Smile Island Heritage
Smile Island provides a unique dental home for families by conveniently offering pediatric specialty services, general teen and adult services, and orthodontics under one roof. It is a family-owned practice built on the philosophy of treating every patient with the utmost respect and providing the care we would give to our own family. The owners of Smile Island, Dr. Kelvin Tse, a general dentist, and Dr. Cindy Weideman, a board-certified pediatric specialist, are a husband-and-wife team who each have over 30 years of dental experience.
Both of the doctors come from dental families. Their fathers began practicing dentistry in California in the late 1960’s. Dr. Kenneth Tse was one of the first dentists to set up a practice in East Los Angeles and only the second dentist to open a practice in Chinatown. He had a passion for orthodontics and treating senior citizens. Nebraska native, Dr. Michael Weideman, was the first certified pediatric dentist to establish a practice in Sacramento. He opened his first office in Carmichael, treating children of all ages and passionately caring for children and adults with special health care needs.
Dr. Tse and Dr. Cindy, worked in their individual offices next door to each other in Citrus Heights since 1994. Patients would often ask if their families could be seen in the same office. With a new vision, together they opened Smile Island in 2008! The office design reflects their admiration for the Aloha spirit, welcoming patients into a calm and relaxing island environment. Dr. Tse and Dr. Cindy built a team of professionals who share the desire to deliver expert personal care, and the belief that a positive dental experience results in a long-term relationship built on trust and confidence.