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What Would You Do?

Dental Examination

If It Were You?

Every day, patients ask us about their dental care. Should I have a crown or a filling? A root canal, or an extraction? Should we fix a “baby tooth?” Or will it just fall out? Is teeth whitening safe?

Often the final question we’re asked is, “What would you do if it were you?”

Our answer is always the same. Our recommendation to you is the same as if it were a member of our own family.

We have the newest materials and techniques that allow us to treat your teeth much more conservatively than ever before. And as we make recommendations for your oral health, know that you are being treated like family.

If you could look over our shoulders when we work, you’d see we use the same care, materials, and techniques on patients that we use on our own family members. It has always been this way—and always will be.

About Yuri Kaneda, DDS

Dr. Yuri Kaneda was born in Japan and immigrated to the US when she was 4 years old with her family. She lived in Ohio, Nebraska, and Illinois before finally settling in the San Diego area. A graduate of Bonita Vista High School, she went on to the University of California Berkeley where she obtained her Bachelors in Microbiology and Immunology. After working for 2 years in growth plate research at University of California San Diego, she went to the University of California San Francisco Dental School for her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree. Upon graduation, she returned to San Diego where she worked as an associate in the practice of Drs. Morimoto and Yaryan, her childhood dentist. She then started her own practice in 1995 and has been at her present location since 1999 which happens to be across the street from her high school!

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