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Dr. Kathrina Agatep a dentist in San Diego, CA.

Dr. Kathrina Agatep a dentist in San Diego, CA.

Hi There!

You’re probably reading this because you want to get an idea of who I am and whether or not you should trust me to be your dentist.

That’s totally fair, and I would advise all of my friends and family to do the same due-diligence as you when choosing a health-care provider.

I'm a dentist who absolutely LOVES being a dentist. This was a childhood dream of mine, and I'm grateful that I have been able to turn that dream into reality.

My passion is reflected in my work, and I strive for clinical, biofunctional, and aesthetic excellence.

You and I are going to spend a lot of time together, so I invite you to be part of our dental family. So relax, allow me to do what I do best, and welcome to Dental Design SD...where beautiful smiles are created.

Dr. Kathrina Agatep


General Dentistry

At Dental Design SD, our goal is to deliver exceptional results to keep your mouth happy and healthy.  We want to know about your lifestyle habits that may be affecting your overall health in order to help us make recommendations to not only treat the issue at hand, but prevent issues moving forward.  If you are looking for an excellent San Diego dentist in Sorrento Valley, give us a call!


TMJ Treatments

Dr. Agatep may be able to shed a little light on chronic head pain. Millions of Americans struggle with Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) headaches without realizing it. This complex joint allows the lower jaw to fit and function against the skull in front of the ears, and one or both joints may become inflamed.  If you are suffering from pain associated with TMJ and need TMJ treatment in San Diego,  we may be able to help you.


Pinhole Surgery

Pinhole Surgery offers rejuvenation for receded gums. This technique is far more comfortable than traditional surgical gum procedures. Damaged gums are gently repositioned to the proper height, without cutting or stitches. We are one of few dental practices in San Diego certified in this advanced technique.  If you are looking for a San Diego dentist certified to treat receding gums using the pinhole surgical technique, feel free to make an appointment.


Dental Design SD by the Numbers

What we've accomplished in the last 12 months

Treated for TMJ
Pinhole Surgeries

What our patients are saying about us

Having been in TV News for 25 years, maintaining a great smile has always been a huge priority for me. It's especially important now because of High Definition, which is unforgiving. If you're looking for a pain-free, extremely professional, reasonably priced and dedicated dental experience, look no further!!! –Phil Blauer, Fox 5 San Diego

It was my first dental appointment at this office and so far I'm impressed with everything: very neat and clean office; professional personnel; technology and procedure as compared to at least three other dentists I was dealing with. It was just a dental exam including x-ray and photos resulting with action plan with clearly explained details.–Blake H.

She explained TMD, its causes and symptoms and options to correct it. She was very specific to my symptoms and causes and knowledgeable. it was very informative and made me feel comfortable proceeding with treatment.–Elise A.

I really like the modern design of the facility and the staff are always friendly. I have been to several dental offices around San Diego and this facility is top notch. My hygienist is simply the best. She has a gentle touch and she clearly explain the procedures before, during, and after each sessions. Thanks. This office earned my highest recommendation.–Ricardo S.

I have been a patient of Dr. Agatep and her staff..since 2011..and I’m very pleased with my experiences..about six procedures..You are made to feel very comfortable and every detail.. major or minor is addressed..The pain associated with major procedures..that I was expecting…never came..I trust Dr. Agatep and her staff and that’s important..She is the best dentist that I have gone to..and there’s no reason to go anywhere else..Going to the dentist can be scary but with Dr. Agatep and her’s as good as it gets!–Paul M.

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