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SmileBuilders Children's Dentistry in San Marcos, CA

Since 2013, SmileBuilders Children's Dentistry has been working hard to make every experience at the dentist a fun one! We have a sky-themed office, game room, free wireless internet, and movies throughout our office to make children feel at home.

Our goal is to provide every patient with a nurturing, friendly, and gentle environment for high quality dental care. We want it to be fun and friendly, so that patients are excited to come back for their next appointment. After all, good dental health in childhood sets up patients for a lifetime a healthy smiles. Those healthy smiles start with positive visits to the pediatric dentist!


Marjan Rashedi, DMD

Doctor Rashedi | Dentist | SmileBuilders Children's Dentistry

Dr. Rashedi is board certified by the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry. She has a degree in Molecular, Cell, and Developmental Biology from UCLA. She graduated with honors from Boston University School of Dental Medicine and completed her General Practice Residency from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. From there, her lifelong desire to treat children led her to complete two additional years of specialty training in Pediatric Dentistry at the Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh, a hospital consistently ranked in the top ten of all U.S. Children's Hospitals.

A believer in lifelong learning, Dr. Rashedi is a member of the American Dental Association, American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, California Dental Association, San Diego County Dental Society, and the California Society of Pediatric Dentistry. In her spare time, Dr. Rashedi enjoys swimming, traveling, painting, and hiking.

Hayley Cox, DDS

Doctor Cox

Dr. Cox graduated as Phi Beta Kappa from UC Berkeley with a degree in Integrative Biology. She graduated with honors, as a member of OKU and student body president from the UCLA School of Dentistry where she received such awards as the American Association of Pediatric Dentistry Predoctoral Dentistry Award, Public Health Dentistry Award and Delta Dental Student Leadership Award. Her passion for public health dentistry and working with children, particularly children from underserved communities, led her to complete two years of specialty training in Pediatric Dentistry at the Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh, a hospital consistently ranked in the top ten of all U.S. Children’s Hospitals.

Dr. Cox is a member of the American Dental Association, American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry and California Dental Association. In her spare time, Dr. Cox enjoys playing soccer, traveling to new places, enjoying the outdoors and spending time with friends and family. In addition, Dr. Cox spent many of her childhood years traveling and studying abroad in Mexico, Argentina and Costa Rica and is fluent in the Spanish language.

Neehal Ghoniem, DMD, MS

Doctor Ghoniem

Dr. Ghoniem has a degree in Psychology and Chemistry from the University of Miami. She graduated from Nova Southeastern University School of Dental Medicine and completed her General Practice Residency at the Veteran Affairs Hospital in San Diego. Her passion to advocate for and treat children led her to pursue pediatric dental specialty training at the University of Michigan School of Dentistry, a dental school that is consistently ranked in the top five of all U.S. dental schools. Dr. Ghoniem also received a Masters of Science in pediatric dentistry. Dr. Ghoniem is board eligible by the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry and will be completing her board certification by the end of this calendar year.

Dr. Ghoniem is a member of the American Dental Association, American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, California Dental Association and the San Diego County Dental Society. In her spare time, Dr. Ghoniem enjoys running, traveling, hiking, and spending time with her friends, family and husband.

Dr. Jaclyn Barerra, DMD

Doctor Ghoniem

Dr. Jaclyn Barerra is board certified by the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry. She completed her undergraduate studies at the University of California, Irvine with a degree in Biology and specialization in Neurobiology. She earned her dental degree from the University of Pennsylvania, School of Dental Medicine. Her passion for pediatric oral health and education motivated her to pursue two years of specialized training in Pediatric Dentistry at Montefiore Medical Center/Albert Einstien College of Medicine, where she served as chief resident.

Dr. Jaclyn Barerra is a member of the American Dental Association, American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, California Society of Pediatric Dentistry, and the San Diego County Dental Society. During her spare time, she enjoys traveling, cooking/baking, being outdoors, volunteering with the Make-A-Wish Foundation, and spending time with her family and friends. 

Our Team

Doctor | Dentist | SmileBuilders Children's Dentistry

Providing the best dental healthcare experience possible is the responsibility of every staff member here at SmileBuilders Children's Dentistry. We are genuinely committed to giving each young patient the caring attention and respect they deserve. We encourage our patients and their parents to ask questions, seek advice, and consider us your partner in their oral health and dental care.