Best Dentist in San Diego

Dr. Joseph Mara

“My goal is to provide affordable, gentle and honest dental care to my patients. I stride to place confidence in my patients to have complete trust, ease and satisfaction after visiting my office. I know there is a lot of choices of dental care in the area and would be honored to treat your dental needs.”

Dr. Joseph Mara With Family
Dr. Joseph Mara has provided hundreds of families with complete, uncompromising dental care for over 19 years. Dr. Mara keeps pace with the ever-advancing techniques of modern dentistry through many continuing education courses and programs. He is a fellow member of International Congress of Oral Implantology with special training from Tulsa Endodontics. Dr. Mara enjoys the outdoors, family time, traveling and hiking.


  • Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS), India
  • 175+ Hours Advanced Post-Graduate Training in Implants and Oral Surgery International Congress of Oral Implantologists
  • Global Dental Implant Academy
  • Special Training in Endodontics, Tulsa Endodontics

Professional Memberships

  • International Congress of Oral Implantologists (ICOI)
  • Global Dental Implant Academy (GDIA)
  • American Dental Association (ADA)
  • California Dental Association (CDA)
  • SDA

Our Offices

With office in San Diego, visiting us is always convenient. Our spaces are designed to make our patients comfortable.


At Nimmi Shine Dental, we use the latest technology and dental practices to ensure your experience is comfortable, efficient and thorough. Using hte latest technology improves success rate and patient comfort. Some of the tools we have at our disposal include:

  • Vatech PaX-i3D Scanner creates 3-D X-Rays quickly and with precision not attainable by traditional X-Rays.
  • Computer Guided Implant Surgery provides 3-D images that help us place implants with incredible precision.
  • Rotary Endodontics are tools that make root canals easier by helping with thorough cleaning and shaping.
  • Low Dose Digital X-Rays provide clearer images while exposing patients to significantly less radiation.
  • Intra-Oral Cameras allows you and your doctor to clearly see what your doctor sees, which helps you make care decisions.

Patient Education At Nimmi Shine

X-Ray Imaging / CT Scan

CT Scan Machine

CT Scan Machine

Nimmi Shine Dental has recently introduced CT scan machine services that utilize cutting-edge technology to provide high-quality imaging with minimal radiation exposure. Our team of skilled technicians and radiologists work together to deliver accurate and timely results to our patients, ensuring the best possible care.
Patient Education

Patient Education

Our patient education services are designed to provide patients with the knowledge and tools they need to take control of their health. The team of experts at the clinic offer personalized education plans to meet each patient’s unique needs and goals. By fostering a culture of education and empowerment, Nimmi Shine Dental is committed to improving patient outcomes and promoting overall wellness.
Intra Oral Camera

Intra Oral Camera

Intra Oral Camera services provide high-resolution images of a patient’s teeth and gums, allowing for better diagnosis and treatment of dental issues. The use of intraoral cameras also improves patient education and engagement, as it enables dental professionals to clearly explain dental conditions and treatment options to patients. With this advanced technology, our dental facility is committed to delivering the best possible care to our patients.
Laser & Digital Scanner Machine

Laser & Digital Scanner Machine

Our team of skilled professionals use lasers to perform minimally invasive procedures, reducing pain and healing time for patients. Additionally, the digital scanner machine allows for precise measurements and custom-fit restorations. With these advanced services, our dental facility is committed to providing top-quality care to the patients.

Flexible Financing Available

Major Dental Insurances Accepted

We Offer No Interest Payment Plans… Flexible and Affordable Financing Options.
Please do not hesitate to contact our office to talk about financing options.
Flexible Spending Accounts
If your employer offers a Flexible Spending Account or Health Savings Account benefit, you can use this money for dental services.
Cash & Check Payment
If you are paying cash and do not have insurance, you are eligible for a 5% discount if you pay for your treatment one week or more before your appointment. Conditions apply, please contact us for details.

Personal and certified checks are accepted forms of payment.

Debit & Credit Cards
We accept all major credit and debit cards.
Payment Plans
We are able to offer payment plans through Care Credit and LendingClub. These programs offer low monthly payment plans, with no interest. Please contact a staff members for information about these programs.
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