Carlsbad Coastal Dental
Michael Thylin, DDS:
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Carlsbad Coastal Dental
Michael Thylin, DDS
Carlsbad, CA













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

Dental cleaning

White fillings


Inlays & onlays


Clear aligners

Pediatric dental care

Porcelain veneers

Teeth whitening

Dentures & partials

Root canal treatment

Tooth extraction

TMJ treatment

Dental implants


Offers Even28 at-home™? No

Offers Even28 at-dentist™? No

Offers Invisalign®? Yes


Monday: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Tuesday: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Wednesday: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Thursday: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Friday: 8:00 am to 2:00 pm (by appointment only)

Saturday: Closed

Sunday: Closed





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

Helene G. from Carlsbad, San Diego, CA (Source: Yelp)


I have always liked the service that I received at Dr. Thylin’s office, but this last weekend Dr. Thylin went above and beyond.  My father was in town visiting and developed excruciating pain in his tooth.  I called the emergency line and Dr. Thylin answered right away.  He meet us at his office ~45 minutes later and helped get my father out of pain.  He numbed up his tooth to get the pain to stop right away and that lasted until the antibiotic for the infection was able to kick in.  He didn’t rush us, and also took the time to call another specialist to set up a root canal for my dad first thing Monday morning.  My father was in so much pain and Dr. Thylin fixed him up quickly and didn’t charge very much at all considering he came in on a Saturday.  This is the type of service you just don’t find anymore.  My dad has now decided that he wants to see Dr.Thylin for his normal cleanings and check ups even though he doesn’t live in town.  I would highly recommend everyone to Dr. Thylin’s office!

Jessica Jones (Source: Google)


Everyone at Carlsbad Coastal Dental is friendly and professional! Sammy, the front desk manager, is always so kind and helpful. I highly recommend Dr. Thylin and his practice!

Catherine B. from Oceanside, CA (Source: Yelp)


Not only is Dr. Thylin the best dentist I have ever had but his staff is equally professional and always greet you with a smile. Dr. T goes above and beyond to make sure you are as comfortable as possible during your visit to the office. As we all know going to the dentist is not our favorite thing to do but don’t worry you can relax and take your mind off of it while you watch Friends or even bring your own DVD to watch. Dr. Thylin uses the best of the best when it comes to technology and is happy to answer questions you might have as he works. At the end of every visit you leave knowing exactly what is next for you. Having a full time job and not getting off until 4:30, I find it so helpful that Dr. Thylin is willing to work later than most dentists which makes it much easier to keep up with my oral health. I highly recommend Dr. Thylin at Carlsbad Coastal Dental if your looking to ditch the old dentist and find a new one that cares and is GREAT with kids. Thank you Dr. Thylin and team for making my least favorite thing to so much more enjoyable.

Curt J. from Vista, CA (Source: Yelp)


After trying several dentists in the area, without much luck.  After a while, I found Dr. Thylin’s office and have been going there for 10 years.  Through, the routine cleaning and less routine things, he and his staff have always been great to me.  I appreciate having a great dentist to go to.

Cassandra P. from Escondido, CA (Source: Yelp)


Working in the dental field myself, I truly have to say everyone at Carlsbad Coastal dental exceeds professional standards beyond compare. If you want a conservative and honest dentist, Dr. Thylin is your guy. Rachel, the hygienist is easy to talk to and her attention to detail while cleaning is impeccable. Trina up front is approachable and knows her numbers and insurances inside and out. Not once did I feel like anyone was trying to upsell me to do unnecessary work. This office has a good balance of keeping up with the standard of care and meeting personal values. So glad to call this place my new dental home!

Thomas F. from Carlsbad, CA (Source: Yelp)


I was in Dr. Thylin’s office for a crown after I fractured my tooth. I’ve been to many dinners, and this was hands-down the best experience I’ve ever had at a dentist office. Dr. Thymine prepped the tooth and then created the crown on the computer. No waiting for the lab, as he milled the crown onsite. I walked away from the procedure able to eat a steak dinner! Extremely friendly staff and overall outstanding customer experience.

Neeta S. from Carlsbad, CA (Source: Yelp)


This dental office is a great! It’s a nice office space in N. Carlsbad which I personally like. Second, the receptionist Aeysha (I hope I spelled it right), is so kind. She always welcomes the patients with a smile, and instantly makes a person feel comfortable through conversation. I love that because there are so many receptionists that have a dry personality, so it refreshing to see someone who is more engaging. Dr. Thylin is so sweet and my kids finally love to go to the dentist. For the longest time my kids hated going to the dentist because of how the conversations with the dentist usually went. Dr. Thylin attentively hears what we have to say, and addresses all of our concerns in a way that doesn’t scare off children. Also, they are quite prompt with their services. When my husband had cracked a tooth late in the afternoon, they were able to get him in the following morning for the dental repair. That’s amazing! The members of this office are always on point to give out the appointment reminders and even follow up with calls and texts. They even do everything in their power to get everyone in our family in together for an appointment to prevent us from having to make multiple trips. I’m glad I found Dr. Thylin and recommend everyone I know to come here.

Khanh N. from Oceanside, CA (Source: Yelp)


I was referred to Dr Thylin’s office back in January 2016. My experience continues to be exceptionally pleasant. The staff at the front desk and the dental assistants are all very knowledgeable and friendly. Dr Thylin is also friendly and knowledgeable. All the equipment in his dental office looked like state-of-the-art equipment. Since January, I’ve had a check up with x-rays, and a full cleaning. The Hygienist did an excellent job with my deep cleaning. I’ve also seen Dr Thylin a few times to take care of some cavities and to replace some old fillings. Dr Thylin’s has also started on a bridge in the back of my lower jaw. I currently have a temporary bridge that he put in. He did an excellent job on the temporary, I imagine the permanent bridge will be twice as good or even better. I just wanted to formally thank Dr Thylin and his staff for their professionalism and friendly atmosphere. I would not hesitate to recommend his office to all my family and friends. My family and I will continue to go to Dr Thylin’s for all of our general dentist work.

Martin M. from Carlsbad, San Diego, CA (Source: Yelp)


Had my first visit in a year here and was impressed by both Dr. Thylin and his staff.  The cleaning was thorough and they didn’t try to sell me things I didn’t need.  I especially like seeing the dentist before the cleaning so he saw how my teeth look before they’ve been prettied up.  They did run a little late but that was a small price to pay for such a thorough and professional experience.

Nancy M. from Fort Collins, CO (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Thylin is awesome, he takes his time to explain everything, and is very gentle with scaredy-cat patients like me. The hygienist, Veronica, is great, also very gentle and thorough, and gives you helpful advice on products to use (but no sales pitches). Very nice office, with Pandora on the headphones if you want music during your procedure, sunglasses and a pillow for your comfort. The staff is great! Friendly and accurate with billing and quotes, I can’t tell you how much I appreciate that!

Tracy B. from Murrieta, CA (Source: Yelp)


Consider this an insider’s view. I had the opportunity to substitute for Carlsbad Coastal and was very impressed. Dr. Thylin is the kind of dentist I wish they all were. Dr. Thylin stands out among other dentists. You will notice there are many extras in an exam with him that are included at the same price. In a first appointment with him he will do both x-rays and intra-oral pictures. The pictures take only 2 minutes and create a record of your teeth that x-rays cannot show. At every exam he will do an exam of your head, neck, and mouth to screen for cancer. This is something many dentists skip to save 5 minutes of time, but you will appreciate if you’ve ever known someone with oral cancer. Dr. Thylin is a dentist who truly cares for his patients. You will feel that in every appointment with him. He does not make snap decisions, so if you are looking at some serious work needed, he will actually take the time to review your case and make a plan to bring you to health and reach your goals. You will never worry weather you actually need a treatment as you may have with other dentists. He is conservative and doesn’t treat unnecessarily to make an extra buck. He has a quiet yet confident and professional manner. He is not pushy in the least. He will tell you what needs to be done, the options to treat problems, and what he would do if it were him. If you are looking for a dentist you can trust, he is your man.

Janice M. from Carlsbad, CA (Source: Yelp)


My daughter and I have been going to Dr. Thylin for the last couple of years and are very satisfied!  His staff is always friendly, efficient, and accommodating.  I feel very well cared for and they are very thorough.  I have been told I will need two crowns soon, but no hard sell.  I definitely recommend them!!

Tracy C. from Carlsbad, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Thylin and his staff are amazing! I went in for a cleaning which I was super nervous about because my teeth are very sensitive. Dr. Thylin was so patient with me and explained every step thoroughly. It was the best cleaning I have ever had! And best of all I had no cavities which my previous dentist explained that I had 5! (Went to Dr. T for a second opinion) He is so honest and patient I will never go anywhere else again!

Amy P. from Carlsbad, CA (Source: Yelp)


I brought my daughter, Sofia, to Carlsbad Coastal Dental after a very bad experience with another local practice that specialized in children’s dentistry. After her experience she would come to tears just talking about the possibility of going to the dentist! During her first appointment she didn’t even want to sit and lean back in the chair. Carlsbad Coastal Dental’s staff took their time with her and were extremely patient explaining all the different tools and what they did. She just had her third appointment. Sofia has completely transformed and even helped the hygienist with cleaning my teeth! It brings me so much joy that going to the dentist is no longer a traumatic experience for her! The choice of who you take your children to for dental care is such an important one. I can’t thank CCD enough for their time, patience and on-going support with my daughter who now loves to go to the dentist!

Y. A. from Carlsbad, CA (Source: Yelp)


I had put off going to the dentist for a few years and I chose Dr. Thylin based on his reviews (and he was, thankfully, covered by my insurance). I was not disappointed. From the front office staff, to the hygienist, to Dr. Thylin, service was pretty great! I’ve seen him twice, the first time I had a cleaning and the worst part was probably the awful sounds those tools make. The second time I went I had a cavity filled and was a little sore for a couple of hours later but everything went great, no pain during the actual procedure, and just basic soreness after. I’m so glad I found this dental office and would highly recommend him to anyone needing a good dentist.

Vanessa T. from San Diego, CA (Source: Yelp)


I came to this dentist to seek a second opinion after my current dentist told me I needed to get some major work done. A friend recommended that I see Dr. Thylin and although it was a bit too far from where I live, I decided to give it a try anyway. I was very happy that I did because Dr. Thylin and his staff was so friendly and accommodating. The dental office was very clean and modern. The front office girl was very nice and worked with my busy schedule to get me in ASAP. I was seen within minutes of my arrival, a first in my dentist visits history. They took my x-rays and Dr. Thylin examined the area in question. He explained to me in detail what was happening to the affected area and he recommended what I should do. I had such a pleasant experience at Carlsbad Coastal Dental that I wish I lived closer to Carlsbad so he can do the actual work that is need but I was happy to find out that he pretty much concurred with my dentist so I will stick with my current dentist for now!

Ania Supady (Source: Google)


Dr. Michael is awesome! He is curious and a real geek when it comes to dental care. He is realistic about what can be treated and what can wait. He will not put you on any unreasonable treatment plan. He books up quick. Don’t get discouraged by one of the staff who picks up the phone. She can be rude but dr. Michael is amazing. Just see him. Their hygienist is great too!

Sonya G. from Oceanside, CA (Source: Yelp)


i was looking for a new dentist for the family since we had a bad experience somewhere else.  The staff was very friendly and helpful. I had a very good experience with the Dr. Thylin and the hygienist. Overall I am very happy with this office. Thanks guys!

Cheri K. from Oceanside, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Thylin is the best dentist I’ve ever had. I broke my jaw and half the teeth in my mouth wer damaged. He has taken his time to evaluate my situation and recommend a very conservative approach to saving as many teeth as possible. I have never experienced any pain when I’ve been in to see him. He is gentle, very, very thorough and always treats you as if you are his only patient. He does a great job. The office is clean and modern, office staff is wonderful, helpful and very knowledgeable. If you are looking for a great dentist this is the man to see. I highly recommend him.

Christine Gardner (Source: Facebook)


My son always has a positive experience at Carlsbad Coastal Dental. From the front desk, to the dental hygienist to the dentist, Dr. Thylin, they are the best. My three year old son loves going to CCD! Thank you for the wonderful experience! Their treasure chest is the best!

Dorinda M. from Carlsbad, CA (Source: Yelp)


I have been going to Dr Thylin for a couple of years now, and I have referred my mother and some of my friends. Dr Thylin is a perfectionist in his work, and takes the time to explain his plan of treatment for my dental needs.  He has provided me with the best dental care that I have had in many years. And my Mother just finished extensive work which included dental implants, and she is extremely happy with the results. We are very happy that we found Dr Thylin and his staff and will continue to recommend him to all of our friends and family.

Tina-Marie S. from Poway, CA (Source: Yelp)


EXTRAORDINARY! Yes, that’s exactly how I felt about the customer service at Carlsbad Coastal Dental. I was pleasantly welcomed with a warm smile from a charming staff member at the front desk. After completing some important and easy to understand paperwork about my dental history, I patiently waited in the well maintained office. After speaking to a few other patients while waiting in the lobby, I gathered from their responses that they felt the staff at CCD treated them like family. When undergoing extractions, Root canal or crowns it’s a fact that you want a team you can trust. Within minutes I entered into the next room for my cleaning only to be amazed at their clean, and modernized dental room. Carlsbad Coastal Dental offers the latest technology, with a wide range of professional equipment and modern dental services. The affordable treatments meshed with innovative methods provide outstanding esthetic results. In addition I was highly impressed with the state of the art technology that I was treated too while my teeth were being serviced. I was humored while watching an episode of Friends while the Dental Hygienist efficiently and effectively gave me a cleaning. After being entertained with the provided media outlet and comfortable relaxing in the recliner, I was satisfied with my overall cleaning.

J. B. from Carlsbad, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Thylin and his staff are truly awesome! Ieesha up at the front is amazing, welcoming and super friendly. Dr. Thylin is an amazing professional dentist, so knowledgeable and so beyond caring and does an AMAZING job. Great Doctor Don’t go anywhere else…. go to carlsbad costal dental u won’t regret it. Def telling my family and friends about them! 🙂

Hector M. from Vista, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Thylin is a great dentist, and so is the staff. He truly listens and cares about the well being of his patients. My wife and I have been going to his office for years now. Unfortunately in 2017 our insurance changed and we had to go to different dentists. None of the other dentists out there compare to Dr. Thylin’s office. As soon as we were able to switch insurance we did and we are back at Carlsbad Coastal Dental, we are loving it. Upon our return dental hygienist Rachel assisted is, she is awesome. She is very friendly and very gentle. I highly recommend Carlsbad Coastal Dental.

Scott F. from San Diego, CA (Source: Yelp)


My family has been going to Dr. Thylin for years. He has provided amazing service and is the best dentist I have met. Speaking as someone who had terrors of going to the dentist growing up, Dr. Thylin has changed my entire outlook. I highly recommend him and the staff and our family continues to go here even though we no longer live down the street.

Willy B. from Laguna Hills, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Michael Thylin and his personable and professional Staff represent the best of modern dental care. Dr. Thylin is the best dentist I have had in 55 years. Insightful, thorough and efficient, he is a perfectionist who makes it look (and feel) easy. Dr. Thylin also does the little extras that enhance whatever he is working on, whether it is a crown, filling, etc. The office is clean, modern and cozy. I can’t say enough about the good care experiences I’ve had and the positive vibe Dr. Thylin and his Staff are all about. My highest recommendation.

Soo-Ji K. from San Diego, CA (Source: Yelp)


To sum it all up, Dr. T is a really cool, chill dude! His professional, easygoing manner combined with him willing to take time to explain things to you makes him the dentist to go to. He has also selected an amazing staff to help run his office. Barbara at the front desk is warm, charming, and adorable! She made me miss my mom! The hygenists are terrific too! Conclusion: Awesome office peeps + cool hygenists + rad dentist = the hip place to take your teeth to. Holy crap! I did not just say that :)!

Jimmy G. from Bonsall, CA (Source: Google)


Dr. Thylin is the best of the best. After years of dealing with military dentists, I actually look forward to coming here. He has a lifelong customer with me. I am moving out of state and will fly here for all future dental work just to have piece of mind with his service and with his great staff.

Dee I. from Lakewood, CA (Source: Yelp)


The entire staff in the office is very nice, polite & helpful. Scheduling is a breeze & i’ve never had a long wait in the front. I cant even get past a few pages of their magazines when they call me in. Veronica, my hygienist is very gentle & thorough. Feels like i get a teeth massage everytime i come in for routine cleanings. Dr. Thylin comes after the hygienist is done to double check & recommend any procedure. The care packages they give is a nice treat (brush, paste & floss). I highly recommend this staff for any dental work.

Gabby G. from San Marcos, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Thylin is the best dentist I’ve ever had, hands down.  I have referred my best friend, and her family, my son, and my neighbors to him, with total confidence.  He makes you feel comfortable and relaxed.  He takes his time with you, explains procedures to you in a way that you can understand.  He and his staff are very accommodating and extremely thoughtful.  Best of all, he does a great job!  Dr. Thylin is a wonderful dentist and I am strongly recommending him to everyone.

Natalie R. from Encinitas, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Thylin is an honest dentist, which nowadays is really hard to find. Very much appreciate them always being on-time and taking good care of me! Thank you CCD.

Tim M. from Los Angeles, CA (Source: Yelp)


Before I tell you about Dr. Thylin, I gotta give you the set up. I have one of those mouths of teeth from old Mother Ireland, in other words, small and weak and brittle. Add to that a childhood of Captain Crunch, braces (bad for short roots!!! now they tell me!), and some freaky thing called ideopathic resorbtion where your body sucks out the insides of your teeth, and well, it’s not pretty. I have had four periodontists tell me to take all my teeth out, ALL OF THEM! Needless to say I have not. Also, needless to say, I have probably sat in more dentist chairs more times than most. I know all the diagnosis in my mouth, so I come informed. Anyway, I recently relocated to CA from back east and found Dr. Thylin. It seems many dentists have become the used car salesmen of medicine and try to upsell you in the chair. So, I was wary going in. Also, there were no yelp listings for him but another yelp recommended periodontist recommended him, so I went in.

Murphy A. from Oceanside, CA (Source: Yelp)


We moved to Oceanside 2 years ago and have been looking for a dentist since we got here. Tried 3 other dentists before finding Dr. Thylin’s office. Only go here if you are looking for a place where they make you feel taken care of. I am extremely particular about my dentist – this is the best office I’ve ever been to. The front desk is friendly and actually seem to care about their patients and Debbie and Dr Thylin were wonderful. They go thru everything with you and show you pictures of the before during and after. I was in the chair for 3 hours and literally fell asleep several times – thats never happened to me before. I can’t make a strong enough recommendation.

Kaitlin H. from Irvine, CA (Source: Yelp)


I am so passionate about how great of an experience I have had with Dr. Thyelin, that I literally just signed up for Yelp to write this review. Dr. Thyelin is hands down THE best dentist, let alone medical professional I have ever been to in my life! He is incredibly patient, personable, and informative about every step he takes during your procedure. He educates you the entire time on what and why he is doing or recommending something. Most importantly, in my opinion, Dr. Thyelin exhibits the highest ethical standards I have ever witnessed in the medical field. I have visited him at least 3 times in the past 6 months, convinced I needed crowns and/or root canals due to some tooth irritation. Each time, Dr. Thyelin spent considerable attention evaluating my teeth including dental records; and each time expressed reluctance based on his medical opinion to carry out with any procedures he felt were unnecessary (not to mention $1,000).


Hi, you have reached CCD (Carlsbad Coastal Dental) and my name is Dr. Michael Thylin. I started my practice from scratch in 2006 and have been growing ever since. My goal as a general dentist is to restore and maintain your oral health for as long as possible. I pride myself in offering the most predicable and cost effective ways for you to reach this goal. Ones oral health, is largely determined by understanding the biological and biomechanical aspects related to their mouth. Here at CCD we will give you the tools and knowledge so you can protect yourself from some of the avoidable dental problems. Our philosophy here at CCD is to establish a comprehensive baseline of your oral health needs and then plan for strategies to improve and maintain it. Generally, there are a number of ways to fix things if they are broken. Here at CCD we customize your treatment plan with you in mind. Please come and check us out. Dr. Thylin earned his undergraduate degree from Colorado State in biological sciences; he then received his dental degree with honors at the University of Nebraska’s College of Dentistry in 2002. Between 2002 and 2003 he completed a postgraduate general practice residency at the Veteran’s Administration Hospital in La Jolla California. Dr. Thylin then worked as an associate for Gentle Dental of San Diego California from 2004 to 2008 before starting his own Carlsbad Coastal Dentistry practice in June of 2006.