Surrey Pediatric dental services

Creating Positive Experiences

Playtime Pediatric Dentistry is proud to serve White Rock, South Surrey, Cloverdale, Aldergrove, Delta and Langley families. We are centrally located near Morgan Crossing Mall in South Surrey, BC at Suite 104, 2630 Croydon Drive.

healthy and happy smiles

Our Dental Leadership Team

An oral health visit can be an educational and fun playtime for children. We’re dedicated to creating positive experiences for families by providing a playful environment. We use child-friendly language and apply behaviour management techniques, both of which support a positive, welcoming atmosphere. We build a trusting relationship with children while providing exceptional South Surrey pediatric dental services and care.

Dr. Jassica Sarai

Certified Specialist in Pediatric Dentistry

Dr. Jassica Sarai is a certified specialist in pediatric dentistry. She believes in fostering strong dentist-child relationships through a gentle and caring approach that helps achieve positive dental experiences for every child.

Dr. Jassica received her Doctor of Dental Medicine in 2015 from the University of British Columbia. After working as a general dentist for two years, she returned to UBC to complete her Pediatric Dentistry Specialty (2020). During her training, Dr. Jassica spent two years in the dental clinic at BC Children’s Hospital, providing comprehensive dental care for children with complex medical needs. She concurrently obtained a Master’s in Craniofacial Science. Her research aimed to understand space maintenance, focusing on treatment options for the early loss of baby teeth. 

Dr. Jassica is a member of the Canadian Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, and British Columbia Dental Association.

Dr. Amanda Suh

Certified Specialist in Pediatric Dentistry

Dr. Amanda is a board-certified specialist in pediatric dentistry. One of the most rewarding aspects of her profession is developing a growing and trusting relationship with young children as they mature.

Dr. Amanda earned her Doctor of Dental Surgery in 2017 from Dalhousie University in Halifax, NS. Fond memories of living in BC for some of her childhood and her love of the outdoors brought her back to the West Coast. After practicing as a general dentist for two years on Vancouver Island, she attended the Eastman Institute of Oral Health at the University of Rochester, gainin extensive training in all aspects of pediatric dentistry, including behaviour management, dental trauma and working with children with special health-care needs. Her research focused on the association between feeding problems and early childhood dental caries.

Dr. Amanda is a Pediatric Dentistry Fellow of the Royal College of Dentists of Canada, American Board of Pediatric Dentistry, BC Society of Pediatric Dentists, and British Columbia Dental Association. She is also a part-time clinical instructor at the University of British Columbia and a staff dentist at BC Children’s Hospital.

Outside of dentistry, you will find her on the trails — camping, hiking, running, biking and exploring the BC outdoors.

Dr. Nidhi Kotak

Certified Specialist in Pediatric Dentistry

Dr. Nidhi Kotak has practiced dentistry in five countries, most recently Canada. That experience, along with outside interests such as marathon training and improv theater, have made her a better clinician. Dental outreach has taken her to incredible places like Ladakh, India—on one such mission she had the fortune of meeting the Dalai Lama. On another mission trip to Maasai Mara, she treated a Maasai tribe in the midst of the African savannah surrounded by wildlife. Dr. Nidhi’s journey so far has been unconventional and humbling, helping her to better connect with patients of different cultures and geographies.

Vancouver families love working with Dr. Nidhi. Her top priority is to ensure parents and their children have a stress-free experience and feel cared for in a trusting environment. She believes that communication is key in understanding a patients’ needs and setting their expectations. She provides options such as sedation dentistry, treatment under general anesthesia, treatment with laughing gas, infant laser dentistry and treats tongue ties and lip ties. She loves treating children with special needs.

As the chief resident at Temple University, Dr. Nidhi received additional training to become a certified lactation counsellor after encountering many young mothers whose newborns had tongue and lip ties. In 2011 she received the Young Outstanding Dentist Award at the IDRR conference; she recently received the Lucy Hobbs 2023 “Woman to Watch” award.

Dr. Nidhi has trained at the Second City in Chicago in improvisational theater and loves to incorporate improv with her patient interactions to make it more fun for the kids. You can find her on instagram at @babytoothdentist, where she creates fun videos to help parents and caregivers make the right decisions on kids’ oral health.

Dr. Ella Choi

Certified Specialist in Pediatric Dentistry

The founder of Playtime Pediatric Dentistry, Dr. Ella received her Bachelor of Medical Science and Doctor of Dental Surgery from the University of Alberta in 2010. She went on to earn a Diploma in Pediatric Dentistry from and a Masters Degree in Craniofacial Science from the University of British Columbia. Her research about x-ray radiation in pediatric patients was published in Journal of Applied Clinical Medical Physics.

Dr. Ella is a member of the Canadian Dental Association, Canadian Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, British Columbia Dental Association and British Columbia Society of Pediatric Dentists (where she served as president in 2017). As a Fellow of the Royal College of Dentists of Canada, she is a board-certified specialist in Canada. 

Dr. Ella often volunteers her time, especially to help underprivileged children. This includes Special Smiles at the Special Olympics in Vancouver; Open Wide Community Day in Burnaby; and Dentistry for All in Guatemala.

Dr. Ella is also the busy mom of two boys, Luke and Micah.

helping kids enjoy the experience

Clinic Support Team

Our professional dental team is devoted to making sure your child has the best possible experience and receives excellent, comprehensive treatment. We take pride in our long-term relationships with our families, starting from the very first call to our office. We take the time to get to know you, your children and their needs.

We have two locations. Visit our other location in Vancouver.

My daughter had the best experience! She left with a smile, which has never happened at any other dental office 🙂