About Us

Dedicated To Life-Long Oral Health

Understanding Our Mission

A healthy mouth starts from a young age. The things we learn as kids stick with us as we grow up, so our mission is simple. At My Kids Happy Teeth, we want to encourage kids to develop healthy mouths, great oral hygiene habits, and a healthy attitude toward dentistry. 

That starts with a comfortable, safe “dental home” for kids. Dr. Engineer, Dr. Raj, and our team love working with kids, and we know that dentistry can be intimidating for your little ones. But with child-friendly explanations about dentistry, a patient-focused attitude, and amenities like TVs and nitrous oxide sedation, we can make sure your child has an amazing experience, and can learn to love going to the dentist!

Meet Our Doctors

Dr. Cheryl Engineer Bhatt (Dr. Engineer)

Dr. Engineer was originally born in India, in a small town called Bharuch. At the age of 16, she decided that her passion for science and healthcare would be best served in dentistry. This drove her to enter dental school in India, where she graduated with her Bachelor of Dental Surgery degree in 2011. After graduation, she moved to the US, and attended FIU in Miami to obtain a Master of Public Health degree. Then, she obtained her Doctorate of Dental Surgery degree in Buffalo, New York, graduating in 2017. Now, Dr. Engineer has been accepted in the Pediatric Residency program at Loma Linda University, CA. She will graduate as a specialist on June 30th, 2024.

Dr. Engineer has more than five years of experience delivering expert dental care made just for kids. She and her husband, Dr. Raj are proud to be able to co-own a dental practice where they can make their vision of compassionate, kid-friendly care a reality. When she’s not in the office, you’ll find Dr. Engineer on a run, in the gym, or trying out new restaurants and cuisines around town.

Meet Our Doctors

Dr. Abhiraj Bhatt (Dr. Raj)

Dr. Raj is also from India, and moved to the US when he was 10. After earning his Bachelor of Dental Surgery in India in 2013, Dr. Raj went on to obtain his Doctorate of Dental Surgery in 2017 in San Francisco.

Like his wife, Dr. Engineer, Dr. Raj worked exclusively with kids as an associate dentist for five years. Then, he decided to open up his own practice with Dr. Engineer. Both Dr. Raj and Dr. Engineer wanted more independence, and the ability to create a child-focused dental practice that would provide a truly top-notch patient experience.

Dr. Raj is also involved in the local dental community, serving on the Board of Managers for the California Dental Association for three years. When he’s not at work, you’ll find him spending time with Dr. Engineer. They're both passionate travelers, so Dr. Raj also spends lots of time planning trips and vacations.

Our Team Is Growing

Get To Know Our Newest Doctor!

We're delighted to announce that our squad of awesome docs are welcoming an amazing new member! Meet Dr. Daniel Estacio, the latest addition to the My Kids Happy Teeth team. He is so excited to get to know your child and set them up for lifelong health through expert, one-on-one care. If it's been a little while since your child had a check-up, simply reach out to our team so they can meet Dr. Daniel Estacio. He look forward to meeting your little one soon!

Meet Our Dental Team

Child-Focused Care In Bakersfield

We’re dedicated to happy and healthy smiles. Our friendly dental team works hard to keep kids comfortable, and to make visits quick and easy for busy parents in Bakersfield. Meet us below, and see why My Kids Happy Teeth is the best choice in the area for children’s dental care.

Dell Koch

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Kendrick McCullough

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Stanley Hayes

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Dejon Hammes

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A Safe Space For Your Little Ones

Our Child-Centered Amenities

From the moment you and your children enter our office, you'll feel right at home. We’ve got a comfortable waiting area with a kid’s play area, toys, and a balloon station, as well as complimentary beverages for you and your family. 

We also have TVs on all the walls, so your kids can watch their favorite shows during their appointment. And once they're done with their treatment, your child will get a toy and balloon goodie bag as a reward! They're sure to leave with a smile.

Advanced Technology For Better Care

Modern Children’s Dentistry

We use the latest technology to ensure the best possible care, such as digital x-rays. Digital x-rays are safer than film-based x-rays and are also more comfortable for kids. We also offer nitrous oxide sedation to keep your little ones feeling safe and comfortable.

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Giving Back To Our Community

Brightening Smiles • Broadening Imaginations

At My Kids Happy Teeth, we strive to make our community happy and healthy in as many ways as possible. That is why we are proud to give every child that comes to our office a special book to take home. After their visit, they'll be able to pick out a book of their choosing from our Teeth Library. Our patients will be able to take a book home, enjoy it with their family, and then bring it back the next time they visit to make the next patient smile. This is just one more way we are working to brighten little smiles every day.

Your Child’s New Dental Home In Bakersfield

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