by LYDIA COBB | photos by Tyler McElhaney

All Aspects of Dentistry with Focus on Five Star Customer Service

MOD Squad Dental Places Patients First in the Family, General, and Cosmetic Dentistry Practice

San Diego native Dr. Friedman opened a dental practice in 1990 when Scripps Ranch was being developed. MOD Squad Dental, then and now, places patient comfort in focus in its general, restorative, and cosmetic practice. Dr. Friedman is one of a fraction of dentists who offer complimentary conscious sedation, or sleep dentistry, to ease patient anxiety. “We are often told how comfortable patients feel when visiting the practice, much like visiting a friend you haven’t seen in six months,” shared Jessica Blanchard-Friedman, Director of Excellent Customer Service.



MOD Squad Dental offers the latest technologies in general preventative dentistry and laser treatment for healthy teeth and gums. Restorative and cosmetic dentistry is conducted in-house, spanning dental implants, porcelain veneers, and smile makeovers, to orthodontia, including six-month braces and Invisalign. Dr. Friedman is one of 15 California dentists trained in the Chao Pinhole Technique to correct gum recession without scalpels, sutures, or grafts. A client, Tina, wrote in her thank you note, “Dr. Friedman is gentle and excellent with his work. Love them! I would refer anyone to this office.” He’s been lauded in San Diego Magazine’s Leading Dentists lists and a peer-reviewed Top Dentist for cosmetic dentistry in recent and consecutive years.

“At the new patient appointment I will get to know people on a personal level discussing possible fears or anxieties.”

When he was 10 years old, Dr. Friedman knew his calling. He attended Serra High School and SDSU and completed his dream to be a dentist at Washington University’s School of Dental Medicine in 1989, with a general practice residency at Barnes Medical Center in St. Louis. He and his team, including three dental hygienists, attend advanced trainings affiliated with American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, American Dental Association, and American Association of Functional Orthodontics.


“At the new patient experience I will get to know them on a personal level discussing possible fears or anxieties,” explained Jessica. It’s a fun-loving and upbeat atmosphere, Jess elaborated, with music,
blankets, noise cancellation headsets, and even massage chairs. Those with claustrophobic tendencies are soothed by a cold compress over the eyes. Needle fears are pushed aside with computer-controlled anesthetic Wand technology that takes the sting out of traditional injections. Patients aren’t surprised to receive a phone call after procedures, “Just to check on them,” added Jessica. That’s total patient care – from MOD Squad Dental and back home with a smile.


Name of Business: MOD Squad Dental
Owner: Greg Friedman, D.M.D.
Years in Position: 24
Year of Establishment: 1990
Address: 10755 Scripps Poway Pkwy. Suite K, San Diego, CA 92131
Phone: 858-547-0070
Description of Business: MOD Squad Dental offers the latest in family, general, and cosmetic dentistry, including orthodontia, while emphasizing the importance of five-star customer service. Dr. Friedman and his team utilize state-of-the-art technology to offer comfortable dentistry with all the amenities of a dental spa.cs_mod_02