“Our mission is to provide exceptional pediatric dentistry and dental education for children of all ages in a friendly, state-of-the-art environment.”


A complete range of pediatric dental services

More than 30 years of helping little smiles. And yes, we are one of the only dentists in the state to offer white cosmetic crowns!

  • Dental exams & cleanings
  • Dental emergencies
  • Digital X-rays
  • Fluoride application
  • Sealants
  • Custom mouth guards
  • Cosmetic dentistry
  • Fillings
  • Crowns
  • Pulp therapy for baby & permanent teeth
  • Extractions
  • Nitrous oxide (laughing gas)
  • Hospital dentistry

Excellent dental care for little personalities of all ages


When it’s your child … of course you have questions!


“What about emergencies?”

Are you available for dental emergencies after normal office hours?


“How are you different?”

What sets you apart from other pediatric dentists? Why do parents choose you?


“What is your parent policy?”

Are parents allowed to accompany their child while they are receiving treatment?

About our team

Meet the dentists and the incredible team of hygienists, dental assistants, and office managers, many of whom have been with us for more than 10 years.

Kaaren Vargas, DDS, PhD

She has lived in Iowa more than 30 years, is board-certified in pediatric dentistry, has written numerous articles and books, and has lectured nationally and internationally.

Cecilia Vargas, DDS

Born and raised in Iowa City, she had wanted to become a dentist since she was nine years old.

Truly and Pacha

Native Iowans, they will sit in your lap if you let them, and they also will attempt to steal any food or snacks you bring into the waiting room. Don’t say we didn’t warn you.

How about a spa treatment while you wait?

Soon you’ll be able to enjoy a manicure while your child receives treatment, or perhaps you’d like to spend some time in our massage chair while you wait. We think you’ve earned it. Contact us to learn more.

Find us!

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100 6th Avenue
Marion, IA 52302

(319) 449-6789

Mon-Thurs 8 am to 5 pm
Fridays 8 am to 1 pm

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