Dr. Christensen graduated from Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah, in 1979 with a Major in Zoology and Minor in Marine Biology. He received his Doctorate Degree in Dentistry in 1983 from Temple University in Philadelphia PA.
After graduating from Temple University, he practiced briefly in New Jersey until moving to San Diego in 1984. He has been practicing in San Diego since 1984. He also maintained a dental practice in Las Vegas for several years during that time.
In order to stay abreast of cutting edge technology and new trends in the dental field for the benefit of his patients, Dr. Christensen continues to pursue his education and post-doctoral training including Invisalign, Cerec, cosmetic , and final implant restorations.
Dr. Christensen is a member of the The American Dental Society, The California Dental Association, and The San Diego County Dental Society. He is a Preferred Provider for Invisalign and a Cerec doctor.
His experience in the dental field includes family, restorative, and cosmetic dentistry. His caring, gentle approach to your oral health will make your visits a comfortable experience. He truly enjoys the rewards of seeing how a new smile can impact a patient’s life.
Originally from Utah, he currently resides is Carlsbad with his wife and children. He enjoys spending family time at the beach, camping, and anything outdoors.
We are proud to be preferred providers for several insurance companies including Aetna PPO, Delta Dental PPO, Cigna PPO and MetLife PPO plans. Please call the office to speak with our insurance coordinator who will assist you with all your insurance questions and needs.
Our office is OSHA and ADA compliant using the latest techniques for sterilization and infection control for your peace of mind. The team is CPR/BLS Certified.
Protect your smile with the only true permanent solution to missing or damaged teeth. When a tooth is extracted or missing, an implant can often be placed. Once the implant is fused securely in the bone, a final series of appointments are made to create your permanent final restoration. Dr. Christensen will be able to determine if you are a candidate for implant procedures after a thorough examination.
Root canal therapy is a sequence of treatments for the infected pulp of a tooth which results in the elimination of infection and then protects the tooth from further infection.
Full mouth reconstruction doesn’t just give you a great smile. Prior to creating final cosmetic restoration, the supporting structure of the jaw and tissue are restored to optimum health and function.
A bonded, tooth colored composite restoration is used to fix a tooth that is affected by cracks, decay, fractures and receding gum line. The affected portion of your tooth is removed and then filled with a composite filling.
Dental sealants are a preventive dental treatment, where a plastic material is placed in the pits and fissures or chewing surfaces of primary or permanent molar and premolar teeth to prevent decay.
A removable partial or complete denture may be made if you are missing some or all of your natural teeth. Often times implants can be incorporated with these appliances for optimum function. This is an option that can provide a functional bite and a natural looking smile as well as allowing you to eat more easily and speak clearly. All your options will be presented so you can make the best choice for your dental health.
A bridge is an option to replace a missing tooth. The teeth adjacent to the missing tooth will be used and crowned as anchors connected to an artificial tooth where the tooth is missing. The entire bridge is then permanently cemented in the mouth as one piece. This helps prevent the teeth from shifting and restores function.
Removing a tooth from its socket in the bone is a “tooth extraction”. With a tooth broken or damaged by decay, your dentist will try to repair it with a filling or a crown. In some cases the tooth, broken or damaged beyond repair, may require extraction.
Bruxism is when you grind or clench your teeth. This can lead to jaw disorders, tooth damage and sleep disorders. With several preventative dental appliances available, Dr. Christensen will make the right one for you.
Dental Group San Diego is committed to offering our patients the highest level of care reflecting on the most current dental technology available. Our office uses digital x-rays and Velscope oral cancer screening technology for your comfort. Whether educating our patients or offering treatment with equipment at the top of technology, our goal is to make your visit easy, informative, and relaxing.
While the results may appear the same—a confident, beautiful smile—when you stop and actually compare Invisalign® to other teeth-straightening options, the advantages become quite apparent. Knowing the pros and cons of each option ahead of time will help you make a more confident decision.
It’s the first thing people notice about you — and when you feel good about your smile, it shows. Teeth whitening gives you the radiant results you want with a variety of professional whitening options to fit your lifestyle. And when it comes to whitening, like with everything having to do with your smile, Dr. Christensen is your best resource.
Inlays and onlays are dental restorations used by a select number of dentists – Dr. Christensen is one of them. Inlays and onlays can be an alternative, more conservative option to full coverage dental crowns. Inlays and onlays offer a custom fit, durable reparative solution to damaged teeth. They look great, and function as a your natural tooth.
CEREC is a method to restore any tooth that is decayed, weakened, broken, etc. to its natural strength and beauty. Better yet, it’s done with all-ceramic materials that are tooth colored in a single appointment!
CEREC stands for Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics. 3D adds a new improvement to the way it works. CEREC is a high-tech instrument that helps us restore damaged teeth in one appointment. It uses CAD/CAM technology (Computer assisted design/ computer assisted manufacture) to give you the best smile technology offers.
A crown is a tooth shaped permanent restoration that covers the entire tooth, sometimes referred to as a “cap”. Crowns may be recommended for a variety of situations such as broken, decayed, or discolored teeth and to protect teeth that have been treated with root canal therapy. A crown is custom made to restore a tooth to it’s original shape, color, and function.
A veneer is a custom made thin shell which covers the front and top edges of the tooth. Veneers are commonly used to improve the color and shape of existing teeth. For best cosmetic results they are made of porcelain and bonded directly to the tooth.
If you are looking for dentist and office staff that are friendly, professional, listen, and do excellent dental work, I would highly recommend Dr. Mark Christensen.
As one who has had a number of procedures including fillings, root canals, crown, extractions, etc. I will praise and recommend Dr. Christensen and the staff as the best of the best. Gentle and friendly, you get the personal touch that is often missing in office visits. Michelle is the kindest and most supportive Dental Assistant I have been able to know. They are always checking to make sure you are okay and provide you with the step-by-by plan to keep you comfortable. Exceptionally professional and personable!
I had a great experience at the dentist because the person who cleaned my teeth was so kind and helpful to me. Dr. Christensen then came in and was also very nice and knowledgeable! I left feeling supported and confident about my pearly whites.
Great dentist, wonderful staff. State of the art facility. I’ve been seeing Dr. Christensen for many years, he is the best.
I had my teeth cleaned today and if teeth cleaning could ever be called fun, Dr. Christensen’s staff can make it seem that way! Everone is friendly and that make the experience comfortable.
My family (6 of us) has been going to Dr. Christensen for a few years now and we couldn’t be happier. There is always a great atmosphere and exemplary professionalism all. I highly recommend them to anyone new to San Carlos. We like them so much that when we moved to Rancho Bernardo a few months ago, we still commute to receive our dental care. They are well worth your time. Call Joanna to book your first appointment, you will not be disappointed!
Outstanding customer service, I can not ask for more. We love this dentist as a family!!
The Best in San Diego! I love this dentist, Dr Christensen, and his wonderful staff. Friendly, professional and state of the art facility.
I am not a fan of going to the dentist but I am a fan of going to this dental office.
Compassion and kindness – Dr. Christensen and his staff are very patient, caring people.
We pride ourselves with quick response!
Dental Group San Diego
7187 Navajo Road, Suite “A”
San Diego, California 92119
Tuesday – Thursday:
8:00 am – 4:00 pm
8:00 am – 2:00 pm