Dr. Maung Aye, DDS
Dr. Maung Aye, DDS, began his dental career in his native land of Burma and is happy to provide care in English or Burmese. After graduating and practicing in Myanmar for several years, Dr. Aye immigrated to the United States where he passed both the California Restorative Technique and California Dental Board exams as well as the National Boar of Dentistry exam. Dr. Aye’s dedication to studying has earned him the title of Fellow of the Academy of General Dentistry, a title given to less than 5% of dentists. In order to stay on top of his dental education Dr. Aye is a member of many dental health organizations including the ADA, American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, United States Dental Institute, International Congress of Oral Implantologists, California Academy of General Dentistry and more.
Aye Dental is a warm and inviting family dental clinic with the latest in diagnostic technology and comfortable waiting areas. They work closely with insurance providers to help patients get the most out of their benefits. Their office uses the Gendex 700 to take high resolution dental x-rays with significantly less radiation no uncomfortable mouth pieces. Dr. Aye offers a large selection of dental procedures including mini implants, ViziLite oral cancer screenings, wisdom tooth removal, dental sealants, scaling and root planing, TMJ therapies, bone grafting, custom night guards, crown lengthening and treatment for bad breath. All of which can be done with sedation ranging from inhaled laughing gas to IV sedation.
Dr. Thomas Toma, DMD
Although he is originally from Sydney, Australia Dr. Thomas Toma chose to complete his undergraduate at the University of California in San Diego. Ever the traveler, Dr. Toma then moved across the US to Massachusetts where he earned his Doctor of Dental Medicine degree from Tufts University School of Dental Medicine in Boston. Dr. Toma is licensed to practice dentistry in both Florida and California and has done so for over twenty years. In order to continue giving his patients the highest quality of care Dr. Toma is an active member of the California Dental Association, the American Dental Association and the San Diego County Dental Society.
Dr. Thomas Toma and his wife, Dr. Silvia Sanchez Toma, have been honored to treat the Chula Vista community with kindness and gentleness. They believe that each patient should have their undivided attention and personally perform all procedures including cleanings. Their team enjoy helping patients and are always available to answer questions and concerns. Drs. Toma are fully aware that people’s budgets are limited and unexpected medical costs can be overwhelming and are more than willing to work with patients including Citi and CareCredit third party financing. Dr. Toma uses the latest dental equipment and innovations to perform root canals, teeth whitening, Invisalign®, dentures, dental crowns and bridges, custom nightguards, dental sealants, wisdom tooth extractions and dental implant restorations and much more.
Dr. Marey Stone, DDS
Dr. Marey Stone, DDS, did not initially intend to become a dentist, her undergraduate degree was in biology with a French minor. After graduating she took time to travel around the South Pacific for a year and only then entered the University of Iowa’s College of Dentistry where she earned her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree. She is highly involved in community outreach and enjoys providing dental care to the under-served. Dr. Stone has continued to improve her dental knowledge with memberships in the California Dental Association, the American Dental Association and the San Diego Dental Society.
Drs. Cathy Schlaht & Marey Stone is a comfortable and inviting state-of-the-art dental practice with a professional and caring team that are willing to bend over backwards to exceed patients’ expectations. They are always striving to give patients the best possible care which requires the best dental equipment such as the WAND computerized anesthetic delivery system for pain-free injections. They and their team provide care and community outreach for patients of all ages from 1 to 100. The treatments they offer begin with diagnostics such as low-radiation digital x-rays, laser cavity detection and comprehensive exams. They then continue with such things as CEREC® one-visit dental restorations, full and partial dentures, tooth extractions, Invisalign®, fixed dentures, oral appliances for TMJ and sleep apnea, fixed dentures and porcelain veneers.
Dr. Frank Ceja, DDS
Dr. Frank Ceja’s extensive dental education began with him completing his undergraduate studies at the University of California in San Diego. He later chose to receive his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of California in San Francisco. Dr. Ceja’s compassionate nature is clearly shown in his community outreach through the child centered non-profits Share the Care and Children’s Dental Health Association, of which he is a former president. Despite his busy schedule, Dr. Ceja has in no-way neglected his education, in fact his education efforts have been recognized by the Academy of General Dentistry who awarded him with the position of Fellowship, a position that less than 5% of North American dentists can claim.
Dr. Ceja’s dental practice was established in the 1950’s by a Dr. Miller with the intention of providing good will to his community. Today Dr. Ceja’s office continues to treat their patients with respect, compassion and integrity. They go above and beyond to help alleviate patients’ anxiety with education, a gentle touch and friendly conversation. Dr. Ceja accepts walk-in dental emergencies and offers CareCredit financing to help with the cost. Dr. Ceja is a full-service dental care provider and offers such procedures as root canal therapy, teeth whitening, sealants, porcelain veneers, pediatric dentistry, gum disease diagnosis and treatment, dental implants and treatments for TMD.
Dr. Nita Largoza, DMD
Dr. Nita Largoza, DMD, MAGD is a highly accomplished and extremely knowledgeable dentist. As a Filipina she earned her Doctor of Dental Medicine degree from Manila’s Centro Escolar University and became board certified to practice dentistry in California shortly after immigrating to the United States. Her efforts to continue her education have led to her earning the title of Fellow with the Academy of Dentistry International, Pierre Fauchard Academy, the American College of Dentists and the International College of Dentists. She has achieved the title of Master of the Academy of General Dentistry, one of the most elusive and prestigious titles in dentistry which is held by less than 1% of North American dentists.
Dr. Largoza’s dental practice bears her name and, much like her, is dedicated to treating each patient as an individual with individual needs and dental health goals. Her kind and friendly staff have been supporting her and her patients for over 80 years collectively. They are all patient, compassionate and enjoy interacting with and helping patients. Dr. Largoza and her team work together to meet the needs of all of her patients regardless of severity. These treatments can include teeth whitening; comprehensive exams; composite fillings; porcelain, metal or ceramic CEREC® same-day crowns; deep cleanings; fluoride treatments and dental veneers as well as many others.
Dr. Francisco Mondragon, DDS
Dr. Francisco Mondragon, DDS, is a San Diego native and has been contributing to the welfare of his hometown for over 20 years. He attended San Diego State University for his undergraduate degree and the University of California in Los Angeles’ School of Dentistry for his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree. In his senior year at UCLA Dr. Mondragon was chosen to participate in the Advanced Education in General Dentistry Senior Select program, which gave him hands-on training. After graduation Dr. Mondragon continued to receive mentorship through a UCLA dental residency program and was later invited to work at a private practice sponsored and run by prominent UCLA and University of Southern California dental faculty members.
Dr. Mondragon’s private family dental practice is artfully decorated, handicap accessible and serves patients infant to elder. Their compassionate and dedicated team go above and beyond to address patients’ wants, concerns and inquiries. The modern dental equipment that they utilize include low radiation digital x-rays and in-operatory computers and monitors which are used in conjunction with intraoral cameras. Dr. Mondragon and his team provide a plethora of dental procedures such as root canals, dental implant restoration, teeth whitening, custom athletic mouth guards, teeth whitening, oral surgery, both full and partial dentures, porcelain crowns and bridges and dental veneers.
Dr. Nicolo Addario, DDS
Dr. Nicolo Addario, DDS, has served the Chula Vista community with the highest quality dental care for over 20 years. He opened his own dental practice, Sunbow Family Dentistry, shortly after completing a residency program hosted in La Jolla’s Veterans Affairs Hospital. Dr. Addario has never stopped learning and not only graduated from the OBI Foundation for Bioesthetics Dentistry’s full mouth restoration course, has studied at Seattle’s Kois Center and is a mentor at the Schuster Center in Scottsdale, Arizona. Dr. Addario is also the only dentist in Chula Vista to be Accredited by the Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry.
Dr. Addario’s private clinic specializes in cosmetic dentistry and uses the latest and greatest dental techniques and technology to achieve it. His office is comfortable with a refreshment area and TVs. His team is made of experienced professionals that are dedicated to building relationships with patients through clear and respectful conversation. Dr. Addario uses Digital Smile Design® to give patients a clear idea of the potential outcome of the treatments that he recommends. Dr. Addario provides a variety of dental health therapies from deep cleaning to dental implant restorations, TMJ assessments to bioesthetic dentistry and even dermal fillers to help with signs of aging.
Dr. Rachel Dorfner, DMD
Dr. Rachel Dorfner, DMD, is a fairly recent addition to the dentistry scene but has a bright future ahead. She began her higher education at the University of Miami’s Coral Gables campus where she earned a Bachelor of Science in Psychology. From there she headed to Fort Lauderdale and enrolled at Nova Southeastern University College of Dental Medicine and earned her Doctor of Dental Medicine degree. Dr. Dorfner then moved from one coast to another and completed an Advanced Education in General Dentistry residency at New York University Langone Dental Medicine in Santa Barbara.
Canyon Vista Dental Group is a modern group family dental practice. They have a variety of specialists including pediatric dentists, endodontist, periodontist and oral surgeon; making it a one-stop shop for all of their patients’ dental health needs. They use many of the newest tools in dentistry such as soft tissue lasers, CEREC® CAD/CAM for same-day dental crowns and intraoral cameras for better patient and dentist communication. They offer emergency dental care and teledentistry and have new patient specials. While Canyon Vista Dental Group is a full-service dental facility the procedures that Dr. Dorfner provides include fillings, gum disease diagnosis, porcelain veneers, teeth whitening, clear aligners and more.
Dr. Misako Hirota, DMD
Dr. Misako Hirota, DMD has over 30 years of experience providing the highest quality dental care to her patients. She received her Doctor of Dental Medicine degree after completing the dental doctorate program offered by Washington University in St. Louis School of Dental Medicine. Her expertise is widely recognized and she is both a Clinical Instructor in the University of California at San Diego’s Department of Family Medicine and Public Health and a Senior Staff member at San Diego’s Scripps Mercy Hospital. Dr. Hirota maintains memberships in many dental health organizations such as the American Dental Association, the San Diego County Dental Society and the California Dental Association.
Dr. Hirota’s self-titled clinic is equipped with the latest in dental technology, a caring and friendly team with many decades of dental experience between them. Their office is bright and open, making it a relaxing environment for patients struggling with dental anxiety. Dr. Hirota practices many types of dentistry such as periodontics, endodontics, orthodontics, cosmetic dentistry and oral & maxillofacial surgery. Some of the specific procedures that she and her team provide include bone grafting, traditional braces and clear aligners, composite fillings, porcelain inlays, scaling and root planing, tooth extraction and dental implants.
Dr. Bruce Goldman, DDS
Dr. Bruce Goldman, DDS, is originally from Ohio and earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree at Ohio State University. He has an extensive career spanning more than four decades of serving the Chula Vista community by providing outstanding dental care. To further his education and foster business relationships within the dentistry community Dr. Goldman maintains active memberships with the California Dental Association, the Academy of General Dentistry, the San Diego County Dental Society and the American Dental Association. Much of Dr. Golman’s career has taken place at this Town Centre Dental Group.
Town Centre Dental Group is a bilingual family dental practice with a team of dental professionals that are united in their care passion for improving patients’ lives, health and confidence. They genuinely care about their patients’ welfare and work hard to earn their trust and patronage. Dr. Goldman and his colleagues are dedicated to helping patients and they not only accept most insurance plans but also a full range of financing options through Chase Health Finance and CareCredit. Dr. Goldman provides cosmetic, general, restorative and pediatric dentistry as well as treatment for gum disease, oral and maxillofacial surgery, endodontics and Invisalign®.
Dr. Christine Buenaventura, DDS, has gained over 20 years of dental healthcare experience since earning multiple dental degrees, including her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from Loma Linda University’s School of Dentistry. She also took it upon herself to travel to the Philippines for post graduate studies in Orthodontics. Dr. Buenaventura is very good with children and her pediatric patients often enjoy going to see her.
Dr. Buenaventura sees patients at Bonita Family Dental, a full-service, group, family dental practice. Their team of experienced dental healthcare professionals are experienced and willing to go the extra mile to give patients a stress-free and rewarding experience. The goal of Bonita Family Dental is to meet the dental needs of members of the community that might be overlooked. For this reason they accept insurance, offer payment plans, a monthly membership plan, CareCredit® financing and a variety of complimentary consultations. As a group practice they have several specialists and can meet the dental health needs of most patients. Dr. Buenaventura offers such treatments as porcelain veneers, composite fillings, Invisalign®, porcelain inlays and onlays, CEREC® same-day crowns, full and partial dentures, dental sealants and TMJ therapies.
Dr. Ivan Santos, DDS
Dr. Ivan Santos, DDS, comes from a family of dentists and as a native of San Diego it was natural for him to stay close to home. Being bilingual and fluent in both Spanish and English, Dr. Santos decided to attain his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree in the Mexican city of Leon’s De La Salle Bajio University. After returning to the United States Dr. Santos enrolled in the University of California in Los Angeles’ School of Dentistry where he studied endodontology and attended Progressive Orthodontic Seminars. Dr. Santos and his brother, Dr. Arthur Santos, are happy to work together and co-own Smile Dental Lakeside.
Smile Dental Lakeside is an award-winning, state-of-the-art dental practice. The office is modern and comfortably with a fun-loving and professional team that goes above and beyond to earn their patients’ trust. One way they have done this is by gaining acceptance into the Lakeside Chamber of Commerce. Drs Santos provide all of the traditional dentist services such as comprehensive exams, deep cleaning and fillings, as well as more specialized procedures including orthodontics, dental implants, root canals and dentures.
Dr. Jacob Berger, DDS
Dr. Jacob Berger, DDS, is a native Californian who earned his undergraduate degree from the University of California at Irvine. He received his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of California at Los Angeles’ School of Dentistry. His faculty were greatly impressed with him and Dr. Berger was selected to serve fellow future dentists and his alma mater as a Junior and Senior student clinical instructor of restorative dentistry.
Dr. Berger’s dental clinic is a high-tech facility that makes a point of treating patients like family. To prove their commitment to excellence they offer warrantees on all restorative procedures. They believe in providing each patient with one-on-one time and education so that the patient can confidently make treatment choices that they are comfortable with before treatments start. They accept PPO insurance and provide direct billing, payment plans and third party financing. The procedures that Dr. Berger and his team perform include but are not limited to white fillings, digital x-rays, custom night guards, porcelain crowns, sealants, root canals, dental bonding, fluoride treatments, tooth extractions and dental implant restorations.
Dr. Elvie Nathanson, DMD
Dr. Elvie Nathanson, DDS, has attained over 20 years of experience as a dental healthcare provider. She hails from the Philippines and earned her Doctor of Dental Surgery at Centro Escolar University. Dr. Nathanson provides gentle and compassionate dental care in English, Tagalog/ Filipino and Spanish. Dr. Nathanson is an empathic person whose patience has served her well with her children and as a Sunday school teacher at Canyon Community Church. She extends that same care and kindness to all of her patients making a trip to her office stress-free and rewarding.
Gentle Care Family Dentistry is an award-winning family dental clinic that treats patients from toddler to senior. Her office is clean and welcoming with TVs in the operatory and state-of-the-art dental equipment such as intraoral cameras and CEREC® same-day crowns. Dr. Nathanson has studied the connection between oral health and sleep apnea and her office is equipped for sleep disorder testing. She is also able to diagnosis and treat periodontal disease, administer Invisalign®, craft and apply dental crowns and bridgework, install dental implants and much more.
Dr. Luis Real, DDS
Dr. Luis E. Real, DDS, is a bilingual dentist with a Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the Universidad Autonoma de Baja California in Mexico. He is fluent in English and Spanish and has over 20 years of dentistry experience. Throughout his career he has advanced his education on many dentistry subjects including receiving the title of Diplomate Implant Dentistry from the renowned Loma Linda University. He holds memberships in the San Diego County Dental Society, the American Dental Association and the California Dental Association.
Real Dental Care is a dental care center that is dedicated to providing patients with pain-free dental procedures and welcoming friendly staff. Dr. Real truly cares about his patients and understands that sometimes medical care can be cost prohibitive, for that reason they have new patient specials, offer free 2nd opinions, accept most insurance plans and have OAC financing available. Dr. Real provides a large array of dental care treatments including dental bonding and veneers, porcelain fixed bridges and crowns, bone grafting, invisible braces, root canals and dentures.
Dr. Ronaldo Saldana, DDS
Dr. Ronaldo Saldana, DDS, immigrated to the United States from Orani Bataan, Philippines. When time for him to earn his dental degree Dr. Saldana decided to return to Manila and attend the Centro Escolar University. Dr. Saldana’s clinic, Saldana Dental, has been serving the Chula Vista area for over 20 years.
Saldana Dental is a full-service dental clinic with professional and friendly staff that welcome each patient as a friend. Dr. Saldana accepts walk-in dental emergencies and accept most insurance plans as well as CareCredit® and TeleCheck® financing plans to help patients cover their costs. Dr. Saldana provides general, cosmetic and restorative dentistry as well as orthodontics. General and preventative treatments include regular exams, thorough cleanings and digital x-rays. Some of the restorative treatments that he offers are root canals, fillings, dentures and tooth extractions. Patients looking for cosmetic treatments may receive teeth whitening, dental crowns and bridges, porcelain veneers or Snap-on Smile. Dr. Saldana is also able to provide all types of orthodontic procedures from Clear Correct to traditional metal braces.
Dr. Ana Meigs, DDS
Dr. Ana Meigs, DDS, has gained over 20 years of dentistry experience since earning her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree at the University Autonoma of Guadalajara. To ensure that she continuously stays on the cutting edge of her field, Dr. Meigs is a member of several dental health organizations such as the Hispanic Dental Association, the American Dental Association, the San Diego County Dental Society and the California Dental Association.
Meigs Family Dentistry is a caring and gentle family dental clinic with warm and supportive staff, modern dental equipment and a full selection of dental health procedures. Some of those procedures are oral cancer exam, dental sealants, Procera® crowns, Zoom!® teeth whitening, Empress® dental restorations, fixed bridges, scaling and root planing, root canals, sleep apnea appliances, pocket irrigation, dental implants, porcelain veneers and both pediatric dental treatments and emergency dental care. To help patients reach their optimal dental health Dr. Meigs and her team help patients cover the costs of treatments by accepting most insurance plans and offering financing through CareCredit.
Dr. Suzanne Tulenko, DMD
Dr. Suzanne Tulenko, DMD, earned her Doctor of Dental Medicine degree at the Medical University of South Carolina and has had a successful dental career for more than 30 years. In an effort to bring her dentistry knowledge from theoretical to practical Dr. Tulenko joined a post-graduate residency program hosted by Loma Linda Veterans Affairs Hospital where she received hands-on training. She then became a dental assistant and learned from Dr. William Ashfield for several years before opening her own private practice.
Suzanne Tulenko, DMD is a warm and inviting, tropical beach themed dental office where patient comfort is highly prized. They provide TVs and wireless headphones at every dental chair and aim to make patients visits as relaxing as a vacation. Dr. Tulenko uses many state-of-the-art technologies such as the CEREC® same-day dental restorations fabricator by Sirona Dental Systems. A small sample of the treatments that Dr. Tulenko offers include teeth whitening, porcelain veneers, dental implants, cosmetic dentistry and bridgework.
Dr. Fabriel Burquez, DDS
Dr. Fabriel D. Burquez, DDS, graduated from Universidad Autonoma de Baja California with his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree and has been serving patients since. He has maintained his standards of education by taking advanced coursework in many different areas of study but with emphasis on dental implants. Dr. Burquez is known for his compassionate and gentle care as well as his ability to soothe the nerves of anxious patients.
Dr. Burquez’s full-service and bilingual family dental practice is warmly decorated and has a comfortable home-like feel. They accept many PPO insurance plans and major credit cards as well as financing via CareCredit. The team that Dr. Burquez hand picked are kind and personable, they work hard to make sure their patients’ needs are met. Dr. Burquez and his colleague, Dr. Alfredo de Alba, provide a comprehensive list of dental treatments from root canals to teeth whitening, orthodontics to oral surgery.
Dr. Rossana Alfonso, DDS
Dr. Rossana Alfonso, DDS, is a Filipina with nearly 40 years has a dental healthcare provider in southern California. She completed both her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree and her Specialty Training in General Dentistry at Centro Escolar University. She is naturally artistic and gentle which aids her in creating beautiful, natural looking smiles.
Dr. Alfonso’s private practice New Image Dentistry is devoted to high standards of equipment, customer service and dental procedures. Dr. Alfonso and her team work hard to make their services available to patients regardless of insurance through special offers and CareCredit® third party financing. Dr. Alfonso provides a myriad of general dental procedures such as white fillings, root canals, gum disease treatments, personalized night guards, tooth extractions, dentures and space maintainers. For patients looking for an aesthetic improvement she offers teeth whitening, porcelain dental veneers, dental crowns and bridges.