Dentistry at the Promenade
Estela Caeg-Bustamante, DMD:
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Dentistry at the Promenade
Estela E. Caeg-Bustamante, DMD

San Diego, CA













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

Dental cleaning

White fillings


Inlays & onlays


Clear aligners

Pediatric dental care

Porcelain veneers

Teeth whitening

Dentures & partials

Root canal treatment

Tooth extraction

TMJ treatment

Dental implants


Offers Even28 at-home™? No

Offers Even28 at-dentist™? No

Offers Invisalign®? Yes


Monday: 11:00 am to 7:00 pm

Tuesday: 11:00 am to 7:00 pm

Wednesday: 11:00 am to 7:00 pm

Thursday: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Friday: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Saturday: Closed

Sunday: Closed





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

Erica E. from Parker, CO (Source: Yelp)


The staff members are amazing, friendly atmosphere and a personal feel. Dr. Bustamonte takes care of her patients without making you feel like just another customer. I attempted to relocate to another dentist closer to my home but was unable to find the same experience. I returned back to Dr. Bustamonte and felt right at home. After a year, everyone still remembered my name and they were all happy to have me back! If you’re looking for a dentist you can trust to do a good job and provide you with the best care, I suggest you visit Dr. Bustamonte and her wonderful staff at Dentistry at the Promenade!

Jennifer Erdman (Source: Google)


A very experienced and professional dentistry. They were very respectful and excited to work on my pearly whites. I have never been to a facility that love to talk to their patients and always had a smile on their face, this makes me very calm and easily relaxed during my examination.

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


Dentistry at the Promenade is, first of all, in such a great location for business. This is why they have so many clients coming in daily for regular teeth cleaning. A lot of the residences who live in the Promenade at Rio Vista apartment buildings cruise into this business to have work done on their teeth or just get regular cleanings. The receptionists at the front desk are so wonderful and always have a huge smile on their face which you just can’t help but smile back. They’ll get you an appointment right away and ask you how your day is going. Waiting room is a bit small, but if it ever gets too crowded you can just go outside and wait by the huge, beautiful fountain that belongs to the Promenade of Rio Vista (see my review for here as well). Doctors and dentists are super nice and always love to involve a lot of humor, because well let’s face it sometimes going to the dentist can be stressful! Thanks for answering all the questions I had as well! You guys are great.

Narmine K. from Modesto, CA (Source: Yelp)


I was new in the area and was looking for a new dentist. I called the dentist office in the Ross/ Office Depot shopping center. They couldn’t see me for at least a week out and that was only for my xrays and then I had to make a separate appointment two weeks later for my cleaning. So, I decided to call this office. They were so friendly and were able to get me in within the week and that was for xrays and cleaning. Everyone was so professional and Dr. Bustamante was more than willing to talk to me and give me great care and attention, as though I was the only one there. I did have to go back for fillings. I am usually very skittish about needles, however this office had an electronic needle that was very gentle and pulsated the medicine gradually. It was very painless. I highly recommend this office for all who are looking for a great dental experience!

Marc M. from Jacksonville, FL (Source: Yelp)


Extremely friendly and professional.  Each member of Dr. Bustamante’s staff goes to great lengths to provide second-to-none dental care. From scheduling your appointment, to greeting you at the door, to filing your insurance claims, they are super efficient! Once in the chair, they use the latest technology to find problems early. Dr. Bustamante and her staff do an extraordinary job working with you on treatment and follow-up. My wife and I are both patients and we highly recommend Dentistry at the Promenade!

Linda V. from El Cajon, CA (Source: Yelp)


I’ve been a patient since 2005 and can’t say enough great things about Dr. Bustamante and her team!  They have provided wonderful care and helped me understand treatment options available.  They also have explained what coverage my insurance provides and were sensitive to any out of pocket charges I could occur.  I also appreciate the evening appointments they offer so I don’t also have to take off time from work.  It has been my pleasure to be their patient for almost 10 years.

Doris A. from San Diego, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Bustamante is a 5 star dentist. She is highly educated, very patient, and always willing to explain what dental procedure she is doing.  I have been going to her for my dental needs for the past 6 years.  I always feel very welcome by her and her staff.  It is a small office with only 2 chairs, but it has very modern equipment and DVD movies to enjoy.  I have always been very satisfied with her service and plan to continue to use her as my dentist.  Her office is located in Mission Valley next to a beautiful fountain!
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Kevin G. from San Diego, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Bustamante is without question my all time favorite dentist, and her dental hygienist Yanni is just as awesome! I have been a patient of Dr. Bustamante for about 8 years now and she is the only dentist for me. Both Dr. B and Yanni are highly experienced and provide top quality dental care. I think what is also so great is not only the quality of care I receive, but also the enthusiasm that both Dr. Bustamante and Yanni have for my dental health, which I really appreciate! I do not agree with the one reviewer who says that the dentist needs more experience and that her work holds no integrity because nothing could be further from the truth, especially since that reviewer left without completing her dental work and her main issue was with the receptionist about her appointment. Dr. Bustamante and Yanni are both wonderful and talented people who genuinely care about you as a patient and a person. She is my dentist for life!

Linda V. from El Cajon, CA (Source: Yelp)


I’ve been a patient of Dr. Bustamante for more than 15 years.  She and her staff are amazing!  My family members receive their care from her and I have referred many of my coworkers to her also.  She provides state-of-the-art care in a warm, friendy and highly competent environment.  I actually look forward to going to the dentist!!!!

Fernando N. from Golden Hill, San Diego, CA (Source: Yelp)


I recently moved into this complex and immediately made an appointment here for a General Cleaning. The staff was very friendly & professional. I was happy with the worked done in my teeth and the recommendations/suggestions from the Dentist. I’ll be coming back soon for my six month Deep Cleaning Highly recommend this place!

Jesus J. from Loma Alta, Oceanside, CA (Source: Yelp)


So I found this place on a search engine from my insurance company and It was a shot in the dark because I chose the first dental place that appeared closest to my home. It turned out to be the best dental office I have ever visited to date. From the initial booking of my appointment, treatment and post care booking was incredible. All of the staff Yani, Deanne, Grace and Dr.Rhee made me feel so welcomed and comfortable. They also took really good care of my teeth where I was so blown away I felt I had to leave an awesome yelp review. I’ll be back in two weeks for more treatment and I don’t plan on going anywhere else. 5 stars!!!

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


YES! I am writing a review about my dentist ! I LOVE it here! I embarrassingly went many years without going to the dentist. I found Dentistry at the Promenade as it is very close to my home in Mission Valley. Please let me tell you, I avoided going to the dentist like the plague but have never felt as comfortable as Dr.Busamante, Antoinette (who has now retired), Yani, and staff have made me feel. Not only are they super helpful with questions about insurance, they are thoughtful and patient. They also are not pushy here like how many people describe dentists. Dr. B recommended I needed a deep cleaning, and I didn’t think she was trying to “sell” me a deep cleaning. She said I needed one because I did and it’s been years since I’ve been in. I got one and am so glad I did. The staff here has helped me get back on a regular cleaning routine and I get excited every time I have to go in I love the way my clean teeth feel! Not only this, but they’ve really educated me on how to maintain the health and longevity of my teeth and gums. This is priceless!

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


Dr. Bustamante has been my dentist for almost 12 years, and she and her staff have always given me the best treatment and care of any dentist I have seen. She truly cares about her patients and their dental health, and if you’re looking for cosmetic work, she will give your teeth a makeover that will draw compliments from strangers. I speak from experience. Her assistant Yani and receptionist Violet are so nice, friendly, and caring. This office has a lovely and friendly energy that will make even someone who hates going to the dentist feel more at ease.

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


I live in the Promenade Apartment building so when looking for a dentist, I didn’t have to go very far. I called as a new patient to set up an appointment for an exam and cleaning. I was expecting to hear I couldn’t be seen until a few days later but I lucked out because someone else had cancelled. The office was very quiet and cozy and the front desk staff was super friendly. Yonnie (sp?), the dental assistant and Dr. Bustamante were also very friendly and very gentle. And the icing on the cake was the tv on the ceiling 🙂 I would highly recommend this office for new patients looking for quality dental work!

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


Dr. Bustamante and her staff are great!!! I’ve being seeing Dr. Bustamante since I was at least 6 years old. I’m 32 now, I’ve been seeing Dr. Bustamante for over 25 years. That’s the service that her and her team bring. My parents still see her as well, we began seeing her when my dad was in the USMC. After he retired we continued to have her take care of our dental needs and now I continue having her take care of me. She does monthly drawings for patients and has a Christmas party each year which are nice touches. Also for folks that are edgy during procedures she has TV’s setup in the ceiling so you can watch the newest DVDs they get so it seems as if you’re not even really getting worked on. You don’t keep patients for over 25 years on weak service and care. They make sure you and your needs are taken care of.

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


Great Little Office, Fantastic Team! My insurance provider listed this place as “in network” and after reading hundreds of reviews from locations all over mission valley, I decided to call for a cleaning. What a relief! The entire team lives up to all their great reviews. It was easy to schedule an appointment, everyone is very friendly, professional and knowledgable. The office manager took the time to see what my insurance covered so I could make informed decisions. My cleaning was informative, quick and thorough. I was able to watch a movie, so it was over before I knew it. The late office hours are a much appreciated bonus!

C. H. from San Diego, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Bustamante is the best dentist I have ever had!  I have been with her for almost 10 years.  She is very gentle and explains every step of the procedure and answers your questions where you can understand it.  I have always been hesitant in getting Novocain, but not with her!  She has up-to-date equipment and you don’t even feel the needle! Antoinette at the front desk is my savior, she is very honest and up front with what my expenses are going to be beforehand and makes all the calls to my insurance company.  Oh, let me not forget…… the first question they ask when you get in the dentist chair “what movie would you like to watch today.”  LOVE THAT!

Margaret A. from San Francisco, CA (Source: Yelp)


I decided to see Dr. Bustamante based on a referral from a neighbor.  I am fairly new to San Diego and needed some dental work.  I immediately felt at ease walking into Dr. Bustamante’s practice.  She has been a dentist for over 30 years, has seen it all and I knew the best path to take to address my dental needs.  Her staff is amazing, they all work together  like a well oiled machine.  I recommend Dentistry at the Promenade highly for any level of “work” you need done.  Look no further!

Amanda Kempa (Source: Google)


Super friendly and helpful. She tells you exactly what is going on, what you need to work on, and the products to help. She understands that people forget to get the things she recommends so she has it fully in stock at reasonable prices. I got two electric toothbrushes with their promotional deal that was going on and they gave me a mail in rebate. Great people and clean space.

Jakii F. from San Diego, CA (Source: Yelp)


This has to be the best dentist I’ve ever been to! Everyone is so nice and makes sure you’re comfortable with everything going on. My cleaning didn’t even hurt like it normally would at other places! Yani is so sweet and always helpful. And Dr. B helped me find the right retainer for me. Plus none of the staff tried to upsell me. They even have movies you can watch while you get your procedure done! And most importantly they take Tricare which is a huge help! I’m so glad I went here!

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


I started going to Dr. Bustamante eariler this year for my cleanings and invisalign.  She is one of the most gentle dentists I have ever had.  Most dentists sit there and scrape and scrape forever on your teeth, but Dr. Bustamante uses other tools that remove plaque withouth the continual scraping.  My invisalign treatment is going very well and her prices are very competitive.  The staff is very nice and friendly.  Yani, her assistant, gets me in and out quick for each invisalign appointment and is fun to chat with.  Antoinette is great too- she has helped me contact my insurance company whenever I have had a question and is really on top of it. Their office is modern and they always have movies for you to watch in the ceiling which makes your cleanings seem to go by even faster. She runs specials from time to time so you can check in to see what the current promotion is. Great dentist in Mission Valley.

Christopher W. from Silverdale, WA (Source: Yelp)


I’ve been going here since I moved into the apartments. This place is great! I get my check ups, fillings, cleanings, and I got my InvisAlign done with them. The ladies are amazing. Yanni has a big smile and great demeanor every visit. Antonette is funny and cheerfully helpful at the desk. Dr. Bustamante is fabulous at her work. I always leave with a huge, clean, bright, and straight smile. Love this place! Just tell Chris sent you.

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


I have been a patient of Dr. Bustamante for 5 yrs. She is very gentle, and her staff is very friendly. I have not had any problems, and have been very pleased with my teeth. They are definitely healthier than when I started coming. Antionette in reception is very helpful, and Yonnie (sp ?) is a very good dental assistant. Love the television on the ceiling! Diana R

April O. from San Diego, CA (Source: Yelp)


I have been going to Dr. Bustamente for 4 years now, even after we moved out of Mission Valley.  I have always found all the staff to be very friendly and helpful.  I have never had to wait more than 15-20 minutes to be seen and if they are running late, they start a movie for you.  There are TVs in the ceiling above the chairs, which makes the time spent in the chair go by quickly.  After reading some of the other reviews, I would like to mention that Invisalign was recommended to me on my first visit but I said No and it has not been brought up again.  I do buy the Gum Tonic they recommend but that is it.  I have not found them pushy.  My only complaint, which is minor, is that you have to park and then go in and get a parking tag to put in your car to prevent towing.  There is always parking very close, so it isn’t that big a deal, but wanted to mention it.

George O. from San Diego, CA (Source: Yelp)


I needed an emergency root canal over 25 years ago and was lucky to find Dr. Bustamante.   Due to the excellent service and the friendly and competent staff, I’ve remained a satisfied customer ever since.   Unlike most people, I always look forward to my dentist appointments.  I highly recommend.

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


I really love this place! I hadn’t gone to the dentist in a long time and was really nervous but they made me feel comfortable and even let me watch a movie while they worked on my teeth. Everyone makes you feel welcome and they worked with me on payments. Antoinette, the receptionist, even watched my baby for me once, while I got my teeth cleaned because I had no one to watch her! So nice! The dentist is kind and gentle and she doesn’t make you feel bad if you haven’t been taking the best care of your teeth. I’ve moved to Oregon and won’t be able to go there anymore and I think this is the first time I’ll actually miss my dentist and the ladies who work with her. 🙂

Rachel P. from San Diego, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Estella Bustamante is a fantastic dentist with a superb staff. It’s a small office so everybody knows who you are and they always seem happy to see you. As often as not, when you come into the office and are talking to somebody at the front desk, Dr. Bustamante will poke her head around the corner and say hi. She does the cleanings herself which is nice; there’s no dental hygenists to nag you about flossing. I initially went to Dr. Bustamante for a long overdue cleaning. When she told me I needed several fillings and that she would have to drill out a huge old metal filling because there was decay under it and then replace it with a crown, I wasn’t surprised. I had been putting off that work because of painful experiences that I have had with other dentists in the past. But it had gotten to the point that I had to get the work done; it was no longer a choice. I was there for two hours that first day. And I never felt a thing. As a matter of fact, when I got home I told my husband that I didn’t know exactly how Dr. Bustamante had done the novacaine, but that she hadn’t used a needle. He didn’t believe me, but I was convinced. When I asked her about it the next time I went in she confirmed my husband’s doubts. She did use a needle and it was a big needle just like I remember. But she somehow managed to numb me up without my ever knowing about that needle. She gets an A+ for technique in my book. So, in case you couldn’t tell, I think that Dr. Bustamante and her staff at Dentistry at the Promenade are wonderful. I recommend them highly and am so glad to have found them.

Amberly H. from Verdi, NV (Source: Yelp)


I LOVE this dentist. When I was there, the staff was all female which always makes me much more comfortable in a medical setting. All the women were so sweet and made me feel so welcome. They have a TV on the ceiling if you need a good distraction. They were perfectly gentle while still getting the job done. Would recommend this office to anyone!

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


I love coming here. It’s hard enough trying to find a good, quality dentist that will take your insurance and also just being at the dentist is already an uncomfortable experience. Everyone from the front desk to the dentists are super friendly and make an unpleasant experience into a pleasant experience (you can watch a movie while you’re getting your teeth worked on!) Also, since my current insurance isn’t part of their network they were willing to work with me. Thank you everyone at Dentistry at the Promenade!!!!

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


This is a great place to excellent dentistry as well as support a woman powered business. I have been coming here for 4 years and I believe these women care about what is best for me. When I needed some work done at one time and couldn’t afford the deductible they assisted me by waving the charge. They are VERY persistent about reminding you about check ups or needed follow ups. Some might say they are too persistent but in my case I need that extra nudge to get in a dentist chair. Everyone who works there is friendly, kind and professional. They are calming and understanding to those who find going to the  dentist uncomfortable .

Gillian P. from Pasadena, CA (Source: Yelp)


I started going to the Dentistry at the Promenade since September 2017. I have had many bad experiences as the dentist beforehand so I was very nervous and anxious to go and get X-rays. The ladies in the office reassured me that it was going to be okay and helped my nerves fade. They are so friendly and really care about their patients. Now every time I come in they are very kind and make sure I’m feeling okay. They constantly stop what they’re doing to make sure I’m still doing okay and not in pain. Looking for a caring affordable dentist? This is the place to go.

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


Dr. Stella Bustamante has been my dentist for over 15 years since she treated me for a really bad abscessed tooth pain that my dentist at the time for some reason did not detect. From that time on I have entrusted my dental care to her. She has an amazing staff, Yani, Antoinette and Ann. Her office gives you that relaxing feeling. Just kick back, watch a movie and let her do her thing, which she is really good at. My problem is, when she retires who will I go to that will give me that same quality care she has provided me throughout the years.

Lars S. from Temecula, CA (Source: Yelp)


I went to the Chiropractor next door to this dentist office and swung by and made an appointment for an exam and teeth cleaning since I needed a new dentist. When I went in the receptionist, Antoinette, was very friendly and helpful and helped me schedule an appointment for today. When I went in for my appointment the friendly staff greeting and was ready for me. After only seeing her once, she said “Hey Lars!” right as I arrived. The Dental Hygienist who assisted with my x-rays was also very friendly and warm! She set me up with a movie on the monitor in front of me as well as the monitor on the ceiling. I then met Dr Bustamante and she too was very friendly and explained everything. As we looked at the pictures of my teeth on the monitor she was able to point to any tartar build-up or issues so I could see what she was talking about and knew I was being taken for a ride. I continued to watch “The Long Yard” on DVD as she cleaned my teeth and at the end she explained her suggestions in order of importance and let me know what my options were. In no way did I feel like she was trying to simply sign me up for unnecessary work. I appreciated her showing me everything on the monitor and answering my questions. I scheduled my next appointment and left very happy! Everyone in the office said bye! I have to admit I almost cancelled this appointment after I looked up reviews…but I am really glad I didn’t Dr Bustamante on her staff very very friendly and knowledgeable and I look forward to going back! I like to think it is hard to impress me if you are a dentist because I grew up with the bet Family dentist in my opinion! Everyone after him was just okay to awful. Dr Bustamante is great!

Catherine M. from Cupertino, CA (Source: Yelp)


As a mom who found out my daughter has a cavity in her baby tooth, and this will be her first dental work, I had to bring her to the BEST dentist I know. We had to drive miles to get to Dr. Bustamante’s clinic, but it is worth the long drive. My daughter felt very comfortable and at ease with the way Dr. Bustamante calmed her down and of course, with her “gentle touch”, my daughter stopped crying and signaled 2 thumbs up to her dentist. Of course her modern up to date clinic with monitors on the ceiling for patients to watch movies, helped tremendously too. She got distracted watching The Lego movie. The best clinic I’ve seen! I am happy her first experience turned out very positive. I was thinking there will be some type of struggle when she sees the injection and drill. Being a mom too, Dr. Bustamante knows how to make her “little patients” comfortable and confident in knowing they will be well taken cared of. Thank you. We will see you in 6 months. Now my little girl looks forward to seeing her dentist instead of getting scared. 5 stars!!

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


They have the best staff here. Their staffs are super friendly, knowledgable and GENTLE. I love their hygienist Anh. I have been their client for a little over a year now. Have had at least 2 cleanings now. My old dentist was also located in mission valley, however I switched over to Promenade after having my teeth cleaned by their hygienist. She was super thorough but extremely gentle. I almost fell asleep during the cleaning because the hygienist was so gentle and patient with the care and attention that she delivered. Their staffs are not pushy. They don’t try to sell you product. If they recommend a particular procedure upon examination they always offer to contact your insurance for you to see if it is cover and how much. Dr. Bustamente and Anh really are the best, they pay close attention to your reactions to make sure that you are comfortable and they explain what they are doing to keep you informed and relaxed. I am still not excited to visit the dentist (just like an still not excited to see my doctor or accountant ever), but I am for sure less reluctant to see my dentist now and I am definitely more comfortable, confident, and at ease now that I have the staffs here looking after my dental hygiene.


With more than 30 years of experience as a skilled dentist, Estela Caeg-Bustamante, DMD, is one of the best-known dentists in the Mission Valley area of San Diego, California. In her role as a dental care specialist at Dentistry at the Promenade, Dr. Caeg-Bustamante’s primary goal is helping her patients achieve a healthy mouth and beautiful smile through excellent oral hygiene, preventive dentistry, and cosmetic dentistry treatments. Dr. Caeg-Bustamante offers teeth cleanings, teeth whitening, veneers, crowns, dentures, and more to help patients enjoy their best smile. She uses state-of-the-art equipment, including digital X-ray imaging, for ideal diagnostics and treatment planning. Dr. Caeg-Bustamante takes the time to help her patients explore all their treatment options so they can improve their oral health and appearance. Dr. Caeg-Bustamante earned her dental degree at the University of East Manila College of Dentistry in the Philippines in 1980. She completed advanced training at the University of California, San Francisco and The Pankey Institute in Key Biscayne, Florida. As part of her commitment to continuing education, Dr. Caeg-Bustamante completed the Geneva 2000™ Premium Denture course and regularly participates in training through Spear Education. She’s a member of the country’s most prestigious professional dental organizations, including the American Dental Association, the Faculty Club of Spear for Advanced Dental Education, San Diego County Dental Society, and California Dental Association. Dr. Caeg-Bustamante welcomes new patients at Dentistry at the Promenade.