At Dougherty Dental, we specialize in creating, enhancing and maintaining smiles, providing expert care to meet your needs, including preventive care for longevity. Our Dentists, Dr. Paul E. Dougherty and Dr. Scott O. Szotko, provide a number of different options for general and family dentistry in La Jolla, California, to ensure that you get the most out of every visit to our office. Our team will do everything possible to ensure that you enjoy optimum oral health and achieve a beautiful smile.

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Why General and Family Dentistry?

General and Family Dentistry is a term that generally includes a range of dental option designed to maintain the health of your smile. In most cases, they are preventive in nature or can be tailored to address a specific issue with your teeth or mouth. While your visit to our office may be to resolve a dental problem, we would recommend that you make an appointment for yourself and members of your family to see our team every six months for cleanings and exams. However, twice-a-year visits are only suggested guidelines. Our Dentists may want to see you on a more frequent basis depending on your age and your oral health. While pain is strong indicator that you have a problem, you should also contact us any time that you notice any sort of abnormality with your teeth or oral tissues. Additionally, seeing our Dentists for routine care can help avoid dental problems in the future.

Schedule Your Appointment

To schedule an appointment, please contact our office at 858-454-2656 and a member of our team will be happy to help you plan your visit.