San Diego Dentists


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Dr. Shahhal and staff would like to welcome you to their San Marcos, California office where they are dedicated to providing a quality dental care in a gentle and comfortable environment to patients from San Marcos, Escondido and all of North San Diego County. Education is an important foundation from which one can build a practice dedicated to treating people with the utmost quality and care. In practice for over 30 years, Dr. Shahhal has demonstrated a continuous dedication towards the science and art of dentistry.

Our Mission

A little bit about our values . . .

Our mission is to provide the people of this community the best dental services possible with genuine enthusiasm, warmth and commitment to quality. It is our goal to maintain a caring environment that is respectful of all people. All staff members are united in the effort to deliver excellent dental service and to make each patient as comfortable as possible throughout their stay.

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Meet The Doctors

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Dr. Rima C. Shahhal, D.D.S.
Nordahl Dental Owner & Dentist
Dr. Rima Shahhal is the owner of Nordahl Dental located in San Marcos, CA 92069. Doing dentistry for 30+ years has given her a unique insight into performing high quality dentistry. Her passion for dentistry continues to grow since its inception at Loma Linda Dental School. At any point in the day, you can find her with a smile on her face & compassion for each one of her patients.
Dr. Sami I. Shahhal, D.D.S.
San Diego Dentistry Owner & Dentist
Dr. Sami I. Shahhal, D.D.S. appreciates the importance of education within the dental community & especially with his patients. Upon graduation from UCLA School of Dentistry, Dr. Shahhal created a video/photo platform to highlight some of his dental services. These videos give a visual to teach our patients the importance of oral hygiene & other facets of dentistry

San Diego Dentistry Services

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Porcelain Veneers

Unlike a full crown which covers the entire tooth, a porcelain veneer is a thin shell placed over the front visible area of the tooth. Veneer application is a simple and comfortable procedure, typically completed in two to three visits. Porcelain veneers are a popular treatment option for discolored, poorly shaped, or slightly crooked teeth. They are used to correct uneven spaces or gaps between the teeth. Learn more with the link below:

Porcelain Crowns

According to the ADA, crowns  are “An artificial replacement that restores missing tooth structure by surrounding the remaining coronal tooth structure, or is placed on a dental implant. It is made of metal, ceramic or polymer materials or a combination of such materials. It is retained by luting cement or mechanical means” However, in simpler terms, a crown is a “cap” that can be used to strengthen . . . Link below:

Implant Dentistry

According to the American Dental Association, a dental implant is “a device specially designed to be placed surgically within or on the mandibular or maxillary bone as a means of providing for dental replacement” . In essence a dental implant provides a permanent means to replace missing teeth in the oral cavity. These implants can be placed in either the front or back of the mouth to serve the purpose of . . . Link Below:

Teeth Whitening

Our teeth can stain throughout a lifetime through a variety of factors including but not limited to dark colored beverages, coffee, red wine, tea & a lack of quality oral hygiene. This staining can affect the brightness in our smile. However, dental whitening gives us the option to lighten our teeth. According to the American dental Association, “The tooth whitening market has evolved into four categories: professionally applied. . . Link Below:

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