Dr. Peter S. Frandsen

Dr. Peter S. Frandsen

One of my favorite things about being a pediatric dentist, besides having fun with kids everyday, is working with whole families to build healthy habits at home while the children are still young. I especially love working with really young kids. I believe that we need to teach them the importance of having a healthy diet and good oral hygiene habits from early in life to help prepare them for a lifetime of great oral health and great physical health too. Children are so impressionable, so it’s important to get them started on the right foot and get them excited about dentistry when they are young. That’s our goal: to teach kids the importance of being healthy, starting with their mouth, and to have fun while we do it.

Dr. Peter S. Frandsen earned his BS in Biology from Brigham Young University before attending Columbia University, College of Dental Medicine in New York City where he received his Doctorate of Dental Surgery (DDS) degree. After Columbia, Dr. Frandsen completed a one-year Advanced Education in General Dentistry (AEGD) residency at Keesler Air Force Base in Biloxi, Mississippi. He then worked as a general dentist for several years and was deployed to Kuwait with the US Air Force. He served as the air base’s general dentist and treated all of the Air Force, Marine, Navy, and Army troops traveling to and from their deployments in Iraq and beyond. After his deployment, Dr. Frandsen and his family moved to San Antonio, Texas where he completed his pediatric dentistry residency at University of Texas, Health Science Center - San Antonio. After his pediatric training, Dr. Frandsen and his family moved across the world to Tokyo, Japan where he served as the sole pediatric dentist at Yokota Air Base. He loved being able to live and serve the US military families in Japan.

Dr. Frandsen and his wife, Emily, have three children. They love to travel and enjoy being outdoors, especially at the beach or on their road bikes, and they are looking forward to settling into their new home here in San Diego and are excited to be back in California.


The American Board of Pediatric Dentistry (ABPD) was organized by the American Society of Dentistry for Children in 1940. It is the only ADA recognized certifying board for the specialty of pediatric dentistry.

The vision of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry is to achieve excellence in pediatric dentistry through certification of all pediatric dentists. Pediatric dentists that are certified by the ABPD have met the standard of excellence set forth in providing high quality oral health care for infants, children, adolescents, and patients with special healthcare needs. When a pediatric dentist becomes certified, he or she has successfully completed accredited training and a voluntary examination process designed to continually validate the knowledge, skills, and experience required to deliver the highest quality of patient care.

Certification also reflects a dentist’s commitment to lifelong learning and continuing education. ABPD-certified dentists have a desire to practice pediatric dentistry at the highest level and are dedicated to constantly reevaluating their practice in light of the most recent scientific evidence.