Balboa Island Dentistry
Stephen Alfano, DDS:
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Balboa Island Dentistry
Stephen G. Alfano, DDS (Prosthodontist)
Newport Beach, CA













A list of major dental treatments which I offer my patients:

Dental cleaning

White fillings


Inlays & onlays


Holistic dentistry

Dental implants

Porcelain veneers

Teeth whitening

Dentures & partials

Root canal treatment

Tooth extraction

Sedation dentistry

TMJ treatment

Sleep apnea therapy


Offers Even28 at-home™? No

Offers Even28 at-dentist™? No

Offers Invisalign®? No


Monday: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Tuesday: 8:00 am to 4:00 pm

Wednesday: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Thursday: 8:00 am to 4:00 pm

Friday: Closed

Saturday: Closed

Sunday: Closed





Check out what some of our happy patients are saying about us:

Teenie L. from Irvine, CA (Source: Yelp)


(…) Words just cannot express how grateful I am for Dr. Alfano and all of his lovely staff. He just gave me a beautiful new bridge and veneer that gave me confidence in my smile that I’ve literally never had before. Dr. Alfano went above and beyond for me during the process of making my new bridge. It is so beautiful and natural-looking, I couldn’t have imagined anything better. The lab he uses is amazing, and even the owner (?) of the lab went above and beyond by coming to the office to really understand what I was looking for. The ladies in the office are so wonderful as well. They’re kind and compassionate and that really makes a difference in the overall dental visit experience. Worth the drive — go see Dr. Alfano!

Terry Mantanona (Source: Google)


Dr. Alfano and his staff are not only a great working team, they will also have you feeling like family. Comfortable procedures without feeling rushed and completed by people who generally care about you as a person. Thorough explanation of treatments, costs along with the best payment options.

Rick Engles Jr. (Source: Facebook)


One word. Family. Everyone makes you feel very comfortable and very flexible with scheduling. I drive from Long Beach because I know Dr. Alfano will take care of my teeth. I have been coming here for years. I thank Kathy at the front desk who is not only a receptionist but a friend. Thank you to you all.

Pam Johnson (Source: Google)


I have been a patient of Dr. Alfano’s since his first day on the island. He’s done a fantastic job of caring for my families teeth, and I love the kind and helpful staff! Definitely recommend them all!

George Birdsong (Source: Google)


The dental cleaning work of Katie done recently at Balboa Island Dentistry was thorough, efficient and professional. I almost fell asleep. This has not been my experience in all cases. Highly recommend her work. (…) Another excellent experience with Katie, Cathy and Dr. Alfano. Highly recommend.

Gary Kuhlman (Source: Google)


I’ve been going to Balboa Island Dentistry for almost 15 years now. I have moved several times and have tried different dentists, but I kept coming back here. Dr Alfano (…) does OUTSTANDING work. I’ve learned my lesson and wouldn’t dream of going to any other office, even if it does mean me driving an hour each way these days.
The staff are like family to me at this point and I mean that with all my heart. Everyone is kind, caring, and all-around great people. Your teeth are not something you should take chances on, and as someone that has had major problems with his teeth since my teens, I can tell you it does not get any better than Balboa Island Dentistry.
If you folks are reading this, thank you for everything throughout the years, and you’ve got a loyal patient for life in me.

Jennifer Rodriguez Brito (Source: Google)


Dr. Alfano’s practice makes visiting the dentist a cozy experience. He is knowledgeable, skilled, very professional, and importantly, keeps it real at all times. The staff is OUTSTANDING. The entire office treats you as if you are part of their family; Connie, Cathy, Shelly, and the hygienists make every single visit an enjoyable experience. I love that they are ALWAYS extremely attentive and welcoming, making sure to answer all my questions and leave the office satisfied. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!

Carole C. from Newport Beach, CA (Source: Yelp)


This dentist is as good as it gets.  EVER.  I have had crowns, I have had fillings, I have had a wisdom tooth removed.  BEST EVER.  He delivers without pain.  I don’t feel his prices are any higher, perhaps lower than most.  He is fabulous.

Blair Farley (Source: Google)


Dr. Alfano and the whole team are awesome! The office is friendly and family-oriented and even in this casual atmosphere the quality of care and technology are top-notch!

Ellen Ash (Source: Facebook)


Hands down, Dr Alfano and his staff have cured my life-long fear of dentists. I know my “case” was difficult. In spite of that, they exceeded my expectations. Really nice people doing exceptional work. Looking forward to returning on a regular basis for all of my dental needs. No more fear!

V. T. (Source: Google)


Dr. Alfano and his wonderful staff are very caring. They all do their best to keep your mouth in excellent shape, while making you feel at home. I’ve been going there for years and consider them my second family.

Irene Dodd (Source: Google)


Balboa Dentistry is like going to visit friends. More importantly than that though is I know the work will always be top-notch and painless. I drive all the way from Dana Point in heavy beach traffic just to get my teeth cleaned there. They’re worth it. Simply the best!

George Rockefeller (Source: Google)


I’m new to NB and Balboa Island Dentistry was recommended to me. I was told there are more dentist per square foot in OC than anywhere else in the country-so don’t take chances. I’ll save you some time and money..I found the BEST! BI Dentistry…Cute cottage practice feel with very up to date modern equipment and decor. My Registered Hygienist was Karen. What can I say..tremendous!!!!very patient, friendly and the ultimate professional- tremendous skill and experience-not to mention right on time. Best cleaning (very thorough, not even a pinch of pain) with complete post care direction. I have found dental nirvana!! Best visit/cleaning I’ve received in 25 years hands down! I highly recommend this 5 star practice.

Julia Hodgkins Brüning (Source: Google)


I have been going to Balboa Island Dentistry since 1986 (…). The dental work has been phenomenal! When (the previous owner) retired and Dr Alfano took over, the service did not slip at all. Dr. Alfano is a wonderful dentist and a very caring person as well. If you are looking for consistency and friendliness in staff, Balboa Island Dentistry is the place to go!

Tiffany Moszer (Source: Google)


(…) My visit started out with a teeth cleaning and the hygienist was so gentle, thorough and informative. I had to have a tooth pulled and I was so nervous, but Connie the dental assistant, made me feel so comfortable and relaxed like I was right at home! Dr. Alfano was so funny and kept me entertained with his wits and singing to the music that was playing! He was gentle, professional and explained everything so well. What a great team Connie and Dr. Alfano are! They made everything go so smoothly. And I was in and out of the office in a timely manner. I am so glad I found this office! My family and I will go here from now on. What a pleasant experience.

Paige C. (Source: Google)


Wonderful experience! Fantastic practice! Dr.A was very thorough and thoughtful. Cathy was a warm friendly face at the front! Hygienist Karen provided the best and most gentle cleaning I’ve ever had! Wish I could give it 6 stars!

Bruce B. from Costa Mesa, CA (Source: Yelp)


I just completed having a crown replaced due to decay under the crown.  Dr. Alfano did a great job on the first appointment and the temporary and then the crown fit perfectly!  I am impressed with the professional excellence he brings to a wonderful office (…)!  I am a very satisfied patient!  Thanks!

Libby D. (Source: Google)


I can’t say enough about Balboa Dentisry. Dr. Alfano is an amazing dentist. So knowledgeable and talented. The staff is kind and accommodating and they always make me feel like part of their family, no matter how long it’s been since I’ve seen them. Dr. Alfano gave me the smile that I’ve always wanted and he doesn’t settle for less than perfection. He’s gentle and kind and has a reassuring manner about him that always makes me feel relaxed and confident that I’m in the best of hands. Which is saying a lot because I had a traumatic dental experience in my childhood which left me feeling intimidated and full of anxiety whenever I had to visit a dentist. So needless to say Dr. Alfano has had his work cut out for him with me since my trips to the dentist were few and far between. I was beyond thankful when I discovered Balboa Dentistry as all of those feelings of intimidation and anxiety just melted away as soon as I walked into the office. Every experience I’ve had with Dr. Alfano and the staff at Balboa Dentistry has been phenomenal and I’ll never go anyplace else. I also don’t have to worry about the costs as I know upfront what I’m paying for and I have always felt that their pricing was more than fair. But the most important thing to me, above all else, is the work is top notch. Dr. Alfano is like no other dentist I’ve ever known. He is more than a dentist, he’s an artist and I was thrilled with my much bette than I could have ever imagined. He’s just so good! Also I want to mention Kathy and Shelly… I always want to give them a hug on my way out the door. Just exceptional people, that are not only kind, but always go above and beyond to accommodate me. There must be at least 100 dentists between where I live in Dana Point and Balboa Dentistry, but if I had to drive to Santa Barbara to see these people and have Dr. Alfano work his magic I would gladly make that drive. I’m not exaggerating, they’re all THAT wonderful! I highly recommend. Go see them and you’ll see for yourself that I’m not exaggerating. Tell them Irene said, hi!

K. F. (Source: Google)


Dr. Alfano spent a good amount of time addressing my issues and concerns in a very professional, sensitive manner. I was very impressed with his knowledge and expertise. Very professional, caring staff as well.

Scott L. from San Clemente, CA (Source: Yelp)


Wow… I love this place. Dr A and his staff are so nice. From the ladies at the desk to all the back staff what can I say. Shellie and Connie are just angles, and Dr. A is a pro who’s not just out to make a buck…
Thanks so much, I’ll be back.

Connie Kelly (Source: Google)


All members of the Dentist office are knowledgeable, experienced and friendly. They respect your time and take you as close to the time of your appointment as possible. I always walk away with a fair dental assessment and a better understanding of any issues that might be surfacing. Always an efficient, pleasant experience — for a dentist’s office this is high praise!

Marijane Telfer (Source: Google)


Dr. Alfano and his entire staff are the very best. Top-notch dentistry with a personal touch. I know I am receiving comprehensive proactive treatment for my dental health.

William Velmer (Source: Google)


Great dentist efficient advanced technology smart pleasant high quality work and free soda before you leave. What else could you ask for

Kelsi Doran (Source: Google)


The staff is super friendly and helpful, and Dr. Alfono makes a trip to the dentist a piece of cake. Despite being a bit overdue for a visit due to some moves, everyone made me feel really welcome which totally took the anxiety out of going to the dentist. I’m happy I found them!


Dr. Stephen Alfano leads the team and ensures each patient receives the care they need and deserve. He's been practicing as a dentist for 24 years after earning his degree from the University of Texas Dental School. He possesses a board certification from the American Board of Prosthodontics. He has a long list of active memberships in reputable dental associations such as the American College of Prosthodontists, the American Dental Association, and the California Dental Association. Dr. Alfano treats a wide range of dental issues, including sleep apnea and temporomandibular joint syndrome (TMJ). He prescribes and customizes oral appliances as well as educates and improves patient's smiles using whitening procedures and veneers. Because he realizes the stress some feel when going to the dentist, he offers conscious sedation to relax the patient and possesses the necessary certification to administer this comfort measure.