Being a major “dental chicken”, I truly appreciated Dr. Santoro going out of her way to make me feel comfortable and relaxed. The procedure was virtually pain free. We had such a good time talking about books and movies that it was more like “girlfriend time” than a dental appointment.
I really appreciated Dr. Santoro’s call the next day to see how my new crown was feeling. It fit perfectly and I had no residual discomfort at all.
It also was not lost on me the respect and appreciation Dr. Santoro has for the staff. These ladies have been a very important part of my continuing to keep scheduled cleaning and repair appointments as they have eased my fears with warmth and a family environment.
We will all miss Dr. Tuttle, but I am looking forward to many years of Dr. Santoro’s friendship and exemplary skills.
While having a kind and caring dentist is one thing, having a truly understanding, efficient, and precise dentist is another. Having moved from a few cities, I came to Dr. Santoro after cracking a tooth on a piece of popcorn, with my engagement photos only a few weeks away. Dr. Santoro was not only understanding of my predicament (which could have been an embarrassing reason to need my teeth fixed), but ended up fixing a crappy root canal another dentist had done, doing a post and crown for me, and whitening my teeth beautifully all same day so that I could get back to work quickly. The dentist isn’t a favorite place to go for most people, but Dr. Santoro truly made my experience an enjoyable one. I will be following Dr. Santoro out to her new practice in Scripps Ranch, and recommend anyone to do the same!
I highly recommend Dr. Santoro and her team (Lynne is my hygienist). She’s a conservative dentist, who you can trust, won’t make you do unnecessary work, and will make your visit as pleasant as a dental visit can be.
Additionally I’ve brought my toddler to see her a few times and she is amazing with her as well!! Her rapport with my daughter was great-as she kept her calm, made the visit fun, and addressed all my questions / concerns. I’m so happy to have found a wonderful dentist for my whole family!!
I had a lifetime of poor dentistry and bad advice. Dr. Santoro worked with me to first have a healthy mouth and then do the cosmetic work. I never imagined my teeth would look this beautiful. She is a very kind person and a true artist. She was my dentist when she was in Coronado and I have followed her to Scripps Ranch, even though it is a hike. I would not go to anyone else.
Dr Santoro is great! I recently moved back to SD and I was having a hard time finding a dentist that I liked. Therefore, I hadn’t gone in 2 years and felt nervous about making an appointment. I was looking for a place that felt comfortable, affordable, and competent. I’m really glad I found this office. It had a really comfortable homey feel and the staff was very friendly and non judgmental of my dental health. Dr. Santoro is a nice blend of relaxed and competent, knowing the latest cutting-edge stuff about dentistry without pushing anything. She is the first one that explained to me where my calcium deposits come from on my front two teeth. I met with her right before my wedding and she helped me get fitted for bleaching trays which helped my teeth look fantastic for pictures on the big day! I highly recommend her. She is great if you are looking for a comfortable and competent practice.