Thank you for visiting the website of Summit Dental, Kristine Yoshida, DDS. Our website provides important information that will help you become familiar with our practice. It also contains answers to frequently asked questions. We appreciate this opportunity to introduce ourselves and look forward to changing your perception of going to the dentist! Our goal is for you to look forward to your dental visits!
Summit Dental strives to offer the highest level of care to our community. A combination of the latest treatments and technologies and a genuine passion for patient care allow us to provide our patients with optimal experiences and results every day. Whether you are here for cosmetic or health reasons, we welcome you to our practice. When you come to our dental practice for the first time, we think you’ll be amazed. Not just because of our unique dental atmosphere promotes fun and laughter. Not just because our patients are seen right away and have virtually no wait time. It’s because of Dr. Yoshida and our exceptional team who are committed to providing comfortable, gentle dentistry in an atmosphere that will make you feel pampered.
You will be offered many comfort amenities while we provide you with a smile that will last a lifetime:
Massage chairs in every treatment room
Warm neck wraps
Noise cancelling headphones are available if you want to listen to any music orpodcasts
Sunglasses for light sensitivity
Blankets available if you tend to get chilly
An adult version “Treasure Chest” filled with small gifts
A standard of excellence in personalized dental care enables us to provide the quality dental services our patients deserve. We provide comprehensive treatment planning and use restorative and cosmetic dentistry to achieve your optimal dental health. Should you have a dental emergency, Dr. Yoshida will make every effort to see and care for you as soon as possible.
EDUCATION & PREVENTION
As a practice, we are true believers that preventive care and education are the keys to optimal dental health. We strive to provide “dental health care” vs. “disease care”. That’s why we focus on thorough exams by checking the overall health of your teeth and gums, performing oral cancer exams, and taking x-rays when necessary. We also know that routine cleanings, flossing, sealants, and fluoride are all helpful in preventing dental disease. Not only are we focused on the beauty of your smile, but we’re also concerned about your health. A review of your medical history can help us stay informed of your overall health, any new medications, and any illnesses that may impact your dental health.
Infection control at Summit Dental is also very important to us. To protect our patients and ourselves, we strictly maintain sterilization and cross contamination processes using standards recommended by the American Dental Association (ADA), the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), and the Center for Disease Control (CDC).
TRAINING & EXPERTISE
As your dental health professionals, we want you to be confident knowing that we are a team of highly trained and skilled clinicians. We pride ourselves in providing the care you need to keep your smile healthy. To give you the best possible service and results, we are committed to continual education and learning. We attend dental lectures, meetings, and dental conventions to stay informed of new techniques, the latest products, and the newest equipment that a modern dental office can utilize to provide state-of-the-art dental care. Also, being members of various professional dental associations helps us to stay abreast of the changes and recommendations for our profession.
A POSITIVE EXPERIENCE
Building a foundation of trust by treating our patients as special individuals is vital to our success. We understand how uneasy some patients may feel about their dental visits, and how we can make a difference in providing a relaxing and positive experience. Our entire team is dedicated to providing you with excellent, personalized care and service to make your visits as comfortable and pleasant as possible.
When you visit our office you will experience all that modern dentistry has to offer, including a comprehensive list of general, restorative and cosmetic dental services to meet the needs of the whole family. Our goal is to assist each patient in achieving and maintaining long term dental health and a beautiful smile. Some of the services we provide include:
We are the only dentist to do Invisalign for teens and adults in Big Bear!
NEW PATIENTS CLICK HERE to learn about appointments & payment options as well as find answers to frequently asked questions, download patient forms & more.
Dr. Yoshida’s practice is committed to delivering personalized, quality care utilizing state of the art equipment. The practice is digital, including radiography which is beneficial to our patients and our environment. The other high tech equipment we use to better serve our patients is laser-assisted periodontal therapy, phase contrast microscopy to detect oral bacteria, intraoral cameras, and specialized software that helps us better detect tooth decay.
We believe in pampering our patients. Each room is equipped with a chair massager, personal headphones to listen to hundreds of artists during your visit, and warmed, herbal neck wraps. We even have an adult version “treasure chest” stocked with snacks and small gifts. Our goal is to change people’s perception of what going to the dentist is.
Please browse through our website and be sure to contact us if you have any questions or would like to schedule appointment.