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General dentistry is specific and highly technological at McElroy Smiles by Design. Dr. Greg McElroy and his associate dentist, Dr. Constantine Reppas, prevent, diagnose and treat simple to complex oral health problems and rebuild aesthetically-compromised smiles, too. Your Encinitas, CA dentist has your best interests and comfort in mind each time you walk through the door.

Prevent and treat oral health problems

At-home brushing twice a day and flossing in between teeth removes plaque and bacteria that cause decay and gum disease. Preventive dentistry with your Encinitas, CA dentists expand on this discipline with thorough oral exams and hygienic cleanings semi-annually. Small problems are caught early and treated with the best of materials and technology. Plus, the dentists formulate comprehensive treatment plans to keep healthy smiles bright and functional from childhood through senior years.

At McElroy Smiles by Design, patients enjoy low radiation x-rays, gentle Cavitron plaque and tartar removal and dental laser treatment of gum disease. Additionally, Drs. McElroy and Reppas restore teeth with composite resin fillings that are metal free and tooth-colored. CEREC same-day crowns rebuild failing tooth structure in just about an hour right in the office. TMJ, bruxism (tooth grinding) and sports mouth guards alleviate and protect from misalignments, wear and injury.

Precise diagnostics and patient comfort measures

Cone beam technology aids the dentists in visualizing soft tissues, teeth and bone for the best restorations possible, including the gold standard in tooth replacement, the dental implant. Intraoral cameras visualize hidden areas of the mouth to detect decay and gum problems. Digital impressions eliminate gooey trays and stimulation of the gag reflex when modeling the patient’s mouth for dentures, bridgework or a crown.

Perhaps best of all, McElroy Smiles by Design take patient comfort seriously. Dental phobia occurs in individuals of all ages, but the Encinitas dental team ensures relaxed and pain-free procedures with:

  • Local anesthesia, or numbing injections
  • Nitrous oxide, or laughing gas
  • Oral conscious sedation

The dentist explains sedation options before complex procedures. Administered via nasal mask, nitrous oxide gas helps patients feel so at ease they are many times giddy. Oral sedation–Halcion, Valium, Versed or other pills–allow patients to nap during their treatments. The doctors monitor vital signs and level of consciousness and comfort with all sedation.

Create a winning smile

General dentistry includes modern cosmetic services. Dr. McElroy may even show the patient what his refurbished teeth will look like after treatments that include:

  • Professional teeth whitening
  • Clear Correct or Invisalign clear aligners for discreet orthodontic correction
  • Cosmetic resin bonding and porcelain veneers to cover defects such as stains, gaps and chips

General dentistry that is anything but general

McElroy Smiles by Design provides superior dental services that key in on individual needs and desires. If you would like to have the best care for your teeth, gums and overall well-being, contact the staff at the Encinitas office for a personal consultation.


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Encinitas Dentist for Teeth Cleanings, Pain-Free Dental Care, Gum Treatment, Dentures, Dental Implants, Invisalign, Teeth Whitening, Veneers, & More – 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