AboutCoronado Dentistry & Pediatrics

Coronado Dentistry & Pediatrics is a Coronado based family dentist practice that treats patients of all ages. We are committed to delivering the highest quality dental care and do so using advanced dental equipment. We are a cosmetic dentist that offers services like checkups, teeth cleaning, veneers and more.

We also perform emergency dentist services that include bonding, root canals, crowns, 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. Phillips and our team invite you to schedule an appointment by calling 619-354-5136 and experience why our patients think Coronado Dentistry & Pediatrics is the best dentist in Coronado.

Dr. Alexander John Phillips

Dr. Alexander John Phillips

Dr. Alexander John Phillips is a 3rd generation dentist who followed in the footsteps of his grandfather, mother, and father (whom are all dentists), and now serves the vibrant community of Coronado, CA.

Growing up, he was always very active, participating in club swimming, water polo, and volleyball. San Diego always held a special place in his heart, as his family visited multiple times every year due to his father’s service in the US Navy. One of his fondest memories was competing annually in the La Jolla Cove ocean race.

Dr. Phillips has a deep appreciation for giving back to those less fortunate, having volunteered in Mexico, Guatemala, and downtown Los Angeles’s Union Rescue Mission where they provided dental services for the homeless. He also continues to better himself as a clinician and has over 600 hours of continuing education. He is currently pursuing a Fellowship in the Academy of General Dentistry, and hopes to one day be a Fellow of the American Academy of Implant Dentistry as well.

When not in the office, Dr. Phillips can be found swimming in Glorietta Bay, surfing by the Coronado Shores, and spending time with his family (first daughter born March 2024!).


Registered Dental Hygienist, BA, BS

Theresa Vernetti has been a hygienist in this practice, formerly belonging to her grandfather, for over 24 years. She holds bachelor's degrees from both University of California, Santa Barbara and University of Southern California School of Dentistry. Theresa also completed a study abroad program at the University of Granada, Spain and has visited over 54 countries in her lifetime of travel and adventure.

Besides foreign travel, Theresa also enjoys hiking, camping, yoga, cooking, photography, woodworking, home repair and playing clarinet in the community band.

Theresa is committed to providing her patients with high quality dental care in the office as well as the knowledge to perform effective preventive care at home.