From great weather to award-winning schools, North County San Diego is our home sweet home. What really makes a community special, though, is neighbors taking care of each other. Our local communities are teeming with medical professionals – from dentists and orthodontists to general physicians and specialists – who live where they work and are dedicated to helping their neighbors stay healthy and happy. With cutting-edge technology, a wealth of experience, and human compassion, they spend each day making a difference. Outside of their offices, they might be cheering next to you on the bleachers, volunteering in the same classroom, or eating at the same restaurant on a Friday night. ZCode’s 2019 Medical and Health Professionals Issue is proud to introduce you to some of these local superstars.
Dr. Kami Hoss
Company: The Super Dentists
Owners: Dr. Kami Hoss and Dr. Nazli Keri
Address: Multiple locations throughout San Diego County
The Super Dentists’ Dr. Kami Hoss and Dr. Nazli Keri, also known as their alter-egos Dr. Have One Super Smile and The Tooth Keri, respectively, are transforming the dental experience for children and adults. The Super Dentists is the largest, most trusted, top awarded group practice in San Diego, providing a unique patient experience through original movies, music, and fun superhero and villain characters. The offices look like theme parks and feature video games, a dress up area, and even a special door for children. “We’ve taken something that is typically feared and created an environment where kids beg to visit and don’t want to leave,” said Dr. Kami Hoss, Co-Founder of The Super Dentists. “Because we know that if kids like going to the dentist, they will go to the dentist and will take care of their mouths.”
The Super Dentists experience begins before patients even step foot through the door with the practice’s innovative augmented reality app. Parents receive a link to the augmented reality welcome video and watch it with their children so they know what to expect. They are also introduced to The Super Dentists characters: Dr. Have One Super Smile, The Tooth Keri, MeloD, Cavitar, and Molar. “The app has been downloaded thousands of times, because it’s fun and interactive,” said Dr. Kami Hoss. “Kids can take their picture with the characters to become part of the experience, then share photos and videos with their parents and friends via text or social media.” This summer, children will be able to experience a bit of The Super Dentists magic at home as well with the practice’s own line of character inspired toothbrushes.
Though pediatric dentistry is the core service at The Super Dentists, the practice also offers dentistry for parents and orthodontics for the whole family – and it can be fun, too! “We’ve changed everything adults hate about going to the dentist,” Dr. Kami Hoss said.
The Super Dentists are very active in the community, especially with causes related to children and education. They regularly present at community programs and speaking engagements and participate in career fairs at local schools. They also host on-site job shadowing opportunities, wellness fairs, and mouth guard fitting clinics. “Every year, hundreds of children across the county receive free dental care from our pediatric dentists during Free Dental Day,” Dr. Kami Hoss shared. And for the past 15 years, The Super Dentists has hosted its popular Candy Buy Back program during the week of Halloween, paying kids for their candy and then donating it to military troops overseas. More than 20,000 pounds of candy have been donated since the program began.
“We love seeing the reaction of children and parents when they come to see The Super Dentists and interact with all of our services and amenities,” Dr. Hoss said. “We know how important oral health is to your overall health, and we are honored to be making a big difference in peoples’ lives and futures.”
Originally on Del Sol Magazine.