by LINDA FRABL | photos by Zeena Gregg Photography

Scripps Rock Dental may have a delightful rock-and-roll-themed environment, but more importantly it features the latest technological advances that allow an extraordinary “Same Day Dentistry” experience. Co-owner Dr. Anthony Hatch explained, “Same Day Dentistry is an innovative brand of treatment that streamlines some traditional multi-visit procedures into a single office visit. Thanks
to in-office dental CAD/CAM technology, patients can receive metal-free crowns, veneers, onlays, and inlays in one office visit.”

Patients no longer have to endure annoyingly messy teeth impressions nor schedule inconvenient, timely follow-up appointments for new dental restorations. Co-owner Dr. Shivi Gupta maintained, “We eliminate all of that by scanning the teeth with a digital scanner, which takes a few seconds, and then design and make the restoration while you wait. It’s a single-visit, metal-free, highest-aesthetic solution. If you’re a patient who has ever had a crown the old way, this is a dream!”


Additional talented dentists at Scripps Rock Dental include Dr. Heather Russell and Dr. Dan Gibson. “I believe that all patients should be treated like family,” Dr. Russell professed. Doctor Gibson added, “We understand that our patients’ time is important, so we efficiently work with them.” Favorable reviews for all of these dentists abound online.

“Our goal is for patients to be involved in all treatment decisions, and feel comfortable and relaxed.”
– Co-owner Dr. Shivi Gupta

With a total of four doctors and five hygienists whom are all highly trained, each has an engaging and caring personality that puts patients at ease. Dr. Hatch emphasized, “Many of our patients find that one dentist that they truly ‘click’ with and choose to stay with. We want all our patients to feel at home, so whether you are two years old or 102 years old, we have the experience and bedside manner to handle your dental needs.” Extending their graciousness towards charity, Scripps Rock Dental proudly provides complete dental care to members of Generate Hope, a San Diego nonprofit that empowers survivors of sex trafficking.


With a motto to provide “healthy teeth that don’t hurt, and gums that don’t bleed,” Scripps Rock Dental listens to their patients, finding options that fit their particular needs. Dr. Gupta stated, “Whether you have a fear of possible discomfort or a concern about the potentially convoluted billing department, we continually work to eliminate these upsetting barriers. Our goal is for patients to be involved in all treatment decisions, and feel comfortable and relaxed.”



Name of Practice: Scripps Rock Dental
Owners: Dr. Anthony Hatch and Dr. Shivi Gupta
Years in Position: 12
Year of Establishment: 2008
Address: 12112 Scripps Summit Dr., San Diego, CA 92131
Phone: 858-530-0300
Description of Practice: Scripps Rock Dental is a friendly and comfortable high-tech dental practice that provides excellence in general, family, and cosmetic dentistry. They are committed to preventive care to help patients maintain healthy teeth and gums for life.