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McElroy Smiles By Design Reviews in Encinitas, CA

Find Out Why Patients Love Our Encinitas Family Dentists!

At McElroy Smiles By Design, we make 5-star patient experience our top priority. With our state-of-the-art dental care and treatment options, our friendly and welcoming team members, our flexible payment options, and more, we do our best to make your time with our Encinitas family dentists as enjoyable and relaxing as possible.

Don’t just take our word for it, though! Hear what former and current patients of McElroy Smiles By Design have to say!

I have been going to Dr. McElroy for over ten years. He and his staff have always provided excellent service. I really trust his advice regarding my dental health. He stays current with current dental technology by getting up to date training. Even though I don’t look forward to going to the dentist, I know that I will be treated with compassion and given the treatment that best fits my personal needs.
best encinitas family dentist-Chris K.


Had my top wisdom teeth extracted here and I couldn’t be more satisfied with the procedure. The extraction itself was quick and painless. Very friendly and experienced staff. Thank you again for the work.
best encinitas family dentist-Osmar V.


Phil here– I just wanted to take a minute and thank “Doc” for making time for me. And, it’s quality time. Doc’s a great listener and then he’s able to guide you through expert choices with clear explanations to find your solution. He’s very good at what he does while you’re in the chair but also before and after. It’s a confident feeling knowing you’re in good hands. 🙂
best san diego ca dentist-Greg P.


Smiles By Design is the best Encinitas dental office that I have been too! I hate going to the dentist, but they make you feel welcomed from the moment you walk in the door until the moment you leave. They do their best to make your visit as comfortable and quick as possible. Everyone in the office is always in a very happy mood, especially Dr. McElroy, he’s always laughing and smiling, but at the same time is very professional.
best encinitas family dentist-Chase H.


Smile by Design has the most amazing staff a dental office can offer. Each and every visit is always a comfortable experience and they make sure to be clear on what they are working on. They take care of their patients. Dr. McElroy has such an amazing personality that radiates through the office. He always has a smile on his face and makes sure the patient is satisfied. By far the most amazing dental office there is.
best encinitas family dentist-Brynn B.


I recently went in for a teeth cleaning, and I was so pleasantly surprised at my experience. From the moment I walked into the office, the environment was a very clean and welcoming one. The waiting area was nicely set up and it was very cute and comfortable. The receptionist was very patient, kind, and friendly. That was a commonality with the rest of the staff, everyone was friendly and kind– you could tell that they truly enjoyed doing their job. As for the actual teeth cleaning itself, Dr. McElroy was excellent. He clearly was a trained professional that enjoys what he does. Not only was he professional, but he was very patient and kind as well. He took his time and actually was willing to take time to make sure I felt comfortable through out the whole procedure. The staff as a whole was very personable, and overall that is what led to my wonderful experience.
best encinitas family dentist-Savanna S.


Smiles by Design has made going to the dentist a fun time instead of a pesky task! Dr. McElroy and his amazing staff give unbelievable care to each of their customers, and have really saved me money with affordable plans!
best encinitas family dentist-Tom W.


Smiles By Design is the location where you want to go. Dr. McElroy is an outstanding dentist. I loved it so much that my entire family now goes to see him. I would recommend him to anyone! You will not be disappointed. Also, the entire staff is very welcoming and makes it a pleasure to go into the office. Great service, great care, and you will walk away with a great smile.
best encinitas family dentist-Jessica A.

I have never felt so at home here! Got ALOT done today and was super comforted. I got a blanket, pillow AND netflix! My father and i both go here. Amazing doctor. Amazing staff that just always remembers you.
best encinitas family dentist-Laura L.


It was truly one of the BEST dentist office experiences I have had in a very long time. Dr. Mac and the staff were incredibly friendly, professional and provided excellent customer service. Everything from start to finish was explained and made easy. My teeth are sensitive in certain areas and the dental hygienist was gentle and very thorough as she worked. If you are looking for quality dental care, Smiles by Design is the place to go!
best encinitas family dentist-Sara B.


Dr. McElroy is by far the BEST for dental work! He is extremely gentle and reasonable with requests on better personal mouth care. The staff is exceptionally polite and helpful, appointment scheduling has never been easier and more flexible. Highly Highly recommend Smiles by Design, you won’t be let down I can guarantee it!!
best encinitas family dentist-Kyle R.


Dr. Mac and smiles by design has been nothing but a wonderful experience over the course of 4 years. I walk in the door with no worries of having to sit there for hours. The staff is great, they always greet you with a welcoming smile and work hard to get you in as quick as possible. Dr. Mac is spectacular, he is extremely good at what he does and he is as professional as it gets, not to mention a great guy.
best encinitas family dentist-Casey F.


Smiles by Design has great dental care, an amazing staff, and is always advancing their technology. Dr. Greg McElroy is very passionate about his profession and making sure that every customer gets the best care possible. Thanks to him I love going to the dentist.
best encinitas family dentist-Hannah W.


Such a pleasant experience! Absolutely felt like all my dental needs were catered to and with immense professionalism. Like previously mentioned, there is no waiting for ages, great technology, and all the staff continuously make me feel welcome and at ease. Definitely recommend!
best encinitas family dentist-Monika S.


Today I had my first visit with Dr. McElroy and he was Fantastic and super nice, He explained everything thoroughly. The staff was really nice, as soon as you walk in the door and greets you with a smile and gets you checked in right away. The Hygienist that I had for my cleaning was really nice. At the end of my visit they went over my treatment plan with me and made sure I knew what I would be getting done the next few visits. I really enjoyed coming to this Encinitas dental office and will be returning!
best encinitas family dentist-Jacqueline W.


Can’t say enough good things about this office! Dr. McElroy has done 4 dental crowns on me, as well as an inlay. He has also done 4 crowns on my husband. His work is exceptional and I love his bedside manner. He actually truly cares about his patients and takes the time to discuss and explain the treatment needed! He is gentle and thorough, and very concerned about patient comfort.

The office is state of the art. Very clean and modern. The Dr. uses intra oral photographs to explain and show the treatment needed. I am a visual person, so that is very important to me. To understand WHY I need the treatment matters to me. The staff is pleasant and professional. They have handled all of the insurance billings with no problems, and I appreciate not having to deal with any of that.

The best thing about having crowns done is that the crowns are done in office! That is the best part! ONE appointment, and no yucky impressions. You go in with a broken tooth and leave with a whole one – no waiting for “the lab” to make your crown. Dr. McElroy custom designs it right there in his office. LOVE IT!
best encinitas family dentist-H. W.


Dr. McElroy and his staff and 5 star quality. Always giving the best treatment and care they never seem to disappoint! I’ve been receiving dental care from Smiles by Design for my whole life and they never fail to do a 5-star job.
best encinitas family dentist-Courtney E.


My experience with Dr. McElroy was amazing like always. His staff is always polite and amazing to me every time I go. I’ve been going there for the past four years and they have always treated me with respect and joy. I highly recommend people go there because he and his staff always have a solution to your problem.
best encinitas family dentist-Kaitlyn K.


Recently I visited Smiles By Design in order to fix my two front teeth that had been greatly damaged from childhood events. Both of my front teeth were split in half due to several accidents and I have always dreaded getting them redone. When they were originally repaired numerous years ago, the doctor restored them with composite bonding material but over the years they discolored. Therefore, I was in search of a doctor who could restore my two front teeth to the ideal pearly white color and tooth shape. I determined that Dr. McElroy fit my criteria and allowed him to proceed to restore my two front teeth. After over 5 years of hiding my smile because of my teeth discolored, I am more than happy to smile for anyone now. Dr. McElroy provided me with two luminous white porcelain veneers and a whitening session that has improved my smile greatly, while granting me back the confidence to smile at all times again. To say I am grateful for this procedure is an understatement and I am excited for my next appointment with Smiles by Design.
best encinitas family dentist-Brandon M.


If you are looking for excellent dental care in terms of a well-rounded, knowledgable staff as well as a friendly dental hygienist who really shows how much he loves his job through proper diagnosis and treatment, then Dr. Mac’s Smiles by Design is your place! Within seconds of walking in to his office in Encinitas, you can easily tell that the entirety of the staff including himself emphasize the importance of putting their patients first.

HIGHLY recommend this place for anyone seeking outstanding dental care!
best encinitas family dentist-Travis M.


I started going to Dr. McElroy once I got on my husbands insurance shortly after we got married last year. He is a great demist and all of the office staff are extremely welcoming and knowledgeable about their services. I would definitely recommend him to anyone looking for a dentist in north county. I drive from San Marcos to his office specifically. It is well worth it 🙂
best encinitas family dentist-Vanessa W.

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*The reviews on this page are from actual patients of Mcelroy Smiles By Design. Individual results may vary. Reviews are not claimed to represent results for everyone.

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"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.

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