Patient Information

We truly appreciate all of our patients and are always accepting new patients. Our office has an open door policy so feel free to stop by one of our locations and make your appointment in person if you are in the area. To make your transition to our office go smoothly, we want to get to know you and your dental history so that we can give you the best oral health care possible.

Mission Statement

Our practice strives to be the Nordstrom of Dentistry and we only provide the best oral health care possible for all our patients. We offer personalized care and are thankful that this individualized care enables us to get to know and connect with our patients. We want to make each of our patients proud of their teeth and leave their appointments smiling.

We never want financial hardships to be an impediment for our patients and their oral health care. We offer special assistance and payment options to all in need through our financial hardship division. Please contact Dr. Petit to make arrangements.

We are fully committed to giving conservative care. We make sure all of our patients are aware of their treatment options so they will be properly educated when making their dental care decisions. Both of our locations are dedicated to this mission and we are here to assist you. It is our ultimate goal to earn the respect and trust of all our patients and strive to continuously exceed your expectations.

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New Patients


We understand that you have many options when choosing your Dentist and truly appreciate our patients’ trust to complete their dental care.

Delays and Cancellations

If you need to cancel your appointment at any time, or will be delayed for any reason, please notify us as soon possible at (949) 625-1592. If notice of a cancellation is not received at least 48 hours prior to the scheduled appointment, we reserve the right to charge a fee.

Facilities and Equipment

  • Digital X-rays
  • ClearCorrect
  • Laser Cavity Detection
  • Intra Oral Photography

Dental Insurance

  • Cigna PPO/GEHA
  • DHA (Dental Health Alliance)
  • Metlife PPO
  • Sun Life Financial (For DHA Providers)
  • United Concordia PPO
  • Always Care/UNUM PPO
  • Delta Dental
  • Humana
  • Principal
  • UFCW Local
  • Washington Dental Services

Payment Options

We accept cash, checks, and all of the following credit card companies: Visa, Discover, Mastercard and American Express. Flexible payment plans are also available. Please feel free to ask our Financial Coordinator for more details.

Financing Options


CareCredit is here to help you pay for treatments and procedures your insurance doesn’t cover. We offer No Interest* financing or low minimum monthly payment options so you can get what you want, when you want it. You can even use CareCredit for your family and favorite pet.

With three simple steps, including an instant approval process, it’s easy to apply for CareCredit. After you’re approved, you’re free to use CareCredit for the services you choose including LASIK, veterinary, dentistry, cosmetic, hearing aids and more.

CareCredit is endorsed by some of the most credible organizations specific to each healthcare profession we support. And CareCredit is a GE Money Company, so you know you can count on us. For over 20 years, we’ve been helping over five million cardholders get the healthcare treatments they want and need.

The CareCredit credit card gives Cardholders:

  • A convenient way to pay for deductibles, unexpected expenses, copays and coinsurance, as well as costs not covered by insurance
  • Promotional financing options with convenient monthly payments
  • Helps patients move forward with recommended care today
  • A way to fit payments into their monthly budget

Now you don’t have to worry about saving up for the procedures you want and need. With CareCredit, the decision’s in your hands to get what you want, when you want it. For more information or to apply online, visit

United Medical Credit

Thousands of patients have trusted United Medical Credit to secure affordable payment plans for their procedures. United Medical Credit can do the same for you.

Some of the benefits of choosing United Medical Credit to finance your care:

  • Extensive Network of Prime and Subprime Lenders
  • Multiple Plans to Choose From
  • Decisions Within Seconds
  • No Prepayment Penalties with Flexible Terms
  • Fast and Easy Application Process with No Commitment
  • 100% Confidential
  • Plans available for Credit Challenged Applicants

Welcome to
Laguna Niguel Cosmetic Dentist

Making an Appointment

It is easy to make an appointment for your initial examination and dental treatments with Laguna Niguel Cosmetic Dentist. Simply call 949-625-1592 and one of our friendly team members will be happy to assist you. If you schedule an appointment and something comes up, please call and cancel 24 hours in advance so that we can accommodate other patient requests.

What to Expect

Walk into our lobby where you will be greeted by our friendly staff. We will provide you with new patient paperwork that includes a health questionnaire, request for your insurance information and contact information. We will also provide you with information to familiarize you with our office and how we handle things like patient privacy.

Initial Examination

Your initial dental exam will take around one hour. The expert staff at Laguna Niguel Cosmetic Dentist will ask you questions, get to know your oral hygiene routine, and listen to your health concerns. We believe in educating patients and empowering them to make good choices to improve their oral health. We will demonstrate how to properly care for your teeth and make additional suggestions as needed. Our dental hygienist will clean your teeth then Dr. Cristina Petit, Dr. James Shunk, and Dr. Thanh Do will complete your examination and make recommendations for proposed dental treatments.

Pain Concerns

We work to ensure our patients feel comfortable, and that includes minimizing their pain as much as possible. If you are undergoing a dental procedure, Dr. Cristina Petit, Dr. James Shunk, and Dr. Thanh Do will meet with you to discuss your pain tolerance and create a plan for pain management. Working together, we will treat your dental health problems in a way that minimizes pain and enables you to get back to your life faster.

Dental Insurance

We accept a variety of insurance providers and endeavor to accommodate our patients' request. Please call our office at 949-625-1592 to see if we are currently working with your insurance provider.

Our pricing structure is designed to ensure that patients are able to receive the high quality dental care they deserve. If your dental insurance will not cover all of your dental treatments, we will work with you to identify a payment solution. We are health care professionals first and will work with you to make sure you receive the treatment you need.

Financial Policy

Laguna Niguel Cosmetic Dentist provides high quality dental care to families throughout the Laguna Niguel area. We understand that every dental patient has different financial needs. We will work with you to find a solution that enables you to get the dental care you need, with or without insurance. Call our office to ask about our different payment options that may include cash, check, financing, and credit cards. We provide budget friendly dental care so call today and learn how Laguna Niguel Cosmetic Dentist is the solution to all of your oral health needs.