Carlsbad Dentist
Kellen Tadano, DDS:
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Carlsbad Dentist
Kellen Tadano, 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

Sleep apnea therapy

Dental implants


Offers Even28 at-home™? No

Offers Even28 at-dentist™? No

Offers Invisalign®? Yes


Monday: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Tuesday: 10:00 am to 7:00 pm

Wednesday: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Thursday: 7:00 am to 3:30 pm

Friday: 8:00 am to 12:00 pm

Saturday: Closed

Sunday: Closed





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

Karen T. from Carlsbad, CA (Source: Yelp)


I discovered Dr. Tadano’s office after reading reviews submitted by neighbors on the Nextdoor app. I’d been looking for a good dentist since moving to the area for the past year and now my search is over! Dr. Tadano and her staff are professional, knowledgeable, always friendly and very thorough in their care as well as in dealing with insurance. They use the most up to date equipment and keep the office white-glove clean! I highly recommend Dr. Tadano’s office, you won’t find a better dentist and back office around!

Stefanie C. (Source: Google)


My 11 year old had a toothache on vacation when we pulled into town at 4:15 she agreed to see him. He had an infected tooth that had to be pulled and she and her staff stayed late, were so patient and kind and took care of us so we could enjoy our vacation. Great with kids or anxiety. Thank you

Christina McGoldrick (Source: Facebook)


I am brand new to San Diego and haven’t seen a Dentist in 2 years. Dr. Tadano is wonderful. The office is pristine, the staff are pleasant, and the dental work is perfect. I am so happy to have found such a wonderful and caring dentist.

Rebeca P. from Oceanside, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr Kellen is caring and very professional. She took her time explaining the issue on my tooth and she was really patient answering all my questions. I am looking forward to visiting her office again for my future routine visits. Great office and staff!

Anonymous (Source: Google)


I have not been a patient for a long time here, but every time I have gone it has been a great experience compared to other dentists. Dr. Tadano truly cares about the comfort of her patients and this is showed during every step of a visit. The only suggestion I can give is to have better reading material in the waiting room. 😉

Unique D. from San Marcos, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Tadano was recommended by my sister a few years ago.  I scheduled an appointment 3 + years ago and haven’t stopped.  I recommended Dr. Tadano to my mother, and she swears by her too.  My daughter is 6 years old and the staff work great with her.  My daughter was afraid of the noise of the suction straw thingy.  One of Dr. Tadano’s assistants actually got my kid to hold onto the suction and assisted the assistant.  I was so proud.  The staff are understanding and super helpful. Dr. Tadano and her staff explain things clearly and easily.  I had some dental emergencies last year and they got me in right away (Same day and even in one case, same hour)

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


Dr. Tadano is awesome! She is friendly, personal, professional, and efficient. All aspects of what makes a great health-service provider. Her entire team is amazing I love my hygienist and the receptionist is always so friendly and accommodating, especially with last-minute schedule adjustments.

Christina Mcgoldrick (Source: Google)


I am brand new to San Diego and haven’t seen a Dentist in 2 years. Dr. Tadano is wonderful. The office is pristine, the staff are pleasant, and the dental work is perfect. I am so happy to have found such a wonderful and caring dentist.

Jennifer Johnson (Source: Google)


Dr. Tadano is an excellent Dentist. I have had several dental procedures performed by her and all were pain free and pleasant experiences. Her staff is very friendly and personable. They remember small details of our lives and treat us like family during our visit. Her offices are state-of-the-art with all of the modern dental technology as well as patient comfort technology (overhead televisions to entertain you during lengthy procedures, headphones with various Pandora music channels). Highly recommend Dr. Tadano and her office to anyone searching for an excellent dentist in the San Diego area

JM. P. from Oceanside, CA (Source: Yelp)


Thank you Dr. Tadano and staff! Dr. Tadano is the BEST dentist I’ve ever been to! Her staff are all super friendly, and her office is exceptionally clean. I always feel welcome and valued as a customer. I love how knowledgeable her staff is. Her front office staff is so courteous and has always been nothing but helpful with appointments and insurance questions. I never leave with unanswered questions. The back office staff and hygienist are great! Very friendly, excellent skills! Thank you Dr. Tadano and staff! See you at my next appointment!

M. B. from Oceanside, San Diego, CA (Source: Yelp)


My wife and I have gone to Dr. Todano for dental care for over 10 years. We are always greeted warmly. Everyone on staff knows us by name. They are well trained and and always do an excellent job. Upon arriving, the front desk personnel are always aware why I am there. I have never spent any length of time waiting to go in for treatment. Dr. Todano is very professional and is always considerate and attentive. She has always explained any work that has to be done in plain understandable language. I have always been very satisfied with any work she has done on me. I highly recommend her to anyone who has any dental problems and is squeamish about seeing a dentist

Sandra Smith (Source: Google)


Dr. Kellen Tadano is by far the most professional, knowledgeable, caring dentist I have ever met. Her office is highly proficient and modern, and the Staff are extremely friendly and kind. Now going to the dentist has become a rewarding, positive experience

Brian E. from Carlsbad, CA (Source: Yelp)


No one likes the Novocain (or ?? nowadays) needle for a cavity procedure, but Dr.Tadano performed it patiently – with initial wait for the topical to kick in, and slow injection – while checking in with me, and I never felt more than minor discomfort’ first time ever I haven’t been venturing near the threshold of what’s tolerable for this procedure.  And the rest was cake.  Enjoyed the Spotify and not being asked my life story while I have tools in my mouth

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


Everyone was so nice. When you walk in they all greet you. It is very clean inside too. I love all the staff and I felt comfortable. You can ask them anything and they are always clear. They are also very gentle when they clean your teeth which is really important to me. They make sure you are comfortable as well. I would recommend this place to everyone

Liz D. from Oceanside, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Tadano came highly recommended to me by my prior dentist’s office manager.  She and her staff are very caring and courteous.  They are always looking out for you.  My teeth have never been in better condition.  They are very much into preventative dental care and will let you know from the get go how to follow a good hygiene plan and any tools needed for achieving this.  I have referred my friends to Dr. Tadano.  Dr. Tadano is by far the best dentist I have ever had

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


Dr. Kellen Tadano and staff are amazing! I highly recommend them to all! I was not happy at my previous place and then came across Dr. Tadano and staff and they’ve been wonderful and honest.

S. I. from Oceanside, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Tadano is a great, honest dentist!  They used modern hi tech equipment to analyze my teeth.  On my first visit an IntraOral Camera and Digital X-Rays were used to document my record.  I always trust the doctor and staff to do what is best for me

Shana Hill (Source: Google)


I had the best experience ever with a Dental Office on my first visit. The latest in technology the beautiful setting the cordial team that explained everything to me an accommodated my previous dental concerns.

Rebeca Pirola (Source: Google)


Dr Kellen is caring and very professional. She took her time explaining the issue on my tooth and she was really patient answering all my questions. I am looking forward to visiting her office again for my future routine visits. Great office and staff!

Vernie S. from La Costa, Carlsbad, CA (Source: Yelp)


So grateful to have found Dr. Tandano and her staff.  I think she is an artist when it comes to teeth.  Everything is thoroughly and patiently explained.  I felt 100% that what she was recommending was exactly what I needed and not an upsell or lie (I have experience that with other dentists unfortunately).  I trust her 100% and if I move away I will come back to have her work on my teeth

Mark D. from Encinitas, CA (Source: Yelp)


Everyone dislikes going to the dentist.  Dr Tadano office turns a dislike into an exceptionally professional and first class experience.  They are the best and I look forward to going back !!!   I now really enjoy the experience of every visit.

Patricia Houser (Source: Facebook)


I have been seeing Dr. Tadano for 5 years now her staff is amazing and Dr. Tadano is an excellent dentist her knowledge and skills are none to best! Recently brought my mom from overseas and she has had a lot of work done but unfortunately not quality work. Dr. Tadano has been amazing addressing many challenges and working with what is left in my moms mouth. I really appreciate that Dr. Tadano in addition to being a great dentist has the patients best interest at heart.

Adam Deich (Source: Google)


The office is full of extremely welcoming people. I got the sense that everyone there was actively concerned about my health and comfort. The facilities are beautiful, and my experience was just all around the most positive I’ve had at a dental office–and for that to be my takeaway after a deep cleaning is saying something.

Katia Maluf May (Source: Google)


I’ve been going to Dr. Tadano for over a decade and I always have the best experiences there. All the girls in the office are friendly and courteous, besides being super organized. I love it that Dr. Tadano always explains what’s going on so you always know what to expect of the next steps, short and long term. She’s the best and I’ve recommended her to all my friends.

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


Dr. Tadano and her staff go well beyond what you would expect to find in a dental office. I’ve been coming here for a few years now and I have never had a bad experience. Everyone here is always polite, welcoming and professional. Their office is immaculate with all the latest equipment and their customer service is by far the best I’ve encountered in Carlsbad. If you’re someone who gets a little anxious about going to the dentist then Dr. Tadano is the person to go see. She has a very gentle touch with the needle and is incredibly efficient.  I doubt I will ever find another place like this anywhere else

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


Dr. Tadano and everyone that works with her are wonderful!  They are very friendly, the office is spotless and take great care of my teeth.  My husband and I have been going to Dr. Tadano for 2 years and have only had great  experiences.  I would highly recommend Dr. Tadano and her team!

John J. from La Costa, CA (Source: Yelp)


Best dentist ever! Super knowledgeable and awesome staff! I used to be scared of dentist office due to my past experiences but now thanks to Dr. Tadano and her team I enjoy my visits knowing that I won’t feel any pain and I will be taken care of! Thank you Dr. Tadano and your awesome team!

Jennifer J. from Oceanside, CA (Source: Yelp)


The office staff are very friendly.  A warm smile and friendly greeting are instantly offered when you walk through the doors.  Everyone is nice and gentle during procedures.  Your comfort is their number one objective.  During any visit you may listen to music or watch a movie which adds an extra level of comfort and relaxation. Dr. Todano had done extensive work on our teeth and is very thorough and gentle.  We highly recommend this dental office for all ages in your family. You won’t be disappointed

Heidi Grutter (Source: Google)


Dr. Tadano and her staff have always been nice, courteous and very informative. Everything they’ve done has been with immense accuracy and care. I’ve done everything from basic cleanings, to getting cavities filled (everyone warned me it would hurt and Dr. Tadano made it completely painless) to now getting my teeth whitened for my wedding! I couldn’t recommend Dr. Tadano and her team more! I travel an hour against traffic to get there because she’s the best, I hear some people even travel by plane to see her and I can’t say that I’m surprised!

Leilani Smith (Source: Google)


Dr. Tadano and her staff are EXCEPTIONAL! There are dentists that are closer to us, but we are willing to go the distance to see Dr. Tadano and her team. They are caring, professional, and greatly appreciated.

Krisztian K. from Vista, CA (Source: Yelp)


Went to the office this morning and had an excellent experience! Dr Kellen Tadano is very professional and knowledgeable! After taking x rays she explained exactly what I need and which tooth needs the most important care. She gave me options and advice how to move forward. Staff is extremely friendly and professional. At front desk, Nandy explained all the cost in details  so as my next appointment that will take place in a couple of week. Highly recommended !

Scot H. from Los Angeles, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Tadano and her team are magical.  They’ve been together for such a long time, you can tell that everyone who works there loves their jobs. I’ve been a patient for over 10 years and I can’t say enough about the professionalism, honesty, ethics, and skill of everyone who is part of this office.  It’s incredibly hard to find a dentist that’s trustworthy and good at what they do, and with Dr. Tadano and her team, that is exactly what you get. I tell everyone who needs a dentist to go see her, wherever you live- it’s worth the visit!

T. N. from Carlsbad, CA (Source: Yelp)


Hands down,  the best dental office!  Dr. Tadano and her staff are always informative of any situation that may arise from our visits and continues to exceed in their customer service.  My children and I have been seeing her for the last 2+ years and wouldn’t consider going anywhere else. Highly recommended.  Thank you Dr. Tadano and your amazing staff.

Captain Mark Drewelow (Source: Google)


Kellen Tadano DDS, PC is the best of the best dentist in San Diego county. The staff have the utmost of professional integrity and skills to handle any dentistry work. It is without reservation that i recommend Kellen Tadano DDS for all dental needs.

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


I have been a patient of Dr. Tadano’s for several years now. This office gained my trust very quickly. I have navigated several medical and dental offices in my life and they are not created equal. First impressions are felt with the voice that answers the phone and greets you at the front desk. I have always been treated with such kindness and expertise. My questions concerning treatments, insurance and how my benefits work, have always been answered clear and understandable. I trust Dr. Tadano and her staff, I have incurred many health challenges that required special attention to my teeth and mouth and Dr. Tadano is extremely thorough and I would recommend her to all my friends and family. I found a home in this office. Thank you Dr. Tadano, Nandy, Janie, and Candi for your commitment and service. Forever your patient, Janet Blevins


Dr. Tadano and our entire team are dedicated to providing you with the personalized, gentle care that you deserve. We are committed to serving our patients by providing information that helps them make more informed decisions about their oral health. Dental services we offer include; Teeth Whitening, Invisalign, Crowns, Veneers, Implants and all facets of Family and Cosmetic Dentistry. Languages spoken in our office include English, Spanish, and Portuguese. Dr. Tadano and her staff have have a worked together in the Carlsbad and Oceanside area since 2002. Our new Carlsbad office was built in 2016 and this modern dental suite is conveniently located off I-5 and Carlsbad Village Drive in Carlsbad. Dr. Tadano has been a practicing dentist since 1994. She has been working in the north county since 1999 and has worked with her current staff since 2002. She has completed training to become a certified Invisalign provider, as well as a certified sedation dentist through the Dental Organization for Conscious Sedation. Dr. Tadano utilizes her professional education and skills in cosmetic restoration and general dentistry. She continually refines her dental skills and expertise by participating in Dental Study Clubs, studying the latest research, and attending various dental seminars. She is committed to achieving the highest quality care. Above all, she will exhibit honesty, integrity and professionalism in a gentle and compassionate manner. Dr. Tadano is married to Chris and has three children (Ashley, Kelsea and Logan). She enjoys traveling, reading and spending quality time with her family.