Neighborhood Dental Group
Afsaneh Zokaei, DDS:
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Neighborhood Dental Group
Afsaneh Zokaei, DDS

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


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: 9:00 am to 6:00 pm

Friday: 9:00 am to 3:00 pm

Saturday: Closed

Sunday: Closed





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

Fonte L. from San Francisco, CA (Source: Yelp)


Ohhh my goodness… where do I start? Dr Z has been heaven sent to me. She is the angel of teeth. My mouth was giving me so much pain that my brain was in enormous discomfort. I couldn’t smile. Only cry! After the X ray, Dr. Z said, “my dear, I can see your pain and I can help you ” which she did. It has been 10 years now, cavity free and I have been her patient every sense. Her gentle heart made my daughter just adores her and wants to be a dentist too.

Ron Urone (Source: Google)


I have had the very best of care from Dr. Zokaei . She is so excellent and really makes her patients feel at ease. .Happily she has been my dentist for many years. Her staff is top notch and they all are warm and caring. The ambience of the office is beautiful, comfortable and relaxing. Neighborhood Dental with Dr. Zokaei will always be my go to for dental care.

Ava T. from Lemon Grove, CA (Source: Yelp)


I have been with Dr. Zokaei for over 15 years.  I even bring my kids to her that is how good she is.  I use to believe that my young children needed a pediatric dentist but after having to bring my kids with me to my appt., they begged to come to her.  She has the best bedside manners.  I literally fall asleep in her chair when she is working on me, that is how comfortable she makes me.  Her staff is the best and her new office is to die for.  I can’t say enough kind things about her and her staff.

Monica K. from Mid-City, San Diego, CA (Source: Yelp)


I had the pleasure of being the patient of Dr Zokaei for nearly 12 years. they’re not enough words in the alphabet to describe the warmth and compassion this Dr has for her patience.. The staff is remarkable and polite , and very professional.. I’l continue to work with Dr Z. you knows I trust alot of people in my mouth . So with that being said Dr Z I appreciate you and thanks for making feel confident about smiling again.. P.S The New office if the BOMB #boo Sincerely truly yours Monica

Farnaz Yamoutpour (Source: Google)


I have been a patient of Dr.Z for more than 10 years. She takes her time to ensure the work is done right! Great experience with her and her staff. They are now in a new location and the place is amazing with new equipment and as always very clean. Highly recommend Neighborhood Dental Group.

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


I love Dr. Zokaei and her staff, they have all brand new equipments with latest technology, the clinic is so clean and really nice ! I have been going to Dr. Zokaei clinic for regular cleaning, checkup, filling and sometimes emergencies from past couple of years and i have seen she really care about her patients ! She works very fast and very good availability to make appointment with her.

Christina H. from Lemon Grove, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Z is amazing. Embarrassingly Ive been afraid of the dentist since childhood until I was introduced to Dr. Z and her team.  Ive been bringing the whole family for years and refer her to anyone looking for a dentist.  She is gentle and makes you feel comfortable as soon as you walk in the door.  The new office looks outstanding and Dr. Z deserves it all.

Sed Masoumi (Source: Google)


I love Dr. Zokaei and her staff, they have all brand new equipments with latest technology, the clinic is so clean and really nice ! I have been going to Dr. Zokaei clinic for regular cleaning, checkup, filling, root canals and sometimes emergencies from past couple of years and i have seen she really care about all patients ! She works very fast and very good availability to make appointment with her.

Tiffany Watton (Source: Google)


I absolutely LOVE this place! The environment, the people, and the dentist do an amazing job and make me feel right at home! They really make you feel like you are important and care about you! I’ve been here 4 times in the past few weeks and every single time has been such a wonderful experience, even when getting 2 teeth pulled. Keep up the great work guys!!!!

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


Dr. Zokaei has done it again! I had some more work done at neighborhood dental, and once again the service was great Dr. Zokaei was awesome, as always, and I left feeling great. I was always scared to go to the dentist, but Dr. Zokaei, and the ladies at Neighborhood Dental are all so awesome and comforting. I have told pretty much everyone in my immediate family that they should go to Dr. Zokaei and you should too.

Alexis J. from Norfolk, VA (Source: Yelp)


Best dentist I’ve ever been to. Dr. Afsaneh Zokaei Is so funny and kind. They are also very affordable . The rest of the dental staff here is kind as well. I probably come close to monthly due to my Invisalign and it’s always filled with laughs . Thank you guys !

John Williams (Source: Google)


I just wanted to write a short review about how wonderful and professional my experience is with Dr. Z and the staff. The trust that has been developed over the last few visits makes me feel like they always have my best interest and checkbook in mind. They have worked with me through my ever changing company dental insurance and always made me feel welcome. I was shocked the first time she called to check if everything was ok after receiving a root canal and have felt the staff does everything possible to fit me into their schedule when I have a problem. I don’t like going to the dentist, so I’m glad I have the best.

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


I’ve been a patient here since I was a little girl , & every time I come here they take such good care of my family and I . Amazing work & personable employees . Dr.Zokaei is phenomenal & I will never go to another dentist !

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


Love this dental staff. Everyone is personable and attentive. Dr. Zokaei finds a common ground with her patients, making you feel very comfortable and well informed. So many other dentist offices closer to where I live but I gladly go 15 minutes out of my way to ensure quality care.

Ena A. from Oxnard, CA (Source: Yelp)


I absolutely loooooove Dr. Zokaei! She is kind, funny, super caring and attentive. All of her staff are incredibly nice and they treat you as if you are apart of their warm loving family. I’ll be honest. I love this hidden gem and was not interested in sharing anything about this place for fear of it becoming overcrowded. But here is the most incredible part about having Dr. Zokaei … I’ve had fillings for as long as I can remember. So since childhood every fill was painful some more and some less than others. Dr. Z performed an entire root canal and not an ounce of pain was felt. I mean a root canal also involves the nerves so I should have had some sort of pain right? Nope. My goodness she is amazing and to go from silver to porcelain was so exciting. I’ve never seen my teeth like that. I’m very happy that I found a great dentist because those are not words that you hear together often. Thx so much

Fonte Leach (Source: Google)


Dr. Zokaei is a angel of mercy. I had sharp oral pain to wake me up at 2am, 3am, 4am and give me pain all through out the day… every day for many months. The pain I experianced was nothing short of unsurmountable Hell. It seemed like nothing could be done to ease this pain of these multipul oral problems that I had. Frightened to see a Dentist, I hesitated for a long time until I was told of an angel that works miricles, to bring smiles to many faces. When I met her she was very nice, honest, professional and understanding. She conducted the exam, took her observations and explained the plan to get me on the road to healthy oral care. Three root-canals and four crowns later, all I can say is that she takes Very Good Care of her patients. She was gental durring the procedures, told me what to expect, called to check on me, ensuring menimal pain. I would recomend her services to thoes who would like a gental hand to improve oral care or save their teeth.

Alexis Johnson (Source: Google)


Best dentist I’ve ever been to. Dr. Afsaneh Zokaei Is so funny and kind. They are also very affordable . The rest of the dental staff here is kind as well. I probably come close to monthly due to my Invisalign and it’s always filled with laughs . Thank you guys !

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


Dr. Z is by far the best dentist I have ever had. She has a way of making you feel very relaxed and comfortable in addition to being as gentle as possible. I’ve always been a nervous patient and have been to many different dental offices because I hadn’t found a dentist who made me feel at ease during my visits until now.  Even her assistants and receptionists are very friendly and accommodating. I will continue to see Dr. Z and her staff at Neighborhood Dental Group for all my dentistry needs.

Zenaida M. from Spring Valley, CA (Source: Yelp)


Need a dentist? I highly recommend Dr. Zokai! The office hours accommodate late afternoon appointments, which works perfect for me when I’m only available after school hours with my kids. I greatly appreciate how gentle Dr. Zokai is with my children, who they have been seeing since kindergarten and still visit for their routine cleaning during trips home from college. My kids love her! Most importantly, Dr. Zokai has consistently (over the past 15 years) provided excellent dental service on our teeth from root canals, bridges, to fillings, and deep cleaning. She does the best deep cleanings! I’m so thankful for having such a wonderful family dentist who has helped keep all 7 of us healthy in our dental hygiene. P.S. This is a very clean environment. Dr. Zokai takes pride in her office, the equipment, and her dental assistants. I’ve never seen anything disgusting as it was shown in the picture reviews.

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


I haven’t seen a dentist for the past 10 years because of my fear. Sure enough I broke a tooth and needed to go as an emergency so my coworker sent me to dr zokaei’s office. Great, comforting ambiance, and caring staff. She managed to pull my tooth without me even realizing that she had done it. I am definitely going back to get my work done by her, she is great

Cheri Lynn Murrell (Source: Google)


When I found Dr. Zokaei 20 yrs ago, we had been to several dentists with horrible experiences. My kids didn’t like the dentists and hated going. My kids are grown and they still go to her. As does my mother in law. I trust her with my family, my mouth, my pocketbook, my everything. We are like family, except not dysfunctional! Thank you, Dr. Zokaei for amazing work at a fair price and for your compassion. I would recommend you to ANYONE .

C. Ericson (Source: Google)


I have been bringing my kids to Dr. Zokaei for 13 years and would never go to another dentist. My youngest was terrified of dentists and Dr. Zokaei was so gentle and motherly with her that she is now a 15 year old who let her remove all 4 wisdom teeth with no problem! I have referred all my family & friends to her & everyone loves her. She works with you on options and costs, all while providing the most exceptional of service. I’m afraid to write this as I don’t want to the let cat out of the bag so-to-speak, but others need to know that there are great dentists out there that will work on any patient, young or old. I look forward to another 20 years at her new location which is absolutely gorgeous (& she meticulously designed herself!)

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


I am so pleased with the care I been provided by dr. Z for the past 15 years that every one in my family , my circle of friends and even my neighbors are going to her. I also want every one to go and see her brand new state of the art office located at 4276 54th place, San Diego, ca 92115. I love this office and you would love it too, just give her a chance.

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


OMG I love Neighborhood Dental Group! Dr. Zokaei  is a true professional and absolutely as sweet and caring as can be (I’m a big wuss )!Her entire staff is very nice and very helpful and professional as well. I have MediCal insurance went through easy breezy and WOW do I love the results.  I would recommend to anyone needing Dental or Denture work to go see my friends at Neighborhood Dental Group.

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


I love this dental office. They are caring and very gentle. They even call the next day to check on my recovery. Doctor Z is amazing. I love this woman. If you want a place where you can hum along to the music while she is performing a root canal y’all should sign up like NOW. The entire team is fabulous and I recommend them to anyone with dental need. Plz do yourself a favor and call Dr. Z

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


I can’t be more thankful and grateful to Dr. Zokaei and her lovely staff. They are the best. Every single time i visit them they are so nice, respectful, educated, helpfull and great. I had many bad experiences before with my dental services elsewhere but here i feel relaxed and in good hands. I never ever wish to change my dentist. Thank you Neighborhood Dental group and special thanks to Dr. Zokaei. You saved my beauty and life. P.S I attach one of her work she did on my front tooth to me it s an art. For years i had these broken!!! Thank you.

Brad Gilliam (Source: Google)


My wife and I have been going to Dr, Zokaei, or “Dr. Z” to many of her patients, for 5 years now. My wife recently had a root canal, and Dr. Zokaei called her twice in one day to see how she was feeling. Dr. Zokaei has been nothing but professional, efficient, and extremely caring when it comes to her patients. Her staff are friendly, efficient, and know what they’re doing. I can safely say that Dr. Zokaei is by far the best dentist you will find ANYWHERE!!! Since this last root canal, my wife Nancy states over and over how wonderful Dr. Zokaei is. We tell Dr. Zokaei how much we appreciate her, and now we’re telling everyone else. If you want a fantastic dentist, go and see Dr. Z!

Ava Thompson-Vindel (Source: Google)


Absolutely love the staff and Dr. Zokaei! Dr. Zokaei and her staff (Amy & Berniece) have the best bed side manners. I have been going to Dr. Zokaei for over 10+ years. I have literally fallen asleep while she worked in my mouth. This is coming from a person who never staywith a dentist for more than 2 visits. I would have white knuckles from holding onto the chair so tight. I can not say enough about Dr. Zokaei! She is such a kind, gentle and sweet nature person. She takes pride in her work and she really cares about how you feel in her chair.

Maria N. from El Cajon, CA (Source: Yelp)


My boyfriend got his wisdom teeth pulled from this dental office and we had a GREAT experience! All of the ladies in office are super nice, caring, and understanding. Plus the procedure was less than 30 minutes! They’re great when you need to follow up on an appointment and over all an amazing professional dental office that I will recommend again and again!

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


All of my appointments here have been wonderful and easy experiences. They are great with reminders of upcoming appointments and understand and help you reschedule if you need to. They really care about your smile and getting you the right treatments and procedures that you want or need! Highly recommend!

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


I LOOOVVEEE Dr. Zokaei! She is the BEST and very friendly!! Every time i had to go to her she assured me that she would take care of me and EVERY TIME she did nothing short of that! I have even referred a few co-workers to her. If you are looking for a GREAT dentist who will actually take her time with you, and make sure everything is up to your standards look no further..she’s the one to get the job done!


When you're selecting a new dentist, it's nice to get to know the doctor whom you'll be seeing. Welcome to Neighborhood Dental group where our dental professional is Dr. Afsaneh Zokaei who is known as Sherri in the area. Get the compassionate dental care you deserve. Dr. Sherri will give you personalized attention and take the time to hear you voice your concerns about your dental care. Dr. Zokaei came to the United States to study dentistry when she was 17 years old because of her upbringing. As a child, Dr. Zokaei stayed with her grandmother during the day while her mom was at work. Each night, her grandmother would put her false teeth in the glass by the bed, and Zokaei woke up seeing the teeth each day. She originally wanted to become a dentist to give her grandmother a set of teeth that didn't hurt. Dr. Zokaei offers this care and concern to each of her patients every day as a dentist even after many years!