A friend recommended Dr. Alberti when we first moved to San Diego in 2000 and have been going to him ever since. What we like most about him is that he does not try to get you to buy into unnecessary cosmetic work, like most dentists nowadays. We don't know what happened to his hygenist, but when my daughters went in for a check up last fall, he cleaned their teeth and it took only about 10 minutes each child. When I got into the parking lot, I noticed they were still yellow in the front. He also doesn't seem very informative when you ask questions, although we do feel he's very competent.