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General Care

Dr. Samra has extensive experience in the diagnosis, treatment, management & coordination of dental services to care for his patients & their families. General dentistry includes everything from preventive education & regular visits to fillings, crowns, bridges & more. Moreover, Dr. Samra provides care for children & adults, & know how best to care for both. At Dental Care of Ladera, your continued oral health is our top priority.

Digital X-Rays

Dental Care of Ladera offers in-office digital x-rays for your convenience. Digital x-rays are computer-generated images that require up to 90% less radiation than conventional film-type x-rays. Instead of using the traditional silver-oxide x-ray film, which must be developed & then fixed in caustic & environmentally damaging solutions, the new system takes pictures via a small electronic sensor. A picture of the tooth is instantaneously transmitted onto the monitor in the treatment room so we can see your teeth & surrounding structures immediately.

Sealants & Fluoride Treatments

Tooth decay, otherwise known as cavities, can be a significant problem for children as well as adults. There are numerous factors that lead to tooth decay & there are many ways to prevent it. With the use of sealants, we can cover the deep grooves in your back teeth & extend their life while helping to prevent cavities.

Mercury-Free Dentistry

We understand that some patients may have concerns about whether mercury amalgam (silver) fillings are hazardous to their health. At Dental Care of Ladera, we believe that the overall health & peace of mind of our patients always comes first. Accordingly, at our office we have elected only to use new & advanced tooth fillings made of tooth-colored materials that contain no mercury. The major advantage of offering mercury-free tooth fillings is that we are able to offer you more subtle, flattering options for fillings. With these new materials, getting a filling no longer means your friends & family see a flash of metal when you smile or open your mouth. Our tooth-colored or white tooth fillings are essentially indistinguishable from your natural teeth. While our biggest concern is the health & function of your teeth, we are proud to offer tooth filling options that do not affect the aesthetics of your smile.

Nitrous Oxide Sedation

Also known as laughing gas, nitrous oxide is a great tool for patients who may be uneasy about their dental procedures. The beauty of laughing gas is that your dentist can constantly adjust your level of sedation during the procedure & once it is shut off, the effects stop almost immediately. A few minutes after the procedure is complete, you’ll be back to normal! Dr. Samara is certified to administer nitrous oxide for nervous patients. Call today to schedule your appointment or to see if you’re a candidate for nitrous oxide sedation!

Root Canals

A root canal is a small channel inside your tooth that provides the tooth with nutrients. If it becomes inflamed due to injury or infection, you will experience pain & may even lose the tooth. At Dental Care of Ladera, we can remedy the problem & restore the damaged tooth, while ensuring that you are as comfortable as possible during the entire procedure. Nowadays, thanks to modern dental advances & technology, root canals are relatively pain-free. Think of a root canal procedure as life-saving first aid for your tooth. Don’t suffer needlessly from a toothache! Call us today for an appointment.

IV (Intravenous) Sedation

If you feel uneasy in a dentist’s chair, have difficulty getting numb or fear needles & drills, then ask us about IV (intravenous) sedation dentistry. The skills & training required for performing IV sedation are quite rare in the dental field, making us part of a select group of dentists capable of administering complete relaxation for their patients. IV sedation can also be used for patients with special needs or older patients with dementia, to whom it might otherwise be difficult to administer care. If you are the guardian or caretaker of someone who may benefit from IV sedation in order to complete needed dental care, please talk with us about this procedure. For those with severe dental anxiety, IV sedation also has the advantage of sometimes causing an amnesiac effect, meaning that once your treatment is complete & the sedation fades, you may not remember the procedure at all. You will need to arrange to have a friend or family member drive you home after your IV sedation dentistry appointment is over. You will likely be too groggy to safely drive a car or operate other forms of transportation (such as a motorcycle or bicycle). Once you’re home, plan to spend of the rest of the day relaxing while the sedation wears off completely. With this extremely safe procedure, your anxiety will melt away as you enter sedation that is far deeper than when done orally. You’ll never fear a visit to the dentist again!

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© chrisad, inc., marin co., ca all rights reserved. If you have insurance where a co-pay is not required, your exam, x-rays & cleaning will be at no cost to you. Cash, check or credit card only, or your insurance may cover. If your insurance requires a co-pay, you must pay a small out-of-pocket cost. Cosmetic cases depicted herein are representative of attainable results & may not represent actual cases or actual patients. Specialty treatment may be performed by dentists who are not certified as specialists, according to state law & administrative rules. This dentist may or may not be a contracted, participating provider for any listed insurances. UCR fees apply to insured patients. Cleaning offer includes cleaning & home-care kit, does not include periodontal (gum) therapy. Call for more details & your appointment.

Meet Dr. Samra

Dr. Samra

At Dental Care of Ladera, your comfort & care are our top priorities. Dr. Samra & the rest of our team are dedicated to providing you & your family with the best that dentistry has to offer. By combining years of experience, unmatched skill & the latest in dental technology, our mission is to give you the best dental experience you’ve ever had.

Dr. Samra has been practicing dentistry for over 26 years. He has a special interest in oral surgery & cosmetic dentistry, & has helped thousands of patients improve their smiles.

From routine checkups to complex restorative care, Dental Care of Ladera is your neighborhood home for all things dental.

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One Convenient Location for All of Your Dental Needs

We are located in the Optum Medical Center Building.

Walk-ins & emergency visits are always welcome!

Same-Day Appointments!


Address: 800 Corporate Drive, Suite 200, Ladera Ranch, CA 92694     Phone: 949-364-0006

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Appointments from 7am-7pm & on Saturdays!

At Dental Care of Ladera, we provide you with the preventive & restorative care you need without having to take time off from work or school. It’s just another way we show our patients how much we care.
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