Smile Safari

Compassionate Conservative Comprehensive
Pediatric Dentistry

Welcome to
Smile Safari!

We believe that a child’s lifetime of happy, healthy smiles begins with a positive relationship with a pediatric dentist.

Arvind Shanadi, DMD is a Board-Certified Pediatric Dentist who understands that you want to be involved in your child’s oral health – and he feels that parents are the best advocate for their children. That’s why you are always allowed to come back with your child for treatment. Neither you nor your child will be rushed through an appointment. We want you to be involved!

Smile Safari is independent and locally owned. We are located in East Dallas and serve children throughout the communities of Lake Highlands, Lakewood, Casa Linda, Forest Hills, University Park, Highland Park, and White Rock.

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What is Conservative Dentistry?

We believe in what is best for the oral health of your child. That’s more important to us than any other motivation.

Dr. Shanadi isn’t focused on talking parents into complicated, costly dental procedures. His first goal is education and prevention. Whenever possible, we will often suggest keeping a watchful eye on potential issues, rather than taking aggressive action. 

A conservative approach also means that simply being gentle and patient is usually all that is needed to avoid general anesthesia unless it is absolutely necessary. 

Meet Dr. Shanadi

Thank you for visiting my website! I strongly believe that one of the most important aspects of a successful life is the quality of our relationships. As a pediatric dentist, this means that I spend time listening and getting to know parents and their children.


I grew up in a small town and a sense of community and belonging is important to me. That’s one of the reasons that I love living and working in East Dallas. Even though the metroplex is a big place, the communities and neighborhoods around Smile Safari still have a small-town feel. This is important to our practice philosophy and to how our dental practice operates. I don’t have any desire to be the biggest pediatric dental practice in Dallas, but I do want our team to be the best.

Dr. Shanadi in the exam room - Smile Safari
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Affordable Service

We understand that paying for quality dental care can be a challenge for many families. Because of this, Dr. Shanadi is happy to accept a wide array of insurances, as well as a very affordable membership-based Dental Savings Plan. Follow the link below to learn more about the savings plan, or call us at (469) 232-2300 to see if we are in-network with your insurance.

Meet Robbie

Robbie is one of the most liked employees at Smile Safari. That’s right…he’s an employee. Robbie is our resident therapy dog. If your child suffers from anxiety when visiting the dentist, Robbie may be able to help. He has a very calm and friendly bedside manner and can’t wait to meet you (and have you scratch behind his ears…he loves that 😃). 

Robbie - Smile Safari
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