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By: John W.
Gary J. Wokuluk DDS
I’ve been a patient of Dr. Wokuluk since 1982 when he was practicing in the Century City area of Los Angeles. He was the first and only dentist I’ve ever encountered that could give a painless injection. I was sad that he decided to leave LA in 1988 to start his own practice in El Cajon. I have tried a number of other dentists in the LA area over the years but no one could compare. So, I started making the trip to El Cajon once every 6 months for my dental work. Dr. Wokuluk is a great dentist and I highly recommend him to everyone young and old. For me five stars just aren’t enough, he deserves and infinite number of stars.
By: Nikan M.
Korel Family Dentistry
I love love love Korel Family Dentistry. They do amazing work and are super gentle. The best part is the people that work there treat you like family. They know how to appreciate their clients. I highly recommend to all my friends and family.
By: Linda B.
Korel Family Dentistry
Dr Korel and his whole staff is fantastic. A great experience. Top line equipment and a wonderful facility. I had a molar crack and had to be extracted - done under light sedation. The doctor called me at home later to check on me - even gave me his cell number. I will definitely go back if I need his services in the future.
By: Rouse M.
Korel Family Dentistry
Dr.Korel and all staff are client oriented, professional and pain free!This is the best dental experience I have had. I highly recommend seeking dental care at this facility.
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By: Patt M.
Korel Family Dentistry
I want to thank Dr. Korel for taking very good care of my mommy. He is a very honest good hearted Dr. I would totally recommend him. The staff there is amazing ... Very friendly and helpful. Thank you so much
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By: James D.
Korel Family Dentistry
Great Dental Implant Center! Dr.Koral and the staff are very caring, warm, and professional with cutting-edge knowledge/technology. They all treated me like a family member.
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By: Phill K.
Korel Family Dentistry
Went for a cleaning & second opinion of some dental work I need done. Everyone was wonderful & very helpful. They offered me some affordable opinions for the issues I'm having. Dr Korel was excellent with my long overdue cleaning & he offered some very helpful advice to make future cleanings easier. I'm looking forward to having future dental work completed here.
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By: sandiego w.
Yosuf Korel, DDS
Dr. Korel, Yosuf, who is a faculty dentist at the korel family dentistry was terrific. He's very friendly and great at explaining what you need to be done. I highly recommend him for your dental care.
By: Judith K.
Cesar c Jimenez, DDS
There is simply nothing bad to say. Everything you want a dentist office to be. Dr Jimenez is so highly skilled and professional. He bonded my teeth so beautifully, and took on more than he expected. The staff is absolutely wonderful and the vibe is happy and fun. They really care. I felt like I was the only patient, and there was a room full. Nice family business feel. Very clean. After my first experience, I wouldn't go anywhere else. I'd give more stars if I could!
By: Robin A.
Lorrilee G Weller DDS
I found Dr. Weller upon the recommendation of another local dentist when mine was unable to respond to my emergency. Her staff accommodated me and she was extremely pleasant & thorough.
Tips & Advices
  • Pick Your Plan: Most people purchase three main varieties, usually through their employers.
    • An indemnity or fee-for-service plan means you'll have to pay for annual deductibles and co-insurance payments out of pocket.
    • A preferred provider organization is less costly, and you choose from a network of dentists. However, PPOs have some limitations and accompanying deductibles.
    • A dental health maintenance organization plan limits you to just a few choices of dentists, and one doctor handles all of your oral care needs. However, these HMO are usually much less costly.
  • PPO plans and dental HMOs work with only a select number of doctors. While that usually means fewer costs, it also means you have less choice in the dentist who can treat you Before purchasing the plan, you'll receive a list of dentists in each network. From there, you can then pick a plan with doctors who meet your standards and requirements.
  • When picking a plan, you need to look at just how much you'll pay for each and every service. For instance, some plans won't cover your fillings or X-rays, while others may charge more or less for a crown or tooth extraction. You don't want to be caught off-guard by unforeseen charges.
  • If you're truly comfortable with a dentist and you feel he or she can be an ally in your ongoing oral care regimen, then consider signing a plan to just keep that dentist available. That means potentially deal with costs and other insurance-related factors that you might have wanted to. If need be, you might be able to work with the dentist's office to address some of the plan-specific concerns.
  • Ask family, friends or colleagues for recommendations. They will be able to provide details about a dentist's demeanor, operating style and approach to patient care
  • Meet with any prospective dentists to ask about what treatments they perform most often, procedures they're not as familiar with, what accreditation they have or any organizations they belong to and how their offices handles insurance and payments.
  • Consider driving distance, location and office hours.
  • Check With Your State Board: The state board can outline what requirements your dentist must meet and offer information about any discrepancies in the their background and if he or she has faced any disciplinary actions.
  • Remember Your Angles - When brushing your teeth, always place the brush at a 45-degree angle..
  • Don't Forget the Tongue – Your tongue is the largest source of bacteria. Brush it front to back and don't forget the sides.
  • Floss Everyday - Each time you floss, have at least 18 inches of floss available. For optimal control, hold the floss between your thumbs and forefingers.
  • Watch What You Eat - Sugar, alcohol and coffee contain phosphorus. While some can prove beneficial, too much of this chemical can eat away at your teeth and gums.
  • Keep in Mind the Mouthwash - Mouthwash can be helpful if used to supplement proper brushing and flossing. Most mouthwash brands contain chlorine dioxide, a chemical that targets the majority of oral bacterial strains.
Yellow teeth are the result of a number of bad habits, mainly smoking, drinking too much coffee and improper nutrition. Many dentists will treat with a whitening procedure.
These painful bumps are the result of irritation to the soft tissue of your mouth. These sores can make brushing almost impossible. There are a number of different causes for sores, including anemia or a vitamin B-12 deficiency. Your doctor will have to examine the bump, find its cause and then develop a specific treatment plan, including the use of corticosteroids to reduce inflammation or antimicrobial mouthwash.

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