Center Point Dental Group
Hamit Aras, DDS, PhD:
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Center Point Dental Group
Hamit Aras, DDS, PhD
San Diego, CA













A list of major dental treatments which I offer my patients:

Dental cleaning

White fillings


Inlays & onlays


Clear aligners

Sedation dentistry

Porcelain veneers

Teeth whitening

Dentures & partials

Root canal treatment

Tooth extraction

TMJ treatment

Sleep apnea therapy

Dental implants


Offers Even28 at-home™? No

Offers Even28 at-dentist™? No

Offers Invisalign®? Yes


Monday: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Tuesday: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Wednesday: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Thursday: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Friday: 7:00 am to 4:00 pm

Saturday: 7:30 am to 1:00 pm (by appointment only)

Sunday: Closed





Check out what some of our happy patients are saying about us:

Curt T. from San Diego, CA (Source: Yelp)


One of the best dentists I’ve been too. When I first moved to CA I went to a dentist and it was horrible. After a considerable amount of years I was recommended here by my boyfriend. Gave it a chance and I wouldn’t change for anything.. From the front desk staff. Always greets you and friendly. The hygienist Joan makes you feel comfortable and very personable. Dr. Aras is just as amazing. Quick painless treatments. Highly highly highly recommend this place. Before doing any procedures they explain it and give you a quote so no surprises at the end.

Bijan (Source: Google)


A perfect dentist. Super expert in dental implant and cosmetic dentistry. Awesome staff. Very low complication. Fast one-day service and crown preparation. Convenient location. Private parking for patients. Early appointment. All I could ask as a patient. Thank you Dr. Aras and your staff.

Renee L. from San Diego, CA (Source: Yelp)


Not kidding. I haven’t felt this comfortable at the dentist ever. Penny at the front desk always remembers and greets us with a smile and hello, the hygienists are kind and quick, and Dr. Aras always explains what he’s doing while proceeding without causing pain, and his quick wit is always appreciated. My daughters and I have been visiting Center Point Dental for over 5 years now and we wouldn’t want to be anywhere else.

Franlys G. from Mesa, AZ (Source: Yelp)


This is the best Dentist I’ve ever been to they make you feel like you’re part of the family, Penny & Maria are always really nice and pleasant     even when I rarely show up late, You definitely won’t miss your next appointment with their text and or calls to remind you about your next visit. Had another appointment lined up right after one time and they were waiting for me when I got there and made sure I was out the door in time to make it to my next appointment . I have nothing but good things to say about this place they even remember how to pronounce my complex first name. P.S they have delicious home brewed coffee

Tim Ecula (Source: Google)


I have always had excellent dental work done at your office, everybody is so friendly and very concerned about my comfort level while I am there, I may be a big man but I am a big baby when it comes to Needles and such, yesterday’s visit was better than excellent, she is my new favorite dental hygienist, she is terrific, with your patience I am sure I will overcome the fears that I have for the dental work I need done. Thank you very much.

Stephanie A. from El Cajon, CA (Source: Yelp)


Seriously such an awesome and friendly place. I normally don’t like going to the dentist but every one made me feel so comfortable the RDA Coco is awesome! Dr Aras is so knowledgeable and friendly!! Front staff is awesome and made the registration process so easy! I love this place

Irfan B. from San Diego, CA (Source: Yelp)


Who wouldn’t like to hear “you look so much younger!” I’ve heard those words many times since my restoration. Not only do I have a new confidence when smiling, but my family says I’m a happier person. Thank you Dr. Hamit Aras and McCleave for your expertise and your truly caring staff who always greeted me with smiles and a warm welcome. They always did everything to assure my comfort during each visit. You are first class in every way!

Eddie D. from San Diego, CA (Source: Yelp)


Center Point Dental is great for all your dental health needs. I have had my teeth cleaned and got a few filled by Dr Aras and his team. They are the best in all sort of dental work. I was impressed by the water laser cleaning too. Dr. Aras is very knowledgeable and experienced dentist. He goes over the details of  any procedure irrespective of its scale and makes you comfortable with information his kind personality. My there and gums are in great health condition thanks to Dr. Aras and.his team’s great work. Very friendly reception,  experienced hygenist and reasonable prices too. Highly recommended!!!

Phillys G. from San Diego, CA (Source: Yelp)


I had a horrible toothache last few days, and couldn’t ignore it anymore.. One of my friend recommended Dr. Hamit Aras and I went there this morning.. Let me tell you this before I talk about my doctor, the stuff over there was amazing.. They welcomed me with nice smile and offered me some drinks while I’m filling out my paperwork.. As soon as I was done one nice lady took me inside and showed me the clinic (where the restrooms are, how many rooms they have, etc.) She showed me my Doctor’s room and told me to wait for him. After 30 seconds my Doctor came in and did the exams for my teeth. He is very well educated, graceful, and polite. After we got the results from the exams, he told me that I needed a filling and crown, and asked me if I want to get it done or not. I said yes and about 1.5 hour later everything was finished.. I didn’t have any pain or problem while he was working it my tooth.. After he was done with doing his art, explained me how should I take care of my teeth and gave me a prescription. I wanted to thank to him one more time from here for saving my poor tooth:( So, I loved the whole team of Center Point Dental Group and Doctor Hamit Aras. I highly recommended!! You won’t waste your money, time or your teeth 🙂 Thanks a lot

Hannah B. from Licton Springs, Seattle, WA (Source: Yelp)


How to Thank someone that goes above and beyond EVERY SINGLE TIME you visit? Thank them on Yelp! Dr. Aras is Amazing! I had some potentially painful periodontal work that needed to be done and he and his staff went over and above to make my experience easier. Penny fit me in on short notice, Dr. Aras explained everything thoroughly and the outcome was fantastic! I came in on  a Friday – he called me to check on me Saturday morning! Have you ever heard of a dentist doing that??? It was personal and I felt that he and his staff truly care about my well-being! What I put off for years took an hour to fix and a week to heal. I can’t say enough about how truly wonderful they are! I love this office.

Mandana Astari (Source: Google)


Great place! If there were more stars to give this office would get them. Very friendly staff, and knowledgeable, gentle dentist. They don’t only do a wonderful job on your teeth but they take the time to show you their office. Very clean facility, so fast and crown preparation. Everyone there treats you like they’ve known you for years. The Dental Hygienists was also very careful and professional while conducting my cleaning. I HIGHLY recommend Dr. Aras and his entire team. Thank you Center Point Dental Group!

Kellie B. from San Diego, CA (Source: Yelp)


Coming in for some work today. I’ll post later again when I wake up. I’m very comfortable waiting. I’m trying the sedation dentistry today – I’m a big chicken wonderful husband is sitting in and my anxiety is lessening the closer I get to extraction time..listening to Brian Eno radio…just chilling more to come. zzzzzzZZZZ Ok – 10 days later and I can continue this review: Simply put this was the easiest extraction I’ve ever had. 5 stars for sedation dentistry. 10 stars for Center Point Dental. I’ve been coming here since 1993. Before coming here I was deathly afraid of dentists. I had very bad teeth as a child and went to some very mean dentists.My fear kept me from taking care of my teeth correctly. I’ve had a variety of services from cleanings to a full set of crowns to fillings, root canals, whitening etc. (Thank you !!!) My mother, brother (dentures)and son (braces) have been patients too. A real family affair. Back to the extraction – I had the stitches removed yesterday and I’m on my way to my first tooth implant. It was so easy and pain free – really. I recommend Dr. Aras and Doc McCleave to anyone who needs a dentist. Give them a try. They’ve helped me keep my smile beautiful for over 26 years.

William R. from San Diego, CA (Source: Yelp)


My 5 star experience continues with the successful replacement of my #9. While Dr. McCleave helped me with #8 7 years ago, Dr. Aras continues Centerpoint’s tradition of patient-1st personal care. I honestly believe I would have been left with a bridge or worse if not for Dr. Aras’s creativity in working with my particular situation. I am very pleased with my #9 implant and its crown. THANKS!

Sabrina S. from San Diego, CA (Source: Yelp)


This is a great group of people who really take care of you. I’ve been coming here for over ten years and they have taken great care of my teeth. I’ve had the most interactions with Penny (works at the front desk and runs the show) and Richard (coolest and best dental hygienist ever) who make it seem like going to the dentist is like taking a trip to see family and catch up. I’ve had plenty of other work done including fillings and onlays etc. and the doctors do a great job and make sure that you are as comfortable and pain free as possible! Such a good group and would highly recommend.

Bill Robertson (Source: Google)


My 5 star experience continues with the sucessful replacement of my #9. While Dr. McCleave helped me with #8 7 years ago, Dr. Aras continues Centerpoint’s tradition of patient-1st personal care. I honestly believe I would have been left with a bridge or worse if not for Dr. Aras’s creativity in working with my particular situation. I am very pleased with my #9 implant and its crown. THANKS!

Engin Kaplan (Source: Google)


I was referred to visit this dental office by a friend of mine who is a patient here. My first impression was super friendly stuff and friendly doctors. Everybody welcomed me like I am a family member of them. Dr. Hamit Aras is the coolest dentist I have ever met. I had 5 fillings and one crown. Dr. Aras is using all king of latest technology to make sure I receive the best results. His skills are so great that I didn’t feel any pain during and after the treatment. Their appointment system works great too. They are sending reminder e-mails and text messages for the appointment time and dates. I recommend this dental office to everyone.

Thomas W. from San Diego, CA (Source: Yelp)


These guys are awesome. Setting up the appointment was easy and they didn’t make me fill out the same information over and over again. The x-rays were quick and easy, Dr Aras was nice and explained everything well, and the cleaning was painless.

Lemon M. from San Diego, CA (Source: Yelp)


I went to Center Point Dental Group today to have a filling and a crown on my back teeth. I was a patient of Dr. Hamit Aras who did a very great job. Everything looked very professional and clean. Also, the staff is warm and very friendly, what makes you feel very comfortable. I will definitely be back when I need to. Thank you Dr.Aras!

Ania S. from San Diego, CA (Source: Yelp)


I absolutely love this place. This is the only Dental office that I actually look forward to attending. I am a medical professional who works for a healthcare company that has excellent customer service- and when I came to this office, they were able to “WOW!” me! The staff is all wonderful. You can tell that they value their customers and community. The provider was extremely attentive, and listened to all my concerns. I have an issue with TMJ and when my mouth is open a long time or I am using a bite block during procedures I develop jaw muscle spasms which are relieved by letting me move my jaw and readjust the bite block- and my provider has always been careful not to let my jaw spasm during procedures. I also like the fact that the dentists here collaborate with specialists and are able to easily consult them regarding your care without much trouble. I appreciate that everyone at this office treats me with respect and has been able to help me with any requests very efficiently. I am impressed every time I call or go see them. This office is in a great part of town. A perfect Rolando Dentist office. I have recommended them to all of my friends and family. I also really enjoyed seeing them at the annual Rolando Street Fair!


At Center Point Dental Group Our dentists strive to provide quality personalized dental care in a relaxed and comfortable environment. We have several dental specialist as part of our team so we can provide you with orthodontics, periodontology, endodontic, oral surgery, cosmetic dentistry and implantology all under one roof! Our dentists attend many hours of continuing education so that they can provide the most advanced treatments using state-of-the-art technology. We are conscience of our environment as well as our patient's health and well being. We take a holistic approach to dentistry. We use digital X-rays in our office, which use far less radiation than standard X-rays and are much more comfortable for you. Digital X-Rays use no films or chemicals to develop so they are safer for our environment. We also only use tooth colored resin fillings which allow us to restore your teeth without the use of silver mercury amalgam. We use a steam autoclave sterilization process which also reduces the use of chemicals. Hamit Aras was born in Tabriz Located southeast of Azerbaijan. He relocated to Ankara,Turkey when he was in high school and completed his education there. After graduating dental school he started his Ph.D in periodontal disease with research in the biochemistry field. His thesis (the effects of NSAIDs on gingival crevicular fluids myeloperoxidise & elastase of periodontitis) was published in the Journal of Periodontology (Offical publication of American Academy of Perialodontology) in May 2007. Dr. Aras was a faculty member in the same school that he was trained at (University of Haccettepe, Ankara), until 2001 before moving to the USA. After completing required training and exams he became a licensed dentist in the state of California. He has been practicing general dentistry with his experinces in periodontology since moving to California He is currently a full time dentist at Center Point Dental Group. He is an affiliated member to ADA (American Dental Association), CDA (California Dental Association), SDDS (San Diego Dental Society). Dr. Aras loves to smile and to help his patients love to smile as well. In his time away from the office he enjoys boating and gardening, which are some of the reasons he loves living in San Diego.