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I was born in a small village in Vietnam and immigrated to San Diego at the age of four. Growing up, my inquisitive nature led me to gravitate towards the realm of science. Combined with my personal journey with dental care, I understand the importance of dental health and found my perfect career. My personal experiences with dental care and diverse background allow me to promote dental health to all communities. I believe in providing quality and personalized dental care to promote a balanced and healthy lifestyle.

 

I received my bachelors degree from the University of California, San Diego. I then attended the University of California, Los Angeles and earned my Doctorate of Dental Surgery degree. After graduating from dental school, I pursued a general practice residency (GPR) at The University of Washington.

 

Since living in SoCal all my life, I knew I had to move back home to Sunny San Diego, CA. In my free time, I enjoy staying active by going to the gym and hiking. Furthermore, I am a huge foodie and I love to explore all different cuisines.

Dr. Anna Hsu is a Certified Periodontist, specializing in dental implant placement and treatment of periodontal disease. She has been practicing dentistry for 18 years.

 

Dr. Hsu received her undergraduate degree from the University of California at Berkeley and her dental degree from the University of California at San Francisco (UCSF). After realizing her passion for periodontics, Dr. Hsu went back to the University of California at San Francisco to achieve her specialty certificate in Periodontics and a Master of Science degree. At the conclusion of her residency, Dr. Hsu was awarded the prestigious Robert L Merin leadership Award. This award distinguished her as California’s most outstanding Periodontal resident.

 

 

Dr. Hsu strives to provide the highest quality of care and has been described as honest, caring, and positive with all of her patients. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her son and husband.

 

 

We strive to stay on-time,

so you can get back to your day.

Meet Dr. Viet Le

Meet Dr. Anna Hsu

Our Mission

 

We are so happy you have chosen Oasis Dentistry. We strive to deliver the best dental care available anywhere for people of all ages. You will always find a warm, caring environment here where we focus on your needs through a comfortable experience.

 

We are here to answer any questions you may have and encourage open communication. We will always let you know treatment plans and costs associated prior to the procedure. Our staff is highly trained and we use the most up-to-date equipment and adhere to strict safety procedures.

 

At Oasis Dentistry, each member of your family will receive personal and individualized service  – at each visit!

Our Team

Our primary asset is our talented and friendly team.

 

Your appointment will be comfortable and enjoyable because of our team and the relaxed environment that we have created.

 

Dr. Rhoades and his team cultivate a relationship with each patient, which not only ensures better dental care, but also turns a visit to the dentist into a visit between friends.

 

Our team members enjoy a long term relationship with both the office and our patients.

Office Photos

Enjoy our modern, relaxing atmosphere

Our Hours and Policies

 

We are available 8-5

Tuesday - Friday.

 

Emergencies

In case of a dental emergency please call our office at 619.220.8545 for further instructions on how to reach our on-call team member.

 

Insurance & Payment Procedures

Dental care is an important part of your total health program. We believe that caring for your teeth should not become a financial burden for you. In the event that full payment is not possible at the time services are rendered, we have some payment methods that may assist you.

 

If you have dental insurance, please be  aware that these plans vary greatly. We will help you review your benefits. For your convenience, we also accept major credit cards.

 

We are happy that you have dental insurance.  Since there are many insurance companies and they all cover at different rates, it is very confusing for the dental office and the patient to know what insurance will actually pay.  To keep things as simple as possible and less confusing, our office policy is to charge the same fee to all patients so it is as fair as possible.

 

We will accept payment from your insurance company, but insurance usually only pays a portion of the cost.  Since this portion can range from 25% to 100%, we will give you an estimate of your portion based on our experience working with your company.

 

This means that after your insurance has paid, you may be required to pay an additional payment or you may receive a refund.  We will be glad to send a predetermination upon request; however, dental insurance companies are currently responding in 3 - 4 weeks.

Our Office

A healthy smile makes

each day brighter.

Whether we see a child or adult, a first visit is a time to get to know one another. You will be introduced to our doctors and staff and be led through our cutting edge dental office. We will take extra time with children to ensure they will be relaxed on this and future visits. We will discuss your immediate needs. All fees will be discussed in advance. For our patients with insurance, we will let you know ahead of time your estimated portion.

 

The first visit for a dental patient will include x-rays and a comprehensive exam.  This is an important time for Dr. Rhoades to get to know you, address your dental concerns, and discuss your specific dental needs.  All findings will be reviewed together and a treatment plan will be developed, including necessary and optional treatment.

 

A cleaning will be scheduled following the initial visit once we know the type of gum therapy you need.  This could be a regular cleaning or a series of deep cleanings depending on the diagnosis of your gum (periodontal) health.  We strongly believe in education and prevention and will recommend specific home care instructions tailored to your specific needs.

 

We do our best to run on time.  Help us by having your first visit forms filled out when you arrive. Please download, print and complete our Welcome Packet.

Your First Dental Visit

Our goal is to make your appointment

as easy and relaxing as possible.

General Dentistry

Cosmetic Dentistry

Extractions

Removeable Prosthetics

General Dentistry encompasses the preventative and restorative services used to maintain your oral health.

Cosmetic dentistry can help patients with:

 

•  Cracked teeth

•  Chipped or fractured teeth

•  Discolored teeth

•  Excess or uneven gum tissue

•  Missing teeth

•  Decayed teeth

•  Weakened teeth

 

Cosmetic dentistry includes veneers, dental implants, crowns, bridges and gum recontouring, full mouth reconstruction/smile enhancements and may also integrate other dental treatments such as white fillings, teeth whitening, and bonding.

 

At Oasis Dentistry, we offer advanced materials and techniques for our crown and bridge treatments. Today’s restorations can give you healthy teeth that last for years while looking completely natural.

Extractions

 

Good oral hygiene should always be practiced since the loss of a single tooth can have major impact upon your oral health and appearance.  Although we will use every measure to prevent tooth loss, there are sometimes occasions when a tooth may need to be extracted.

 

A tooth may need to be extracted if the following occurs:

 

Malpositioned teeth

Fractured teeth or roots

Impacted teeth

Severe decay

Advanced periodontal disease

Infection or abcess

Orthodontic correction

 

After careful examination and treatment, Dr. Rhoades or Dr. Jen may advise to have a tooth extracted. Before a tooth is removed, we will take an x-ray in order to understand the

shape and position of the tooth and surrounding bone.

 

For a simple extraction, we will first apply a local anesthetic to prevent pain and discomfort. The tooth will be loosened with a tool called an elevator and then removed with dental forceps. Once the procedure is complete, the area may be closed with one or two stitches.

 

It is critical to keep the extraction area clean to prevent infection. We will provide you with dry, sterile gauze to bite down on for 30-45 minutes to limit bleeding while clotting takes place. For the next 24 hours, you shouldn't smoke, rinse your mouth vigorously, or brush teeth directly next to the extraction site.

 

Dentures are full replacements to all teeth. They use suction to retain themselves and are of great cosmetic value.

 

Mini implants can be used to improve retention of weak bone base dentures.

 

Partial dentures are partial replacement of teeth, they use existing teeth to anchor to and are made of a cast metal coping covered by acrylic and teeth.

 

Flexible partials are the cosmetic answer to the metal based partial, there is no metal in them and they flex a little to allow retention and fit. Both kinds of partial dentures are very retentive and secure.

Dental Services

Seeing our patients smile

is the best part of our day.

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The greatest compliment is

a referral to friends and family.

We look forward to seeing you soon.

 

 Please contact us to request a visit.

 

(619) 220-8545

fax (619) 220-8546

 

Stop by our office

at 2020 Camino Del Rio N, Suite 108

San Diego, California 92108

directions

 

Email us at OasisDentistry@yahoo.com

 

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Tuesday - Friday 8–5

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Meet Dr. Chris Rhoades

We appreciate the trust

you put in us!

Dr. Christopher Rhoades, a San Diego native, attended the University of San Diego High School.  He enrolled at the University of California, San Diego, earning a B.S. degree in General Biology with a minor in Psychology while being active in the Pre-Dental Society.  In 1993, Dr. Rhoades traveled to The University of Michigan, School of Dentistry for four years of study.  While earning his doctorate, Dr. Rhoades served as class president for one year and two years on the student council.

 

After receiving his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree, Dr. Rhoades continued his education at the University of the Pacific, School of Dentistry in San Francisco for a 1 year residency, earning a certificate in “Advanced Education in General Dentistry” in 1998.

 

After returning to San Diego and practicing dentistry as an associate for four years, Dr. Rhoades opened Oasis Dentistry in 2002.  He continues his education through dental affiliations including the American Dental Association, the California Dental Association, the San Diego County Dental Society and the world renowned Spear Dental Study Group.

 

When not at the office, Dr. Rhoades enjoys traveling, especially cruises, playing cards, camping, hiking, skiing, playing piano, and all things Star Wars with his husband, Josh ,and son, Sam.

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