Best 30 Dentists On Medicare in San Diego, CA with Reviews -

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By: Amber D.
Alexander B Krasne, DMD
This is my bright smiling review of Dr. Krasne and his office staff! From the moment I stepped into the clinic I felt at ease and was greeted by friendly professional staff including the owner of the clinic Dr. Hema who welcomed me to the clinic and scheduled me an appointment with Dr. Krasne. This dental group took exceptional care of me during the numerous dental visits I had in the clinic. Dr. Krasne and his team always explained every step in detail and answered all my questions I had along the way. I decided to pay for custom bleach trays and I was so very pleased with the results. Next I had my two crowns completed and my cracked tooth repaired. Which totaled 3 front teeth Dr. Krasne fixed to perfection. I'm so impressed by the results and how absolutely beautiful my teeth look. I was so pleased with the exceptional professionalism and customer service Dr. Krasne and his staff provided. I highly recommend Dr. Krasne and his entire staff to anyone who is looking for a top notch professional, caring, thorough, amazing dental office. If you want sparkling beautiful movie star teeth definitely choose Dr. Krasne! No matter where my work takes me I will always fly back to have this amazing dentist care for my smile! Thank you so much for all your hard work making my smile perfect!!!
By: d87877878
Dr. Paul J. Styrt, Orthodontics & Pediatric Dentistry
Initially, Dr. Styrt's outstanding credentials and referrals from patients drew me to his office. Once my husband and I met him, we were quite impressed with his desire to not only straighten our children's teeth, but to correct their bites and jawlines as well. Dr Styrt was as focused on their beautiful smiles as he was on correcting their alignment to avoid any future problems. There's much more to orthodontia than just straightening teeth. In the past several years, we have seen our children through expanders, braces, retainers and a number of other appliances. Throughout this experience, Dr. Styrt and his terrific staff clearly communicated with our children and with us about their progress. Another important factor to consider is his respect of his patient's (and their parents) time. We have NEVER had to wait more than 5 minutes when we have arrived on time for our appointment. His staff has always been friendly, knowledgeable and accommodating when we have had a scheduling conflict - they definitely go the extra mile. I couldn't more highly recommend Dr Styrt for his technical skill, his communication with patients/parents and his choice of qualified, capable and caring staff to work alongside him.
By: jenncarter8
Perlitch, Barbara, DDS
Dr. Perlich and her team made one of the BEST DENTAL EXPERIENCES I've ever had! For starters, I hate going to the dentist- it can be expensive, scary, painful etc... but none of that was the case with my recent visit. Everybody was very friendly and warm (the girl who first checked me in (sorry, I forgot your name), Amy who got me started (dental hygienist??- took my xrays), and Dr. Perlich herslef. The facility is beautiful, the equipment high tech and everything is created to make it a nice experience (they even have coffee and tea etc. while you wait).Dr. Perlich herself was amazing- friendly, gentle and thorough, explaining everything as we went along (I'm the type who likes to know everything), and put me at ease about everything. She told me about new options I'd not heard of ('been to several other dentists) to make my fighting-middle-age-self's teeth stronger and prettier, plus, gave me options I could live with to improve my dental health (instead of things like "never eat candy or drink coffee again" type advice that I just wouldn't really follow... I HIGHLY recommend her and her staff- thanks to the Dr. Perlich team for making my visit a great one!
By: raull217
Dr. Paul J. Styrt, Orthodontics & Pediatric Dentistry
I was so impressed with the care and treatment that Dr. Styrt and his staff have given our son and daughter with their orthodontia (and children's dentistry) that I decided, at age 53, to finally get my teeth straighted as well. During the past two years, I've been extremely happy with all aspects of my treatment. Dr. Stryt and his staff have been very professional and supportive during this process. I've never had to wait for any of my appointments and his front-desk staff have been very helpful when I've had to make last minute changes. Technically, Dr. Stryt has performed a "minor miracle" in widening my crowded mouth, correcting my bite, straightening my teeth and even "sanding" the bottom ones down a bit to give them a more even-looking appearance. In conclusion, I highly recommend Dr. Styrt and his team to anyone considering orthodontic treatment.
By: sarahh.
Ellie's Gentle Dentist Dr
I saw Dr. Ellie last week as a new patient. I was so impressed with her and her office staff. All my life I have been afraid of the dentist and petrified to even receive dental help. I was assigned to Dr. Ellie's Gentle Dentistry through my Delta Dental HMO plan and saw that unlike the previous dentists who I had seen that didn't care or where not gentle at all she was the exact opposite. I did not feel like a HMO patient when I walked into her office. I felt welcomed and at home. The treatment plan was explained to me properly and the actual treatment was pain free to my suprise. The best part of the dental appointment was Dr. Ellie had movies for me to watch during my dental appointment. I recommned her to everyone. Thank you Dr. Ellie and Staff for taking my fear of dentist and dental appointments away =). Sarah H.
By: shawnn279
Dr. Paul J. Styrt, Orthodontics & Pediatric Dentistry
I absolutely LOVE Dr. Styrt and his staff. I had braces in high school and never wore my retainers. Ten years later, I found myself needing braces again. I did a lot of research on different orthodontists in the area and went to several consultations around San Diego. I am so glad I made the decision of going to Dr. Styrt for my second time around in braces. Dr. Styrt and his staff are always so welcoming and accommodating when it comes to scheduling appointments. If every I had questions throughout the process (trust me, I had a bunch), Dr. Styrt and his staff were always more than happy to answer them. After 9 months of treatment, I finally got my braces off today. I'm happy to have them off, but sad that I wont have the pleasure of seeing Dr. Styrt and his staff more often. They are truly the best!!!
By: archyr
Randolph F Alexander DDS MS APC
Dr. Alexander was the first ortho I consulted with and after my consultation, I decided to go with him and canceled my other consultation. I have been going to Dr. Alexander, at his Carmel Valley office, since October 2010 and am very pleased with my treatment. The office staff is professional and very nice. Dr. Alexander picks a treatment that is best for the client and that will result in the best smile, even if it may take longer or is a more complicated treatment. He is always really nice and knows all of his patients names when they walk through the door. Every time I go for an adjustment, he asks how everything is going and really cares about the patient and their treatment. I am very glad that I chose Dr. Alexander and would highly recommend him to anyone looking to get braces!
By: lorenzoo
Randolph F Alexander DDS MS APC
Both of my daughters (ages 9 & 11) are under Dr. Alexander's care and we have had a great experience! He is up to date on the newest technology which has allowed for quick results for both of my daughters teeth/jaw allignment..transformations in process! His staff are friendly and we always get right in at our appointment time. The best part is Dr. Alexander always has a smile on his face and he is cheerful even when he is busy working away on their teeth. Service with a quote my daughter's experience "quick service and a kindle fire to play with...woohoo!"to quote my older daughter's experience "I enjoy my appointment each time I come. Dr. Alexander is a great orthodontist who makes you feel comfortable. Thanks for the great new smile."
By: brandondd
Randolph F Alexander DDS MS APC
Both my girls see Dr. Alexander. We went to 5 different orthos and were most comfortable with the treatment he suggested. Almost all the others wanted to move my daughters upper teeth back with a headgear when the obvious choice after talking to Dr A was to move her bottom jaw forward. I can't explain it in proper terms, what they did, ;) but her profile and teeth look amazing. She gets compliments all the time! I cringe to think had we gone the other route what her profile would look like! My daughter who is also very picky chose Dr . A because she felt comfortable with him. That is worth 5 stars right there. We usually are in and out and the staff is always very nice. Leslie has always been very nice and helpful. We have friends that go there too.
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By: stevenjohn
Randolph F Alexander DDS MS APC
I have been seeing Dr. Alexander for about 3 months for my treatment, however my family has been seeing Dr. Alexander for 5 years. He first saw my daughter when she was 7 and did what is call a Phase one on her she had an open bite and could not bite in to anything after just a few months she was able to close and bite down. The first thing she bit was an apple she was very excited ( Thank you Dr. Alexander) My wife was so impressed that she decided to do Invisalign with Dr. Alexander. Now I am in braces (I wanted Invisalign but was told I would get a better result with braces) and so are my twin boys. They think it's "cool" we are all in braces together. Thank you Dr. Alexander for taking such great care of my family.
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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