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Meet Dr. Austin Haught in Encinitas, CA

Dentist in Encinitas, CA — Offering an All-In-One Dental Experience

Dr. Austin Haught was born and raised in Encinitas, CA. He obtained his undergraduate degree at UCLA, majoring in chemical engineering with an emphasis in biomedical engineering. He then went on to obtain his Doctor of Dental Medicine degree at Midwestern University College of Dental Medicine. Prior to returning to his hometown of Encinitas and joining Smiles by Design, Dr. Austin practiced for several years as an associate in a group practice in San Diego.

Dr. Austin believes in giving back and volunteers with Healing California, providing free dental care to homeless and at-risk veterans. He has also volunteered his time with Give Kids a Smile and a mission trip to Tonga, providing dental care to underserved patients, many of whom had never had access to a dentist. Dr. Austin has worked in research at the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine and volunteered at the Lancaster Cleft Palate Clinic in Pennsylvania. When not practicing dentistry, he enjoys fishing, scuba diving, sailing, and spending time with his wife and children. 

Dr. Austin is committed to continuing education with extensive training in implants, CEREC®, and all aspects of cosmetic and general dentistry. Dr. Austin is an Invisalign® provider. He has also completed extensive training in the Pinhole Surgical Technique® and Pinhole Gum Rejuvenation®, a minimally invasive treatment to correct gum recession with no scalpels, no sutures, and no palatal grafting. He is an active member of:

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

Dr. Haught, 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


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Your Top-Rated Dentist in Encinitas, CA

"This is a fantastic Dentist, McElroy and the associates in the office are amazing. Our daughters enjoy every time they are here. Very good practice, highly suggested!!"

- Cody H.

"I would definitely recommend Smiles By Design dental office to anyone who is looking for a personable, honest, thorough, and professional dentist. Dr. McElroy and his staff make you feel so comfortable, you forget you are at the dentist!! Highly recommend!"

- Kelly C.

"Had my first appointment at McElroy smiles by design, and the staff was so friendly and informative. It was an enjoyable experience and I plan on going back in the future."

- Isaac W.

"Thanks to everyone in the office! Great service and very punctual. Dr.McElroy is a wonderful dentist, he is very professional and friendly. He does what it takes to do the job perfectly— even if it requires extra time. I needed a lot of work when I first came to the office, but now when its all done, I love the outcome and my new smile! I am stoked!!"

- Wera S.

*The reviews listed are from actual patients of McElroy Smiles. Individual results may vary. Reviews are not claimed to represent results for everyone.

What To Expect On Your First Visit

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