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Dental Services

Dental Services

Neighborhood Healthcare provides dental services to children and adults through its three locations in Escondido, Pauma Valley, and Lakeside. The dental department provides preventive and restorative oral health services, and also emphasizes preventive education.

The dental program was started in 1978 by Dr. John Ruzich, a dentist and Neighborhood Healthcare board member. The dental program was sustained by an all-volunteer staff until 1988.  Neighborhood Healthcare provides dental services to over 9,000 dental patients each year.  

Preventive and Restorative Dental Services Include:

  • Dental exams
  • Oral hygiene education
  • Simple extractions
  • Prophylaxis
  • Scaling and root planing
  • Fillings
  • Sealants
  • Space maintainers
  • Emergencies