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FAQs: Top Questions

Each dentist at Scripps Center for Dental Care, based out of San Diego, is a proponent of patient education because it is our philosophy that the best patient is an informed patient. Beginning with a warm and welcoming atmosphere, each member of our staff genuinely cares for our patients' health, meaning we are happy to answer any questions or concerns you might have regarding the dental services and procedures available at our practice. To learn more about how we can help you achieve the smile you've always dreamed of, contact our office today.

Q: Why should I choose Scripps Center for Dental Care?

A: The single most distinguishing feature that separates our practice from other dentists is our multi-specialty span of services. Utilizing the talent, knowledge, and dedication of our handpicked team, patients can receive on-site care for the following:



Dr. John F. Weston and our team of highly trained specialists provide streamlined care from one convenient location, leading to enhanced planning, communication, and even cost savings for our patients.

Q: What types of dentistry concerns can I have addressed at Scripps Center for Dental Care?

A: By bringing together a number of specialists under one roof, we are able to offer a comprehensive range of dental care services at our La Jolla office. Patients can seek general dentistry, cosmetic dentistry, restorative dentistry, and orthodontic care.

Our cosmetic, restorative, and general dentistry procedures not only restore health, function, and beauty to smiles, but also improve our patients' confidence and satisfaction in their appearance. Popular procedures available in-office include:


  • Freehand bonding to fill small chips or cracks in teeth
  • Gum reshaping or gummy smile surgery
  • Porcelain veneers for a noticeably improved, more symmetrical smile
  • Smile Design to offer individualized treatment
  • Teeth whitening to quickly brighten your smile


Many of our treatments offer a two-fold advantage: for example, although porcelain veneers are known primarily for their cosmetic benefits, they also protect and shield teeth against future wear and tear. When you meet with one of our trained specialists, we can answer any questions or concerns you might have and recommend the treatment plan that will best address your unique dental needs.

Q: Does insurance cover dental procedures?

A: While cosmetic procedures are not covered by most insurance plans, at least a portion of restorative or rehabilitative care is often covered by dental insurance providers. It is important to speak with your insurance agent regarding your care, but at Scripps Center for Dental Care we are happy to file your claim for you, handling all correspondence with your provider until reimbursement is issued directly to you.

Q: What payment options do I have available?

A: We understand that undergoing dental procedures is ultimately a decision to invest in your future oral health. To provide a range of flexible payment options to meet our patients' unique financial needs, our San Diego office:


  • Accepts all major credit cards - Payment in full via credit card on the day of service earns a 3 percent courtesy savings.
  • Accepts cash, check, or money order - Payment in full on day of service earns a 5 percent courtesy savings on services over $300.
  • Offers special interest-free payment options to orthodontic patients.
  • Will file your insurance claim for you after payment is received, with reimbursements issued directly back to you.
  • Accepts 50 percent of the balance on lab fees - When lab fees are involved, 50 percent of the total fee is due when treatment begins and 50 percent is due on the day of delivery.


Q: How can I schedule an appointment with Scripps Center for Dental Care?

A: Prospective and existing patients may contact Scripps Center for Dental Care one of two ways - by emailing our La Jolla office or calling (858) 535-8300. Once you have scheduled an examination, make sure to use our Patient Login to receive convenient text message reminders about your upcoming appointments.

Today is the day to make your oral health and smile a priority, and each dentist at our San Diego office is eager to help. We look forward to hearing from you.

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La Jolla Office
9850 Genesee Ave
Ste 620
La Jolla, CA 92037
Phone: (858) 535-8300
Fax: (858) 535-8309
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