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Meet The Doctors

Dr. Mary Afzali


Dr. Afzali graduating with high honors received her dental degree from University of Missouri in Kansas City in 1991. UMKC is known for being one of the frontiers in the field of dental research and education. After practicing as an associate dentist for two years in San Diego, Dr. Afzali established her own private practice in the community of Rancho Bernardo in 1993. The practice grew rapidly due to commitment of Dr. Afzali and her caring staff toward the patients.

Compassion for the art of dentistry relentless commitment to providing the best possible care for her patients have contributed in establishing Dr Afzali as one of the most prominent members of the dental profession. Dr. Afzali is constantly seeking continuing education to provide all the latest advancements in the field. She frequently attends study clubs and various seminars focusing primarily of cosmetic, implant and sedation dentistry.

Dr. James Sanford


Dr. James Sanford is a native of Champaign Illinois. He attended De Pauw University in Greencastle Indiana with a degree in economics in 1971.

Dr. Sanford completed dental school in Chicago at the University of Illinois receiving the distinguished Luz B. Bondoc award for attaining the highest combined score on the national boards given that year for Northwestern, Loyola and the University of Illinois Dental Schools. After graduating in June 1975 Dr. Sanford was commissioned in the United States navy and served two years at Marine Corps Recruit Depot in San Diego, at which time he rotated through specialty positions in oral surgery and endodontics.

Dr. Sanford has many interest including environmental, charitable, and political organizations both on local and national levels. Dr. Sanford enjoys swimming, wind and body surfing and many other activities in or out of the water when he is not peering into someone’s month. Have questions or wish to schedule an appointment? Call us now at 858-485-0044