Your San Diego CariVu Dentist


Embrace the latest advancements in digital radiography!

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San Diego Dental Specialists is a leading dental practice specializing in advanced dental care.

Our San Diego CariVu dentists are dedicated to providing exceptional dental care using this cutting-edge technology. We embrace the philosophy of empowering patients in their oral health decisions.

Through a blend of education, exploration of options, and collaborative decision-making, we're dedicated to creating a smile that meets your dental goals.

Request an appointment today and discover how the innovative DEXIS CariVu technology enhances your dental experience.

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What is DEXIS CariVu?

DEXIS CariVu is a compact, portable device that uses patented transillumination technology to accurately identify carious lesions and cracks.

How it Works

  • Transillumination technology: By emitting safe, near-infrared light, CariVu makes the enamel appear transparent, exposing the tooth's structure.
  • Clear imaging: Lesions appear as dark areas, providing a clear and easy-to-understand representation of your dental health.

At San Diego Dental Specialists, we proudly embrace technology's transformative power, revolutionizing how we diagnose and plan treatment.

Benefits of DEXIS CariVu over fluorescent imaging

Minimal Tooth Preparation

DEXIS CariVu eliminates the need for extensive tooth cleaning before imaging, ensuring a comfortable experience for our patients.

Intuitive Results

CariVu provides clear, x-ray-like images, making it easy for you and your dentist to understand and discuss treatment options.

Precision in Diagnosis

Experience high-accuracy imaging that reveals the actual structure of carious lesions, allowing for precise identification and tailored treatment plans.

Patient-Focused Care

Our commitment to a patient-centric approach is reflected in our choice of technology, prioritizing your comfort and delivering optimal oral health solutions.

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Take the first step toward exceptional care!

Schedule your appointment at our San Diego office today to learn more about our preventative care options, including our CariVu technology. Call our office at (858) 676-5000 or contact us online.

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Most Insurance Plans Accepted

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

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

Our Office

We offer individual music, 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.



8:00 am to 5:00 pm

  Tuesday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

8:00 am to 5:00 pm

  Thursday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

8:00 am to 2:30 pm

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


San Diego Dental Specialists
11616 Iberia Pl
San Diego, CA 92128, USA

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