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About Korel Family Dentistry

About Dr. Yosuf Korel

Dr. Yosuf Korel
Dr. Yosuf Korel

Yosuf Korel, DDS delivers the best dental services to patients around the El Cajon area and greater Southern California. He is a health practitioner who works closely with his patients to ensure that they are fully informed and choose the best treatment plan that suits their needs.

When he was 15 years old, Dr. Korel immigrated to Buffalo, New York from Baghdad, Iraq. In 1985 he graduated from the State University of New York with his bachelor’s degree in Biology.  He attended the State University of New York’s dental program where he received quality training and skills associated with both general and cosmetic dental services, culminating with his Doctor of Dental Surgery in 1993.

He created Korel Family Dentistry by bringing together a group of professional dentist that has transformed into a cohesive team.  Not only is this team committed to providing the best dental services, but they also offer various treatments designed to match every patient’s specific needs.

His primary objective is to promote protective oral health for his patients without pressuring them into unnecessary and excessive treatments options. He makes his patients feel welcomed and comfortable during each visit.  He offers sedation dentistry for those who feel fear and anxiety when visiting a dentist and while undergoing their procedures.

Dr. Korel offers a wide range of dental services such as inquiry consultations, cleanings, tooth extractions, crown and veneers installations, implants, and gum surgery.  Dr. Korel is open to accommodate the schedules of all of his patients who consult with him, including prospective patients who are looking to schedule an initial consultation.

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Dr. Korel is proud that his patients’ regularly refer his dental services to their friends and family.  Feel free to contact us with any questions or concerns — we would be delighted to answer them.  Further, our website provides several articles and blogs that we hope you will find helpful and may answer some of your questions.

When he is not treating his patients, Dr. Korel enjoys sports with his family, collecting watches, and playing soccer.

Professional Memberships

  • American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
  • American Academy of Facial Esthetics
  • International Committee of Oral Implantology
  • American Society of Osseointegration
  • Dental Organization for Conscious Sedation

Awards & Publications

Smile Foundation Certificate of Completion of Oral Sedation.


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  • Dental Pain Specialist
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We interact with our patients in Spanish, Arabic, Kurdish and English languages.

Our Mission

To drastically improve dental health and well-being of our patients by offering quality dental services in a professional and caring environment.

Our Core Values

ExcellenceKorel Family Dentistry pursues the highest level of dental care by continuously improving performance in every clinical and business activity requiring hard work and active focus on exceptional quality.

Servant Leadership – Leadership that delivers compassionate quality service that extends to all team members by providing a source for help, establishing relationships built on trust, and producing community role models.

Patient-Centered CareKorel Family Dentistry is focused on delivering the best quality services to our patients in a caring and welcoming environment.  We treat our patients with respect and act as though they were our own family members.

Responsibility – Our team members priority is their obligation to carry out the Korel Family Dentistry mission and core values.  This means that every team member is needed to commit to this mission and core values so that they are relentlessly focused towards giving the best to every patient, each day.

Integrity – Honesty, ethics, and integrity is ensured at all times with our team.  This enables us to do what is best for patients who consult with us.  Our patients are afforded the opportunity to express their concerns and discuss their questions.

Teamwork – Our team achieves amazing outcomes by working together rather than attempting to proceed as individuals.  In order to ensure success, it is necessary for our team members to work together and treat each other with respect, requiring frequent, diverse, open, and constructive communication.

Time –Nobody enjoys waiting, so we make a concerted effort to meet our patients at their scheduled appointments. Our regular operating hours are:

  • Monday – Friday: 8:30 am to 5:00 pm;
  • Saturday: 9:30 am to 12:00 pm; and
  • Sunday: Closed.

We also offer executive surgery hours for busy professionals that allows them to schedule their procedures accordingly. We promise to always see our patients with dental emergencies on the same working day on the first come, first serve basis.

Giving Reasons to Smile

We offer you what you need — the dental procedure you require.

Free X-Rays with New Patient Exam

We offer free X-Rays with a complete initial dental exam for new patients in order to set them on the treatment path to excellent oral hygiene.  We believe this will show new patients what amazing dental care is like.  We strive to put smiles back on our patient’s faces and restore their confidence in dentists.

Our Laboratory

We have a complete, state-of-the-art facility used to perform our dental procedures.  In addition, we offer local anesthesia to make our patients feel painless as their treatments are orchestrated.  We are proud to maintain a healthy and caring environment.  Moreover, we always use the highest-grade dental instruments to improve accuracy during treatment and surgical operations.  Our patients have always expressed satisfaction with our facilities.

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Our Guarantee

We offer a one-year warranty on all treatments in the unlikely event as long as the patient performs all prescribed oral hygiene and attends follow up maintenance consultations.  Please note this warranty does not cover damage arising out of dental disorders or diseases.

The following is a complete list of services Korel Family Dentistry delivers, ranging from state-of-the-art general and preventive dentistry to cosmetic dentistry:

  • Porcelain veneers and tooth-colored inlays (used for natural dental restorations);
  • Ceric porcelain restorations, Onlays, inlays, and crowns;
  • Digital X-Rays (reduced radiation exposure with immediate processing/enlargements);
  • Intra-oral cameras to diagnose problems early and educate patients;
  • “Zoom2!” and home teeth whitening to keep teeth bright white;
  • Comprehensive, wide-range smile design;
  • Complex restorative dentistry;
  • Dental implants;
  • Endodontics;
  • Orthodontics – Lingual braces, clear braces, Invisalign, Clear Step;
  • General Preventative dentistry and dental hygiene;
  • Periodontal treatments; and
  • Facial rejuvenation treatments.

Trust in a positive experience.  We believe in the importance of trust between a dentist and patient.  We know that some patients face difficulties and hurdles in order to achieve a healthy oral routine; but with our help and our desire to have our patients feel comfortable, we provide the personalized care that builds your trust and leaves you feeling confident you have received the best dental care.

We look forward to serving you. Contact us today!


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