Dr. Robert Chin

Dentistry
San Diego, CA
41 years experience male

Locations

Robert Eng Chin, DDS, MAGD

San Diego, CA

Address

6545 Balboa Avenue Suite A, San Diego, CA
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My office hours

Saturday: Closed
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Insurances accepted

Aetna Life Insurance Company

About

Bio

I have been in practice since 1979. After attending Georgetown University School of Dentistry, I spent one year in post-graduate training at Loma Linda University School of Dentistry and the Veterans Administration Hospital in Loma Linda. Most graduates begin practice immediately after graduation. However, the year I spent as a dental resident provided me with additional training in oral surgery, restorative dentistry and providing dental care while patients are in the hospital. Additional patient relations training also gave me a more solid base for private practice than other new graduates. Skills and confidence are well honed in residency training and it is an advantage to the select few who are lucky enough to qualify for these programs. I continue my education at seminars, conferences and continuing education classes all year round. I have been a member in good standing of the American Dental Association, California Dental Association, the San Diego County Dental Society and the Academy of General Dentistry since 1979. I have achieved Fellowship and Mastership in the Academy of General Dentistry. I am a Founding Member and Fellow of the World Clinical Laser Institute. Though all dentists are required to attend a certain number of hours of continuing education each year, I feel it is my responsibility to do more than the minimum. I am a member of several study clubs and attend many times more than the required licensing minimum of classes to assure my patients that they are getting the very BEST up to date dental treatments available today. My practice in San Diego, CA is well established because we have a very good reputation and receive many referrals from our patients. Unlike many general/family dental practices, I retain the primary responsibility for all of my patients. I provide all the new patient examinations and maintain regular contact with my patients by administering their twice a year recall cleanings and exams. This allows me to get to know my patient’s and their needs and also gives my patients the opportunity to talk with their dentist directly, should they have any concerns. My excellent support team of dental assistants is generally the first and last points of contact for our patients. They are well trained in dental health education, insurance claims processing and financial policies. If you have any questions about your treatment or accounts, our dental team can help you! The practice administrator, Dr. Mona Young, is an RN with teaching and administrative experience and brings a strong general health care background to our practice. This allows us to consider all aspects of a person’s health, not only the dental care aspect. Dr. Young has a doctorate in human behavior and uses this background to counsel patients in behavior modification to establish positive lifestyle changes, as a result of patient initiated goals. Our dental staff consists of Registered Dental Assistants and Dental Assistants who have years of chairside and business/insurance office experience. They are here to make your visit with us comfortable and rewarding. The staff’s extensive experience with dental insurance will speed your dental claims through processing with your dental insurance company. Though we are an established practice, we are NOT a clinic. We still treat all patients completely from start to finish. Each patient will see the same dentist at each visit and enjoys continuity of care from this dentist. We provide complete dental care with state of the art high-technology equipment and techniques. We have been voted one of San Diego’s Top Dentists every year since 2007, in San Diego Magazine, and we hope to give you the best in dental care when you visit us as a patient! We have been awarded the CBS 8 TV News Mojo Award for the Top Dentist in San Diego for the last several years in a row. This award was achieved by the reviews and comments made by our patients. Thank you for giving us the opportunity to assist you with your dental health care. Please call or email us if you have ANY questions about our insurance, our practice or if you have any dental questions. We look forward to seeing you in our office. Robert Eng Chin, DDS, MAGD

Specialties
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Dentistry

Family and General Dentist

Languages spoken

Cantonese, English

Doctor Q&A

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27 Agrees
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Chin
41 years experience Dentistry
Pediatric dentistry: Pediatric dentistry is the treatment of children and adolescents. There are specialist that provide only pediatric dentistry. They are dentist that ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
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Dry socket: Dry socket is a post operative condition that occurs after you have a tooth extracted. The blood clot that usually forms in the tooth socket gets was ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
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41 years experience Dentistry
Surface of filling: MO and ML is an abbreviation of the surface or side of the tooth that a filling is placed. The tooth usually has 5 surfaces that are designated durin ... Read More
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Oct 8, 2013
I was visiting friends in San Diego and broke a tooth while I was eating. Dr. Chin was recommended to me and he saved my vacation. Dr. Chin and his staff were very nice and did a really professional j...Read More
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Jan 26, 2013
Great dentist! dr Chin has been my dentist for 30 years and my whole family as well.
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Chin is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Georgetown University School of Dentistry
Graduated 1979MD

Residency

LOMA LINDA UNIVERSITY MEDICAL CENTER

Residency

Veteran's Administration Hospital, Loma Linda, CA

Awards

San Diego Top Dentist- 2007 to current

Affiliations

American Dental Society
California Dental Society
San Diego County Dental Society
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