Downtown SD Modern Dentistry
Christine Al-Khouri, DDS:
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Downtwon SD Modern Dentistry
Christine Al-Khouri, DDS
San Diego, CA













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

Dental cleaning

White fillings


Inlays & onlays


Clear aligners

Porcelain veneers

Teeth whitening

Dentures & partials

Root canal treatment

Tooth extraction

Sedation dentistry

TMJ treatment

Dental implants


Offers Even28 at-home™? No

Offers Even28 at-dentist™? No

Offers Invisalign®? Yes


Monday: 8:00 am to 4:00 pm

Tuesday: 8:00 am to 4:00 pm

Wednesday: 8:00 am to 4:00 pm

Thursday: 8:00 am to 4:00 pm

Friday: 8:00 am to 4:00 pm

Saturday: Closed

Sunday: Closed





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

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


Living downtown, I switched to Downtown SD Modern Dentistry to support local business and also liked the convenient location. Very clean, modern facility with professional friendly staff.  Dr. Al-Khouri is great and explains all options available for you if additional work is necessary.  Anna the hygienist provided me with the best cleaning I ever experienced.  Teeth never looked so well.  Will definitively be coming back.

Benjamin Lawrence (Source: Google)



Angela Brannon-Baptiste (Source: Facebook)


Thank you to everyone at SD Modern Dentistry for a great appointment yesterday. I am one of those people who has horrible memories of the dentist so I dread going. Not anymore! Everyone was so kind, explained everything and sent me home with clean teeth! I recommend 100%.

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


I have finally found a dentist I know is doing what is best for me and my well being, thank you Dr. Al-Khouri! You and your staff are doing an amazing job 🙂

Omar Farah (Source: Google)


Dr. Al-Khouri and her team are simply amazing. They are very friendly, attentive and genuinely cared about my well being. I highly recommend you use their services or any dental work.

James B. from Cincinnati, OH (Source: Yelp)


I was visiting San Diego from out of state when I experienced an excruciatingly persistent   toothache. Desperate to find relief, I began my online search and found Dr. Christine Al-Khouri.  The moment I walked into the office, I was greeted by Nicole, the receptionist and Cullen, the office manager. They made me feel at home, answered all my questions, put my mind at ease and treated me like family. Alma, the dental hygienist was concerned about my comfort and assured me that I was in great hands. I have been to dentists in my own home town, who have many years of experience with successful practices, but until I met Dr. Christine Al-Khouri I never knew what exemplary dentistry was. The passion for her work and her genuine concern for her patient was clearly evident from the moment she greeted me. She exudes integrity, knowledge, skillfulness and heartfelt desire to ensure her patients have a positive experience. Thank you Christine, Nicole, Cullen and Alma for a job well done!

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


Thank you Dr al-khouri For helping when I was in need! I recently bit down on ice and broke my tooth right before leaving town for Mother’s Day weekend. They saw me immediately and completed my crown same day! I didn’t have to worry about a fussy temporary crown while out of town. I was in and out in less then two hours! Thank you Cullen for making everything flawless from scheduling to setting up my new Smile Generation account! You are all amazing and glad to have you in my neighborhood.

Barbara Guerra (Source: Google)


I am so lucky that Dr Al-Khouri was working today. I lost my front tooth while on vacation in San Diego. She saw me @ 4:00 PM on a Friday afternoon. She is extremely friendly and did all possible to help me. Nice Staff. Beautiful facility.

Lisa Maldonado (Source: Google)


Having to visit a dentist when you are uninsured and new to California was absolutely terrifying until I walked into this office. Their equipment was modern and unlike any I’ve ever seen, their staff was super friendly, and my dentist, Dr. Al-Khouri, was patient, knowledgable, and kind. I have never been a fan of dental appointments but you guys have made it easier than ever for me. Thank you for such a wonderful experience!

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


The best experience at a dentist office I have had so far – everyone was extremely nice and helpfull. A special thanks to Dr. Christine Al-Khouri and Cullen at the front desk and everyone else who made this a very overall great experience. I just found my new home dentist office 🙂

Theresa N. from San Diego, CA (Source: Yelp)


Seriously folks, this is one of the all-time best dental practices I’ve come across, and I’ve been to many dentists in my 66 years.  I had a CEREC crown created digitally and printed right in the office, dental scaling (no pain) with laser gum treatment.  Wow!  Everyone I had contact with was respectful, knowledgeable and friendly and I never once felt pressured to go with a treatment plan that was unaffordable for me.  Dr. Christine Alkhouri is my new dentist and I highly recommend her and her team to you.  This is the first time I’ve ever posted anything on Yelp or Facebook but I feel you can’t go wrong by going to Downtown SD Modern Dentistry.  Oh yeah, they also have some evening hours and Saturdays too for those who are working during the day.

Edward E. from San Diego, CA (Source: Yelp)


I had to write another review due to this most recent experience of having cavities filled and a fluoride treatment.  The previous review was mostly for deep cleaning.  Once again, I had an exceptional experience. From walking in the door and being welcomed by Melissa (and having a great conversation), I immediately felt calm.  Kate, the RDA, made me feel relaxed and was very thorough and professional, with a great personality.  She assisted Dr. Christine Al-khouri with having my cavities filled, x-rays, and a fluoride treatment.  Dr. Al-khouri is, without a doubt, the best Dentist I have ever had and explained the whole procedure and addressed all of my concerns.  If I knew going to the Dentist would be this enjoyable, I wouldn’t have waited over ten years since my last check up!  In conclusion, I thank this Dental Office for being so considerate and caring to their patients!  I look forward to my follow up check up this March!

Mari-Elena G. from, Phoenix, AZ (Source: Yelp)


If you are looking for a friendly office, where the professionals seem to enjoy their work and make the time to make you feel your business is a priority, then make an appointment at Downtown SD Modern Dentistry . Dr Al Khouri is not only personable, but also a perfectionist. She listens and acts. I do not think business gets better than that!

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


Dr. Al-Khouri is incredible! She delineates an unparalleled amount of empathy for her patients when she is making recommendations and working on patients. My friend recommended her to me after I was afraid to go back to the dentist, and Dr. Al-Khouri mollified my fears and assuaged my anxiety. Not only does she do an incredible job in her work as a dentist, but she also is extremely patient, friendly, and conscientious. I think anyone who goes to see her is very fortunate and in the best hands. She is absolutely amazing. The entire team is so friendly and supportive. They even made a Friday afternoon dental appointment fun. I am so appreciative of Dr. Al-Khouri and the friendly staff! I am grateful for her and her team.

Jessica S. from Missoula, MT (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Al-Khouri, Kate, and everyone else at Downtown SD Modern Dentistry are absolutely amazing! They were so patient with me and answered any questions I had. I really appreciate the fact that they checked to see if my insurance covered anything that they offered. I couldn’t of asked for a better experience for a dentist! I will definitely be back!

Jeff Burns (Source: Facebook)


Just went for the first time today. Ali is the first new Dentist I’ve had in 20 years and he couldn’t have been nicer. Cleaning, X-Rays and Exam were a quick and painless experience thanks to all the fun banter and Ali’s warmth and energy. Looking forward to my next appointment.

Laura E. from San Diego, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Al-Khouri was kind, knowledgeable, and seems to really care about her patients. My family and I are new to this dentist office and our first experiences so far have been great. The front office staff and manager are SO friendly, easy to talk to, and I want to shout out the one who went out of her way for us in investigating insurance and building payment plans etc. Its so refreshing to deal with staff who care and put forth all their effort to assist. Thank you thank you!

Melodie F. from San Diego, CA (Source: Google)


I would have given 10 stars.  Dentists are normally my nemesis – Dr. Al-Khouri is my SUPER HERO.  I went in at 9:00 am and left  with a shiny new crown in no time. More importantly she has the touch of skilled dentist.  I didn’t really feel the first pinch of the needle – and she waited a wee bit for the first pinch to numb my jaw and voila! No pain for all the other shots needed to numb a mouth when working on a molar. Go to Dr. Al-Khouri and stay far away from any dentist that wants you to wait two weeks for a metal crown – no more primitive dental care – go for the 21st Century magic.

Ellie Hawes  (Source: Google)


changed everything for me! Over the past year she’s worked with me on 4 crowns and many fillings. She’s truly caring and gentle and checked in to make sure I was always comfortable over the many hours she spent working on my teeth. My smile is the best it’s ever been and I have my confidence back. Highly, highly recommend this office!

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


Let me start by saying, I’m not a “yelper” and I have never written a review for a company before, but Downtown SD Modern Dentistry blew me away. Their professionalism, attention-to-detail, and overall care exceeded all of my expectations. Throughout my life, I HATED going to the dentist, but this office completely changed my opinion of dental care. Jessica, Allie, the hygienist Tiffany, and the dentist, Christine Al-Khouri all provided top-notch care throughout the entire process. They all took the time to provide true patient-centered care, which is a rarity these days. Do not bother looking for another dental office in the San Diego area, just make an appointment at this office. They use state of the art technology and high quality products. I referred my friends to SD Modern Dentistry and they had the same experience. This is the only dental office that I would trust with my dental care and I am confident that they provide this level of care to all of their patients. 5/5 without reservation!

Janette V. from San Diego, CA (Source: Yelp)


Came here due to a dental emergency and I have to admit and share that this people ARE AWSOMEEEEEEE! FRONT DESK IS AWSOME!!! Great customer service…. Dr. Christine Al-Khouri and her assistant Veronica made me feel so comfortable!! I love them!! Don’t hesitate to call them and schedule!

Jessica Steffes (Source: Google)


Dr. Al-Khouri, Kate, and everyone else at Downtown SD Modern Dentistry are absolutely amazing! They were so patient with me and answered any questions I had. I really appreciate the fact that they checked to see if my insurance covered anything that they offered. I couldn’t of asked for a better experience for a dentist! I will definitely be back!

Jon Main (Source: Google)


I had an urgent tooth issue and Dr Al-Khouri adjusted her schedule and got me an appointment within an hour. Very professional from check in (Jasmean? – excellent) to examination to care. Tiffany did an awesome job. Great care. Thanks for saving my trip/conference.

Dawnelise A. from Mesa, AZ (Source: Yelp)


I can’t thank Downtown SD Modern Dentistry enough. They were there for me in a pinch when one of my teeth fell out of my partial.. I was frantic. I only had my temp partial to wear and it was actual useless for eating or talking. I wore it only for looks and was worried how long I was going to be without my partial.  The office staff was kind and understanding to my plight. I really haven’t met better people than the ones in this dentist office. One of the office staff in particular Cullen was compassionate and showed so much understanding it brought tears to my eyes.  It didn’t even take 1 week and I have my partial back. Dr. Al-Khouri has to be one of the best dentists I’ve ever come across. Can’t say enough about her professionalism.
If your looking for a dentist in the San Diego area I would highly recommend this one. Their was work was impeccable. I believe you won’t find a more understanding dentist office.

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


This is seriously the best dentist experience I have ever had, in my entire life. Staff is amazing and friendly, always in a rad mood, they remember your name and make your visit very comfortable and easy going. I personally HATE going to the dentist but Dr. Christine Al-Khouri is hands down the greatest, made my entire visit delightful, I didn’t even feel like I was at the dentist. Quick, easy and pain-free and she was always very attentive to my needs. The office is amazing, they have all the tools they need to get everything done for you right there! No need to wait 2 weeks for crowns or bridges, etc. all done in one visit. Everything is super high tech and modern and you feel like they know what they are doing, from the moment you walk in the door. They are on point with appointments and reminders, prices are amazing and they work with you if you are on a budget, don’t try to scam you and always focus on priorities rather than what will pay more. Totally 100% recommend this place to everyone! You will never go to another dentist again, I won’t.

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


I am very impressed with Downtown SD Modern Dentistry!  The employees (e.g. Cullen, Christine, Alma, and Yousif) that I met there are extremely welcoming and patient.  The equipment and laboratories are brand new and the place seems very relaxing for a dentistry.  Dr. Al-Khouri is a very effective, professional, and amiable dentist.  She promptly gave me a detailed diagnosis after the digital x-ray and answered my various questions.  During a root canal procedure, she made sure that I was comfortable and would mention what she was doing along the way.  The procedure was painless and I was in and out the door in 1.5 hours.

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


IMO you won’t find a better dental office than Downtown SD Modern Dentistry. It’s state-of-the-art technology. I went in at 3pm and left at 5:40pm with a new crown that was expertly designed & comfortable. You won’t find a better dentist than Dr. Al-Khouri. She is super-smart, very skilled, knowledgable, and explains everything with wonderful clarity. After determining what I needed, a list of options was presented to me, complete with what my benefits plan would pick up.  The entire end-to-end experience couldn’t have been better. They are clearly committed to process design, whereas other offices just let it happen. These guys are super-organized and have really thought about the process, from the patient perspective (and I been involved in experience design for years)

Joseph Dalton (Source: Google)


It took me a little while to find a dentist in San Diego, When I did, last July, I couldn’t be happier. Dr. Al-Khouri is amazing. I saw two other dentists who tried to upsell/deceive. She is very open and honest and conservative in her approach–she won’t recommend anything you don’t need while also doing an amazing job in preventing future issues. The whole staff is very kind as well.

Michelle G. from Oceanside, CA (Source: Google)


Amazing experience every time.  If I move from downtown, I will literally go out of my way to continue going to Dr. Al-Khouri.  I’ve had some seriously BAD experiences with dentists but Dr. Al-Khouri and team are excellent.  She’s gentle, friendly, and informative.

Sidney K. from San Diego, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Al-Khouri is the epitome of professionalism and customer care. You are in good hands when you visit this team. The front desk staff are friendly. The building is clean and modern. And the the doctor is honest and helpful. I was told I had a good set of teeth and Dr. Al-Khouri said no work would be needed. I was offered a night mouthguard to stop my night-time teeth grinding (which partners have confirmed I do) and told to floss as there was a small dark patch emerging between two of my molars. After the clean and after they took the cast of my mouth for the guard I was good to go. The whole visit was no longer than an hour from entering the practise to paying the bill. I highly recommend this dentistry practise to all.

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


Dr. Al-Khouri and her staff are efficient, friendly, professional and gentle.  I was very impressed that they were able to diagnose and treat my cracked tooth with a new crown in one visit.  They seem to have all the latest technology and the fees are reasonable.  It’s hard to switch dentists, but I feel I landed in good hands.  The office spaces are very clean.

Michael Lee (Source: Facebook)


Such a pleasure to visit Dental Professionals that have great energy, great technical skills, and such a warm and friendly vibe. Every team member wants to make sure your visit is pleasurable and rewarding. A big THANK YOU for continuing to help me out in a crunch….. (see what I did there  )

Collin E. from San Diego, CA (Source: Yelp)


I came in last week as a first time patient. This isn’t your normal dental office. Be prepared to meet some extremely nice people and make some new friends. Dr. Al-khouri was wonderful and walked me through the treatment I needed in detail. I never knew dentistry could be so easy and comfortable until I met Dr.Al-khouri. Injections have always made me slightly nervous and I was shocked and grateful how pain free she made it. I will be back every six months! Special thanks to Cullen and Nicci upfront for helping me with the smile generation financing. Zero interest!!! I know no longer have to worry about how I will pay/afford dental treatment with 12 months interest free. Thank you again Downtown SD Dental, you have restored my faith in customer service. And that it still exists especially here at your office.

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


Wondered why my pizza was so cRuNcHy?!! But then I quickly realized I was eating part of my broken bridge! A BIG THANK YOU to the Manager Mike for squeezing me into their office for an urgent fix before I took off for vacay same week. I would have been quite miserable at Disney World if I couldn’t eat. Also thank you to RDA Denise for her time, talent and patience perfecting the temp bridge fit! (I will give 10 extra stars to compensate for someone I may/may not have displaced for 15min) THANK YOU also to RDA Ale (Alejandra). You are also very detail oriented, down to earth & knowledgeable. Time goes by so fast with you around & I always look forward to talking to you when you are there. My 2nd temp bridge after fitting is SOLID! BIGGEST THANK YOU & BIG BEAR HUGS to Dr. Al-Khouri for making it another pain-free experience. I think my PTSD from previous dentists stopped because I can now sit still without the palpitations, anxiety,  sweaty palms & shaking I used to have with other dentists. Makes me cry happy tears to know how well I trust her.


As my patient, you can expect honesty that comes with a gentle and thorough exam. I treat all my patients as if they are family. My goal is for every patient to leave our office with a happier, healthier smile! Dr. Al-Khouri has been practicing dentistry since 2014. Her hobbies include playing billiards, yoga, and going to the gym and the beach. She also loves spending time with family and friends, and traveling any chance she gets. Dr. Al-Khouris favorite TV show is The Big Bang Theory, her favorite movies are Scarface and Ace Ventura: Pet Detective, and her favorite vacation destination is anywhere in Europe.