Encinitas Dental Wellness
Richard Gill, DDS:
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Encinitas Dental Wellness
Richard J. Gill, DDS
Encinitas, 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: 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 (by appointment only)

Saturday: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm (by appointment only)

Sunday: Closed





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

Leah J. from Port Angeles, WA (Source: Yelp)


I had a cleaning with Grant. It had been a while since I had a cleaning. He was very gentle when he did a deep clean on my teeth. I had problems with my gums bleeding when I came in and when I left, he set me up with suggestions on my routine. No more bleeding gums. I was very thankful for his thoroughness and expertise. He cares about what he is doing and takes his time to help. Thanks!!!!

Amy Hedger (Source: Google)


Very professional group. I’ve only had good experiences with my visits as well as my husbands. I definitely recommend Dr Gill and all the staff. I personally work within a professional medical environment so I have very high standards. My expectations are met and take away with me a feeling of ease to know my family and I are getting the best dental care. Front desk is knowledgeable well dressed and genuinely friendly. I only have good things to say about this Group of professionals.

Jacob S. from San Marcos, CA (Source: Yelp)


I am so pleased with Dr Gill and his staff. I have some mild to moderate dental anxiety and bad experiences to go along with it so I didn’t want to go back to any dentists. The staff here made me feel very comfortable and I highly recommend Dr Gill. I had a tooth emergency that was really starting to bother me and knew I had to go in to get it handled. I haven’t had any teeth extracted since I was very young. It was painless, no complications and I am very pleased. Nathan , at the front desk, was excellent helping me navigate my insurance. Highly recommend!

Judy B. from Rancho Santa Fe, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Gill has been my dentist for five years. He is an excellent dentist. My teeth have never been better. He always takes the time to explain everything and the results have been great. Nate and all of the office staff are polite and supportive!

Susan Jones (Source: Google)


The staff is very kind each visit I come into the office. I would recommend Dr. Gill and his hygienists to anyone looking for an awesome dental team. No pain cleanings and never have my teeth felt cleaner.

Keala D. from Gardiner, NY (Source: Yelp)


Absolutely love this dentistry. I’ve been through some horrible dental and Ortho experiences so I’m always skeptical. But, not with Dr. Gill. He made me feel comfortable and welcome. The staff is nice and professional but also very genuine. I’ll definitely be coming back to this office from now on.

Julie H. from Encinitas, CA (Source: Yelp)


I came across Dr Gills office as I had a change of insurance. My previous Dentist did not take my new insurance so I did some research and came across Dr Gills office. They are SO nice and helpful here! The staff in the front are very helpful with the new insurance and Dr Gill did a crown painless and even seated it all in one day! The hygienists are very knowledgeable and gentle as well. Highly recommend.

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


Everyone is always so helpful! I’ve never had such quick and painless dental treatments like experienced with Dr.Gill and the staff. Teeth cleaning in under 1 hour, never wait more an a couple minutes. I had to get several silver cavities removed and replaced. I was expecting a horrific experience…. it wasn’t bad at all! Everyone is very friendly and always make sure I am comfortable. The office is very clean. All the chairs face a big window so you get to look outside which makes for an even better, actually relaxing, dental appointment. My husband and I highly recommend this office and Dr. Gill!

Sarah G. from Aguanga, CA (Source: Google)


Love this place they’re so gentle and do excellent work!. This is the first dentist I’ve ever felt comfortable at and not scared!!! I had really Bad experiences before and this Dr. deafly makes you feel no pain makes you feel extremely comfortable I’ve had three crowns by him and he absolutely does amazing on crowns!

Jon G. from Temecula, CA (Source: Yelp)


just had to write a shout of thanks to Dr Richard Gill And there staff. Wow! I had a very painful broken tooth And called his office because I herd what a great Dentist He was , that’s an understatement ! Not only a great Dentist but kind and patient. Dr. Gill talked me through the whole treatment. If you are looking for a kind professional Dentist you must go to Dr. Richard Gill! Please make know mistake good Dentist are hard to find. For me and my Family Dr Richard Gill is my Dentist for life!

D. P. from San Marcos, CA (Source: Yelp)


Very satisfied customer, my kids also agree that we really like this new place! Jillian up front was super nice and helpful. Grant was our hygienist- very friendly and professional. And Dr. Gill was great too, not pushy at all with any of the many services they offer. Clean, spacious, and accommodating. And we all had excellent cleanings. Thank you!

Jeff P. from Palm Desert, CA (Source: Yelp)


Had a deep cleaning today and I was very apprehensive that it was going to be very painful. Grant did an amazing job and I walked out of there with super clean teeth and the procedure was absolutely pain-free. Dr. Gill’s office consistently amazes me at the quality of care they provide. I’ll keep coming back.

Andrew D. from San Marcos, CA (Source: Yelp)


Coming from a guy who’s had plenty of bad trips to the dentist, going here was a very pleasant experience. Compared to any other dentist I’ve been to, the staff is more friendly and enjoyable to be around. The hygienist was very gentile with my cleaning and x-rays. I was very nervous to have my first root canal but Dr. Gill made sure I was comfortable during the entire procedure, constantly asking me if I was in any pain or needed anything to ease my nerves. In fact I had been on multiple consultations before coming here and many dentists didn’t even want to do my root canal due to the difficulty of it. But Dr. Gill didn’t even bat an eye when he saw how difficult it was. He’s a very skilled Doctor and 10-10 would recommend coming here.

Lauren D. from Mammoth Lakes, CA (Source: Yelp)


I recently had an amazing experience at Dr. Gill’s office in Encinitas! Honestly, my last experience at the dentist wasn’t the best and so I was a little bit weary. I found them on Living Social and got an excellent deal on X-rays and a teeth cleaning. I was impressed by the care of the staff and their attention to detail. I would go back- especially if I still lived in the area. I was just visiting 🙂

Maserati T. from Encinitas, CA (Source: Yelp)


Due to neglecting my dental work for awhile, dr gill and has staff has educated me on what i needed to do to maintain better home oral care. I dislike going to the dentist but with his expertise on placing my implant. I was quite please. Plus i got 24 month no interest! I Highly recommend him to anyone,

Isaac G. from San Juan Capistrano, CA (Source: Yelp)


Amazing! Best dentist experience My experience with this dentist office was truly something I am deeply great full for, First! I was having a unexpected problem like some of us do from time to time and out of no where i was hit with a very painful bad tooth problem that was starting infection and spreading fast. And my reg. Dentist office was close over the weekend and only gave me pain killers to deal with the pain and pretty much out to hang! I was in a bad spot! A friend reached out and passed on this office information to me, told me just call and they have an emergency line and will they will call you back! Within 15 mins they called heard what was going on and made an appointment to see me the next day. Now keep in mind i live in los Alamitos south Los Angeles area and this was a drive for me about a 1 hour 45 min drive so this was a big leap of faith on my part to just hop in the car and head down south.

Anonymous from Encinitas, CA (Source: Yelp)


I had an excellent experience with Dr. Gill. I showed up for my first appointment knowing I had multiple dental issues. I was not expecting to have them resolved the same day, but that is what happened. I spent 4 hours in his office getting broken crowns replaced with temporaries, a filling and a referral for other issues. On my return appointment 5 days later, my temp crowns were replaced with permanents and I had some other less-important issues fixed. I was very happy to have a quick resolution to these issues rather than several follow-up appointments spanning a month or so. He walked me through all the procedures I needed in advance using the technology he has, which was far more advanced than my last dentist. His staff was professional and the entire experience was better than I’ve had with other dentists in the area over the years.

Sophia V. from San Marcos, CA (Source: Yelp)


My husband just got home from the dentist and he couldn’t stop raging about how well his dental appointment went!! He said all the staff was incredibly nice and Dr. Gill was a dentist he could trust! The guy at the front desk was extremely cheerful and helpful with all questions and insurance information. The dental hygienist did a great job also. I believe he said his name is Grant?? His teeth look really good. His experience was so great I will be making myself an appointment.

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


Great Dentist! Easy to talk to and gentle on the teeth. Gave me a great exam. I didn’t have to wait very long before they were ready to seat me. the man at the front desk had it all figured out and was ready. He was great and was able to help me out with my insurance information. Easy to tell that everyone was working hard. The hygienist was gentle as well and gave me a great cleaning. Plan on going again soon. I would recommend this dentistry to anyone.

Anonymous (Source: Google)


Came in for some x-rays and was very impressive with the level of professionalism and courteousness displayed during my visit. From the moment I walked in I was greeted by a friendly and an impeccably clean office. This practice is extremely honest and I will be seeing them in the future.

Oscar R. from Vista, CA (Source: Yelp)


Very Knowledgeable and helpful dentist with a staff just as competent. The Hygienist Grant cleaned my teeth and gums great and Dr. Gill adjusted my nightgaurd. Afterwards Dr. Gill sat with me and talked to me to make sure my concerns were adressed, then gave me a sample of a cleaner.  The office seemed in good spirits and followed Covid protocol even though I wasnt concerned about covid, it made them look very professional.

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


Ahhhhmazing and Professional experience ! Very relaxing and easygoing Professional Staff ! Overall it was the BEST experience I’ve had in a Dental Office. I will be returning for extensive dental work and actually look forward to getting the work done. I would Highly recommend Dr. Gill and his Professional Staff for any and all dental work needed. BC Duggan

John Girard (Source: Google)


Very impressed with Encinitas Dental Wellness! A caring, professional staff, nice facilities, and great service. They even have great music playing (80s my first visit and 50s my second)! I was especially impressed with how they handled some insurance issues I ran into – the staff was very accommodating and helped navigate the insurance bureaucracy without complaint. Glad to have found them.

Nicole A. from Indio, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr Gill and his staff are amazing. Every time I visit the environment is beyond welcoming. I always hated dental visits but this doctor knows exactly what to do to put you at easy. Every procedure is done without feeling rushed and he’s very gentle. If you have not been, you must ! You will never go anywhere else!!

Brittan A. from Palm Desert, CA (Source: Yelp)


I went in for an exam and had a had a couple cavities. Dr Gill did a 2 fillings on me. It was quick and painless and the fillings looked just like my natural tooth (not those metal looking fillings). Staff was polite and professional. I would recommend this dental office to everyone.

Amy R. from San Marcos, CA (Source: Yelp)


Very professional group. I’ve only had good experiences with my visits as well as my husbands. I definitely recommend Dr Gill and all the staff. I personally work within a professional medical environment so I have very high standards. My expectations are met and take away with me a feeling of ease to know my family and I are getting the best dental care. Front desk is knowledgeable well dressed and genuinely friendly. I only have good things to say about this Group of professionals.

Cheryl G. from Menifee, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr Richard Gill is a really a good Dentist! He listens and is kind and knows what’s he’s doing and is very gentle! He’s like those old family doctors who would come out to. Your home and really take care of you, way back when. He cares about you and there staff is so professional ! I highly recommend them! Please if your looking for a excellent DDS Dr Richard Gill is the one. If you have a fear of dentist Dr Richard Gill will put you at ease. Wish more Dentist would care for others as he do

Daniel R. from Carlsbad, CA (Source: Yelp)


All my visits to this dental office are the best. I actually look forward to going because I know I’m in great hands here. They do a great job and explain everything so I’m not left confused. Ninh, one of the Hygienist, was great with my deep cleaning. Also extremely friendly staff here. Definitely would recommend this dental office to anyone.

Kathleen S. from Palm Springs, CA (Source: Google)


Because of my previous anxiety, I had not gone to the dentist for more than seven years. A friend told me about Dr. Gill and his staff of caring professionals. I learned he had great success with patients experiencing dental anxiety. I was introduced to Ninh, one of his hygienists, who put me at ease, and explained every procedure completely. After a thorough exam, X-rays, and deep cleaning, he identified a cracked tooth and alerted the doctor. At that time, Dr. Gill asked me several questions about any pain or discomfort I may be experiencing. I answered, that I was fine, and had no pain. He proceeded to numb the area and extract the tooth, without any pain, explaining I would feel some pressure, as it was a back molar. Following the extraction, Dr. Gill, asked that I contact him if I suffered any discomfort. I did not need a follow up consultation. I have continued to see Dr. Gill and his staff for regular check ups and cleanings. If you need a caring dentist, he’s the one.

Michelle C. from Rancho Mirage, CA (Source: Yelp)


I drove several hours upon a recommendation to go see Dr. Richard Gill. I am sure grateful that I did. From the moment I walked in the office I was treated with compassion and it was the first time I had pain-free dentistry. If you’re looking for a good dentist you don’t need to look any further than here.

Emmi Y. from Encinitas, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr Gill bought this practice from Mary Walsh Cole and hasn’t disappointed. He makes sure he addresses your concerns and explains everything with detail. I was a little worried because of the change, but i am very pleased with the office and some of the new technology. I get pretty anxious at dental offices, and while that may never go away Dr Gill makes me feel very comfortable at his office.

Georgia W. from Yucca Valley, CA (Source: Yelp)


I have followed Dr. Gill from Palm Desert to Encinitas. I wouldn’t even think of going to anyone else. He has been my families dentist for over 10 years. I was so happy that his hygienist “Nihn” followed Dr Gill to Encinitas also. Dr Gill is honest and very caring. His staff is phenomenal. They were so helpful in helping me with my dental insurance. I recently had to have a root canal. The procedure was great, Dr Gill is so gentle and I had no discomfort. This is a five star office and I highly recommend it!!

Elizabeth C. from Encinitas, CA (Source: Yelp)


Hands down one of the most friendliest, kindest group of Dental professionals I have ever encountered. I recently moved from the Northeast so I needed to get many new Medical professionals. Within the Dental arena, I feel like I scored a homerun! Grant, the Hygienist, has been very thorough and gentle in the 3, 4 times i have been in to clean my teeth. I have never experienced any unnecessary discomfort while under his care. I have full trust in Dr. Gills assessments and so enjoy that he takes the time to explain carefully what needs to be done. Delightful office! An amazing staff and they ALWAYS provide very fine background music!

 Lynn D. from Carlsbad, CA (Source: Yelp)


Really enjoy coming here, believe it or not for dental work! My sons and boyfriend come here too and same feedback- always running on schedule, very accommodating, friendly, and great and professional service each time.  Had Ninh for a deep cleaning the last time. He is terrific and friendly. Also the X-ray Technician is a very polite and well mannered young man. Dr. Gill is always great and friendly. And Nate is a very personable and efficient office manager. Great job team Gill.

Keagan H. from Encinitas, CA (Source: Yelp)


Everyone here makes you feel at ease. From the gentlemen at the front to the assistants and the Doctor. Dr Gill is very calming and friendly, the hygienist was very gentle/informative and they have a lot of new technology and cameras that take pictures of your teeth so that they can show you your cavities before they fill them! I always have been a little stressed going to the dentist but this office has made me feel much more comfortable. The choice of music may have something to do with that too its great!


Our team is composed of dedicated dental health professionals who are ready to help you have a smile of which you can be proud. We will do everything we can to help you have a good-looking smile. Everyone on our staff is dedicated to constantly learning so that we can offer the highest quality dental services. We are always trying to improve our services so our patients can have beautiful smiles as easily as possible. Our entire staff is very knowledgeable and helpful. We are here to help you any way we can. It is our goal to give you a friendly and professional atmosphere so you are comfortable coming to your dentist. If you have any questions, feel free to contact us. Dr Richard J Gill has been practicing general dentistry for over 24 years. Dr Gill graduated from University of California, Berkeley. He then continued then to University of the Pacific for Dental School.