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Business Spotlight: La Jolla dad-and-daughter dental team of Dr. John and Tracy Taddey move practice to Prospect Street

• BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT:

John Taddey, D.D.S. and Tracy Taddey, D.D.S. — La Jolla’s father-and-daughter dental team — will open their new office on Wednesday, June 10, 2015 and invite the community to an Open House, 5-7 p.m. Friday, July 10, 2015.

“Our new office at 875 Prospect St., Suite 301 in the Roppongi building has a great ocean view, plus it’s much more modern than our older one,” said Tracy Taddey. “We’ve improved the quality with new equipment and technology.”

Previously on Ivanhoe Avenue for 40 years, the Taddeys’ new office will feature digital X-rays and the most modern types of crowns and fillings available. Newer crowns are available in pure white zirconium or the doctor can do porcelain veneers.

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Dr. Tracy Taddey, D.D.S. and Dr. John Taddey, D.D.S.
Dr. Tracy Taddey, D.D.S. and Dr. John Taddey, D.D.S.

“The crowns of metal plate are very strong and give the patient a beautiful pure white translucent natural smile that provides the patient with a good image of themselves,” Tracy Taddey said. “We see people, who weren’t very confident and never smiled, go from that way to feeling great about themselves and smiling; dental work transforms their personality.” She said her main focus is cosmetic dentistry, and she uses Invisalign for orthodontics work.

While attending New York University, Tracy Taddey said she worked for Elle magazine where she was exposed to the world of models and cosmetics. “I grew an interest for cosmetic dentistry; I love the qualities that it offers,” she said. “Both my grandfather and dad are dentists and that also inspired me to become a third-generation dentist.”

While the Taddeys don’t place implants, John Taddey performs the cosmetic restorative work on implants that essentially gives a patient their tooth back. He also performs specialty work such as Temporary Mandible Joint syndrome (TMJ), root canals and extractions.

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The Taddey team also performs a full range of general dental treatments. “We are very family-oriented and want our patients to have a personal experience here,” said John Taddey. “We get to know our patients pretty well, and we treat every age group, including children. Our longtime patients are following us on this move.”

Tracy Taddey added, “We strive to be a gentle, calming, friendly dental practice. After graduating from the University of the Pacific Dental School, I’ve worked for 17 years with my dad; we have a great relationship, we work well together and balance each other out really well.”

The dentists work with most insurance plans and offer alternative plans to patients without insurance.

Dr. John Taddey, D.D.S. and Dr. Tracy Taddey, D.D.S., 875 Prospect St., Suite 301, Roppongi building in La Jolla. Office hours: 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday-Thursday; 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday. They are available for weekend emergencies. (858) 454-9333. lajolladentist.com

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