We Love Your Smile!

A lifetime of healthy teeth starts with good brushing habits, good nutritional choices, and trust in the dentist. By teaming up with you, we can ensure that your child has a vibrant smile all the way into adulthood.

At South Hill Children's Dentistry, dentistry for kids is more than bright, healthy smiles; it's also about making the trip to the dentist a calm, pleasant experience so there's no fear of 'next time'. We take pride in seeing our patients grow into their adult teeth, so we're committed to earning the trust of everyone who visits our practice -both children and parents. That's why we take extra time to build rapport and earn confidence; it makes the experience easier for everyone. As a part of our care, we use pleasant, simple explanations to answer your child's questions and calm any anxieties. Of course, we're also happy to answer any concerns or questions you might have as a parent.

Superior service starts before your child's appointment.

We know that your child's perception of his or her visit starts well before he or she climbs into the dentist's chair, and that's why we proudly offer a warm, kid-friendly waiting area. We keep a wide variety of storybooks and toys for all ages to have fun while they wait.

At South Hill Children's Dentistry we believe in the power of education. Our dental team uses kid-friendly technology and easy-to-understand language to help you and your child understand what you can expect next as your child grows. Check out our Dental FAQ page for information about brushing, cavities, and what to do in an emergency.

We're Here For You!

Have a question about something you've seen on our website, or heard on a popular talk show about kids and their teeth? Our team of dental assistants, office staff, and our dentist are all here to answer your questions and help you navigate through your child's oral development. Give us a call today at (253) 848-1022.

  • Dr.
    Clara Brannan
    Owner and Pediatric Dentist in Puyallup, Washington

    “It is a pleasure to serve my hometown community and to be able to have a career I love is just icing on the cake!”

    Dr. Clara Brannan is a native Puyallup Washingtonian.  She graduated from Franklin Pierce High School and went onto Bates Technical College to gain her dental assisting license.  While working as a dental assistant she was encouraged to pursue a career as a dentist so she went back to school.

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  • Dr.
    Emily Pham
    Pediatric Dentist

    Dr. Emily Pham was born and raised in Cincinnati, Ohio. She received her dental degree from Case Western Reserve University. Early in dental school, Emily found working with kids especially joyous and rewarding. She focused her studies on the specific challenges children and their families may face when establishing their dental home. Earning her Certificate in Pediatric Dentistry at Rainbow Babies and Children's Hospital (CWRU, 2019), she worked extensively with children who have dental anxiety and children with special healthcare needs. She developed techniques that helped make the dental office a less scary place to visit. She strives to create a safe, loving (even fun!) experience for every child she sees. 


    Dr Emily moved to Washington in early 2020 to be closer to family and is excited to explore the mountains and shores of the Pacific Northwest. In her free time, she enjoys hiking, CrossFit, tending to her houseplants and seeking out new culinary experiences.


    Professional Details: 

    Dental School: Case Western Reserve University School of Dental Medicine

    Residency and Pediatric Specialty: CWRU Rainbow Babies and Children's Hospital 

    Diplomate: American Board of Pediatric Dentistry  

What Kids Say About Us

    I have had nothing but great experiences every time! I never have a long wait, it's always clean and they really treat you with kindness and compassion!

    Jennifer M.

    I took my 2 kids (6 and 8 year old) to Dr Brennan. This is our 2 nd visit and I can only say how amazing her and her staff are with children. Waiting room is fun and clean with plenty of children activities. They’re always on time which is very nice, and their work is impecable, they’re so patient with the kids. She spent a lot of time explaining the procedure to my boys and answering all kinds of questions. Every step she’ll make sure they were ok. The staff is very respectful and have a very nice approach to kids. Definitively recommend it.

    Yunuen H.

    We love South Hill Pediatric Dentistry! I have a 3 year old and a 1.5 year old and both feel comfortable and welcome here! Everyone in the office, from the front desk, to the hygienists, are amazing, patient, caring, and knowledgeable. My son had 2 cavities taken care of today and from the start of the procedure to the end it took about 15 minutes! They were so patient, quick, and thorough. Definitely give South Hill Pediatric Dentistry a try, I couldn’t recommend them more!

    Cheyenne Q.

    I could not be more pleased with my daughter's first visit to the dentist. Checked in by friendly staff and shown to the most awesome waiting room for kids. I appreciated that I was encouraged to sit with my daughter during the exam (on the end of the exam chair even) and it was clear Dr. Brannan is experienced with children and how to explain things in a way that is clear but not intimidating. The exam was quick but thorough and she encouraged me to reach out any time between check ups with questions. And giving the child a gold token for a small toy at the end of the exam was such a fun touch. We had a wonderful experience - this dentist is a keeper and I hope to take my daughter here for a long time.

    Lauren W.

    My daughter was nervous and starting to tear up when Dr. Brannan noticed while walking by. She came in and took over the visit and completely won her trust! By the end... my daughter was all smiles and asked if she could come back next week! It was truly amazing how Dr. Brannan knew what to do (and say) to earn her trust and even make it fun! Thank you SO much for your patience and a fantastic fist visit! We can’t wait to continue our care with you!

    Jennifer H.

    From the moment we walked in the door, I knew it would be a great experience. I brought my 3 and 5 year old in for cleanings and they had a blast. The waiting area is full of toys for the kids to play with and they had so much fun. The staff was great with the kids. Dr Brannan was wonderful! She took time with each kid and made sure to explain everything to me. We will be going back for sure

    Carah B.

    We love Dr. Brannan and her staff. My kids love going to the dentist because they help put everyone at ease and make it such a great experience for them. Highly recommend!

    Nichole E.

    Ths staff here is amazing. My 3 year old daughter loves coming to the dentist!

    Audrey F.

    Such an amazing office! Im a little sad that I didnt find this place sooner. If you are looking for a place for your littles this is the place that I would choose over and over. Great job guys!

    Bethany T.

    Our family loves Dr. Brannan and staff, She explains everything! My kids are always assured and comfortable. Their comfort is always her first priority. The staff is so kind....my kids love going there! We will never go anywhere else!

    Gina C.

    Dr. Brannan and her staff are the absolute best. My kids never balk at having to go to her office. They actually enjoy it. She has a great play area complete with a mini horse carousel and arcade games. The staff is very attentive and we have never had to wait long during an appointment. Highly recommend.

    Jaime S.

    A+ Pediatric Dentist experience for us... We have been taking our children to Dr. Brannan for 5 years. She is a great dentist, takes very good care of the kids. Her office and dental staff are fantastic with tons of experience. They make us and our kids very comfortable. Highly Recommend!

    Eppers III

    Our daughter (14) has been going here since she was 3 or 4. Dr Brannon is caring, sweet, funny and really connects with her patients. The staff is always great energy and puts kids at ease. Love that my daughter is getting this experience instead of learning to be afraid of what will happen. South Hill Childrens Dentistry is a great asset to our community!

    Tina A.

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