Curtis McRae Dentistry
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Curtis McRae Dentistry
Curtis E. McRae, DDS
Oceanside, 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

Sedation dentistry

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: 7:00 am to 3:00 pm

Wednesday: 8:00 am to 6:00 pm

Thursday: 7:00 am to 3:00 pm

Friday: 7:00 am to 2:00 pm

Saturday: Closed

Sunday: Closed





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

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


Although I have been going to Dr. McRae for a short time I am already very impressed with him and his staff. They all take the to explain what is going on with each appointment. I can not be more pleased with the switch to Dr. McRae.

James Bradley (Source: Google)


The review title says it all— “You cannot do better.” That refers to Dr. McRae, his great staff, the equipment, the atmosphere, etc. Indoor parking on rainy days and/or not having to go to the dentist are the only improvements that I could come up with. Enjoy

Sarah M. Van Coops-Bush (Source: Facebook)


Mona and Melissa do a great job accommodating our schedules. I appreciate the research and responsiveness of this team. We are always treated as friends and shown a high level of care and concern.

Lisa G. from Santa Cruz, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr McRae is the best!! The office staff are AMAZING and you are always treated with dignity and respect. Wether you’re getting your teeth cleaned, a cavity filled or just paying a bill it is always a great experience. Nobody likes going to the dentist but this dentist will make you change your mind. I always look forward to my visits!

Sally Sporrer (Source: Google)


We’ve been going to Dr McRae for twenty years now and he is without a doubt the best dentist we have ever had. He is always caring, as well as his staff. Very accommodating in a dental emergency. We completely trust his thoroughness and recommendations. Wendy is our hygenist and cares about her patients. Dr McRae is a true professional and a great person…I’m sure you would be as happy as we are to call Dr McRae your dentist!

Shannon B. from Vista, CA (Source: Yelp)


As I am reletively new to the Vista area, I was more than pleased to be turned onto Dr. McRae from my roommate. I have never had a more pleasant dental experience than what I discovered at Dr. McRae’s. I felt welcomed from the moment I first stepped into the waiting room. The office staff, dental assistants, and Dr. McRae himself were all super friendly, personable, and very professional. (Not to mention super considerate. Never in all my dentist-visiting years have I been handed a pair of shades to wear while my teeth are being cleaned to avoid splatters! I have also never attended a dental office that has a TV on the ceiling you can watch and ditsract yourself with while your teeth are being cleaned). Dr. McRae and his staff take their time to get to know you beyond your dental needs and that is what truly makes the dental visit special. Their care to detail and consideration is unparalleled to what I have experinced before and I would recommened this dentist to anyone.

Taylor N. from Azusa, CA (Source: Yelp)


This office is so calm, and has such kind and efficient staff. I went in to get invisalign (clear, plastic braces) as a senior in college, they were so accommodating to my long-distance situation. They even took the time to take the invisalign off a couple days before graduation so I could have a clear smile for pictures, and put them back on the day after. I highly reccommend Dr. McRae and his staff. They are excellent interpersonal communicators, as well as skillful in dentistry.

Lil Kyle (Source: Google)


I am very please with Dr. McRae and his staff. They are both very professional along with being friendly and compassionate. Dr. McRae is amazing with is knowledge of Dentistry. I feel very confident having him be my dentist. I see a big difference from my last dentist. Thank you, Dr. McRay.

Thomas Nielsen (Source: Google)


DR. McRae has been my dentist since 1990’s to the present. During this time my family has grown to include three kids which all see DR.McRae from their very first dental exam to the present establishing a trusting rapport with my children and myself which keeps our visits a positive experience. I’ve always received a personal follow up phone call after care received. Getting an appointment as well as unscheduled urgent visits has always been a simple event with professional front and back office staff who are all exceptional, even during after hours. I could go on to comment on DR. McRae’s modern dental office with the latest in dental equipment, but I’ll wrap it up here with a smile, thanks.

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


I have to agree with all the very positive reviews on Yelp.  Dr.  McRae is the best, most competent dentist I have been to, and there have been many.  I’m not his easiest client due to a high sensitivity to pain medication, so I especially appreciate the extra time and effort on his part to take care of me.  His staff is also very professional/knowledgeable.  If looking for a new dentist, look no further

Joan H. from Vista, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr. McRae has been our family dentist for over 15 years. An excellent and caring person. When my daughter face planted on a wood chair, when she was 3 years old, Dr. McRae met us at his office on a Saturday evening to care for her. His staff is also very pleasant and professional.

Alixandria D. from Summerfield, FL (Source: Yelp)


Dr. McRae and his entire staff are the most caring dental group I have ever had. From the first call for the first appointment I knew this was going to be my dentist. Dr. McRae is always available for any questions you may have. He works with you to put together a treatment plan as necessary and never recommends any unnecessary procedures. After any procedure, he personally calls to ask how you are doing. I had one painful emergency and they saw me within two hours. I highly recommend Dr. McRae.

Bryan G. from Carlsbad, CA (Source: Yelp)


Our family has had the pleasure of using Dr. McRae’s dental office for over ten years.  Always pleased with the knowledgeable and friendly staff knowing we will receive the best treatments.  Walking into the clean and modern facility is always reassuring and supports our decision to recommend Dr. McRae to all of our friends.

Andrea W. from Temecula, CA (Source: Yelp)


Best dentist I’ve ever had. I’ve been with them for about 25 years. Dr. McRae is great. You can’t even feel when the shot goes in because of his technique. His work is meticulous. The office staff is efficient, super friendly and helpful. Wendy the hygienist is wonderful. She is gentle and caring and does great work. Can’t say enough great things about this dental office.

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


I am, and have always been, terrified of the dentist. Dr. McRae and his staff are absolutely wonderful! They have made me feel comfortable and at ease at each appointment. The office is very clean and well situated. I can’t recommend them enough. 5 stars and 2 thumbs up! Thank you Dr. McRae, and staff, for all you do!

Melissa L. from Vista, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr. McRae and his staff, especially hygienist Wendy Tweed, are outstanding in every way.  Wendy is thorough yet gentle and supportive.  Dr. McRae is attentive and provides excellent care.  Even though I in my fifties, I had Invisalign done through Dr. McRae, and I couldn’t be happier with the results.  I highly recommend this practice.

Dave F. from Encinitas, CA (Source: Yelp)


Best dentist I have ever been to!!!! I’m in the dental equipment business, over the years I have met hundreds of dentists. Let me tell you,I HATE going to the dentist, I have put off my oral health for years. Unfortunately, I broke a tooth last week so I had to go to the dentist to have it repaired. I am happy to say that my fears were all for not, because of the professional work that Dr. McRae did for me. Dr. McRae did a crown on one of back molars in one office visit by using the Cerac machine. Dr. McRae also replaced a very old leaking filling that I have had since I was a kid 44 years ago. The entire procedure was totally pain-less!!!! I am so glad that I now have a true oral health care provider, Dr. McRae is the best there is, it’s no wonder he is so popular with his patients. His chair side manner is outstanding, he talks you through every step of the way. I know dental equipment; Dr. McRae’s office has state of the art technology and equipment . If you want the best Dr. (dentist) for you and your family’s oral health then go see Dr. McRae you’ll be glad you did! Dave F Encinitas

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


My family and I have been patients of Dr. McRae’s for nearly twenty years. We have recollection of a very compassionate and professional experience each and every visit to this office.  Dr. McRae and his staff have created a friendly atmosphere that has made it a pleasure to refer patients whenever the opportunity arises.

Paul Cline (Source: Google)


I have been a patient since 2001 and stayed with Dr McRae even after moving to Long Beach in 2007. Easily worth the long drive down. Dr McRae and his entire staff have always been great in all ways. Outstanding care for my teeth!!

Kerry P. from San Francisco, CA (Source: Yelp)


We’ve been patients at Dr. McRae’s office for over 4 years and have been very happy with the dental care provided by Dr. McRae and his assistants. They are keeping up with technology while providing excellent service. We adore Wendy, our hygienist and the office staff is great too. Communication is very good also.

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


Dr. McRae is great! I’ve been going to him since I was a little kid and he’s always been so caring. I know I can trust him with my dental health. The dental hygienists are also amazing. Wendy is like a friend to me and is amazing at her job. I highly recommend Dr. McRae’s office for all dental needs!

Beatrice Rouse (Source: Facebook)


When I moved to Oceanside I was looking to find a dentist and came across Dr. MsRae name called to make an appointment and to my surprise I made a great choice with the service I received in a professional group of staff members and made my first visit pleasant. I would recommend their services to anyone in the community .

Suzanne McMurchie (Source: Google)


I have been a patient of Dr McRae since 2001. He and his staff are outstanding professionals and amazing people. They truly care and offer their best for my health, comfort and and well being. Many thanks to them all!

Chris Eichor (Source: Google)


First impressions are everything they say. My first visit to Dr McRae’s office was wonderful The staff was very friendly and attentive. They explained everything along the way. Dr. McRae is fantastic. From his meet and great to the exam,he exceeded my expectations. Dr. McRae explained everything he was going to do before doing it. Asked me how I was doing during the exam. Went into great detail with his findings and showed me with a mirror what his findings looked like. If your looking for another dental provider or new to the area, You cannot go wrong with Dr. McRae. He has a great bedside manner as do his staff. I felt very comfortable there.

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


It’s been two years since my first review.  The care from Dr. McRae and his staff continues to be great.  And I am glad to say that the front office personnel changes appeared to have settled down and have not had a problem with billing since.  I would definitely recommend this dental office.

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


As a child I had a traumatic dentist experience. Today was my first procedure with Dr. McRae. Both he and Kim took that into consideration and they were supportive, gentle and compassionate during my two fillings. They were both kind and understanding. As much as I dislike going to the dentist they really did an exceptional job at mitigating my anxiety. Thank you!!!

Rosemarie M. from Oceanside, CA (Source: Yelp)


Hello, I am very impressed with Dr. McRae and his staff. Dr. McRae is very conscientious and extremely knowledgeable in the Dentistry field. His takes his time to thoroughly explain everything he is going to do and why it is the best way to proceed. My last dentist, who was all about the money and unneeded work. What a difference!!! The staff is very friendly and you an see they love their jobs. The staff is the best I have seen in a long time.

Peggy F. from Oceanside, CA (Source: Yelp)


If you are looking for a great dentist, Dr. McRae is the guy for you. My initial experience with Dr. McRae was in 1999 on a job interview. I got the job and the best dentist ever. Having worked in Dr. McRae”s office for 10 years, I can honestly say that he is a genuine person, and a kind, caring and skilled dentist. I know him to be a man of integrity and honesty, and trust him to recommend what is best for his patients. As others have said, he calls his patients after most procedures to make sure they are comfortable and doing ok. It’s been 9 years since I retired from Dr. McRae’s office, but I continue to be his loyal patient and would and do recommend him to anyone who is looking for a dentist. The staff are all friendly and helpful, and it really does feel like family when you go to the office. Wendy Tweed is just about the most perfect hygienist ever and I love catching up with her when I get my teeth cleaned.

Lillian Rossi (Source: Google)


Dr. McRae and his office staff are professional and kind. They are concerned about you as a person. I had my best hygiene appointment here with Renee. I am a freak about the dentisi due to past experiences and they are taking that fear away.

Irene Landwehr (Source: Google)


Our experience at Dr. McRae’s office has been absolutely blissful. Funny word for a dentist’s office but he is so incredibly skilled that there is no pain at all. I actually do not know when he has given me a shot. He is that talented. He is also very generous & gentle and clearly his attitude flows down to his employees. I would also like to comment on Wendy (another painless shot giver!) She is extraordinarily talented and a pleasure to go to. I love talking with her & Dr. McRae. Also, Kim & Emily are wonderful. On hearing we needed a surfboard for a grandchild, Kim readily offered hers. We are so appreciative of her kindness & the kids had a blast. My husband & I really appreciate Dr. McRae & his outstanding staff & highly recommend him & Wendy, Kim & Emily.

Darci S. from San Diego, CA (Source: Yelp)


After YEARS of searching for capable dentist, Dr. McRae (and his entire staff) was highly recommended by a colleague. What a BLESSING to have been guided to this team!! I had serious trauma to my teeth, when I was young and have had broken front bridges, multiple root canals, and more issues that y’all want to read about here … bottom line – I hated going to dentist offices, as it was always painful and a bit traumatizing. Dr. McRae is the FIRST dentist that I have no stress or worry over making and appointment and going in. He is amazing, in all areas (I have had him replace my front broken bridge and had several other procedures with him), as are his hygienists! The front office staff is also such a pleasure to work with. I have since referred several friends to him and they are all just as happy as I am. Making the switch to Dr. McRae would seriously be one of the best decisions you will ever make!!

Kevin L. from Oceanside, CA (Source: Yelp)


It’s always a pleasure to visit Dr McRae’s office.  …as much as one can for going to the dentist :).  But that Dr McRae surrounds himself with such a wonderful staff makes all the difference.  To put a finer point to it, I recommended Dr McRae to my daughter and her family.

Claudia W. from Carlsbad, CA (Source: Yelp)


I have a mouthful of problems, so I have been seeking good dental care my entire life. The results have been ok to catastrophic. Dr. Mcrae is the most competent and caring dentist I have ever seen. My mouth is complicated and he has helped me maintain and even improve my situation. I notice that he keeps himself abreast of the latest developments in dental technology. His office staff is excellent, so this entire dental experience is a comfortable one. Love my hygienist, Renee. I recommended Dr. Mcrae most highly. If you have been looking for excellent dental care for awhile, I think he’s your guy!

Shelley R. from Carlsbad, CA (Source: Yelp)


I have been a patient of Dr McRae’s for several years. I moved further away, however, I kept    returning because I didn’t want to switch dentists. For those of you who have had bad experiences with the dentist and are afraid of pain, you should definitely make an appt. here. I NEVER even know when the doctor has given me a shot because he is so gentle and skillful. Also, everything is explained as they go along, so there are no surprises. The staff are very friendly and welcoming and I feel they stay up to date with the latest dental procedures. I highly recommend Dr McRae’s dental office.

Elisabeth R. from Vista, CA (Source: Yelp)


We moved to the area a couple of years ago and found Dr. McRae in our church bulletin. Dr. McRae and his entire staff have been professional, considerate and responsive to our needs. They work with us in scheduling appointments to our convenience and treatment and cost is explained clearly.  Dr. McRae calls us after dental procedures to make sure we are okay. We can honestly refer him and his staff without reservation.


If you're trying to find a dentist you can trust and count on, please come in and meet our team before your first appointment. A friendly face is a great way to begin a relationship with your new Oceanside dentist. If you have any questions for us, feel free to contact us or request an appointment online. Curtis E. McRae, D.D.S. has been providing dental care to his patients in the North San Diego County community of Oceanside for over 20 years. Dr. McRae began his dental career as a dental technician for five years after graduating from the Dental Technology Program at Orange Coast College. Dr. McRae received a Bachelors Degree in Liberal Studies from the University of California at Riverside, and a Doctorate Degree in Dental Studies from the University of Southern California. Currently Dr. McRae maintains membership in good standing in the American Dental Association, California Dental Association, San Diego County Dental Society, North County Implant Study Group, California Center for Advanced Dental Studies, San Diego Cerec Study group and the Trojan Horse Study Group. To stay current with dental health information and clinical techniques, he and his staff attend annual post-doctorate educational courses to provide their patients with the best oral healthcare possible.