Pomerado Family Dental
Sarju Patel, DDS:
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Pomerado Family Dental
Sarju Patel, DDS
Poway, 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

TMJ treatment

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: Closed

Saturday: Closed

Sunday: Closed


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

Lynn S. from Poway, CA (Source: Yelp)


My 3 children saw Dr. Sarju and they were all extremely nervous (Some bad prior experiences). Dr. Sarju and his staff were so kind, gentile, patient and positive with my kids. We needed a referral to see a pediatric dentist and I felt like he was extremely transparent and prioritized procedures that he thought needed to get done right away and things that could wait until my kids were older. I appreciated that guidance and I would highly recommend him to anyone.

Anand N. Singh (Source: Google)


This was my first visit to this dental office and I walked away with a feeling that this is one of the best places for any one needing dental/oral health care. Dr Patel examined and went over in details on dental implant details and gave me the best and most accurate assessment. I had visited a couple places before but had a fuzzy and possibly not correct assessments.The staff is awesome as well – very welcoming and knowledgeable. I am glad that I found this place for my dental care needs.

Marie P. (Source: Zocdoc)


My husband and I just moved to San Diego, so we looked for a new dentist. A friend recommended dr Sarju Patel to us. Eventhough we just had our first visit with dr Sarju Patel, we like him and his team. Dr Sarju Patel is very gentle and he explains in detail the problem and what he is going to do. His team is very friendly and professional. We recomend him.

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


Dr. Patel is the best! He is gentle with my teeth and gums and he is very friendly. My previous dentist gave me an opinion about my teeth and the price was unbelievably pricey. So I got a second opinion from Dr. Patel and the price was not that expensive. His employees are so nice and caring. And the front desk manager is very understanding and knows what’s best for you. So I highly recommend this dentist!

Dinah Chiong (Source: Google)


The visit was emergent-I was in pain and Dr. Patel’s office arranged the schedule so I can be seen right away. After the visit, I was given consultation to a Specialist. The service from start to finish was truly outstanding. The entire staff was very supportive, I could not ask for a better dentist, or Dental Office.

Bianca B. from Ramona, CA (Source: Yelp)


I’ve been going to Dr. Patel for many years. He is our family dentist which makes it even better, he remembers each of our stories of where we are and our goals – as well as making sure our dental hygiene is the best! I don’t write reviews ever but I really feel as though his practice and how he chooses to get to know his patients is incredible. Always going above and beyond!

Wonder L. from Old Poway, Poway, CA (Source: Yelp)


That was my first time to meet with Dr. Patel two weeks ago. He was very patient to listen and answer my questions and concerns. He took time to explain my X ray exam results. And told me, should I have issue of one of my teeth call his office and they would set up an appointment for me. I like their professionalism and caring for their patients. The office is clean and the staff are very nice. I will definitely refer my friends to this dentist.

Michael Eyerly (Source: Google)


I highly recommend Dr. Patel. I visited Dr. Patel’s office for an implant. While in the process, I also decided to get 2 crowns with him after the experience I had. Since the beginning, Dr. Patel has been honest, thorough, and explains everything very well so I can understand. His office is very clean and my appointments are always on time, which I appreciate. I feel like he has done a great job so far. (I am currently in the middle of the implant and finished with my 2 crowns). Mrs. Patel in the front office is great as well. Before Dr. Patel, I left my previous dentist due to dishonesty and overcharging. Mrs. Patel has been able to clearly explain my insurance and billing so I can understand well. I would highly recommend Dr. Patel.

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


Dr. Patel and his staff are amazing. Not only do they provide professional quality services, they are caring, experienced and make you feel comfortable with the procedures. They keep you well informed and provide an environment that is calming and specific to your individualized treatment. I have been going here for years and have never been disappointed. I highly recommend Dr Patel and his highly skilled professional staff.

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


Dr Patel has been my dentist for many years. He is absolutely the best dentist that I have ever had. There is no fear in visiting Dr Patel’s office because you already know things will go well. I am most impressed will his painless procedures. He always explains what he is going to do before he does it. I like that a lot. Recently, I had some work done by Dr Patel and I thought surely I would feel it and be sore later. NOT! Everyone in the office is nice and professional. The office is super clean and equipped with the latest high tech equipment and technology. The office building is well maintained and is being freshly painted as I type this. One visit and you will agree. Dr Patel is the best dentist in the county of San Diego. R Haynes

V W (Source: Google)


Dr. Patel and his team provide the utmost in customer focused services. They use new technology to efficiently diagnose and treat their patients, and also focus on the person being treated. I highly recommend Dr. Patel and his practice. Since my last post, I have had a crown put on by Dr. Patel. Throughout the entire process he was patient, explained each and every step in advance, and took every precaution to make sure I had no pain during the procedure. I am normally a very anxious dental patient, and he accommodated my desire to listen to calming music on my headphones during the procedure. Because of his great customer service focus, I no longer have so much anxiety upon receiving dental work. Although virtually no one wants to go to the dentist, my experience with Dr. Patel has been one of my highlights during these challenging covid times.

Darlene S. from Poway, CA (Source: Yelp)


My husband and I have been going to Dr Patel’s Family Practice for over 8 years. Dr Patel, his staff and technicians are very professional and do a fantastic job! I am always greeted by name & a smile. They are considerate of the pocketbook & work with insurance company seamlessly. Very genuine and honest team and a pleasant and relaxing environment.

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


Going to te Dentist is never a fun, especially when one has alot of old dental work that is failing. A friend reccomended Dr Patel to me and I am very please and thankful for the gentle care and professionalism that they give their patients…I had a lot of unhappy experiences with dentist in the past, so it was a releif to find a great dentist that I will continue to visit…The entire staff is fantastic!

Shari H. from Poway, CA (Source: Yelp)


When our daughter became a preteen, she no longer wanted to go to a children’s dentist. We were worried about changing dentists because she had gone through treatment for leukemia. Since my husband’s parents, my husband, and I all went to Dr. Patel’s office, we decided to take her to him. We are so thankful that we did! Dr. Patel is kind, gentle, and very, very knowledgeable! Plus, Maria (at the front desk) is super friendly, efficient, and organized!

Darlene P. (Source: Zocdoc)


I had a very comfortable first appointment with Dr. Patel. I am 78 year old who has taken care of my teeth over these many years and believe I know my teeth very well. (After all, they have been mine for a long time.) I am aware of how the care of my teeth shows up on xrays and visual inspection. I was pleased to hear the doctor recommend a procedure that was not unexpected along with his showing me visually what and where the problem was. 

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


Dr. Patel’s office is super friendly and caring. Dr Patel and his technicians are very gentle and do a marvelous job. I have been going to Pomerado Family Dental for over 10 years and have always been happy with my treatment My husband goes to them and so does my 7yr old granddaughter. They are very considerate of your pocketbook and try to help you with the financial end of their service. If you need a new dentist, give them a try. You’ll be happy you did and you’ll have a dentist for life.

Brandon De Pauw (Source: Google)


The entire staff at Pomerado Family Dental was so friendly! They always gave me 100% of their care and attention, and always took the time to explain all processes (medical, financial, etc.) very clearly. Their office had the modern equipment to make all four of my recent visits, for different stages of work, move along efficiently and comfortably. Dr. Patel did great work on my teeth and I’m left feeling confident in his abilities as I recommend the experience to others, and have already done so with my family.

Nancy Wilson (Source: Google)


Dr. Patel and his staff are always friendly, welcoming and professional. They take the time to make sure that I’m comfortable and that I understand what they see in the x-rays and photos and any needed treatment and cost. They always take me in on time and don’t make me feel rushed if I have questions. I don’t have a lot of dental problems but have been pleased with the results of the treatments I have received. I would recommend Dr. Patel to anyone looking for a dentist.

Eric Christiansen (Source: Google)


From the time I was a child until 30 years old I went to 7 or 8 different dentists. Every experience was excruciating. I stopped going. At 55 I couldn’t put it off anymore. I’m so happy my wife found Pomerado Family Dental. I have had major dental work done with Dr. Patel over the last year and a half and it has been a wonderful experience. It has been such a pleasant & relaxing experience I have actually dozed of during several visits. I can not recommend Pomerado Family Dental highly enough.

Bill S. from Escondido, CA (Source: Yelp)


Everything was a again very professional, friendly and on time. I have been coming to this office for many, many, years and I can’t say enough about the staff of Dr. Patel and his professional approach on getting to the point of any concerns or problems I may have. Noted is the fact that the office was very clean and everyone was aware of the COVID crisis that is on going. Thank you.

Joe G. from San Francisco, CA (Source: Yelp)


If you’re looking for a great professional Dentist, this is the place. I hate dentist but my recent visits to Dr. Patel and Pomerado Family Dental were a welcome change. Starting with a facility that actually has parking spaces available, we were greeted at the front desk by a friendly lady who explained processes and procedures in an easy to understand manner. Our visits have always been started during our appointment time. Dr Patel numbs your mouth in such a manner that it is painless and he explains things in an easy to understand way. The office was equipped with all the latest tools and devices necessary to complete my work. Compliments to him, his assistant, the Dental Hygienist, and the Front desk for their professionalism and honest, no nonsense approach. I highly recommend them.

Michele L. (Source: Zocdoc)


I saw Dr. Patel, DDS for an emergency visit this week basically because he was in my referred/covered dental ins group and I was reassured that the majority of his online reviews were extremely positive. I hadn’t been to any dentist in some time due a variety of reasons (trust, shoddy work done, etc.), but because of a toothache (no doubt because I unfortunately put off finding a new dentist), I could wait no longer. I was very pleased that the office got me in even earlier than my scheduled appt. The staff was informative and answered any questions and concerns about billing and protocol, etc. and Dr. Patel was very gentle and reassuring. What a relief. I do need more work done and actually look forward to returning now that I’m more relaxed overall and feel more confident at this point to move forward.

Lanny Rosokoff Ladis (Source: Google)


If you want an EXCELLENT dentist with high standards who explains everything he’s doing well, Dr. Patel is for you. His talent in solving any problem I’ve had, simple or complicated in the past 10 years is amazing. If you have a problem, he will solve it. Dr. Patel has minimized the anxiety I’ve had with other dentists because of the trust we’ve built. His Office staff and dental assistants also have high standards and are friendly. The office is kept clean.

Jramirez (Source: Google)


After looking for a dentist in the area I found this place online, it didn’t disappoint, the staff was pleasant and very professional, calm my nerves. Everyone was very welcoming and made me feel right at home. Front desk was tentative making sure I was comfortable. Dr. Patel was great, made my experience a good one, I would recommend it for those not sure where to get dental work done.

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


Since I was in my teens, I am now in my sixties, I have been terrified of dentists due to a bad experience with a dentist as a teenager. Medicare assigned me to another dentist which I turned down and decided myself on Dr. Patel since his practice was close to home. I’ve had alot of dental work done by him after going there for about 8 months and the experience has been wonderful. He is a caring, patient and a very gentle dentist. It is isn’t an assembly line type of practice, all dental procedures are performed by him in his office. His staff is also caring, and wonderful! I have recommended them over and over. My teeth now look amazing and dental visits are no longer terrifying to me!

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


I couldn’t have been more impressed with Dr. Sarju Patel/Pomerado Family Dental. From the moment I walked through the door, I felt completely welcome and extremely comfortable. Dr. Patel is very knowledgeable, among the best of the best and his staff is at the same level. I was also well informed with the state of my teeth and any payment(s)/treatment(s) needed. I would definitely recommend this practice to my friends and family!

Ty J. from Poway, CA (Source: Yelp)


I switched from my old dentist because my insurance changed, so I’ve only been going here for a year. Overall, it’s very nice, I’ve never had to wait more than ten minutes, and the employees there are very kind. Dr. Patel seems extremely knowledgeable (although I have no experience in dentistry so I wouldn’t know), but I’ve never had any problems and they do thorough work. Definitely recommend this office.

Lori S. from Ramona, CA (Source: Yelp)


I was very pleased with Pomerado Family Dental Group a couple of weeks ago. I have had considerable dentistry work in the past and am generally very apprehensive. I was pleasantly surprised with how this visit went. Dr. Patel was thorough, informative and gentle. The procedure was extensive and was completed in 1 day! At the end of the appointment, I was presented with a bouquet of beautiful pink roses by Dr. Patel’s wife, who assists in the office. My followup appointment was scheduled within a week and I received the same efficient, friendly and knowledgeable service. Pomerado Family Dental Group has my recommendation! My husband has decided to change dentists and become Dr. Patel’s patient after hearing about my experience.

Joe Gautreau (Source: Google)


If you’re looking for a great professional Dentist, this is the place. I hate dentist but my recent visits to Dr. Patel and Pomerado Family Dental were a welcome change. Starting with a facility that actually has parking spaces available, we were greeted at the front desk by a friendly lady who explained processes and procedures in an easy to understand manner. Our visits have always been started during our appointment time. I needed two crowns and was very impressed with the level of effort Dr. Patel took to ensure the process was smooth and pain free. Compliments to him, his assistant, the Dental Hygienist, and the Front desk for their professionalism and honest, no nonsense approach. I highly recommend them.

Lucy Mannarino (Source: Google)


Today I had both my annual checkup xrays and teeth cleaning First time with Karen she was very professional cleaning my teeth. She gave me more insight on keeping my gums healthy especially since I have implants Dr Patel looked over my X-rays and gums He found no problems and said that I should keep with my dental and gums care. I always leave the office with very good feelings Dr Patel his wife and staff are best!

K R. from Poway, CA (Source: Yelp)


Quality, quality, quality! I had been looking for a quality dentist in S.D. for years since moving from S.F. and finally found that and more in Pomerado Family Dental. The family run office is so welcoming. Maria, the receptionist, is extremely professional, organized, and personable. Dr. Patel, a fellow UCLA alum, is an expert in his field and I trust his judgement implicitly. He is gentle, caring, genuine, thorough, and skilled. His wife and the other hygienist are also skilled, friendly, and care about the work they are doing. The entire staff treats all clients with genuine respect. The office is clean and comfortable, and they offer the latest technologies. I am so grateful to have found Pomerado Family Dental – my favorite healthcare provider in S.D.

Lilo J. from Ramona, CA (Source: Yelp)


Pomerado Family Dental is a small, cohesive practice run by one dentist, Dr. Patel. He is a kind, honest man that my family of 4 has gotten to know quite well in the 10 years that we have been his patients. He and his staff are thorough and gentle, and unlike practices my family had visited in the past, there is no hard sell of unnecessary services. His office is equipped with the latest technology and the care that we have received there has been outstanding. Maria, at the front desk, is a joy to deal with. Not only is she personable, she is also very capable. Insurance questions are answered promptly and efficiently. Our experiences with Pomerado Family Dental have only been positive.

Dan Ramos (Source: Google)


Dr Patel, and the whole team at his office are amazing, true professionals. He is the nicest, and gentlest dentist I have ever had treatment from. He takes the time to tell you exactly what’s he is doing, and what to expect at every turn, and works with you patiently to achieve your best comfort level. I’ve had some pretty major procedures completed with Dr. Patel and every time the in-treatment and after pain level is nonexistent. Another great advantage with Dr. Patel, he is more than just your general dentist he can provide almost all your dental needs, so no driving from one place to the next. Which for me is great, I can get everything I need from one source and at a level of care, that I’ve never experienced before.

Emily Purdy (Source: Google)


Honestly, this was one of the best experiences I’ve had at a dentist in a long time. Everything from filling out paperwork online before, to reminder texts, to the friendliness of the front desk staff, to the warmth and kindness of the dental hygienist, and the professionalism of Dr Patel- the experience was one of a kind. I’m actually looking forward to my next visit. I never once felt pressured to upgrade my services, they gave me insight to my teeth and things to watch for but they did it in an incredibly informative and professional manner. I would absolutely recommend this dentist office and their services to anyone who wants a high quality experience that makes you leaving with a smile! Thank you so much!!!

Ana A. from Escondido, CA (Source: Yelp)


My family and I have been seeing Dr. Patel for over 10 years. It’s been a pleasure to come to a dentist who is honest and will only do what is absolutely necessary. Dr. Patel is good with kids as well as adults. He is very reassuring with my children and always makes them comfortable. He explains the procedures and is always very gentle. Maria is wonderful in dealing with insurance and in fitting us in with our busy schedules.