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The Downtown Beat by Nina - Meet Downtown’s New Dentist

May 22, 2019 12:20PM ● By Nina Welch
by Nina Welch

Just off Del Mar onto Ola Vista, past HH Cottons, a quaint wooden sign comes into view that says Dentist. Usually, entering a dentist office, one would get a nervous feeling. (It’s probably appropriate that this dentist is next to a yoga and meditation studio). But when entering Oceansight Dental and Implants, one is met with an easy smile and warm handshake. 

This is Ali John Jazayeri, DDS, affectionally known as Dr. J. This business, Oceansight Dental, has been in this location for 30 years. Dr. J. took over the practice a year ago. “We went from one day a week to full-time in six months.”
Dr. J.’s practice consists of one dentist and two staff members. The Office Manager, Linda, greets patients with a smile at the front, and dental assistant Karen assists Dr. J. with patients at the back. Both Linda and Karen are long-time San Clemente residents, and their friendly professionalism round out the atmosphere. 

One might say Oceansight Dental is a one-stop-shop. Dr. J. also does hygienist work. Since everything is done inhouse, affordability comes into play for this small and productive office.

Patients who visit Dr. J. on a regular basis range from young surfers, who take care of their teeth and just need a cleaning, to 20-year-olds, who need their wisdom teeth pulled, and even military patients. However, Dr. J. specializes in implants for seniors.  Numerous implant patients are referred to him by doctors because missing teeth can affect overall health issues. Dr. J. is proud to say that the implant process is complete in three to six months. 

“My Primary focus is to educate people about their teeth,” says Dr. J. He Graduated from UCLA. “That’s why I wear blue,” he jokes. His dental education continued with implant training in New York at the NYU Implant Seminar, as well as hospital training which involved critical care for patients with complex medical issues. 

Dr. J. was born and raised in Orange County. He lives in Irvine with his wife, Christine and nine-month old daughter, Kaylee. Christine is a programmer for St. John’s Knits, a “Made in the USA” clothing company. 

When asked how he was able to increase his business in such a short timeframe, he said most of his marketing is from his website and word-of-mouth. However, he is thrilled that he received a new, satisfied patient from an ad in the February-March-April issue of the San Clemente Journal.