Del Mar Family Dentistry
Thomas Fitzpatrick, DDS:
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Del Mar Family Dentistry
Thomas A. Fitzpatrick, DDS
Solana Beach, 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

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: 7:30 am to 4:00 pm

Wednesday: 10:0 am to 7:00 pm

Thursday: 9:00 am to 5:30 pm

Friday: 7:30 am to 2:30 pm

Saturday: Closed

Sunday: Closed





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

Joe A. from Miramar, CA (Source: Yelp)


Thomas is an amazing dentist and human being. I have had the good fortune of getting to know Thomas outside of the dental office as well as inside. As a dentist he takes the time to get it right. Apparently I’ve not been to the dentist’s office for a while because I was blown away at the technology. I went in for an inlay and he had it finished up in a short time… everything done in one visit so I didn’t have to come back again. I have always felt that he has time for me and cares that the work is done properly. As a human being he is involved in so many philanthropic causes it is inspiring. I give Thomas my highest recommendation and if you are looking for a great dentist look no further

Joyce Mattman (Source: Google)


An exceptional team of dentists, hygienists and office support. Everyone is professional, friendly and most of all, very good at what they do. My cleanings are thorough and pain-free. Solid advice on care based on my goals, and no high-pressure tactics. Advice for between visit care is spot-on. I had my first crown done last summer and am very happy with the result – they made sure it was done right and fit perfectly.

Ashlee Wylie (Source: Facebook)


We have been seeing Dr. Fitzpatrick for many years now and feel very cared for and appreciate his great honest work! The staff is friendly and office is beautiful. I highly recommend Del Mar Family Dentistry!

Jeremy W. from San Diego, CA (Source: Yelp)


I have known Dr Fitzpatrick outside of him being my dentist for a long time.  Today, I finally decided it was time to return to the dentist after a long hiatus.  Every experience I had with his office was wonderful and everyone on the staff was extremely friendly. In past experiences with dentists I never felt like I could trust them and constantly felt like I was being upsold.  Thomas is the exact opposite.  He is extremely genuine and will only recommend something to you that you actually need. If you are ever looking for a dentist I highly recommend Thomas!  You will not be disappointed

Derek P. (Source: Google)


As usual Del Mar Family dentistry is the gold standard for dental care. So much of what they master is getting the little things right. Scheduling, billing, being forward looking on your oral health, cleanings and guidance on how to keep your oral health up to date. Preventive screenings and monitoring changes in your health, both oral and otherwise that may impact how they tailor their care. They check boxes we don’t even realize need to be checked. Did I mention there is a happy to be there atmosphere in the office too? Better service will be hard to find

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


Dr. Fitzpatrick is more than just a great dentist, he’s also a great friend. (No seriously, he’s a good friend of mine.) He cares very much about developing solid relationships with his clients and values quality dental care over volume, so you’ll feel well taken care of sitting in his dental chair. He’s also got the best equipment and uses the latest technology, such as digital imaging, and you get to watch some seriously entertaining DVDs during your teeth cleaning. Dr. Fitzpatrick is relatively young and a lot of fun, which helps soften the experience for those of us (who, me? nahhh) who may not enjoy going to the dentist all that often. His staff is also friendly. Every little bit helps, right? While you’re getting your teeth all done up, ask him about his yearly trip to Nicaragua, where he leads a team of dental students to perform free dental care for the poor. He’s got a great story about an interaction with a very high ranking Nicaraguan government official you may or may not have heard of.

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


My husband and I loved our experience with Dr. Fitzpatrick!!! We are new to San Diego and had been to a dentist in the area previously. The cleaning took 15 min and the dentist barely looked in my mouth… so we decided the search must continue. We found Dr. Fitzpatrick at Del Mar Family Dentistry and could not have had a better experience. Not only did he go through a thorough inspection of my teeth, he even did my cleaning the first time to get to know more about me and my dental history. He is very friendly and laid out all my options clearly without being pushy. Our search for a dentist has ended and we plan to be back in another 6 months. Thank you so much Dr. Fitzpatrick!!

James Card (Source: Google)


Hadn’t been to the dentist for a loooong time and WOW! Like 10 years and it’s like I stepped into the Twilight Zone (Black Mirror for the youngsters) because I was laying back getting my crown work going watching a video on the ceiling with noise cancelling headphones on that, as the grinding became more intense, I just cranked up the music and didn’t even notice it! Cold and need a blanket? They have one even though I was trying to Man up and not use it! Even the x-ray process was super easy and nothing like the clunky mess I remembered it to be. Ultra Modern office and super friendly staff! I saw pics of the teeth cleaning before, and then after. Let’s just say that I feel like loser for NOT getting this basic service done regularly. Embarrassing, but if it gets you in ask them if they have the pics, they have my permission to show them. The difference is astonishing!!! Don’t be a loser like I was, get their dental plan, which more than covered the yearly cost with the savings I received and I still have more work to do. Dr. Fitzpatrick will be my dentist for life as well as my family’s choice

Catherine Hopf (Source: Google)


I had an old bridge replaced recently but found myself putting it off Due to fear of the shots. Dr. Fitzpatrick numbed me with almost no pain-he is a master. The whole process was so much easier than I expected and I even was able to watch a movie during the procedure

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


I rarely give 5 stars but Dr. Fitzpatrick is AMAZING!!!! So in 2008 I was getting married to my beautiful wife in San Diego and came down from my home town in Lake Tahoe about a week before the wedding. About 4 days before the wedding I had a terrrible pain in my tooth and my gum and jaw started to swell pretty severely. I called Dr. Fitzpatrick and he was able to immedietly schedule me for a Root Canal. Long story short he saved my wedding and more importantly my honeymoon to Panama! 😉  Thanks Dr. Fitzpatrick your the Best

Ash W. from Kapaa, HI (Source: Yelp)


My husband and I both hated going to the dentist but once we found Dr. Thomas Fitzpatric our hate was lifted! He is an amazing dentist who sincerely cares about people. He is honest, detailed oriented and funny! He does his best to make you feel as comfortable as possible while in the chair, you can even watch a movie! My husband and I both have had root canals, fillings, crowns, X-rays and teeth cleanings from him and all were done perfectly and with out pain! We highly recommend Dr. Fitzpatric for your dental needs! Also, the office is clean and the staff are all so nice! You can tell everyone is happy to be there (including the patients!)

Kay Francis (Source: Google)


Thank you for being so accommodating to my schedule. As always your wonderful staff is a pleasure to deal with. Nancy, my hygienist was so thorough, and gave me many tips for maintaining good oral care. So happy to have such a great dentist!!

Emily S. from La Mesa, CA (Source: Yelp)


Wow, I was so impressed with Dr. Fitzpatrick! This is the place to go if you want to be well taken care of, if you want to be confident that your dentist knows what he is talking about, and if you want to be sure you are taking care of your teeth. I went to three other places in San Diego, and I never really felt like I was heard or that my concerns were taken seriously. With Dr. Fitzpatrick I finally have a place I am comfortable and confident at! His staff is friendly and professional, the office is clean and welcoming, and I and so thankful I came in. Thanks Dr Fitzpatrick!

Jessica B. from Santee, CA (Source: Yelp)


Thomas Fitzpatrick is the best dentist we have been to. After going to a dentist who said my husband needed $5,000 in dental work we went to doctor Fitzpatrick for a second opinion. It turned out my husband only needed $300 in dental work. Dr Fitzpatrick is very honest and trustworthy. We now bring all four of our children to him also. My son was petrified of dentists but now he actually enjoys going. Dr Fitzpatrick is great with the kids!

Lindsay Q. from Redlands, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Fitzpatrick spends a lot of time with his patients and really cares about their well-being. Nicest guy ever! I moved two hours away from San Diego but I’m still going to drive the two hours for my appointments with Dr. Fitzpatrick because he’s the best

Robert G. (Source: Google)


Everyone is so friendly from the moment you walk in to the time you walk out. Nice beautiful smiles, obviously because Dr. Trudeau and Dr. Fitzpatrick are visionaries at their craft. I would definitely recommend this office to anyone for their oral hygiene needs 🙂

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


Dr. Fitzpatrick and staff provide excellent service that you can trust.  I’ve know Dr. Fitzpatrick for many years aside from being my dentist.  Visiting the dentist can be just as intimidating/expensive as an auto mechanic since most don’t know much about either.  With Dr. Fitzpatrick I know I am getting an honest evaluation and not having unnecessary and expensive dental work recommended.  Not every dentist is so honest

Gary Lee (Source: Google)


It’s great to get my teeth cleaned after shelter in place. I was over due. Del Mar Family Dentistry followed all necessary Covid-19 precautions and I felt safe. They also have nice equipment and took pictures of my teeth after the cleaning. That’s an added service. I was shown a picture of a tooth chip that happened since my last visit. It’s helpful to see a big picture of the chip on a TV screen as I could feel the rough spot but not see it. Great job Thanks!

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


When you think of going to the dentist, how do you feel? For me, this thought comes with a certain measure of cynicism. Over the years, I’ve seen my fair share of dentists all over San Diego County, ranging from all ages, ethnicities and backgrounds. Among my experiences, I find myself asking a common question: “Am I being duped?” I can’t tell you how many times a dentist has tried to upsell me into dropping hundreds and thousands of dollars into deep cleanings, teeth whitening and (what I can’t help but suspect to be) unnecessary fillings. The truth of the matter is – there are dishonest people out there, and how can I be sure that I am going to a dentist with integrity? Clearly you care about the quality of care, too, or you wouldn’t have come to this site to read reviews. Thomas Fitzpatrick is an honest dentist, whose character and quality of care, I can personally attest. He genuinely believes in the best interest of individuals and maintaining healthy tooth structures. I’ve never once felt pressured for unneeded procedures. During my last visit, he repaired an old filling right between my front teeth that was deteriorating. I was honestly amazed at the result; it was flawless! His aesthetically perfectionistic tendencies help to create a beautiful result – it’s clear he takes a lot of pride in his work! But more importantly, I believe he was more concerned about how I would feel about the outcome. He was focused on me, as opposed to the cold logistics of the procedure. Since becoming a loyal patient, I’ve also come to find out that he makes yearly trips to Nicaragua to provide dental care for those who don’t have the access or means. This is a testament to a strong sense of duty and character that comes from someone who genuinely cares about people. Without reservation, I highly recommend Dr. Thomas Fitzpatrick!

Natanya Steelman (Source: Facebook)


Everyone is INCREDIBLY FRIENDLY! The office is cutely decorated and has a peaceful, coastal feel. When I mentioned that it was cold, the dental hygienist got me a cozy blanket! The entire appointment was relaxed, pain-free and surprisingly fun since every person was so talkative. I 100% recommend Dr. Fitzpatrick and am excited for my next visit!

Cois Byrd (Source: Google)


MY wife and I continue to drive from the Inland area to Del Mar Family Dentistry for our dental needs. Del Mar Dental offices are the best we have ever experienced. The facilities are state of the art, the staff is friendly and provide top level support. My latest visit was with Dr. Fitzpatrick as Dr. Trudeau was not available. I am very pleased with the results. He listened carefully, was friendly and accomplished the issue without complications

Duane Hewett (Source: Google)


I’ve been going to Dr Fitzpatrick for years because he and his team are the best in town!! I’ve had nothing but great experiences and my teeth are healthiest they have ever been. The environment is wonderful and the staff make sure I’m comfortable and understand what is going on. If you’re looking for a great dentist….look no further, see Dr Fitzpatrick

Stephanie C. from San Diego, CA (Source: Yelp)


I’ve been looking for a new dentist and I really didn’t have high expectations. I’ve been through my share over the years. What you’ll get with Dr. Fitzpatrick is a dentist who will sit and spend the time with you to address all your concerns. The office staff were awesome. Everyone is professional, efficient and simply nice to meet!

Robert P. from San Diego, CA (Source: Yelp)


Its not the easiest to find an honest, talented, knowledgeable dentist that truly cares about people these days. There are many impostors (as I’ll explain), but few are the real deal. DR. THOMAS FITZPATRICK IS THE REAL DEAL! I went to Stonecrest Dental off of Aero Dr and they showed me X-rays that showed my bottom wisdom teeth moving horizontally and mashing into my molars. The dentist there said that I needed to see their oral surgeon and get them removed asap and would probably need root canals and crowns because of the damage reportedly done to my molars. The bill to just remove my wisdom teeth and some other basic care was around $2k! And thats with the HMO insurance! The root canals and crowns would be much more! Well, I waited and woke up one morning with my jaw throbbing in pain. I assumed it was the “damage” to my molars. I texted Thomas and he fit me in around another emergency appointment the same day! He took X-rays and when I saw them, confusion followed. My wisdom teeth looked NOTHING like the X-rays Stonecrest had shown me! My wisdom teeth were straight up and down. No damage to the molars. The pain was coming from an infection from a partially erupted wisdom tooth that was interacting with a nerve along my jaw. Thomas took great care to not only pull the tooth, but since I have never had an fillings or any type of dental care other than cleanings and braces, I has never gotten a shot or anything like that. Thomas made me feel so much better about future dental care. He’s honest and gentle….perfect qualities in a dentist. The bill that was going to cost near $2k at the other place? I wont list prices specifically, but safe to say, the other place was ripping me off! Thomas also truly cares about people! Not only is he a stand up dentist, he’s a stand up man! Ask him about his trips to Nicaragua and the coffee project he started to help build self-sufficient dentistry there! BOTTOM LINE: In a dentist, you want someone that makes you feel comfortable, won’t rip you off, and cares about others. Thats Dr. Fitzpatrick. If you’re going to any other dentist in San Diego, you’re not getting the best!

Darlene McCarthy (Source: Google)


I normally never leave reviews for any business but my experience at Del Mar Family Dentistry was outstanding!! It started with my first phone conversation, she was so helpful and kind. I had not had my teeth cleaned in quite awhile and I felt embarrassed by my neglect, but everyone made me feel comfortable and at ease the moment I walked in. The care I received from this office was professional, warm and friendly. My teeth cleaning went great, my hygienist was so thorough and gentle. I will be back soon for some other dental work and I feel confident that I found my new dental home. I have to say it was the most purfect experience I have ever had at any dental office. They even gave me a fresh piece of fruit from their fruit bowl on my way out!

Donna P. from San Diego, CA (Source: Yelp)


I can’t say enough about this office. I was new and had immediate and long term needs. I got in right away for immediate attention. From the Receptionist to the Assistant to the Doctor, everyone was positive, upbeat, smiling and extremely courteous. I was given enough information and options to make an informed decision under no pressure. Everything was squeaky clean and modern. It was the best dental office experience I’ve ever had. I look forward to coming back for further treatments

Celeste Hansen (Source: Google)


There are nearly 100+ dentist offices btwn my home and this practice.. but I choose to make the drive up to see Dr. Fitzpatrick and the staff because they are outstanding. Five Star PLUS on service and customer care. Agnes is a wonderful hygienist! I highly recommend this dentistry to any and all.

Robert Fauss (Source: Google)


My visit was great. Dr Fitzpatrick was very professional, courteous, and friendly. He explained the procedure as he went along and finiished by giving me clear, concise instructions and materials for after care. Couldn’t be more pleasently pleased

Christian D. from Los Angeles, CA (Source: Yelp)


Just was looking for a quick cleaning as I’m in between a move back to LA, a couple Yelp reviews and the fact it is close to my house was good enough for me to give it a shot. I was able to get in with a days notice and the dentist spent more time with me than any other dentist in my life. Not just the obligatory mouth open “looks good” that is all too often in the industry. Highly recommended

Sarah M. from Seattle, WA (Source: Yelp)


I have been going to Dr. Fitzpatrick for the past few years for regular cleanings. He is very professional, quick (my cleanings have been under an hour), and has a great sense of humor that always puts me at ease because, going to the dentist in general gives me mild anxiety. During one of my first cleanings, Dr. Fitzpatrick noticed I had a small cavity and offered to fill it right then, which was convenient. He even checked with one of the receptionists to let me know what my out of pocket cost would be after insurance, which I appreciated. The dentist office I was going to before would always try to upsell me on treatments without being up-front about cost, then send me a bill later. You will not get that at this office, everybody including the women at the front desk are honest, friendly and informative

Merlynn Fitzpatrick (Source: Google)


Going to a dentist used to be a dreaded experience.  After going to Dr. Thomas Fitzpatrick at Del Mar Family Dentistry, I realized that a dental checkup can be an opportunity to be treated by knowledgeable people who are genuinely concerned about the health of my teeth.

Theresa O'Leary (Source: Facebook)


Our family has been going here for 26 years. Very caring and intelligent staff and dentists. I would highly recommend Del Mar Family Dentistry. Highly talented and professional!

Anonymous (Source: Google)


I have gotten a lot of work done by both Dr. Trudeau and Dr. Fitzpatrick. Both of them, and the rest of the staff, are excellent! Not only did they do a great job fixing my teeth, but they were always kind, welcoming, and great at easing any anxiety around procedures! My front teeth in particular looked awful due to an accident, but Dr. Fitzpatrick went to work on it like Michelangelo went to work on the Sistine Chapel. Now, I can’t stop smiling and showing of my amazing smile! I can’t recommend enough Del Mar Family dentistry!


High quality dental care in a relaxed environment helping you to Love Your Smile! Dr. Fitzpatrick joined an established practice of 30 years to build upon meeting the needs of the community through quality dental care. Dr. Fitzpatrick completed his undergraduate studies from Point Loma Nazarene University in 2001.  He went on to complete his doctorate of dental surgery DDS from Loma Linda University in 2006.  He is involved with many community and charitable organizations such as: Foundation for Worldwide Health, Peninsula YMCA, Past President of Optimist Club of Point Loma, Founder and CEO of Cura Coffee Co. and Founder and Executive Director of Cura Smiles, non-profit. Dr. Fitzpatrick is a member of the American Dental Association, California Dental Associatioin, Academy of General Dentistry and is a Fellow in the Academy of Dentistry International.