DMD Dentist in Thousand Oaks
Dr. Saremi has been practicing General and Cosmetic Dentistry in Thousand Oaks since 1987. Eddie Saremi, DMD, was born in Shiraz, Iran and grew up in the San Fernando Valley area of California. He attended Hoover High School in Glendale, and went on to earn both his Bachelor of Science Degree and Masters Degree in Environmental Engineering from the University of Southern California. He then attended Tufts School of Dental Medicine in Boston, Massachusetts, where he received his Doctorate in Dental Medicine in 1986. In 1987, he completed his General Practice Residency at Loma Linda Veterans Hospital to enhance his surgical skills, focusing on dental implants. Dr. Saremi has been practicing General and Cosmetic Dentistry in Thousand Oaks since 1987.
Dr. Linda J. Johnstone
DDS, FAGD Dentist in Thousand Oaks
Meet The Team
Thousand Oaks, CA
If you have any questions for our dentists or staff at Saremi & Johnstone Dentistry, please call us at our office in Thousand Oaks, CA at Saremi & Johnstone Dentistry: 805-496-7776 for information or an appointment.
Our Team Members
Rosie is a Registered Dental Assistant. Her calming personality can help put any patient at ease. Rosie will be happy to answer any questions about your procedure you may have, and is even happy to hold your hand if needed!
Anna assists in the back office. Her bubbly personality is sure to put a smile on your face. Anna can help you better understand what work you need and why, and how you can best accomplish your dental goals.
One of our Registered Dental Hygienists, Daria has a passion for Dental Hygiene. Educated in dental hygiene in Boston, she comes from a dental family. She is happy to help you on a path towards ideal oral health!
A Registered Dental Hygienist, Sanca can take your oral hygiene to a whole new level. Educated with the latest updates in dental health, she is excellent at implementing new hygiene techniques to promote ideal oral health.
A Registered Dental Hygienist, Bahram is truly passionate about his job. Bahram can get any mouth back on track, and keep healthy ones in tip top shape. He can tell you that you only have to floss the teeth you want to keep!
Because we LOVE what we do!
As a team, we are here to effectively take care of you!
Be Confident in Your Smile! Schedule an Appointment Today
Our office hours are Monday - Thursday 8:00AM to 5:00PM and Friday 8:00AM to 1:00PM
For more information or to schedule a consultation with Dr. Saremi and Dr. Johnstone, call our office in Thousand Oaks, CA at Saremi & Johnstone Dentistry Phone Number 805-496-7776.
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“Your office is beyond professional… you are all so kind, genuinely thoughtful, very welcoming, funny, masters of your crafts, and a phenomenal staff and team.” “Thank you so much for caring and taking the time to offer such TLC with a personal touch.” - Julia F.
“It was the best experience in a dental office I have ever had. Thank you so much for your care.” - Claudiene V.
“..as a business woman, I am always evaluating how offices are run. From the very beginning when I started as your new patient, I was overwhelmed at what a great organization you have developed, from every aspect. Actually, it is extraordinary what you have accomplished…” - Leigh Ann H.
“I wanted to thank all of you for being so kind and sensitive towards my fears of not seeing a dentist for a few years! Walking into your office last week, you were all so kind and all excellent professionals. I will have many referrals for you for many years to come.” - Sophie
“Looking for a dentist, look no further. I have been going to Dr. Saremi’s office for 19 years now. Always a great experience (for a dentist that is). Staff is top notch and they always have their “A Game”. Don’t hesitate to give them a call. I have referred most of my friends and my employees to go there. If I change my dental insurance, I always make sure they take it.” - Brenton H.
“I have been going to Dr. Saremi’s office for about 7 years. I also take my family with me and I must say as far as going to the Dentist it is by far one of the MOST professional and caring offices. Virginia in particular is a delight to work with. The entire staff is friendly and approachable and understands that to make people come back to take care of their teeth, they need to be understood and cared about. I HIGHLY recommend Dr. Saremi’s office.” - Bruce G
For more information to schedule a consultation with Dr. Saremi and Dr. Johnstone, call our office in Thousand Oaks, CA at Saremi & Johnstone Dentistry: 805-496-7776.
Hard nightguards, soft nightguards, and orthotics are the three most common types of oral appliances that are regularly used to support and protect the jaw joints, muscles,
The three appliances may appear to be very similar, but the functional difference in the mouth are significant. Different appliances are used for different purposes, and are not interchangeable.
Once the most common style of nightguards, this type of guard is slowly falling out of favor. While a soft nightguard will protect the teeth from being damaged further from grinding, studies are showing that a soft nightguard can actually encourage grinding up to 50%. Professionally made custom soft guards are small and comfortable, but may wear down a bit quicker than hard guards. This is a good cost effective option for someone looking to protect their teeth from grinding damage, but do not have TMJ or headache pain.
The hard nightguard is small and low profile yet very durable. They are generally recommended for moderate to extreme grinders and clenchers and/or for people suffering from TMJ discomfort. Hard nightguards also snap on and stay in place.
An orthotic appliance is the most specialized of the three. Unlike the hard or soft nightguards, an orthotic is designed to align the lower jaw and its supporting muscles into a more comfortable position and bite. Orthotics are used to stabilize the bite and minimize the symptoms of TMJ discomfort. Unlike soft and hard nightguards, an orthotic requires both impressions, AND a relaxed bite registration, which takes much more time and expertise than fabricating just a hard or soft nightguard.
There are many different kinds and types of Dental Insurance Plans. More correctly referred to as Dental Benefit Plans, these plans can be confusing, frustrating, and difficult to deal with. There are indemnity, PPO, HMO, and discount dental benefit plans.
Indemnity plans or Traditional Insurance plans reimburses it’s members or dentists at the dentist’s Usual, Customary and Reasonable fee (UCR). These plans allow the subscriber to go to any dental office with out being limited to a panel.
PPO, or Prefrred Provider Organization, is the most common form of benefit plans. PPO’s provide members with a list of participating dentists to choose from. These dentists have agreed to a lower fee schedule, which provides the patient with a greater cost savings. Most PPO’s pay 50% on major treatments, 80% for basic care, and up to 100% for preventative care. These plans usually have maximums around the $1000 – $1500 mark. Once the PPO has paid out their $1000 maximum, they will no longer cover treatment for that year. At this point, the client must cover their own dental expenses.
HMO‘s are capitated or prepaid insurances. HMO’s were designed to provide members with basic care at the lowest rate. Participating HMO providers receive a monthly capitation check for the total number of people assigned to the office. This amount is only a few dollars and is intended to offset the administrative costs. HMO’s generally do not pay for any services rendered. Fees are usually greatly reduced, but it is the client who is solely responsible for paying the doctor. An odd thing about HMO plans is that the doctor earns the most by doing the least amount of treatment.
Dental bonding and dental veneers are two different ways to accomplish the goal of changing the visual appearance of teeth. Bonding is accomplished with the direct placement of a tooth colored composite resin material onto the tooth. Bonding is great in an emergency situation of a fractured tooth, or for minor corrections of teeth shapes, contour, or spacing. However, bonding usually isn’t used to make over an entire smile. It is intended for minor imperfections and repairs such as chips and small breaks, or uneven spacing between teeth. Unlike veneers, bonding can and will stain over time, and will need to be replaced more often than veneers because they do not hold up as well cosmetically.
Veneers are porcelain facings that are bonded to the front surface of a tooth. They are hand made and designed specifically for you. Color, shape, contour, length can all be controlled to your desires, and can truly transform your smile. It is nearly impossible to tell the difference between well made veneers and natural teeth. Ideally, 8-10 veneers are done to completely enhance your look.
Veneers are also a much longer lasting, more stable way to beautify a smile as they do not change color and are made from a more robust porcelain. Bonding, while effective in the short term, tends to not last as long and can stain over time. Often, people may chose bonding over veneers because bonding can be more financially affordable, but due to their need to be more often replaced, this initial price savings may end up costing you more in the long term.
Did you know that your home dental care routine is one of the MOST important factors in your oral health? Here are some quick tips to help you make it more effective.
1.Floss BEFORE you brush! Yes. Flossing will get the gunk out from in between your teeth, and the tooth brush will brush it away. Then the flouride in the toothpaste can better penetrate in between the teeth and make the enamel more resistant to decay.
2. Hold your toothbrush at a 45 degree angle to your gums and brush in small circles. And, don’t forget to brush the chewing surfaces of your teeth too!
3.Brush your tongue! A lot of debris can accumulate on your tongue, and is most likely to be the cause of bad breath. Brush in a circular motion, brushing as much as you can (without gaging).
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