El Camino Dental Arts
Erich Schmidt, DDS:
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El Camino Dental Arts
Erich S. Schmidt, 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

Sedation dentistry

Porcelain veneers

Teeth whitening

Dentures & partials

Root canal treatment

Tooth extraction

TMJ treatment

Dental implants


Offers Even28 at-home™? No

Offers Even28 at-dentist™? No

Offers Invisalign®? Yes


Monday: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Tuesday: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Wednesday: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Thursday: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Friday: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Saturday: Closed

Sunday: Closed





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

Vinnie K. from Fredericksburg, VA (Source: Yelp)


I Anthony Kline first started to see Dr. Schmidt in 2014 to have him and his lab make me some bottom partials, and they came out perfect. Dr. Schmidt and his staff were extraordinary in the comfort and care they delivered in my services. I made an appointment with them because they are always available on Sundays. Dr. Schmidt is a credible dentist graduating from dental school from the Navy. He is great and has a funny sence of humor! I was hit by a vehicle vs. pedestrian in September 2017, (Oceanside, CA) knocked out my top permanent partial (5 teeth) and him and his lab/staff did an awesome job in a two piece round house permanent partial, they fit and look totally awesome. I also want to mention Cindy S., Bea and the rest of the staff were exceptionally friendly at every appointment. I truly recommend this group to everyone adults and children. Thank you Dr. Schmidt!

Ryne Galiszewski-Edwards (Source: Google)


You know you’re in the right place when the dentist, dental assistant, hygienist, and office staff are all welcoming and professional. I told Dr. Schmidt I’d rather try a day in jail than go to the dentist. He made it his priority to make my visits as peaceful and painless. I hid from dentistry for many times in my life but I won’t hide from Dr. Schmidt.

Kewana Johnson Coleman (Source: Facebook)


Thank you Dr. Schmidt for taking such good care of me today. I had a little bit of the jitters about getting dental work done but I was at peace the whole time. I was so relaxed that I almost fell asleep. Thank you for your awesome bed/chair side manner, the jokes and making my experience a nice one. You and your assistant Mary were amazing. Nice office, always pleasant front office receptionist and overall lovely visit. I will be bringing my family and referring friends. Please come see Dr. Schmidt and his staff you will not be disappointed.

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


Dr. Schmidt started down here in San Diego and took over the dental office of my one and only dentist I ever had as a child, Dr. Barry (He retired). My kids started with Dr. Schmidt at an early age to get acclimated with going and they absolutely loved him! They have had  great experiences over the years and now that they are 14 & 25, they look forward to going to the dentist …. His office has moved and we have moved with him. It’s a little further driving to Vista, however they work on the weekends (Sunday included). I can honestly say that our family highly recommends him and his entire staff! The staff is professional and very friendly. If you are looking for a great dentist, look no further

Cynthia Fera (Source: Google)


Dr. Schmidt has been my dentist for 20 years and he is an excellent dentist. There are dentists closer to my home, but I travel 80 miles round trip to see Dr. Schmidt, and Noah the dental hygenist, because of the great care I receive. I highly recommend this dental office.

Cyndi S. from Oceanside, CA (Source: Yelp)


I cannot say enough good things about Dr. Schmidt, his assistant, Mary and the whole staff.  Compassionate, caring, knowledgeable, and honest are just a few of the adjectives I can use.  I have been dentist-phobic for many years but I think, as of today, I’m cured. I underwent procedures today for 2 crowns, and felt no pain at all.  Everything was explained thoroughly, and all my fears allayed.  I originally went to Dr. Schmidt for a second opinion after being told I needed extensive root canals and a multitude of other procedures, none of which was true.  Now I know I have found my personal dentist for life.

Laurie B. from Oceanside, CA (Source: Yelp)


I broke a tooth & needed a crown a couple days ago.  I was able to get an appointment immediately.  This is the second crown Dr. Schmidt has done for me & I continue to be completely happy with my dental care with him.  He is fantastic as well as his entire staff.  My husband also recently changed to this dental office when he needed dental work.  We are both very happy & grateful to know our dental needs are well taken care of whether for routine cleanings or more extensive dental work.

Signe Johnson (Source: Google)


Dr. Schmidt and staff came to me through a recommendation. I’ve always had fear of dentists, but now I am happy with my visits. They make me feel comfortable and important. They are gentle and kind. Every step is explained in their procedures. I’ve had implant surgery with them. They are professional and provided every detail necessary. My smile is brighter and happier. You need a dentist or implant specialist? This is the place to go! I’ve also referred an acquaintance to them and she is very happy with them!

Chris Ingstad (Source: Google)


Dr. Schmidt and his staff provide top notch dental care. We saw several dentists with our kids before finding Dr. Schmidt’s group. We were not satisfied with the level of care elsewhere. The front office staff is easy to work with, the hygienists do great cleanings, and the new office is amazing. If you want honest dental work for the whole family, look no further than El Camino Dental Arts.  **And they are also open on select Sundays.**

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


Dr. Schmidt and the staff are great!  We live in the College Grove area in San Diego but are willing to travel to Oceanside because of the caring and professional service.  My wife says she really appreciates the gentle touch.  Dr. Schmidt does the right thing (not the most costly thing).  We feel at home there. Bruce T.

Kris W. from Oceanside, CA (Source: Yelp)


We moved to Oceanside from N. CA. about 2 years ago.  We went to another dentist in the area, and my wife & 3 kids did not like that other office very much.  My wife found DDS Erich S. Schmidt in this office to be a very exceptional dentist, and so she signed me up for an appointment. “Happy wife, Happy life!” I had a set of x-ray’s taken, and a very through cleaning that did not leave any bruises (like some of the big handed lunks that practice dentistry in the last office that we fled from.)  The office is nicely decorated, and one of their rooms that I was in has a very beautiful view of an outside garden, which was a very relaxing place to be in. Dr. Schmidt looked at my x-ray films and made me very comfortable with the care that he provided.  He has earned my business, and this review because he did such an exceptional job with my families dental issues. Thanks doc.

Rachelle Luna (Source: Google)


Amazing dentists and staff we’ve been coming here for 12 years now started off military and now civilian and they have always treated us as family. We drive out from Fallbrook to have our dental taken care of. Having a big family we have had a little of everything done general dentistry, orthodontics, periodontal. I love the fact that we can get it all taken care of in one place. We always see the same dentist Dr.Schmidt is beyond amazing!! The front office is very knowledgeable when it comes to insurance.

Stephanie M. from Vista, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Schmidt at El Camino North Dental Arts is absolutely incredible. He is kind and gentle, and his quick (and quirky!) sense of humor put me at ease right away. The office staff and hygienists are all extremely professional, yet comforting and congenial at the same time. I have had 4 visits now, and I can whole-heartedly recommend this office to anyone who is nervous or uncomfortable thinking about dental work. This office also has SUNDAY appointments!

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


Thank you Dr. Schmidt for taking such good care of me today. I had a little bit of the jitters about getting dental work done but I was at peace the whole time. I was so relaxed that I almost fell asleep. Thank you for your awesome bed/chair side manner, the jokes and making my experience a nice one. You and your assistant Mary were amazing. Nice office, always pleasant front office receptionist and overall lovely visit. I will be bringing my family and referring friends. Please come see Dr. Schmidt and his staff you will not be disappointed.

Chris I. from Long Beach, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Schmidt and his staff provide top notch dental care. We saw several dentists with our kids before finding Dr. Schmidt’s group. We were not satisfied with the level of care elsewhere. The front office staff is easy to work with, the hygienists do great cleanings, and the new office is amazing. If you want honest dental work for the whole family, look no further than El Camino Dental Arts.

Jim Austin (Source: Facebook)


If you want to be treated by a great group of professionals that make a dental visit as positive as possible this is the place! Terrific and friendly front office team, very talented and personable hygenists on staff and first class dentists and dental specialist inhouse! I have been a patient for over 20 years and haven’t had a thought of changing dental practices! Will highly recommend El Camino Dental Arts to anyone needing quality dental work!

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


This is a fantastic Dental Group.  I recently had to have a molar pulled because it could not be saved by a root canal.  I was very worried about the process since this molar’s root was very problematic.  Dr. Hsu did an amazing job and I experienced ZERO pain and the process took less that 10 mins.  I was blown away.  I will be proceeding with a dental implant and I am now confident that the process will be painless and effective.  The office staff is also amazing, Lisa & Cindy two of their office staff were also very helpful and very caring.   Dr. Schmidt is my regular dentist and I have been going to him for over 7 years.  Great group of professionals !

Zoe Scaggs (Source: Google)


My husband and I have been patients for many years. Everyone in this office is very professional and the Doctors are gentle and are the best of the best! We have had some dental surgeries, cleanings, ect. (many different dental services done) and there has never been any problems! I give many kudos to El Camino Dental Arts and we couldn’t imagine going anywhere else!

Mia Bell (Source: Google)


Our family has been going to Dr. Schmidt’s for many years now. We started out with him at his office in San Diego. We now travel from San Diego to their newest location for all of our dental needs. The entire office is extremely professional and very accommodating. We could find another dentist closer to home, but when you find a dentist, hygenists and root canal specialists, why change when you have the best! Our family definitely recommends El Camino Dental Arts.

Mike E. from San Francisco, CA (Source: Yelp)


I actually enjoyed going to the dentist to see Dr. Schmidt. I’m a disabled Vietnam veteran and I needed 7 implants and a bridge. The surgery to prepare for the implants was performed by Dr. Anna Hsu. She was very skilled, caring and professional while doing a great job. Then it was back to Dr. Schmidt for the implants and crowns. He too is very skilled, very professional while friendly and caring at the same time. In short Dr. Schmidt is a terrific dentist who did a fine job. The staff too is terrific. Lisa, Kelly and Cindy Stanford who submitted my case to the Veterans Administration for approval. Dr. Schmidt’s assistant Bee was excellent as was Lisa, Dr. Hsu’s assistant. The entire experience at El Camino Dental Arts which lasted over a year for the complete implants procedure was a huge success in every way.One last note is that the facility itself is impressively clean and the equipment up to date. I look forward to my follow up visits and cleanings.

Kylie M. from Fire Mountain, Oceanside, CA (Source: Yelp)


Words cannot describe how much I love this dentist office and the staff. I’m absolutely petrified of the dentist, before I found this place I would lay in bed almost in tears thinking about even going to the dentist. I would have rather dealt with the pain than go see a dentist. My first experience at this office was a root canal on a cavity that I had let go for so long because of my fear. This was my first cavity as well so I was even more terrified. I can’t even put into words how my experience went, except it was more than perfect. I would even do it AGAIN after the experience I had. Everything I’ve had done at this dentist office has been an amazing experience, from getting a cleaning to cavities filled. Everyone who works here is amazing especially Dr Schmidt who is always so nice and makes you feel so at ease, like you’ve known him your whole life. 500/10 I would recommend this dentist to anyone!

Liz Fernandez (Source: Facebook)


Wonderful and professional staff! Dr. Schmidt is very gentle and condiderate to his patients during examinations, as well as being extremely knowledgeable in his field of dentistry. I have always been taken in on time for my appointments, which is not always the case with other offices. Speaking of the office – it is absolutely beautiful! I have been a patient for many years at Dr. Schmidt’s practice and will never go anywhere else even though I live in Carlsbad! The hygienists are fantastic as well as the clerical staff, especially Cindy S.!

Azure Grayot (Source: Google)


If you HATE going to the dentist, maybe you have had bad experiences in the past, then this is the dentist you need in your life. Dr. Schmidt and staff go above and beyond to relieve your anxiety so you can get the work you need completed. My insurance didn’t cover this doctor so I paid cash out of my own pocket so I could see this dentist. He is someone who listens, cares and does what he can to make your visit as pleasant as possible. The office is nice and new, I’ve never had to wait more than 5 minutes and I am in and out of there ASAP. Stop dreading the dentist… Go see Dr. Schmidt. You won’t be sorry.

Henry Stiegler (Source: Google)


From the beginning, my experience at El Camino Dental Arts has been extremely rewarding. I am a Veteran of the U. S Army and was referred to Dr Schmidt’s Office via the VA System. The professionalism displayed at Dr Schmidt’s Office from reception to the chair is a testimonial to their caring and dedication. Many thanks for your Service. AATW.

Keri R. from Oceanside, CA (Source: Yelp)


My previous dentist retired and I was looking for a good dentist, and was recommended to Dr. Schmidt’s office.   My experience with this office was altogether hassle free.  The Ladies in the front office made setting up and appointment simple, and they were very nice, cheerful and patient with me; which goes a long way because I always have a million questions. Dr. Schmidt and his dental assistant were very nice!  Even though I had quite a few problems going on they made the situation comfortable.  I was having issues with previous dental work and they even contacted the dental practice where I had the previous work done, and helped get my situation all squared away. I had a teeth cleaning done here and I will say the hygienist was extremely thorough!!  She cleaned my teeth for an hour, and was extremely considerate of my comfort!  I am definitely making this my dentist!

Crystelle P. from Oceanside, CA (Source: Yelp)


I had to come in as an ’emergency’ patient with tooth pain, I didn’t have insurance coverage yet and not a lot of money to spend due to moving soon. They were very understanding and willing to work with me on what treatment could be done with in my budget to hold me over until my insurance kicks in. I wound up doing a partial root canal and despite being told I may be in pain that day and the next I was surprisingly virtually pain free aside from a slight jaw ache from having it open for so long. Dr. Schmidt was very knowledgeable, patient and gentle especially in a time of pain. Easy to talk to about the problem and the treatment needed.  His assistant was also very kind and made sure I was comfortable while I was there. I wish I wasn’t moving so I could continue to go there. If they read this… Thanks so much!

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


I just came from a cleaning with Dr. Schmidt and his team. I have to say, I was very pleasantly surprised! After not going to the dentist in 2+ years, I was expecting the worst. Lori was my hygienist and she was very nice, informative, and gentile on the teeth and gums. She made sure that I was comfortable and that what she was doing did not hurt. Also, she gave me some new information my previous dentist had not and reviewed some old techniques that I had been slacking on. I would recommend this dental practice to anyone looking for a good dentist in the area.

Becky C. from Vancouver, WA (Source: Yelp)


I know 5 stars is like “no way” but honestly, my 10 year old and I have never had better care than with these specialists (Erich, Mark, Jan, Cari, and the rest of the team). Everybody there is really nice, they do AWESOME work, and the most important part….THEY ARE HONEST. We are military so we have to move and the only thing I am sad about leaving behind is everybody at El Camino Dental Arts. I am not exaggerating either, anybody need good dentists (because they are hard to find) go to these awesome peeps…

Goy Giminski (Source: Google)


Love it here! The staff is super friendly and very professional and the office is always clean. My cleanings are VERY thorough and I always leave feeling like I have a new set of chompers 😉 I’ve never had a problem with any of the dental work performed here, Dr. Schmidt is the best! We moved to Texas in 2010 but continue coming here, scheduling our appointments alongside our family visits, it’s a win-win!

Victoria Scales (Source: Google)


My family has been going to El Camino Dental Arts/Dr. Schmidt for many years. He and his staff are very professional, thorough, pleasant, and very caring. The office and rooms are always clean, bright and comfortable. We have always had positive experiences without any hidden surprises.

Kristina B. from San Marcos, CA (Source: Yelp)


I hate the dentist and I always have, until now. Luckily, the entire staff is super nice and sensitive to the fact that not everyone is a fan of getting their mouths drilled. The doc himself is really kind and I’ve seen/heard him interact with kids and he does a great job with them too. He put me at ease because he explained exactly what he was doing before he did it, so I know what to expect. I needed my first cavity filled and honestly I’m so glad i had that experience here, I wasn’t made to feel ridiculous when i was scared and they did a great job listening to my concerns. Their dental hygienist is also so nice, I needed a deep clean (about a 2 hour procedure) and the ease of conversation really helps to make that time go by quickly. I’d highly recommend trying El Camino Dental Arts if you’re in the market for a new dentist.

Mary T. from San Luis Rey, Oceanside, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr Erich Schmidt and crew are the best.  Been having my teeth taken care of here regularly for the past 10 years. They moved to Vista office from O’side – last place was more convenient for me. However, hard to follow them to the new place because… well, heck I’m sticking with the best DDS and crew. Absolutely enjoy my bi- annual cleaning with Gala, and the scheduling and front desk staff are just absolutely stellar. I’m never charged more for services that are not needed or are not covered ny my insurance… plus, absolutely love grooving to the piped music while my teeth are being cared for. Bottom line: I trust the staff and like the price.

Nkosozana Sudena Obi-Sturgis (Source: Facebook)


Today was my very first visit and I was so amazed at the great customer service, the attentiveness of the staff and every question I had was answered professionally. I would definitely recommend them to someone else.

Robin Ovid (Source: Google)


New crowns are perfect! I am a dental hygienist retired, and have had several crowns done by other dentists, but none are as well done as the ones Dr. Schmidt did for me. I wish I could have had him do all of my prior dental work. Please consider Dr. Scmidt if you want the best care and done right for a fair price.

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


I have been a long time patient of Dr Schmidt and his associates but I wanted to leave a review about my visit, today. I’m very afraid of dental work. It’s not uncommon for me to break into tears from just getting a couple injections. I am so appreciative of the way Dr Schmidt is so painless and gentle while doing his work. I drive twenty miles to use his office and will not go anywhere else because I trust him and his staff. If you are squeamish or afraid of dentists, I can highly recommend El Camino Dental Arts, as they cater to cowards like me. Thanks Dr Schmidt!


Family and Specialty Dental Services in one convenient location from preventive dentistry to smile makeovers. Let our experienced dental team make your dream smile a reality! El Camino Dental Arts has been serving the families of Oceanside-Carlsbad-Vista for over 20 years. We are a multi-specialty dental practice treating children and adults. We offer a wide range of services from routine dental care to complete smile makeovers including implants & orthodontics. Sedation dentistry is available for those with dental anxiety. Let us provide you with the exceptional dental experience you deserve! Emergencies welcome. Dr. Erich S. Schmidt is a graduate of University of Washington School of Dentistry 1997, with an Advanced Education in General Dentistry U.S. Navy 1998. Dr. Schmidt has training in several Orthodontic systems including traditional braces, Invisilign & ClearCorrect. He is also a member of the American Orthodontic Society. Dr. Schmidt prides himself in making dentistry a comfortable and rewarding experience for his patients, using the latest techniques and materials in modern dentistry.