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Our Philosophy

     When you walk into our dental office you are our main priority.  That’s why we work diligently to make you feel welcome and comfortable.  You are never an interruption to our work, but rather the reason we work so hard.  Our approach assures your involvement in every dental decision, from determining your needs, to establishing a dental care plan.  Our commitment is to provide you the highest standard of personalized dental care with a gentle, efficient and professional manner.

Training & Expertise

     Dr. Rafail, Dr. Vasquez, Dr. Wilson and Dr. Henninger 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 continuing 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 dental associations helps us to stay abreast of the changes and recommendations for our profession.

Education & Prevention

     As a practice, we are true believers that preventative 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, checking the overall health of your teeth and gums, performing oral cancer exams, and taking digital 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, 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.

High Standards

     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 a dental emergency occur, Dr. Rafail, Dr. Vasquez, Dr. Wilson and Dr. Henninger will make every effort to see and care for you as soon as possible.

Uncompromising Safety

     Infection control in our dental office is also very important to us.  To protect our patients and ourselves, we strictly maintain sterilization and cross contamination processes exceeding standards recommended by the American Dental Association (ADA), the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), and the Center for Disease Control (CDC).


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


11738 Carmel Mountain Road, San Diego, CA 92128

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