General & Restorative Dentistry

At Torrey Pines Dental Arts we strive to provide heath-focused treatment plans for each patient; designed to provide a healthy, happy, functional smile, with a minimal need for dental visits. Here, you and your family can enjoy high-quality, technologically advanced dental care and keep your mouths' healthy and beautiful for life.

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Cosmetic Dentistry

Dr. Richard Sherman and Dr. Steven Horne routinely transform the smiles of patients, often with life-changing results. Read our patient testimonials to learn more.

If you have been dreaming of a beautiful, natural-looking, healthy smile call us and schedule a "no charge" smile makeover consultation. Learn More


Dental Specialties

At Torrey Pines Dental Arts, our talented team of Dr. Richard Sherman and Dr. Steven Horne who provide cosmetic and restorative dental services, combine with our outstanding team of dental specialists to provide patients with comprehensive treatment options all in one location.

Michael G. Sherman, D.M.D., Practice Limited to Endodontics

Mark D. Breese, D.D.S., Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

Welcome to Torrey Pines Dental Arts

Torrey Pines Dental ArtsAt Torrey Pines Dental Arts, we work very hard to help our patients keep their healthy, happy smiles for a lifetime. The cosmetic dentists in our La Jolla office use the latest technologies, and we are able to diagnose small problems before they become larger and more expensive. We help patients make positive health care choices and work diligently to help them receive their full insurance benefit, phasing treatment over years, when necessary, to accommodate a patient’s financial and health care goals.

Meet Richard L. Sherman, D.D.S.

Richard L. Sherman, D.D.S.Dr. Richard L. Sherman has been practicing dentistry for over 30 years, fulfilling his childhood dream. He followed in the footsteps of his father, Dr. Harvey Sherman, when he chose to pursue a career in dentistry. A talented general, restorative, and cosmetic dentist, he provides some of the best care available in the La Jolla area.

Advancements in Dental Technology

Digital Radiography

In our La Jolla dental office, we use the latest in digital x-rays, and we can give our patients superior quality and more immediate results than traditional dental x-rays. Also, digital x-rays require far less radiation than traditional x-rays, and can be enhanced in the computer to allow us better diagnostics. Digital radiography is available in our La Jolla dental office.


Invisalign® is a revolutionary alternative to traditional orthodontic braces. Using a system of virtually invisible clear plastic retainers misaligned teeth are gradually straightened. Dr. Sherman and Dr. Horne, our cosmetic dentists, are both certified Invisalign providers for adults and Teens.  Visit our La Jolla dental office to learn more.


The advancement of dental lasers which are used in periodontal treatments and restorative procedures allow us to obtain better results, support quicker healing, and reduce patient sensitivity and discomfort.

CAESY Patient Education system

Patient education and prevention are priorities for Dr. Sherman and the whole team at our La Jolla dental office, and we use the advanced CAESY Patient Education system to keep our patients informed about their dental diagnosis and treatment options.

The VELscope Vx is a hand-held device that provides the dentists and hygienists in our La Jolla office with an easy-to-integrate adjunctive mucosal examination system for the early detection of a wide variety of oral diseases, including pre-cancer and cancer. Used in conjunction with the conventional intra-oral and extra-oral head and neck exam, the VELscope Vx facilitates the discovery of mucosal abnormalities before they become visible under ordinary light. The VELscope Vx is the only non-invasive adjunctive device clinically proven to help discover occult oral disease.
Itero Digital Scanning

The future of dentistry is at Torrey Pines Dental Arts today! The Cadent iTero digital impression system is dentistry gone 3D! Using iTero, the dentists in our La Jolla office can take a highly accurate digital impression of your crown or bridge area, completely eliminating the uncomfortable trays and putty. What's more, iTero all but guarantees a perfect fit for your new crown or bridge, so you spend less time in our office and more time enjoying your new smile.