About



Rancho Dental Care is a San Diego based
family dentist practice that treats patients of all ages.


Our practice has built a solid reputation of delivering high-quality dental care in a clean, comfortable, professional -- and most of all -- friendly environment. While our practice is diversified, with patients ranging from children to seniors, we do provide special care for seniors. This may involve extensive tooth repair and replacement, along with cosmetic and functional restoration of the entire mouth. To ensure that patients receive the most current advances in dental treatment, we routinely attend dental educational and training seminars.

At our office, creating smiles is what we do best. Our highly skilled team is proud to have enhanced the smiles and lives of numerous people and constantly exceed our patients expectations. Dr. Maksim is at the forefront of providing superior quality dentistry by utilizing the latest methods, and technology.

We are committed to delivering the highest quality dental care and do so using state-of-the art dentist equipment. We are a cosmetic dentist that offers services like Invisalign®, Veneers, Dental Implants, Zoom Teeth Whitening and more. We also perform emergency dentist services that include root canals, crowns, sedation dentistry, and bridges. As a local dentist, we create lifelong relationships with our patients and their families and work to ensure that they receive treatments in a comfortable and relaxed environment. Dr. Maksim and our staff invite you to schedule an appointment by calling (858) 538-9182 and experience why our patients think Rancho Dental Care is the best dentist in San Diego.



Meet Our Doctors


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Dr. Michael Maksim, DDS

Michael Maksim, DDS, a southern California native practicing general dentistry in Vista, California since 1988. A graduate from the University of Southern California in 1987, with a special interest in implants, and cosmetics. His first implant case dates back to 1989, which is still in function today.

Dr. Maksim is board Certified in Oral Conscious Sedation, providing a safe, and comfortable atmosphere for his fearful patients. Recognizing that his patients are unique individuals who have placed a great deal of trust in him and his team. Skill and compassion go hand in hand when providing exceptional patient care.

Outside the office Dr. Maksim enjoys spending time being active with his family. His downtime includes reading, and gardening.

Member of:

  • California Dental Association
  • American Dental Association
  • American Academy of Implant Dentistry
  • San Diego Dental Society

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Lourdes Rapisura, DDS

Lourdes Rapisura, DDS, a native of the Philippines, has been practicing dentistry since graduating from the University of the East, Manila in 1983. In the 1990’s she and her family moved to California where she entered advanced dental training at UCLA and Loma Linda School of Dentistry.

Dr. Rapisura has been at our practice with Dr. Salvanera since 2004. Since Dr. Salvanera’s retirement from this practice, Dr. Rapisura continuous to be our primary dentist at Penasquitos Dental. Her special interest are in restorative dentistry with emphasis in crowns and bridges.

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Joseph C. Yang, DDS, MS

Dr. Yang has over 20 years practicing dentistry; Diplomat of the American Board of Periodontology; University of Illinois, School of Dentistry graduate; and a graduate of the Oklahoma University of Health Sciences Center (Periodontics.) Additionally, a former staff member and director of Bethesda Naval postgraduate dental school.

Member of the following Dental Associations:

  • International Congress of Implantology
  • Academy of Osseointegration