Dentistry of Del Mar
Mark Rutley, DDS:
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Dentistry of Del Mar
Mark A. Rutley, DDS
Del Mar, CA













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

Dental cleaning

White fillings


Inlays & onlays


Clear aligners

Porcelain veneers

Teeth whitening

Dentures & partials

Root canal treatment

Tooth extraction

Dental implants


Offers Even28 at-home™? No

Offers Even28 at-dentist™? No

Offers Invisalign®? Yes


Monday: Open 24 hours

Tuesday: Open 24 hours

Wednesday: Open 24 hours

Thursday: Open 24 hours

Friday: Open 24 hours

Saturday: Open 24 hours

Sunday: Open 24 hours





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

Mike M. from Del Mar, CA (Source: Yelp)


A broken tooth emergency brought me to Dr Rutley and I am very happy with the treatment I received. I have my own share of bad dentist experiences and this was not one of them. I appreciate Dr Rutley’s work and his detailed explanation of procedures and charges before starting work.

Joe Busic (Source: Google)


I needed immediate care this morning after being referred yesterday to a specialist who said they could see me next Wednesday. So I called Dentistry of Del Mar and received an immediate call back from Dr. Rutley. He listed to what was going to have done and booked me an early appointment this morning to see what was going on. He said he’d need to take a look but recommend trying to save the tooth rather than having it extracted. From the reception to the chair and out the door, I received the best care and service. Most importantly he re-did a poorly executed root canal and I am now on my way to recovery. I can’t thank him enough and look forward to my return visit. PS, they have a great movie selection to occupy your time! Thank you again! Regards, Joe Busic

Judy Del Rey (Source: Facebook)


Dr. Mark did my crowns two years ago and a lot of repair work I appreciated his pain free approach and the obvious camaraderie of his staff I’m from Canada and I chose to come back this year for maintenance and cleaning Great guy cool surfboards

Drew S. from San Francisco, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Rutley is absolutely great and has an amazing staff! I was in from out of town and broke some teeth on a late Sunday evening, and he called me back that same evening around 10pm willing to get me in the next day. I showed up and his team did an amazing job not only fixing my broken teeth but making them look better than before! Dr. Rutley is also very friendly and a nice guy; he loves what he does and his passion comes through in the results from his work. I can’t recall the front desk lady’s name but she was extremely nice and made sure I was taken care of throughout the day. What ever I needed she was there to help and she even brought me a nice pillow to use while I was waiting. Everyone at the practice went above and beyond and I could tell they truly care about their patients. I’m amazed how quickly they got me in and the quality of work was outstanding.

Jonathan Rheuben (Source: Google)


I cracked off a good sized chunk of a molar on Saturday night in the middle of a marathon work weekend. Dr. Rutley’s staff got me a 1600 appt the next day, and he kept rolling until 2100 to get my root canal and crown completed. He explained everything in great detail, and kept a running commentary going through some complications. There was some discomfort, but zero pain. Temporary crown went in, and I was back in action. I returned that Friday for the installation of the permanent crown, which took all of 15min. Looks and feels far better that what was replaced

Dee N. from Oceanside, CA (Source: Yelp)


I had not been to a dentist in years due to a bad dental experience, and was reluctant to go back. Finding a good dentist is so hard especially in North County, until a friend referred me to Dr. Mark Rutley.  I came to the office and it was clean and the atmosphere relaxing – you can watch a movie while your teeth are being worked on!  Dr. Rutley is professional and his staff are very friendly and caring.  He took the time to explain my procedures and options; his quality of work is amazing. He is honest, fairly priced and definitely trustworthy.  Thank you Dr. Rutley for my smile!

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


Many many thanks to Mark Rutley, D.D.S “Rock” who helped my boyfriend Triston Jackson find amazing relief from extreme tooth pain! Amazing service from the moment I walked in the door! He is extremely thorough and communicates everything so clearly. And the staff is so welcoming and friendly. Best densit ever !!!!

Michele Goldberg (Source: Google)


I broke a tooth on Friday afternoon… my dentist takes Fridays off but Dentistry of Del Mar was there and I was sitting in Dr Rutley’s chair an hour and a half after contacting them. His touch may be a bit heavy but then again, since when is a root canal a walk in the park? Helpful staff and full disclosure of charges. A much needed service offered. Thanks!

Ghada Alsudany (Source: Google)


I went in because I had fractured my tooth and I was in a lot of pain. The dentist started treating me within 30 mins of my arrival, thats not even with an appointment. My tooth was fractured and had I gone to other dentistries they would have just extracted it, but he insisted on saving my tooth and putting a crown instead. He was very fast and procedure was not as painful as I imagined ( three root canals) but I think it is because he is a very experienced dentist that I didnt feel a lot of pain and by the end of my procedure I was able to go home and eat and most importantly I had a nice crown that matched the rest of my teeth instead of an ugly gap. I highly recommend this place.

Lou M. from Reno, NV (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Mark Rutley is the most brilliant and wonderful dentist I have ever been to in my life!
I live in New York and I was in San Diego on a business trip in a lot of pain when I landed on a Sunday and he took me in the afternoon on an emergency visit.  As it turned out I thought it was just a cavity instead it was two cavities,  two crowns,  and three teeth restorations that needed to be done to get me back in shape without hurting as much as I have been for such a long time!!!  Unbelievable but true! Dr. Mark and his staff are over-the-top! I now have rock stars in the world of dentistry and the world of wonderful people!

Carina Q. from San Diego, CA (Source: Yelp)


I was lucky enough to find Dr. Rutley a few weeks ago when I was in extreme pain I called on a Thursday night he returned my call minutes later and saw me first thing Friday morning. He was able to find out that the cause of my pain was from my previous dentist who over a year ago had incorrectly placed a crown, a dentist I had been to bc of the pain weeks prior who gave me antibiotics bc he said the pain was from a sinus infection, when the pain increased he said I needed a route canal!. Thank you Dr. Rutley for finding the true cause of my pain and fixing my crown, I am pain free!. I am so thankful for you and your sweet team.

Zuki Page (Source: Google)


I just moved to Del Mar area and went to Dentistry of Del Mar for the first time.  Customer service is great from the phone call to make the appointment to the explanation of services and then my next visit to get some cleaning and dental work done. Everyone from the receptionist to the doctor were super friendly and genuine in understanding your needs and explaining solutions.

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


My family just had our dental checkup with Dr. Mark Rutley today, our family dentist since 2008.  When we moved overseas to the Middle East in 2012, we always include a dental checkup with Dr. Mark Rutley during our twice yearly vacation to San Diego! Also, Dr. Rutley’s office staff are always friendly and helpful.  Alexis, the dental hygienist, is amazing!  She is so gentle while taking X-rays and with the dental cleaning that I have never experienced any pain while in her care.

Jack M. from Chula Vista, CA (Source: Yelp)


I would recommend Dr. Mark to those seeking emergency dental services on the weekend.  After having excruciating tooth pal I was desperatly serking dental sttention from any dentist in San Diego but Not one dentist returned my franctic calls during their off duty hours. Dr. Was the only dentist who returned my call in 5 minutes. He gave me an appointment within 30 minites after that. At his office Dr Mark quckly diagoesed my pain ( which was due to poor quality of work from past dentist). Dr. Mark took care of me from removing the old bridge and crown, cleanind the absess in the painful crown, putting new roots, vuilding up a new post and putting on a temporary crown until the new arrives. He spent hours cleaning out the old bacteria from my hurting crown until I did not have excruciating pain anymore. I am gratefil that he serves patients with emergency dental needs during non business hours. A sincere shout out to Dr. Mark’ s expertise and availabily. Jack Martinez

Jill S. from Salt Lake City, UT (Source: Yelp)


I was in Del Mar visiting our new grandson when I started to have a tooth ache. Hoped it would pass but after three days I gave Dr. Rutley a call on a Saturday morning.  His office got me in within minutes; I got a full mouth X-ray and Dr. Rutley determined nothing was wrong with my teeth or gums (I have excellent regular dental care where we live.)   Such a relief!  And since no treatment was needed, no charge! His office is quite fun too with lots of Dan Diego State athletics memorabilia and SoCal motif like surfboards.  Being a native San Diego born of San Diego parents I thought that really cool! Recommend an office visit for dentistry, then take a tour of the SDSU stuff too.  Go Aztecs!

Gary W. from Escondido, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr Mark Rutley is a life saver. I had a dental emergency late Saturday evening. I travel out of town Monday through Friday and did not know what I was going to do. I called the emergency number at my dentist with no response. My wife found Dr Mark Rutley on google, she made a call, and the Dr. called back. Dr. Rutley met me at his office at 10 am Sunday morning. Knowing that I was flying out of town, he completed 3 visits in one. Dr. Rutley spent 5 hours on a Sunday to make sure that I could fly out Monday. Also, during my visit, Dr. Rutley kept me updated through the entire process with X-rays and explanations. He made sure that I understood everything that was going on. I live in Orange County, but I will make the drive to Del Mar to my new dentist Dr. Mark Rutley. Thanks Doctor!

Pulin D. from Newark, CA (Source: Yelp)


Thank you for the amazing service Dr. Mark Rutley is a perfectionist! He has done quality work on all my teeth and I couldn’t be more pleased with the result. He is very accommodating, I pulled my front teeth on Sunday and he gave an appointment for Monday morning at 7:00am. Everytime I was made to feel welcome and comfortable by the friendly competence of the staff and the pleasant environment at the office. This is truly an exceptional operation! Thank you Dr. Rutley and his team!

Lee Edwards (Source: Google)


By far my best experience at a dentist. I have traveled over 35 miles to be seen by dr Rutley whom is completely precise in his treatment. He gives a clear understanding of what needs to be done in addition to why. And the final product is well worth the drive.  Personally he fixed what other dentist were afraid to even touch. He is an absolutely amazing dentist.

Bobby Lee (Source: Google)


Die to COVID 19 no dentist offices were open. Had a tooth infection and found through google that Dentistry of Del Mar that was open and had an emergency services. Called the receptionist and she let me talk directly to doctor. Doctor was very kind and knowledgeable and got me an appointment in 2 hours. When I arrived there was one other person already there. They made us stand outside since The waiting room was small and they wanted to practice social distancing. Masks were required. There was only a 10 minute wait and the doctor was able to see me. After a few x-rays on tooth, he was able to bring the swelling on the gum down and put antibiotics in the gum. He gave me a prescription to an antibiotic pill as well. Dr. Rutley and his staff were very accommodating and nice. Unfortunately I live in Chula Vista, so will not be be changing dentists, but highly recommend Dentistry of Del Mar for any emergency needs

Tracey T. from San Diego, CA (Source: Yelp)


Called Dr Rutley as I needed an emergency dentist for what I thought was going to be a root canal. He was able to see me at 8am on Saturday ( I called at 7am on Saturday!). He did not think that I needed a root canal and prescribed none invasive treatment which has worked perfectly!! I appreciate that he explains everything from start to finish and  did not believe in jumping in to perform an expensive procedure if it was not necessary. I was extremely happy with the service I was provided. Dr. Rutley even called later that evening to see if I was OK. Dentistry of Del Mar now has my business. Brilliant service!!

Tex C. from Calliham, TX (Source: Yelp)


Out of town and called an emergency dental service … Dr Rutley responded the same evening and got me prescriptions for pain and the infection … He saw me the next day and preformed a root canal and put a permanent cap on the impacted tooth … saved my trip

Christine Marie Winteler (Source: Facebook)


If you want a wonderful Hawaiian-themed dentistry place right next to the ocean, that’s filled with warm, friendly people, than this, my friends, is the right place for you. I got a wisdom tooth removed here a while back and I was really scared about it, but these guys made it really easy and relaxing for me. Now I come here with my folks for our teeth cleaning appointments. Anyone who gives this place anything less than a 4.5 don’t have that many IQ points to rub together. PS This place also gets an extra awesomeness boost every Christmas– they sure know how to decorate! Hawaiian Santa Clauses, anyone? Hang ten. *PSS: If you lie to your dentist about how much you floss, does that mean that you’re lying through your teeth?

Mae Belleza (Source: Google)


Dr. Rutley hands down is one of the BEST that took care of me and my Teeth! I absolutely feel so much better after having a root canal procedure. I appreciate that he gave me a run down of how the procedure would go and gave me a run down of how the teeth are affected from cavities. His overall staff, from the receptionist & dental assistants were very kind and reassuring the whole time I spent there. Mind this, I got my root canal done and I don’t even really feel pain anymore just a little subtle soreness but that’s normal. I highly recommend his clinic all in all. Also, when I was getting my anesthesia done on top of everything else he reassured me during that whole process and I coped through like a champ and came out painless.

Boomer Hogan (Source: Google)


I Would highly recommend anyone to get their dental work here! The Staff was friendly and informative. The Dentist was great and I experienced little to no pain. If you are like me and have Anxiety about going to the Dentist this is the place for you!

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


Dr. Rutley and his assistant were life savers last night. I had a dental emergency and he was the only provider to respond. He called me back while he was having acupuncture and agreed to see me immediately. He is knowledgeable with modern equipment and seemed very empathetic and understanding. He quickly assessed my teeth and while completing an emergency root canal late Friday night, he also took the time to do a comprehensive plan. Words cannot express how thankful my husband and I are. I am looking forward to having Dr. Rutley as my primary dentis!!And

Kayla K. from San Diego, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dentistry of Del Mar has been a pleasurable experience especially since I have done most of my dental work in Mexico. Dr. Rutley did a wonderful job. I have a lot more work to be done and I honestly cannot wait to go back and actually have my teeth done right. I didn’t even feel my root canal and the other 5 teeth he worked on. I highly recommend this dentist and will tell all my friends and family to go to him. The coolest part? Was being able to pick from over 1000 movies and being able to watch them with headphones and a flat screen on the ceiling. How many dentists have a flat screen on the ceiling so you can watch movies?

Barbara S. from Rancho Santa Fe, CA (Source: Yelp)


My husband and I are new in the area and he saw Dr. Rutley on an emergency basis, having not previously been a patient. He took him in immediately and resolved the problem.  Then I decided to try him for an annual check up. He discovered a number of things my last dentist had let slide and did a wonderful job. My teeth have never looked this good. He is an artist! We are both so glad to have found Del Mar Dentistry. Barbara S.

Gary M. from San Francisco, CA (Source: Yelp)


I was out of town on buisness when broke my tooth. Dentistry of Del Mar made room for me the same day this happened. Gave me a full examination and a root canal. I was at there office until 7pm that night. 2 days later came back and got my crown. Can not say enough good things about this dentist office. They went above and beyond for someone who is not a regular client.

Ron Hanson (Source: Google)


I was in excruciating pain and my wife found Dr. Rutney. He got me in that afternoon and did an emergency root canal and new crown. He was meticulous and his nurse, Malal, was wonderful. He spent more time because of the infection I had and the crown fit perfectly.

Vijay Tamanam (Source: Google)


I am giving a five star because Dr Rutley has surprised me with his good nature. After nearly three years, my crown got broken. I was worried that I will be charged at least half the price for completely replacing the crown. At least that’s what I heard others do. I told him fix it temporarily so that next year I will purchase some better insurance which will cover for different one. He said I stand by my work, you will not be charged anything. He found that the crown was thin on one side when it was initially done and that might be the reason for getting broken. He made a stronger one for me at no charge. I need to go next for my permanent crown. Overall I am happy with Dr Rutley. Appreciate this good gesture and for standing by your work. Not everyone like that after three years.

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


Had such a good experience! I had severe tooth pain and needed a emergency root canal, I called my dental office and was told to wait until Tuesday (this was Saturday night) Dr. Rutley was able to See Me Sunday morning  and accommodated me. He talked me through everything and even let me make payments rather then paying all up front. I would definitely recommend! Thank you so much!

Diane I. from Brandeis, CA (Source: Yelp)


I needed a dentist in an emergency on Sunday and this place was the best.  The dentist agreed to meet me in his office Sunday night for an emergency root canal.  The doctor was very professional and patient as he explained in detail the procedures that he would perform.  He did an awesome job and I can’t thank him enough.  I have just found myself a new Dentist.

Amy D. from Vista, CA (Source: Yelp)


I just wanted to leave an updated review for Dentistry of Del Mar!  Our family has been coming to Dr. Rutley and his amazing staff for over 7 years now, and we are so pleased with our daughter’s Invisalign treatment and results!  Dr. Rutley has given me a very nice implant, and we are working on another one, with a successful bone graft now in place.  Dentistry of Del Mar has gone above and beyond for my family, and we are very grateful. Trustworthy and honest all the way!

Lou Manna (Source: Google)


Dr. Mark Rutley is the most brilliant and wonderful dentist I have ever been to in my life!
I live in New York and I was in San Diego on a business trip in a lot of pain when I landed on a Sunday and he took me in the afternoon on an emergency visit. As it turned out I thought it was just a cavity instead it was two cavities, two crowns, and three teeth restorations that needed to be done to get me back in shape without hurting as much as I have been for such a long time!!! Unbelievable but true!  Dr. Mark and his staff are over-the-top!  I now have rock stars in the world of dentistry and the world of wonderful people!

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


Dr. Rutley has been my dentist for 20 years. I was in need of a root canal and had been referred by my Point Loma dentist to a specialist out of the area. I met Dr. Rutley through a friend of a friend; he offered to take a look at my situation, then spent two hours at the end of his otherwise long day performing the root canal and crown. That tooth has been perfect for twenty years. I’ve subsequently had another root canal, another couple of crowns, and a filling or two, all done perfectly. Unlike many dentists, he makes himself available for emergency care whenever needed, after-hours and weekends. He’s always cheerful and friendly, as is the office staff. There is an occasional wait for care when in the office, but that’s because he takes as much time as needed with every patient, never rushing.


Dr Rutley specializes in cosmetic dentistry, dental implants and is an expert with root canals. We have our own on site Cerec dental lab and can do porcelain crowns and veneers on site. We also offer 24 hour emergency dental care. Our dental office specializes in cosmetic dentistry and emergency dental care for patients in need of root canals and other dental emergencies. Dr Rutley has over 29 years of experience and has been the first emergency dentist in San Diego for over 29 years. Our San Diego cosmetic dentistry office specializes in implants and cosmetic dental work and is one of the few 24 hour emergency dentists in San Diego. Our emergency dental care includes root canal procedures and other dental care to help you with pain. Dentistry of Del Mar uses the cutting-edge technology to provide you with a beautiful and healthy smile.