by JENNIFER FRAKES | photos by Tyler McElhaney

Compassionate Care

Dr. Tarkan Sidal and the staff at Torrey Pines Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery take pride in providing professional, personalized attention and excellent customer service to patients in a warm and welcoming environment. They are also committed to educating patients on all aspects of their treatment by fully explaining necessary procedures. “As an oral and maxillofacial surgeon, I treat patients for functional and esthetic aspects of the head, face, mouth, teeth, gums, jaws, and neck regions. Wisdom teeth extraction and dental implant surgery are the most common oral surgery procedures; however, we treat a variety of issues from corrective jaw surgery and repairing facial trauma to oral cancer detection and biopsy,” explained Dr. Sidal. Most surgical procedures are performed in the office, but if a hospital stay is required, Dr. Sidal is on staff at Scripps Memorial Hospital, Sharp Memorial Hospital, Rady Children’s Hospital, Scripps Clinic, and the University of California, San Diego.


Torrey Pines Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery was established in 1977 by Dr. Roger Kingston and Dr. Charles Phillips III. In July 2015, Dr. Sidal took over the practice, continuing to serve the community with dedication, compassion, and expertise. “Drs. Kingston and Phillips built an oral and maxillofacial surgery practice with an immaculate reputation in the community. Drs. Kevin Barnhart and Thomas Baransky later came onboard to help build on the practice’s strong foundation. Now, I am continuing that legacy,” said Dr. Sidal.

“Drs. Kingston and Phillips built an oral and maxillofacial surgery practice with an immaculate reputation in the community. I am continuing that legacy.” ~ Dr. Sidal

Dr. Sidal received his doctor of dental surgery degree from the University of California, San Francisco and participated in several oral and maxillofacial surgery internship and externship programs before completing his residency at the University of Illinois at Chicago Medical Center. “I decided to advance my training by obtaining my doctor of medicine degree from the University of Illinois at Chicago, College of Medicine. After I earned my medical degree I went back to UCSF where I completed a chief resident appointment and general surgery internship,” revealed Dr. Sidal. He then completed two years of rigorous fellowship training at the San Diego Center for Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, during which he served as an integral part of an elite reconstructive team of surgeons at the Sharp Memorial Hospital, partnering with Operation of Hope. Together this team donated surgery for facial reconstruction of a young man from Africa – the story is available on YouTube as “Sharp Experience Episode 13.”


Dr. Sidal and his staff continue to further their knowledge through continuing education classes and programs. The staff also maintains credentials with American Heart Association approved Basic Life Support and Advanced Cardiac Life Support.

The practice is conveniently located in the Scripps Medical Building in Carmel Valley, which also offers ample parking at no cost. To find out more about Dr. Sidal and the staff of Torrey Pines Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery visit


Name of Business:Torrey Pines Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Owner/Manager: Tarkan Sidal, DDS, MD
Year of Establishment: 1977
Address: Scripps Medical Building, 12395 El Camino Real
Suite 304, San Diego, CA 92130
Email Contact:
Phone: 858-793-3393
Description of Business: Specializing in advanced surgical methods for the mouth, face, and jaws, and making every effort to exceed your expectations by offering the finest quality of care in a warm, compassionate environment.