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At Bay Park Dental Group, we are dedicated to serving our patients in San Diego with high-tech digital dentistry and patient-focused care.

Meet Our Doctors

Dr. Tessa Miller

Dr. Miller moved to San Diego for her undergraduate studies at UC San Diego where she graduated in three years with Cum Laude Honors…

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Dr. Ankur Gandhi

Dr. Gandhi is committed to creating a positive environment for his patients by taking his time to make everyone feel welcome.

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Dr. Alexis Louie

As a strong believer in life long education, Dr. Louie is constantly attending study clubs and seminars on topics such as…

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Dr. Sussi Yamaguchi

As a mentor to the pre-dental students, her hope is to inspire and instill in them the importance of giving back to the community…

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Meet Our Team

Alana

Office Manager

Alana is a San Diego native who graduated from El Capitan High School. She has been an RDA since 2006 and joined Bay Park Dental Group in 2009 as a Dental Assistant. Alana started working as the patient coordinator in 2016 and became the office manager of Bay Park Dental Group in 2018. She enjoys going to the beach and spending time with her husband and children.

Debbie

Patient Coordinator

Debbie was born and raised in Los Angeles. After high school, she moved to San Diego and earned her degree in Dental Assisting. She worked as a registered dental assistant in Point Loma for 10 years. She then decided to stay at home with her daughter and run an in-house daycare for a few years before she returned to the dental field. She continued working as an assistant and then became the front-office manager for an office in Pacific Beach for 5 years. Debbie joined Bay Park Dental Group in February of 2018 as our patient coordinator. In her free time, Debbie enjoys camping, hiking, and spending time with her granddaughter.

Bertha

Lead Registered Dental Assistant

Bertha was born in Port Hueneme, CA which is located in Ventura County. She has been an RDA for 20 years in which time she has worked at dental offices in Southern California and Mexico; joining Bay Park Dental Group in June of 2018. Family is most important to her and she spends most of her free time with her husband and children.

Jenae

Registered Dental Hygienist

Monica

Registered Dental Assistant

Karen

Registered Dental Hygienist

Karen grew up in San Diego and loves spending free time with her friends and family. She enjoys keeping up on continuing education classes and is always concerned about her patients comfort and wellbeing. Karen has been with Bay Park Dental Group for the past 9 years and has been practicing hygiene for 14 years.

Kelly

Registered Dental Hygienist

Kelly is active in the San Diego community and is a Board Member of the San Diego County Dental Hygienists’ Society. She graduated Summa Cum Laude from University of California, Santa Barbara, and was the Valedictorian of the Dental Hygiene Program at San Joaquin Valley College. She enjoys giving back by volunteering with organizations such as the Flying Samaritans providing free dental hygiene care and services to underserved populations. In her free time, Kelly enjoys spending time outdoors and being with her son.

Patient Information

NEW PATIENT FORMS

New patients forms will be sent to you electronically prior to your appointment.

Frequently Asked Questions

Why are my teeth sensitive?

Sensitive teeth often results from receding gums. This is when gums that surround the teeth wear down and expose more of the tooth. This allows water and food to irritate the sensitive nerve. To manage this, there are a number of toothpastes, gels and dental procedures that can be applied or performed.

What should I do to prevent gum disease and tooth decay?

Great teeth and gum care start at home. Brushing and flossing on a daily basis is the best way to take care of your teeth and gums on a continual basis. By keeping to a daily routine you will greatly minimize the risk of gingivitis or tooth decay as you age. Additionally, avoiding sticky foods and sugary beverages will prevent decay.

What is Gingivitis?

Gingivitis is a caused when bacteria that surround the teeth enter the gums. The gums become irritated, swollen and often bleed. In order to prevent the condition from worsening, regular hygiene visits are highly recommended. During your visit, our Hygiene team will teach you the proper flossing techniques and Oral Hygiene protocol for Home Care will prevent the Periodontal Disease.

What is Periodontal Disease?

Periodontal Disease is a quiet disease that begins with little or no symptoms. It is caused by bacteria that surrounds the teeth and enters the gums. The immediate condition is known as ‘gingivitis’. The gums become irritated, inflamed and often bleed. If not properly treated, the condition worsens. Noticeable symptoms now appear. They include:

  • Bad Breath
  • Gum Recession
  • Gum Sensitivity to Acidic Foods
  • Abscesses
  • Tooth Pain
  • Tooth Loss
How Do You Treat Periodontal Disease?

Periodontal Disease is a chronic condition that needs immediate attention. Through a series of Periodontal Cleanings, Root Planing & Scaling, Laser Therapy and Local Antibiotics, this condition can be controlled. Periodontal Surgery is only necessary for severe cases.

What is the Difference Between a White Filling and a Silver Filling?

Silver Fillings known as Amalgam have been around for decades. Made from a metal alloy, it was the best restoration for fillings. The metal expands and contracts with the heat and cold placed in the mouth. This allowed for little bacteria to enter a tooth once filled; keeping the tooth healthy and strong.

White Fillings, also known as composites are often made of plastic or glass polymers. These cosmetic fillings allow us to fill a cavity with a substance that will look and feel just like your existing tooth structure. This restoration is created with a resin material and fits tightly into a tooth to prevent decay. Rather than a gray or silver material in your mouth, the composite color will match the tooth color.

How Can I Improve My Smile?

There are several ways in today’s Dental World to enhance your smile. Certain procedures include:

  • Tooth Whitening
  • Bonding
  • Porcelain Veneers
  • Porcelain Crowns

We have the capability to improve your smile using all or some of these procedures. For an exact consultation, please contact our office so that we may provide you with a customized treatment plan.

What is Tooth Whitening?

Tooth Whitening is a cost effective and safe procedure to create a beautiful, healthy smile. Over the years, fluoride is has been added to the whitening product. This reduces the risk of tooth and gum sensitivity.

Tooth Whitening must be monitored by your dentist and only done after a comprehensive exam and hygiene cleaning.

The whitening process can last for a number of years if maintained properly. Beverages such as coffee, tea, cola and wine will reduce the lasting effect. Remember, if it could stain a white shirt, it will stain your smile!

What is Bonding?

Bonding is a cost effective procedure used to fill gaps in front teeth and to change a tooth’s color. The immediate results are amazing. Within a few hours, you will have a great smile! Bonding like Tooth Whitening may change color over time due to coffee, tea, cola and wine.

What are Porcelain Veneers?

Porcelain Veneers are thin pieces of porcelain that go directly on your natural teeth. This entire procedure can take as few as two visits. Veneers change the size, shape and color of a patient’s teeth. This procedure is used to repair fractured teeth, teeth darkened by age or medication, or a crooked smile. Many times, patients ask for Porcelain Veneers to simply feel and look younger with a straighter, whiter smile!

What are Crowns?

Crowns are a permanent cosmetic procedure that covers the entire tooth. It will change the size, shape and color of the teeth in as few as 2 visits.

What is a Dental Implant?

A Dental Implant is a “man-made” replacement for a missing tooth or tooth root. Made from titanium, this screw-like object is inserted under the gum and directly into the upper or lower jaw bone. There is usually minimal discomfort involved with this procedure. After a period of a few months, the Dental Implant and the bone fuse together. This creates an anchor for the new tooth to be placed onto the dental implant.

What are the Benefits of Dental Implants?
  • Dental Implants look and function like your natural tooth.
  • Dental Implants are a permanent solution for missing teeth.
  • Dental Implants are maintained by routine hygiene visits to your dental office.
  • Dental Implants decrease the possibility of bone loss, periodontal disease, tooth movement, and further tooth loss.
  • Dental Implants replace the need for a Removable Full or Partial Denture.
  • Dental Implants focus only on the tooth or teeth that are missing. A traditional bridge would involve the two or more adjacent teeth being compromised to create a false tooth in between.
Who is a candidate for Dental Implants?

With major advancements in Dentistry and Dental Implants, most people are candidates for Dental Implants. There may be exceptions due to chronic illness, heart disease, and severe osteoporosis.

What does the Dental Implant Procedure Involve?

The average Dental Implant Procedure takes 3 – 4 visits. The first visit is to x-ray the area and take an impression for a surgical guide and a temporary prosthesis to cover the Implant.

The next visit is to place the Implant. A local anesthesia is applied to the area. (Any additional sedation is no longer necessary unless deemed by the dentist). The dentist will then make a minor incision to place the implant. The implant is placed into the jaw bone. The area will then be covered with sutures. The procedure is usually completed with minor pain.

You will next return in approximately 3 months to begin creating the Porcelain Crown to place over the Implant.

How Much Does a Dental Implant Cost?

Fees from Dental Implants vary from dentist to dentist. Always schedule an Implant Consultation to discuss the procedure and all fees involved.

How long does a Dental Implant last?

With routine dental hygiene scheduled and proper home care, a Dental Implant can last approximately 30 years to a lifetime.

Does your office offer financing for services provided?

Please contact us to discuss the options we have available to make your perfect smile today!

Financing

We will be more than happy to submit all insurance forms for you and help you recover the most from your benefits. We will do everything we can to help you afford the treatment you need and want. For patients who require major work, a complete payment plan is designed with an appropriate payment schedule. Forms of payment accepted by the office are check, cash, or any major credit card.

Cancellation
If you are unable to keep an appointment, we ask that you kindly provide us with at least 24 hours notice. We ask for this advance notice so that we can offer this appointment to another patient. A fee may be charged if a patient does not show up for an appointment without sufficient notice.

Bay Park Dental Savings Plan

6 Month Re-care Plan

$370.00 / yr

Value:$684.00

  • 2 comprehensive exams
  • 2 prophylaxis cleanings
  • 1 full set of X-rays and check up X-rays as needed
  • 20% off all other services

4 Month Re-care Plan

$520.00 / yr

Value:$954.00

  • 2 comprehensive exams
  • 3 periodontal cleanings
  • 1 full set of X-rays and check up X-rays as needed
  • 20% off all other services

*Disclaimer: Scaling and root planing “deep cleanings” are not covered under either savings plan.

Additional family members under the age of 14 can be added for $300.00 annually.

This offer is only available to patients with NO active dental coverage.

The Bay Park Dental Savings Plan offers:

  • No Annual Limits
  • No Age Limit
  • No Pre-Authorization Required
  • No Waiting Periods
  • No Pre Enrollment Exam
  • No Deductibles
  • No Maximums

We Accept Your Insurance!

United Concordia Dental
Delta Dental
Humana
CIGNA
MetLife
Aetna
The Principal
Sun Life Financial
TRICARE
GEHA
Guardian

All PPO insurances

No Insurance? No Problem!

CareCreditCareCredit® is a healthcare credit card accepted at over 175,000 providers nationwide, designed to help patients finance their health, beauty, and wellness needs. CareCredit® offers flexible monthly payment options to help you finance your treatment today, and pay off your balance conveniently, without breaking the bank.

We do not accept Medicaid or Medicare at this time. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Reviews

5
Today was my first appointment and I was very impressed. The office staff as well as the doctor that did the cleaning are very pleasant and sweet. They seem to really care about making people comfortable. I was referred by a relative and plan to refer anyone that asks me for an excellent dental office. My teeth feel so clean and healthy. This was the best teeth cleaning I have ever received in my 56 years.If you try them you will not be disappointed.
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5
Dr. Yamaguchi was an awesome dentist. Attentive and very easy to talk to. I never floss and I feel like many dentists would constantly bug you about it and make you feel bad, but she was really nice about it. Bertha, my dental hygienist, was super nice and understanding about how I struggle with taking teeth x-rays (sensitive gag reflex). Would recommend to anyone! Debbie their patient coordinator was a master at finding out what insurance I had, since I didn’t have a card or anything.
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5
The team at Bay Park Dental Group is the best place to go to in San Diego. When I walked into the door, Debbie was friendly and organized. I usually don’t like going to the dentist, but my experience here eased my fears. I would highly recommend Dr. Gandhi for any children that need dental work as he is very patient and enthusiastic. Dr. Miller’s chairside manner was very professional and friendly. If you want a great dental experience, I would highly recommend Bay Park Dental Group.
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5
Friendly and courteous staff. I never have to wait for more than a minute or two in the waiting room, and the staff always call me by name when I walk in. The facility is clean, and they have nice tools at their disposal. I highly recommend the Bay Park Dental Group!
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5
Have loved this place ever since I transferred here about 5 years ago! Friendly staff and doctors, honest, efficient, on time for every appointment we’ve ever had with them! So happy to have made the switch! My family will never leave! Great dentist’s office!!
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5
Dr. Miller and her colleagues always provide amazing customer service . I have received treatment from their practice for about 5 years plus . Now , my son who just turned 18 is a new client for them . I am thrilled that Dr. Miller and her colleagues are part of me and my family’s healthy smiles !
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5
I love the way this team makes my kids so comfortable. Both of my children have grown up coming here and love coming for their check ups and cleanings because of the wonderful experiences they have had. Best team around!
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5
I am not an easy patient-not fearful but I just don’t like pain-like most of us! I needed a pretty big filling which meant lots of drilling but Dr and her assistant Jessica kept me distracted and did an amazing job getting and keeping me comfortable for the entire appointment. I know they were busy based on the full parking lot but they didn’t act rushed and it all went great. No loner numb and all is well- Thanks guys!
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5
Courteous, polite and professional staff. The dental work is always great, I never had any problems. The dentists, hygienists and receptionist are all some of the nicest people you’ll ever meet. This place is highly recommended not just for their great attitudes but for the dental work as well.
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5
This was my first visit to Bay Park Dental. Dr. Miller was amazing! She was very easy to talk to and listened to my concerns. She put me at ease and made my dental visit pain free. I am so glad a friend recommended Bay Park Dental. I will definitely be returning to DR. Miller!
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5
Friendly staff, everything done on time and easy to make appointments. Really helpful when it comes to explaining treatment options and understanding dental plans.
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5
Dr. Miller has done an outstanding job with my Invisalign. She has explained every step thoroughly and has ensured that my teeth progress as intended. She’s also a lovely person to talk with.
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