Dr. Daniel Vinograd graduated from the University of Southern California with his Doctor of Dental Surgery (D.D.S.) in 1978 and has been practicing dentistry for more than 25 years. For almost the past decade, his practice has focused on holistic and biocompatible practices.
Now Dr. Vinograd has brought his years of experience to Brighton Dental to offer cutting edge diagnostic and treatment procedures to San Diego patients in one convenient visit. Dr. Vinograd uses the most up to date technology, equipment, materials, and procedures, including:
- Cosmetic treatments
- Holistic practices
- Help with dental anxiety
- Digital diagnostics
- Invisalign invisible braces
- No-drill fillings for adults and children
- Nonmetallic fillings, crowns, and bridges
- Teeth whitening
Dr. Vinograd encourages and empowers his patients to take charge of their health care with a healthy lifestyle and honest communication. He has established six important points that he follows and encourages his patients to follow, including:
- Consuming a clean diet with plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables and rich in high-quality protein and low in processed foods.
- Asking questions of one’s doctor and keeping communication open.
- Using biocompatible materials when dental restorations do become necessary.
- Using ozone-infused water at home to encourage oral health.
- Understand the links between oral health, mental health and overall health.
- Encourage mental health and spiritual wellness through a practice of meditation and yoga.
Unlike many conventional dentists who see the mouth as almost separate from the body, Dr. Vinograd focuses on the connection between not only the mouth and the body, but also oral health and mental health. He understands that many dental patients have had negative experiences that cause them to develop sometimes intense fear of the dentist. Over the years, he has worked to perfect what he refers to as Gentle Dental techniques. These techniques have given thousands of patients the kind of positive experiences that can help them to overcome their fears.
Dr. Vinograd doesn’t stop at simply providing a pain-free dental experience, he works to earn trust and establish relationships. Patients rarely leave the office without solid health advice and a hug.
In addition to his D. D. S., Dr. Vinograd has also earned his dental certificate from the Universidad Tecnologica de Mexico and his Bilingual Secondary Education Teaching Credential in 1992 from San Diego State University and he teaches at the University Of Southern California School Of Dentistry.
Dr. Vinograd teaches at the University Of Southern California School Of Dentistry and speaks fluent Spanish. He has participated in five mission trips around the globe. In his free time, he enjoys yoga and meditation.
Dr. Vinograd understands the connection between dental health, mental health, and overall health. For this reason, he strives to ensure that his patients are comfortable during all procedures. Dr. Vinograd takes pride in the relationships he builds with his patients and his ability to help them overcome fear of dentists by providing the kinds of positive experiences that help them move beyond the fear that is often the result of prior negative experiences.
Dr. Vinograd is a member of the International Association of Mercury Safe Dentists, International Society of Dental Anxiety Management and International Academy of Oral Medicine & Toxicology. He has been a part of several mission trips in various parts of the world. In his free time, he meditates and practices yoga.