Testimonials

Smile Makeover

“Dr. James Spalenka, DDS is simply one of the best in Southern California. Dr. Spalenka’s comprehensive dental expertise from basic to cosmetic restoration will meet and exceed all of your dental expectations.

“I’m in outside sales and a smile is the first step in the relationship process for a great first impression. Dr. Spalenka is the “secret” behind part of that success! Dr. Spalenka provided complete cosmetic restoration to my entire smile.

“With Dr. Spalenka and his staff you can be comfortable and confident that your first impression for success in both professional and personal situations will begin with a terrific smile.”

– Brad

Porcelain Veneers & General Dentistry

“I started coming to Dr. Spalenka about 5 years ago when I was looking for someone to put new veneers on my teeth for a reasonable price. He did a wonderful job with that, they look completely natural and no one ever seems to realize they’re veneers. After that, I sent my husband and teenage son to him as well. My younger son will come soon.

“I love Dr. Spalenka and everyone in the office. Everyone is friendly and helpful. Dr. Spalenka has helped me many times when I have had a dental emergency on a weekend, and I feel like he really is interested in making dental appointments an easy experience. I really used to dread going to the dentist with all my previous teeth issues, now I don’t worry about it at all.”

– Barbara

One-Visit Crowns & General Dentistry

“I have been a patient of Dr. Spalenka for over a year. I was unhappy with my prior dentists services and costs. I’ve been to over a dozen different dentists over the years, but Dr. Spalenka is the most professional and caring dentist I have ever experienced! A dentist’s office and staff is a direct refection on the quality of the dentist and the service that you receive. Dr. Spalenka’s staff is experienced, knowledgeable and caring! It starts with Mona, who as the doctor’s assistant is friendly and efficient! She does a great job of handling appointment, insurance and other business issues. Lisa is the “best dental hygienist” who has ever cleaned my teeth! Her technique is outstanding and she tells the patient what she is doing as she completes her job. Everyone on Dr. Spalenka’s staff is caring and service oriented.

“One aspect of Dr. Spalenka’s dental practice really amazed me. Being up-to-date on the latest technology is important to me. Some of this technology I experienced recently. I previously have had many crowns, some of which were replaced over the years. My experience is that I have had to wait 2-3 weeks for a new crown and had to use a ‘temporary crown’ in the meantime. To my amazement, Dr Spalenka x-rayed my tooth and then, using his “computer” was able to visually create my new crown. He did not remove the healthy portions of my tooth. Dr. Spalenka then programmed the crown design in a machine, which created my new crown within minutes. I was able to watch it being made! My crown was installed within the same visit. This process took less than an hour. I was able to eat immediately upon leaving the office. Wow!

“In summary, I highly recommend Dr. Spalenka and his highly trained staff! They have the most experienced, and caring staff to make your dental visit a positive and rewarding experience! Give them a try – you will not be disappointed.”

– Peter

Family & Comprehensive Dentistry

“I was instantly impressed with his competence, his thorough attention to detail, and his friendly personality. He has treated our whole family (6 of us!) for over 25 years. That adds up to over 125 patient years!

“When our children were younger, we realized that Dr. Spalenka was as good with children as he is with adults. No need to have multiple dentists!

“Dr. Spalenka invests time and effort keeping up on the latest techniques and methods. I have complete confidence that I am receiving the highest quality of care.”

– Peggy

Cosmetic Dentistry

“Dr Spalenka has been my boss and dentist for the past 13 years. After working for the doctor for a few months I knew he was the one to finally fix my front teeth. The work he does is meticulous and beautiful. I had a space between my front teeth and they were chipped. As a dental hygienist, I am very aware of my teeth and this would bother me. Now I can smile and show people how their teeth can be.”

– Lisa

Full Mouth Restoration

“I have been a patient of Dr. Spalenka’s for about 5 years. I hadn’t been to a dentist for many years and my teeth were chipped and decayed. I was afraid to go to the dentist because I thought my teeth were too far gone to be fixed.

“Dr. Spalenka and his team gave me all new teeth. I am self-employed and I now have confidence when approaching people. Dr. Spalenka made 14 porcelain crowns for me and I couldn’t be happier with the results of his work. I recommend Dr. Spalenka to all of my friends.”

– Larry

Multiple Procedures, Painless Dentistry

“My wife and I have been patients of Jim (I will never get used to the name James) Spalenka for at least 25 years. When we first moved to Ranch Bernardo we wanted to find a capable dentist who demonstrated to us a genuine concern for his patients.

“My wife was a patient of Dr. John Scottosanti, periodontist and dental surgeon, and without hesitation he recommended Dr. James Spalenka. Since then, Jim has never failed to prove to us his skills, caring and friendliness in the years that we have gone to him for treatment.

“We have had numerous types of procedures over the years from the doctor and his staff including everything from teeth whitening to partial dentures, extractions, fixed bridges, inlays, implants, etc. I am always amazed that despite a full and active practice Jim is able to keep himself abreast of all the newer dental techniques and practices. He believes sincerely in “painless dentistry” and I cannot ever recall experiencing sustained pain or discomfort in his chair. On numerous occasions I have recommended several acquaintances and friends to Jim’s office for emergency care and without exception they have all commented to me on his skills and friendly manner and his efforts to fit them into his busy schedule.

“Several things stand out in my mind regarding our relationship with Dr. Spalenka. However, one of the most striking is that after every procedure we have had with him he never fails to call us in the evening to be sure that we are not suffering any discomfort, as he does with each one of his patients for that day. That may not seem much but it is another demonstration to me of his concern for his patients and his objective of good dentistry.

“Jim and his excellent staff have become good friends of ours over the years and a trip to his office is always an opportunity to visit with them and bring each other up-to-date on our families’ welfares.

“We would never be hesitant to recommend the services of Dr. Spalenka to anyone seeking a competent and caring dentist.”

– Patricia & Paul

General Dentistry

“I have been a patient of Dr. Spalenka’s for almost 3 years. In that time, the service I have received from him and his professional staff has been outstanding. No matter what procedures, Dr. Spalenka is meticulous to every detail and follows up on directly with you to ensure a complicated treatment has been successful, you are satisfied, and are healing appropriately. Personal, professional, quality dental care and treatments every time!”

– Dennis

Extensive Dental Work

“My husband and I have been seeing Dr. Spalenka for several years. We are very happy with Dr. Spalenka and his office staff. Each one of them is courteous, professional and always friendly.

“We have needed extensive dental work, which has always been done without pain. Dr. Spalenka calls to check on our status the evening after we’ve had procedures done to make sure we’re ok. He cares – it’s that obvious!

“Dr. Spalenka has always made time to see us right away if we have a dental problem. It’s great having a dentist who is concerned about his patients!”

– Kathy

Extensive Dental Work & Afraid of the Dentist

“I had not been to a dentist in years. I was afraid because I knew I needed extensive work. A good friend of mine who is a dental hygienist in another office recommended Dr. Spalenka, because I wanted sedation dentistry.

“My first visit was a pleasant surprise. Everyone in the office made me at ease and comfortable. Dr. Spalenka explained everything in detail. He’s been so kind and caring, I ended up not having sedation.

“It’s been over a year and I’m almost done. I’m happy to say it has been a great experience.”

– Susan

General Dentistry

“I have been a patient of Dr. Spalenka for 25 years after relocating from Wisconsin. Dr. Spalenka has always been like a caring friend. He has always given prompt attention to any dental problem I have had.

“Dr. Spalenka’s staff has the same caring attitude. It is reassuring to know they will make every effort to help you.

“My parents also have received excellent care from Dr. Spalenka and his staff.”

– Kathleen

Multiple Procedures

“I have been a patient of Dr. Spalenka for the past 18 years. During that time I have had dental emergencies. Without exception, I have been taken care of with professional, expert, personalized efficient treatment. From Janelle and Clarissa in the front office through Mannie and Jessica assisting personably, empathetically and expertly in the dental surgery to, of course, Dr. Spalenka utilizing advanced equipment in the office complete my dental experience with a smoothly, efficiently and cordially run dental office. Thank you Dr. Spalenka and your entire team for the pleasant, professional dental care you have afforded me for almost two decades.

– Louis

Porcelain Veneers

“I chipped my upper right lateral tooth in middle school, and had a small, dull colored composite put over it. It was too small to match my other teeth, and I was always self-conscious about my smile. When I approached Dr. Spalenka about what options I had, he said reassuringly, “Don’t worry, we’ll take care of you.” Soon after, I had a new porcelain veneer and a movie star smile. I used to be scared about smiling, but now, thanks to Dr. Spalenka, I rarely stop doing it. Needless to say I was impressed with the results, and I was equally impressed with the personal care and attention I received from Dr. Spalenka and everyone in the office. Thank you Dr. Spalenka!

– John

Teeth Cleaning, Fillings, Crowns and Veneers

“Dr. Spalenka is a very caring, diligent and detail oriented dentist. He spends so much time and effort with every procedure as needed until I am completely satisfied with the work being done. He is assisted by a well-trained staff. He runs his office with efficiency and teamwork. I have been a patient for over 30 years along with my husband and daughter. We obviously trust Dr. Spalenka in all aspects of the work he performance on us. He is also dedicated to his profession as he attends conferences and seminars regularly to further his knowledge in his field and keep updated on current trends and techniques. I highly recommend Dr. James Spalenka to anyone looking for a caring and dedicated dentist.

– Viki

Filling and Crowns

“We had been to different dentist after frequent moving and in search of excellent dentist. But I am glad that we found Dr. Spalenka. He is very caring and kind to his patients. You will always feel welcome at the clinic the moment you step in at the door. They will greet you by your name and always make you feel comfortable. I trust Dr. Spalenka and his staffs because they know what they are doing and will give you honest and full information about the process. They are gentle and yet always do an exceptional job.

– Elmira

Multiple Procedures, Painless Dentistry

“My husband and I have been patients of Dr. Spalenka for 29 years. Dr. Spalenka is an excellent dentist who goes the extra mile to ensure the dental health of his patients. Dr. Spalenka has provided wonderful care to my husband and I; he is available for both basic and major dental services and is always ahead of the curve relative to new and innovative dental treatment and leading-edge technology dental services. After receiving a dental treatment in his office, Dr. Spalenka always calls me to see how I am doing post-procedure; a demonstration of his caring and professionalism.

“Dr. Spalenka’s highly skilled and professional team, are another component of the great care that I have received from this wonderful dental office. Lisa has provided outstanding dental hygiene services to me for many years. I am grateful to Dr. Spalenka and his excellent staff for maintaining my dental health year after year and highly recommend them to anyone in need of dental services.

– Katie

Fillings and Cleanings

I always enjoy the welcoming atmosphere at the office. The procedures and cleanings are never painful and thoroughly done.

– Mason

Multiple Procedures

“I came to San Diego about 25 years ago. Among other things, I sought a highly proficient dentist whom I could have complete trust and confidence. After experiencing several good dentists, I heard about the superb reputation of Dr. Spalenka.

“I discovered very early that he consistently sought to achieve, not just high-quality outcomes, but excellent in every aspect of his practice. Dr. Spalenka not only listens .. he hears what I am saying. And I value the personalization attention I receive. I appreciate that he is, at-all-times, mindful of his patient’s comfort … he is gentle man with gentle hands. I like feeling relaxed in the dental chair.

“I am impressed by the fact that Dr. Spalenka continues to actively participate in many advanced professional programs that keep him on the cutting edge of dental techniques, new technologies, and newly developed materials. I am not surprised to find that dentists in the area seek his opinion and advice on state-of-the-art dental advancements.

“ln addition, he is a remarkable leader, educator and motivator of his staff, whom also striv6for excellence. Dr. Spalenka and his team unfailingly show respect and professional concern for each patient as if that patient were family.

“Dr. Spalenka is not just another dentist you randomly pick out of the yellow pages or search for online. He is the professionals professional. Because of these, and additional qualities, I have enjoyed having Dr. Spalenka as my dentist for 25 years.

– David

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