Smiles are our specialty.
We treat each member
of your family.
We believe each visit should
be comfortable and easy.
We care for your family as if
they were our own.
We know a healthy smile
It is a privilige to
treat your family.
We make first visits easy.
We look forward
to seeing your smile soon!
Our Office will be Closed from March 16-30 per California Dental Association
NOTICE REGARDING COVID-19 (Coronavirus)
Dear Valued Oasis Dentistry Patients,
Like so many of you, we have spent the last several days and weeks learning about the coronavirus (COVID-19) and how it is impacting our world. Our office is dedicated to understanding how it affects our patients, employees, and doctors, and then making necessary adjustments to our office routine.
We have one simple objective that guides us: keeping you, our patients, as well as our employees safe. With that in mind, we wanted to keep you abreast of our response to the threat of the coronavirus.
We take pride in our infection control, and the sterilization and disinfection processes we have always utilized are effective against COVID-19. Aside from our standard infection control protocols, we have ramped up cleaning and disinfection in the common areas of our office and offer hand sanitizer at the front desk and in the treatment rooms. We also have a professional janitorial cleaning service come twice per week for a full office cleaning.
We are closely following the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), California Dental Association and ADA guidelines and recommendations on the steps we can take to help prevent the spread of the virus. As of now, there have been no recommendations to close dental offices. We have shared specific instructions with our employees on the importance of washing their hands and staying home if they feel sick.
Continued oral health is important as it contributes to full body well-being. However, we ask our patients to help us in containing any potential spread by rescheduling your appointments without penalty if you feel unwell or feverish. Even if you do not feel unwell but wish to reschedule your appointment due to any concerns about the spread of the virus, please feel free to contact our front desk to do so (again, without penalty).
We are completely willing to work with patients and understand your need to make decisions based on your own personal health and level of risk tolerance.
We will continue to closely monitor the situation and do all we can to protect our patient family.
The Oasis Dentistry Team
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.
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Meet Dr. Anna Hsu
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 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.
Enjoy our modern, relaxing atmosphere
Our Hours and Policies
We are available 8-5
Tuesday - Friday.
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.
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 encompasses the preventative and restorative services used to maintain your oral health.
Good oral hygiene is important, not only for looks, but for general health as well. Poor oral hygiene can lead to a variety of dental and medical problems such as gum disease, infection, bone loss, heart disease and strokes. Regular cleanings can help prevent these problems and provide you with good oral hygiene. According to The Oral Cancer Foundation, someone dies from oral cancer, every hour of every day in the United States alone. When you have your dental cleaning, we are also screening you for oral cancer, which is highly curable if diagnosed early.
Children and adults should be seen for their regular cleaning and check up every six months. People at a greater risk for oral diseases should have their dental check ups more than twice a year.
Dental x-rays are images of the teeth, bones, and soft tissues around them to help find problems with the teeth, mouth, and jaw. X-ray pictures can show cavities, dental structures (such as wisdom teeth), and bone loss that cannot be seen during your dental examination.
Bitewing x-rays show the upper and lower back teeth. These x-rays are used to check for decay between the teeth. They also show bone loss when severe gum disease or a dental infection is present.
Panoramic x-rays show a broad view of the jaws, teeth, sinuses, nasal area, They show problems such as impacted teeth, bone abnormalities, cysts, solid growths (tumors), infections, and fractures.
Exams begin by reviewing the x-rays, models, and photos of your mouth with one of our doctors. Any conditions are noted and explained in detail. The clinical exam includes examination of the teeth and gums, evaluation of the bite and TMJ, an oral cancer screening, and an esthetic evaluation where indicated.
If treatment needs are not complex, we recommend solutions, and ask the patient if they are ready to proceed. If the treatment recommendations are more complex, we may ask you or your child to return for a further consultation.
Teeth whitening is the most popular cosmetic dental procedure in the world today. Whitening removes organic stains or discolorations primarily caused by aging and certain foods.
We offer prescription take-home systems.
• We provide you with a whitening tray and whitening agent to use at home.
• Convenience: You can do home whitening at any time of the day or night, for short or long periods.
• Portability: You can also use at-home whitening trays while on the go wherever you are.
A dental filling is a type of restorative dentistry treatment used to repair minimal tooth fractures, tooth decay or otherwise damaged surfaces of the teeth.
Dental filling materials include amalgam (silver) and composite (tooth colored) restorations.
A crown is a type of dental restoration which completely caps or encircles a tooth or dental implant. Crowns are often needed when a large cavity threatens the ongoing health of a tooth. After removing the old restoration and decay if there is not enough of your own natural tooth structure, a build up will be used. Crowns are typically bonded to the tooth using a dental cement. Crowns are often used to improve the strength or appearance of teeth.
Root canal therapy is a simple procedure with minimal discomfort. In root canal therapy the nerve of the tooth is irreversibly damaged and needs to be removed. Following the removal of all diseased material, your root chamber is cleaned and sealed to help prevent any further problems.
After root canal therapy it’s important to place a crown on your tooth to strengthen it and protect it from further complications. The only alternative treatment for a tooth with an irreversibly damaged pulp is to extract it.
Nitrous oxide or “laughing gas” is used to help relax anxious patients of all ages in the dental office but especially children. It is non-allergenic and one of the safest anti-anxiety agents used in dental offices. It produces a relaxed, mildly sedated state that helps make trips to the dentist more enjoyable for patients. Nitrous oxide is completely reversible in a matter of minutes. The ease of reversal allows you to safely drive home or go to work after your appointment.
Root Canal Therapy
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.
Dental implants are the best way to replace areas where teeth are missing. A dental implant is a post that is surgically placed in your jaw beneath your gums and is fitted with a crown to simulate your natural teeth. Unlike bridges, implants do not need to be anchored to other teeth, which can benefit your overall oral health. Implants are anchored in your jaw and are not removable like dentures. They can be cleaned like your natural teeth.
Crowns and bridges are permanent restorations that are used when inadequate healthy tooth structure is present for a traditional filling. Crowns restore the normal shape and color of your tooth and fit right on top of your existing tooth. Crowns or “caps” are used: to replace missing tooth structure, protect a weak tooth from fracturing or to strengthen a fractured tooth, improve your bite if your tooth is badly shaped, improve the esthetics of discolored teeth and to cover implants.
Bridges are used to cover areas of your mouth where teeth are missing.
Bridges are used improve your bite, which allows you to eat easier. They also improve oral esthetics by filling in missing spaces. A crown will be placed on teeth at each end of the space and there will be a fake tooth connected to both crowns at each side of the missing space. Bridges are not removable and are a more affordable way to fill in missing spaces in your mouth when implants are not an option.
Veneers are non-removable custom “shells” fitted to the front of your teeth after a small amount of enamel is removed. They can be used to change the shape, length and color of your teeth as well as fill in small spaces between your teeth. Veneers are thinner and smaller than crowns and can be used to improve the appearance of your teeth in some circumstances.
Full mouth reconstruction and smile enhancements combines multiple restorative and cosmetic procedures and may involve other specialists that we will work hand-in-hand with for the best outcome.
Our office works closely with some of the top orthodontists and oral surgeons in our area.
The goal is to restore not only the look of your teeth but also the structure and function. It will not only help you feel better about how you look, it will also improve your dental health.
Crowns and Bridges
Full Smile Enhancements
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.
Seeing our patients smile
is the best part of our day.
"Dr. Rhodes is the best cosmetic dentist in the world. He filled a tooth in the front. He did an unbelievable job. You don't even notice. That's how great he is. I wholeheartedly trust him. He & his assistant make you comfortable & at ease. It's not just that, but they spoil you & I didn't feel a thing. His staff is so affable & pleasing, I think I'm being transported to dental heaven".
-california d., yelp
"... I think the best word to describe Dr. Rhoades is gentle. He genuinely cares about the comfort of his patients. Even in something as subtle as body language, it shows. I've had more than my share of dental work, and Dr. Rhoades is the most gentle and accommodating dentist I've worked with. You can tell his staff love to work with him, too, because they all get along so incredibly well. They seem as much friends as co-workers."
-william m., yelp
"Oasis is friendly and fun- I've been going here for years- Dr Rhoads and Dr Jen are great. TVs in the ceiling so I can be entertained while they work and I've never had trouble getting appointments."
-jewyl c., yelp
"Dr. Rhoades is fantastic and it is true that he remembers your name. I felt comfortable and at ease. Plus it doesn't hurt that they have TVs on the ceiling and in front of the chairs....if only all dentists had this when I was younger, I might not have hated dentists so much."
-kiki h., yelp
"I went to Oasis Dental back in April and was really wowed by the entire place! From beginning to end, each employee was very friendly and made me feel comfortable and informed. The dental hygienist was very thorough with my cleaning and even did a gum disease check. I have never had this done and let me tell you, I have moved around quite a bit, so I have seen my share of dentists. As we have officially moved back to the area, I will be making this place my regular dental office. :)"
-sarah g., yelp
"I love Oasis Dentistry! I was referred to this dentist by another patient and I am so glad I found them, Dr. Rhodes is awesome as well as the rest of his staff. I've had terrible experiences before with other dentists and until I found Oasis I had a negative perception of all dentist offices. I would highly recommend Oasis to family and friends."
-yesenia m., yelp
"Dr Rhoades was FANTASTIC... He was so friendly and personable and I must say that was the best dental exam Ive ever had.. He was extremely thorough and gave me some great tips and advice on my dental health... I was very pleased and so glad I yelped before finding any old dentist in the area... Thanks fellow yelpers.. I would definitely recommend Dr Rhoades to anyone looking for a new Dentist in the Mission Valley area..."
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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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