Friendly Pediatric Dentistry in the Rio Grande Valley

Finding a pediatric dentist is a challenge. It takes a lot of care, compassion and skill to be a great kids’ dentist, and Melissa Rivera, D.D.S. has displayed all of these qualities to earn her reputation as the top children’s dentist in the Rio Grande Valley. No other pediatric dentistry office offers the level of care we do.

Our commitment to pedodontics relies on the following principles:

Reward Good Dental Health: It’s easy to hand out a lollipop or small toy, but we go above and beyond to congratulate kids who maintain great dental health.

Be Gentle: Kids might be nervous, and we understand this, so we aim to put every patient at ease before beginning any exam or procedure.

Make it Fun: Going to the dentist should be fun. We implement a positive environment and carefree atmosphere to eliminate any trepidation young patients might feel.

Whether your child is 5 or 15, we will accommodate them and put their dental needs first.

Thorough Checkups for Small Children & Big Kids

A dentist for kids should examine the patient’s mouth for cavities, gum development and other dental issues children commonly deal with. Since most kids’ teeth are still forming, an examination will mostly check for healthy development and cavities. If your dentist does discover decay, it may be treated with sealants or other child-friendly options. Other issues that may be revealed are typically addressed at later visits.

Located Near Pharr & San Juan

Getting your child on track to great dental health is a lot easier if you have help from a qualified kids’ dentist. Melissa Rivera, D.D.S. provides superior care for children, as well as prosthodontics, in the Rio Grande Valley. The office also serves San Juan, Pharr, Alamo, Donna, Weslaco, Mercedes, Edinburg, McAllen, Elsa, Mission and Harlingen. Appointments can be made by calling 956-787-9866.

Contact Information

4500 N. Raul Longoria Road
San Juan, TX 78589

Phone: 956-787-9866
Fax: 956-787-8588

Payment Options
Business Hours


  • 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
  • 2 p.m.-5 p.m.

Friday, 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m.