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The Dentistry Collective
11610 Iberia Place
San Diego, California
Mon 10:00 am - 7:00 pm  
Tue 7:00 am - 7:00 pm  
Thu 8:00 am - 5:00 pm  
Fri 7:00 am - 4:00 pm  

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Dr. Samir Merchant attended The Ohio State University and earned degrees in Biological Sciences and Spanish. Dr. Merchant went on to The Ohio State College of Dentistry where he received his Doctorate of Dental Surgery. He volunteered with the O.H.I.O. (Oral Health Improvement Outreach) Coach Bus, where he would serve the dental needs of local children alongside Pediatric Dentistry Residents. This experience molded the philanthropic views of dentistry that Dr. Merchant holds today. He owned three successful dental practices in Columbus, Ohio and, also served as an Adjunct Faculty Professor at The Ohio State University College of Dentistry from 2014-2018. After many years serving the Columbus community, Dr. Merchant, his wife Dr. Shbeena Shah, and their Boston Terrier, Tucker, decided it was time to follow their dream of moving to beautiful San Diego. Dr. Merchant has an unmistakable desire to provide dental care of the highest quality to his patients, while making sure they feel educated, comfortable, and at ease.

Why should patients choose you as their provider instead of others in the area?

At The Dentistry Collective, we focus on catering to our guest's needs on a personal level. We take pride in catering to all of our patient's needs to ensure their reservation is tranquil, educational, and enjoyable.

What are the top 3 treatments that you focus on?

I focus on restorative (composite restorations, crowns), oral surgery (extractions), and endodontics (root canal treatment)

What are you proud of in your practice?

I am proud of the experience we provide for all of our guests. From the moment they arrive, we strive to give them a 5-star experience. I am proud to be a part of a team that can offer treatment from all facets of dentistry.

Which cases do you enjoy treating? Why?

I enjoy all cases large or small. The dental care we provide at The Dentistry Collective is our utmost priority, but what I enjoy most are the relationships I have been able to build with our guests.

Frequently asked questions

Where is Dr. Samir Merchant's office located?

Dr. Samir Merchant's office is in San Diego, CA.

What services does Dr. Samir Merchant offer?

Dr. Samir Merchant offers Bonding, Bridges / Dentures, Crown / Cap and more. Learn more about Dr. Samir Merchant's services on Opencare or book your appointment today.

Does Dr. Samir Merchant accept insurance?

Dr. Samir Merchant accepts MetLife, Ameritas, Dominion National and more. Enter your insurance details on Opencare to check coverage.

Most Helpful Reviews

  • Reviewed on January 18th, 2023  •  Verified patient
    Excellent bedside manner and very thorough explanations!
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  • Reviewed on January 10th, 2020  •  Verified patient
    Calm environment and relaxing view. Superb customer service. Never felt rushed and pressured for unnecessary procedures. My experience felt tailored to my needs.
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