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Dr. Lockwood is the proud recipient of the Academy of General Dentistry’s “CALIFORNIA DENTIST OF THE YEAR AWARD” for 2014. We offer “Relaxation Dentistry” through non-IV oral conscious sedation, Laser dentistry, Dental Implants, Orthodontics / Invisalign, and FASTBRACES with state-of-the-art equipment to provide you with the most comfortable and professional care for all ages from Pediatrics to Geriatrics.
We are located in the beautiful city of La Jolla in the heart of the “Golden Triangle / UTC”, adjacent to UC San Diego, near the Westfield Shopping Mall. While many of our patients live or work in this area, we welcome patients from all over San Diego County.
Our goal is to work with you to achieve optimal oral dental health and to create a beautiful smile.
Dr. Lockwood is surrounded by a very loyal team! Sharon and Cynthia our hygienists, Roxanne and Priscilla our assistants, and Gennie our office manager, are all here to provide caring and compassionate dental care, and able to answer any questions from dental care to dental insurance. Spanish translation available, and, we will accept and process your PPO dental insurance claims on your behalf.
Young or old dental implants will permanently improve your smile!
FASTBRACES® – Over Bite
The proper dental term for "overbite" is actually "overjet". This occurs when the upper teeth protrude over the lower teeth for an improper occlusion (bite when closed). Some causes include genetics, or underdevelopment of the alveolar or skeletal bone supporting the teeth. Overjet can be the cause of gum irritation, wear on the lower teeth and/or jaw and joint problems
FASTBRACES® – Open Bite
An open bite occurs when the front teeth do not make contact with their opposing teeth. This can be caused by habits, improperly erupted teeth or genetically abnormal jaw structure. It can result in speech impairment, poor chewing, or even temporo-mandibular joint disorder (TMJ).
FASTBRACES® – Crowded Teeth
Crowding occurs when there is simply not enough room in the mouth for all of teeth to erupt (come in) properly. If left untreated, crowding can worsen over time and result in severely overlapped teeth. This may increase risk of plaque accumulation, decay and periodontal disease.
FASTBRACES® – High Canines
High canines are common problem when there is insufficient room in the arch for them to erupt into their correct positions. High canines can cause discomfort in the gums due to inflammation around the improperly erupted teeth.
GLO Teeth Whitening
GLO™ patented Guided Light Optics (G.L.O.) Technology gives you fast, safe, long-lasting results with easy 8-minute applications.
Lumineers – Ashley
Dr. Lockwood will take an impression of your upper and lower teeth, and send the mold to an authorized Lumineers laboratory.
Dr. Lockwood will place your Lumineers and ensure a good fit.
Deep Teeth Whitening – Linda Mayers
*Getting a whiter, brighter smile done in a day!
- In-chair teeth whitening generally involves the application of a whitening.
- Take-home teeth whitening requires a set of custom made trays to fit your teeth.
- Factors such as smoking, poor oral hygiene and diet can affect the longevity of the results.
Indvidual Results May Vary
Gennie’s previous careers working in retail, airlines, and the hospitality industry prepared her for the current position of Office Manager for Dr. Lockwood. Whether greeting a patient, scheduling appointments, explaining dental insurance, or calming a patient’s dental fears, she looks forward to each challenging dental day! Originally from the beautiful Pacific island of Guam, Gennie has travelled extensively having been raised in a military family. She feels blessed to be surrounded by wonderful co-workers she can call not just friends, but family. Gennie is married, with a tight-knit family who loves to travel together. Her current bucket list goal is to attempt to visit as many U.S. National Parks to experience the beauty of our country.
Adrienne began working as a Front Office Assistant for Dr. Lockwood in 2015, but has been a long-time patient of the practice. Although she received her state certification in Massage Therapy in 2013, she is pleased to work in the dental field and expand her knowledge of the human body. She’s a southern California native and is having fun exploring San Diego after moving here from the LA area. When not in the office, Adrienne enjoys hiking, painting, reading, and baking for family and friends.
Roxanne joined Dr. Lockwood’s team in 1992. She’s a southern California native. She’s married to a former school mate, reunited several years later. Roxanne is a proud mother of two sons, both university graduates with bright futures. She has loved being a dental assistant, having known many families in the practice for more than twenty years. Her greatest reward is helping fearful patients have a positive dental experience. Roxanne enjoys cooking and roller skating, having skated since the age of eleven.
Priscilla has worked for Dr. Lockwood as a Dental Assistant for four years. She re-entered the workforce after being a stay-at-home mom taking care of her three boys. She enjoys being part of our team and welcomes the opportunity to meet you and provide you with a wonderful and caring experience.
Sharon graduated from the University of Southern California in 1990 obtaining a Bachelor of Science Degree in Dental Hygiene. Sharon has been with our office for 20 years. Her favorite aspect about working in dentistry is seeing the improvement in the health of her patients. She enjoys educating and helping her patients so that they can attain optimal dental health and a smile that they can feel proud of. She enjoys meeting new people and building personal and professional relationships with her patients. Sharon grew up in Oceanside where she has lots of family there. She is married and has four children. She loves to spend time with her family and friends.
Cynthia has enjoyed working in dentistry for over twenty two years, five of which have been with Dr. Lockwood. She is both a Registered Dental Assistant (RDA) and a Registered Dental Hygienist (RDH). One of the things Cynthia enjoys most about dentistry is to see how changing a patient’s smile transforms their lives. Cynthia relocated to San Diego from Davis, CA to attend dental hygiene school. She graduated from Southwestern College in 2011 and is laser certified and bilingual in Spanish. Cynthia enjoys giving back to the community through volunteerism. She has volunteered for “Give Kids a Smile”, Project Homeless Connect, CDA Cares, Veteran’s Village of San Diego (VVSD), and has even assisted on some K-9 friends. Cynthia was fortunate enough to have met Dr. Lockwood while volunteering at a VVSD dental screening clinic. Now that her only daughter is a freshman at Grand Canyon University in Phoenix, she has more time to do fun activities. Cynthia enjoys drawing, running marathons, various outdoor activities and more recently, surfing.