by LIZ ONUFER | photos by Zeena Gregg Photography

Specialist Care You Can Trust

Expertise, Personal Care, and a Warm Atmosphere Define Torrey Pines Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery

cs_tpoms_sidalTrust, warmth, and expertise – at Torrey Pines Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Dr. Tarkan Sidal and his staff guarantee that every patient will experience all three. The practice, established in 1977, has been “serving the community as the trusted name in oral surgery with an immaculate reputation,” Dr. Sidal shared. Since taking over the practice in 2015, Dr. Sidal is committed to providing the finest individual care and exceptional service in every aspect of patient treatment.

As both a licensed physician and oral maxillofacial surgeon, Dr. Sidal and his staff offer a full scope of oral and maxillofacial surgery, from dental implant surgery and wisdom teeth removal to treatment of jaw fractures and oral cancer detection and biopsy. Especially important is their commitment to accommodating emergency patients. “For those with a fractured tooth or who are in pain, we can see them the same day that they call in,” said Dr. Sidal. Anyone can experience a painful fractured tooth, so we work hard to help our patients the very same day.”

For patients needing surgery, most procedures are performed in the office. Of course, if hospital surgery or stay is needed, Dr. Sidal is on staff at Scripps Memorial Hospital, Sharp Memorial Hospital, Rady Children’s Hospital, Scripps Mercy Hospital, Scripps Clinic, and the University of California, San Diego. His expertise is distinct; Dr. Sidal not only completed the required four years post dental school training but he also completed a general surgery internship, chief resident appointment, and fellowship in oral and maxillofacial surgery in addition to his doctor of medicine (M.D.) degree from University of Illinois at Chicago.

“For those with a fractured tooth or who are in pain, we can see them the same day that they call in.”

But it’s not just Dr. Sidal’s extensive education and expertise, it’s his warm manner and kind heart that draw both his patients and staff to Torrey Pines Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. One patient shared, “I could not have found a kinder, gentler doctor.” And his staff acknowledge the same; Dr. Sidal’s warm and kind character not only defines the atmosphere but it sets his practice apart from others.


“We believe in patient care where patients are evaluated as a whole, and not just focused on the parts,” Dr. Sidal acknowledged. Treating patients as a whole is evident in both the practice’s expert care and the little details: from free and spacious parking at their office to scheduling last minute appointments and answering all of a patient’s questions. Dr. Sidal assured, “We believe in compassion, and your comfort tops our priorities.”


Business: Torrey Pines Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Owner: Tarkan Sidal, D.D.S., M.D.
Year of Establishment: 1977
Address: Scripps Medical Building,
12395 El Camino Real, Suite 304, San Diego, CA 92130
Phone: 858-793-3393
Business Description: Offers a full scope of oral and maxillofacial surgery ranging from dental implant surgery, bone grafting, and wisdom teeth removal, to facial trauma reconstruction, and pathology.