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SHANA BERGER VAN CLEAVE DDS
MONIKA MEEKAY DDS 

Specialists in dentistry for children of all ages and those with special needs. Sedation and hospital dentistry also available.


DENTISTRY IN THE 21st CENTURY 

Treating children in the 21st century requires an approach with careful blending of “high tech” and “high fun.” Our practice is completely computerized, using digital x-rays and paper-free charting. Our sterilization procedures meet or exceed the guidelines for the Center for Disease Control (CDC). We offer nitrous oxide, oral conscious sedation, and general anesthesia in a hospital setting. We have an open door policy, which encourages parents to accompany their children in to the treatment areas.

Meet the Team

Learn Who We Are

  • Dr.
    Shana Berger Van Cleave
    DDS
    Doctor

    Dr. Shana (pronounced Shaw-nuh) was born in Los Angeles while her father (Dr. Steve Berger) completed his pediatric residency at UCLA. She attended elementary school in Santa Rosa and later moved to Sacramento and Georgia. She married and had two sons prior to completing her B.S. in Biochemistry, which she earned from the University of California, Riverside in 2005. 

  • Monika Meekay
    DDS

    Dr. Monika Meekay is a board-certified pediatric dentist who completed dental school training at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) in 2007. She then completed her pediatric dentistry specialty training in Brooklyn, New York at the Lutheran Medical Center. 

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Hours of Operation

Our Regular Schedule

Children's Dental Health Center

Monday:

8:10am-1:00pm / 2:30pm-4:20pm

Tuesday:

8:10am-1:00pm / 2:30pm-4:20pm

Wednesday:

8:10am-1:00pm / 2:30pm-4:20pm

Thursday:

8:10am-1:00pm / 2:30pm-4:20pm

Friday:

8:10am-1:00pm / 2:30pm-4:20pm

Saturday:

Closed

Sunday:

Closed

  • Fillings

    If you have never had a cavity, congratulations! If you have had one, you are not alone. About 78% of us have had at least one cavity by the time we reach age 17, according to a 2000 report by the U.S. Surgeon General. Fortunately there's a time-tested treatment for cavities: the dental filling. Fillings ...

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  • Preventive Dentistry

    You've no doubt heard it said that an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. In dentistry, you might say it's worth two pounds. Maybe even thousands of dollars. That's because dental problems can become exponentially more expensive — and painful — the longer they go unaddressed. Fortunately, ...

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  • Traumatic Dental Injuries

    Traumatic dental injuries can occur in people of all ages and activity levels. The cause might be a car accident, a fall down the stairs, or an elbow to the face during a basketball game. As with most types of dental treatment, the primary goal when treating a traumatic dental injury is to save teeth ...

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  • Sealants

    The most likely location for a cavity to develop in your child's mouth is on the chewing surfaces of the back teeth. Run your tongue over this area in your mouth, and you will feel the reason why: These surfaces are not smooth, as other areas of your teeth are. Instead, they are filled with tiny grooves ...

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  • Age One Dental Visit

    New parents have plenty to worry about: making sure their baby is healthy and happy, re-arranging their lives around hectic schedules and lost sleep, and figuring out what to do in all sorts of novel situations. When it comes to your child's oral health, though, there's plenty of help available. It all ...

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  • Teething

    New parents sometimes anticipate their baby's first tooth with a mixture of excitement and worry. While reaching a new developmental milestone is always a cause for celebration, this particular one can come with considerable discomfort. However, teething is different for each baby, and need not be painful ...

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  • How To Floss

    You always brush twice a day, avoid sugary snacks between meals, and go to the dentist regularly. Do you still have to floss your teeth? The short answer: Yes, at least once a day. Flossing is probably your single most important weapon against plaque, the clingy bacterial biofilm that sticks to the surfaces ...

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  • Brushing & Flossing with Braces

    You know how important it is to brush and floss properly when you're wearing braces — but what's the best way to do that? Let's start with the basic brushing tools: Either a soft-bristle brush or a bi-level brush (one that has shorter bristles in the middle and longer bristles at the edges) can be ...

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  • Root Canal Treatment

    Root canal treatment — also called endodontics (“endo” – inside, “dont” – tooth) — is a set of specialized procedures designed to treat problems of the soft pulp (nerve) tissue inside the tooth. While some mistakenly think of it as an unusually painful treatment, in most cases the procedure ...

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  • Your First Orthodontic Appointment

    Your first appointment is an exciting time! It's a chance for you to learn about the treatments and services that can help give you the best smile possible. It all starts with the initial consultation. You should plan to spend at least an hour at the first visit. That's to ensure that no one has to ...

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Testimonials

What Our Clients Say About Us

  • "Incredibly friendly staff, always warm and compassionate and encouraging to my son."
    Colin A.
  • "My daughters have always felt very comfortable with their dentist she is great. The staff is very kind end explain to them what is going on what procedure they are going to do"
    Jaquelin N.
  • "The entire staff is amazing! My son always walks in nervous, but as soon as he sees Dr. Shana that all goes away."
    Mason P.
  • "Always have a cheerful team, that make the kids feel comfortable. Dr. Van Cleave is thorough & cares about the kids health."
    Katarina P.