Dental Design SD is a modern dental office located in San Diego, CA. Owned and operated by Dr. Kathrina Agatep, the practice specializes in TMJ Treatment, Gum Recession, Invisalign, and Restorative Dentistry.

We pride ourselves on our outstanding customer service, amazing results, and complete transparency when it comes to dentistry. We take special care to make sure that you're well educated on any treatment plans that are presented, and put your health first above all else.

Services we provide:

General Dentistry
Dental Hygiene
Cosmetic Dentistry
TMJ Treatment
Pinhole Surgery for Gum Recession
Six Month Smiles

Highlights, Specialties & Features

  • Same day restorations
  • Same day visits for emergencies
  • Intraoral Scanner
  • Digital Dentistry
  • Modern Amenities
  • In House Benefits Plan

Professional Associations & Certifications

  • California Dental Association
  • Las Vegas Institute Fellow
  • Misch Implant Fellow

Serviced Areas

  • San Diego

Payment Options

  • American Express, Debit Cards, Financing Available, MasterCard, Personal Checks, VISA, Care Credit

Contact Details

  Person Dr. Kathrina Agatep
  City San Diego , CA
  Zip Code 92121
  Address 9540 Waples St. Suite A
  Phone Number (858) 490-4281

Business Representative

Dr. Kathrina Agatep


Products & Services

Invisalign & Six Month Smiles

Straightening teeth isn't just for kids! Adults often make the most dedicated orthodontic patients, and it's never too late to discuss the options for a bright, straight smile. If you're not sure wires fit your tolerance level, don't worry. Invisible methods can work extremely well for many cases, and Dr. Kathrina Agatep can help you explore the possibilities.
Orthodontics involves teeth straightening and jaw alignment, combining beauty and function. Identifying problems early in development may allow easier treatment with better results, but it's never too late to discuss ways to enhance a smile!

Cosmetic Dentistry

Creating the perfect smile isn’t as easy as putting on porcelain veneers and bleaching teeth. Careful consideration has to be made when designing your smile so that it fits perfectly with your entire face. The idea is to create a harmonious balance between your teeth and the unique characteristics of your face, creating a look that is subtle yet striking, and drawing away from minor imperfections that we all obsess about.

Equally important is creating the perfect, functional bite so that you not only preserve the integrity of those expensive veneers, but also maintain proper function of the temporomandibular joint and bite alignment. This is where my training at LVI comes into play, and I make sure that proper occlusal functionality is maintained after your new smile is created.


A long-lasting choice, implant-supported dentistry brings you as close to growing new teeth as possible. Expertly placed in the same bone that once supported teeth, you'll often enjoy the strength and function of nature. Modern porcelains produce a life-like result that may leave you completely unaware that they aren't your natural teeth. An excellent choice for one or more missing teeth, dentures can also be attached to implants. The stability and sense of confidence you develop with implants will leave you pleasantly surprised.

A custom road map for your return to full dental function when incorporating implants must guide the way. Dr. Kathrina Agatep calls upon the best technology available to help plan your restorative case. Digital x-rays, 3D mapping, models, photographs and case guides prove valuable. Dr. Kathrina Agatep uses highly regarded specialists as needed to bring the components of your case together. But at all times, She serves as the quarterback of the entire plan.

  • I would recommend this business

If you're new in town and looking for a dentist; or maybe unsatisfied and have been unhappy with your current dental service provider (like in my case), you should definitely check out Dental Design SD and not wait any longer.

My family and friends who I've recommended have been going here for a few years now and never been disappointed with our dental services - from basic scheduled cleanings to major dental procedures. I've had Dr Agatep complete 2 dental implants now since we found her clinic, from extractions of infected teeth in the care of my previous dentist, and couldn't be any happier!

We used to also drive to LA for my wife's dental needs since she has extreme anxiety where she needs to take frequent breaks during a dental procedure to relax and get fresh air. But now very thankful and found the same accommodating treatment from Dr Agatep and much more! So no more driving to LA for dr's visits!

From their modern state of the art facility and dental equipment; to their friendly and knowledgeable staff, we're so glad we found Dental Design SD! There's that part of me that tells me "finders keepers" and not share this great find but that'll be too selfish of me. So don't just take my words for it, call for a visit and check it out yourself please! :)

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Customer Testimonials

Dr. Agatep has been my dentist for the last seven years or so. I have been very happy at Dental Design, after spending years unhappily bouncing around town trying to find a good dentist office. The things I like the most are the hygienists (they have always been very thorough and are not just going through the motions) and Dr. Agatep and her work. She recently repaired a chip in one of my front teeth and took care to make it look great - not even I can tell where my tooth ends and the filling begins. In fact, I have always thought she was very skilled. She has also always been pleasant and upbeat, as have everyone else in her office. They have a good system for managing patients and appointments and they have good communication between people in various roles in the practice. Great dentist, great dental office.

Dr Agatep is a fantastic dentist! Her attention to detail, gentleness, advanced techniques and lovely personality are only enhance by her beautiful office. There’s a clear communication and Abundant notifications to remind you of you appointments. I highly recommend Dr Agatep!

Developed a tooth ache over the weekend and needed immediate care. Dr Agatep and Emily arranged for meds Saturday evening at a 24 hour pharmacy and an emergency appointment the following Monday. Saved me from a miserable weekend.

I have not had treatment with Dr Kathrina Agatep; however I know her in a professional capacity. Dr Kathrina is a wonderful, kind and friendly person who I recommend everyone in the area goes visit. The practice is state of the art and you know just from walking in that you are in great hands. Go and visit Dr Kathrina's practice for top quality dentistry at affordable prices.

I've known Dr. Agatep for a few years now. She and her staff are always friendly and kind. In addition, Dr. Agatep takes an impressive amount of continuing education each year to stay up on what is the best practices for dentists. If you're wondering if you should choose her for your should!

First time patient and now I'm committed to going here. Found out many of my co-workers go here. The staff and doctors are professionally talented and the office is how a Dentist office should look like. I have confidence in my dental care here and I'm finally happy I'm doing something about my dental needs.

I followed Dr. Agatep from her old to her new office. Been with her for about 6 years now. I was referred by a friend, and she’s been excellent with my dental care. Her hygienists are great and detailed too. Her office is up to date on all the technology. Love getting dental work with her. I’m getting braces with her next doing the 6 months smile. Can’t wait for the results!

The entire atmosphere of this office is great. Everyone is friendly and helpful. Especially Anh the hygienist. She is very thorough and gentle. I love my clean smile every time I leave. Dr. Agatep is always happy answering all the questions and she is never in a rush.

I usually don't post reviews. However, my wife and i were thoroughly impressed with our experience with this practice. Dr. Agatep and her staff are professional, courteous and their patients well being is first and foremost!

We initially went to Dr. Agatep for my wife's TMJ. My wife had terrible Migraines and other medical professionals couldn't figure out why. A family friend recommended Dr. Agatep to us. That was the best referral we ever received. Dr. Agatep fitted my wife for a splint to help heal her joint and a mouth guard to prevent it from recurring. There were other more expensive procedures, but Dr. Agatep was upfront and honest about what she thought was best regardless of billable dollars!


I just had a extraction at Dental Design 2 days ago and i was fairly nervous as previously when i had it done years ago it was extremely painful, But after the extraction i felt some soreness but amazing no pain at all, Kathrina and her team were patient and understanding and talked me through the whole process , for the first time in my life i am not concerned about seeing the dentist. If like me your nervous about dental work please give DDS a try i am sure you will be impressed.

I love Dr. Agatep, Dr. Avina and staff! Dr. Agatep has a way with her little magical hands. She makes me feel comfortable while being in the chair and the shots are believe it or not PAINLESS. I had a cleaning from Thuy, she was also very gentle but I knew my teeth were thoroughly taken care of. I'm happy to have found a Dental Office that I look forward to seeing every 6 months. I know I am in great hands.

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Excellent review by David Markgraaff, via Google Friendly and competent staff. Had some fillings and other procedures over the last four years or so with no issues. Highly recommend.
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We love your questions! Please feel free to call or email and we’ll help you find answers to enhance your dental health!
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Heartfelt thank you to all of our patient :) thanks for all the awesome reviews!
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Toothbrushes can be a breeding ground for bacteria. Replacing your toothbrush every 3 months not only keeps your smile bright but your body healthy too!
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Excellent review by Anthony Dvorak, via Google Developed a tooth ache over the weekend and needed immediate care. Dr Agatep and Emily arranged for meds Saturday evening at a 24 hour pharmacy and an emergency appointment the following Monday. Saved me
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Hope you all are enjoying this lovely San Diego Saturday! #sandiego #dentaldesignsd #dentist
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Did you know…tooth enamel is the hardest substance in the human body?
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Even the Tooth Fairy can’t fight inflation! Since the 1950's, the value per tooth has increased from just a quarter to over $2.00 in 2018!
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