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Our Practice

San Diego’s Premiere Dental Services

The value of a confident smile and good dental health is so great in everything we do in our lives!

That is exactly what we love doing at Bernardo Center Dentistry. We will go out of our way to create a personal and caring patient-dentist relationship—which is so essential to your dental satisfaction. It’s the way we have practiced dentistry for more than 25 years!

We hope you will see a noticeable difference from your very first visit.

We understand that you are coming to our office because you want to make a change in your dental health or appearance. So, we are not going to lecture or scold you about the condition of your teeth.

At your initial evaluation Dr. Carpenter will take the time to carefully listen to your dental issues, needs and concerns. Questions will be honestly answered. Visual images and demonstration models will then be used to present possible treatment alternatives, outcomes, and expectations.

Following a thorough examination and gathering of pertinent records, we will together review the condition of your teeth, and other conditions that may be impacting your teeth, your smile, and your ability to chew and function comfortably and well. It is then up to you to guide us as we formulate a blueprint for dental success!
Our top priority is to understand your goals, hopes and concerns, then provide appropriate dental treatment and care that meets those goals. We take great satisfaction in helping good people put their dental issues behind them!

Please come and see us. We love what we do and truly want to make your experience with our office comfortable and worthwhile.

If this sounds like the dental experience you are looking for, we encourage you to call us at (858) 487-2301 today to get started with a free, no-obligation consultation.

Our Dental team

Raymond E. Carpenter, DDS, Prosthodontist

Dr. Carpenter has successfully practiced dentistry since 1976. He received his specialty certificate in Prosthodontics in 1986. After growing up in Southern California, Dr. Carpenter received his undergraduate degree from Brigham Young University. He went on to receive a dental degree (DDS) from the University of the Pacific School of Dentistry, as a recipient of a U.S. Army Health Profession Scholarship. Following eight years of practice as a general dentist, Dr. Carpenter completed a post-graduate residency in Prosthodontics at the University of California at San Francisco (UCSF), where he served as Chief Resident. Dr. Carpenter has served on the faculty of the University of the Pacific School of Dentistry, and has been a Prosthodontics instructor at UCSF. He has also served on the faculty of the Esthetic Professionals Dental Education Center in Tarzana, California, and is a visiting faculty member at Spear Education in Scottsdale, AZ. He is an active member of the following organizations: American College of Prosthodontists, American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, International College of Oral Implantologists, San Diego County Dental Society, American Dental Association. He is also a member and past president of the San Diego Prosthodontic Society.