Our Remarkable Dental Facility in La Jolla

Residents of the San Diego area who are seeking exceptional, pampering dentistry can contact Torrey Pines Dental Arts, since every aspect of our practice – including our facility, convenient location, and financing options – is aimed at giving patients a calming experience during cosmetic dentistry, restorative treatments, or general dental care. Dr. Richard L. Sherman and our caring team combine a compassionate treatment approach with sophisticated dental technology and soothing amenities, allowing patients to feel completely at-ease while they receive treatment. To learn more about our unique dental practice, contact Richard L. Sherman, D.D.S., today.

Our State-of-the-Art Facility

Torrey Pines Dental Arts provides cutting-edge dental technology and luxurious amenities aimed at providing an amazingly relaxing dental experience.

Comfort-Enhancing Amenities

Torrey Pines Dental Arts has created a spa-like atmosphere with numerous amenities that help our patients feel amazingly relaxed. A special treat is our paraffin wax station, which relaxes the muscles with soothing heat and leaves the skin feeling soft and moist. During treatment, you can sit back and relax in foam-padded memory chair covers that are so comfortable you may be tempted to fall asleep in them! We also provide blankets and warmed mittens to keep you cozy. Every examination room has a DVD player and headphones, so you can bring a movie or CD from home to enjoy while you relax in the dentist’s chair. Many patients also enjoy viewing images of their treatment, projected onto computer screens (in each examination room) by our intra-oral camera. Given the luxurious feel of our office, it is no wonder that many of our patients report having enjoyed “the best dental experience of their lives” at Torrey Pines Dental Arts.

Convenient Office Location in La Jolla

Residents of San Diego and surrounding areas can easily access our office, conveniently located in the Scripps-Ximed Medical Building on the Scripps Memorial Hospital campus in La Jolla (also near the UCSD-Thornton Hospital). Our office is handicap accessible with plenty of parking.

Mission Statement

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

Relaxing Dentistry

Torrey Pines Dental Arts is known in the La Jolla area for providing a remarkably relaxing treatment experience. We offer sedation dentistry, advanced pain management that allows patients to receive necessary dental care without anxiety or pain. We also utilize state-of-the-art dental technology to enhance dental procedures and provide service as efficiently as possible, from the waiting room to the dentist’s chair. Most importantly, our entire dental team maintains a focus on patient-centered care, seeking to ensure each patient’s physical and emotional comfort throughout their time at our office. Receiving dental treatment has never been so enjoyable.

Making Quality Dentistry Affordable – Financing Options

In order to provide the highest quality Cosmetic, General and Restorative dental services, we believe in the concept of “inform before we perform.” We will provide you with a treatment plan that shows your proposed dental treatment, anticipated dental insurance benefit, and your out-of-pocket responsibility, before we begin treatment. We will gladly bill your insurance company and charge you only the difference between your plan benefit and our fee. If you ever have any questions regarding your dental insurance or your treatment plan, please feel free to contact our office, we are here to help.

If you are considering an extensive treatment plan, we offer several financing options:

  1. Cash or check: Pay in advance using one of these methods and receive a 5% courtesy discount on services totaling $500.00 or more.
  2. For larger treatment plans, involving lab fees, 50% is due the day treatment begins and the balance is due on the day we deliver your case.
  3. We also have a 3rd party financing option using Care Credit. We can help you apply while you are in our office, or you can apply online at www.carecredit.com. This plan offers up to 18 months same as cash, for larger treatment plans.

Treatment Options:

Our clinical staff will thoroughly discuss your treatment plan and with the help of Casey Patient Education, we can show you videos and have many tools to help you understand our recommended treatment plan. We are happy to answer any questions and help you make important decisions regarding your dental treatment needs.

Dental Insurance Benefits:

If you have a dental benefit plan, our Admin Staff will also help you decipher your plan and try to accurately calculate your benefit as it relates to your treatment plan. We are a PPO office and work with most insurance companies very smoothly. Because we operate in an all-digital environment, we send claims electronically which shortens the payment turnaround time, allowing us to submit your claims and accept payments directly from your insurance company. By doing so, we ask that you pay your co-pay at the time of treatment and we bill and receive payment from your insurance for their portion. If you have a complicated treatment plan, we will be happy to work with you to phase the treatment allowing you to maximize your dental benefit, sometimes over a 2 year period.

Flex Spending Accounts/HSA:

If you have a flex spending account or a health savings account you can use them here in our office to pay your co-pays. If your account comes with a debit card, you can use it at our office. If your plan requires you to pay first to receive reimbursement, we will furnish you with an itemized receipt and any narrative required so that you can receive reimbursement. For example, many patients use their flex plans to purchase Sonicare toothbrushes. If you have a flex plan be sure to tell us and we will help you maximize your benefit.