Your child’s smile lights up your life every day, and Dr. Sambath Tiep (Dr. Sam) wants to help it stay that way! At Bright Pediatric Smiles, parents can find a caring and warm atmosphere where their son or daughter will always feel welcomed, whether they’ve just gotten their first baby tooth or are starting to fill out applications for college. Having positive experiences at the dental office can influence a child’s attitude towards oral hygiene well into adulthood, and our team can’t wait to get them started on the right foot.

Interested in learning more about why our pediatric dental office is the right choice for your family? Keep reading below, or contact us in Poway, CA today.


At Bright Pediatric Smiles, our mission is simple: to provide gentle and compassionate pediatric dentistry tailored to the unique needs of your family. Every child is different — and no one understands this better than Dr. Sam. As a mother of two, she believes strongly in the power of family guiding long-term oral and overall health.With a warm, conservative approach — our caring team works hard to be a resource for families in and around Poway, as well as the neighboring San Diego communities of Rancho Bernardo and Escondido. Utilizing dentistry’s latest technology, along with a practical and comprehensive approach, Dr. Sam is dedicated to not only finding the best solution for immediate care — but also partnering with parents to help develop long-term healthy habits that last a lifetime.

As a Board-Certified pediatric dentist, Dr. Sam has undergone multiple years of advanced training and completed rigorous examinations in order to prove her expertise and dedication for treating growing smiles. She’s also the proud mother of two special little girls! Her experience makes her capable of handling even complex dental problems, and her uniquely gentle touch is a perfect fit for all types of children.

Meet Dr. Sam