David Buchan Dentistry
David Buchan, DDS:
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David Buchan Dentistry
David A. Buchan, DDS
San Clemente, CA













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

TMJ treatment


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: Closed

Saturday: Closed

Sunday: Closed



Check out some of my treatment photos:



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

Lauren L. from San Juan Capistrano, CA (Source: Yelp)


(…) I have required a couple of major procedures and he fully explained the procedure to me in advance, and the office staff ran it through my insurance to find my out of pocket cost, so I could be completely informed in both areas before deciding whether to proceed. On the day of my procedures, he was extremely gentle and concerned about my comfort, stopping often to see how I was doing and proceeding carefully.  I have been completely satisfied with the quality of his work and have never had any problem. His staff is equally as professional, friendly, and always willing to help. They remind me of my small-town childhood dentist office.
Lastly, Dr. Buchan goes above and beyond the call of duty.  Recently, my son had a tooth injury during a weekend sporting event and, although Dr. Buchan was dealing with his own family crisis that Saturday, he made time to attend to my son’s needs.  He was able to x-ray and determine the extent of the injury and provide orthodontic advice until we could get in to see our orthodontist that following Monday.  Dr. Buchan is genuinely dedicated to his profession and to the best care of his patients.

Tim Doherty (Source: Google)


Dr. Buchan and his staff have always put my dental care first, any time I have had questions about my dental health, requested appointments, referrals, teeth cleaning and billing services, I have received excellent professional service, I will continue to recommend Dr. Buchan to my friends and family.

Maria Murillo (Source: Google)


I’m so glad I switched to Dr. Buchan. On my initial visit, he gave me a very thorough exam, looking at all the little details pertaining to my teeth and Xrays. I was pleased to get a solution to the chronic pain I’ve been having between a couple of my molars that my other dentist kept glossing over. I also love my new hygienist Danika(sp?). She does a thorough job, didn’t judge me for my tartar build-up (ha!), and is very enjoyable to talk with when her cleaning instruments aren’t in my mouth that is. 🙂

Susan Schiefer (Source: Facebook)


Dr. Dave is by far the best dentist ever !!! He understands my fear and helps me through with his kindness and understanding. His patient care is amazing.

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


Dr. Buchan and his knowledgeable staff are amazing.  Their commitment to detail, exceptional skills, and outstanding talents set them above other dental providers. I praise them for always putting the patient first. What more can you ask for an exceptional dentist with exceptional staff.

Christopher Huntington (Source: Google)


Dr. Buchan and his staff are fantastic – I’ve been going to them for over 8 years now, and everyone has always been professional, kind, and attentive. They really do their best to make sure you’re as comfortable as possible – especially during difficult procedures (difficult for the patient – Dr. Buchan makes it seems like a walk in the park!) Very strongly recommend you give this office a try!

Alicia Jackson (Source: Google)


Dr. Buchan and his team are professional, friendly, and individuals concerned with each patient. They great each patient as a friend and they work delicately and carefully to minimize dental pain or discomfort. They are a loving, caring, fastidious team and they do excellent work!

Ron Mudd (Source: Google)


This is the most thorough, professional and courteous dentist office I have ever had. Dr. Buchan and all the staff make me feel very welcome and comfortable. I really like this office and all the people in it.

Brenda S. from Riverside, CA (Source: Yelp)


(…) They got me in very quickly. The staff was very nice and timely. The dental hygienist was very knowledgeable and professional. Dr.Buchan was the first dentist that I have ever been too that is so easy to talk too. He has a great personality and made me feel at ease. I plan to stay with Dr Buchan FOREVER!

Robert Z. from San Clemente, CA (Source: Yelp)


My wife and I have lived in San Clemente for 30 years.  She found Dr. Buchan and I waited a year to check him out last year. He is an amazing human being as well as a great dentist. His staff is so friendly.  Sincere and competent care from great people.

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


Dr. Buchan is the best dentist. He’s a local San Clemente resident and is so personable and sweet. I mean where can I get a painful procedure done and still end up laughing and having a good time!! The hygienists are all very nice and the front desk girls are so happy and friendly. Seriously love this place!!!

Richard Rankin (Source: Google)


(…) I must say, Dr. Buchan did not disappoint. I found him to be very personable, detailed, honest, caring, and actually had a great sense of humor, which was quite reassuring. He utilizes up to date technology, and actually gives the Novocain time to numb your teeth before the drill starts whirling. That is important. He put a crown on one of my teeth and I must say it was the smoothest and least discomfort I have ever had with crowns. And his front office staff is great! So 5 stars for Dr. Buchan for sure!

Steve Z. from San Clemente, CA (Source: Yelp)


I can truthfully say, it doesn’t get better than Dr. Buchan and his staff!  Dr. Buchan will never recommend anything that is not needed.  If you hesitate to get an anesthetic needle, have no fear, you don’t even feel it. We, a family of five, have been Dr. Buchan ‘s patients since he graduated from dental school sometime in the 1990’s.  I have recommended new patients and they all have thanked me for the recommendation.  He is a blessing.  As I said, DR. DAVE AND STAFF ARE THE BEST!

Georgia R. from San Clemente, CA (Source: Yelp)


Great experience!  My son and I both saw Dr. Buchan.  He gave us a thorough exam and identified the best ways to address our individual issues within our budget.  I highly recommend him!

Aptil A. from Eugene, OR (Source: Yelp)


So embarassed and stressed over my teeth I put off going to the dentist for a VERY long time. Wish I would have called Dr Buchan sooner. Staff so very friendly, the hygienist extremely competent. Dr Buchan helped me prioritize and make a game plan. Im actually looking forward to getting my smile back on track!

Steven P. from San Clemente, CA (Source: Yelp)


Went to Dr. Buchan for the first time yesterday, and had a really great experience.  The office staff were all highly professional and very friendly (they make you feel like part of the family).  I switched from another local dental group, which was a smart move.  I got much more information from Dr. Buchan and the hygienist than I ever did at the other place, and was more specifically directed toward treatments that were appropriate for me.  The other place had me in treatments that aren’t really necessary, and this office gave me the details to understand my options as well as what’s appropriate for my situation.  Anyhow, I’ll never go to another dentist.

Karen Hall (Source: Google)


We trust Dr. Buchan and his staff with the smiles of our entire family: Gentle, patient, thorough, conscientious. They have even prayed for us before anxiety-producing procedures…that have always ended up perfectly!

Noah Kiessling (Source: Google)


Dr. Buchan is outstanding! I had visited his office for a second opinion on multiple cavities I was told needed work by another dentists office. Dr. Buchan’s opinion was that only a few of the said teeth needed to dealt with more quickly and the other teeth will not need as dramatic or expensive work as stated by the previous dental office. He gave me a straight forward answer and kept my best interests in front instead of giving me a more dramatic diagnosis like my previous dentistry office. I really appreciated his authenticity and professionalism in the matter. Something that is rare to find, when most people are concerned with just making more money from you! Besides the actual service, Dr. Buchan himself is a joy to work with. He has a great upbeat attitude and you can tell he has a genuine passion for his work and keeping his clients happy, which is very refreshing in the dental industry! I would recommend him to anyone and I know I will be going to his office from now on!

Summer M. from Mission Viejo, CA (Source: Yelp)


Cannot express enough my appreciation, admiration & respect for Dr Buchan & his staff.  Clinically skilled & sound.  Let’s be honest we live in an amazing area & there are lots of dentists who are well trained & can do these procedures.  Dr Buchan is right up there too notch with them! What truly makes Dr Buchan & his staff stand out is their compassion & integrity.  From the minute you walk in the office you feel safe & cared for.  I realize very quickly why you get this feel from the office when I met Dr Buchan.  A man of skill in what he does, yes… but moreover honest, caring & compassionate.  Doesn’t try to sell you on things that as a patient you don’t really know if you need or not.  He has a beautiful way though of being straightforward about what needs to be done, but leaves the decision to you & what works with your insurance/ finances, etc.  Such a comforting breath of fresh air!!! I feel truly blessed to have found this office.

Rudy H. from Dana Point, CA (Source: Yelp)


(…) I walk in and there are three genuinely beaming employees at the front desk. Not creepy beaming, just nice people. My hygienist, Collette, couldn’t have been nicer or done a better job. Then the Dr came in and he was great as well. We talked a bit and decided to get some damaged filling replaced. Zero pressure from him. He just showed them to me and I decided. The next week, he was great. He went to great lengths to make sure I was comfortable and felt no pain. With no anesthetic, he replaced the cavities and I had zero discomfort. So far, so good. I can recommend this office.

Aloura Lamb (Source: Google)


I actually enjoy going to see my Dentist! I get a very cheerful greeting at the door as I walk in and the entire staff at Dr. Buchan’s office is very professional and Kind. I love my Dentist!

Tom M. from San Clemente, CA (Source: Yelp)


We recently moved to San Clemente from Northern CA.  We are going through the process of finding a new doctor, dentist, etc.  We feel so very lucky to have found Dr. David Buchan and his staff in San Clemente!  The experience is strikingly familiar to the dentist office and staff we had in Northern CA for 31 years!  The entire office treats you like you are part of their family.  This kind of wonderful treatment is hard to find anywhere. If you are looking for a dentist office and staff that makes you feel like part of their family, go see Dr. David Buchan.  We had a great experience and we look forward to staying with Dr. Buchan and his staff.

Dennis Ordiway (Source: Google)


Dr. Buchan has been our family dentist since he started his practice here. Let’s be honest, when you are looking for a dentist he not only has to do good work, but you want him to do it with as little discomfort as possible, and Dr. Buchan gets top scores on both counts. He also has a friendly and capable staff: the front office, the hygienists and everyone. And he will send you a nice Christmas card, too!

Israel Rosa (Source: Google)


The whole team there was very polite, courteous, and respectful. Dr. Buchan and his staff are very friendly and professional. Very pleasant experience.

Gump Worsley (Source: Google)


Doctor Dave and his staff are the best in San Clemente. He has a great disposition…always makes me laugh, and the staff are super friendly. Also, our family has been going for years, and never felt ripped off.

Colleen S. from Laguna Hills, CA (Source: Yelp)


David and his staff are amazing! Was looking for a dentist was a while and I’m super happy I found him. Very honest and great at what he does. He took out my wisdom tooth, painless. I definitely recommend him. He is now my primary dentist.

Gerek Allen (Source: Google)


Dr Buchan and staff are true professionals, but more like family. I live about 50 miles away yet still will only go to him because of how everyone treats me and the quality of their work.

Robert H. from San Juan Capistrano, CA (Source: Yelp)


Been a patient for the last several years and have always received the most professional and friendly care. Anyone looking for dental care should consider Dr Buchan and his staff.

Jeff Sanders (Source: Google)


Best dentist I’ve ever had having lived in 8 different metros. Whether it’s a root canal or just a check-up, this is the doctor and staff you want looking at and working on your teeth. 5 stars are not enough as all Dr. Buchan’s patients would agree undoubtedly. Thank you, doc and team Buchan!

Olive P. from San Clemente, CA (Source: Yelp)


I am so happy that a co-worker gave me this dentistry I am so impressed with the doctor and his staff Krista and everyone made me feel a ease with everything!! They explained everything to me and Krista had my future visit cost to me in less than an hour. If you’re looking for a top-notch dentist Dr Buchanan and his staff will make your visit a very pleasant one!! Thank you!!

Dominique Rogers (Source: Google)


Very kind extremely patient, and a perfectionist. Told me all my options about what I needed with no pressure at all. They were things I knew were wrong with me so he knew exactly what he was talking about. Have not been to the dentist in five years but will go every year now that I found someone I trust. Love the people who work for him too.

John Riley (Source: Google)


Very pleased with the quality of care given here. The office is very well organized and conveniently located 1 exit off the 5 FWY. Everyone at the office is very friendly and professional. I highly recommend Dr. Buchan’s office!

Tim B. from San Clemente, CA (Source: Yelp)


We have been patients of Dr. Buchan’s practice for over ten years.  Sadly we are leaving the area, and hence leaving Dr. Buchan’s office.  Our family has always felt part of Dr. Buchan’s family, as his staff goes out of their way to make us feel as such.  They are an incredible team and we will miss them very much.  Thanks to Dr. Buchan and the team for such a great experience over the last ten years. 

Steven Schiefer (Source: Google)


Excellent, probably the best dentist I have been to. Has taken excellent care of my entire family. Extra caring with my wife as she has a difficult time getting dental work done. Would highly recommend.

Chris R. from Rancho Santa Margarita, CA (Source: Yelp)


I’ve been going here for many years and it’s always a good experience.  Very friendly staff.  Everyone always asks how the family is and makes you feel at home.  This has got to be the best Dentist in town.


Dr. Dave Buchan was born and raised in south Orange County. After some traumatic childhood dental experiences, he was drawn to pursuing a dental career from a very early age when his San Clemente dentist helped transform his fears into a passion to help people. Dr. Buchan pursued this passion at UCLA for his undergrad & dental degrees. He is constantly taking courses in Restorative, Implant & Cosmetic Dentistry to keep up to date with the rapid advances in dental care. Dr. Buchan is committed to providing the highest quality of care to his patients. He has enjoyed serving the San Clemente community by coaching youth sports, being active in his local church and helping low-income families with dental care. He & his family have also considered it a privilege to have traveled to Papua New Guinea, El Salvador, Belize, and Mexico to provide dentistry in remote areas where no dental care has been available. Dr. Buchan would love to meet you and personally discuss any needs you have.