First Visit

Thank you for choosing Smilehaven Dental Center for all of your dental needs! We have worked hard to create a comfortable environment where you can feel confident in the level of dental care you receive. Dr. Chan practices bio-compatible dentistry, which focuses on not only what is best for your mouth, but your body as well. For this reason, we pay special attention to the bio-compatibility of the materials we use in your dental care. This way you can be confident in the quality of the care you are receiving at Smilehaven Dental Center.

What to Expect at Your First Visit

During your first visit, our objective is to get to know you better, become familiar with your past dental experiences, and to establish a treatment plan that will best meet your current desires. When you arrive for your first visit, please be prepared to assist us by providing the following information:

  • Any panoramic X-ray taken within the past six months.
  • If you have dental insurance, please bring your insurance card. This will enable us to give you an estimate of your costs.
  • Have any paperwork filled out and completed
  • Please plan to arrive at least 15 minutes prior to your scheduled appointment time, in order to have ample time to complete your new patient registration forms. If you’d like, you can expedite this process by downloading, printing and completing these forms in advance, at our Patient Registration Forms

Directions to Our Office in La Mesa, California

We are conveniently located in La Mesa, California. For turn-by-turn directions to our office from any location, please visit Google Maps for directions.

Frequently Asked Questions

We know you have questions, and we have answers. We provide enough time during appointments for patients to have all their questions, comments or concerns addressed. For answers to many common questions, please visit our Frequently Asked Questions page.


If you have any questions about Smilehaven Dental or any of our treatments, please don’t hesitate to call (619) 464-2801 . Our friendly staff is happy to answer your questions or help you schedule an appointment. We look forward to hearing from you!

The Smilehaven Dental Center Difference

One of the things that sets us apart from other La Mesa and El Cajon, CA cosmetic dentists is that we place a strong emphasis on holistic dentistry. If you’re unfamiliar with the term, holistic dentistry is a focus on a person’s entire body during dental care instead of just the mouth. We utilize bio-compatible whole body dentistry and think about how your dental condition and our treatment will affect your systemic health. We’re strong believers that a person’s oral health is deeply tied with his or her systemic health and with the help of our holistic dentistry, we’ll have both your mouth and your body feeling as good as ever!