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About Dr. Greg Friedman

Dr. Friedman & Mod Squad Dental offer the latest in family, general & cosmetic dentistry including orthodontia while emphasizing the importance of 5-star customer service. Dr. Friedman and his team utilize state of the art technology & equipment to offer comfortable dentistry with all the amenities of a dental spa. Conveniently located in Scripps Ranch, Dr. Friedman has been taking care of families of San Diego, Poway, Rancho Bernardo, and surrounding areas for 17 years. Highly recommended by the patients of MOD Squad Dental, you too deserve the best in todays dental care.

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Featured Smile of the Week…

June 9, 2021

Filed under: Scripps Ranch Cosmetic Dentistry — Dr. Greg Friedman @ 7:56 pm

What perfect timing to have a beautiful smile! Upper 8 porcelain restorations along with Zoom in-office whitening technique were used for this smile makeover.

Goal ~ Give patient a brighter, wider smile that complimented her facial features & improved smile aesthetics.

Before and After Smile Makeover with 8 Porcelain Restorations

Appointments ~ 2 visits to complete smile makeover.

Cost ~ $1600-2500 per tooth; based on each particular case and details. Maintenance ~ Routine preventative appointments

Note ~ Should be completed by a board certified experienced cosmetic dentist; Individual results may vary.

Anesthetic ~ Local (Prep and seat visits); MOD Squad Dental offers complimentary sleep dentistry if desired.

Discomfort Level ~ Little to no pain, possible tenderness 12-24 hours after initial prep.

Life of Procedure ~ Could last a lifetime with proper care.

If you are interested in cosmetic or restorative dentistry, Dr. Friedman offers complimentary cosmetic consultations in addition to before and after smile simulation photos.

Are You at Risk of Oral Cancer?

November 18, 2020

Filed under: Scripps Ranch Cosmetic Dentistry — Dr. Greg Friedman @ 10:53 pm
dentist examining patient's teeth

Each year, thousands of people are diagnosed with oral cancer. The good news is, as long as a  dentist is able to catch it in time, it is very treatable. In fact, the death rate from this condition has significantly decreased over the last thirty years, and early diagnosis and prompt treatment have made this possible. It’s important not only to see your dentist regularly for screening, and your dentist can tell you what can put you at a higher level of risk or oral cancer in Scripps Ranch.


3 Reasons to Visit Your Dentist to Save Money

October 8, 2020

Filed under: Scripps Ranch Cosmetic Dentistry — Tags: — Dr. Greg Friedman @ 8:22 pm

Man using his dental insurance in Scripps Ranch.The American Dental Association recommends everyone visits their dentist at least twice a year for preventive services; however, one-third of adults haven’t had an appointment within the last 12 months. If you’re among those who skip routine cleanings and checkups, you might think you’re saving money by not seeing your dentist until after an issue develops. Unfortunately, you’re actually increasing your oral health expenses. If you’re worried about the cost, you have nothing to fear when using your dental insurance in Scripps Ranch. If you don’t act fast, your insurance benefits will expire. Here are 3 reasons to visit your dentist before 2020 ends to save money.


Your Dentist Is Open, But Is It Safe to Go?

August 28, 2020

Filed under: Scripps Ranch Cosmetic Dentistry — Dr. Greg Friedman @ 9:24 pm
Dentist in Scripps Ranch wearing PPE at appointment

In March, the world as we knew it forever changed in response to COVID-19. Almost overnight, stay-at-home orders were in place and businesses were shut down to limit the transmission of this potentially fatal virus. Fortunately, months of face masks, social distancing guidelines, and extensive hand hygiene have made the transition into the “new normal” possible. However, many patients wonder if attending their routine dental appointment is safe amid a worldwide pandemic. Therefore, a dentist in Scripps Ranch is sharing four reasons to keep your bi-yearly visit.


4 Tips for a Healthy Mouth While You’re in Quarantine

April 12, 2020

Filed under: Scripps Ranch Cosmetic Dentistry — Dr. Greg Friedman @ 3:06 pm
parent brushing their teeth with their child in a bathroom

While you’re self-isolating, it’s important to preserve your dental hygiene routine. With everything changing around you, it can be easier to forget brushing your teeth or put off flossing. However, when you let your dental health move down your priority list, it could cause you to end up with an unexpected trip to your emergency dentist due to a painful infection or sensitive cavity. To preserve your healthy mouth until you’re able to see your dentist again, read on for four helpful tips.


4 Facts About Vaping and Your Oral Health

January 11, 2020

Filed under: Scripps Ranch Cosmetic Dentistry — Dr. Greg Friedman @ 4:01 pm
person vaping

Vaping is a new alternative to smoking cigarettes. It has become incredibly popular due to the fact that it has been marketed as a “safer” substitute. Electronic cigarettes use a nicotine-enhanced, flavored liquid to deliver an aerosol vapor that can be inhaled, allowing people to gradually reduce their intake of nicotine and eventually quit. However, recent findings have determined that this alternative can create just as much havoc on your teeth and gums as smoking, if not more. Read on to learn four alarming facts about vaping from your dentist.


4 New Year’s Resolutions For Your Oral Health

Filed under: Scripps Ranch Cosmetic Dentistry — Dr. Greg Friedman @ 2:50 pm
new year's resolution list

At the start of the new year, it’s tradition for many people to make goals to help them improve their overall wellbeing. If you need some ideas for attainable new year’s resolutions in 2020, consider taking small steps to improve your oral health. Many people aren’t aware that the health of their gums and teeth are directly connected to the wellbeing of other areas of their body, like the respiratory and cardiovascular system. That’s why your dentist in San Diego has come up with four commitments to your dental hygiene that you can implement in 2020 to improve your health.


5 Stress-Related Habits That Are Bad For Your Oral Health

August 30, 2019

Filed under: Scripps Ranch Cosmetic Dentistry — Dr. Greg Friedman @ 3:53 pm
person biting their nails

Everyone understands that anxiety and worry have negative impacts on your mental health, but did you know that stress impacts teeth? If you constantly feel on-edge or overwhelmed, you’re not alone. In fact, the American Psychological Association conducted a survey that found that most Americans are suffering from high amounts of stress. This condition doesn’t just disappear or restart every day. Your body begins to manifest this worry through forming bad habits that can have severe impacts on your wellbeing. Here are five stress-related habits that can leave you with a dental emergency.


Bubbles & Botox Party

August 26, 2019

Filed under: Scripps Ranch Cosmetic Dentistry — Dr. Greg Friedman @ 11:09 pm
Join us for our Bubbles & Botox Party this Thursday, August 29th at 5:00 pm at
MOD Squad Dental…
$9 per unit (about 30% courtesy)
Call Jess or Jenna to reserve your spot
858-547-0070 today…
Our party is open to the
public with limited space…
We will be serving champagne bubbles
and hors d’oeuvres along with a great time…

Getting Rid of Pesky White Spots On Your Teeth

August 6, 2019

Filed under: Scripps Ranch Cosmetic Dentistry — Dr. Greg Friedman @ 1:35 pm
person with a white spot on their tooth

Are you wondering whether the white spots on your teeth are a sign of a serious oral health problem? If you notice anything out of the ordinary with your mouth, you should always schedule an appointment with your dentist in Scripps Ranch to get a professional diagnosis and peace-of-mind. Many people have these white spots that are caused by demineralization of the enamel, so you’re not alone. Read on to learn some of the most common causes of this issue and how you can get rid of them.

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