Dana Point Dental Group
Lilian Cifarelli, DDS:
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Dana Point Dental Group
Lilian Cifarelli, DDS
Dana Point, CA







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

Dental cleaning

White fillings


Inlays & onlays


Pediatric dental care


Clear aligners

Porcelain veneers

Teeth whitening

Dentures & partials

Root canal treatment

Tooth extraction

Sedation dentistry

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: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Wednesday: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Thursday: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Friday: 7:00 am to 12:00 pm

Saturday: Closed

Sunday: Closed



Check out some of my treatment photos:

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

Jennie M. from Laguna Niguel, CA (Source: Yelp)


I absolutely Love Dana Point Dental. DR. Cifarelli has been my dentist for over 3 years now and I can honestly say I have a beautiful smile now. Be for I started going to her I was very afraid of Dentists. I had let my teeth deteriorate so badly I was embarrassed to open my mouth or smile. Their staff made me feel comfortable and reassured me they could help me to have that dazzling smile I once had many years ago. The best part of going to the dentist is it is Pain Free. I would highly recommend Dana Point Dental to anyone who asks.

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Tom B. from Irvine, CA (Source: Yelp)


I have been going to this dental group for over 5 years and have referred several friends and family members. I have received a variety of services here ranging from deep cleaning, to cavities being filled, as well as cosmetic dentistry. Shannon’s deep cleaning is the best I have experienced in decades of dental hygiene services. Dr. Cifarelli has the gentlest touch of any dentist I have ever been too. She is also a very kind, considerate and honest person. Dana Point Dental’s staff are always friendly and upbeat. I highly recommend this well trained and expert dental team!!

Maggie Pichette (Source: Facebook)


Dr. Cifarelli is the best dentist I’ve ever had. From the moment you enter the office, you are welcomed by the friendly staff. My hygienist is Shannon. She is so good! I used to dread going to the dentist, but not anymore.
If you have fear of dental work, try Dana Point Dental. You’ll be glad you did!

Maria Olamendi (Source: Facebook)


Yes indeed…I haven’t stopped smiling since Dr. Cifarelli gave me the most beautiful smile with my veneers. She is the best!!! and they have the most friendly staff.

Dan D. from San Clemente, CA (Source: Yelp)


(…) I was referred to Dr Cifarelli at Dana Point Dental Group. It’s been 2 years and I couldn’t happier. This is a staff of seasoned professionals. I feel comfortable with everyone on their staff. And, I’ve had the opportunity to test them out. Since going, I’ve had one implant, once crown, and a root canal – all required, and all done professionally with great care. This is a group I trust and highly recommend for great dental care.

Bob O. from Fontana, CA (Source: Yelp)

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My experience has been outstanding. From first contact to final smile it’s been great. Dr. Cifarelli’s attention to detail is amazing. She strived for perfection and I believe she achieved it! The staff is caring and efficient, a great team.

Monica G. from Dana Point, CA (Source: Yelp)


I became a new patient of Dr. Cifarelli approximately a year ago and have had such a great experience! She is so warm, caring and gentle. She cares for me as a person and a patient. I am always greeted with such kindness and genuine concern for my health. The staff too are really great! The girls at the front work hard to make sure my insurance is paying their part and my benefits are maximized. The hygienist I saw was Shannon and she was so informative and gentle! I learned some things from her I never knew! I’m more motivated now to take better care of my teeth. I highly recommend this practice to someone who is looking for a high quality, caring dentist with a very supportive, competent staff!

Jerry Miller (Source: Google)


Dr. Cifarelli and staff are exceptional, courteous, professional, and diligent. Though, I have had many experiences with this group (despite my diligence in personal care); every visit has been outstanding! From a well-staffed office to state of the art dental exam and treatment rooms, Dana Point Dental has always made every effort to make me comfortable and to provide me with the best possible dental treatment experience.

Bill Payor (Source: Google)


Dr Cifarelli and her staff are fantastic. Make you feel very comfortable and at ease. Happy I finally found them. My cleaning with Brittany was great. She was gentle and sweet.

Juli R. from Laguna Niguel, CA (Source: Yelp)


Our whole family have been patients at Dana Point Dental for over 10 years.  The staff and doctors have been fantastic.  We appreciate how kind and caring Dr. Cifarelli is with our kids.  We have referred many patients to Dana Point Dental and they have all remained longtime patients as well.  They are helpful scheduling appointments, professional and friendly front desk staff, and the dental work is simply the best.  No need to look anywhere else for excellent dentists!!!

Melissa C. from Dana Point, CA (Source: Yelp)


My son was the first to make the switch from our old dentist.  He had a very thorough cleaning with the hygienist and received excellent care from Dr.Cifarelli.  On top of that, we were very pleased with the price.  My husband was next to switch and he also had a great experience.  Now everyone in our family goes there!  I would highly recommend them.

Gregory J. from Tustin, CA (Source: Yelp)


(…) Dr. Cifarelli is an amazing dentist. Always engaging, kind and considerate. She is fast in her work and thorough. She also has an astounding level of awareness and is always making sure I am calm, cool and collected. I have had some minor procedures done; cavities filled, crowns. She is good at assessing damage and making poignant decision based on those observations. Never had a root canal, saved most of the tooth (saving me from extra discomfort ).
Please give this group a shot. Like I said, I’m pretty picky, and finally finding a group as awesome as these people, is like finding the actual tooth fairy.

Rob W. from Dana Point, CA (Source: Yelp)


I don’t even know where to start – myself and my family of 4 have all gone to Dana Point Dental for 18 years in March – I could not imagine going anywhere else – Dr. Cifarelli is my Dentist – period! I have had some extractions and the works over the years and have enjoyed and appreciated my experiences there from Jennifer and the office staff to Shannon ( hygienist ) to all the Dr.’s everyone there cares about your every concern – Dr. Cifarelli and mines relationship began with a bet about dry sockets and though she still owes me a lunch 17 years later!  I could not be happier to call her friend – Dana Point Dental rules!

Chloe Y. from Irvine, CA (Source: Yelp)


WOW! I’ve never written a review for a dentist, but this place really impressed me that I had to share.  Everyone at this office is so happy and warm- what a difference from all the medical offices I’ve ever been to with unhappy and rude employees!  I’ve been wanting Invisalign for the longest time now and I’m so excited to finally start it with a great finance plan they have through a health credit card.  I also loved the dentist – she really took her time to explain everything and listened to my concerns.  To be honest, their price for Invisalign was a lot lower than what I’ve been quoted from an ortho office I went to last year.  I even got a discount on whitening with the Invisalign.  
The office is very clean and the atmosphere is calming, which is very important to me, especially when it comes to the dentist. I was also able to see before/after photos of their actual patients on their website which was pretty neat and shows how skilled the doctors are.

Andrea Kalz (Source: Facebook)


I had a routine cleaning, filling, and mouthguard done and the process has never been as smooth (…). From the reminder the day before the appointment to the diagnosis to explaining the procedures step by step and finally taking time to answer questions with the biggest of smiles they have taken the entire dental experience to a new level. Thank you I appreciate it!!

Randy S. from Laguna Niguel, CA (Source: Yelp)

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Dana point dental is a great office to visit. I have been a patient there for the last 8 years. Drs Cifarelli and (partner dentist) have both worked on me in the past 8 years. Their knowledge of dentistry, their warmth and caring personalities and the great work they do always have impressed me. I highly recommend this office to anyone.

Brandon Walker (Source: Google)


Went in to get veneers for my top four teeth because they were cracked due to a high sticking incident playing hockey.
Dr. Cifarelli was like Michaelangelo sculpting a beautiful statue. She is also very nice and pleasant to talk to. Could not have been happier with the results. I also go here to get my teeth cleaned (which they do THOROUGHLY) and although I don’t have dental insurance they worked with me so that it was affordable.

Gwen C. from San Clemente, CA (Source: Yelp)


Our family has been going to Dana Point Dental for over 15 years! They are always professional and meticulous, leaders in their fields ( from the dentists, hygienists, dental assistants, to the terrific front office) but at the same time caring and friendly, they treat us like family. My children grew up with them and not once was ever apprehensive about going and they all have beautiful smiles now.  We love you!

Donald Carlisle (Source: Google)


This is the type of Dentist that you would expect to see in the magazines on airplanes. The environment here is calm, caring and as relaxing as can be for getting dental work done. The quality and craftsmanship here is unmatched on the highest level. The office is very clean and the entire staff is very nice and easy to work with. The office is never crowded and the work is never rushed all with patients in mind as they never overbook. I am always seen and cared for on time or early as the understated that your time is important just like theirs. I often have to travel a great distance to get here, usually by airplane. Of all the dentists in the country, this is the one I prefer to go to because there is no substitute for quality. Of all the places that I visited and reviewed, I give this one the highest recommendations.

Gaby A. from Laguna Niguel, CA (Source: Yelp)


I’ve been a patient here for nearly 10 years. I moved to San Diego 4 years ago and continue to make the drive to see Dr Cifarelli and Shannon. I’ve experienced nothing but genuine care and exceptional treatment. I did see another dentist in San Diego for a broken tooth on a day that I couldn’t make the drive to Dana Point and the care didn’t compare to the care I had been receiving at Dana Point Dental. This is why I will continue to make the drive to Dana Point

Darren Horton (Source: Facebook)


Dr. Cifarelli is the best dentist ever!! Super knowledgeable, kind, and compassionate. I highly recommend Dana Point Dental. Call today if you’re looking for high-quality dental care. 

Cher R. from Dana Point, CA (Source: Yelp)


I have been going to Dr. Cifarelly for about 8 years and she is amazing! she is so knowledgeable and her small feminine hands make it so easy to do dentistry. I had a difficult surgery on Thursday and she did such a great job and I didn’t even need pain medication after she cut the skin to get up under my bridge for a root canal. I love all the staff at Dana Point Dental group. My whole family goes there and we are all so happy with then. I highly recommend them if you want people who really care about making you comfortable during any procedure you might need. I also have Shannon the hygienist who is so sweet and does a great job.

Laura C. from San Fernando Valley, CA (Source: Yelp)


(…) Dr. Cifarelli is so kind, funny, personable and professional. Every single member of the staff that I came in contact with was friendly and helpful each step of the way. They do not rush your work just to get you in and out and they made sure that I was comfortable even through the difficult stuff. They also go over your treatment and payment plan in DETAIL so you know and understand exactly what you are paying for and exactly what they are doing. The prices are fair and the work they do is QUALITY to back that up (…).

Judy Mastracchio (Source: Google)


I’ve had a few dentists in my lifetime, but I must say that it is “almost” a pleasure to visit Dr. Cifarelli and her staff. I had three babies without so much as an aspirin, but go near my mouth? that’s another story. They are very caring, accommodating, thorough and reasonable with fees. HIGHLY recommend.

Olivia S. from San Clemente, CA (Source: Yelp)


Today was my first appointment at Dana Point Dental and it was so fantastic. Every single staff member is so sweet and genuine. I saw Dr. Cifarelli and you could honestly tell how much she cared and took the time to make sure what she was doing not only looked right, but also beautiful. I am so excited to keep going back to have all my work done!

Kyle Milton (Source: Google)

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Awesome staff all around. Took the time to understand my anxiety and fear of the dentist and make me feel comfortable. Definitely recommend because the care and dental work I had done was the most positive dental experience for me.

Dave D. from Dana Point, CA (Source: Yelp)


Whoa…..As a health care consultant, I have been in my provider offices over the year. This dental practice is amazing. The level of professionalism and commitment to the customer/patient is exceptional. I am in for some serious work as I learned that my previous dentist, and the one before and before that one, missed some things. Dr. Cifarelli and her team are wonderful.

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


Dana Point Dental is the absolute best dental office that I have ever been to!! From their amazing, friendly extremely organized front office to their awesome, friendly knowledgeable staff in the back ( dentists, hygienists & dental assistants)- they are fully equipped with the best service and patient care! They truly care about their patients and make the visits fun and exciting!!!! They also have the most updated technology, equipment & materials which definitely helped when making my decision for my dental office.
I started my Invisalign treatment (…) and I am already seeing a huge difference in 4 short months! I communicated with Jennifer, the office manager, my target budget for my treatment and she was able to work with me! I know I could have found a “cheaper price” out there, but I am paying for the service, detailed and meticulous nature that Dr. Cifarelli has shown me throughout the entire process thus far.
If you are looking for a Wonderful & Experienced Dentist with awesome staff and experienced and highly trained hygienists… Look no more- Dana Point Dental is the way to go!!!!!! 🙂

Monica K. from Corona, CA (Source: Yelp)


The friendly and professional staff, the clean and warm atmosphere and of course great service are all reasons why I keep coming back to this office. Whatever need I have, the doctors are ready to take on the issue with a level of expertise I haven’t found elsewhere.
I keep coming back knowing that there will be no pain and that my teeth are going to look great! (…)

Joseph M. from Dana Point, CA (Source: Yelp)


I came to Dana Point Dental after I had a serious toothache for two days and found out it was included in my insurance plan. Everyone there was so nice and professional, and they were able to see me right away unlike other offices that said they didn’t have a dentist in that day…  been back twice now and it’s been a great experience each time.

Darren H. from Laguna Beach, CA (Source: Yelp)


(…) First impressions go a long way – Dr. Cifarelli and her staff are all extremely friendly and professional.  The cleaning I had was completely painless and I had to fight to stay awake because I was so relaxed.  Shannon did a wonderful job with my cleaning.  I also had 4 old mercury fillings removed and replaced by Dr. Cifarelli.  Her warm personality and thorough explanation of the procedure made the experience as easy as could be.  Again, no pain and almost fell asleep.   Dr. C., and her staff made each of my visits enjoyable and worry-free.  I would highly recommend Dana Point Dental!   They are the best!

Lori G. from Dana Point, CA (Source: Yelp)


I have had some major work done with Dr. Cifarelli, assisted by Jeanie, cleanings by Shannon and billing/scheduling with Jennifer and all are professional and friendly.  Going to the dentist is not high on my list of things I want to do, but everyone in the office is welcoming.

Warren W. from Aliso Viejo, CA (Source:Yelp)


I have been going to Dana Point Dental for years and am very happy with their service and staff. Sima does a great, thorough job of cleaning my teeth and is super friendly. I’ve had work done by both (partner dentist) and Dr. Cifarelli and they do excellent work. I had a smile restoration done several years ago and to this day, I still get stopped on how great my teeth look.  I happily tell them about the work I had done at Dana Point Dental!

Julia Y. from Arcadia, CA (Source: Yelp)

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Dr. Cifarelli and (partner dentist) are the best dentists who provide an amazing experience whenever I have my dental visits. They know how to run a great office with great staff. Before I go in for teeth cleaning I’m always a little nervous because I hate dental work, but I always leave relaxed and squeaky clean! I trust the Dr’s and staff and will never go anywhere else 🙂

Don S. from Springfield, MO (Source: Yelp)


(…) My wife and I see Dr. Cifarelli, and she has always been gentle and caring in the way she does her work. It’s not a fun experience having someone grind on your teeth, not fun like a trip to Disneyland, but she does everything she can to make sure that I am comfortable. I have had crowns on three molars for a long time. They had each been replaced at least once. The last dentist I worked with before going to Dana Point Dental hurt me badly enough that I didn’t want to go to the dentist ever again. However, when we moved to Dana Point, my wife insisted that I go see a dentist. I am glad that I did, because Dr. Cifarelli put a new crown on my fourth molar for me and didn’t hurt me at all. That’s what counts. Any dentist can sell you an expensive crown. A good one will do it without hurting you. My wife and I see Sima to have our cleaning done. I go twice a year and Sima is great! She always makes sure that I am comfortable, and she is thorough and efficient. Five stars!


Dr. Cifarelli is proud to offer dental services to the community she calls home. For the past 20 years, Dr. Cifarelli has provided her neighbors with the best dentistry has to offer. Her practice philosophy revolves around delivering uncompromising clinical excellence and compassionate dental care to the entire family. Dr. Cifarelli’s passion is cosmetic dentistry, where her artistry and detail-oriented nature has transformed the smiles of her many patients. Great dentistry starts with excellent training. After earning two bachelor’s degrees at UC Irvine. Dr. Cifarelli earned her doctorate from the University of California San Francisco. Following graduation, she attended a General Practice Residency at the VA Hospital/West L.A. Since completing her formal education and training, Dr. Cifarelli has continued training and learning latest advanced dental techniques through regular continuing education programs. She has advanced training in aesthetic, laser, and implant dentistry. In addition, Dr. Cifarelli is licensed to offer oral conscious sedation for those patients desiring a more relaxed and comfortable dental experience. Recognizing that not all of us are blessed with the ability to seek out and obtain first-rate dental care, Dr. Cifarelli has made an effort to bring dental services to the underprivileged in her community. She has received recognition for volunteering her time and dental services to underprivileged children. She is also proud to have donated her services to the women and children at Laura’s House and veterans of the war in the middle east. When she is not practicing dentistry, Dr. Cifarelli enjoys spending time with her two sons. She also has an interest in photography, reading, running, and raising money for local charities.

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