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Greetings to all of our patients!  

I want to take this time to reach out to you all and reconnect so as to let you all know what we've been up to during the Novel Corona Virus Pandemic.  I want to state that our #1 priority is, and has always been the health & safety of our patients, and, of course, to provide to you the highest quality dental care we can!  

I am sure most of you have questions and concerns regarding the safety of dentistry during this time, so we'd like to share the measures and actions we are taking to ensure your safety here at our office.

First of all, the culture here will be a little bit different in the “post novel corona virus world”.  At least until researchers come up with therapies and /or a vaccine!  We will be implementing some new systems in our practice to mitigate the risk of disease transmission here.  

What to expect when you come to the office?  Prior to your appointment, when Diana calls you to confirm your appointment date and time, she will ask a few quick questions regarding your medical status, and any symptoms suggestive of an illness...We ask that if you are ill with a fever, coughing, etc. to please reschedule for when you are well.  

We ask that you please call when you arrive to the office. Diana, Chelsea or Susie will meet you at your car to take a quick, touch-less temperature scan of the forehead, also you will have a small device clipped to your finger called an oximeter. This gadget shines light through your fingertip or earlobe. It works out how much oxygen is in your blood. We will then escort you directly to your treatment room.  

We will be spacing out our patient appointments so that there is only one patient on the dentistry side with Susie and I, and only one patient in the hygiene side with Chelsea.  For the most part, no one is allowed to wait in the lobby until further notice...We will of course, accommodate people escorting children or elderly patients.

All surfaces will be disinfected with Hospital Grade Disinfectants (as we've always done in the past) between patients.  All door knobs, light switches, etc. will be disinfected every 30 minutes throughout the day!  This will mitigate the risk of any infectious disease transmission via surfaces.

Ever since the HIV epidemic in the 1980's, dentistry as an industry has employed “Universal Precautions” (masks, gloves, “single use” disposable equipment, etc.) to mitigate disease transmission.  

The most concerning of transmission routes for infection, including novel corona virus, is via “'aerosols”.  Dentists and hygienists  have used “High Volume Evacuation” (HVE) routinely for decades to capture aerosols generated by dental hand pieces (drill) and ultra-sonic scaling devices.  HVE reduces aerosols by 90% !  

We will continue to use HVE for all procedures that generate aerosols.  In addition to HVE, we've invested in Medical Grade H-13 HEPA aerosol scavengers in our operatories (basically a very powerful vacuum) with a snorkel hose that we can position adjacent to the treatment field to scavenge any aerosol the HVE misses.

We have also invested in nine medical grade H-13 HEPA air filtration units placed throughout the office which will completely clean/turn over the air every 10 minutes, or six times per hour.

Another investment made was having medical grade UVC (Ultra-Violet C) units installed in our Central  Air Conditioning/Heating units that kill Bacteria and Virus as the air passes through. 

Finally, we will fog the office with Hypochlorous Acid, a human safe, yet powerful disinfectant at the end of each day.

We want you all to know that we are taking all possible precautions and measures to ensure your safety, and the safety of our team here!

To further streamline your experience at the office, we will be scheduling return visits for you in the operatory, at the end of your appointment.  We will make available electronic payment options in order to minimize visiting the front desk.

Warm regards,

Dr. Paulerio and Team

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Cosmetic Dentistry

Chips, stains, and other imperfections detract from the appearance of your smile. This can seriously affect your self-esteem.

Thanks to advanced cosmetic dentistry techniques, Dr. Louis E. Paulerio can revitalize and rejuvenate your teeth and gums.

Learn how the team at Point Loma Dentistry can improve smiles throughout San Diego, CA...

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The Basics of Cosmetic Dentistry

Cosmetic dentistry covers several kinds of dental procedures that improve the appearance of the teeth, gums, and overall quality of a smile. There are a few basic principles behind cosmetic dentistry treatments at our San Diego office and how they benefit the lives of patients.

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Enhancing the Teeth and Gums

Cosmetic dentistry addresses aesthetic concerns with the teeth and gums to improve the appearance of your smile. We use digital impressions and the latest technology in dentistry for your safety and convenience.

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A Focus on Appearance over Function

Cosmetic dental care is focused on appearances. While a patient's dental health is always important to us, the primary goal of cosmetic dentistry is aesthetic enhancement. Patients should be in good health going into treatment.

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Improving Patients' Confidence

Cosmetic dentistry makes a patient feels confident about laughing, smiling, and speaking. If you have a job that involves public interaction, this can take your career to the next level. Dentists can change people's lives for the better.

Concerns Cosmetic Dentists Can Treat

Advanced dental care allows us to address all sorts of issues affecting the appearance of the smile. We've helped countless patients in and around San Diego with these dental problems. Even complicated combinations of dental issues can be treated with cosmetic dentistry.

Stains and Tooth Discoloration

Coffee, tea, cigarettes, and the natural aging process can cause dental stains and yellowing teeth. A dentist can brighten your smile, masking discoloration or lightening it with bleaching agents.

Chips, Cracks, and Fractures

All sorts of wear and tear can lead to damage to the teeth. There are numerous options for fixing dental fractures of all sizes. Our San Diego team can repair the damage and enhance your smile.

Tooth Size and Symmetry Issues

Many people suffer from crooked and uneven teeth. This can affect your dental health as well as aesthetics. Dentists can straighten poorly aligned teeth and achieve better smile symmetry.

Crowding and Spacing Problems

Tooth gaps and crowded teeth can make people feel reluctant to smile. Cosmetic work, orthodontics, and the occasional dental implant can be used to improve overall dental alignment.

Gummy Smiles

Your gums are just as important as your teeth when it comes to smile aesthetics. Gummy smiles, gum recession, and other issues can be addressed by a dentist with an eye for soft tissue aesthetics.

Speak with an Experienced Dentist Who Puts Patients and Their Health First

Point Loma Family Dentistry is committed to helping patients throughout San Diego. We want you to have a smile you can be proud of, and will help you achieve your dental health and cosmetic goals using the latest techniques and technology available.

Born and raised in San Diego, Dr. Louis E. Paulerio has practiced dentistry in Point Loma for more than 20 years. He is a member of the American Dental Association, the California Dental Association, and the San Diego County Dental Society. Dr. Paulerio is also a Fellow of the Academy of General Dentistry and a Diplomate of the International Dental Implant Association.

If you live in the San Diego area and would like to learn more about the latest treatments in cosmetic dentistry, contact Point Loma Family Dentistry online. You can schedule an appointment by phone at

(619) 223-3811

Dr. Louis E. Paulerio of Point Loma Family Dentistry

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Jill Daoust

February 20, 2020

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Professional and caring. I actually don’t dread going to the dentist with this team. (Never thought I would say that.) You feel like part of the family and know they are looking out for the best for you. Highly recommend them.

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Mark Scholtemeyer

January 17, 2019

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Expert dentist, great staff in a friendly environment. Dr Paulerio has the most advanced technology and backs it up with top notch skills. Very impressive and highly recommend.

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Cosmetic Dentistry Procedures Popular Smile Rejuvenation Options

Dentists have numerous options for improving a smile. During a consultation at our San Diego dental practice, we can discuss your goals and create a plan of action together. We can even use a digital smile preview so you get an idea of what the results will look like ahead of time.

Teeth Whitening

Many of our favorite foods and beverages can cause stains. That may explain why teeth whitening is one of the most popular cosmetic dentistry procedures. Whitening at our San Diego office is far more effective than over-the-counter trays, strips, and toothpastes. A single teeth whitening visit can brighten your smile by several shades.

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Dental Bonding

Dental bonding allows dentists to paint over imperfections that affect the teeth. Whether it's a stain, a chip, or a slight tooth gap, the durable tooth-colored resin can completely mask the concern. We carefully match the color of the bonding material to your existing tooth structure so it blends in seamlessly with the rest of your smile.

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Porcelain Veneers

Veneers are an extremely versatile cosmetic dentistry option. These thin, semi-translucent shells of dental ceramic can conceal all kinds of imperfections from view. Veneers essentially do the work of whitening, bonding, and other cosmetic dentistry procedures. Just one or two veneers may be all a patient at our San Diego office needs for a better smile.

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Dental Crowns

Severe decay and fractures can't be treated with veneers, bonding, or fillings. Instead, dentists will usually opt for crowns, which cap a severely damaged tooth. With CEREC Primescan, we can get a highly detailed intraoral image to help us create a custom crown. In fact, this technology helps us craft realistic same-day tooth-colored crowns.

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Dental Implants

Tooth loss can cause gaps in your smile, which can also impact your dental health. Dental implants can support crowns, bridges, and dentures, filling in gaps and giving you a beautiful, fully functioning smile. Thanks to CADCAM and 3D technology at our San Diego office, the oral surgery to place implants is safer than ever before.

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Gum Contouring

When the gums dominate the appearance of your smile, a cosmetic dentist can revise the prominence of the gumline. Thanks to dental lasers and other advances in dentistry, our San Diego team can reshape soft tissue with minimal discomfort and a shorter recovery. This doesn't just improve the look of your smile–it can also improve your dental health in the process.

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Whitening, veneers, and gum reshaping can only do so much. When it comes to problems related to malocclusion, orthodontic care is the best option for your appearance and long-term health. Using ClearCorrect or SureSmile® Invisible Aligners, Dr. Paulerio in San Diego can close gaps, rotate a twisted tooth, and improve the spacing of your smile.

Smile Makeovers

We know you may have several dental issues, which is why our San Diego practice offers smile makeovers. This treatment plan combines multiple cosmetic dentistry treatments to revitalize a patient's appearance. Teeth whitening, veneers, and even dental implants can be used to fill gaps, lift stains, and leave a smile looking pristine. Smile makeovers can take months to complete, especially if implants are used, but the final results are nothing short of breathtaking.

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Improving the Lives of Patients & Giving San Diego a Reason to Smile


Charles MacVean

January 11, 2020

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Dr. Paulerio and his staff have been providing the dental care for our family for decades. Their caring professionalism, augmented by the most modern of dental technologies and techniques, has been the underpinning for the enthusiasm expressed by all of his patients. Don't wait until you absolutely need a dentist, see them now to get yourself into the planned preventative dentistry mode. They have our highest recommendation.

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Michael Dodson

March 20, 2019

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The team at this office is incredible! Each and everyone of them make your dental visit enjoyable. And Dr. Paulerio is one awesome dentist. Using leading edge technology and knows what he is doing. Can’t wait for my next visit

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Point Loma Family Dentistry

Dr. Louis E. Paulerio is a top-rated dentist who is committed to providing the latest dental treatments in a caring, warm setting. He is a member of several prestigious dental organizations, including: 

  • Academy of General Dentistry
  • International Dental Implant Association

He also uses CEREC technology to create beautiful, long-lasting dental restorations in just one appointment. Ready to schedule a consultation at our Point Loma office? Request your appointment online or call us at (619) 223-3811.

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