Dentists Jessamine Sunglao and Nelson Deleon create healthy, glowing smiles with general, restorative, and cosmetic dentistry and thoughtful, personal treatment. The digital x-rays the doctors employ to detect any abnormalities use safer, less harmful rays than their standard counterparts. Painless anesthesia from Milestone can comfort patients who fear the needle. Email- and text-confirmed appointments help busy patients work dental care into their packed schedules. Both doctors tend to general checkups, dental exams, Zoom! teeth whitening, and root-canal therapy. Dr. Deleon also offers orthodontics, and gives patients the option to straighten teeth with ClearCorrect invisible aligners or the old fashioned way of using plaster casts.
You could go to dental school four times and still not possess the decades of experience that A. Gerald Michels, DDS does. In the more than 40 years he’s been a dentist, Michels has learned what approaches work best in a dentist’s office. That’s why he strives for meaningful communication with patients so they’re active participants in their own treatment. At Affinity Dental of La Mesa, Dr. Michels teams up with his son, Paul Michels, DDS, to provide a host of advanced procedures that keep smiles gleaming and mouths healthy. Invisalign, teeth whitening, implants, and cleanings benefit from modern-day equipment such as digital x-rays and intraoral cameras. Throughout it all, the staff keeps patients well informed about their dental health with thorough communication and comfortably at ease by ensuring routine cleaning procedures sound just like ocean waves.
While Dr. Navid Javadi has made it his business to specialize in a wide range of dental disciplines, from full-mouth reconstruction to endodontics, his primary concern is a simple one: making sure his patients are fully informed. That’s why he takes time to describe any treatment in depth and why he has included a dental library on his website full of educational videos and articles that explain such complex procedures as root-canal therapy and flossing the teeth of a shark.
Stepping into Tower Dentistry is like stepping into the house of a neighbor—a neighbor who’s really into the Middle Ages. One of the sunny, yellow walls in the reception area gives way to the stone exterior of a castle, where children climb through a kid-size archway to enter their own play space. Overhead, a flat-screen TV entertains parents as they shift focus between the screen and their progeny, sipping coffee or juice on the plush cushions of the sofa. Nearby, a vibrant blue-and-orange flower painting crowns the fireplace, complementing the blue backlighting of the rotunda-like ceiling and the dark-wood cabinets.
If you can bring yourself to leave the cozy comfort of the foyer, you'll find that the rest of the office is just as calming. Satellite TV or music await in treatment rooms, where dentists Adam Raschke, Paul Pierce, Paul Velton, and Frank Duran would love to hear the nicknames you've chosen for each of the fish in their 1,000-gallon aquarium. The caring team maintains its patient-centered philosophy with timesaving, state-of-the-art dental technology. They use a CEREC software system to design and fabricate ceramic restorations in about an hour, and offer mini dental implants that stabilize ill-fitting dentures in a single visit.
Dr. Alexander Liu, an Ivy League–educated tooth tender with a background in oral surgery, helms the team of dental specialists at Otay Lakes Dental Group. The family-oriented office scouts mouths young and old for periodontal concerns and draws from a tool belt of advanced technological devices to boost smile health and aesthetics. The team uses digital x-rays to cut down on radiation exposure, intraoral cameras to diagnose hard-to-see issues, and electric hand pieces that remove decay faster than traditional methods or cease-and-desist notices. Dr. Liu offers options for dental concerns of all kinds, from teeth-whitening measures to root canals to dental implants, all of which occur in tidy treatment rooms.