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Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve

Protecting the Health and Beauty
of Your Natural Smile

Learn More about Us

Protecting the Health and Beauty
of Your Natural Smile

Learn More about Us

Protecting the Health and Beauty
of Your Natural Smile

Learn More about Us
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve

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Welcome to Our Practice

Torrey Pines Dental Arts team
Our team of doctors deliver the highest level of patient care.

At Torrey Pines Dental Arts in La Jolla, CA, each dentist, hygienist, and staff member works hard to keep patients happy and their smiles healthy for life. We use the latest technology to diagnose issues in their earliest stages and advanced techniques to improve the efficacy of our treatments. Our warm, inviting office has a spa-like atmosphere, complete with memory foam examination chairs, blankets and warm mittens, and entertainment options in every room.

Meet Our Doctors

Richard L. Sherman, D.D.S

Dr. Sherman is a highly distinguished cosmetic dentist who has been practicing for over 30 years. With his diverse experience and education, he can provide the care you need and deserve.

Kelly C. Terranova, D.D.S

Dr. Terranova is a general dentist who has been practicing since 2009. She is dedicated to forming relationships with patients and strives to help patients understand their role in their oral health.

Joseph R. Cook, D.D.S.

Dr. Cook is truly invested in the health and well-being of his patients. Prior to joining our practice, he served as a Navy dental officer for six years and worked alongside some of the country's best doctors.

Michael G. Sherman, D.M.D.

Following in his father's footsteps, Dr. Michael Sherman has joined Torrey Pines Dental Arts. He specializes in endodontic treatments and offers microscope-assisted therapy in complex cases.  

Anthony J. Opilka, D.D.S., M.S.

Dr. Opilka  received his board certification in periodontology in 2002. He specializes in dental implant placement, bone grafting, and gum reshaping, and he can administer both oral and intravenous sedation.

Mark. D. Breese, D.M.D.

Dr. Breese is an oral and maxillofacial surgeon who can perform a full range of oral surgery procedures. He is also trained in general anesthesia, allowing us to offer deep sedation for surgical treatments.

Our Mission

At Torrey Pines Dental Arts, we aim to empower our patients by focusing on prevention and education.

Dr. Sherman

Featured Procedures

Dental Implants

Dental implants are the gold standard for tooth replacement, completely transforming the appearance and function of your smile. Our oral surgeon, Mark D. Breese can place and restore dental implants with stunning restorations. 

Porcelain Veneers

Porcelain veneers can conceal a variety of cosmetic imperfections. Whether your smile is compromised by chips, cracks, or discoloration, Dr. Sherman can improve overall balance and harmony in a few simple visits.

Invisalign

A set of clear Invisalign® aligners can straighten your teeth discreetly and more comfortably than traditional braces. Dr. Sherman is a certified provider of Invisalign and can use this technology to correct several types of misalignment.

Full List of Services

Our Dedicated Team

Administrative Team
Our administrative team is here to answer your questions.
Hygienists
Our hygienists prioritize your comfort during all stages of treatment.
A perfect dentist office experience. From the front office staff to billing, dental hygienists to assistants, and the dentists themselves, everyone was courteous, professional, and detailed. Truthfully, they set the bar for what every dental experience should be like.

Charlene H.

State-of-the-Art Care

iTero Digital Impression System
Our digital scanner allows us to precisely plan treatment.

At our practice, we maintain a full range of advanced dental technologies to provide cutting-edge services to our patients. Our office is "all-digital," making our treatments as safe, effective, and comfortable as possible. We also offer online appointment requests and digital record-keeping for more security and efficiency. Patients can benefit from our BIOLASE® laser for periodontal care, our Cadent iTero® digital impression system for Invisalign treatment planning, and our VELscope® Vx system for oral cancer screening. We can also educate patients about their treatment options using our CAESY system.

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Torrey Pines Dental Arts

La Jolla Office

Scripps/Ximed Medical Center
9850 Genesee Ave Ste. 720
La Jolla, CA 92037

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My mouth, teeth, smile, and I wish to thank you for the wonderful care received. Dr Sherman and his team are the best. Forever Grateful.

Barbara S.

La Jolla Office

Scripps/Ximed Medical Center
9850 Genesee Ave Ste. 720
La Jolla, CA 92037

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