by JENNIFER FRAKES | photos by Zeena Gregg Photography 

Kind-Hearted, Professional, and Compassionate

Dr. Tarkan Sidal and His Staff at Torrey Pines Oral & Maxillofacial  Surgery Serve Patients with Warmth and Kindness

At Torrey Pines Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Dr. Tarkan Sidal, DDS, MD, and his staff believe in providing their patients with excellent customer service and personalized attention. The atmosphere at Torrey Pines Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery is welcoming and relaxing. Patients can be certain that any and all necessary procedures will be explained, and all questions will be answered. “I treat my patients with warmth and compassion, just as I want to be treated when I am at the doctor’s office. Our patients are like family. Patients are never rushed, and consultations are detailed and comforting,” explained Dr. Sidal.

The practice offers a full scope of oral and maxillofacial surgery, ranging from dental implant surgery, bone grafting, and wisdom teeth removal to trauma reconstruction, corrective jaw surgery, and pathology. “I manage a wide variety of problems that include diagnosing and treating orofacial pain, facial injuries, and fractures. If surgery is necessary, most procedures are performed right here in our office. If a hospital stay is required, I am on staff at Sharp Memorial Hospital, Rady Children’s Hospital, Scripps Memorial Hospital, Scripps Mercy Hospital, Scripps Clinic, and the University of California, San Diego,” stated Dr. Sidal.

“Our patients are like family. Patients are never rushed, and consultations are detailed and comforting.”  ~ Dr. Sidal

Oral and maxillofacial surgery requires a minimum of four additional years of hospital-based surgical and anesthesia training after graduation from dental school. In addition, Dr. Sidal completed medical school at the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine, a general surgery internship, a chief resident appointment in oral and maxillofacial surgery, and a prestigious fellowship in oral and maxillofacial surgery. According to staff and patients, Dr. Sidal’s expertise, as well as his warm and kind heart, set him apart from other dentists and oral and maxillofacial surgeons.

Dr. Sidal is quick to point out that Torrey Pines Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery is very responsive to patients requiring emergency treatment. “We do our best to accommodate emergency patients, such as those with a cracked tooth or who are in pain, and see them the same day they call in,” stated Dr. Sidal, who added that the staff maintains credentials with American Heart Association approved Basic Life Support and Advanced Cardiac Life Support.


The practice is conveniently located in the Scripps Medial Building in Carmel Valley. The building offers ample parking at no cost. To find out more about Dr. Sidal and the staff of Torrey Pines Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery visit


Name of Business: Torrey Pines Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Owner: Tarkan Sidal, DDS, MD
Year of Establishment: 1977
Address: Scripps Medical Building, 12395 El Camino Real
Suite 304, San Diego, CA 92130
Phone: 858-793-3393
Description of Business: They specialize in advanced surgical methods for the mouth, face, and jaws, and make every effort to exceed patient’s expectations by offering the finest quality of care in a warm, compassionate environment.