Choosing Your Dentist

Choosing your dentist is not a decision to be taken lightly. After all, you are deciding on whom to trust your smile and oral health to. At Town Center Dentistry in Rancho Bernardo, we understand that finding a dentist isn’t always an easy task. That’s why we’ve put together the following guidelines to help you find the right dentist for your needs.


First and foremost, your dentist should either be a doctor of dental surgery (DDS) or doctor of dental medicine (DMD). A sign of a good dentist is one who has completed fellowships and additional training in their area of dental expertise. Ask your potential dentist if they are a part of any professional dental organizations such as the American Dental Association. Certain professional organizations require their members to regularly continue their education in order to stay abreast of the latest advances in dentistry.


Before choosing a dentist, ask yourself: what are my needs? Are you looking for a dentist who offers general dentistry services such as routine dental exams and dental cleanings for you and your family? Perhaps you are interested in straightening your teeth or improving the appearance of your smile. Not all dentists offer the same services, so it is important to find one that will be able to fit your needs.

While many dentists refer their patients to another dentist if they need specialized care, the team at Town Center Dentistry is composed of talented and experienced specialists, allowing patients to receive the treatment they need all in our Rancho Bernardo office. Some of the specialized treatments we offer are dental implants, orthodontics/Invisalign, sleep apnea, sedation dentistry, root canal treatment and oral maxillofacial surgery.

Patient Satisfaction

What do past patients say about your potential dentist? Your dentist should have nothing but glowing, positive reviews. Don’t hesitate to ask to read patient testimonials, as your oral health and smile depend on it! If you are looking for cosmetic dentistry, ask to see before-and-after photos so you have a good idea of what kind of results to expect.

Town Center Dentistry is the comprehensive dental practice patients in San Diego trust for quality dental care. To schedule an appointment with us, please call our Rancho Bernardo office at (858) 521-0000.