About Our Clinic

Our goals and values

The goal of the dentists, dental hygienists, and support staff at Brite Smile Dental is to provide high-quality preventive, general, and cosmetic dentistry services to men, women, and adolescents living in and around San Diego, including the Sorrento Valley area.

At Brite Smile Dental, the team is passionate about providing personalized oral health care with a focus on cosmetics. Patients can access a variety of treatments to restore their smiles, including dental implants, fillings, crowns, bridges, and veneers. The team also offers laser dentistry, gingivoplasty, emergency dentistry, and treatment for wisdom teeth, as well as cutting-edge orthodontic aligners including Invisalign® and Clear Correct®.

In addition to providing state-of-the-art treatment techniques, the team at Brite Smile Dental promises a warm, welcoming, and inviting atmosphere. Each dentist sets aside plenty of time to spend one-on-one time with each patient, listening to their unique questions, concerns, and desires for treatment. After an initial consultation, the team develops a treatment plan that aligns with each individual’s health history and goals.

For patient safety, the dentists offer no-metal fillings, as well as SOPROLIFE cavity detection and panoramic oral X-rays, diagnostic imaging technologies that use very minimal amounts of radiation.

To access the best, most comprehensive oral health care, partner with the team at Brite Smile Dental. Request your consultation today by calling the office or clicking the online booking tool. It’s the first step toward a healthy, happy smile.

Meet Our Dentist

Dr. Bashar Ahmedo, DDS

Cosmetic & General Dentistry

Expert dentist, Bashar Ahmedo, DDS, brings more than 15 years of experience in general, preventive, and cosmetic dentistry to Brite Smile Dental, located in San Diego.

Dr. Ahmedo began his professional education at The University of Aleppo School of Dentistry in Aleppo, Syria, where he earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery. After graduation, Dr. Ahmedo moved to the United States and completed a residency at the University of California, Los Angeles. Dr. Ahmedo subsequently entered private practice, joining the staff of dental practices in Chicago, Minneapolis, and Dubai. In 2012, Dr. Ahmedo returned to Southern California and joined the team at Brite Smile Dental.

Dr. Ahmedo prides himself on providing a welcoming, comfortable, and relaxing environment for all of his patients. He has an excellent track record as a cosmetic dentist and serves men, women, and families throughout San Diego.

He proudly holds membership in the American Dental Association, the Dental Society – Emirates Medical Association, and the Syria Dental Association. Outside of working with patients, Dr. Ahmedo also enjoys participating in continuing education courses and augmenting his professional skills.

Dr. Ahmedo makes his home in the La Jolla area and loves staying physically active. When he isn’t working with patients or attending industry events, you can find him scuba diving, surfing or playing soccer and beach volleyball. Dr. Ahmedo also enjoys traveling. He welcomes patients seeking comprehensive general or cosmetic dentistry to Brite Smile Dental.

Testimonials & Reviews

Brite Smile Dental
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Joaquin Omar AvilaJoaquin Omar Avila
02:48 26 May 23
Been coming here for years and i have always received great professional service. Very talented staff makes me feel at ease during my procedures. Highly recommend.
Matthew RaschkeMatthew Raschke
19:04 18 May 23
Doctor bashar & his team are the best. I’ve always been nervous about going to the dentist but they make it easy for me. Thanks guys
Mozelle HardingMozelle Harding
01:57 18 May 23
My dentist retired and referred me to Dr. Bougher. A warm welcome awaited me and I felt I was in very competent hands. My experience was very positive and I'm scheduled to return, soon.
Nathalie PenaNathalie Pena
20:55 13 May 23
So happy with Dr. Ahmedo's services, been going here for about a year now. The dental assistants are also very helpful, thank you Dris and everyone else there
Ja KopJa Kop
18:17 10 May 23
Awesome visit. The team was super friendly and the service was exceptional.
James HainlineJames Hainline
01:26 03 May 23
Very friendly and skilled. Best dentist I have ever had, and a great staff too. Would recommend to anyone in search of a new dentist.
Isela FloressIsela Floress
01:16 21 Apr 23
Very professional, helpful and thorough staff Javier, Marian, Stevie, and Driss. A huge thanks to Dr. Ahmedo for explaining and answering all my questions and concerns. Definitely recommend 5 stars ***** Dr. Ahmedo extracted my wisdom tooth 🦷 efficient quick and thorough and more importantly painless. If you are a patient like me that does not look forward to dentist visits I suggest you see Dr. Ahmedo the music in his practice and his positive demeanor make all the difference it's a whole mood.
Zach PlumbZach Plumb
18:03 03 Jan 23
I have been coming to this place for years - nice spot with a friendly staff and great Dr. Thank you Brite Smile!
Imad AhmadoImad Ahmado
15:58 28 Oct 22
It was a great visit to the dentist.Very professional and happy staff.
Tony Nguyen (Porkbun)Tony Nguyen (Porkbun)
00:30 25 Sep 20
I used to hate going to the dentist and avoided it for a few years, but Dr. Ahmedo and his team is amazing. Alexa was incredibly helpful in looking into my insurance coverage and even waited on the phone for hours to get a hold of my insurance on my behalf. Nicole was careful and meticulous in the cleaning and always made sure I was comfortable as possible. Dr. Ahmedo is very warm and friendly, and he removed my wisdom tooth before I even realized he was done. He is a dental ninja, and his staff are extraordinary. Maybe I won't avoid the dentist when I'm up for another cleaning.
Mirella MinottiMirella Minotti
18:10 19 Dec 19
First of all, I used to dread going to the dentist...the sounds of the machines and and tools scraping against my teeth. However this office makes you feel welcome and comfortable from the time you check in. I've been going here for about 2 years now. The dental assistants and Dr. Ahmedo are always very nice, explain everything, and are constantly checking if you're in any pain or discomfort. I haven't had any major dental work, just basic cleanings, and fillings for cavities and so far so good. I currently do not have dental insurance, but I feel the prices have been pretty fair for the area and manageable for me.
Denna MojaddamDenna Mojaddam
20:26 27 Jun 19
Dr. Ahmedo and his staff are AMAZING! I was super nervous to go to the dentist because my past experiences at other offices haven’t been great. As soon as I walked in I was welcomed by the front desk and every single person I interacted with during my appointment was incredible. They were always making sure I was comfortable and were all so kind. I highly recommend them! They all seem so genuine and I appreciate each of them for showing me that dentist visits aren’t always scary!
Vinod MankarVinod Mankar
01:09 25 Apr 19
The dentist is incredibly knowledgeable, I went there just for the cleanup but because of the initial evaluation that doctor did I was able to identify that I have some cavities and my wisdom tooth is impacted. Within a period of a month doctor worked on everything which included my full mouth cleaning, 5 fillings and wisdom tooth surgery. Which is Awesome!!!! His assistant was gentle and understanding when I had an issue or was feeling uncomfortable, I would recommend to anyone that needs any dental work done. The ladies at the front desk are very friendly too.
Miguel RamirezMiguel Ramirez
22:17 21 Nov 18
Dr. Ahmedo is a fantastic dentist his focus is in doing the job the right way and making sure his patients are as comfortable as possible,the staff is wonderful and smart. The hygienist in this office is the coolest and most experienced hygienist I’ve ever had, definitely recommend this place!