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Meet The Founder, Dr. Gregory McElroy, Our 5-Star-Rated Dentist in Encinitas, CA

McElroy Smiles By Design Offers Next-Level Expertise

Dr. Gregory McElroy – An Authority in the Top 1%

Dr. Gregory McElroy of McElroy Smiles By Design is a leading restorative and cosmetic dentist in Encinitas, CA. He has been changing lives for over 25 years. Dr. McElroy’s unparalleled position as a national dental authority is the results of numerous factors, including…

  • Placed among the top 1% of dentists with an authority in IV Oral Conscious Sedation
  • One of the first to become certified in IV Oral Conscious Sedation
  • Has trained over 200 dentists throughout his career
  • Has managed over 25 dental offices in California and Arizona
  • Has owned and operated three dental practices in San Diego County


Trust Your Dental Care to an Industry Leader

Dr. McElroy graduated from California State University Fullerton with a degree in Biology, and he earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree at Georgetown University in Washington, DC. His dedication to continuing education has also kept him up to date with the latest advances in dental medicine. For example, Dr. McElroy has…

  • Awarded the status of Diplomat from the International Dental Implant Association. (Their highest level of achievement awarded.)
  • Awarded a Mastership from the International Dental Implant Association
  • Awarded a Fellowship from International Dental Implant Association
  • Completed studies at the prestigious Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies
  • Studied nationwide with top clinicians, including Dr. Bill Dorfman of ABC’s Extreme Makeover
  • Earned his certification as a member and graduate of the Dental Organization for Conscious Sedation
  • Author of “World Class Smiles: The Consumer’s Guide to Dental Implants and Cosmetic Dentistry


Dr. McElroy Believes in Giving Back

Dr. McElroy is committed to improving lives all over the world and plays an active, hands-on role in charity work.

He has made two trips to the Dominican Republic, where he spent over 80 hours performing advanced oral surgery, bone grafting, and dental implant placement to the tune of over $2,000,000 in free care.

He participates annually in Dentistry from The Heart, which provides free dental services to anyone in need in the local community. Dr. McElroy also donates regularly to the Wounded Warrior Project and sponsors local sports teams.

Dr. McElroy has been practicing in Encinitas for 17 years and his son Tyler will be out of dental school within the next year.

When away from the office, Dr. McElroy enjoys riding motorcycles, attending his four children’s sporting events, and spending time with his wife and family.


Dr. McElroy, Our 5-Star-Rated Dentist In Encinitas, CA, Offers Advanced Dental Care, Including Dental Implants, Dentures, Sedation Dentistry, Veneers, Teeth Whitening, Invisalign & ClearCorrect Braces Serving Encinitas, Carlsbad, San Marcos, Vista, Oceanside, Solana Beach, Del Mar, Rancho Santa Fe, Escondido & San Diego, CA