About Collaborative Dental

/About Collaborative Dental
About Collaborative Dental 2018-03-24T22:57:34-07:00

Best Dentist in San Diego

Best Dentist San Diego Has to OfferCollaborative Dental is a dental clinic that offers a full range of oral health services for both children and adults. We have been a part of the community for more than three decades and we understand the impact of oral health on an individual and a family. Collaborative Dental is a family dental clinic which means we provide a family friendly atmosphere as we incorporate the community into a part of our extended family. We build strong relationships based on respect, kindness, and compassionate dental care. Our legacy is the most unique aspect of our practice and we strive to continue that legacy as we serve the community. We have been called the best dentist San Diego has to offer. The staff at Collaborative Dental loves to educate and empower people with the information they need to improve or maintain the best oral hygiene possible. Bright beautiful smiles and happy satisfied people are our most valuable asset.

The Mission Statement

The mission statement at Collaborative Dental is to provide the highest quality dental care available in a comfortable and compassionate environment. We strive to always provide professional quality care, with honesty and integrity, while educating people on the best way to care for their mouths and maintain their oral health. The staff at Collaborative Dental share a common conviction to help patients and their families improve their oral health in a kind and comfortable manner. Oral care is their passion and patient satisfaction is their goal.

Patient Care

Best Dentist El Cajon Has to OfferIt is the on-going policy at Collaborative Dental to always listen attentively and be sensitive to the needs of every patient. Each patient has a different story with unique circumstances and the best way to achieve objectives is through teamwork with a qualified and attentive professional. Patients are always treated with kindness and respect because patient comfort and satisfaction are our top priority. Dr. Fung purposely keeps the practice small so that he is able to give each patient the individual attention they deserve. He never pressures a patient into any procedure, no matter the circumstances. Collaborative Dental maintain a policy in which patients make the decisions that are right for them. He will explore all of the available options with the patient, provide the benefits and costs of each procedure, then walk away and let patients make the personal decision that is best for them. He and the staff strive to make patients that come into Collaborative Dental to feel empowered and valued while practicing gentle compassionate dentistry. It is important that each patient leave happy, whether they had a cleaning or a root canal.

Dental Landscape

The dental landscape evolves continually and new treatments emerge as advances are made in technology. Dr. Fung strives to stay on the cutting edge of technology so that he can offer patients the very best dental care available, with a personal touch. Changes are often incorporated into the facility and the procedures performed at the office, but only if it will truly benefit the patient. Collaborative Dental strives to provide the most advanced dental care for their patients, while still getting to know them on a first-name basis. Not every technical advance improves patient care, so they are evaluated extensively before being incorporated into the practice and made available to the patients. Dr. Fung and the staff at Collaborative Dental strive to improve the facility and the services they offer the community on a regular basis.

A Staff You Can Trust

Collaborative Dental is a small practice that provides gentle dentistry and personal attention for every patient who comes through the door. Dr. Fung and his staff have been offering gentle, compassionate dentistry to southern California for years. The friendly, outgoing staff has a passion for oral care rooted in integrity and respect. The staff truly values the relationships they build with their patients and will go the extra mile to ensure a patient’s comfort. They love educating adults and children while empowering them through knowledge. The staff provides a family friendly atmosphere that is relaxed and inviting.

Dr. Jonathan Fung is the owner and dentist at Collaborative Dental. He graduated with a BA in Business/Economics from UCLA and received his DDS degree in 2011 from the University of Pacific School of Dentistry in San Francisco. Prior to entering private practice, Dr. Fung served over 4 years in the United States Navy as a Dental Officer, deploying to the Arabian Gulf from 2014 to 2015. When not peering through a pair of dental loupes you will likely find him outdoors. He enjoys fishing San Diego Bay, hiking mountain trails, playing tennis, and cooking.

San Diego Dental hygienistSummer will likely be the first person to greet you when you walk through the door. She is the Office Manager at Collaborative Dental and her priority is to make you feel comfortable and to answer any questions that you may have regarding your treatment. Summer is a native San Diegan and in her off hours enjoys relaxing at the beach, discovering hidden restaurant gems, and teaching English to her parrot, Coconut. She is experienced and well trained at handling any financial or insurance questions that you might encounter.

La Mesa Dental ReceptionistJordan is our resident hygienist. She earned her BS in Dental Hygiene at Southern Illinois University Carbondale. She loves educating patients on how to keep their smiles beautiful and healthy! Outside of the office, Jordan enjoys yoga, watching musicals, hiking, and spending time with her playful Golden Retriever named Charm. Jordan is meticulous and gentle, always mindful of her patients’ comfort.

Our incredible staff members ensure that every visit to Collaborative Dental is a pleasant one.

Community Service

Collaborative Dental absolutely loves their patients and they value their community. They have been faithfully serving the communities of San Diego, La Mesa, and El Cajon for more than three decades with a proven track record of success. Dental care is not only important; it is a valuable tool that can be used to improve the health of people within those communities. The staff at Collaborative Dental strives to educate people on the best way to care for their mouths and maintain or improve their oral care. Working and living in the communities that they value so highly allows them to do that. They love to help youngsters establish those good habits that will stay with them for a lifetime and assist adults in improving and maintaining the healthiest, most beautiful smiles possible. If you live in San Diego, La Mesa, or El Cajon, and you are looking for a dental clinic to meet your needs, come in and visit Collaborative Dental. We believe that every family should have a dentist in it and we would love for you to be a part of our extended family.


Collaborative Dental values your family’s oral health and will gladly work with you and your insurance company to keep costs manageable. Below are some of the most common insurance accepted for your convenience. If you don’t see your carrier listed here, please call the office and we will gladly attempt to verify coverage for you.

In Network

  • Aetna PPO & Aetna Discount Plan
  • Assurant PPO – In Network
  • Blue Cross Dental Blue: 100/200/300
  • Cigna PPO
  • Delta Dental (Premiere Provider)

  • Delta Federal

  • Delta TriCare

  • MetLife PPO

  • MetLife TriCare Dental Program

  • United Concordia PPO

  • United Concordia (Active Duty) – ADDP

  • Delta Dental PPO (Effective in 2 months)

  • GEHA Connection Dental Network – Includes Connection Dental, Dominion PPO, Principal Mutual Life PPO, United Healthcare Dental PPO, Lincoln Dental Connect, and Guardian PPO

Superior Dental Clinic for Families

At Collaborative Dental we understand that oral health is important and a big beautiful smile can dramatically boost your confidence. Whether you need a cleaning, a root canal, or are considering dental implants, Collaborative Dental can help. We understand that circumstances are different for every patient and are always happy to offer multiple options so that our patients can choose the procedure that will fit them best. Dr. Fung and his friendly staff have a proven track record of success in treating adults and children. They have been providing gentle, compassionate dental care to patients and their families for more than 35 years. If you are looking for a new dentist near you, or you just have questions about procedures, give Collaborative Dental a call today. You can call our office at (619)464-4346 to schedule a visit or set up an appointment online with our easy appointment request form. Come be a part of the family at Collaborative Dental and see how comfortable and inviting dental care can be.

Patient Stories

Love Charlie! He’s a very caring dentist and really wants to make sure you’re comfortable. He explains everything he’s doing every step of the way and asks you how you’re doing frequently.
Kaylee H.
I usually (REALLY) hate going to the dentist, but I really liked Dr. Fung. It was a way different experience than my old dentist, who had a big office with many dentists, hygienists, and many patients going in and out. His office is very small, which makes it feel more comfortable, and allows for better personal care. The hygienist and Dr. Fung were both very good, gentle, and sensitive to the my needs. I definitely trust Dr. Fung to do great work (I have to get some fillings), and I felt like he really cared about me and wanted to figure out the best thing for me. I definitely recommend him and I’m very happy to have found him!!
Karen H.
I had an athletic injury that broke my front tooth and was terrified that it would never look normal. I had already been seeing Dr. Fung (since I was a kid) and knew I could trust him to fix it. He talked me through the entire process, as I was very nervous. I couldn’t believe the results. It was flawless. It has been several years since my tooth broke, and no one has EVER guessed that my front tooth is fake. I am forever grateful for Dr. Fung’s attention to detail, perfectionism, and for giving me my smile back.
Best dentist I have ever had! He and his staff are very caring and you can tell he actually cares about his patients. But most importantly he never tried to convince me I needed a procedure I didn’t. Normally I find dentists are like used car salesmen, but not Dr Fung. When I asked him about teeth whitening he explained what would happen, any risks, the cost and then let me make the decision without further pressure.
Melissa H.
We brought the whole gang of 4 kids to see Dr. Fung last Saturday morning. It was our oldest 2 kids (4 & 3 years old) first trip to the dentist. I thought it would be a total gong show but the crew at Dr. Fung’s office were total professionals. Zero meltdowns and what was most impressive was how thoughtful they were. They knew we had 4 kids coming so they stocked up on toys for the kids. Definitely not their first rodeo and this Dad was happy to have someone who gets it. Thank you so much!!
Warren Duthie
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