We are a specialty dental practice in Ocean Beach. We provide a wide range of dental services, with emphasis on Periodontal Therapy treatments such as implants, gingival grafting, LANAP, scaling, root planing and much more.
As a Board Certified Periodontist, Dr. Graham has made it her mission to provide the best care for each and every individual seeking any type of periodontal care.
Dr. Graham has been joined by fellow periodontist Dr. Megan Smith in April 2023.
Located in the heart of Ocean Beach, just blocks from the Ocean Beach Pier and tide pools, we provide a professional, full service dental experience in a relaxing environment.
We provide excellent dental care, outstanding customer service and a positive experience.
Practice kindness and understanding towards patients and one another
Be productive and efficient, while providing optimal patient care
ABOUT PERIODONTAL DISEASE
If your gums are unusually tender and red or if flossing causes your gums to swell and bleed, you may be suffering from Periodontal Disease (gum disease).
This is quite common - three out of four adults are diagnosed with periodontal disease each year. Nearly 70 percent of adult tooth loss can be attributed to gum disease. Periodontal disease can be caused be the lack of oral care, or it can also be hereditary
Periodontal disease is caused by an excessive build-up of bacterial plaque on the teeth. As the plaque hardens, toxins are released from the bacteria causing the gums (soft tissue) to become irritated. The soft tissue and bone that support the teeth become increasingly damaged with the progression of the disease. If left untreated, Periodontal disease can lead to more serious health issues. It has also been linked to heart disease in women.
Gum disease can be controlled if the appropriate treatment measures are taken in a timely manner. When the disease is in its early stages, we typically only need to remove plaque and calculus in and around the affected tooth/teeth. However, if the disease is advanced, surgical treatment by the Periodontist may be necessary.
There are many new surgical and non-surgical treatments along with laser therapy that can minimize your discomfort.
Years of Experience
Dr. Edithann J. Graham
As a Ocean Beach local, Dr. Graham provides a warm, stress free dental experience. She has served in the Air Force to be able to practice dentistry; and took it a step further and continued her education in San Antonio, Texas in their periodontal residency.
Dr. Megan Smith
Dr. Smith completed her dental education at Midwestern University-AZ and practice in Orange County. She decided to pursue a residency in Periodontics at University of Washington in Seattle where she developed expertise in treating periodontal disease, implantology, & hard/soft tissue grafting. She believes in establishing strong relationships based on trust, empathy, and effective communication. She enjoys outdoors activities like hiking, surfing, or anything near the water. As a big sports fan, football is her favorite season. She also enjoys hanging out with her dog Ozzie and 10 nieces/nephews.
Billing and Insurance
Shannon moved from Arizona in September of 2018 and resides in OB. She enjoys spending time with her three children, the beach, and exploring new areas around San Diego.
Registered Dental Assistant
Annel lives in Chula Vista. She is a bilingual dental assistant with over 15 years of experience. She is also a CPR/BLS instructor for the American Heart Association. She enjoys snowboarding in the winter and camping in the spring. She loves her 10 year-old cat Dexterina.
Registered Dental Hygienist
Graduated from Southwestern College and was the Vice President of the Dental Hygiene Club. As a native San Diegan, she loves hiking, various sports, snowboarding, camping, and hiking. She has made it her goal to educate and help maintain the health of our patients and has continued through achieving her masters degree in Educational Psychology while also teaching part-time at San Diego Mesa College and Southwestern College.
1806 Cable Street
San Diego, CA 92107
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Parking is provided for spaces behind
the building and is FREE for 2 hours.
Monday 8-5 pm
Tuesday 8-5 pm
Wednesday 8-12pm (office staff only)
Thursday 8-5 pm