Dr. Douglas G. Hope is a southern California native. After growing up and attending high school in the Los Angeles and Orange County area, he attended the University of California at San Diego and earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Chemistry and Biochemistry. After working as a Chemist for a couple years in San Diego, Dr. Hope found his calling in Dentistry. He graduated from the University of California at San Francisco School of Dentistry in 1998, with the degree of Doctorate in Dental Surgery.
Having now lived throughout California, Dr. Hope knew San Diego was in his future and he attended another year of advanced dental studies with a General Practice Residency at the Veterans Hospital in La Jolla.
Dr. Hope was selected for one of only three positions that were open to graduating dentists applying throughout the entire United States. There, he learned advanced techniques on how to restore complex and extremely difficult restorative and prosthetic cases, work with and manage medically compromised patients, and was trained one on one with several dental specialists.
Dr. Hope’s philosophy is patient centered dental care. He believes every patient deserves the option of having the best and most advanced dental care possible. He feels every patient needs to be involved in their own dental care and that cannot happen without being fully educated in the process. By explaining and educating patients about their oral health Dr. Hope instantly creates a team of the patient and himself in deciding the best route of their dental care.
To deliver the best dental care possible a dentist has to be fully committed to continuing education. Dr. Hope has achieved the titles of FAGD- Fellow of the Academy of General Dentistry and FICOI- Fellow of the International Congress of Oral Implantology. These designations are awarded to dentists who dedicate themselves to continued training and education so they may deliver the best dental care available for the health, comfort and long-term wellness of their patients.
When he’s not in the office, Dr. Hope enjoys spending time with his family and engaging in hobbies such as woodworking, cooking or working out. You may also find the team at Dr. Hope, DDS, reaching out in the community and sharing good dental hygiene education in local schools.
"Dr. Hope has been my dentist for over 7 years. I wouldn't go anywhere else. I trusted him to do significant veneer work several years ago. My smile changed and I have been very happy with the results."
“Dr. Hope and his team are a great mix. They work well together and are very aware on making sure you have as little pain as possible. My family has been going for years and wouldn't go anywhere else.”
“I've been a patient at Dr. Hope's office for almost 15 years and have referred several of my friends. The hygienists have always been super friendly and gentle. In addition to typical dental work and my regular cleanings, I did Invisalign and was very happy with the whole process. ”
“Dr. Hope and his staff are the best. I have been a patient there since he took over the practice from Dr. Chatton. I'm not sure how long but I've been seeing Dr. Hope for at least 10 years or more. He is a great dentist who is very knowledgeable and has the most up to date equipment.”
“Dr. Hope & his staff are always so welcoming and professional. They make you feel like family and they make it a point to get to know you personally. The reason I decided to give Dr. Hope my business was because I found out that he gave back to our community.”
“Dr. Hope and his wonderful Staff are just the BEST!!! Dr. Hope and his awesome assistant, George, are very attentive, compassionate, accommodating, caring, funny, but first and foremost HONEST!!!”
“Dr. Hope and his team are wonderful! He is an amazing dentist! Everyone is so nice! I am always welcomed with big smiling faces! I will refer everyone I know to his office!”
“I have been going to Dr. Hope for quite some time now, and always feel so at ease. Dr. Hope is funny and just makes you feel relaxed while there! This is a very friendly office and as long as I'm living anywhere near San Diego I will be going to this dental practice, hopefully Dr. Hope won't be retiring any time soon (he's too young)!!!”
“We always feel like family when in Dr. Hopes office. Each staff member treats us with professionalism and with the best personalized care. They have helped my sensitivity problem to be non existent with the treatments they provide.”