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Oral Exam for Oral Cancer Screening

No single oral exam or oral cancer screening test is proven to reduce the risk of dying of oral cancer. But, did you know that in our office, Dr Mastrovich and our Escondido dental hygiene team screen for oral cancer during all dental and dental hygiene appointments. […]

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Are there different approaches to a dental hygiene (cleaning) appointment?

If you are over the age of twelve, chances are you have had a prophylaxis (teeth cleaning) by more than one dental hygienist over the years. Have you ever wondered why one hygienist started by cleaning the ‘inside’ (called lingual, the side closest to your tongue) of […]

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Celebrating 35 years 1978-2013 Restorative Dentistry

We are thrilled to share our celebration of 35 years since Dr. Mastrovich first opened the doors of his restorative dentistry practice here in the Escondido-San Marcos community! On that day thirty-five years ago, he was a baby-faced young dentist fresh from finishing his post grad general […]

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Our Favorite Smile Contest Winners are….

Drum roll….our Favorite Smile contest Winners are: First place: Melissa of Temecula Second place: Hunter James of Hartford And tied for Third Place: Jan of Escondido and Joann of Poway Congratulations to our top three place winners. We love being the dental experts our patients and friends […]

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Exciting Changes on Our Escondido Dental Office Team

As Kortney moves to Flagstaff to pursue her dream of becoming a dental hygienist, our loss of Kortney is also an opportunity to realize a long time dream of our own: Sally is joining Debra in the front office, and taking on a hybrid position encompassing both […]

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Finding a Dentist: Difference between a DDS and a DMD

In our ongoing “Ask the Dentist” series we are often asked, “What is the difference between a DDS and a DMD?” As you’re looking to find a dentist you may notice that while most are listed with a “DDS”, some may be listed as “DMD”. What does […]

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Facebook Contest: Show us Your Favorite Smile

Our First Facebook Contest Features Your Favorite Smile Have you noticed that we post a lot of smiling photos on our Facebook page? As you can imagine, we LOVE a great smile, and we want to see yours! We welcome all of our patients and their friends […]

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Finding an Expert Dentist in Escondido and Other Locations (Part 2 of Choosing a Dentist)

We love helping our patients and friends whenever we can. As we mentioned in our first blog on this topic, when our patients get job transfers or other reasons leading to their need to relocate, we do all we can to network with well respected, quality dentists […]

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What do the numbers mean when my hygienist measures my gums?

“What do the numbers mean when my hygienist measures my gums?” Have you ever sat in your dental hygienist’s chair and wanted to ask this question?  We love to answer questions and help our patients grow to be experts in their own personal dental conditions and care.  […]

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Choosing a Dentist (Part 1)

We are often asked by our Escondido patients who have received a job transfer, “How do I find an expert dentist like you in my new location?” We do make an effort to network with quality specialists and general dentists we know via lecturing in other cities. […]

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