At Torrey Pines Dental Arts, we provide comprehensive dentistry for each member of the family. Dr. Kelly Terranova, Dr. Michael Saade, and Dr. Hannah Hurley, along with their team, offer numerous treatments to maximize oral health while minimizing dental anxiety. With treatment including endodontic care, periodontal therapy, clear aligner orthodontics, same-day crowns, and pain-free sedation dentistry, residents of La Jolla, Del Mar, and all of San Diego can have a relaxing dental experience while receiving the treatment they need.


Your time is valuable, and we at Torrey Pines Dental Arts want to maximize the time you spend with us at our office. If you are in need of a dental crown, onlay, or bridge restoration, we have the ability to take you from start to finish in one visit, eliminating the need for a temporary crown. Call Dr. Terranova, Dr. Saade, or Dr. Hurley at Torrey Pines Dental Arts to schedule your same-day crown appointment.

Pain-Free Sedation Dentistry

In keeping with our commitment to providing relaxing dental treatment, Torrey Pines Dental Arts offers pain-free sedation dentistry for patients from La Jolla and throughout San Diego. Advances in sedation dentistry are revolutionizing many patients’ experience in the dentist’s chair – even those with extreme dental anxiety. Our dentists can use sedation dentistry to enhance numerous procedures, including endodontic therapy, tooth extractions, some cosmetic enhancements, restorative treatments, and restoration of dental implants. To learn more about sedation dentistry, contact our cosmetic dentist in La Jolla today.

Endodontic Treatment

Our endodontists, Dr. Michael Sherman and Dr. James Morris, perform root canal therapy regularly at Torrey Pines Dental Arts. Root canal therapy can prolong the use of otherwise healthy teeth whose inner canals are badly decayed or infected, since it can prevent such teeth from having to be extracted. Please visit our endodontics page to learn more about how you may benefit from root canal therapy.

Periodontal Care

Periodontal disease, or gum disease, is a common chronic bacterial infection of the gum tissues and bones that support the teeth. It is a serious condition that has been linked to heart attacks, strokes, complications in pregnancy, and other health concerns. If left untreated, gum disease can eventually necessitate extraction of the affected teeth. If you have red, swollen, or bleeding gums, you may have periodontal disease and should seek treatment immediately.
At Torrey Pines Dental Arts, our periodontist Dr. Anthony Opilka works with our hygiene team to provide several periodontal treatments that can eliminate harmful bacterial buildup, reshape gum tissues, and help prevent future deterioration of the oral tissues. To learn more about periodontal treatment options or to schedule an appointment, contact our office.

Oral Exams

Regular oral exams are excellent preventative tools since they allow dentists to detect and treat dental problems (such as periodontal disease, tooth decay, oral cancer, and ill-fitting dental appliances) early on before they turn into bigger problems. Since it is recommended that everyone have an oral exam once every six months, contact Torrey Pines Dental Arts to schedule your next exam.

Dental Cleanings

Regular dental cleanings are a very important component of successful dental health. Everyone should have a cleaning at least twice a year. Cleanings remove the plaque and tartar buildup that can lead to tooth decay, and they also help prevent gum disease. Our outstanding team of dental hygienists offer preventative cleanings and periodontal maintenance cleanings to help our patients maintain their healthy smiles for a lifetime!


Orthodontic treatment not only creates beautiful smiles, it also helps ensure proper function of teeth. A good bite makes it easier to chew and speak, but also makes it easier to keep teeth clean and healthy. Teeth that are not well aligned can cause abnormal wear and tear to the teeth, often leading to extensive dental procedures to repair the damage. At Torrey Pines Dental Arts, we employ the use of clear aligners to move teeth without the use of metal brackets or wires. If you are interested to see if you are a candidate for Invisalign or SureSmile, call our office to schedule a consultation.

Children’s Dentistry

Receiving proper dental care on a regular basis is a vital part of a child’s health. At Torrey Pines Dental Arts, we are committed to providing children with the dental care that is so important in protecting their dental health. Sealants and fluoride treatments are two effective ways to protect your child against tooth decay.