Dr. Janette Larsen D.M.D.

Dr. Janette Larsen is your pathway to a beautiful smile.    Her passion is to help her patients achieve their goals with a special concern for the complete dental health and esthetics necessary to creating a lasting result.  She believes that a partnership is created when the patient and dentist work together.  For this partnership to succeed, there must be education, trust, communication and compassion.

Communication works both ways. Dr. Larsen and her staff will listen to your concerns and needs. It is important that you, as the patient, feel comfortable to discuss your issues. Be assured that we will work to understand those and incorporate them into our assessment and recommendations. Our facility and staff utilize digital X-ray and photographic technologies to assess the condition of your teeth and gums. Dr. Larsen will then present the alternatives and help you understand your options.

Education is ongoing, both for the patient and dentist.       Dr. Larsen will ensure that you know the condition of your smile, your options and the process to achieve the desired result.  For her part, Dr. Larsen participates and leads dental education events throughout the year.  Over the past 5 years, Dr. Larsen has enjoyed over 500 hours of advanced education in order to create a superior smile for her patients.  If your situation needs a specialist, rest assured that she understands the process and will guide you through the steps for your best result.

Trust is something earned, not conveyed.      You can trust Dr. Larsen to have your best interests in mind.  Since 1992, she has been in private practice in San Diego.  After earning her dental degree (D.M.D.) in 1989 from the Oregon Health Sciences University she came to San Diego to serve in the U.S. Navy.  Her three year assignment at the Naval Training Center brought a wealth of experience as thousands of new recruits came through the dental center, each bringing unique dental problems and dental histories from all areas of the country.

Since 2001, Dr Larsen has been a sole practitioner in her Point Loma dental office.  Throughout this time, she has built a reputation of caring, thoughtful and reliable dental health services.  Her principle source of new clients is by 'word of mouth' and referrals from other patients.  She greatly appreciates the trust her patients demonstrate and works diligently to continue to earn their trust.

Compassion is both the understanding of a problem and the desire to help.     Dr. Larsen demonstrates this compassion in her office and daily life.  You will get the undivided attention of the entire office.  We keep this a small office because Dr. Larsen chooses to focus on the patient; we are not a mass production clinic.  While you are in treatment, Dr. Larsen and her staff will ensure that you are comfortable and pain-free.  If temporary crowns are required, you will find that your smile will be indistinguishable from natural teeth.  Dr. Larsen chooses this, not because it is easy, but because she would want the same for her family and friends.  When not tending to her patients or developing the next great dental solution; you may find her around Ocean Beach where she lives with her husband and their two dogs - Sammy and Domino.  She loves this community and spends much of her time walking the beach, sailing in San Diego Bay, and playing the piano.


Office Hours: Monday - Thursday
8:30AM - 5:30PM

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Our Patients Say...

Dr. Larsen has been my dentist for longer than I'd like to admit. She has taken care of my dental needs with a warm and caring approach. She's never made an unnecessary recommendation and even helped me interpret the diagnoses of another dentist I went to see, a Groupon that seemed too good to be true - and was!