A Lifetime of Smiles Begins Here


Your care is our privilege! At Ben Mandel DDS, Inc., we feel that treating our patients is truly the biggest reward. We get to use our holistic and highly trained skills to provide you with comfortable and customized care of all kinds. Whether you are a patient in your senior years or a child of five, we have many solutions to a diversity of dental needs.
We are a general and implant dentistry practice serving the La Mesa, Spring Valley, El Cajon, San Carlos, and Del Cerro, CA areas. We have a single office in La Mesa, and here you will find four state-of-the-art operatories. We pride ourselves on our modern equipment, nearly pain-free treatment protocols, and our commitment to ongoing education that allows us to continually offer our patients the very finest options and care. We practice holistic dentistry, which helps us look beyond your teeth to focus on your whole body health and long-term well-being.
With more than thirty years of experience, Dr. Mandel is seen as one of the most advanced implant dentists around and is recognized by his peers as one of the finest general dentistry providers. Our staff is committed to delivering premium service and is as equally dedicated to ongoing education as Dr. Mandel is.
Let us fulfill our goals by offering you the best solutions available for your dental needs, whether you’re looking for invisible orthodontics, gum rejuvenation treatments, dental implants, or a great dental cleaning. For more information, or to book your first visit, give us a call at (619) 660-0022 or fill out our online contact form. Dr. Mandel, or one of his friendly staff, will respond via phone or email as soon as possible.

Our Team

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    Faren, Front Office

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    Gloria, Dental Hygienist

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    Desiree, Office Manager

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    Marytes, RDA


  • Tracy M.
    Dear Dr. Mandel,

    I’m writing to let you know that I am quite satisfied with my implants. Without them, I wouldn’t be able to eat my favorite foods, such as steaks, hamburgers, beef stews and fruits, such as apples, peaches and cantaloupes. The reason is the implants hold the bottom dentures in place firmly so there’s no movement, and I can chew my food as would a person with their own teeth. I admit, in my case, there was some pain and discomfort in the beginning, but that is all gone and I am happy now that I had it done. Thank you for making all this possible besides giving me a great looking smile also.

    Sincerely Yours,
  • Myrna
    Dear Dr. Mandel,

    It has been two weeks since you made the final adjustments and I walked out with my new anchored teeth. Now that I’ve had a chance to compare the difference between my old dentures with my new anchored bridges, I wanted to share my impressions with you.

    One of the first things I noticed was my bite. I used to hear my jaw bones “crack” whenever I chewed my food. Now I don’t have that problem. It feels like my mouth has been “built up” from what it used to be. It’s quite amazing what you were able to do with such a small amount of bone left. You truly made something out of nothing!

    Another thing I noticed was the taste of food. It has been over twenty years since the roof of my mouth has been exposed. Sucking on a mint is now a delightful experience! It’s also a pleasure not to have food stuck under a bottom denture making eating certain foods a real pain.

    The biggest improvement has been in my personality. My husband told me that I used to cover my mouth nearly every time I laughed. I was always aware that my dentures could slip or pop out at any time. I can now laugh without fear.

    When I tell people that I went through the dental implant procedure, they kind of stutter in response. I have to admit that I was a little afraid of the pain involved. I was really surprised that the surgery wasn’t all that bad. I remember root canals being much more uncomfortable. I can say in all honesty that the discomfort is a small price to pay for anchored teeth.

    I want to thank you and Jill again for all the attention you gave to me. I felt as if you were just as excited about this as I was. I love the looks of the teeth you designed. All of my close friends tell me that they don’t look unnatural at all. I’m sure I will gain a lot more confidence as a result of your work.

  • Evelyn
    Thanks to All of You

    For the special way you always think of other people’s needs, for the way you take those caring thoughts and turn them into deeds, for the way you brighten up a day with your own special touch, this comes to every one of you to thank you — very much.

    Love to all of you,

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