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. Ankur Gandhi
Dr. Alexis Louie
Dr. Sussi Yamaguchi
Meet Our Team
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.
Bio coming soon…
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.
BerthaLead 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.
JenaeRegistered Dental Hygienist
Jenae is a San Diego native who graduated from Grossmont College with a double major in Biological Science and General Arts. She is passionate about advanced education and received her degree in Dental Hygiene from San Joaquin Valley College in Ontario at the top of her class. Her goal as a hygienist is to build long-lasting relationships with her patients and provide a comfortable and informative experience. Aside from her hygiene career she is also a professional make-up artist, extending her passion for making people look and feel good. In her spare-time she loves exercising, the beach and spending time with her family and giant mastiff.
MonicaRegistered Dental Assistant
Monica was born and raised in Los Angeles County then moved to San Diego in 2016. She attended San Diego Mesa College where she earned her certificate in Dental Assisting with high honors. She belongs to the American Dental Assistants Association and the California Dental Assistants Association and values keeping up with continuing education. Monica strives to make every patient feel at ease and comforted in the dental chair. From a child’s first dental visit or a routine exam to anyone struggling with dental anxiety; every patient is deserving of care and respect. She also finds giving back to the community rewarding and has volunteered with organizations such as Healing California and Give Kids a Smile, both of which provide free dental care to the underserved population. In her free time, Monica likes walking along the beach with her husband, spending time with family, cooking and baking, reading historical fiction, and most importantly cuddling her chihuahua puppy and senior cat.
KarenRegistered 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.
KellyRegistered 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.
NEW PATIENT FORMS
New patients forms will be sent to you electronically prior to your appointment.
Frequently Asked Questions
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.
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.
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.
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
- Tooth Pain
- Tooth Loss
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.
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.
There are several ways in today’s Dental World to enhance your smile. Certain procedures include:
- Tooth Whitening
- 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.
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!
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.
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!
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.
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.
- 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.
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.
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.
Fees from Dental Implants vary from dentist to dentist. Always schedule an Implant Consultation to discuss the procedure and all fees involved.
With routine dental hygiene scheduled and proper home care, a Dental Implant can last approximately 30 years to a lifetime.
Please contact us to discuss the options we have available to make your perfect smile today!
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.
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
- 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
- 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!
All PPO insurances
No Insurance? No Problem!
CareCredit® 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.
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