You know that You never get a second chance to make a first impression. So it may come as no surprise that based on your smile the world assesses your openness, friendliness, intelligence, personality and even social status!
But, have you ever considered what kind of life-long impact your smile has on you as a person as well as others in your life who are important to you? Your smile not only has a dramatic effect on your physical attractiveness, but your self-esteem.
Your smile is a key part of your unique look, personality and how the world sees you. Therefore, it is a crucial factor in your image, self-expression and how you interact with others. So just imagine if only for a second how having an attractive new smile could supercharge your confidence, improve your personal relationships, enhance your ability to communicate, and show others the real you!
In a recent interview on The Wellness Hour, cosmetic dentist Dr. Gray explains that he has a wonderful, inviting office and staff. His office staff has been with Dr. Gray for 10 years and more and they spoil their patients.
Many people who value and take pride in their appearance have experienced the difference our Smile Designs have made in their lives. For many patients, we can restore teeth and gums to a beautifully natural smile at 100% of their natural strength in as little as two visits. Our Smile Designs give many patients the appearance that they are 10 years younger prompting the frequently heard comment, I only wish Id done it sooner!
Certified Sedation Dentist in La Mesa, California Dr. Gray is a graduate of the University of California School of Dentistry at San Francisco along with being alumni of San Diego State University. He has been providing high-level, quality care as a sedation dentist and cosmetic dentist for over 25 years.
His education did not stop after graduating from Dental School. He is a continuous student and spend a tremendous amount of time each year to stay on top of the latest advances for cosmetic and sedation dentists. Dr. Gray has attended the Las Vegas Institute of Cosmetic Dentists, one of the nations premier post-graduate training facilities and was recognized for his outstanding achievements in the field of COSMETIC DENTISTRY. He is also a graduate of the Kois Center, where he not only is a mentor but was recently asked to become a Clinical Instructor. He flies to Seattle, WA several times a year to help train other dentists in these advanced cosmetic and restorative dentistry treatments.
Creating beautiful healthy smiles is not just his career, its his passion and hobby. Going to the office is still a joy for me because I have surrounded myself with an incredible team of talented ladies and together, we all love serving and providing our patients (who often become friends), with the very best we and dentistry have to offer.
Dr. Jeff Gray, DDS, was amongst the very first in the United States to use SEDATION DENTISTRY. This incredible technique allows those patients who have avoided the dentist for years to comfortably undergo treatment they may have avoided for years while they comfortably snooze in the chair. Now they can find a trained and qualified sedation dentist and they can be on their way to good dental health. Of course, not just any dentist can be a sedation dentist. La Mesa sedation dentist Dr. Gray has had extensive training in this area and has safely, successfully and more importantly comfortably treated over 2000 fearful patients using this 1 pill sedation dentistry technique.
Dr. Gray is also one of the most experienced general dentists in the area using Invisalign (Invisible Braces). Dr. Gray also recently became one of the very first general dentists to be trained and certified in the use of INVISALIGN ( invisible braces). These aligners allow you to nearly invisibly straighten your teeth without having to use the traditional braces. These are wonderful for adults who want straight teeth but didnt want braces. The office was just recognized for being one of the top offices in the entire Southwest area for providing INVISALIGN. Achieved(ing) PREMIER PRIVIDER status
He has also chosen to see just one patient at a time so that the entire attention of the office can be focused on just you and your care. Dr. Gray absolutely loves being a dentist and helping improve the lives of his patients. It is what being a dentist is all about.
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Dr. Hurtado was born and raised in Southern California. After he completed dental school he moved to the island of Oahu in Hawaii. There he practiced dentistry for 23 years. Dr. Hurtado decided to move with his Wife and 9 year old Son back to California to be closer to his family and to be able to work alongside with his colleague and friend of the last 11 years, Dr. Gray.
Dr. Hurtado understands the significance of continual learning in dentistry which has led to special training in Cosmetics (Porcelain veneers), CEREC certification, Endodontics (Root canals), Implant placement, Sedation, Microscope-assisted dentistry, and Orthodontics (Invisalign and Six Month Smiles).
Although I know that dental training is valuable for me becoming a better dentist, what I have learned over the years is that listening to each of my patients individual needs and wants is what takes priority over everything! By focusing on what my patient wants is key in designing a plan together to help move forward as a team to get the best possible outcome for my patient.
We are excited to be able to have the extremely talented ceramist Mike Milner, as part of our in office team. Mike moved from another part of the city to be with us, and now is located in our second floor suite. He has been working with Dr Gray for the past 8 years, and has been an instructor at some of the finest cosmetic programs in the nation. He also held one of the lead positions for Micro Dental, the top cosmetic dental laboratory in the US. He has over 25 years experience in creating beautiful and natural smiles. A key part of creating those beautiful smiles, is the communication and teamwork between the dentist and ceramist. Dr. Jeff Gray and Mike speak several times a day regarding each of the smile enhancements they are currently working on.
Having one of the nations most talented ceramists right on site gives us tremendous advantage over most cosmetic dental offices, says Dr. Gray. The beauty of a smile is often in the small details and intricacies of each porcelain veneer or crown. With Mikebeing able to actually participate in your treatment, and to see the smile in your mouth, together we truly create the most beautiful, natural and customized smiles possible. Having Mike right upstairs can also save our patients time, and result in less visits for them to get the perfect results they are looking for.
I have worked with some of the best dentists from around the nation, and I can tell you without a doubt that Dr Gray is one of the most talented artistically and clinically that I have had the opportunity to work with. We make a great team, and the patients he cares for get incredible results because of that teamwork.