We are pleased to announce that our office is open! • Our office will communicate with you beforehand to ask some screening questions. You’ll be asked those same questions again when you are in the office. * All patients will be required to wear face coverings to enter the office. • We have hand sanitizer that we will ask you to use when you enter the office. You will also find some in the reception area and other places in the office for you to use as needed. • Every patient will have their temperature taken upon entering the office. If above 100 degrees, we will ask you to reschedule your appointment for the safety of our staff and other patients. • We want you to call the office or text when you arrive for your dental appointment. We will then call you when your room is ready so you go straight back to the chair. For the time being, we will not have a “waiting room”. • Following your appointment, we will do a “virtual” checkout by calling you to take any payments and/or schedule any follow up appointments. • We will do our best to allow greater time between patients to reduce waiting times for you, as well as to reduce the number of patients in the reception area at any one time. • Appointments will be managed to allow for social distancing between patients. That means that you are offered fewer options for scheduling your appointment. If you already have a scheduled appointment we may need to reschedule to a future date to be able to follow the new guidelines. We appreciate your patience as we all work through this pandemic and resume back to business. Sincerely Dr. Belnap, Dr. Jergense and staff,

Dental Technology Delivers Comfort and Efficiency

The doctors at PQ Family Dental utilize advanced dental technology in Rancho Peñasquitos and Ramona, CA, to make the patient experience both comfortable and efficient.

With advancements such as CEREC® and diode laser therapy, many treatments that formerly took multiple visits can now be accomplished in one day. We also utilize digital X-rays, which require 80 to 90 percent less radiation than traditional radiographs.

At PQ Family Dental, our dental technology lowers costs, saves time, and promotes faster and smoother recovery.

Digital X-rays

Most patients have dental X-rays taken once a year. These detailed images allow the doctor to assess the health of your teeth, tooth roots, and jaw, as well as examine the structural integrity of any restorations you may have. If you are a new patient, X-rays create a helpful reference point should any dental problems occur in the future.


Digital X-rays have significantly changed the field of dentistry: they require no film development, and expose patients to much less radiation than traditional X-rays. Furthermore, the dentist can now immediately load captured images onto an in-office monitor, to show you results and discuss any problems. Digital X-ray technology also allows the dentist to zoom in on and expand each image. The X-rays become visual aids, as the dentist presents his recommendations and your treatment options.


CEREC®, or Chairside Economical Restorations of Esthetic Ceramic, allows our dental office to provide same-day restorations in a matter of minutes, with CAD/CAM technology (computer aided design and computer aided manufacturing).

image of CEREC machine

Using our CEREC® machine, we will capture 3-D images of your teeth rather than using traditional putty impressions. These digital images will be integral in the creation of your custom-made dental crown, dental bridge, or porcelain veneers. The design will be sent to our in-office milling machine, and your restoration will be fabricated from a block of porcelain in a shade that matches your enamel. Once the restoration is finished, the dentist will make sure that it fits comfortably before securing it in your mouth.

Our dental technology lowers costs, saves time, and promotes faster and smoother recovery.

With CEREC®, when you are in need of a restoration, you can expect to receive it in about an hour or an hour and a half. No temporary restorations, extra procedures, or follow-up appointments are required.

Diode Laser Therapy

At PQ Family Dental, our dentists use diode laser therapy for gum contouring and to treat periodontal disease. If you are experiencing inflamed gum tissue, gum recession, or have a “gummy” smile, the dentist may prescribe diode laser therapy, which is much less invasive than traditional periodontal surgery.

What was once a procedure performed with a scalpel and stitches can now be performed entirely with a laser. The device cauterizes tissue as it works, promoting faster healing and a smooth recovery.

Schedule Your Appointment

Contact our office today to schedule your dental exam and experience our advanced dental technology for yourself. With innovative new treatment methods, dentistry is more comfortable and convenient than ever before.