fishman on about 4 occasions. He has always been very thorough and extremely patient in explaining her procedures. Most recently, we were on vacation and my daughter had what my husband and I thought was a dental emergency. My lil one had 104 fever and major pain towards the back of her mouth. We attempted to treat the fever but couldn’t do much about the tooth pain. Although, this happened to be 4th of July weekend, I decided to try to reach Dr. Fishman anyway. Obviously, the office was closed but he leaves his personal cell phone number for emergencies, so I called. In short, he called me back within a reasonable time and as a wonderful coincidence happened to be away on vacation about 5 miles from where my family and I were staying. He calmly explained what he thought was happening with my daughter and even offered to meet us at his hotel! I mean how many doctors make that kind of offer? Thankfully, my daughter felt somewhat better the next morning and we were able to wait until we returned home to see Dr. Fishman at his office. If you are looking for a dentist for your child who really cares and one who makes himself readily available to your needs then Dr. Fishman is your man!  Thank you Dr. Fishman for being so caring and accessible!

Michelle V. from Bell, CA (Source: Yelp)


Most parents would agree when looking for a health care provider for our children, whether it be a Respectable Pediatrician or a Great Pediatric Dentist, one thing is always key: Best Quality Care ALWAYS! Enter Dr. Scott Fishman. I have three children that are under Dr. Fishman’s care and the experience has exceeded my expectations when it comes to dental care. My most recent trip was when I took my eight year old son for his very first dental appointment with Dr. Fishman. He was a little scared from previous dental experiences at another office, so he was not a very happy camper. As soon as we entered the office, my son looked around and soaked up the peaceful, friendly ambiance and looked at me with a smile. I proceeded to check him in and the nice lady at the counter helped me rapidly and with ease. The waiting area is so homey and comfortable, I almost didn’t want to leave! (At other offices, I usually can’t wait to get out!!) My son right away approached the waiting area for kids, equipped with video games and a movie playing while we wait, how cool is that?!  The wait wasn’t long and soon enough, it was my sons turn to go in.  He was already comforted and at ease from the environment that he didn’t need me to go in with him, and a friendly staff member took him back reassuring him and I that he was in good hands. After a little while, Dr. Fishman came out and discussed with me how my son was doing, what work he needed done and helpful tips on how to help little ones brush with success. No other Dentist had ever included me in the process with great detail and with my sons best interest in mind, so right away I knew Dr. Fishman was a blessing to my family. The work was done and my son was happy and all smiles, he explained to me that Dr. Fishman had explained to him as well, how to brush, when to brush  and that he did a good job as a patient and hoped to see him soon. My son had such a great experience, he didn’t want to leave. He received a goody bag including a toothbrush and floss, what a treat! As soon as we arrived home, all I heard from my child was how fun he had, how he loved the Dentist,  how he wanted to go back and that he was going to tell his friends all about his trip to the Dentist. As  a mother of four, to hear my children boast in that way about a  Doctor visit, especially a DENTIST, is a very rewarding feeling for me and for them. Thank You Dr. Fishman and staff for everything,! You better believe that my children will be there every six months!  Truly grateful.

Taylor G. from Long Beach, CA (Source: Yelp)


I have a 3 in a half year old son, who had cavities and his teeth were decaying fast! I took him to a dentist on January 23,2009 and had so much trouble getting his referral approved for all the work he would need.It was taking so long I decided to call Dr.Fishman’s office and they immediately scheduled us to come in. Dr. Fishman’s  dental assistants were so friendly and took my son to take x-rays of his teeth, when I was waiting for  Dr. Fishman  to come in and talk  to me I was so nervous because I knew my son would have to be sedated and I didn’t like the thought of that. When he came in to explain what my son needed to have done I was no longer nervous, I was actually really excited and my son was too. The next step was to have my insurance approve all the work my son needed. When I received the papers and saw the list of what was covered and what was not I started to freak out because I knew I could not afford what was not covered. I then called Dr.Fishmans office and asked about how much everything would cost when they told me I didn’t think my sons teeth would of been able to be saved. I prayed and  a couple of weeks later I got a phone call from his office and they said they would do it. Dr. Fishman made me feel so comfortable during the proceedure. My sons teeth look so great! Dr. Fishman even  called later that evening to check on my son. Thank you soooooo much Dr.Fishman you are truely a blessing. 🙂 I would recommend him anyday.

Lupe Peregrina Limon (Source: Facebook)


There are not that many places that I will take time to write a review for, but for pediatric dental arts I will always let everyone I can know about them! Dr. Fishman and his entire staff are beyond wonderful. I have had the privilege of having Dr. Fishman and his staff work with my son since he was 10 months old. He is now 8 years old. Dr. Fishman has always exercised great patience with my son that has always been a little nervous sitting on the exam chair. He is as honest as they come. Being a father himself, he truly treats his little patients with care and addresses his concerns with you in a caring and honest manner. As for the assistants, they take the time to talk with your child, ask them questions about their day and do everything they can to make them feel at ease. I only hope they all stick around for years and years to come. Dentists are found everywhere but few can be called wonderful. Thank you Dr. Fishman and staff for all that you do! Sincerely grateful, Lupe and Moses

Monica C. from South Gate, CA (Source: Yelp)


ATTN 1st TIME MOTHERS; Stop searching. This is the place to bring your child for their first visit ever. If your really anxious about finding the best care for your child, Dr. Fishman is amazing and the best choice. My 3yo is terrified to go to any doctors office, but staff made him feel so comfortable. Dr. Fishman is very detailed about explaining procedures, so he allowed for me to record him so I can play over for my husband. You can tell he has a passion for what he does and wants to make sure you and your child are comfortable. My son had 2 small cavities to fill, I was a little nervous about not being allowed in the room during the procedure (it was my first time leaving him anywhere without me), but Dr.Fishman was very reassuring, and when I left the room my son quickly ask to hold Roxannas, the assistant, hand and she was delighted to do so. Due to Covid I had to wait in my car, they txted me during his procedure to let me know progress and then Dr. Fishman personally came to get me, and told me my son did amazing! My son was in no pain and his normal self immediately. Thank you Dr.Fishman and staff! See you in March!

Rose B. from Los Angeles, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Fishman is by far the BEST pediatric dentist in Downey and even SGV! Both of my children have seen Dr. Fishman since age 2 and 3. To get started the office is by far so amazing and has a own play room with a huge flat-screen TV playing Netflex for children and x-box and Wii. As your child waits to be seen there’s nothing better than Finding Nemo playing and kids interacting with each other. One thing I noticed immediately is CLEANLINESS! The bathroom to the rooms to the smell of the office to the decor and floors. It’s so important to maintain a clean environment in front of office and behind as well. The receptionist’s are great and provide details about your bill and making appt’s easy to schedule. Yes, is Dr. Fishman busy, of course hes the best and t’s worth the wait esp. when its your children being seen by a dentist and it could be traumatic to any child at such a young age to go through any dental procedure. If Dr. Fishman is busy, it tells you one thing, “He’s great and everyone wants their children to be seen by him b/c he is trust worthy!”. Dr. Fishman has by far the best bedside manner there is. He thoroughly explains the plan of care, options, side effects, long term effects and tips on better dental cleaning and care. He will personally come out himself and hand out your children to you and during any procedure big and small he will notify you of the status. The comfort level and overall dedication shows immensely as a doctor and shows his character.  Most doctor’s and dentist are concerned about seeing patients solely based on financially reasons and money. Dr. Fishman goes above and beyond to make sure not only the child is comfortable and taken care of as well as the parents and their concerns. He personally calls you at the end of the day of that same day visit and follow’s up on your child. What dentist or doctor would do that? None. But Dr. Fishman!!! The dental assistants are great as well working with top of the line technology and equipment. State of the Art by far! Im so happy I found him and his office! Also Orthodontic there as well in same office which makes it convenient. Take your precious children here you wont regret it at all!

Betty Kwong (Source: Google)


Thank you, Dr. Fishman for such great care and knowledge. Friendly staff and amazing service! I was so nervous about having my 5 year old son getting sedated to fix his 6 cavities. But Dr. Fishman thoroughly explained the procedure and took his time to set my mind at ease. During the procedure, the staff treated us like family. They made my son feel comfortable and safe. Although I had to wait in my car during the whole procedure (COV-19) I am forever grateful to be next to my son when he opened his eyes and saw me there standing by his side. Great planning and timing! Dr. Fishman called in the evening to check on my son’s wellness. We also got a postcard with staff’s signatures and a note from Dr. Fishman! Such wonderful people! Hopefully my son will not need the “Spider-Man Juice” for a long time. Thank you all: Dr. Gipson, Rachel, Marisela, Jackie, Irma, Christine, Danina, Rosana, and Dr. Fishman

Dom S. from Norwalk, CA (Source: Yelp)


What a great dentist!!! Made me feel at ease and explained the procedure he was performing on my 6 year old son. I almost don’t want to write a good review because i want to keep this awesome dentist to ourselves;) To try to get an appt. is a little tough and now i know why. I overheard a women while waiting for my son say that she travels an hour an a half for this dentist for her daughter. I thought, man,… this guy must be good!!! I went to another dentist and they wanted to cap my sons teeth Fishman said just needed to be extracted. Which the capping would have cost me a small fortune and Dr. Fishman explained we didn’t need that from the get go, so i knew this guy was as honest as they come. I can go on and on but to make a long review short,.. professional staff, clean facility, and the dentist,….a real CATCH!!! thank you doc.

Samantha W. from Lakewood, CA (Source: Yelp)


My son broke his front tooth in half playing outside, and we were referred to Dr. Fishman. The entire staff, especially Dr. Fishman were, exceeded my expectations by FAR!!! The process of from start to finish went amazingly. Dr. Fishman is so professional! The office is a kids paradise, coming fully equipped with a kids play room and flat screens on the ceiling in every room. Besides the kid friendly environment, He talked my husband and I through the entire process of the tooth extraction and the replacement tooth. The greatest part is that they work with a third party financial service, so we get to make monthly payments, instead of having to pay out of pocket right away. I couldn’t recommend Dr. Fishman enough. If I could give him 100 stars I would. Thank you, Dr.Fishman for your professionalisms and true concern.

Lynn V. from Downey, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr Fishman l, and his team, have been caring for my children’s dental health for over a year now and I couldn’t be happier with their gentle care for my children. They’re a group of composed professionals that are expedient, loving and efficient when dealing from the most easiest to the most difficult cases. If it weren’t for Dr Fisher and Nurse Jackie, my daughter would have lost her tooth. She accidentally took a wrong step, face planted and her adult tooth came out from the root. I called Dr Fishman and he assured me, with such care, that he will see my Daughter in 30 minutes at his office. He advised me to place the tooth in milk and meet him and his assistant at his office at 9pm on a Sunday night. Who does that? Only drs  who really care for their people– that’s who! I’m eternally grateful that Dr Fishman and assistant Jackie responded so quickly to my daughter’s emergency, and I’m sure they would do the same for any of their loving patients  If it weren’t for them, my daughter would have had more damage than a missing tooth– the spiritual lift she got from their reassuring mannerisms gave her hope! Thanks again, Dr Fishman, Jackie and Team! Eternally Grateful,

Vanessa Brown (Source: Google)


My kiddo saw Dr. Fishman last year on April 2018. I rarely have time to review but I always told myself I would for Dr. Fishman. That’s how incredible he was. I was deleting my old voicemails and I heard his voice, checking in on my little girl making sure she was doing well. Who does that nowadays??? I was so impressed with his skills and his bedside manner. I was first referred to another dentist really had me just disgusted that I told my primary dentist. You have to refer me to someone else. That’s when we saw Dr. Fishman and my 6 year old said. “Mommy, so we going to see the good doctor from now on, right? She called him that. Lol. You will be totally impressed with his whole staff.

Vasiliki Angelopoulos (Source: Google)


I took my daughter to Dr. Fishman for a second opinion. We felt very comfortable, and after meeting the staff, my daughter said, “I want to have my dental work done here.” She is 6 years old and needed a lot of dental work, 6 root canals! I have to say, the procedure went better than I imagined. She had IV sedation and was dancing later that afternoon. Dr. Fishman called me to followup on her in the afternoon also. Great staff, highly recommend this dentist. We will be going back and recommending him for years to come. Thank you!

Ana D. from Norwalk, CA (Source: Yelp)


I had been to several Pedodontist over the years but had not been comfortable receiving treatment from their office. My son Andrick is six years old and needed several procedures done and Dr. Fishman did all his treatment in one visit. Its nerve wrecking when your not sure if your in the right place. Dr. Fishman knew how I felt and understood. he went over Andricks Visit with me and during treatment he came out to tell me how he was doing and made sure I was comfortable with how he was working with my child. Andrick is a little dramatic and hard to work with sometime, it depends on his mood.  I have had other Dentist not even look in Andricks mouth and tell me he is a difficult patient and offer extraction instead of a crown or filling. Andrick had the sleepy juice with laughing gas and he also needed to be papoosed, Dr. Fishman asked me for consent first and I was okay with that. Dr. Fishman is an fantastic Dentist I wished I had been to him sooner. Parents if your kids need to be papoosed don’t be scared. Dr fisherman and his staff are extreamly efficient. I love the office I will be taking my 18 month old there.

Melissa B. from Long Beach, CA (Source: Yelp)


I was originally referred to Dr. Fishman by our regular dentist when one of my daughters was having problems with previous work done by another pediatric dentist. I am so glad they did. The whole office is empathetic, and Dr. Fishman’s highest priority is the health and well being of each and every one of his patients. With each procedure, he and his staff make sure to update the caregivers as to how the child is doing. There are activities for children of all ages to keep them entertained while they wait. I am very happy and feel confident taking my children to Dr. Fishman, and I would recommend him to anyone who is looking for a pediatric dentist.

Kim W. from Lynwood, CA (Source: Yelp)


After putting off a well needed dental visit for our 4 yr old son who had several cavities we finally took him to see Dr. Fishman. Our son’s two back teeth cavities were so bad he began to get an infection which started to hurt him.  When we go to Dr. Fishman’s office  his staff made us feel very welcomed. His office is so kid friendly it put our son right at ease the minute we walk in the door.   We felt really bad about all the cavities and all the work needed… 1 hour and a half of work. We have 5 kids, 3  are in college so our funds were a little tight at the time of our visit.  We express this to Dr.  Fishman and that we would need to come back once we had the money. He told my husband and I we are his patients and he is not going to let our son stay in pain and infected.  Dr. Fishman worked out  payment arrangements for my husband and I that did not put a strain on us.  My son was sedated which was well needed for all the work he had to endure on his teeth to make his experience has comfortable as possible. Funny after all the work done on our sons teeth he actually thanked us for taking him to the dentist.  Our son is out of pain, no more infections, no more cavities and we are on the right track now with his brushing thanks to Dr. Fishman truly a Blessing!

Joy D. from Lakewood, CA (Source: Yelp)


Compassionate towards my 6 year old daughter sent in for an emergency,  Dr. Fishman made room in his schedule for her to be seen immediately.  The receptionist gave me advice on how to get our insurance to process the approval on the emergency quicker and called them personally to follow up with the approval so it could be processed sooner. Dr. Fishman generously did it for us at cost,  instead of us delaying the care until we could afford to get it done.  We went a couple years without a dentist visit because of a lack of insurance. Our insurance we have now is an HMO and did not cover as much of the costs as we had hoped. Her abscessed tooth was worse than I realized,  so it was a good thing he took care of it when he did.  Eight other cavities were also taken care of including a root canal . Her abscessed tooth required being pulled out.  Through use of sedation, a papoose board, and a “hugging blanket” all work was completed without trauma.  She was excited to go back to the office with TV, video games, and toys where she got a goodie bag with a timer, toothbrush, penguin floss, fluoride rinse, ring, and helium balloon. A diagnosis you can trust, an explanation you can understand, and a genuinely caring attitude has been what we have received over the years of service provided to our family.  He helped my older daughter with extremely crowded teeth by pulling baby teeth and installing space maintainers.  Years later her teeth grew in straight and when she eventually saw an orthodontist years later he agreed with Dr. Fishman’s plan.  A few years ago he advised me to floss my daughter’s teeth and use fluoride rinse regularly or she would get a lot of cavities between her teeth.  I didn’t do it and she had a lot of cavities between her teeth.  He knows what he is talking about. I would recommend Dr. Fishman without hesitation.

Mayra Mendoza (Source: Google)


I brought my 3 year old daughter Kayla to Dr. Fishman for a second opinion after taking her to our general dentist, she had many cavities and I just didn’t feel comfortable having the work done with him. So I decided to get a second opinion and of course I wanted a pediatric dental specialist. After talking to him, he recommended that my daughter get IV sedation due to the extensive work she needed done. I have to admit I was terrified!! He put my fears at ease and recommended Dr. Amanda Okundaye as the anesthesiologist, I looked her up online and I was happy to know that she had an extensive anesthesiologist background. Well anyways long story short I brought Kayla in on March 26, 2014 to get the work done and I couldn’t be happier Dr. Amanda and Dr. Fishman are a great team in my opinion. Dr. Fishmans work was impeccable my daughter got 3 white crowns on the top front teeth and you can’t even tell they are crowns! I just thought I’d share this story because when I was going through this I wanted to hear other stories and read reviews. I will definitely continue to recommend Dr. Fishman and Dr. Amanda to all my friends and Family. A+++++ The Staff is also great! + the Office is wonderful- great place for kids!

Maria V. from Pico Rivera, CA (Source: Yelp)


My husband and I had been looking for a second opinion for our 6 and 7 year old daughters and found Dr. Fishman just 10 minutes from our home.  We had been to 3 previous dentists and after the last visit found that the level of service and care was less than what we wanted for our daughters.  Needless to say, I was not at the initial visit with Dr. Fishman but my husband was so impressed with him and his staff that I felt confident that we had found the perfect dentist.  My husband does not impress easily and with the previous dentists he had always voiced his concerns and dislikes right away.  I met Dr. Fishman for the first time when our 7 year old had her procedure done and I cannot express how comfortable I felt with him.  He showed a caring, compassion and kindness that I had not seen with any other dentist before. He made us feel very comfortable and our kids felt safe under his care.  They actually looked forward to the visit!  On the last vist, our 6 year old had to go under IV sedation and we were a ball of nerves and anxiety but Dr. Fishman eased all our fears and worries and assured us that all would be fine.  During the wait, his staff would periodically update us on the progress and kept up apprised of our little one’s condition.  It was fantastic.  Sure enough,  all was as he said.  Our daughter recovered very quickly and was running around and bevahing like a normal 6 year old.  We cannot express our gratitude enough to Dr. Fishman for the time, patience, and kindness he showed during the whole process. His staff is fantastic, his office is immaculate and he is a world class act and you can believe we will be long time customers of his.  He truly cares and in my opinion is an angel is disguise.

G. from Downey, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Fishman is great!!  All the wonderful reviews are True.  He is personable, approachable , ethical and a great Pediatric Dentist.   His practice is beautiful and child friendly, but not a circus.  There is a childrens play area with an enterainment system.  The children are in their own individual treatment rooms with a t.v. on the ceiling  which they love!!!!   Dr. Fishman explains everything and gives you choices for your childs treatment.   If anesthesia or sedation is required, Dr. Amanda is the BEST!!  Your child will be in good hands.  It is pricey, but well worth it.  I have not had such wonderful experience with a dentist and his staff. My children actually enjoy going to the dentist.  I highly recommend Dr. Fishman.

Jen I. from Brea, CA (Source: Yelp)


Yesterday I got the pleasure (yes, I did say the PLEASURE) of taking all 3 of my kids to see Dr. Fishman for their 6 month check up.  It is so nice to not have to trick my kids into going to see the dentist.  When I tell them we’re going to see Dr. Fishman, they get excited! When I picked the kids up early from school, everyone already knew that they were going to the dentist because they had all been talking about all day! His staff is so amazing.  They interact so well with the kids that my 2 year old sat and had her x-rays done by herself! Dr. Fishman and his staff genuinely care about the kids and make everyone feel comfortable and at ease.  Dr. Fishman is so personable, patient, knowledgeable and caring.  You can tell that he loves and takes pride in being a dentist.  I only wish he could be my dentist too! While I do have a little drive to see him, I would drive even further if I had to.  Dr. Fishman is by far the best pediatric dentist. Thank you Dr. Fishman and staff, for making my kids’ dental visits a positive experience for us all! We look forward to being back in 6months!

Gab Argumedo (Source: Facebook)


So happy with the care and service at Pediatrics Dental Arts. My daughter had eight fillings done today and we decided to put her under anesthesia. We were so nervous, but the staff, Dr. Fishman and the anesthesiologist were awesome. Dr. Fishman came out to give us an update and everything was done in an hour. Our daughter was a little drowsy, but did great after. I was super surprised to get a call from Dr. Fishman himself to see how our daughter was doing later in the evening. I will definitely refer other parents to him and will continue to take our daughter. See you all in a couple of months.

Felecia H. from Lakewood, CA (Source: Yelp)


There are not enough stars in the world to express what a great pediatric dentist Dr. Scott Fishman is.  My six year old daughter was referred to Dr. Fishman by Western Dental. Dr. Fishman gave my daughter her consultations and his professional  staff was able to get a referral for treatment for the next day.  Dr. Fishman was very thorough and informative when explainig the procedures that was required to abtract my daughter’s  four molar teeth that was badly decayed due to two other dentist failure to be able to accomplish the task of completing the abtraction.  Dr. Fishman weighted my daughter, then issued the appropriate amount of medcine required to successfully sedate her before proceeding with the abstaction procedure.  When me and my daughter entered the room she freaked out.  Dr. Fishman was so confident in his experience and expertise as a pediatric dentist, he starting talking to my daughter asking her why was she crying and that he was there to help her.  Dr. Fishman’s staff came out every 10 minutes to update me on my daughter’s status and what they had completed.   The Lord God was present in the room guiding Dr. Fishman, because he was able to complete a procedure that two other dentist failed to complete.  Dr. Fishman was also able to insert the brackets in empty spaces. This procedure eliminated a follow up appointment.   Later on that day Dr. Fishman called to see how my daughter was doing.  In 18 years of taking my children to the dentist I never had a dentist that was so caring, and considerate. Dr. Fishman is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.   DR. SCOTT FISHMAN HAS MY VOTE AS BEING THE GREATEST PEDIATRIC  DENTIST IN THE WORLD !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Bwana Marie H. from Long Beach, CA (Source: Yelp)


I have to say that this was the BEST Dentist experience I have ever had! He was great with my daughter Giuliana. He was gentle and kind! I felt so comfortable that he was in-charge of my daughters dental care! I am going to recommend him to all that will listen! He takes all insurances, he doesn’t leave anyone out, so he really cares about your children, and that is rear! So if you have a child that needs a dentist this is the place to go! There is a play area for the kids with lots of toys and a TV for them to watch and be entertained while you wait, the front office staff was great! They are prompt in returning your call and always are very helpful! I can’t say enough! He is very detailed and explains everything and has a wonderful personality it makes you and your child at ease! I have to say this was an awesome 1st visit for my daughter! Thanks to Dr. Fishman I think she will look forward to the dentist instead of dreading it as most of us did!

Mario C. from Orange County, CA (Source: Yelp)


Best Pediatric Dentist around! We began going to Dr. Fishman a year ago for our three girls. He was recommended when our youngest daughter was evaluated by a “so called” Pediatric Dentist in our area. He was unable to seek treatment for her decaying teeth, which was due to prolonged breastfeeding. We live in OC, and when it was recommended to go to Downey, we hesitated. But, after doing some research we felt comfortable taking the drive and scheduled all three girls. This was pre-covid, and we were impressed with the facility, staff, and most of all Dr. Fishman. He takes the time to talk, explain, and makes you feel comfortable with any treatment, whether treatment is needed immediately or it can wait. In regards to our youngest, he made some recommendations which were difficult for my wife to accept, but overall it was for the best. He advised for her to comeback when she turns two, which we did on 7/13/20. After her evaluation, he insisted an appointment was made immediately and found one a week later, since there still wasn’t any immediate pain. Although, we were unable to physically be in the room with our daughter, Dr. Fishman came out in the parking lot to talk to us, explain the procedures, and even talk a little about his own girls. From one #girldad to another he made us feel extremely comfortable throughout the entire process. Our daughter, now has an even more beautiful smile. To sum it all up, we even received a follow up call the same evening from Dr. Fishman himself asking how our daughter was doing. We will continue to make the drive to Downey for our girls, and continue to have Dr. Fishman as our true PEDIATRIC DENTIST! Thank you, and your entire staff for all that you do!


At Pediatric Dental Arts, we are committed to providing our patients and their families with a positive dental experience in a compassionate environment. We specialize in Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics for children of all ages with an emphasis on prevention and health. We believe in educating the parents of our patients to participate in the common goal of providing optimal dental care. Give us the opportunity to take care of your child today, knowing that they will receive the finest oral health care services and state-of-the-art technology provided by a professional caring staff devoted to our office philosophy: “We treat every child as if they are our own.” Dr. Fishman has served within the community throughout Southeast Los Angeles and North Orange County, working with pediatricians, parent groups, elementary and preschools. He has served as President for the USC Pediatric Dental Association in 2003 and 2011. He has been active in the Pediatric Dental Alumni Association for over 20 years and teaches the USC Pediatric Dentistry Residents. He has served for for the Board of the California Society of Pediatric Dentistry Foundation and is currently active as a board member of AYSO Soccer. His interests includes fishing, martial arts and Los Angeles sports teams. He and his wife, Grace, have three daughters.