Why A Safari Dental is the BEST Choice for Your Child’s Dental and Orthodontic Care in the New Port Richey, Trinity and surrounding Florida communities


The right dental care can transform your child’s appearance, health and self-esteem. When choosing a dental and orthodontics care provider for your child, turn to a practice you know you can trust. At A Safari Dental, we’ve been winning the praise and respect of our young patients for years. Why is A Safari Dental the absolute best choice for your child? Let us tell you!

Qualified Care

A Safari Dental provides care from an exceptionally qualified dentist.  Dr. Frank Pettinato II is a Board Certified Pediatric Dentist who holds a Doctor of Dental Medicine Degree from the University of Florida College of Dentistry. Dr. Pettinato went on to continue his education at the prestigious Medical College of Virginia, where he simultaneously earned his Certificate of Specialty Training in Pediatric Dentistry and Master of Science Degrees, the first dentist to ever do so. In addition, Dr. Pettinato belongs to a number of esteemed professional organizations, including the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry, Florida Dental Association, and American Orthodontic Society, and has had his work published in the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry Journal. With his outstanding qualifications and years of professional work, Dr. Pettinato brings unparalleled knowledge and experience to his practice.

Our Friendly Staff

You can be sure that at each visit to A Safari Dental, you’ll be greeted by a welcoming staff who understands that a first trip to the dentist is an important step in a child’s life. We take pride in providing a dental experience customized to our young patients, which includes smaller dental chairs for optimal comfort and a relaxed environment that encourages a safe, interactive experience. Our hygienists also prioritize explaining the cleaning process to our young patients and happily answering any questions they may have. 

Customer Satisfaction

Parents and patients alike love the A Safari Dental experience. Why?  We put our young patients first! Our customer testimonials say it all. As our patient Shreya wrote in a letter to Dr. Frank, “I want to let you know I appreciate the patience and kindness you have shown me, always explaining each process as we went along. Your back office staff is amazing and so caring as they helped me work through any procedure.  I always felt comfortable in their care. I couldn’t ask for anything else as they complimented your expertise.” Our patient Sajni also wrote to tell us that, “You and your staff are a great team. You work together to clean my teeth and make them shine…I am going to tell everyone about my experience at Safari Smiles!”

Parents appreciate A Safari Dental too! Parent Laura Beard wrote, “We appreciate that you offer Saturday hours, it helps us working patients. Thank you.”

A Comfortable, Professional Environment

At the A Safari Dental office, we provide a comfortable, calming environment appreciated by parents and kids alike. Our office atmosphere features fun safari decorations, offers video games and movies for entertainment, and each patient leaves with a toy after their visit. We also allow parents to stay with their child during check-ups, and use kid-safe x-ray scanning that requires 90% less radiation than older systems.  Care to explore the A Safari Dental office yourself before scheduling an appointment for your child? View one of our many videos that feature our staff, patients and their families, along with helpful tips for a healthy mouth. Our full selection of videos and customer interviews can be found on our video page.

Locally Owned and Operated

A Safari Dental prides itself on serving a number of local Florida communities. We’re located in the town of New Port Richey, FL, and serve the surrounding areas of East Lake, New Port Richey, Port Richey, Spring Hill, and Trinity. Members of each of these communities have made A Safari Dental their top choice for pediatric dental and orthodontic care.

Interested in learning more or scheduling an appointment? We’d love to hear from you! Contact us at 727-834-8585 or visit us online today.

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Meet Your Dentist!

Dr. Frank Pettinato II
  • Board Certified Pediatric Dentist
  • Masters in Science Degree
  • Diplomate, American Board of Pediatric Dentistry