Why Choose Us
We know the search for a good dentist can be confusing.
How do you choose? What sets our practice apart as
an outstanding choice? May we suggest that you consider
the following questions:
1. Are we gentle?
At the practice of Doctors Steven,
we treat you like our own family! We will take
the time to listen to your concerns and understand
your needs. We do our best to make your visit as
pain-free and pleasant as possible. We offer many
ways of doing this, from nitrous oxide to I.V.
sedation (sleep dentistry). In fact, treating the
fearful patient is one of our specialties. We have
done this successfully for more than 35 years using
various sedation techniques that are safe and effective.
Or, perhaps just explaining things and working
slowly is all you need. We are not under a "production
goal" and, therefore, we don't rush your treatment
through. We like to take the right amount of time,
do a terrific job on your teeth, and get to know
you as a friend.
2. Are we experienced?
We are proud to have been in practice in the same
location for more than 50 years. Our three dentists
have a combined total of 55 years in practice and
can handle almost any kind of dental need based
on that experience. Our three hygienists have more
than 35 years experience between them, and our
highly experienced staff members have been with
the practice for 10-20 years. This means better
and more consistent service to our patients. We
think you will feel the difference that this level
of experience can make.
3. Quality of treatment?
Quality dental care combines the most advanced
procedures and high tech equipment with individualized
treatment. At our office, we strive to give a
high level of quality and service. We use experienced
dental labs that have been in the business for
more than 35 years. We also use the highest quality
dental materials and supplies. In every case,
various treatment options are considered before
selecting the best one based on each individual
4. How are you treated?
You will immediately feel welcomed by our warm
and friendly team of dental professionals and dedicated
staff. Many of our patients remark on the pleasant
and friendly atmosphere of our office. We pride
ourselves on the personal attention that we give
to our patients. We are not a "clinic" that runs
patients through like an assembly line.
5. What services do we offer?
Our office offers a wide range of services all
under one roof-much more than is available in
most dental offices. We offer all the important
basics such as fillings, cleanings, crowns, bridges,
root canals, and dentures. But, in addition, we
also offer cosmetic dentistry, dental implants,
on-site orthodontics, TMJ treatment, gum treatment,
full-mouth restoration, and I.V. sedation dentistry.
We also see children from ages four and up.
6. How much will it cost?
We offer carefully planned appointment times
to create our dental masterpieces-our Michelangelos-and
we feel that we give each patient a high level
of quality and value for the service they receive.
Fees vary depending on the type of service performed.
We can usually give you several options for your
treatment with different costs involved. We also
have several payment options and payment plans
to help you afford your treatment.
7. Who should you call?
We certainly hope you choose to call our practice!
We offer expanded hours compared to many smaller
offices, and one or more of our dentists is always
in the office Monday through Friday. (We are closed
on weekends.) Come visit us in our modern and newly
remodeled office. We are certain you will feel
rewarded by the experience. Call for an appointment
today at (951) 3510001 or contact us through our
Meet Our Dentist
Steven Francis, DD
Dr. Steven Francis completed his undergraduate
studies from Loma Linda University in 1975. He
then stayed on to earn his dental degree from
Loma Linda University's School of Dentistry in
1980. In addition, he has completed a two-year
Certificate in Orthodontics from Progressive Orthodontics
as well as a two-year Certificate in Implant Dentistry
from the Misch Implant Institute.
Dr. Francis is committed to keeping abreast of
the latest advances in dentistry through continuing
education. He has completed numerous courses and
professional seminars since 1980 in areas such
as cosmetic dentistry, implant dentistry, orthodontics,
practice management, I.V. sedation, and various
areas of general dentistry.
Dr. Francis resides in Riverside and is married
with two sons. He enjoys reading, the outdoors,
and life in general!