Situated near Hillcrest and Banker’s Hill, our dental practice offers a warm, inviting space to maintain your oral health and perfect your smile. Our caring team of dental professionals believe in comprehensive dentistry that considers whole body health—not just the condition of your teeth and gums. Take a moment to familiarize yourself with our practice, policies, and cutting-edge dental technology. If you have any questions, a member of our team would be happy to speak with you or help you schedule an appointment.
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- Meet Dr. Griffiths
- Meet Our Team
- Comfort & Amenities
- Patient Forms
- Insurance & Co-Pays
- Our Blog
Meet Dr. Griffiths
Dr. Mark Griffiths has been named one of “San Diego’s Top Dentists” every year since 2011. He is well-known throughout the San Diego community and has been the recipient of numerous awards, such as the “Certificate of Outstanding Achievement” and the “Certificate of Professionalism.” Dr. Griffiths believes the mouth is the gateway to the rest of the body, therefore proper oral health is essential to truly be considered healthy.
Meet Our Team
Dr. Griffiths’ knowledgeable, experienced team can help you achieve a beautiful smile that you’ll be proud to show off! No matter what your dental needs may be, the personal concern we show our patients is the foundation for the lasting relationships that built our practice. Our staff provides the support, expertise, and care that distinguish the Griffiths Smiles experience.
Comfort & Amenities
At Griffiths Smiles, your ultimate comfort is one of our top priorities. We understand that some patients have had traumatic experiences related to dentistry or may harbor anxieties about their treatment. Our San Diego dentist strives to make each patient as comfortable as possible. We are proud to offer the following amenities to help make your experience more pleasant and relaxing:
- Neck and eye pillows
- In-office Wi-Fi
- Your own lip moisturizer
- Noise-cancelling headphones
We also offer personalized sedation dentistry solutions for patients who have moderate to severe dental anxiety. A member of our team would be happy to discuss this option with you further if you still feel apprehensive about treatment.
“I’ve been coming here for almost 8 years. Great front staff and all the hygienist are so skilled – love the lavender touch. Dr. G is great too.”
Save time during your appointment by completing our patient forms beforehand! We want your visit to Griffiths Smiles to be as convenient as possible, and we are happy to provide you with your new patient paperwork to download, fill out, and print at your own leisure. Please bring your completed forms to your first appointment.
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Insurance & Co-Pays
If you have insurance, our team will help you determine the coverage available to you. In order to best assist you, it is important that you submit your dental and/or medical insurance information with your new patient paperwork at least two business days prior to your scheduled appointment. This gives us time to contact your insurance company and obtain a breakdown of the benefits that you or your employer have purchased from the company. In addition, please bring a dental benefit book, which your insurance carrier should be able to provide. We will be happy to help you understand the full scope of your policy.
In the event that you are recommended treatment services, we will be able to provide you with a detailed plan to give you an estimate of how much your insurance company may pay for each procedure, as well as the portion you will be expected to pay at the time of service. We will assist you in filing your dental or medical claim, as well as handling insurance questions from our office on your behalf, in any way we can.
In an effort to reduce costs to you while maintaining the highest level of professional care, we have established the following financial policy:
- Payment of any account balance is due in full within 20 days of the statement date
- We gladly accept Visa®, Discover®, American Express®, or MasterCard® payments
- Payment plans are available through CareCredit®
Appointments & Consultations
We are happy to schedule a second-opinion consultation with our doctor to discuss your treatment diagnosis. It is important to us that our patients are fully committed to a recommended course of treatment and we make every effort to provide all available information regarding the services offered or potential options to make your appointment more comfortable.
CareCredit® is a healthcare credit card designed to cover your health and wellness needs, as well as the needs of your entire family! Unlike regular credit cards, CareCredit® can help qualified patients pay for out-of-pocket expenses not covered by medical insurance by extending special financing options that are not always available with Visa® or MasterCard®.
CareCredit® is applicable at over 200,000 enrolled healthcare providers and retailers across the nation. Once you’re approved, you can use it over and over again! With short- and long-term financing plans available, CareCredit® offers flexible options to help you pay for your dental costs without interest being charged during a given promotional period. Please visit the CareCredit® website for full details on specific CareCredit® financing plans.
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Our San Diego-area practice uses state-of-the-art dental technology to not only reduce discomfort during your appointment, but also to minimize potentially harmful effects on your health and body. We utilize digital x-rays rather than film-based x-rays to decrease your exposure to radiation, as well as digital impressions to obtain an accurate mold of your teeth without the need for messy putties. All the technology at Griffiths Smiles is tailored to enhance your experience while achieving more effective and accurate results.
In order to keep our patients well-informed about the different services that can help them achieve their goals, we regularly update our cosmetic dentistry blog with the latest news on preventative care, practice updates, restorations, and more. Click on the link below to learn more about your treatment-of-interest and/or get answers to frequently asked questions.