Positive Dental Experience
Dr. Frank Rafail DMD
Dr. Rafail earned his Doctorate of Dental Medicine degree from Temple University in 1986. A member of the American Dental Association, California Dental Association and San Diego County Dental Society, Dr. Rafail is a past President and Medical/Dental Director for Fresh Start Surgical Gifts, Inc., a local charity that provides surgery for children with birth defects, including cleft lip and cleft palate. He has enjoyed keeping a private practice in San Diego since 1990. Dr. Rafail's approach to dentistry is to provide his patients with knowledge of their oral conditions, through an extensive initial exam, which allows the patient and the doctor to build a relationship that will help the patient determine and achieve their level of care. “We want every patient to have all their goals and desires achieved and are eager to help educate each patient in the proper treatment planning to accomplish their desire”. Outside of his practice, Dr. Rafail and his wife, Diane, enjoy time with their daughter, Ashley and are active volunteers within the community. Dr. Rafail also enjoys golfing in his free time.
Dr. Jim Kim DDS MS
The practice owner, Dr. Kim, is one of our best orthodontists. He is an alumni of Rancho Bernando High School. He returned to San Diego after earning his doctoral degree from the University of California San Francisco. He strives to create a comfortable, stress-free, and rewarding orthodontic experience. He believes orthodontics is a lifetime investment in a healthy mouth. He is not only concerned with teeth alignment, but also with health and well-being of each patient, providing comprehensive care that ensures every patient walks away with a beautiful smile. He has eight years of experience in the dental field, including his residency training. He, along with his team, strive to stay on the forefront of the latest technology, including digital radiography, and he is sensitive to the needs of adults as well as children. Dr. Kim provides exceptional treatment with unconditional care, kindness, and respect.
Dr. Ryan Wallrich
Dr. Ryan is passionate about helping patients achieve their dental goals. He takes great pride in providing the highest quality care possible. He is open and friendly in addressing the individual needs and concerns of his patients. He is an advocate of safe and conservative approaches when treatment planning, so that his patients can enjoy the benefits of optimal oral health for a lifetime.
Dr. Ryan is from San Diego, and graduated from the University of California, Santa Barbara with a Bachelor of Science in Biology. His dental education took him to Arizona, where he studied at Midwestern University, one of the most technologically advanced dental schools in the nation. Dr. Wallrich received additional training in dental implantology through the American Academy of Implant Dentistry, ultimately becoming an Affiliate Associate Fellow. In the past two years, he has completed over 400 hours of continuing education.
Dr. Ryan enjoys treating patients of all ages and levels of need. His particular areas of interest include guided implant dentistry and smile makeovers. He loves working with patients to address their needs, and enjoys the lifelong friendships that result from these positive experiences. In his spare time Dr. Wallrich enjoys attending Padres games, cruising through the Little Italy Farmers’ Market, and relaxing with friends and family.