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Best Dentists in San Diego

Best Dentists in San Diego
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Below is a list of the top and leading Dentists in San Diego. To help you find the best dentist located near you in San Diego, our team at Kev’s Best put together our own list based on this rating points list.

The top rated Dentists in San Diego are:

  • Tim Garofolo – San Diego Dentistry Studio
  • Paige Woods – Brighton Dental San Diego
  • Joseph M. Snider – Pacific Beach Dentistry
  • Christine Al-Khouri – Downtown SD Modern Dentistry
  • Scalla Aziz – Mission Valley Dentists

San Diego Dentistry Studio

Tim Garofolo
Tim Garofolo – San Diego Dentistry Studio

Dr. Timothy R. Garofolo was born and raised in Omaha, Nebraska. He attended Nebraska Wesleyan University, double majoring in Biology and Psychology. Dr. Garofolo went on to the University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Dentistry where he received his D.D.S. degree. Afterward, he moved to the west coast, joining a General Practice Residency at the San Francisco Veterans Affairs Medical Center. Dr. Garofolo received his Fellowship with the International Dental Implant Association in 2015 and has become certified in both CEREC and Galileo technologies. He sat on MetLife’s National Dental Advisory Council from 2008-2014, where he was a diplomat for general dentistry.Dr. Garofolo has developed his own comprehensive care philosophy that combines both medical and dental practices. Driven by his commitment to dentistry and patient care, as well as his passion to stay ahead of the curve in both technology and operating skills, Dr. Garofolo practices cutting-edge dental care.

Dr. Garofolo’s approach to dentistry is unmatched by those in his field. For this, his peers of professionals and patients voted him among America’s Top Dentists in 2014. Having had a dental phobia himself, he understands many of the fears that his patients go through during each visit. Because of this, he has sought to create a calming and relaxing environment for his patients. The peaceful atmosphere he has created has made him one of the best San Diego dentists available today.


Cosmetic Dentistry, General & Family Dentistry, Children’s Dentistry, Oral Cancer Screening, Root Canal Therapy, Tooth Extractions & Bone Preservation


Address: 11610 Iberia Pl #202, San Diego, CA 92128
Phone: (858) 451-2555
Website: www.sandiegodentistrystudio.com


Dr Garofolo and his staff are great. I’ve had a difficult crown but they have been working tirelessly to get it perfect. So patient and very responsive.” – Andrea Cooper-Martin

Great service and the staff are amazing. They truly make you feel welcome! I wouldn’t choose any other dentist office.” – Guadalupe amalguer

Brighton Dental San Diego

Paige Woods
Paige Woods – Brighton Dental San Diego

Dr. Paige Woods, DDS Graduated with the American Chemical Society Certification from Richard Stockton College, and the Deans Circle from Loma Linda University, School of Dentistry.

She is a member of the ADA, CDA, and performs pro-bono restorative dentistry to underprivileged children and families (including Compassion Clinic, Clinic With A Heart, Mead Valley Community Service, Assistance League of Redlands, Philippines & Ensenada Mission Trips), and has been published for her work on Bonding & Micro-Abrasion. Dr Woods currently owns and manages one of San Diegos premiere holistic dental practices, Brighton Dental San Diego.


Emergency Dentistry, Dental Spa Services, Diagnostics & Prevention, Cosmetic Dentistry, Periodontal Disease, Restorations, Orthodontics, Dental Anxiety & Fear, Periodontics, Dental Surgery, Lyme Disease & Non-Toxic Dentistry, VA Dentistry


Address: 10450 Friars Rd, San Diego, CA 92120
Phone: (619) 640-5100
Website: www.brightondentalsd.com


Dr Woods is the most competent and humane dentist I have ever had the pleasure to visit. Her office and staff are kind, professional and thorough. I cannot recommend Brighton Dental enough. Their holistic approach to dental care feels far ahead of the rest of the field and their gentle treatment sets a very high standard. Do your teeth and sense of general well-being a treat.” – Zachary Bushnell

Absolutely amazing dental office! The office is beautiful, the staff is beyond kind and helpful, and the doctor couldn’t have been nicer. I’m looking forward to my next visit.” – Casey Gover

Pacific Beach Dentistry

Joseph M. Snider
Joseph M. Snider – Pacific Beach Dentistry
Dr. Joe was born in Glendale, CA and raised in Palos Verdes Estates, CA. He graduated from the last class of Palos Verdes High School before entering Cal Poly San Luis Obispo for his undergraduate education. Dr. Snider earned his B.S. in Industrial Technology in 1996 and then entered the University of California San Francisco, School of Dentistry where he completed his doctoral degree in 2001.


Porcelain Veneers, Zoom! Teeth Whitening, Invisalign, Tooth-colored Composite Fillings, Porcelain Crowns, Implant Crowns, Digital Radiography, Nightguards, Sports Mouthguards, Periodontal Therapy, Bridges, Extractions, Root Canal Therapy, Dentures, Sealants, Pediatric Dental Care, Emergency Care


Address: 926 Hornblend St, San Diego, CA 92109
Phone: (858) 273-7900
Website: www.pbdentistry.com


I am very pleased with the work & services of Pacific Beach Dentistry. They were first recommended to me by another doctor in the dentistry profession because they had patients who had spoken highly of them. The recommendation turned out to be a very good one. First of all, and most importantly, their work is first class. Also, the staff is professional and friendly. I feel qualified to critique them because I’ve had a lot of dental work over the years including fillings, extractions, root canal, implants, etc. They are very capable and will do their best to make sure you are happy with their work and have a positive experience. You can be confident your getting the best.” – Carole Cruz

I have been coming to Pacific Beach Dentistry for about 13 years now. They have been great for all my routine checks, luckily I haven’t had anything major come up for a more serious procedure, but they are realistic and don’t push anything not necessary. Everyone in the office is very nice and gentle on the mouth!” – Deanna Riggio

Downtown SD Modern Dentistry

Christine Al-Khouri
Christine Al-Khouri – Downtown SD Modern Dentistry

Dr. Al-Khouri has been practicing dentistry since 2014. Her hobbies include playing billiards, yoga, and going to the gym and the beach. She also loves spending time with family and friends, and traveling any chance she gets.

Dr. Al-Khouris favorite TV show is The Big Bang Theory, her favorite movies are Scarface and Ace Ventura: Pet Detective, and her favorite vacation destination is anywhere in Europe.
Professional Association: American Dental Association, Oklahoma Dental Association


Crowns, Dental Hygiene, Root Canal/Endodontics, Fillings, Gum Disease/Periodontics, Wisdom Teeth/Oral Surgery, Teeth Whitening, Veneers, Implants, Emergency


Address: 435 Fourth Ave, San Diego, CA 92101
Phone: (619) 850-2550
Website: www.downtownsdmoderndentistry.com


Dr. Al-Khouri, Kate, and everyone else at Downtown SD Modern Dentistry are absolutely amazing! They were so patient with me and answered any questions I had. I really appreciate the fact that they checked to see if my insurance covered anything that they offered. I couldn’t of asked for a better experience for a dentist! I will definitely be back!” – Jessica Steffes

It took me a little while to find a dentist in San Diego, When I did, last July, I couldn’t be happier. Dr. Al-Khouri is amazing. I saw two other dentists who tried to upsell/deceive. She is very open and honest and conservative in her approach–she won’t recommend anything you don’t need while also doing an amazing job in preventing future issues. The whole staff is very kind as well.” – Joseph Dalton

Mission Valley Dentists

Scalla Aziz
Scalla Aziz – Mission Valley Dentists

Dr. Scalla Aziz will ensure you the finest comfort and care. She considers herself to be a caring and devoted dental hygienist who provides excellent patient care. Her qualifications, experience, and love will meet and exceed your expectations. Together she will help you achieve optimal oral health.

Professional Association: American Dental Hygienists Association, California Dental Hygienists Association, San Diego County Dental Hygienists Society


Clear Aligners, Crowns, Dental Hygiene, Root Canal/Endodontics, Fillings, Gum Disease/Periodontics, Wisdom Teeth/Oral Surgery, Teeth Whitening, Veneers, Emergency


Address: 3900 Fifth Ave #270, San Diego, CA 92103
Phone: (619) 810-1864
Website: www.missionvalleydentists.com


Absolutely love coming here. Everyone is incredibly friendly—definitely Makes coming to the dentist easier. Plus, they do great work. I even paid out of pocket to come here between insurance changes because they are THAT GOOD. Recommend to everyone.” – Becca Thorson

I became a Bella Via Dental patient years ago. When Dr. Brian left Carlsbad to.open up his Hillcrest location, I followed him. He and his team are exceptional! Beautiful people giving great service. I highly recommend. I still live in North County and happily make the drive for my dental appointments. Thank you Dr. Brian and staff! YOU ROCK!!!” – Charese Wolfe