First Dental Visit at San Diego Dental Specialists

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Simple, encouraging appointments for patients of all ages


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Welcome to San Diego Dental Specialists. We can’t wait to help you and your family feel great about your oral health.

Our experienced dental team works with patients of all ages. We take a personalized approach to oral care and work with each individual patient to offer an experience that is tailored to their needs. Our #1 goal is always you: your health, your experience, and your smile.

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Front Desk


We work with most PPO insurance plans to provide you with ease of care. We’ll help you maximize your benefits & answer your questions, and we also offer CareCredit, no-interest & in-office financing, and accept credit cards. New-patient forms include a medical history to help us provide the best care to you and yours. To complete paperwork online, download the forms here or complete them at your appointment (please arrive 10 minutes early and bring a list of your medications).

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Treatment Coordination


For pediatric, orthodontic, and adult patients alike, treatment coordination is a critical aspect of your care. Our team works together to ensure your care is well managed, well timed, and executed quickly and conveniently. If you have questions about recommended treatments or your insurance policy, we’ll help you navigate. Just call!

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Gentle Digital Diagnostics


At San Diego Dental Specialists, we use an intraoral camera, a small pen-sized tool that shows you what we see when we examine your mouth. Used to diagnose and provide baselines for future care, all of our diagnostic equipment is digital and set to emit the lowest amount radiation – as much as 90% less radiation than with film x-rays.

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Pediatric First Visit


We have created a relaxed and fun environment for your child’s first visit and instil the value of oral health. Baby & Me visits help ensure your baby’s oral health and nutritional needs.  This visit includes a gentle examination of your baby’s erupting teeth, gums, bite, and mouth tissues. We will help with preventive homecare techniques, leaving lots of time for questions. We can even discover and intercept issues before they become unexpected surprises.

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Orthodontic First Visit


At age seven, when children still have a mix of baby and permanent teeth, it’s an ideal time to assess their future oral health and make any recommendations to help them enjoy a beautiful and healthy smile throughout their lifetime. Our pediatric dentists and orthodontists team up to provide a high level of care. When needed, additional specialists may join us to give your child the best advantages in coordinated care.

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Adult First Visit


Meet the doctor and discuss your personal oral health needs and desires. Learn results of your exam and together we’ll determine the personalized approach that works best for you. We welcome your input – tell us what you like and don’t like about your smile and oral health. We’ll work with you to help you meet your goals. We’ll also look for TMJ (jaw joint) issues, bite concerns, and screen for oral cancer.

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Front Desk


We work with most PPO insurance plans to provide you with ease of care. We’ll help you maximize your benefits & answer your questions, and we also offer CareCredit, no-interest & in-office financing, and accept credit cards. New-patient forms include a medical history to help us provide the best care to you and yours. To complete paperwork online, download the forms here or complete them at your appointment (please arrive 10 minutes early and bring a list of your medications).

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Treatment Coordination


For pediatric, orthodontic, and adult patients alike, treatment coordination is a critical aspect of your care. Our team works together to ensure your care is well managed, well timed, and executed quickly and conveniently. If you have questions about recommended treatments or your insurance policy, we’ll help you navigate. Just call!

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Gentle Digital Diagnostics


At San Diego Dental Specialists, we use an intraoral camera, a small pen-sized tool that shows you what we see when we examine your mouth. Used to diagnose and provide baselines for future care, all of our diagnostic equipment is digital and set to emit the lowest amount radiation – as much as 90% less radiation than with film x-rays.

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Pediatric First Visit


We have created a relaxed and fun environment for your child’s first visit and instill the value of oral health. Baby & Me visits help ensure your baby’s oral health and nutritional needs.  This visit includes a gentle examination of your baby’s erupting teeth, gums, bite, and mouth tissues. We will help with preventive homecare techniques, leaving lots of time for questions. We can even discover and intercept issues before they become unexpected surprises.

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Orthodontic First Visit


At age seven, when children still have a mix of baby and permanent teeth, it’s an ideal time to assess their future oral health and make any recommendations to help them enjoy a beautiful and healthy smile throughout their lifetime. Our pediatric dentists and orthodontists team up to provide a high level of care. When needed, additional specialists may join us to give your child the best advantages in coordinated care.

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Adult First Visit


Meet the doctor and discuss your personal oral health needs and desires. Learn the results of your exam and together we’ll determine the personalized approach that works best for you. We welcome your input – tell us what you like and don’t like about your smile and oral health. We’ll work with you to help you meet your goals. We’ll also look for TMJ (jaw joint) issues, bite concerns, and screen for oral cancer.

Initial New Patient Exam


For patients of all ages, new patient appointments are a great opportunity for us to get to know one another.

We’ll focus the appointment on getting to know you and your oral health, diagnosing any oral health issues you might be experiencing, and recommending any necessary treatments that we think will help improve your health. We’ll also discuss your long-term oral health goals, whether you or your child has been experiencing any problems, or if there are ways you are wishing to improve the look of your smile.

What to expect at all first appointments:

  • Ensure you or your child’s comfort prior to proceeding with the appointment

  • Gently examine the teeth, jaws, bite, gums, and oral tissues

  • Take any necessary x-rays to help diagnose any dental problems

  • Diagnose any oral health issues we see and recommend a treatment plan personalized to you

  • Put together a preventive plan that is tailored to you or your child’s specific needs


  • Pediatric First Visit


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    We have created a relaxed and fun environment for your child’s first visit and work hard to help children develop a positive relationship with their oral health.

    Baby & Me visits help ensure your baby’s oral health and nutritional needs. This visit includes a gentle examination of your baby’s erupting teeth, gums, bite, and mouth tissues. We will help with preventive homecare techniques, leaving lots of time for questions. We can even discover and intercept issues before they become unexpected surprises.

    As pediatric dentistry specialists, we understand children have different needs and comfort levels. We frequently recommend scheduling a separate cleaning appointment after the initial examination, so we make dental hygiene and dentist visits a regular and essential part of their lives.

    Frequently Asked Questions


    If your question isn’t here, feel free to ask us! We love parents who want to learn
    more about their children's optimal dental health.

    Most Insurance Plans accepted


    We’ll help you understand your insurance benefits and will file claims on your behalf. For those without insurance, flexible financing options and easy payment plans are available. 

    No matter your financial situation, we’ll help you maximize your insurance benefits & receive the treatment you need.


    Our Office


    Whether you experience a dental emergency or are looking for a new dental home for your family, each of your visits will be tailored to your needs.

    We offer individual music and TV & DVD viewing during your appointments, free Wi-Fi, coffee, tea, and beverages. And if you’re looking for a sedation dentist in San Diego, we can help you with Nitrous oxide (laughing gas), oral sedation, or IV sedation, depending on what is medically right for you.

    Hours

      Monday

    8:00 am to 5:00 pm

      Tuesday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
      Wednesday

    8:00 am to 5:00 pm

      Thursday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
      Friday

    8:00 am to 2:30 pm

      Saturday* 8:00 am to 3:00 pm
    (*2 Saturdays per month)

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