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If you want to know what I think of Dr. Afzali and her staff all you really need to know is that I live in Portland and I fly to San Diego to see Dr. Afzali for all my dental work. That might seem a bit extreme, and perhaps it is, but hear me out before you decide. A couple of years ago when I was living in the Bay Area I had to have one of my front teeth removed and dental implant inserted in its place by a dentist in the Bay Area. The implant looked a little shorter and darker than my other teeth, and even made my gum above it look a bit darker than the adjacent gum. In short, it didn't look natural. So I wasn't completely satisfied with how my smile looked, but I thought that was the best that could be done. It wasn't.
Last summer while I was in San Diego visiting my parents I went to Dr. Afzali for a routine cleaning. She examined my mouth and immediately asked me whether I was happy with the way my implant looked. When I said I wasn't, she explained that she could make it look better and possibly even indistinguishable from my other teeth. She was right. My implant looks just like my other teeth, and my gum is pink again. In fact, my new implant looks so natural that I sometimes forget it's an implant. I couldn't be happier. One final point. Dr. Afazli's entire staff is great. When I walk in they all make me feel like I'm the most important patient they have. And Julie is particularly great. Because I live in Portland my visits to Dr. Afzali's office had to me perfectly timed with receipt of the various parts necessary for my procedures. Julie made sure that everything arrived when necessary, without fail, so that no flights or appointments had to be rescheduled.
Recently, while on a trip from Canada to visit friends in San Diego, I broke a tooth. I phoned RB Dentistry and was given an appointment without delay. Dr. Mary Afzali was reassuring and professional and did an excellent job fixing the broken tooth. Her dental assistant, Marinette, was kind and gentle and made me feel comfortable throughout the procedure. Julie at Reception was welcoming, warm and made me laugh with her wonderful sense of humour and handled the insurance processing with no complications. Thank you so much Dr. Afzali, Mari and Julie for one of the most pleasant dental appointments I've had in a long time! Hope to see you in Vancouver, B.C. sometime!
I know I am in good hands with Dr. Afzali at RB Family Dentistry. The cavity fillings and tooth root fillings I got there were done so well that when I went to the Southwest College Dental Hygenist school to help out a friend, they could barely even detect the fillings! The teachers there were very impressed. At RB Family Dentistry, the staff and hygenists are friendly, organized and very knowledgable, and the Dr. always gives me as much time as I need and answers all of my questions. The office is beautiful and state-of-the-art. They never try to sell me on additional products or services that I don't need.
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I will be forever indebted to Dr. Afzali and Dr. Sanford. As a University of California Santa Barbara student, I was struck by the assailant's car in the recent school shooting and chipped a large portion of my front tooth along with suffering several other injuries. When Dr. Afzali heard about my situation she offered to have my tooth fixed, free of charge. Dr. Sanford performed the procedure and now my tooth is better than ever. Having that problem dealt with quickly really took a lot off of my mind and I can't thank them enough for their help when i needed it most
R. B Family & Cosmetic Dentistry consistently provides excellent professional, gentle and considerate dental care. During our family's 19 years as patients, requiring multiple crowns, root canals and fillings, Dr Afzali and her very capable supportive dentists, endodontist, hygienists, dental assistants and office staff have strived to make each visit as effective, stress-free and painless as possible.
I am so impressed by Dr. Afzali's experience as a dentist as well as her bedside manners. I heard about her, and the magic that she does with teeth. I didn’t have any upper teeth when I went to see her; only the roots. I don’t know how she did it but she was able to give me six new, strong, beautiful upper teeth. All the other dentists I visited told me that I had to have those teeth extracted, but Dr. Afzali was able to save me from unnecessary pain and costs. She honestly gave me my confidence back. I now frequently get complimented on my smile and “dazzling” teeth. I owe so much to Dr. Afzali and her amazing staff. Thank you so much for letting me smile again!
Dr. Mary Afzali was very professional and thorough during my visit. I appreciated her extremely compassionate bed side manner. Her staff members are very knowledgeable and helpful. One of her staff members, Julie was very patient with me and was able to address all my questions and concerns. I had such a pleasant experience here that I have and will refer patience with 100% confidence. Its always nice to leave a doctors office feeling everything was taken care of by a doctor who truly cares.
I first starting coming here a a couple years ago. I was terrified and had not been into a dentist in a long time. Its a beautiful office that is inviting, and the staff is incredible. Friendly, helpful and really concerned with how your experience is. Dr. Stanford is amazing and has taken me through being terrified to sit in a dentist chair to laughing and looking forward to seeing him. I plan to continue coming here as long as I live here in San Diego.
"Five years ago I was referred to Dr. Afzali by a friend and I have never been to a better dentist. I would like you to read this referral as I know going to the dentist for a lot of us is a harrowing experience. For me I knew that I needed a lot of dental work along with cosmetic work so I could smile again with confidence and pride in my smile.
From the very first visit to the present time I think I have had every procedure you can have in the dentist's chair and feeling confident that whatever has to be done to save my teeth has been done with attention to quality, pain free care and highly professional surroundings has made it easy and almost essential for me to make this referral to anyone searching for a dentist they can trust with keeping their mouth healthy and happy.
Dr. Afzali, Dr. Sanford and her supporting staff are incredible. I also needed oral surgery for three implants and Dr. Miner who is on staff also did a remarkable job-the next day I didn't even need the Ibuprofen! Dr. Miner and his assistant made this scary experience not so scary.
Dental work is expensive as we all know and it has taken patience and understanding to do this work as my budget allowed. Saving my natural teeth was top priority and never did I feel the dentist push me into decisions, we made them together and my dental health came first. I still have some work to go and pledge never again to neglect my dentist and finally, as of about a month ago I have a brilliant natural smile that has changed my world! It's really true that your smile can change your confidence level and when a beautiful smile is the first impression people have of you it's a win-win!:)
A great dental office and a great healthy smile-you deserve both!
You can say I referred you, they know me well:)"
"I had a toothache and don't have a regular dentist. I found Bernardo Family Dentistry on my insurance providers list of recommended dentist in my areas. They were able to get me an appointment the next day. When I got in they were so nice. I was amazed to be frank. They did ever they could to make me feel comfortable. They also gave me a lot of options so that I could pick the best dental option for my budget and for myself. The workers and the dentist were amazing. I love them. I would definitely recommend them. They will take good care of you."