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When it comes to the oral health of you and your loved ones, you deserve the best that modern dentistry has to offer. Here at San Diego Center for Laser Dentistry, our talented dentist maintains a position at the forefront of the latest technology and techniques for the benefit of his patients. Providing a comprehensive array of advanced dental services for patients of all ages, we’re your one-stop resource for everything from routine checkups and teeth cleanings, to advanced laser gum surgery, restorative, prosthetic, implant and cosmetic dentistry services. Warmly welcoming new patients to our state-of-the-art, all-digital dental office, we invite you to come and experience the attentive and compassionate care that is characteristic of our practice.

Since earning his Doctor of Dental Surgery from Northwestern University Dental School in 1985, Dr. Anthony R. Cardoza has maintained a passion for using his skills in dentistry to better serve his community. Dedicated to remaining abreast of the latest developments in the field, Dr. Cardoza is an active Fellow in the World Class Laser Institute, and member of the Academy of Laser Dentistry, American Dental Association, California Dental Association, and San Diego County Dental Association. When he’s not busy providing exceptional quality dental care, Dr. Cardoza avails his dental skills as a forensic dental consultant for the County of San Diego Office of the Medical Examiner, County of Imperial Office of the Coroner, State of California Department of Justice, The California Emergency Management Agency, and is the Director of the California Dental Identification Team (CalDIT). With over 30 years of experience in the field, Dr. Cardoza is well respected and esteemed by his colleagues, having lectured on forensic and laser dentistry at regional and local dental conferences throughout the United States and Canada.

Taking his cue from the American Dental Association, Dr. Cardoza places an emphasis on preventive dental care. Encouraging patients to schedule semi-annual oral examinations and teeth cleanings, your dentist in Santee can help you and your loved ones prevent the development of the most commonplace dental conditions before they compromise your oral health. With routine visits, your dentist will carefully monitor the health of your jaws, gums, and teeth. As an all-digital dental office, the safest and most sophisticated imaging technology is used as needed to supplement your comprehensive exam and to screen for a myriad of conditions—from impacted wisdom teeth to oral cancer—all with an absolute minimum exposure to radiation. Dr. Cardoza and his staff also love children, and welcome pediatric patients to receive gentle and fun oral care.

Highly experienced and skilled in laser dentistry, Dr. Cardoza makes the benefits of this leading edge dental technology available to you in treating a variety of conditions. The use of lasers in dentistry confers a heightened level of precision, never before attainable with traditional dental instruments. Increased precision means that treatments with dental lasers conserve a maximal amount of healthy tooth structure. When lasers are used in the treatment of cavities, pediatric patients as well as adults with dental anxiety, are typically more at ease without the rumble, noise, and feel of the dental drill. Furthermore, when employed for the advanced treatment of periodontal disease with special techniques known as LANAP or LINIP, dental lasers are highly efficient, gentle and precise. Surgery with dental lasers enables blood vessels and incisions to be simultaneously cauterized, minimizes swelling, bleeding, and reduces overall recovery times. Dr. Cardoza is more than happy to discuss how you may stand to benefit from this remarkable treatment technology.

San Diego Center for Laser Dentistry is also an exceptional resource if you’re experiencing a dental emergency in Santee. Providing the most gentle and conscientious care, our office offers same day repairs on damaged or broken dental prostheses, as well as same day crowns, using E4D Cad/Cam technology. Our dentist is also highly skilled in diagnosing and treating a wide range of dental issues. From root canal therapy, to the most sophisticated options for replacing missing teeth, you’ll be in excellent hands at our office.

E4D crowns are fabricated using the highest dental grade materials, and make restoring damaged teeth as convenient as possible. Assisted with the latest 3D digital imaging technology, your E4D crown can be digitally designed to suit the exact specifications of your mouth. Once designed, this blueprint is sent to our in-house milling machine, which sculpts your new crown to the custom shade, shape, and proportions required. E4D crowns drastically cut down the wait to as little as a single visit, and enable patients to forego the wearing of a temporary crown.

As a suburb of San Diego in San Diego County, California, Santee is welcoming community with a rich history. Whether you come to rock climb at Santee Boulders, to go fishing or camping at our beautiful Regional Park and Campground, or to sample our fine cuisine, you’re sure to find something you love in Santee.

If you live in Santee, or the nearby communities of El Cajon, or Lakeside, consider making San Diego Center for Laser Dentistry as your dentist in Sante for you and your entire family. Until then, we look forward to seeing you smile!