Gum Disease Treatment
"I'm celebrating my 33rd year providing high quality Dental Care to the South County communities. One of the many satisfying aspects of my practice is the many personal friendships that have developed over the years between myself, our patients, and my great office staff. We enjoy creating beautiful smiles, and we really do have fun!"
Advanced Dental Care Through Collaboration
"My membership and participation in professional associations have allowed me to learn from the combined experience of all my peers. At association meetings, we discuss solutions for difficult cases, share new research, exchange effective techniques and generally build our base of knowledge in order to benefit you, the patient."
A Commitment to Higher Education for a Higher Level of Advanced Dental Care
"My continuing commitment to extensive education is a powerful tool that helps me give you and your family the high caliber of dental care you deserve. I continue to attend many hours of professional courses and seminars to enhance my knowledge in the disciplines of orthodontics, clear braces, implants and cosmetic dental techniques. This year I completed my training the California Implant Institute. I look forward to providing dental implants to my patients to help them achieve the high quality dental care they deserve."
Dr. Barraza earned his undergraduate degree in Biology at the University of California at Riverside in 1978. He continued his education to earn concurrently his BS in Dental Sciences and Doctor of Dental Surgery at the UCSF School of Dentistry, which is consistently ranked one of the top two dental schools in the nation. Dr. Barraza is a graduate and Fellow of the California Implant Institute
Experienced Dental Staff
"I am proud to work with my personal assistants (RDAs) who have worked by my side for a combined total of over 40 years. We are a great team!"
"I have three highly trained dental hygienists who have over 25 years of accumulative experience that provide gentle, and thorough care for our patients. Our patients absolutely love them!"
"Our front office staff will personally work with you to maximize your insurance benefits and make sure you recieve proper credit if you are a senior citizen, or have no dental insurance. You will love their smiles!"
-Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) from University of California
-San Francisco (UCSF) School of Dentistry, 1982
-Bachelor of Science (BS) from University of California
San Francisco (UCSF), 1982
-Bachelor of Arts (BA) from University of California Riverside
-Certificate from California Implant Institute (one year fellowship)
-Completed orthodontic training for adolescents and adults at United States Dental Institute (USDI), 1987 (five year program)
-Completed advanced training in orthodontics, Mastership courses, 2004 and 2005
LIVING AND GIVING TO THE SOUTH COUNTY COMMUNITY
Dr. Barraza enjoys making his home in the community of Bonita. He has lived in the area for over 25 years. "I've seen such tremendous growth and enjoy my home life with my wife, Carol, and our four children."
"South County is more than just a place where I've been practicing General advanced dentistry for 25 years. It is my hometown, which is why I feel it is my obligation to reach beyond my practice into the community and give something back to the people who have supported my success."
Past Board Member and supporter - New Entra Casa
Participating Provider - Share the Care
Member of Boosters - Music Machine
Member of Booster - Club Blue
Sponsor - Bonita Valley Girls ASA
"Having had a horrible dental experience at a past dentist that had given me deep dental anxiety, your office is doing a great job of helping me to be a little "normal" again. I appreciate the extreme friendliness of all the office staff. Everyone is just the best."
"I have been through 3 or 4 dental offices, Dr. Barraza's office is by far the best and most friendly. NO MORE FEARING THE DENTIST VISITS!!!"
"Your staff is always top notch. I enjoyed meeting the intern who was there in training. I appreciated the attention to “patch” a broken art of a tooth on the spot without making an additional appointment. G. and I always feel we are in good hands and in a friendly, comfortable atmosphere."
The awesome friendliness of all the staff and the wonderful work of Dr. Barraza is, in our opinion is in fact "Dentist of the Year!!!"
"The staff is so professional, uet very friendly! I went in for an implant, I'm at the second stage, no pain. Dr. Barraza is very gentle and walked me through eac part of the procedure!"
I cannot say enough about how wonderful Dr. Barraza is, as well as the whole team. He is kind, compassionate and I feel that he genuienly cares abut the comfort of his patients!
"Emma was one of the best dental hygienists I've evrer had! Mark is the very best dentist as well."
"Very good, as always we appreciate you all."
"Friendly and professional staff. Nice atmosphere. Love the music."
"You guys are great!!"
"The dental hygienest was great!! She addressed my concerns with tooth sensitivity."
"Awesome crowns on teeth #8 and #9, I love my new teeth! Dr. Barraza is the best in the west."
"Great experience! Thank You."
"Great people, very friendy & most personable...plan on returning & bringing family to be seen soon. I appreciated that any procedure was explained thoroughly prior to doing."
"I'm just relieved that I have finally found the right dentist for me and the rest of my family, since the last two were such disappointments."
"Keep up the good work!!"
"My visit was wonderful! On every visit I would have said that the receptionists do a great job of greeting people as they arrive. Thank you all for the wonderful job you do!"
Our practice accepts insurance from the following companies.
Delta Dental Plans Association is a not-for-profit organization with some for-profit affiliates as member companies. Through its 39 independent member companies, it offers national dental coverage to our Chula Vista dental patients - administering programs and reporting systems that provide employees and individuals with quality, cost-effective dental benefits and superior customer service.
MetLife offers our Chula Vista area patients a range of competitively priced dental insurance benefits plans for companies of all sizes.
Aetna is a national leader of health and related benefits offering dental insurance to our patients, as well as health insurance, pharmacy, and life insurance products for individuals, medicare insurance and disability.
CIGNA offers a variety of dental plans and dental insurance to our patients, including CIGNA Dental Care (DHMO), CIGNA Dental PPO or CIGNA Traditional.
Chula Vista area Invisalign® dentist Mark Barraza, D.D.S. is happy to provide your new clear braces. At Mark A. Barraza, D.D.S, we want you to have the straight teeth and beautiful smile you desire.
We're happy to assess your needs create your individual treatment plan for braces. You may be able to have your new Invisalign® aligners sooner than you think!
The friendly, caring staff of Mark A. Barraza, D.D.S in the Chula Vista, California area strive to make you feel comfortable and well-cared for at your dentist appointment. Mark Barraza, D.D.S. is committed to serving you and your family's dental needs, year after year. Come and see what we have to offer in a professional setting where top-notch customer service still matters.
Mark A. Barraza, D.D.S is fully accessible to disabled patients. With designated handicapped parking spaces, a wide entrance that can accommodate a wheelchair, and fully accessible facilities throughout, patients in wheelchairs will be very welcome to their next appointment with Chula Vista area dentist Dr. Mark Barraza.
Chula Vista area restorative dentistry at Mark A. Barraza, D.D.S can produce natural-looking results. If you have a damaged or missing tooth, we can help.
Our highly skilled team will assess your need for a crown, bridge, implant or other procedure to restore or improve your smile. Our goal is to provide quality dental care for your life-long oral health.
Mark Barraza, D.D.S., provides general dentistry for people of all ages. Dental health is important during your entire life. When your teeth are healthy, it follows that you will be healthier, and your quality of life increases. No matter what your age, Mark A. Barraza, D.D.S is here to serve your dental needs in the Chula Vista, California area.
|Mon.||8:30am - 12pm||12pm - 5pm|
|Tue.||8:30am - 12pm||12pm - 5pm|
|Wed.||8:30am - 12pm||by appointment|
|Thu.||8:30am - 12pm||12pm - 5pm|
|Fri.||8:30am - 12pm||Closed|
Dr. Barraza's office is conveniently located one block south of the Courthouse.
This office is closed on the following holidays: New Year's Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day.
Weekend and after hours emergency care is available to patients of record. Please call the office at 619-425-7700 and select option 3. The doctor will be paged and will contact you as soon as possible.
Modern dentistry offers a number of affordable solutions for your dental needs, from simple teeth whitening to an extreme makeover. Perhaps you're curious about porcelain dental veneers, dental crowns or bridges, or simply a whiter, brighter smile. If so, you've come to the right place!
If you're looking for a Chula Vista cosmetic dentist, call Dr. Mark Barraza today at (619) 425-7700. Or fill out our online form for easy scheduling. At Mark A. Barraza, D.D.S, we have several payment options and we're available when it's convenient for you.