We’re a fun group that is focused on serving you, our patient. We go the extra mile to ensure you get more than you expect out of your dental team. We come from awesome, loving families, so we built this practice with families in mind. We feel sincerely grateful that we have the opportunity in making a difference in our patient’s lives by keeping their teeth and gums healthy as well as giving them the confidence to smile as big and as much as they want!
We decided to rebrand our company to fit our beliefs. We believe in providing dental care that makes a difference in your health and your life. Our logo is of a starfish for two reasons:
1) Because Dr. Torres is from San Diego, and the beach is such a peaceful, calm place, that’s what we want for our office. and 2) It was influenced by this story:
While walking along a beach, an elderly gentleman saw someone in the distance leaning down, picking something up and throwing it into the ocean. He came closer and called out, “Good morning! May I ask what it is that you are doing?” The young man paused, looked up, and replied “Throwing starfish into the ocean.”
The old man smiled, and said, “I must ask, then, why are you throwing starfish into the ocean?” The young man replied, “The sun is up and the tide is going out. If I don’t throw them in, they’ll die.”
The elderly observer commented, “But, young man, do you not realize that there are miles and miles of beach and there are starfish all along every mile? You can’t possibly make a difference!”
The young man listened politely. Then he bent down, picked up another starfish, threw it back into the ocean past the breaking waves and said, “I made a difference for that one.”
We pursue excellence thru dentistry in order to help your pursuit of your own health. We want your experience with us to help you thrive in your pursuits so that you can be the best version of yourself!
Philosophy of Our Practice
We believe in building health with our patients to the level they want for themselves. Some people want their teeth primarily for function, others want the appearance of their teeth to reflect their health, still others want a minimal amount of dental work over their lifetime. Everyone’s reason is different, but it’s critical to know so that we can make a goal and plan that you actually want to employ! In this manner, we can give you what it is you actually want!
Most of our profession is problem focused. In other words, we tend to focus on issues that we either see as a future problem (cavities or gum disease), or for reasons that would bring you into the office (broken teeth, tooth pain, jaw pain). We have noticed by focusing on problems, you get really really good at finding more and more problems. The rub here is that there is not a person alive (even the ones who love the dentist!) who wants to have more dental work!
As opposed to this, if you start off with an in-depth knowledge of health and compare what is present, you get a clearer understanding of what it is you truly want for yourself! This allows you to choose the level and depth of health creation and gives you a plan and strategy that you can execute. In health creation, we start with Gums and Bone as the basis of building health. This is the basement that allows health to grow in an individual, and needs to be addressed if we are to proceed to higher levels of health. Cavities, structurally weak teeth is the next level. Bite and Chewing system the next. How the teeth work and look together is built on that, ending with Rejuvenation dentistry.
Believing in each individual’s right to choose the level of health they desire is what we do best. We believe that when individuals know the facts, they make the best choices they can in regards to themselves and their families! Individual freedom is honored and each person’s dental experience is customized for them. We take the time to get to know our patients, their wants and desires and through a co-discovery goal-setting process aim to give them exactly what they want. Clear expectations lead to an enhanced, unique relationship that’s different for each person. We aim to give patients the health, beauty and confidence to live their life more completely.