Encinitas Dental Care
Gary Braunstein, DDS:
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Gary J. Braunstein, DDS

Encinitas Dental Care
Encinitas, CA

Carlsbad Dental Care
Carlsbad, 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

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 4:30 pm

Wednesday: 7:30 am to 4:30 pm

Thursday: 7:30 am to 4:30 pm

Friday: 8:00 am to 1:00 pm

Saturday: Closed

Sunday: Closed


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: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Saturday: Closed

Sunday: Closed





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

Karen M. from Southgate, MI (Source: Yelp)


I have known Dr. Braunstein for many years. Through my father Martin Alliger which was his dentist at first. He is a very caring dentist who just loves what he does and is very gentle. He works well with patients with dental anxieties  He was like apart of your family. i had some severe extensive oral surgery and he was excellent. Love you Dr. Braunstein. Your friend forever. Karen Willows-Mulhern in Hemet, Ca

C. Ray (Source: Google)


So impressed with this office that is so conveniently close to my home. Parking is easy, the office staff is friendly and accommodating with my schedule. I am confident in Dr. Braunstein and his experience. One of the dental assistants, Nicole, has been so personal and competent in getting me set up with Invisalign. I would recommend this office for any dental needs.

Alex Long (Source: Facebook)


My wife and I have been going to Dr Braunstein for probably 30 years or more. I wouldn’t trust my teeth with any other dentist! He backs up his work and I love his friendly demeanor and his friendly staff as well! We’ve also been seeing Denise for our dental cleanings for over 20 years. I HIGHLY recommend them!

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


Have had some major dental problems most recently and was very fortunate to have found Dr. Braunstein. Received excellent comforting quality care for some major procedures such as implants, crowns, and periodontal work. Fees were reasonable for the extensive work I received. Would recommend Dr. Braunstein to anyone who wants a dentist who is concerned about his patients and who provides quality care

Johnny K. (Source: Google)


I travel about 30 miles passing a lot of dentists offices to come here because it’s a step ahead of all my previous dentists. Dr B is a great person and Dentist! Their quality of labs are better. Their veneers and crowns look like real teeth. My mouth has become a work of art. Today I had my teeth cleaned by Sophie and it was one of the best cleanings I’ve ever had since my last best cleaning from Denise. Nicole is a great assistant! Awesome personality and does her job right. No jabbing you with instruments. She really pays attention to you, the doctor and what she is doing which I appreciate. Michelle did a really good job getting my night guard to fit after my new crown was put in. Seems like I got to experience lots of staff today and all of them were great!

Pamela D. from Palm Desert, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr Braunstein is an outstanding dentist who is dedicated to the highest quality and truly cares about his patients. I consulted with 8 different dentists before choosing Dr Braunstein to create my beautiful smile. My smile is the best beauty investment I have made.  It is the new antiaging dental facelift which gives a more youthful face and takes 10 years off of your age. My dream smile by Dr Braunstein brings out positive feelings and happiness and many, many nice compliments! Thank you Dr Braunstein for being Best Of The Best! Most Sincerely, 

Brian Becker (Source: Google)


Was treated professionally, and they were forthcoming with what procedures would take place. They provided time tables that worked out well, They followed up before, and after each appointment to make sure that I was comfortable, and safe. They showed visible concert for my wellbeing.

Audrey Jesse (Source: Google)


I haven’t had the most confident smile in a few years and I am so glad I made an appointment to do so. I had the best experience. Nicole is seriously so sweet, she made sure I was comfortable, she gave me ibuprofen before the whitening, seriously really nice girl. The process can definitely get uncomfortable, but beauty is pain. Dr. B redid some fillings to make sure that my teeth were all the same color. I absolutely love my smile now!

Boris Ekelchik (Source: Google)


I had the best experience at the Encinitas dental care. Everyone at the office is super friendly and very professional. Dr Braunstein evaluated my situation and gave me honest and frank assessment and treatment recommendations. Dr Mahooti performed the procedure, while making me feel at ease and as comfortable as possible. He did awesome job and I’m looking forward to final results. When I had a bit of a problem, he right away made some time to see me and help me out.  Carmen, the office manager, is delightful and very helpful with figuring out logistics and insurance.  Overall, great dental and oral surgery practice!

Natasha S. from Chula Vista, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr. GARY AGAIN ROCKS!!! You pay and you get what you paid for; a one year maintenance free with easy smile!!! Dr. Gary and his amazing team with all the patience in this world fixed my smile again!!!! Thank you sooooo much guys!!!! I love coming to this place, I always leave here very  happy!!!

Teague P. from Los Gatos, CA (Source: Yelp)


I received 6 veneers on my front upper teeth in 2007. Dr. Braunstein did an OUTSTANDING job on these and I regularly get compliments. I have been to about 4 dentists in my adult life and I felt very comfortable with Dr. Braunstein because he explained everything and set real expectations. I saw examples of his work and was confident in his abilities, so decided to go forward with the procedure. The result exceeded my expectation and I could not have picked a better dentist for this cosmetic case. He was gentle, easy going and the pricing was VERY fair. I have moved out of the area and  even got major compliments from my current dentist. He asked what material was used, so I called to find out. Dr. Braunstein promptly returned my call, remembered me, and gave me the info I was seeking. I am so happy with the work Dr. Braunstein did, even 5 years later, that I was compelled to write this review. I HIGHLY recommend Dr. Braunstein!

Anne Marie Mancini (Source: Google)


I am so grateful to have found Encinitas Dental Care! Dr. B is the kindest, most gentle dentist ever! He does excellent work and his work is perfection! The staff at Encinitas Dental Care are all so caring and nice. They make you feel welcomed everytime you visit. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND this place!!!

Sue S. from Cardiff by the Sea, CA (Source: Yelp)


There just isn’t any other dental facility quite like Dr. Gary Braunstein’s Encinitas Dental Care.  I found Dr. Braunstein through a chance encounter with his mother over 20 years ago!  I began going to Dr. Braunstein but lost my “approved” insurance carrier.  Years passed and until I got the new coverage I now have, I could only hope to be able to return.  I am now back with my “dental family” and am thrilled!  Who do you know that can use the word “thrilled” when referring to a dentist!  Dr. Braunstein and his entire staff are compassionate, caring and relatively pain-free while performing the absolute best of dental care.  Five stars just aren’t enough to adequately describe Dr. Braunstein’s practice.  Thank you Dr. Braunstein for welcoming me back!

Elizabeth Fried (Source: Google)


I’ve have been going to this office for nearly 15 years. Denise, is absolutely the BEST hygienist I have have experienced. She is extraordinarily thorough and highly personable. Dr. Braunstein is wonderful for routine work and has been there for me in emergency situations–even meeting me at his office on Sunday when I really needed him. I have referred him a number of patients and they all feel the same.

Cara M. from Cardiff, CA (Source: Yelp)


To say that the cosmetic work that Dr. B did for me changed my life would be an under statement. I never really considered dental work as an art form lol, but I do now. Dr. B gives attention to detail and is a little bit obsessed with perfection which is exactly what I want from my dentist. Everyone at the office was caring and attentive to my needs and comfort level which is great because I am a very nervous patient. I highly recomend Dr. B to anyone looking for a dentist whether they need a simple cleaning or major cosmetic work

Marty Sandez (Source: Facebook)


I have nothing but outmost respect for the staff. Mrs. Carmen Flores has helped me so much just a very caring professional team. Dr. Braunstein, very thorough with such great knowledge and bedside manners, felt right at home.Thank you so much for alot in such a small time frame… Rest to sure I will recommend your clinic to all my friends and family!!

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


I originally went to Dr. Braunstein with a groupon for teeth whitening.  Normally I would not do a group-on for a dentist without knowing his reputation and  I’ve been going to another  dentist for 20 years. With that said, I was VERY pleased with the whitening procedure. When he told me about a new technique for Veneers called Easy Smile, that he now offers, and  can be done in one procedure, instead of the traditional very  expensive Veneers where the natural tooth is nearly pulverized, I was interested but skeptical until I saw a patient of his that looks amazing (I couldn’t tell difference from his natural teeth). So after researching the product, I went for it. We did my top front 4 teeth in about an hour and a half.  I am absolutely thrilled with the result. And I am very particular!  I found out that Dr, Braunstein is also. The color is perfect and the shape is beautiful.  My husband is quite discerning and after seeing me he is ready to have his done as well. VERY important…, he will do a sample tooth for free to match color and make sure you are pleased. It only takes a few minutes.  The office help is friendly and knowledgeable and I have since discovered that many of my friends have gone to him for years! I’ve found a new dentist!

Rebecca E. from San Marcos, CA (Source: Yelp)


We have gone to Dr Braunstein at Carlsbad Dental Care for over 2 years now and would not go anywhere else. Dr Braunstein and his staff are absolutely wonderful! They work to accommodate your schedule and are so welcoming. My kids even enjoy going to get their teeth cleaned, including my youngest at 3 years loves it there, esp the treasure chest 😉 Beyond cleanings, I started going to Dr Braunstein to see what could be done about my severely twisted front teeth. He was able to fix them using Invisalign. My smile is now gorgeous and I’m thrilled!!! I have referred friends and family to them and they have been just as happy as I am with their own experiences

Randi Morgan (Source: Google)


I’ve been a patient for many years. When it comes to having work done on your teeth, it’s not always fun and games. But everyone from Dr. (GARY) Braunstein to the rest of the staff do their best to put you at ease. Believe me, if the work and the rest of the experience wasn’t palatable I wouldn’t still be a patient. And Denise the hygenist makes me feel as if I’m getting a mouth and gum massage during my cleaning. My hat of to all of you!

Heather D. from San Diego, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr. B and his team are literally changing my life! I had always been self conscious of my teeth and wanted to do something about it but was nervous and just put it to the side. I walked in one day last June and got a consultation and the team wasn’t judgmental, condoning or rude, they were helpful and so nice. That’s where the journey started and the last 16 months have been amazing. I still have a ways to go but the progress really makes me almost cry at how much it has changed. Thank you, Dr. B and team. I know people don’t say this enough but you have changed my confidence and my smile! A few other things that make choosing this team helpful: They explain everything up front and don’t do things to be money hungry. It’s a one stop shop where you can have your gum graphs, wisdom teeth pulled, Invisalign and teeth cleaned at the same place. They coordinate with other specialists to come into their office so you have the same crew. They care. They care about your end goal and how to get you there. Thank you team! We are getting closer each day!

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


Dr. B. and his dental staff are the best of the best. Dr. B. is very professional and precise in his work. he specialize in making his clients feel 100% new. Dr. B. put veneer on the front of my finance teeth and they look better than new. thanks Dr. B. and your team of dental assistants.  janice and matt

Tom Boerger (Source: Facebook)


I have to say I have been very happy with the work Dr Braunstein has been doing for me. Still working on my teeth but so far I’m very pleased with the new look! My teeth on the bottom were worn down to the gums. Now they look awesome! 5 STARS for sure!!

Del Rosario (Source: Google)


I love going to my dentist the staff makes it fun. The front desk is so friendly I just love talking to them. Dr B and Nicole are so awesome they help me with my teeth and did a beautiful job. They really love their job I’m so happy and thankful I have found them . Thank you eninitas dental you have change my life. Love you guys

Iori Carl (Source: Google)


I am extremely pleased with my visit today.All staff members exceeded my expectations! They are caring, kind, very competent, and professional. Each staff member that helped me introduced them self- Delia at front desk.(I’m sorry if name is wrong, but totally remember her super nice greeting as I walked in). Then, Carmen was super friendly and outgoing in her greeting toward me. After that, I met Dr. Braunstein ‘ s assistant Kaitlyn who was amazing. Then, I met Dr. Braunstein who was very caring, considerate and professional- I new I was in great hands. Then, finally I met his other assistant Sylvia- she was great! The cooperation I observed with the whole team was incredible! Upon leaving, Carmen and the other long browned hair lady I saw at beginning were just as sweet and helpful on the way out as they were when i came in. Delia or something else- sorry). Thank you all for your high level of professionalism. I’m so appreciative

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


What a great experience! I have been using Dr Braunstein for 10 years in his Encinitas office. I live in San Diego but I have been making the trip because a great dentist is worth the trip. I’m in my mid 40’s and took bad care of my teeth when I was young and unfortunately that will eventually catch up to you. I needed my 2nd root canal in 20 years. Dr B referred me to his partner Dr AJ Marabeh who does his root canals. Dr AJ was super personable which I like! He was very knowledgeable and answered all of my questions beforehand. He made me feel very comfortable with his solid answers. Once it was time to get to work he numbed me up very good without painful needle pricks just pressure. During my root canal, his assistant Cristina was very on top of things. She worked well with DR AJ and they communicated very well together. She never gouged me, poked, prodded etc… not even once. My appointment was made the day before due to pain. It only took about 1 hour to do a molar with 3 canals. This was a much better experience the the root canal that I had done 20 years earlier. As soon as the numbness wore off I was able to eat solid food using my repaired tooth. I just woke up only 12 hours later from my appointment expecting to be very sore, however, it was only slight. I feel great! I am extremely happy with the service I received at a fair price too. I will continue to drive past hundreds of Dentists to get to Dr B and Dr AJ and I suggest you do too. Thank You Very Much!!!

Keith C. from Cardiff, CA (Source: Yelp)


Everyone in Dr. Braunstein’s office is very professional and kind. I had a horrible toothache on a Sunday and the pain was too much for me to wait until Monday. Dr. Braunstein and Carmen were kind enough to come in on their Sunday and treat my tooth. They did a great job and I had no pain during the treatment or afterwards. A few weeks later I came in for another appointment and had the pleasure of receiving treatment from Nicole, she too is a gentle, personable member of this professional staff. Im glad I made the decision to call Encinitas Dental Care

Sarah A. from Encinitas, CA (Source: Yelp)


OMG!!!!! DR. Gary is just AMAZING and so Easy Smile . I saw him first at Groupon for Veneers and the price was the first think that made me give a ring , I always dreamed to have it done , but money was a issue for me back in Brazil , so I had done back home bounds instead of Veneers . With time they became Yellow and the shape wasn’t quite the way I want to have. So went to see him and his lovely dentist assistants and they were very professional , made me feel comfortable , took the time to explained every question , and did a sample test on one tooth. I did 6 teeth the procedure is quick, pain less and preserves your natural tooth . I will not go to other dentist cause I trust and just loved DR. GARY. THANK YOU SO MUCH

Amanda H. from Vista, CA (Source: Yelp)


I couldn’t be happier then I am right now with my new smile I got it truly gave me so much confidence and ever since I got my new smile I can’t stop smiling it changed me life cause now I am not self conscious and my pictures look amazing I never use to smile in pictures with my teeth showing now I can’t stop thanks so much !!!!!

Kathy Hirsch (Source: Google)


Dr. Braunstein and his staff are the best! I’ve been a patient for decades! Denise is a fabulous hygienist: fun, thorough, and kind. Dr. B is warm, genuine, professional, and empathetic. You won’t find a dentist office more dedicated to making your experience positive, comfortable and pain free. Shout out to Carmen and Nicole! Make sure you bring family photos to share!

Mayeli Guerrero (Source: Google)


I was just in the office about a week ago and I’am terrified of the Dentist because of past experience with other place. Dr. Braunstein is such a pleasant person, made me feel comfortable and explained every detail before performing on my teeth. Nicole was assisting Dr. Braunstein and she was very professional and i loved her bubbly attitude. That being said, I will definitely come back

Steve Marmor (Source: Facebook)


Denise is a great dental hygienist. Dr. Braunstein has done very good work on my teeth. Unfortunately, he runs over on time quite a bit. For nine months now, in three month increments, I have attempted to get a facial filling done after my cleaning appointment. The time in between getting done with my cleaning until the time he could see me has been at least 30 to 45 minutes each of those three times. I was not able to wait any longer due to my work schedule and had to leave all three times. Additionally, I was quoted a price and was informed today that that price would no longer be valid. It would go up from $59 to $98 for a cleaning. In fairness, they did honor the $59 this time, but would not in the future

Adriana T. from La Jolla, CA (Source: Yelp)


I recently have done veneers with Dr. Braunstein.  I had consulted with few dentits beforehand, and Dr. Braunstein was my preferred choice in the end.  He is definetely an outstanding dentist who really cares about his patient’s satisfaction, and he delivers on what he promises and more. I am very happy with the results and I have my dream smile that I can be proud of.  I would recommend Dr. Braunstein to anyone who wants quality and fair pricing. I am much happier now after my new veneers, he did an amazing job and one of the only dentists who offered not to harm my original teeth in the process (making it revesible if I ever need)

Irma M Allen (Source: Facebook)


I wanted desperately to get implants, but the 2 other dental groups quoted me $20000 for the work. When I saw your ad for implants at your special price, I jumped on it. I was nervous that it was too good to be true, but even with the upgrade to 4 implants, I was able do it. So far so good. I really like Dr Mahoot and Dr B and the staff. Made me feel right at home and took the time to explain everything. Will be recommending my friends and family to their dental practice

Coty Reynolds (Source: Google)


Finding a dentist you can count on can be challenging at times. I decided to try Encinitas Dental Care today because of all the awesome reviews I had read online. The experience was amazing to say the least. Dr. Braunstein and his team provided a five star service in that dental chair today. The doctor and his professional assistant Nicole, really did me a solid using an easy smile veneer filling. It seriously made my once chipped tooth disappear into a vibrant smile! Cannot say thank you enough for professionalism and experience I had at Encinitas Detal care today!!!

Emily G. from Chula Vista, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Braunstein is the absolute best dentist I have ever had and I am 56 years old.  I live in Chula Vista and therefore need to travel not only a long distance but I also have to fight the terrible traffic from the 5 south and back. I do not mind one bit because he is the best dentist ever. He is an absolute professional, gentle and concerned about his patient’s well being. He takes time in all he does and he expects the same from his staff. They too are a wonderful group. I hope Dr. Braunstein never retires. I cant imagine going to any other dentist. I just don’t think any one comes close to him. He is just wonderful. Thank you Dr. Braunstein and staff


Our practice specializes in cosmetic, reconstructive, implant, invisalign, and general dentistry. Most recently, Dr. Braunstein became the first provider of EasySmile Veneers in San Diego. This is a new cosmetic service which provides many benefits to patients including a patent pending Preview EasySmile Veneer. This allows Dr. Braunstein to create a preview veneer on the patient's tooth in two minutes or less, so that patients can decide before they commit to treatment that they will like the end result. The actual veneers are created in one short visit with no shots and no drilling or filing of your tooth, so you get to keep your healthy tooth structure and enamel. EasySmile Veneers are also very affordable, being less than 1/2 the cost of traditional veneers. Our practice now offers a full range of dental implant services. You can now have a porcelain crown, porcelain onlay, or porcelain veneer completed in one office visit with no need for multiple visits or temporary crowns. Dr. Braunstein is a preferred provider for Invisalign, the non-braces method for straightening teeth. We always offer a complimentary consultation to see if you are a candidate for this type of treatment. Gary Braunstein, DDS, is a trusted general and cosmetic dentist at Carlsbad & Encinitas Dental Care. Since 1979, he has attended to the needs of patients at his clinic in Encinitas, California. In 2010, he opened his second location in Carlsbad, California. He is a trusted and well-known name in San Diego County and remains committed to his patients’ satisfaction, education, and health. Dr. Braunstein began his education at Rutgers University where he earned his bachelor’s degree in psychology. He then completed his dental education at New York University’s College of Dentistry in 1975. After finishing his schooling, he practiced dentistry as a captain in the United States Air Force before settling down in Southern California to fulfill his dream of opening his own private practice. To continue pursuing the latest advancements in dentistry, Dr. Braunstein holds memberships with several professional organizations. He is an active member of the American Dental Association, the California Dental Association, the San Diego County Dental Society, the Academy of General Dentistry, and the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. Dr. Braunstein has served thousands of patients over the course of his career and loves to maintain lasting relationships with each of them. He finds great joy in seeing how happy his patients are with their gleaming new smiles.