Dr. Richard Masek, DDS

Dr. Richard Masek, DDS

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Dr. Richard Masek, DDS is a dentistry practitioner in San Diego, CA and has been practicing for 42 years. He graduated from University of Southern California / School of Dentistry in 1976 and practices dentistry, pediatric dentistry, and more.Read his story

8505 Navajo Rd

San Diego, CA 92119

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This content was provided by Dr. Masek "Dr. Rich Masek has been practicing in San Diego since his 1976 graduation from the University Of Southern California School Of Dentistry. He followed his esthetic eye into cosmetic dentistry, attaining Accreditation in the prestigious American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry in 1993. He followed his fondness for computers into High Tech dentistry while looking for a biocompatible, long lasting alternative to silver-mercury fillings. Dr. Masek first adopted the computerized CEREC CAD/CAM system in 1990 and pioneered many techniques, culminating in more than 20 awards for his esthetic CAD/CAM dentistry. He has authored numerous articles in national and international publications on cosmetic and CAD/CAM dentistry and served for 6 years as the President of the Academy of CAD/CAM Dentistry. He wrote the first book demonstrating CEREC esthetics, "Highly Esthetic CEREC Solutions", which has been distributed world wide.Dr. Masek offers this expertise to his patients, providing metal and mercury free esthetic and functional dentistry. Dr. Masek and his beautiful wife, Sheri, enjoy their three daughters, 5 grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and their two four footed children, Yorkies, Maggie and Tinker. Dr. Masek earned his Masters in Theology from Life Christian University and is pursuing his Doctorate in Ministerial Theology. He published his first non-dental book, Ideolatry, God Is Not Your Problem, The Character and Nature of God. He enjoys teaching, computers, photography, music, travel, writing and clean mountain air."
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Masek " Why Dental Expressions? A beautiful smile can make all the difference in your life. Our team brings skill and experience to enhance your quality of life, health and self-image. We provide the most current, high quality, esthetic dentistry possible, tailored to your needs and values. At Dental Expressions, we offer an extensive range of services and products to partner with you in optimizing your overall dental health.

Dr. Rich Masek & Dental Expressions are proud to be a mercury-free practice. Since 1986, we have provided alternate porcelain and resin restorations, replacing the use of amalgam. We feel these types of procedures are much more esthetically pleasing and bio-compatible. For your convenience we create most of our porcelain restorations on the premises using the CEREC system. CEREC has revolutionized the way we provide treatment for our clients, offering same day permanent porcelain inlays, onlays, crowns and veneers."

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10  Practice Areas

  • Dentistry
  • Cosmetic Dentistry
  • Emergency Dentistry
  • Minimally Invasive Dentistry
  • Orofacial Pain Dentistry
  • Orthodontics
  • Pediatric Dentistry
  • Reconstructive Dentistry
  • Sleep Medicine Dentistry
  • Sports Dentistry

34  Conditions Treated

  • Abscess
  • Bad Taste in Mouth
  • Bonding Disorders
  • Bone Loss
  • Broken Tooth
  • Burning Mouth Syndrome
  • Canine Teeth, Absence Upper Permanent
  • Canker Sore
  • Cavity
  • Chipped Tooth
  • Chronic Periodontitis
  • Cold Sore
  • Cosmetic Conditions
  • Dental Disorders
  • Dental Injury
  • Dental Tissue Neoplasm
  • Dry Mouth
  • Excessive Tooth Wear
  • Gingivitis
  • Grinding of Teeth
  • Gum Disease
  • Halitosis
  • Loose Teeth
  • Misaligned Teeth
  • Mouth Conditions
  • Mouth Lesions
  • Mouth Ulcer
  • Oral Infection
  • Orofacial Pain
  • Plaque
  • Postoperative Pain
  • Receding Gums
  • Sensitive Teeth
  • Soft Tissue Infection
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102  Procedures

  • Abscess Incision and Drainage
  • Air Abrasion
  • Athletic Mouthguards
  • Bite Adjustment
  • CAD-CAM Dentistry
  • Cancer Screening
  • Ceramic Dental Crowns
  • Cerec® Tooth Restoration Procedure
  • Cold Laser Therapy
  • Composite Fillings
  • Computer Imaging for Dental Crowns
  • Cosmetic Contouring (Dental)
  • Cosmetic Oral Evaluation
  • Cosmetic Procedure
  • Crown Lengthening
  • Deep Bleaching
  • Dental Bonding
  • Dental Bridge
  • Dental Cleaning
  • Dental Crown
  • Dental Examination
  • Dental Filling
  • Dental Hygiene Services
  • Dental Implant
  • Dental Inlays
  • Dental Onlay
  • Dental Procedure
  • Dental Prophylaxis
  • Dental Restoration
  • Dental Sealant
  • Dental Veneer
  • Dental X-Ray
  • Denture Repair
  • Dentures
  • Diagnostic Imaging
  • Digital Impression System
  • Digital Tomography
  • Digital X-Ray (CDR)
  • Diode Laser Soft Tissue Treatment
  • e.max® Dental Crowns
  • Endodontic Treatment
  • Fixed Orthodontic Correction
  • Fluoride Treatment
  • Fluoride Varnish
  • Frenectomy
  • Full Mouth Reconstruction
  • Full Mouth Rehabilitation
  • Gold Dental Inlays
  • Gum Disease Treatment
  • Implant-Supported Bridge
  • Implant-Supported Crown
  • Implant-Supported Dentures
  • Intraoral Camera
  • Invisalign Teen®
  • Invisalign®
  • Invisible Dental Braces
  • KöR Whitening Deep Bleaching™
  • Laser Assisted Periodontal Therapy
  • Laser Cavity Detection
  • Laser Office Procedure
  • Limited Gum Surgery
  • Local Anesthesia
  • Mouthguards
  • Nightguard
  • Nitrous Oxide Administration
  • Nitrous Oxide Sedation
  • Nobel Teeth in an Hour™
  • Non-Surgical Bite Correction
  • Non-Surgical Gum Treatment
  • Non-Surgical Orthodontic Procedures
  • Pediatric Dental Exam
  • Periodontal Exam
  • Physical Examination
  • Pocket Depth Measurement
  • Porcelain Bridge
  • Porcelain Crown
  • Porcelain Dental Braces
  • Porcelain Dental Inlays
  • Porcelain Dental Onlays
  • Porcelain Fixed Bridges
  • Porcelain Veneers
  • Post-Operative Care
  • Preseason Dental Exam
  • Prosthetic
  • Removable Appliances
  • Restoration of Dental Implants
  • Retainer Therapy
  • Root Planing
  • Rotary Endodontics
  • Same-Day Dental Crowns
  • Sleep Apnea Oral Appliances
  • Smile Makeovers
  • Snap-On-Smile®
  • Snoring Prevention
  • Special Needs Patients-General Care
  • Sterilization
  • Teeth Polishing
  • Teeth Scaling
  • Teeth Whitening
  • Traumatic Dental Injury Treatment
  • Ultrasonic Dental Cleaning
  • Upper Dentures
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0 Sanctions

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0 Board Actions

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  • University Of Southern California
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1972
  • University of Southern California / School of Dentistry
    Medical School | Graduated 1976
  • Academy Of General Dentistry
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2006

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Awards & Honors

Dr. Masek has no awards or honors listed.

Media & Publications

Dr. Masek has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

  • Academy of General Dentistry, Fellow
  • American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, Member
  • American Dental Association, Member
  • California Dental Association, Member
  • International Association of Mercury Free Dentists, Member
  • Price-Pottenger Foundation, Member
  • San Diego County Dental Society, Member

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I am a former patient of Dr. Masek's, and am very happy that I am. He overcharges, substantially more than what any dental plan covers, charges patients for doing absolutely nothing, says we need braces when teeth are already straight, and creates more work for himself to get profits from his...Read More
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