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 Our exceptional, friendly staff is our greatest asset. Our dental assistants and hygienists are licensed professionals who pride themselves on staying on the cutting edge of dentistry and patient communication. They are excited about what they are doing, have high standard of quality and integrity, and are motivated to achieve the best results for you our patient.

Our dedicated and motivated staff has one primary goal- your utmost comfort! We feel it is important to understand the treatment that you'll be receiving so that you can relax during the procedure. Our staff is eager to answer any  questions regarding your dental care. Please feel free to share with us your needs and concerns.


 

Frank E. Rafail, DMD

Dr. Rafail earned his Doctorate of Dental Medicine degree from Temple University in 1986.  A member of the American Dental Association, California Dental Association and San Diego County Dental Society, Dr. Rafail is a past President and Medical/Dental Director for Fresh Start Surgical Gifts, Inc., a local charity that provides surgery for children with birth defects, including cleft lip and cleft palate.  He has enjoyed keeping a private practice in San Diego since 1990.  Dr. Rafail'sapproach to dentistry is to provide his patients with knowledge of their oral conditions, through an extensive initial exam, which allows the patient and the doctor to build a relationship that will help the patient determine and achieve their level of care.  “We want every patient to have all their goals and desires achieved and are eager to help educate each patient in the proper treatment planning to accomplish their desire”.  Outside of his practice, Dr. Rafail and his wife, Diane, enjoy time with their daughter, Ashley and are active volunteers within the community.  Dr. Rafail also enjoys golfing in his free time.  


 



Jim Kim, DDS MS

The practice owner, Dr. Kim, is one of our best orthodontists. He is an alumni of Rancho Bernando High School. He returned to San Diego after earning his doctoral degree from the University of California San Francisco. He strives to create a comfortable, stress-free, and rewarding orthodontic experience. He believes orthodontics is a lifetime investment in a healthy mouth. He is not only concerned with teeth alignment, but also with health and well-being of each patient, providing comprehensive care that ensures every patient walks away with a beautiful smile. He has eight years of experience in the dental field, including his residency training. He, along with his team, strive to stay on the forefront of the latest technology, including digital radiography, and he is sensitive to the needs of adults as well as children. Dr. Kim provides exceptional treatment with unconditional care, kindness, and respect.



 
 
Ryan Wallrich, DMD
Dr. Ryan is passionate about helping patients achieve their dental goals. He takes great pride in providing the highest quality care possible. He is open and friendly in addressing the individual needs and concerns of his patients. He is an advocate of safe and conservative approaches when treatment planning, so that his patients can enjoy the benefits of optimal oral health for a lifetime.
Dr. Ryan is from San Diego, and graduated from the University of California, Santa Barbara with a Bachelor of Science in Biology. His dental education took him to Arizona, where he studied at Midwestern University, one of the most technologically advanced dental schools in the nation. Dr. Wallrich received additional training in dental implantology through the American Academy of Implant Dentistry, ultimately becoming an Affiliate Associate Fellow. In the past two years, he has completed over 400 hours of continuing education.
Dr. Ryan enjoys treating patients of all ages and levels of need. His particular areas of interest include guided implant dentistry and smile makeovers. He loves working with patients to address their needs, and enjoys the lifelong friendships that result from these positive experiences. In his spare time Dr. Wallrich enjoys attending Padres games, cruising through the Little Italy Farmers’ Market, and relaxing with friends and family.

 


 

 

Ezzie, Dental and Ortho/Office Manager

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Jenelle, Treatment Coordinator 

 


 

The Hygienists 

Jenn, RDH

Jenn was born and raised here in San Diego. She received her bachelor's degree in liberal studies from Cal State San Marcos in 2004. She then went on to complete her Dental Hygiene Degree at San Joaquin Valley College, where she was awarded for her proficiency in periodontics. Jenn conveys a laid back personality which allows her patients to feel more comfortable and at ease during their treatment. She works with the doctors to provide gentle yet comprehensive care in order to better serve you, the patient. Jenn stays updated on new techniques, products, and services with continuing education courses to better promote your oral health. 


 

Patricia, RDH

 



The Assistants

We believe that your visit to our practice should be as relaxed and as pleasant as possible, our friendly and welcoming assistants are committed to providing the highest possible quality dental care, education and motivation to encourage effective home care by the patient.

 

Fe, RDA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Thank you for visiting our site. Our family at Carmel Plaza Dental looks forward to treating you, your family and friends.

ADA: American Dental Association CDA - California Dental Association

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11738 Carmel Mountain Road, San Diego, CA 92128

(858) 675-1180 (858) 675-0663 fax

appt@carmelplazadental.com

The practice owner, Dr. Kim, is one of our best orthodontists. He is an alumni of Rancho Bernando High School. He returned to San Diego after earning his doctoral degree from the University of California San Francisco. He strives to create a comfortable, stress-free, and rewarding orthodontic experience. He believes orthodontics is a lifetime investment in a healthy mouth. He is not only concerned with teeth alignment, but also with health and well-being of each patient, providing comprehensive care that ensures every patient walks away with a beautiful smile. He has eight years of experience in the dental field, including his residency training. He, along with his team, strive to stay on the forefront of the latest technology, including digital radiography, and he is sensitive to the needs of adults as well as children. Dr. Kim provides exceptional treatment with unconditional care, kindness, and respect.