Dr. Richard Hagstrom, DDS

Dr. Richard Hagstrom, DDS

Dentistry  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 57
Dr. Richard Hagstrom, DDS is a dentistry practitioner in La Mesa, CA and has been practicing for 31 years. He graduated from Usc School Of Dentistry in 1987 and practices dentistry, headache management, and more.Read his story

8923 La Mesa Blvd

La Mesa, CA 91942

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Dr. Hagstrom's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Hagstrom "Dr. Hagstrom graduated number 1 in his class from USC School of Dentistry in 1987 and has been practicing in the El Cajon/La Mesa area since then. He completed a residency in Myofacial Pain Dysfunction at USC and trains annually at the Center for Advanced Dental Study in St. Petersburg, Florida, with Dr Peter Dawson. Dr Hagstrom is known as a "Physician of the Mouth" not just a "Tooth Doctor!" He doesPermanent Restorative Dentistry using the latest in proven Cosmetic Dental materials. Dr Hagstrom has been a member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry since 1995. Most recently, he has completed and earned his Fellowship in Implant Dentitry from the California Implant Institute. He also has advanced training in treating the "Dental Phobic" patient. Where his philosophy is to listen attentively to his patients and treat each one individually based on what they want to accomplish and in a manner that is tailored to fit their specific situation. He also employs the latest in "Sedation Dentistry" techniques allowing the patients to take a pill and go to sleep! He is a Charter member of the Dental Organization for Conscious Sedation. Dr. Hagstrom has also obtained one of the first Certificates for Oral Conscious Sedation issued by the State of California. He is a charter member of the Dental Organization For Conscious Sedation, DOCS. He has recently been awarded one of only 36 Life Time Qualified Achievement Awards in the Crown Council. This organization is dedicated to bringing the highest quality Dental Services possible to the patients of North America. Although, Dr Hagstrom has earned many honors and distinctions, his patients know him best for his heart felt caring attitude that he expresses daily to those he treats."
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Hagstrom "I have advanced training in treating the "Dental Phobic" patient. My philosophy is to listen attentively to my patients and treat each one individually based on what they want to accomplish and in a manner that is tailored to fit their specific situation. I also employ the latest in Sedation Dentistry techniques allowing patients to take a pill and go to sleep! I care about my patients well-being as well as their teeth."

9  Practice Areas

  • Dentistry
  • Cosmetic Dentistry
  • Headache Management
  • Implant Dentistry
  • Laser Dentistry
  • Neuromuscular Dentistry
  • Oral Surgery
  • Periodontics
  • Sedation Dentistry

74  Conditions Treated

  • Abscess
  • Bad Taste in Mouth
  • Black Hairy Tongue
  • Bleeding Gums
  • Bonding Disorders
  • Bone Loss
  • Broken Tooth
  • Burning Mouth Syndrome
  • Canine Teeth, Absence Upper Permanent
  • Canker Sore
  • Cavity
  • Chipped Tooth
  • Chronic Periodontitis
  • Clicking of Temporomandibular Joint
  • Cold Sore
  • Cosmetic Conditions
  • Cosmetic Peridontal Problems
  • Cracked Tooth
  • Craniofacial Disorders
  • Crooked Teeth
  • Crossbite
  • Dental Bone Loss
  • Dental Crowding
  • Dental Spacing
  • Dentin Dysplasia, Coronal
  • Dentin Dysplasia, Radicular
  • Dry Mouth
  • Dry Tooth Socket
  • Excessive Tooth Wear
  • Facial Pain
  • Fluoride Overuse
  • Fluorosis
  • Gaps Between Teeth
  • Gingival Fibromatosis
  • Gingivitis
  • Grinding of Teeth
  • Gum Disease
  • Gummy Smile (Oversized Gingiva)
  • Hypodontia
  • Impacted Teeth
  • Jaw Bone Tissue Deterioration
  • Jaw Irregularities
  • Jaw Misalignment Leading to TMJ
  • Loose Teeth
  • Malocclusion (Bad Bite)
  • Misaligned Teeth
  • Misshapen Teeth
  • Mouth Lesions
  • Mouth Ulcer
  • Oral and-or Facial Athletic Injury
  • Oral Infection
  • Orofacial Pain
  • Overbite
  • Periodontitis
  • Plaque
  • Receding Gums
  • Sensitive Teeth
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Soft Tissue Infection
  • Stained Teeth
  • Swollen Gums
  • Tartar Buildup
  • Tempormandibular Joint Pain
  • Tender Gums
  • TMJ
  • Tooth Abrasion
  • Tooth Abscess
  • Tooth Decay
  • Tooth Demineralization
  • Tooth Discoloration
  • Tooth Loss
  • Tooth Malformation
  • Toothache
  • Underbite
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42  Procedures

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Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for California.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

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  • Usc School Of Dentistry
    Medical School | Graduated 1987
  • Usc School Of Dentistry
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • California Implant Institute
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed
  • Center For Advanced Dental Study In St. Petersburg, Fl
    Other Education | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors

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Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Hagstrom's Reviews

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7 total reviews (1 has a comment)

Likelihood to Recommend (7)

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Dr. Hagstrom's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


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  • Average wait time

    Under 10 minutes

Patient Comments (1)

I have been going to Dr Hagstrom for almost 25 years and I feel he is the best at what he does. He is caring and compassionate. I will and have recommended him to family and friends
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