About Our Practice
Most people would agree that along with the eyes, your smile is the first thing people notice about you. Our smile is our calling card because it’s the way we show people how we feel and what we’re like on the inside. However, many of us choose not to show our smiles because we’re embarrassed about our teeth. If you feel your teeth are less than perfect, there’s a good chance that you don’t smile very often, and whenever you want to say something or feel like laughing you try to hide your smile.
Dr. Braunstein welcomes you to the general dentistry and cosmetic dentistry practice where everyone leaves with a wide, dazzling smile on their face!
Unattractive teeth can severely harm your self-confidence, especially if you feel the need to hide them all the time. This means that you don’t have the freedom to smile or laugh anytime you choose, which can also affect your mood. It’s said that nothing can improve your mood like laughter, but if you’re too embarrassed to laugh life can get rather depressing.
The good news is that Dr. Braunstein can help you. Specializing in cosmetic dentistry, they chose this path because they want to bring laughter and joy into people’s lives. And what better way to do that than by giving people the “tools” they need to be happy all the time? After all, how can you not want to smile and laugh when your smile is so dazzling and beautiful?
Our services also include:
Gary J. Braunstein, DDS
A combination of 42 years as a practicing dentist, along with extensive, advanced training in implant dentistry, reconstructive dentistry, and cosmetic dentistry, enables Dr. Braunstein to help his patients obtain beautiful, functional, and healthy teeth. People do not have to settle for removable full or partial dentures.
Dr. Braunstein has assembled a staff that can provide the ultimate in current implant dentistry.
The practice philosophy is to provide excellence in placing and restoring implants, outstanding customer service and value to our patients. We want to find out what our patients want and give them alternatives specific to their needs. We try to make the best dentistry affordable through custom financial arrangements to fit our patient’s budgets.
Since 1979, Dr. Braunstein has been practicing implant, reconstructive, cosmetic, and general dentistry in the north San Diego coastal communities of Encinitas and Carlsbad, touching the lives of thousands of patients. Moreover, through his commitment to continuing education, years of experience and implementation of state of the art equipment, Dr. Braunstein is well known for his aesthetic excellence in implant, cosmetic, and reconstructive dentistry, as well as his empathy and caring chairside manner.
James Mahooti, DDS
Credentials and Memberships
• 1978-1981 Michigan State University Major Biochemistry
• 1981-1985 Northwestern University DDS Degree
• 1985-1986 Clinical Instructor Department of Fixed Prosthodontics Northwestern University Dental School
• 1986-1988 Private Dental Practice Waterbury Connecticut
• 1988-1990 Associate Dentist Personal Dental Service San Diego California
• 1990-2014 Owned and operated Private Dental Practice San Diego, California emphasizing CAD/CAM and Implant Dentistry
• 2006-present Earned Fellowship at Misch International Implant Institute
• 2006-present Alumnus at Dawson Academy of Advanced Dentistry
Proficiency acquired in all aspects of Implant Dentistry
Certified Trainer in CEREC (CAD/CAM) Dentistry
Gadia K. Peabody, DDS
Dr. Peabody is a prosthodontist and a dental implant specialist. He received his Doctor of Dental Surgery from the University of Michigan, School of Dentistry (’01). Immediately following dental school, he studied at the Loma Linda University, Center for Implant Dentistry (’02), completing a preceptorship in implant dentistry. He is a diplomate of the American Board of Oral Implantology/ Implant Dentistry. Dr. Peabody worked in private practice for several years before returning to school. He completed his residency and earned a certificate in prosthodontics from the University of Southern California (’14). Dr. Peabody gained extensive experience with full mouth rehabilitation while practicing in a prominent dental implant center in San Francisco. He now teaches prosthodontics at both the University of Michigan, School of Dentistry and the Teeth Tomorrow Network.