Welcome to the website of Walnut Avenue Dentistry and Scripps Ranch Family Dentistry, leading dental care practices in San Diego, California. We understand the importance of great dental hygiene and oral health. Christie Martinez, DDS; Jaie W. Oak, DDS; Ramya Balasubramian, DDS, Keri Silva, DDS and Norma Ramirez, DDS are committed to providing you the best dental care in a fun, pleasant environment.
From common tooth problems to gum disease, we provide an array of dental services to meet your needs. Using the latest technology, such as CEREC 3D Technology for cosmetic single-visit crowns & restorations or Invisalign® to straighten your teeth, our experienced staff works together as a team to give you exceptional quality treatment, from the time you walk in for your initial visit with us.
We thank you for your interest in our services and the trust you have placed in us. Please contact us if you have any questions.
At Walnut Avenue Dentistry and Scripps Ranch Family Dentistry, we provide
Personalized dentistry with a gentle touch!
Accepting Most Insurances
Our clinic can easily accept the customers with insurance cards and create the history of cases for each.
All our surgeries are furnished with state of the art equipment and maintained at the highest standards.
Most of our treatments are covered by a long term guarantee which will be discussed with you before beginning treatment.
With many years of dental experience and experience with implants, we are experts in all facets of dentistry.
It’s an exciting time to be a part of cosmetic dentistry in San Diego. As a native San Diegan, Dr. Christie Martinez has seen the city change and grow into a vibrant place to live. She enjoys being a part of every minute of it! Dr. Martinez is a proud alumna of San Diego State Univeristy and the University of California, San Francisco. She prides herself in her excellence in cosmetic and preventive dentistry.
“My Patients are my second family… but being a mom of Triplets is crazy, fun, challenging & definitely keeps me on my toes! I look forward to meeting & seeing you all again…”
Our office provides our patients a high-tech dental office with digital X-rays and CEREC in-office lab, combined with personal, caring dentistry – a wonderful combination! Our patients are the foundation of our practice and the focus of our efforts. We are excited to educate patients on what great cosmetic dentistry can really accomplish! Visit us for a smile consultation today! Our team welcomes you.
Dr. Martinez has been Recognized by her peers by being voted as a TOP DENTIST as Featured in the San Diego Magazine for the last 9 years in a row- years 2005-2014, respectively. Dr. Martinez is also a Fellow in the American Academy of Facial Esthetics and provides Esthetic options for her patients using minimally invasive techniques for beautiful facial esthetics.
Dr. Oak is a Michigan native, she completed her undergraduate studies at Michigan State University and received her dental education at the University of Michigan. After earning her D.D.S., she stayed at the University of Michigan for further training in its Advanced Education in General Dentistry program.
Dr. Oak enjoys working with children and her passions include cosmetic and restorative dentistry. She is a member of the American Dental Association and will soon be a member of the California Dental Association.
She loves exploring her new city, San Diego, with her husband and their baby boy. Dr. Oak is an animal lover and is a member of the Curators club at the San Diego Zoo.
Dr. Ramya “Bala” (as her patients call her) and her family are local residents of the Scripps Ranch area. Her husband is an Engineer with Qualcomm and Scripps Ranch was the perfect family setting to call home. Dr. Bala is also a graduate of the University of California, San Francisco, along with Dr. Martinez.
“I strongly believe that with the latest advancements in preventive and cosmetic dentistry, anyone can achieve a healthy, beautiful smile. I look forward to working with you and your family to achieve this dental health.”
She practiced dentistry in Los Angeles before moving to the Scripps Ranch area. She has been very involved in the community here and is proud to call Scripps Ranch her home.Dr. Bala stays current with all new dental advancements and technologies by attending comprehensive dental continuing education.
Dr. Keri Silva was born and raised in the Los Angeles area. She graduated from California State University, Northridge for undergraduate studies and attended University of California, Los Angeles for dental school. Immediately after finishing her one-year General Practice Residency at Rancho Los Amigos National Rehabilitation in Downey, CA, where she provided dental treatment to patients with disabilities, she moved down to San Diego to practice dentistry.
She loves spending weekends at the beach and park with her husband, a virologist at Scripps Research Institute, and her one-year old son. Dr. Silva wants all of her patients to be have a complete understanding of their own oral health and be comfortable during dental treatment.
Dr. Norma Ramirez is local resident of the San Diego Community and has been practicing dentistry and serving her community here for over 12 years, focusing in family and cosmetic dentistry.
Dr. Ramirez believes in educating her patients and integrates her patients in all treatment decisions by reviewing all digital dental X-rays and photos with each patient. She wants each of her patients to feel comfortable and relaxed at all times, while under her care.
Upon graduating from dental school, Dr. Ramirez completed an additional one-year residency in Advanced Education in General Dentistry at the renowned Case Western University in Ohio. Dr. Ramirez is committed to providing outstanding up-to-date dental service to her patients and stays current with the latest procedures and technology by regularly attending continuing education conferences and seminars.
This is the term used when combining one or more dental treatments to enhance the appearance of your smile.
- In-chair teeth whitening generally involves the application of a whitening.
- Take-home teeth whitening requires a set of custom made trays to fit your teeth.
- Factors such as smoking, poor oral hygiene and diet can affect the longevity of the results.
Five crowns within 48 hours with Salma Kingston
Crowns are needed when a tooth has a significant amount of structural damage and a normal filling would not be adequate.
- Heavily filled teeth that have broken or that are likely to break in the near future.
- Teeth with old amalgam fillings often crack around the filling causing pain when chewing.
What Our Clients Say About Us
“Seeing Pam’s smile is always nice when you walk in. She’s on the ball and very professional. Lynn did a great job cleaning. I felt she took a little extra time to make sure she hit all areas, and not just rushing me through to make room for the next patient. And always checking on me to make sure I was comfortable. :)”
“As always, my experience was wonderful. Pam sets the friendly yet professional tone of the office from the moment you walk through the door. Dr. Lee performed a lengthy procedure on me today. She did a great job of guiding me through all of the steps and reassuring me along the way. She answered all of my questions and told me to contact her at any time if problems arise. I was, as usual, highly satisfied with my experience.”
“I would highly recommend this office to anyone. The whole experience is first class starting w the waiting room w drinks, snacks, and reading material. The bathroom w mouthwash, toothbrushes, hand lotions. The staff is extremely friendly and professional. They explain everything clearly and the comfort of headphones and watching a TV on the ceiling while they work is awesome! Most importantly they do great work on your teeth! Big THANK YOU to Christie and her staff!”
“Lourdes did my whitening. She was absolutely wonderful. What a sweet and caring soul. Also the results were great. Had no idea my teeth could get this white.”
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