At the San Diego American Indian Health Center, we pay attention to the whole patient and cater to your individual oral health needs based on risk assessments and overall health status. Children should visit a dentist by age one or within six months after their first teeth erupt to start preventive care. Both children and adults should make routine visits to the dentist depending on their individual oral health needs. Our compassionate team of dentists and assistants strive to make your dental experience gentle and relaxing.

We offer the following services in our dental department:

  • General Dentistry for children and adults
  • Exams and X-Rays
  • Cleanings and oral hygiene instruction
  • Preventive sealants
  • Fillings
  • Extractions
  • Oral surgery and simple extractions
  • Root canals
  • Crowns and bridges
  • Dentures and partials
  • Specialty referrals for complex root canal therapy and extractions
  • Teeth whitening

To make a dentist appointment, please call 619-234-2158 x101.

Our dental department accepts Medi-Cal and all private PPO insurances. We provide dental care to patients regardless of insurance status. Patients without insurance may be eligible to receive services on a sliding fee scale, with the cost of treatment based on your family size and income. Patients who are HIV positive may qualify for free oral health services through the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program. Please note that patients who have dental insurance are responsible to pay for any fees not covered by their insurance plan. The San Diego American Indian Health Center accepts payment by cash, check, or credit card.

Verified American Indians/Alaska Natives may receive routine dental care at no cost including exams, x-rays, cleaning, and fillings. American Indians are responsible to pay for specialized services or those requiring use of an outside lab. Medications and referrals to outside specialists are not covered by the San Diego American Indian Health Center.

Our dentists are trained in providing safe and up to date restorative care using the latest materials and techniques. For more information about the advantages and disadvantages of these materials, please read The Fact About Fillings, a brochure created by the Dental Board of California. Feel free to ask your dentist additional questions about restorative dental materials.

*The Ryan White Program is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under H89HA00001, HIV Emergency Relief Project Grants for a contracted amount with the County of San Diego. This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of HRSA, HHS, the U.S. Government, or the County of San Diego.