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Meet Our Founder – Dr. Greg McElroy 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


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

Dr. McElroy is excited to provide you a $99 new patient special!


Discuss Your Goals With Dr. McElroy


Thorough Exam & Professional Cleaning


Digital X-Rays


Discuss Your Potential Treatment Options


Bonus: Free copy of Dr. McEroy’s Book