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Family-Friendly Dental Care

Using State-of-the-Art Tools

Your First Visit

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A Highly Reviewed Practice

In the heart of San Diego

We see our dental practice as a place for providing the best care to our patients. The dedication of the doctor to helping patients is fully supported by the office’s state-of-the-art technology. 

We proudly associate ourselves with first-class specialists in surgery and periodontics for the best treatment of patients with special needs. 

"Our office provides care for the whole family."

- Dr. Marina Shapiro

Meet Dr. Dixon

Meet the Doctor

Marina Shapiro, D.D.S.

Dr. Marina Shapiro has been practicing dentistry for nearly two decades and has undergone extensive education and training to better serve her patients. 

Prestigious Education

  • 1997: Bachelor of Science from UCLA, Microbiology and Molecular Genetics

  • 2001: Doctor of Dental Surgery (D.D.S.) from USC.


While in dental school, Dr. Shapiro was placed on the Dean’s list multiple times for achieving a high GPA. She also received a recognition from the American Academy of Orofacial Pain for excellence in her practice. 


Nearly Two Decades of Helping Patients 

Dr. Shapiro practiced dentistry in Los Angeles from 2001 to 2002, when she moved to San Diego. She worked as a general dentist associate in private practices in Carlsbad, Rancho Bernardo, and La Jolla before opening her own private practice in 2006. 

She has completed multiple mini-residencies in the field of Implant Dentistry and has vast experience in full mouth rehabilitation of partially and completely edentulous patients. 
Additionally, she has been Invisalign® certified since 2002 and is on the list of their preferred providers. She also has multiple excellence awards from various insurance companies for providing outstanding patient care.  Her practice is recognized by Yelp for great patient reviews. 

When she is not practicing dentistry, Dr. Shapiro enjoys spending time with her two kids, reading, playing tennis, hiking, and jogging. 

Our Advanced Dental Procedures

We Treat Your Unique Needs

With Comprehensive Care

  • Bone Graft

  • Bruxism Treatment

  • Cleanings and Exams

  • Cleft Lip and Palate Surgery

  • Crown Lengthening

  • Dental Bonding

  • Dental Bridges

  • Dental Crowns

  • Dental Fillings

  • Dental Implants

  • Dental Sealants

  • Dentures

  • Fluoride Treatments

  • Frenectomy

  • Full Mouth Reconstruction

  • Gingivectomy 

  • Gum Contouring

  • Gum Disease Treatment

  • Gum Surgery

  • Inlays and Onlays

  • Invisalign®

  • LANAP®

  • LAPIP™

  • Oral Appliance Therapy

  • Porcelain Veneers

  • Preprosthetic Surgery

  • Ridge Augmentation

  • Root Canal Therapy

  • Sinus Lift

  • Smile Makeover

  • Snap-On Smile

  • Teeth in a Day

  • Teeth Whitening

  • TMJ Treatment

  • Tooth Extraction

  • Wisdom Tooth Removal

Helping Patients

Transform Their Smiles

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