Family-Friendly Dental Care In San Diego


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Step In and Smile!

Whether you’re struggling with a sore tooth, interested in transforming your smile, or you just need a new dentist for the whole family’s checkups, Friendly Family Dental is here for you. Dr. Katherine Tan and our team serve patients of all ages and from all walks of life. Get in touch today to schedule a consultation and keep your smile shining brightly.

Meet Your Dentist

Dr. Katherine Tan

Dr. Tan understands that the relationship between a patient and their dentist is built on trust, and she is fully committed to maintaining that trust while striving to provide the highest standard of dental care. As an oral healthcare provider, she believes in a collaborative relationship with her patients, offering personalized care with a gentle touch. Dr. Tan truly enjoys connecting with her patients and wants every patient to leave her office with a smile.

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Preventive Dentistry

What’s better than treating cavities or gum disease? Stopping them from happening in the first place! Along with good lifestyle habits and solid at-home oral hygiene, preventive care from Friendly Family Dental keeps your smile healthy. We offer check-ups, cleanings, fluoride treatments, and a variety of other preventive services for patients of all ages. From toddlers to seniors, everyone is welcome!


Did you know that braces aren’t your only option for a straighter smile? With Invisalign, you can skip brackets, wires, and elastics. Invisalign uses clear plastic “trays” to straighten your smile. Compared to braces, Invisalign is more comfortable, has less of an effect on your appearance, and can even deliver faster results! Schedule an orthodontic consultation today to see if it’s right for you.

Restorative Dentistry

Whether it’s a cavity, a tooth infection, or damage from an accident, Dr. Tan is here to help you restore your smile. We offer fillings, crowns, and a variety of other restorative treatments. Getting treatment right away saves you time and money, and ensures that you can avoid costly complications. Book an appointment today, eliminate your oral pain, and get back to your normal routine!

Why Choose Us?

What Makes Us Different

Some people enjoy going to the dentist. Some people hate it. And most people are somewhere in the middle! No matter what category you fall into, we can promise that you’ll have a top-notch dental experience at Friendly Family Dental. Dr. Tan’s goal is to provide friendly, educational, and personalized care to patients of all ages. It’s right there in our name, after all! 

Compassionate Approach

Dr. Tan takes the time to get to know you, your likes and dislikes, and what your oral health goals are. With our compassionate and judgment-free approach, we will do our best to make you feel welcome and comfortable during your visit.

Patient Education

Knowledge is power, and that’s true of dentistry, too! The more you know about common dental issues like cavities and gum disease, the more effectively you can prevent them. That’s why Dr. Tan takes an educational approach to every appointment. You’ll always leave our office knowing a little bit more about your oral health than you did before your appointment!

Cozy, Inviting Space

Our subdued, cozy office is a great place to relax and get the dental care you need. From our front desk staff to our dental team, everyone is here to make sure you have a great experience.

Financing Made Simple

The longer you delay your dental care, the more complex and costly it will be. But we know that budgeting for treatment can be a concern. That’s why we accept most major insurances, and even offer flexible financing options to suit every budget.

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Dr. Tan is so lovely, professional, and knowledgeable. Her and the assistant communicated everything they were doing through the visit and regularly checked to see if I had any questions and was comfortable. I appreciate the smaller and calm office environment offered here.


I went to Friendly Family Dental for the first time. I was so nervous. I've needed so much work done for so long. They were so kind to me and knowledgeable. I highly recommend this office.


Started going in December. You can try to park directly in front of the office or use the parking lot accessible from Ute Dr. The office is fairly small, but the staff are wonderful and Dr Tan is thorough and honest without being pushy.


Dr. Tan recently took over this practice, she is a wonderful dentist as well as an extremely pleasant personality to interact with. Her staff is exactly the same. Visiting the dentist is a pleasurable experience.

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A Healthier Smile Starts Here

Whether you’re new to the area or just new to us, the team at Friendly Family Dental would love to meet you. We’re always accepting new patients of all ages, so feel free to bring the whole family, too!