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WELCOME TO Torrey Pines Dental Arts
You can rely on us for all your dental needs
At Torrey Pines Dental Arts, our talented cosmetic and restorative dentists Dr. Kelly Terranova, Dr. Michael Saade, and Dr. Alexis Louie combine with our outstanding team of dental specialists to provide our patients with comprehensive treatment in all phases of dentistry, delivered in a warm and caring environment. We invite you to visit our office in La Jolla at the Scripps/Ximed Medical Center and receive this level of care for you and your family.
Each dentist, hygienist, and staff member works hard to keep patients happy and their smiles healthy for life. We utilize the latest technology to diagnose dental issues in their earliest stages and we employ advanced techniques to improve the efficacy of our treatments.
We strive to make dental appointments as pleasant as possible for our patients. Watch television in our waiting room, get comfortable on our memory foam examination chairs, and enjoy the views of sunny La Jolla during your visit.
Kelly C. Terranova, D.D.S.
Dr. Kelly Terranova knows from personal experience the power of transforming an average smile into a beautiful one and she has made it her professional goal to help other people achieve both healthy mouths and stunning smiles.Learn More
Michael Saade, D.M.D.
Dr. Michael Saade believes that prevention and education are the foundations of maintaining a healthy mouth and are imperative for systemic health. He enjoys building relationships with his patients and believes it is important to listen while keeping their oral healthcare needs as his primary focus.Learn More
Alexis Louie D.D.S.
Dr. Alexis Louie has made it her professional and personal goal to create a welcoming, relaxed dental environment where her patients feel comfortable, at ease, and in good hands. She loves the artistry and meticulousness of dentistry as well as being able to have a positive impact on her patients’ oral health and esthetics.Learn More
Michael Sherman, D.M.D.
Dr. Michael Sherman provides endodontic expertise for Torrey Pines Dental Arts. He consults regularly with our team of general dentists on difficult cases and offers treatment options for patients whose endodontic therapy requires the use of a microscope.Learn More
Dr. James Morris
Dr. James Morris offers his dental experience to our team at Torrey Pines Dental Arts specializing in endodontics. He provides comprehensive treatment planning and the use of endodontic microscopy to help our patients achieve their optimal dental health.Learn More
Anthony Opilka, D.D.S., M.S.
Dr. Anthony Opilka specializes in surgical placement of dental implants, tissue and bone grafting, gum reshaping for esthetic enhancement, and extractions. He provides both oral and IV conscious sedation, giving patients options for relaxation and comfort during surgical procedures. Dr. Opilka works very closely with the restorative team at Torrey Pines Dental Arts to create outstanding cosmetic outcomes for the patients under his care.Learn More
Mark Breese, D.M.D.
Dr. Mark Breese is an Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon practicing a full scope of surgical procedures including wisdom teeth removal, dental implant placement, bone grafting, orthognathic surgery, treatment for traumatic injuries, and cosmetic improvements. As an oral surgeon he is trained in general anesthesia and regularly provides sedation for surgical procedures.Learn More
Hector Caballero, D.D.S.
Dr. Hector Caballero is a Board Certified Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon practicing a full scope of surgical procedures including teeth removal, dental implant placement, bone grafting, orthognathic surgery, and in-office facial cosmetics. He is trained in general anesthesia and can provide IV conscious sedation for all in-office surgical procedures. He currently serves as a general anesthesia office evaluator for the Dental Board of California.Learn More
About the Staff
At Torrey Pines Dental Arts we are very proud of our highly trained professional staff. Each team member, regardless of his or her daily duties, holds a license as either a Registered Dental Assistant or a Registered Dental Hygienist. Our lead dental assistant Edward has even undergone additional education to be licensed as a Registered Dental Assistant in Extended Functions. All our staff members are cross-trained to be able to assist our patients at the front desk and in the clinical operatories. It is not uncommon for the person that answers your phone call to later assist our doctors during your procedure. For example, our office manager Cristi still holds her license as a registered dental hygienist and often steps in to see patients for their cleanings.
Many of our staff members have earned additional certifications in concentrations such as oral surgery assisting or laser-assisted hygiene therapy, making our whole team well-qualified to provide you with excellent care. Due to their years of education and experience as well as the passion they all share for dentistry, when you enter our office at Torrey Pines Dental Arts you can feel confident that you are in the hands of caring professionals.
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We focus on providing quality dental care, excellent customer service, and a relaxing environment to maintain a lasting patient relationship. We consider your first visit the start of a long-term relationship with you.
Torrey Pines Dental Arts
WHAT OUR PATIENTS ARE SAYING
Such a blessing to find a GREAT dental office. I tried to catch on with a dentist closer to home in the South Bay, but no luck. Gold diggers. Unlike the profiteers, I found Torrey Pines Dental Arts to be caring, competent, and more interested in my oral health than their yacht payments! Saving money at the dentist is never the first goal--that of course is competence in a modern, safe setting, and they deliver on all counts. My dentist is Dr. Terranova, and my hygienist is Amy Gilbert, but I'll wager every professional in that practice is just as good!
- Jon S.
I never thought I'd see the day that I'd enjoy a trip to the dentist! The folks at Torrey Pines Dental Arts are top-notch. I appreciate the level of service that this group delivers, they make you feel comfortable in that dreaded chair, and the thing is, it always feels like they genuinely enjoy what they're doing. I highly recommend Torrey Pines Dental for anyone that dreads the dentist. I promise you'll feel differently after one visit.
- Vanessa W.
Wonderful staff and great office. I was SOOOO nervous about getting my wisdom teeth out. They got me on the schedule with two days notice, took all of my questions in my consultation (I had so many), and the made the procedure quick and painless. Everyone was so kind to me and made me feel super comfortable. So thankful I found them for this procedure. Will be going back to them for regular exams after this experience now.