Melinda Marino, DDS

★★★★☆
  • 8901 Activity Rd Ste 203

    San Diego, CA 92126

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  • 858-578-0800

About Melinda Marino, DDS

Categories
  • Dentists
Hours
M-W 7:30am-3:30pm, Th 7:30am-5pm, F 8am-3:30pm, Sa-Su Closed (Open one Friday per month (please call to check).)
Keywords
  • dentistry, dental, dentist
Payment Options
  • American Express
  • Cash
  • Check
  • Discover
  • Financing
  • MasterCard
  • Visa
Services
  • Crowns
  • Dental Fillings
  • Dentures
  • Emergency Treatment
  • Extractions
  • Dental Implants
  • Pediatric Care
  • Periodontal Treatment
  • Root Canals
  • Veneers
  • Teeth Whitening
  • Dental Exams

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    LOVE Dr. Marino and her staff (especially the blonde dental assistant.. I forget her name). Friend recommended me to them and they are fantastic. Dr. Marino is always happy to answer any questions (doesn't make you feel dumb). I wish more doctor's offices were like this place.

    5
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    LOVE Dr. Marino and her staff (especially the blonde dental assistant.. I forget her name). Friend recommended me to them and they are fantastic. Dr. Marino is always happy to answer any questions (doesn't make you feel dumb). I wish more doctor's offices were like this place.

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    This is the first review that I've ever written but I felt that I needed to tell all how great Dr. Marino is. She is simply the best dentist that I have ever gone to in my 47 years of life. Is it weird that I actually WANT to go to the dentist now?

    5
    ★★★★★

    This is the first review that I've ever written but I felt that I needed to tell all how great Dr. Marino is. She is simply the best dentist that I have ever gone to in my 47 years of life. Is it weird that I actually WANT to go to the dentist now?

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    Dr. Marino is simply the best dentist that I have ever gone to in my 47 years of life. Is it weird that I actually WANT to go to the dentist now?

    3
    ★★★★★

    Dr. Marino is simply the best dentist that I have ever gone to in my 47 years of life. Is it weird that I actually WANT to go to the dentist now?

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    Probably like a lot of people, I avoided dentists in the past. After two friends recommended Dr. Marino, I decided to see her. My friends were right, she is a great dentist and a wonderful human being. Her staff was exceptional as well. Dr. Marino has the integrity and the gentleness that I was looking for in a dentist. One thing I liked is that she is not high pressure, and is very respectful of my decisions and helping me prioritize treatment to fit my schedule and budget. Because of my positive experience, I have entrusted Dr Marino with the care of my aging parents as well as my husband and our 3 kids!

    5
    ★★★★★

    Probably like a lot of people, I avoided dentists in the past. After two friends recommended Dr. Marino, I decided to see her. My friends were right, she is a great dentist and a wonderful human being. Her staff was exceptional as well. Dr. Marino has the integrity and the gentleness that I was looking for in a dentist. One thing I liked is that she is not high pressure, and is very respectful of my decisions and helping me prioritize treatment to fit my schedule and budget. Because of my positive experience, I have entrusted Dr Marino with the care of my aging parents as well as my husband and our 3 kids!

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    I went in because I had a small chipped tooth, but was informed that I would need a crown, which I had done. It took several visits before I got the crown, because they kept having to take new imprints because of some fault of the lab. I guess if I had paid the extra $145 warranty upgrade I would of had different results. Secondly, I apparently paid too much for the crown & was owed the difference. However, this dentist never informed me of this or bothered to refund me. I would of never know had I not asked for a print of my account for tax purposes. I had a credit over $300, that had been on my account for almost a year. When I asked why I wasn't refunded the receptionist informed me that they keep the credit on the account for future work to be done. Well they won't have to worry about that! I would suggest any patient ask for a printout of their account after having work done at this office!

    1
    ★☆☆☆☆

    I went in because I had a small chipped tooth, but was informed that I would need a crown, which I had done. It took several visits before I got the crown, because they kept having to take new imprints because of some fault of the lab. I guess if I had paid the extra $145 warranty upgrade I would of had different results. Secondly, I apparently paid too much for the crown & was owed the difference. However, this dentist never informed me of this or bothered to refund me. I would of never know had I not asked for a print of my account for tax purposes. I had a credit over $300, that had been on my account for almost a year. When I asked why I wasn't refunded the receptionist informed me that they keep the credit on the account for future work to be done. Well they won't have to worry about that! I would suggest any patient ask for a printout of their account after having work done at this office!

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    Dr. Marino is the best dentist my family has ever seen. The staff is helpful, friendly, and competent. Great location, convenient hours, and the office is beautiful. She always makes her patients feel as comfortable as possible; using headphones, soft blankets, or TV/movies. She uses the latest technology and is always learning new and effective procedures. She accommodates anyone with a wide variety of dental needs. I have referred my family, friends, co-workers, and I highly recommend her to anyone!!!

    5
    ★★★★★

    Dr. Marino is the best dentist my family has ever seen. The staff is helpful, friendly, and competent. Great location, convenient hours, and the office is beautiful. She always makes her patients feel as comfortable as possible; using headphones, soft blankets, or TV/movies. She uses the latest technology and is always learning new and effective procedures. She accommodates anyone with a wide variety of dental needs. I have referred my family, friends, co-workers, and I highly recommend her to anyone!!!

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    Dr. Marion is the best dentist I have ever had, period. She's fixed poor work by other dentists and solved a crown problem that other dentists couldn't fix. When I was under treatment for cancer, she went out of her way to ensure I was comfortable during her examination and followed up with phone calls. I actually enjoy going to see the dentist now.

    5
    ★★★★★

    Dr. Marion is the best dentist I have ever had, period. She's fixed poor work by other dentists and solved a crown problem that other dentists couldn't fix. When I was under treatment for cancer, she went out of her way to ensure I was comfortable during her examination and followed up with phone calls. I actually enjoy going to see the dentist now.

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    I have been going to Dr. Marino for about 3 years now and I am very happy to say that I absolutely love Dr. Marino and her staff! They all make me feel so comfortable and I actually look forward to going to the dentist now. I also love the fact that the office is extremely immaculate, and it has a calming ambiance that makes me feel like I am at a spa resort! They are so nice and caring, but they definitely don't give off that "being fake nice because I have to" vibe.
    My husband had A LOT of work done and I was actually surprised how cheap it was...I was so ecstatic because we have an uncommon insurance company...and they took it!! The front office person (sweet lady, but I forget her name) told me they accepted almost all insurance companies.

    My kids (ages 3,6 and 8) also love Dr. Marino's office. There is a giant toy wall where they get to pick a toy (or two) and my kids talk non-stop about it. I can't believe they actually look forward to the dentist now! Trust me, I have had my share of horrible dentists...and I can honestly say that I have absolutely no complaints about this dental office

    2
    ★★★★★

    I have been going to Dr. Marino for about 3 years now and I am very happy to say that I absolutely love Dr. Marino and her staff! They all make me feel so comfortable and I actually look forward to going to the dentist now. I also love the fact that the office is extremely immaculate, and it has a calming ambiance that makes me feel like I am at a spa resort! They are so nice and caring, but they definitely don't give off that "being fake nice because I have to" vibe.
    My husband had A LOT of work done and I was actually surprised how cheap it was...I was so ecstatic because we have an uncommon insurance company...and they took it!! The front office person (sweet lady, but I forget her name) told me they accepted almost all insurance companies.

    My kids (ages 3,6 and 8) also love Dr. Marino's office. There is a giant toy wall where they get to pick a toy (or two) and my kids talk non-stop about it. I can't believe they actually look forward to the dentist now! Trust me, I have had my share of horrible dentists...and I can honestly say that I have absolutely no complaints about this dental office

    Pros: extremely caring, honest, affordable, comfortable

    Cons: none

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    I have no clue what sccb02 and em2009 are talking about. I LOVE Dr. Marino! When I cam in for my first appointment, my mouth was a mess.. Dr. Marino completely fixed my mouth. I am no longer embarrassed to smile. My whole family and many of my friends also go to Dr Marino and love her as much as I do. The staff there are also very friendly and warm and make you feel at home!

    2
    ★★★★★

    I have no clue what sccb02 and em2009 are talking about. I LOVE Dr. Marino! When I cam in for my first appointment, my mouth was a mess.. Dr. Marino completely fixed my mouth. I am no longer embarrassed to smile. My whole family and many of my friends also go to Dr Marino and love her as much as I do. The staff there are also very friendly and warm and make you feel at home!

    Pros: Excellent service, extremely honest, very trustworthy

    Cons: none

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    Dr. Marino and her staff are dishonest and are just out to make money at the expense of the patient's well being. I was pressured into getting xrays when they knew my insurance was not going to cover it and in spite of the fact that I had a recent xrays.f xrays. I also had a cleaning last fall from a different dentist (I am new to Scripps Ranch) and was told my teeth looked great and I only needed to keep an eye on one tooth. When I went to Dr. Marino a few weeks ago I told her I have no pain or sensitivity so was very surprised when I was told I needed four crowns! I am very good with dental hygiene--flossing and brushing every day and have cleanings every 6 to 9 months. When I went for the start of my treatment plan and began questioning Dr. Marino's prognosis she was very curt in telling me that I should just leave and go get a second opinion after telling me I didn't feel anything because I had a root canal! I've never had a root canal...they were looking at the wrong patient chart.! I immediately took off my bib and left. I went to another dentist who was referred to me by a friend and he said exactly the same thing my previous dentist had! He said my teeth look great (he was looking at the same set of xrays that Dr. Marino was looking at) and that I should keep an eye on the same tooth that my previous dentist had spoken of. I would avoid at all costs going to this dentist. I initially was drawn to her practice because she seemed very patient friendly and her staff seemed very close knit and organized. This is a facade! They are rude, dishonest, and try to take full advantage of their patient's dental benefits even when the work is unnecessary.

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    ★☆☆☆☆

    Dr. Marino and her staff are dishonest and are just out to make money at the expense of the patient's well being. I was pressured into getting xrays when they knew my insurance was not going to cover it and in spite of the fact that I had a recent xrays.f xrays. I also had a cleaning last fall from a different dentist (I am new to Scripps Ranch) and was told my teeth looked great and I only needed to keep an eye on one tooth. When I went to Dr. Marino a few weeks ago I told her I have no pain or sensitivity so was very surprised when I was told I needed four crowns! I am very good with dental hygiene--flossing and brushing every day and have cleanings every 6 to 9 months. When I went for the start of my treatment plan and began questioning Dr. Marino's prognosis she was very curt in telling me that I should just leave and go get a second opinion after telling me I didn't feel anything because I had a root canal! I've never had a root canal...they were looking at the wrong patient chart.! I immediately took off my bib and left. I went to another dentist who was referred to me by a friend and he said exactly the same thing my previous dentist had! He said my teeth look great (he was looking at the same set of xrays that Dr. Marino was looking at) and that I should keep an eye on the same tooth that my previous dentist had spoken of. I would avoid at all costs going to this dentist. I initially was drawn to her practice because she seemed very patient friendly and her staff seemed very close knit and organized. This is a facade! They are rude, dishonest, and try to take full advantage of their patient's dental benefits even when the work is unnecessary.

    Pros: none

    Cons: dishonest, poor explanation of benefits

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    Dr. Marino and everyone who works in her office are awesome. They have been really good to me. I have had a lot of work done in the past few months and the end results are GREAT! Highly recommend this dentist!!

    5
    ★★★★★

    Dr. Marino and everyone who works in her office are awesome. They have been really good to me. I have had a lot of work done in the past few months and the end results are GREAT! Highly recommend this dentist!!

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    We were searching for 'The Perfect Dentist' to handle my son's extensive dental needs. Finding Dr. Marino was an answer to prayer! She is fantastic! From our first visit, we knew we'd found the dentist we'd been looking for. We appreciate her professionalism, her knowledge and skills, her kindness and her compassion. The staff in Dr. Marino's office is as exceptional as she is. Thank you, Dr. Marino and staff! You are "Simply the Best!"

    5
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    We were searching for 'The Perfect Dentist' to handle my son's extensive dental needs. Finding Dr. Marino was an answer to prayer! She is fantastic! From our first visit, we knew we'd found the dentist we'd been looking for. We appreciate her professionalism, her knowledge and skills, her kindness and her compassion. The staff in Dr. Marino's office is as exceptional as she is. Thank you, Dr. Marino and staff! You are "Simply the Best!"

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    I have had exactly the opposite experience from the negative review I just read. Dr. Marino was able to save me from an unnecessary root canal and I would never have known the difference. Also, she has been very affordable (as far as dentistry goes!) and I just love the office environment. Equipment is very current and they have nice extras such as blankets, t.v., etc.

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    I have had exactly the opposite experience from the negative review I just read. Dr. Marino was able to save me from an unnecessary root canal and I would never have known the difference. Also, she has been very affordable (as far as dentistry goes!) and I just love the office environment. Equipment is very current and they have nice extras such as blankets, t.v., etc.

    Pros: Gentle, Reasonable, Kind, Relaxing Ambience

    Cons: Minor hassle to get there since you can't turn directly into the parking lot from the road off I-15 but have to go to the light and make a U-turn

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    This dentist was referred to me by a friend. I knew that Dr. Marino had been part of another dental group, I just did not realize that she was not one of the better dentists. Two temporary crowns fell off, and I was urged to get dental service I did not need. I would not recommend this dentist to anyone.

    0
    ★☆☆☆☆

    This dentist was referred to me by a friend. I knew that Dr. Marino had been part of another dental group, I just did not realize that she was not one of the better dentists. Two temporary crowns fell off, and I was urged to get dental service I did not need. I would not recommend this dentist to anyone.

    Pros: Parking is available

    Cons: Service and skill is sub par

    Message from Melinda Marino, DDS

    Dr. Marino is a graduate of the University of Maryland School Of Dentistry. She is passionate about the art of dentistry and feels her patients deserve the best treatment possible. To that end, she is committed to staying current with the latest in dental technology by taking part in advanced level continuing education courses. Dr. Marino was one of the first dentists in San Diego to use a laser, the Periolase MVP-7, to treat patients with gum disease. She is a member of the American Dental Association (ADA), California Dental Association (CDA), Academy of General Dentistry( AGD) and Academy of Women Dentists (AWD).Dr. Marino has lived in Scripps Ranch for over 20 years and enjoys being involved in the community. As a dedicated mother of five children, Dr. Marino knows how important your family's comfort and health are to you and how valuable your time is.

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