Encinitas Dental Art
Edward Coffey, DDS, MS:
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Encinitas Dental Art
Edward B. Coffey, DDS, MS (Prosthodontist)
Encinitas, CA













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

Dental cleaning

White fillings


Inlays & onlays


Clear aligners

Sleep apnea therapy


Full mouth reconstruction

Porcelain veneers

Teeth whitening

Dentures & partials

Root canal treatment

Tooth extraction

TMJ treatment

Dental implants


All-on-four dental implants


Offers Even28 at-home™? No

Offers Even28 at-dentist™? No

Offers Invisalign®? Yes


Monday: 10:00 am to 7:00 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: 10:00 am to 5:00 pm

Saturday: Closed

Sunday: Closed





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

Elaine W. from Encinitas, CA (Source: Yelp)


I finally went in for my teeth cleaning.  Always good to see Dr. Coffey and his team.  I was happy to see the precautions they took and the new protocols that were in place to keep us safe.     Dr. Coffey is a great dentist.  He is as nice as he is gentle and always does a great job.  He doesn’t gouge or try to up-sell, he just takes really good care of my teeth.  I highly recommend him.

Nancy Wilmoth (Source: Google)


Best dentist ever! Dr. Coffey and his staff are amazing from the people who check you in to the people that help you in the back! I live 25 minutes away but the travel is well worth it!!! I had plans to fix my teeth after my Invisalign was done and my tooth chipped 2 weeks before i could get my front teeth crowned. Of course… but I called and they took me in same day to help me. Dr. Coffey repaired it and told me not to worry about the payment cause he knew I’ll be paying again in 2 weeks for the crowns. Not just a great dentist but a great man! That was so nice of him to think about that…I finally found a great dentist!! Did I mention I’m terrified of dentists. But not this one at all because they truly care about you as a person and you can definitely feel it!!!!!! I definitely recommend this office for sure!!!

Carissa L. from Encinitas, CA (Source: Yelp)


I can’t express how happy I was with my overall experience from start to finish with this dental office!!!  I had a cosmetic dental emergency (a filling on my front tooth decided to turn orange right before I had a wedding to attend) and they got me in immediately.  I’m not even a regular patient at their practice!  (My usual dentist couldn’t get me in and I started reading reviews to try and find someone else and found Dr. Coffey.). The receptionists were super friendly and obviously made an effort to squeeze me in on such short notice.  I was taken right back after I arrived and the dental assistant came in and talked to me about the problem and then Dr. Coffey came in and went to work right away!  It took no time for him to grind down and smooth over the filling and polish it.  Yellow spot gone!  I couldn’t believe it!  I had been hiding my smile for days.  I filled out a Care Credit application, unsure how much I’d be paying for my visit and the dentist said it was free of charge.  Seriously!!?  I was astonished and embarrassingly holding back tears.  I’ve never ever had an experience at a dental office like that before.  I would definitely recommend!

Bonny S. from Encinitas, CA (Source: Yelp)


I absolutely love this office and will be so very sad if Dr. Coffey ever retires! And I’ve been to several dentists over the years, no one compares. I normally see Petra, who has such a gentle touch and is just a really neat person. There is never pressure to “upsell” or replace crowns, fillings that don’t need to be replaced. I just feel very comfortable in this office, with all who assist me. Dr. Coffey runs a great practice and you can see it in all the staff that works here.

Jeff Ladman (Source: Google)


Dr Coffey and his staff are at the top of their game. They are caring, efficient and professional. I wish all businesses were run with the ethical standards and personal service I receive here. They have gone above and beyond for me and my mouth. My wife and I love them, you will too.

Lisa D. from Encinitas, CA (Source: Yelp)


I have tried several dentists within this area and I cannot speak more highly about this establishment. His team is EXTREMELY friendly and kind. He is very honest and will not try to over charge you. If you are like me and have been searching for a good dentist look no further. Contact him!!! If I could give this review 10 stars I would. Absolutely, the best experience I have ever had and I am in my 30s. So grateful for the other Yelp reviews in helping me find a new home for my teeth 🙂

Colleen L. from Encinitas, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Coffey and his hygienists are absolutely wonderful.  I changed dentists because of insurance and tried three other dentists.  I was extremely disappointed and I’m back to stay with Dr. Coffey; I’m never going to leave this office again.  They are the BEST!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Stacy Trickey (Source: Google)


Wow, just met Dr. Coffey today. What a great man! He was very thorough and made us feel very comfortable. It was great to see he uses innovative equipment. Viewing the inside of your mouth via the television screen on the ceiling was brilliant. I would recommend Dr. Coffey to anyone in the Encinitas and surrounds areas.

Ryan Brankovich (Source: Google)


Very impressed with Dr. Coffey and rest of staff. They took me in quick when I had a last minute emergency and gave me plenty of options with different budgets. Dr. Coffey made me feel extremely comfortable and I wish I knew about him when I were a kid. Can’t recommend them enough.

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


As someone who has been afraid of going to the dentist my whole life, this experience was the best a trip to the dentist can possibly be. The dentist I had (Dr. Coffey) explained what he was going to do before he did it, and calmed any fears I had. The dental hygienist (Denise) was very nice, very gentle, and also calmed my fears. She did a great quality job with my teeth cleaning and x-rays. And to top it off, the two women at the reception desk (I didn’t ask their names, but wish I had), were so friendly and caring, it blew me away. They even joked around with me and complimented me, which let’s face it, makes the experience the best of the best. I would recommend this dentistry office to anyone who would hear it. They also all have a great sense of humor, which is a blessing in a place like a dentist’s office.

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


Dr Coffey has a fantastic personality, sense of humor, and bedside manor. He is professional, caring, and honest. He doesn’t give sales pitches or recommend unnecessary procedures. The hygienists and front desk staff who work there are friendly and efficient. I’ve been going here for years and have always have a quality experience. I don’t want him to ever retire! My husband and in-laws all see him and love him and his staff.

Elizabeth Frank (Source: Google)


I have been going to Dr. Coffee for years and I don’t believe you will find a better dentist or hygienist. And his office is run like clockwork, never have to wait more than a few minutes.

Stephanie H. from Carlsbad, CA (Source: Yelp)


Once again I had a very positive experience at my dentist.   Today my teeth were cleaned by Jill.  She was gentle, but thorough.  Office staff was welcoming and friendly, the facility was spotless and filled with light, and the doctor was professional and made me feel special.  I am devoted to this fabulous practice.

Sara H. from La Costa, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Coffey’s office is wonderful. I am a new patient referred in by a friend after having been away from the area for 10 years and I could not be happier. Each of front & back office staff that I’ve interacted with thus far in my 2 appointments (cleaning & surface fillings ) are warm, personable, professional & efficient. The office is exceptionally clean, open and inviting. Most importantly, Dr. Coffey is extremely professional, easy to talk with, always eager to make you comfortable and does a wonderful job. Without hesitation, I highly recommend Dr. Coffey and staff.

Stephanie R. from Las Vegas, NV (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Coffey and his staff are AMAZING!!! I am on vacation and broke a temp, I contacted Dr Coffey’s office and was given an appointment to be seen as soon as I could get to the office. The front desk staff were warm and friendly and checked me in immediately. I waited maybe 5 minutes before being taken for the appointment. Dr Coffey’s assistant was incredibly friendly and helpful, and the doctor was awesome! The entire appointment only took 20 minutes. I cannot day enough good thing about this practice and the staff. They are so good that if I ever move here, this will be my dental office.

Bruce P. from Temecula, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr Coffey is in my view simply the best. His concern for his patients comfort borders on obsessive!  He also takes pride in the quality of his work. I have had extensive work and I told him the crowns he has made for me are the best looking teeth in my mouth… He has been my dentist since 1997, and I only wish I would have gone sooner, after suffering some pretty poor dentistry. Besides the great work of Dr Coffey his TEAM is also great, and take care of your every need… and always with a smile. Thanks to all Dr Bruce A Parker

Gianni M. from Oceanside, CA (Source: Yelp)


I couldn’t have chosen a better dentist than Dr. Coffey, and I couldn’t imagine a better hygienist than Petra! I have been going to them for several years, and I have always had a great experience. I totally agree with the other review that states that Dr. Coffey only recommends dental work when it needs to be done. I would highly recommend Dr. Coffey and his staff.

Lyn Kusher (Source: Google)


Dr. Coffey is by far the best dentist ever! Dr Coffey does beautiful high quality work, his prices are good based on such awesome quality. His staff has been with him forever which speaks volumes. They too are friendly smart, and do a fabulous job. I have used Dr. Coffey as my dentist for 30+ years now. Nothing compares to his fine quality dental work.

Patricia Wu (Source: Google)


I have been Dr Coffey’s patient for over 25 years. He has come out on Thanksgiving night for an emergency for me. He is incredibly skillful and knowledgeable and provides top quality care. His office staff are professional and well trained, many have worked for him for decades. He always provides the most appropriate treatment options. Thank you!

Jessica D. from Southern California, CA (Source: Yelp)


This dental office, the staff and Dr. Coffey are wonderful, caring people.  They always make sure that I’m as comfortable as possible whether it’s a cleaning or procedure.  I recently had 4 special gumline “fillings” placed on teeth where I was showing signs of recession.  The numbing shots were entirely painless and so was the procedure.  I highly recommend this office to anyone who has dentist office anxiety like me!

Lynda M. from Carlsbad, CA (Source: Yelp)


Had to find a new dentist because of an unfortunate problem left untreated by my former dentist which resulted in my having a molar extracted!  Dr. Coffey came highly recommended and did not disappoint.  He is “old school” and very patient.  He examined my bite and recommended I not bother replacing the pulled tooth.  He said he could do an implant and take my money but it was not necessary.  WOW.  And my dental hygienist was fabulous too.  Best cleaning I’ve had since I moved to San Diego.  THANK YOU Michelle & Dr. Coffey.

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


Dr Coffey is an excellent dentist and has a fantastic staff. Many of his staff have been working with him for over 15 years. He does not “upsell” and is conservative in diagnosing what you need . He perfectly matched a composite on my front tooth.  The injection to numb a front tooth is often painful, but his was great. He takes his time and I didn’t feel a thing. I highly recommend him.

Jimmy Santangelo (Source: Google)


Have known Dr. Coffey and his staff for 20+ years and my family has been lucky to have found him when we moved to north county. Denise’s friendly and professional attitude made today once again quick and painless. I always smile with confidence when I leave their office!!

Dan Brooking (Source: Google)


I am a 55 year old Surfer born and raised in So Cal. I have always taken care of my teeth and understood the importance of good dental care. Finding a excellent dentist and team is not really easy, as most are always pumping sales and trying to pay off expensive in house equipment.  Dr. Coffey was referred to my wife and myself by a trusted friend. Immediately my wife and I were impressed by his professionalism and personal approach to dental care. My wife’s first experience was an emergency crown that kept falling off for the 3rd time from a another DDS. She called Dr. Coffey and he came in on a Sunday to help and solve the problem. I immediately got the impression that he is a master of his craft.  Today I had my first crown and was blown away how much work was done by him in such a short time. I have never been afraid of shots, but for you that are, I never felt one shot! He did his Jedi wiggle trick and I never felt the needle, not one time!  Personality wise he is a super nice (genuine) person and I recommend everyone I know to go to him. There is no sales no pressure, just a good wholesome family environment. The staff is incredibly awesome and you can tell they like to be there.  I can’t say enough.

Marcia M. from Encinitas, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Coffey and his staff are first and foremost very professional and skilled. What makes them standout is how comfortable, friendly and personable they are. For the first time in my life I look forward to my dental appointments. I have never felt comfortable smiling because of my front teeth. Dr Coffey has given me a confident smile. My only regret is that I didn’t find him and his staff sooner.

S. N. from Encinitas, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Coffey has been my dentist for over 20 years and I highly recommend him as a dentist. I recently had a crown completed and had a pleasant experience thanks to one of his painless shots. He doesn’t overdisgnose and he recommends treatment only when it’s needed. Additionally, he takes the time to explain what the problem is and actually shows you by using his intra-oral camera. His office is very modern and has upgraded technology. Some of the staff has been there since my first visit and they are a great team. I wouldn’t trust any other dentist than Dr. Coffey!

Natalia G. from Encinitas, CA (Source: Yelp)


My husband and I have been patients of Dr. Coffey’s for years now, and we are very happy. The team is happy and efficient, the technology is excellent, you can see your x-rays right away and Dr. Coffey is always ready to explain things. Confident, gentle, excellent – what else can you ask for? And, the care has been consistently good for many years.

Cathy H. from La Costa, Carlsbad, CA (Source: Yelp)


I have been going to Dr. Coffey for many years. During this stressful time, I am grateful that I can get the care I need at his office without any added stress! I love Dr. Coffey, adore Barbara, admire Olivia (she is doing a wonderful job) and especially appreciate the young lady at the check-in/check-out desk! I feel terrible that I don’t remember her name. She is always kind and patient, even when she has several things going at once!

Lynda McMillen (Source: Google)


The team, from front office to Hygienist to Dr. Coffey himself were friendly and professional. I am new to Dr. Coffey because my former dentist missed an infection and I wound up having a molar extracted. Dr. Coffey took the time to examine my bite and actually recommended I NOT bother with an implant. He said he’d be glad to take my money but that unless I was having trouble chewing/eating (which I am not) then save it for something else. I appreciate his “old school”, practical approach. AND my teeth are the cleanest they’ve been since I moved to San Diego County. Thanks Michelle.

Sharon Evans (Source: Google)


My family has been going to Dr. Coffey’s office for 16 years. The highest level of professionalism and care. Excellent cleanings, office staff and when work needs to be done I am always confident in Dr. Coffey’s care. He is highly skilled with state-of-the-art equipment. Also they were very flexible and kind when my adult autistic son started getting his teeth cleaned.

Kayla B. from Encinitas, CA (Source: Yelp)


Best Dentistry I have ever herb to!!! So kind, absolutely caring and Dr Coffey can gives the best oral numbing shot, which can be terrifying! The staff are so friendly and actually makes going to the dentist very enjoyable. I am in and out of there so fast! Best dentistry in town

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


I have been going here for two years and have had a wonderful experience to date. Just had my last appointment two weeks ago. The office is located on Encinitas Blvd and El Camino Real by the Jack in the Box. The staff is friendly and the office looks clean and organized. The plus – Dr. Coffey does not recommend unnecessary treatments. This and proper billing without surprises are the most important attributes of a good dentist. Most, unfortunately, will provide a ‘treatment plan’ of a litany of unnecessary dental treatments. I have been hoodwinked by this practice before and will never again. Look at other dental reviews and you will see it is common. Always have a second opinion. In fact that was the reason I started going here and the reason I stayed. Our insurance had changed and we had to find a new dentist. This was a process I hate because a good dentist is so hard to find. The first told me I had two ‘small cavities’ that he could take care of quickly. I said not now and decided to get that second opinion. The second dentist saw no cavities but said my teeth were awful and I needed 2000 of periodontal work instead. I passed. They were completely different opinions. I then tried Dr. Coffee. They took x-rays and cleaned my teeth. No cavities (nor have they found one in the two years since). And I did not need all this periodontal work either. Guess those others were just trying to pay off their new Mercedes 😉 I am so glad I did not waste money or worse, having my teeth drilled into unnecessarily. I know that has happened in the past. It is how most dentists operate. It just took me about 50 years to figure that out. I hope that others will always get that second opinion because of my review. My only concern is that Dr. Coffey is nearing retirement age and when he does, I will have to find another one who has Dr. Coffey’s ethical attributes.

Christine S. from Carlsbad, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Coffey is honest, caring, and gentle. My family and I have been going to him for years. All of the staff members are friendly and easy to talk to. I get nervous at the dentist, but I always feel comfortable with Dr. Coffey. Highly recommend.

Anonymous (Source: Google)


Dr. Coffey and his staff were beyond wonderful to work with, Barbara his dental tech was a great assist, incredibly friendly and helpful. As a newly returned resident to North County from LA I am currently without a dentist and was very fortunate to come across this office. I look forward to returned visits with them which is rare to say!

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


I went to Dr. Coffey today for an emergency root canal.  The receptionist was so polite and  kind to me when I called for an appointment, and squeezed me in even though they were booked since I was in pain.  Everyone I met there, from the receptionists to the dental hygienist to Dr. Coffey were extremely friendly and accommodating, and had great bedside manner.  I was very anxious about getting a root canal, but they answered every question, were respectful, and the hygienist assured me that it would be painless because he’s such a good doctor and very conscientious.  And it was!  I don’t know what he did, but the novacaine was “ouchless”, and I didn’t really feel much at all throughout the whole procedure!  The office was comfortable, and they did so much to make me feel relaxed.  I loved their TV on the ceiling, so I was able to watch Project Runway while they were doing the work- I even had a blanket and a pillow to hold on to! I’m very happy to give this dentist five stars- the best dentist I’ve been to in over twenty years.


Edward B. Coffey, DDS MS is dedicated to excellence in general and cosmetic dentistry and has been practicing dentistry in Encinitas since 1984. For over 31 years, families from Encinitas and surrounding areas have relied on Dr. Coffey for preventative dentistry, cosmetic dentistry, and restorative dentistry, as well as personalized service and quality dental care. Dr. Coffey is a Prosthodontist offering several services and treatments with expertise ranging from porcelain veneers to dental implants, crowns, bridges, and dentures. We also offer teeth whitening, nightguards, sleep apnea appliances, full mouth reconstructions, and more. Dr. Coffey provides emergency dental care 24 hours a day for his existing patients, as well as for new patients. Hablamos Español. Dr. Coffey opened his practice in Encinitas in 1984. Since then, over 15,000 patients have entrusted their dental care to him. His first office was located just east of I-5 on Encinitas Blvd. In 1992, he expanded his office when he moved to his current location at 1445 Encinitas Blvd. He designed his new office to best fit the comfort and quality he wanted for his patients and staff members. Dr. Coffey was born in Boston, Massachusetts and raised in Guatemala City, Guatemala. He speaks both English and Spanish. After graduating with his DDS (Doctor of Dental Surgery) from The University of San Carlos, Guatemala in July of 1979 he continued his education at the University of Michigan, where he obtained a full ride scholarship because of his academic excellence. In 1981 he graduated with a Masters of Science in prosthodontics (crowns, bridges and dentures). After graduation he was invited to come back to the University of Michigan as an assistant professor with tenure to help teach the junior and senior dental students the art of fixed and removable prosthodontics. In addition, Dr. Coffey is trained in TMJ disorders, implant restorations, and maxillofacial prosthetics.