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Meet Dr. Tyler McElroy in Encinitas, CA

Dr. Tyler McElroy

Dr. Tyler McElroy feels very blessed and fortunate to call Encinitas his hometown. He attended La Costa Canyon High School where he was involved in sports such as football and baseball.  He was curious about dentistry at that time and had the opportunity to shadow his Dad, Dr. Greg McElroy here at Smiles By Design.  Tyler then attended The University of San Diego where he received a Degree in Biology with a Minor in Chemistry.  From there he relocated to Salt Lake City, Utah to continue his education and attended dental school at Roseman University’s College of Dental Medicine.

Dr. Tyler McElroy has always had the urge, passion, and enjoyment of helping others. During his high school years, he had the opportunity to donate his time after school volunteering at local elementary schools in the San Diego area to provide free tutoring and mentoring for children who otherwise may not have had the access to these resources.  While completing his Undergraduate studies Dr. McElroy then joined his University’s Pre-Dental Club and was selected to be their Head of Community Service where he was able to organize additional outreach events to the surrounding communities. While attending dental school in Utah, Dr. McElroy continued to serve as a volunteer at a local Boy’s and Girl’s Club after school where he continued to provide assistance to those in need.

Dr. McElroy’s initial drive to pursue a career in dentistry materialized when he was a teenager and was able to volunteer during one of Smiles By Design’s annual free dental charity events, Dentistry from the Heart. This early experience of providing free dental work to the Encinitas community and surrounding communities deeply impacted Dr. McElroy and helped him realize what an incredible gift it is to be able to deliver dentistry and help others. More recently, Dr. McElroy has traveled abroad to foreign countries such as the Dominican Republic and Mexico to provide dental work to those in need as well as partaking in free annual dental charity events in Utah and San Diego such as Give Kids a Smile, Back to School Brush Up and Smiles for Freedom.

Now back home here in Encinitas, Dr. McElroy looks forward to providing all individuals with genuine dental care while serving his community at the same time.


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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

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