We all know how much a good dentist is important in everyone’s life and how choosing the wrong one can be a stressful and horrible experience. It is not an easy decision, choosing a dentist, simply because letting someone to mess around with your teeth is a serious business. The wrong decision could have bad consequences not only for your health, but also for your budget. This is the reason why we decided to make a list of the best dentists in Rancho Bernardo, San Diego (CA).
It is obvious that we have a lot of excellent dentists in San Diego, and that many of them deserve our trust. At the same time, we have a bunch of docs that are just calling themselves dentists because they are, in fact, gold diggers and businessmen, which are more focused on our money and insurance, not our health. And this is why making this list is a priority for me.
However, this is surely not a definitive, 100% perfect list. We have neither moral right nor the expertise for something like that. This is a matter of the profession, not public opinion. At the same time, we surely have the right to declare the best ones based on the experiences of various patients and the level of their satisfaction.
What were the criteria for this shortlist? There are a couple of them:
professionalism and honesty
chair side manners
stuff and environment
1. Pham Gem, DDS
Address: 15708 Pomerado Rd Ste 103 Poway, CA 92064
Phone: (858) 385-9295
If you are a fan of hi-tech devices, LED ceiling, stereo surround system, exotic snacks, 3D animation or something like that, you probably should not go to the Dr. Pham. However, if you want honest, professional and caring dentist rather than super-fancy-robot, that Dr. Pham will be the perfect choice. This doc just likes to keep all things simple, which is the reason why he doesn’t need to charge extra for the luxury and glam at his office. He is 100% focused on patients and their problems.
One of the best things about Dr. Pham is that he is extremely honest. He isn’t one of those docs that pressure patients for the unnecessary and expensive procedures. This doc will do X-rays or other minor tasks by himself and he will explain everything you ask him, no matter how important your question is. At the same time, do not be surprised if he calls you just to check how you are feeling or to remind you about something.
Just for the record – when we visited Dr. Pham recently, the pricelist was a little bit higher. However, he is still one of the most affordable in the whole San Diego. For example, you can get X-rays, cleaning or polishing with exam for $120.00.
2. Keith C. Henderson DDS APDC
Address: 16766 Bernardo Center Dr Ste 201 San Diego, CA 92128
Phone: (858) 485-0200
All those who have problems with the crowns or just need one, Dr. Keith would definitely be the great choice. Why? Simply because he has his own device for making crowns. This is very important for several reasons. The first one is quality. The second one is that whole process lasts for a couple of hours only. That is just great when compared with the other docs, where you need to wait for your new crowns for a couple of weeks.
He is very expedite and fast and have all advanced technology you can imagine. The great thing is that this dentist sends all necessary information via e-mail or SMS.
Dr. Keith is not the most affordable option, but he is far from being the most expensive. X-ray, cleaning and consultation costs $228.
3. Signature Dental
Address: 16471 Bernardo Center Dr Ste 200B San Diego, CA 92128
Phone: (858) 451-2304
Dr. Troung from Signature Dental is a real fan of the advanced and latest technology and she uses it for the supreme pain free procedures. People who visit her explained to me that they don’t have that bad feeling, you know, the feeling of going to the dentist. Even the biggest dentofobs forget about their fears in her clean and well-arranged office. She just knows how to talk with her patients. The children just love her.
The best thing about Dr. Troung is that schedule and appointment are functioning without any mistakes. People like to say that in Signature Dental there is no waiting, which is such a great thing.
If you have any doubts about the insurance stuff, you can always ask whatever you like and the staff will explain everything you want to know.
4. RGB Dental
Address: 16471 Bernardo Center Dr Ste 200A San Diego, CA 92128
Phone: (858) 673-9200
Dr. Bortoluzzi from the RGB Dental is one of those great docs who prefer “the less is better” philosophy. That means he would not recommend you any kind of procedure that would be harmful for your teeth in the future. He will try everything to save your teeth in every possible way. He likes to say that one drilled tooth will not be the same again and everything that dentist does today, has to be repaired in the future. This is the reason why he will give you the best advices to save your teeth as much as possible. He also would not offer you some expensive and unnecessary procedures.
Dr. Bertoluzzi’s patients just adore him because, according to their statements, all his procedures are 100% pain-free.
In his office, he has an arsenal of all possible modern devices and his staff is very knowledgeable and informed about all kinds of health insurances.
5. Lana Borukhova D.M.D.
Address: Pomerado Dental Arts 15725 Pomerado Rd Ste 202 Poway, CA 92064
Telephone: (858) 485-7788
Although some people claim that Dr. Borukhova is not the most sensitive dentist in the world when it comes to the pain tolerance of her patients, the majority of them say that this is far from the truth. According to them, Dr. Borukhova is definitely a caring dentist and she always checks upon her patients.
The staff from the office will call you or e-mail you to confirm your appointment and you can reschedule it whenever you want. You even have an option to make an appointment via Facebook!
You should not be surprised if someone from the office calls you after the procedure and asks you how you are feeling. This is just how they do things, which is admirable.
There is a huge parking in front of the office with a lot of free space, so you don’t have to worry about finding a free parking space.