2405 Transportation Ave.
National City, CA 91950

(619) 780-2676

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Our Doctors

Douglass Ness, DDS

Dr. Douglas Ness Dr. Douglas Ness, a native Californian, has recently returned to southern California after being away for over twenty-five years. His exceptional skills and passion for dentistry and longing for adventure has taken him to such diverse places to live and practice as Alaska and China. He spent over twenty years practicing comprehensive dentistry and orthodontics in Anchorage, Alaska.

He also married his lovely wife, Flora, there and raised two children, who are now in university. He then took a leap of faith and moved with his family to Shanghai, China, to practice dentistry and implant surgery in high-end dental clinics in several major Chinese cities, such as Shanghai and Beijing. He continues to practice implant dentistry in China, periodically traveling there to care for elite clientele. His passion for learning has led him to earn recognition in several professional organizations, achieving the level of Diplomate in both the American Board of General Dentistry and the American Board of Oral Implantology. These bona fide credentials are earned through rigorous study and examinations. He continues to study in various areas of dentistry, especially dental implantology. He has also been privileged to lecture internationally on various topics in dentistry, presenting in Canada, Europe, and Asia.

Dr. Ness recently acquired Crown Dental Group as his next professional challenge. His goal is to make Crown Dental the premiere clinic for full service dentistry in the South San Diego Bay area, by assembling a talented team of general dentists and specialists, as well as support staff. All of your dental needs can be cared for under one roof.

Robert Camhi, DDS

Robert Camhi, DDSDr. Camhi received his undergraduate degree from the University of California at Davis, and then graduated from the Temple University Dental School in 1979 – a program that is regarded to be one of the top dental schools in the country. Dr. Camhi came to the San Diego area in 1988 and enjoys practicing as a family dentist. With over 30 years of experience, Dr. Camhi has delivered exceptional dentistry to thousands of patients. He enjoys utilizing the latest technology, such as 3D cone beam imaging to enhance the level of care that he can provide.

Eric Driver, DDS Periodontist

Periodontist in National CityDr. Driver attended the University of Missouri-Kansas City Dental School, and then went on to complete a graduate certificate in Periodontics from there as well. He then accepted a commission as a Dental Officer in the Alpha Surgical Company of the U.S. Navy. Dr. Driver served in Operation Iraqi Freedom with his battalion from Camp Pendleton. He was awarded the Naval Achievement Medal in 2007 for his honorable service.

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With extensive education and training in periodontal and implant surgery, Dr. Driver provides both therapeutic and non-invasive gum therapies, implant and bone grafting procedures here in our office.

Gary Sanner, DDS Orthodontist

Orthodontist in National City Dr. Sanner received his DDS degree from Creighton University Dental School in 1975. He then went on to receive his Master’s degree in Orthodontics from the University of Southern California in 1982. When he isn’t at Crown Dental Group, Dr. Sanner teaches at the USC School of Dentistry. He has provided care to thousands of patients for needs that range from conventional orthodontics, dentofacial orthopedics and facial growth concerns.

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James Loye, DDS

Orthodontist in National City Dr. Loye received his undergraduate degree in nursing in 1982 from Loma Linda University before receiving his Doctor of Dental Surgery Degree in 1986 from the same prestigious school. Since then, Dr. Loye has enjoyed the art and science of providing cosmetic dental care. He consistently implements the best methodologies into his patient care techniques. In addition to his love for Cosmetic Dentistry, Dr. Loye is also known for helping his patients manage Sleep Apnea. His patients enjoy his warm, amiable personality.

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Gerald Horner, DDS Oral Maxillofacial Surgeon, Dental Implantologist

Orthodontist in National CityDr. Horner has practiced as an Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon in Southern Oregon and the San Diego area since 2000. As on oral surgeon, Dr. Horner specializes in advanced Zygomatic dental implant placement. This is ideal for people who are not candidates for traditional implant therapy.

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Yara Soto, DDS

Dr. Kyung LeeDr. Soto joined our practice in 2016. She obtained her dental degree from La Salle Bajio University in Leon, Mexico, which is also her hometown. Prior to joining Crown Dental, Dr. Soto worked both in private practice and in government health clinics, serving less fortunate families with quality dental care. She is well skilled in all aspects of restorative dentistry; she has special interests in the area of oral surgery and is training in advanced techniques in endodontics. She is fluent in both English and Spanish. In her free time, she enjoys time with friends and family, and exploring the restaurant scene of San Diego. She is currently accepting new patients of all ages.