our main concern is the HEALTH of our team & patients

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Team Smiles Walnut Ave

Safety Protocols

Walnut Ave SAFETY & protection program

Health Screenings

We will be screening all Team members and Patients, daily, to ensure the best health & safety for our practice.  Health questionnaires will be sent to all patients prior to their visit with us.  Patients presenting any symptoms or risk factors of Covid-19 or illness, will be kindly asked to reschedule their visit with us.  Patients will also be asked to wash their hands thoroughly and use antibacterial mouth rinses before temperatures are taken with Non-contact thermometers .  We appreciate your help and understanding with our safety program.

UV Lights & Medical Filters for HVAC

Our office has upgraded our HVAC filters to Medical Grade filters and included UV Lights in our AC units to add another level of protection for our team & patients.

HyperHEPA filtration All Treatment Rooms & Front Office

We have installed Medical/Dental Grade Hepa Air Filters in All treatment rooms as part of our safety program.  The Swiss made IQAir HealthPro Series features HyperHEPA filtration technology for superior airborne particle removal. IQAir's HyperHEPA filtration is tested and certified by an independent third-party lab to effectively filter 99.5% of harmful ultrafine pollution particles down to 0.003 microns in size. This is 100 times smaller than what is achieved with ordinary air filtration technology and 10 times smaller than a virus.

Ultra-fine particles are smaller than 0.1 microns, make up about 90% of all airborne particles, and have been linked to heart attacks, strokes, asthma, and even cancer. IQAir’s HyperHEPA filtration in the HealthPro Series is proven and certified to filter at least 99.5% of all particles down to 0.003 microns – the smallest particles that exist.  We are happy to take our infection control & safety practices to the next level by adding these to our practice.  

Safety Hepa Air Filters



We are always welcoming new patients and we would love to have you as part of our dental family. Please explore our website to learn more about us.  You can find information about our staff, our office, and our procedures and services.

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Welcome to Walnut Avenue Dentistry

  Welcome to Walnut Avenue Dentistry, a leading dental care practice in San Diego, California for Cosmetic Dentistry. We understand the importance of optimum oral health and great dental hygiene. Our dentists: Christie Martinez, DDS, Heta Bhansali DDS and Jay Friedman DDS are committed to providing you with the latest in dental technology in a fun, pleasant environment.

Smiles 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.

Top Dentists

We thank you for your interest in our dental practice and the trust you have placed in us. Please contact us if you have any questions.  

Our practice proudly has been recognized as being TOP Dentists in San Diego County, year after year, respectively Since 2002.

Meet Our Team

Christie Martinez DDS

Christie Martinez, DDS

Jade Tran DDS

Jade Tran, DDS

Alexis Louie DMD

Alexis Louie, DMD


            Lourdes (Lulu)

Dental Assistant

Angelica Angelica

Dental Hygienist

Rowie - Patient Coordinator


Success Stories

Smile Makeover

This is the term used when combining one or more dental treatments to enhance the appearance of your smile. Let us answer your questions.

Treatment Stages:

  • In-chair GLO teeth whitening generally involves the application of a whitening solution to remove stains.
  • Study casts and models for patient communication
  • CEREC Single visit crowns to create a New Smile in a Single patient visit. Our technology gives a patient the new smile they have always wanted.

Walnut Avenue Dentistry Virtual Tour

  • ""I came in in Agony and was immediately referred to an endo. They were so great - even walked me there bc I was in sooooo much pain! How kind!! They handled everything for me - X-rays, ins info, paperwork - all of it! Thank goodness! I am recuperating from the root canal right now so not a long review but def give 10 stars instead of 5! So grateful for this office!!""
    -Ania C
  • "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. Martinez 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."
    Susan Russo
  • "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 Martinez and her staff!"
    Scott De Palma
  • "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."
    Jonah Hillman
  • "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. :)"
    Danny Kazmarek
  • "Fri, 12/15/17
    Wonderful Experience
    Developed an abscess on Thursday. My own dentist's emergency number wasn't working (he doesn't work Fridays so would have been an 'emergency') so had to find a dentist before the weekend. Not only did they say 'come right down,' and I would be seen between patients. However, I was seen immediately. The whole office is very friendly, the dentist very gentle, and I walked out feeling very relieved.

    (Published on RateABiz)"
    Deb Jezoir
  • "12/14/17
    Terrific availability.
    Had the need for unscheduled appointment. Received a quick appointment. Great, personal care Qaeda

    (Published on RateABiz)"
    Zach Peck
  • "12/13/17
    Best Dentist in town
    I have had several Dentist in my 17 years in San Diego. None have come close to Dr. Martinez and her staff. They have continued to go the extra mile on every visit. I have felt that they made my health and comfort a priority.

    (Published on RateABiz)"
    Larry S
  • "12/01/17
    Your Friendly Neighborhood Dentist
    Clean, friendly, professional dental office with some hi-tech equipment. There’s an in-house lab so they can offer same-day inlays and crowns, which means one visit instead of two. That’s convenient! All the doctors and hygienists are gentle and thorough. Dr. Martinez is amazing and Pam at the front desk always makes you feel welcomed. Highly recommend this dental office if your looking.

    (Published on RateABiz)"
    Don Rooker

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