Hapy Bear Surgery Center is an Ambulatory Surgery Center that exists to serve our Central Valley Children. We have a team dedicated to treating each child’s dental needs in the safest way possible. There are many reasons a child may need to be sedated for their dental care, some of which being: Phobia, Special Needs, Unable to cooperate or endure extensive dental care, and Cognitive Delay. We are here for children if they cannot be treated in a regular dental office and need to be sedated for their care.
Hapy Bear Surgery Center is committed to safety first! Each member of our medical team is highly trained, licensed, and credentialed. During treatment, your child will always be under the individual expert care of a dental surgeon, an anesthesia provider, a dental assistant, and a nurse. While waking up from general anesthesia, your child will have the undivided attention of a registered nurse. Hapy Bear Surgery Center has earned The Gold Seal of Approval from the Joint Commission for meeting the highest standards for safety and quality of care.
In May, 2010, Dr. Pierson opened Hapy Bear Surgery Center in Tulare, CA. The new office not only is much larger than the old office, it is also designed specifically for kids, even incorporating an active Play Zone in the waiting room. “I look forward to having kids come to Hapy Bear and leaving with a positive memory of going to the dentist,” says Dr. Pierson.
Dr. Fred Chun was born in Glendale, CA, and raised in the greater Los Angeles area. He graduated from the University of California Irvine in 2006 with a BS in Biological Science. After marrying his childhood friend, Mina Won, they moved to Philadelphia where he joined the Temple University School of Dentistry. Dr. Chun graduated with his degree in Dental Medicine (DMD) with the class of 2010.
Dr. Ken spent the first 17 years of life in while his parents served as medical missionaries. He earned his Bachelors of Science in Biology form Pacific Union College, and went on to dental school at Loma Linda University. He married Dr. Crystal Edmister, a fellow dentist in 2004. After serving as medical missionaries on the small island of Saipan in the Mariana Islands for 13 years, they moved to Visalia to join the Hapy Bear Team in 2018.
Hapy Bear Surgery Center is proud to have earned The Gold Seal of Approval and Accreditation from the Joint Commission. The Joint Commission is the recognized global leader in health care accreditation. Being accredited by the Joint Commission means that we meet or exceed the highest national standards for patient safety and quality of care and verify continual improvement activities.Learn more