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Richard D. Guthrie, DDS
Mission Ranch Dental Aesthetics
Ladera Ranch, CA

★★★★★

35 REVIEWS
0 BEFORE & AFTER PHOTOS

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DENTAL TREATMENTS OFFERED

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

Dental cleaning

White fillings

Crowns

Inlays & onlays

Bridges

Braces

Clear aligners

Porcelain veneers

Teeth whitening

Dentures & Partials

Root canal treatment

Tooth extraction

Dental implants

Sedation dentistry

Pediatric dental care

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Offers Invisalign®? Yes

OFFICE HOURS

Monday: 9:00 am to 6:00 pm

Tuesday: 9:00 am to 6:00 pm

Wednesday:9:00 am to 6:00 pm

Thursday: 9:00 am to 6:00 pm

Friday: Closed

Saturday: Closed

Sunday: Closed

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PATIENT REVIEWS

Check out what some happy patients are saying about us:

Jennifer McCord (Source: Google)

★★★★★

I have had chronic problems with my teeth for many years and had always been told I needed a lot of expensive restorative work to address them. Much such work was done, at great expense, before I decided to get a second opinion on my oral health from Dr Guthrie.

Not only did he advise me that this work was not necessary but he determined that I had serious periodontal problems and a chronic dental abscess that were not even being addressed. Alarmingly, another dentist then advised me that this problem was best addressed by removing all of my top teeth and replacing them with a dental appliance. But Dr Guthrie was committed to a course of treatment designed to protect what nature gave me and address the problems I was having without that drastic approach.

After a series of procedures and strict adherence to dental hygiene at home I am really thrilled to say my oral health is very solid now. Dr Guthrie had it all right: his professional skills are extremely diverse, he addresses problems in the least intrusive manner possible, his manner is extremely confidence inspiring and I am thrilled with the results of his prescribed treatment. If you are looking for the highest level of dental competence or just want a second opinion, you will find highly skilled, honest and reasonable care from Dr. Guthrie and his professional staff.

Christine B. from Mission Viejo, CA (Source: Yelp)

★★★★★

My family has been going to Dr Guthrie for 6 years now. From regular cleanings, to bleaching, to braces to fillings and veneers, we’ve received a variety of services here. I’ve been to other dentists for cleanings and gotten nicked by the tools, but that’s never been an issue here. Billing and insurance are always taken care of by the office staff so it’s very convenient as well. Dr Guthrie explains what needs to be done and is very good at what he does. I had to get a veneer for a yellow tooth (missing a root, I guess I biffed it a couple times as a toddler) and the veneer is the exact same color as the rest of my teeth. Yay!

Candi G. from San Clemente, CA (Source: Yelp)

★★★★★

Having gone to Dr. Guthrie for about 10 years now for cleanings, fillings, braces and more I can say his office has always been friendly and on time plus knowledgeable.

Rebecca D. (Source: Google)

★★★★★

My family and I have been receiving dental care from Dr.Guthrie for 18 years. Each time my dental experience has been enjoyable and comfortable. Dr.Guthrie is very gentle and has a great bedside manner. Dr.Guthrie is an honest dentist and never recommends treatment that is unnecessary. He is also great with children and those with special needs! Not to mention, he covers a wide variety of dental care including wisdom teeth extractions, implants and orthodontics to name a few. I would highly recommend him to anyone who is looking for a new dentist!

Bradley Knight (Source: Google)

★★★★★

Dr. Guthrie is awesome. I went to another dentist for a cleaning and they wanted to up-charge me to fix a cavity. I went to Dr. Guthrie and he could not find any cavity. It was a great relief.

Tabitha M. from Shingle Springs, CA (Source: Yelp)

★★★★★

Dr. Guthrie has given us exceptional service. My daughter had a lot of work done and from day one it has been a very pleasant experience. Thanks to Dr. Guthrie and his team her smile is gorgeous and her confidence has blossomed.

Dori N. from Laguna Woods, CA (Source: Yelp)

★★★★★

Dr. Gutherie and his staff are an amazing team.  Dr. Gutherie never rushes you through an appointment and truly takes the time that we need, so he can provide the best care…as he does with me.

Jodie A. from San Clemente, CA (Source: Yelp)

★★★★★

Dr. Guthrie and his staff are extremely professional and know what they’re doing! On top of that, they are kind and explain treatment options with the utmost respect for their patients!

Jennifer B. from Mission Viejo, CA (Source: Yelp)

★★★★★

Dr Guthrie is kind and professional.  I had a bad experience with a different dentist and he repaired all of his work.  I was in severe pain and was nervous about seeing someone new again.  My friend referred me to Dr Guthrie and now my whole family goes there.  His pricing is fair and he uses the best materials.  Don’t hesitate taking your family there.

Brad K. from Laguna Hills, CA (Source: Yelp)

★★★★★

Dr. Guthrie has always been extremely helpful and the best dentist I have had.

Jennifer M. from New Castle, NH (Source: Yelp)

★★★★★

I have had chronic problems with my teeth for many years and had always been told I needed a lot of expensive restorative work to address them. Much such work was done, at great expense, before I decided to get a second opinion on my oral health from Dr Guthrie.

Not only did he advise me that this work was not necessary but he determined that I had serious periodontal problems and a chronic dental abscess that were not even being addressed.  Alarmingly, another dentist then advised me that this problem was best addressed by removing all of my top teeth and replacing them with a dental appliance. But Dr Guthrie was committed to a course of treatment designed to protect what nature gave me and address the problems I was having without that drastic approach.

After a series of procedures and strict adherence to dental hygiene at home I am really thrilled to say my oral health is very solid now. Dr Guthrie had it all right: his professional skills are extremely diverse, he addresses problems in the least intrusive manner possible, his manner is extremely confidence inspiring and I am thrilled with the results of his prescribed treatment. If you are looking for the highest level of  dental competence or just want a second opinion, you will find highly skilled, honest and reasonable care from Dr. Guthrie and his professional staff.

Nathan Dove (Source: Google)

★★★★★

I have been going to Dr. Guthrie for almost 20 years. He is a pleasure to be around (which we all know is a huge plus when getting your teeth yanked on) and does incredible work. Above all, he is honest and fair.

Brian D. (Source: Google)

★★★★★

Dr. Richard Guthrie is great. The office is clean and the office staff provides excellent customer service. They do an excellent job to make sure you are comfortable and relaxed.

Carrie C. from Lake Forest, CA (Source: Yelp)

★★★★★

Dr. Guthrie has been my dentist for 12 years. I, too, cannot say enough good things about him! There is no better dentist in South Orange County. He has impeccable standards and expects all of his staff members to do top notch work, so you can rest assured that no corners are ever being cut. I know with great confidence that my teeth are clean and well taken care of. He is also extremely trustworthy and is not going to push you into getting dental procedures that are not necessary just so that he can make an extra buck. There was a short period of time where, due to my company’s change in dental insurance providers, I was unable to go to Dr. Guthrie. The other dentist that I went to was horrible! She recommended all sorts of dental work that surprised me. Dr. Guthrie was so kind and gave me a free second opinion, even though I was no longer technically his patient during that brief period of time. As soon as my company switched our dental insurance providers again, I went immediately back to Dr. Guthrie! Anyway…my husband has now been going to Dr. Guthrie for over 5 years and even had Dr. Guthrie manage his orthodontic braces. Soon, my toddler daughter will, too, be going to Dr. Guthrie. He truly is a dentist for the whole family! Another great plus is his awesome new office in Ladera Ranch. It is large, clean, beautifully-decorated, and, most importantly, has top-of-the-line equipment. He’s used electronic medical records as long as I’ve gone to him (no antiquated paper charts!). Seriously – don’t even bother researching other dentists. Just make an appt. with Dr. Guthrie! You’ll be glad you did!

Billy Y. from Irvine, CA (Source: Google)

★★★★★

As far as getting your tooth cleaned, you may run in to some dental hygienists who cleans your teeth well but might spray or have rinse water spilling from the side of your mouth. The facility has good equipment even though it’s situated in an older business park.
The thing that really makes this dentist better than other ones I’ve had in the past is that I usually never feel any pain regardless of the work they performed.
The dentist is really good at what he does. I’ve had several chipped tooth and he was able to shape to a point that I can’t even tell that there was a chip there in the first place.
I actually had a chipped tooth that I went to Mission Dental with and they had this junior dentist work on it and didn’t do a particularly good job. That happened 3 years ago. I now have a larger pocket than before and food always gets stuck there now.
All in all, I really like this dentist.

Olivia C. (Source: Google)

★★★★★

My family and I have been coming to Dr. Guthrie for 15 years and would never go anywhere else. What we love most is that he is conservative and only recommends what is necessary for your oral health. He’s not pushy like a lot of those large clinics that end up overcharging you for things you don’t even need. It is so easy to set up an appointment, and his helpful staff even verifies your insurance prior to your appointment so there are no surprises. The new office in Ladera Ranch is beautiful! You will not be disappointed. No need to look any further for a dentist in Orange County.

Adam L. from Laguna Niguel, CA (Source: Yelp)

★★★★★

Dr. Guthrie and his staff exceeded my expectations. Dr. Guthrie is at the top of his profession. He is by far the best dentist that I have ever seen. The office staff is wonderful. The office itself is state of the art.

Charles Salisbury (Source: Google)

★★★★★

Most relaxing and open dentist I’ve ever been to. I don’t even live in CA anymore but when I plan visits back home I always have a visit here planned ahead of time because I refuse to go anywhere else. Dr. Guthrie makes you feel relaxed and welcome and his office is kept in excellent and clean condition. He is always willing to work with patients based on their needs to make them as comfortable as possible.

Erin B. from San Francisco (Source: Yelp)

★★★★★

Dr. Guthrie is friendly, honest, thorough, and his work lasts years longer than most.

My favorite part about this office is he typically doesn’t refer out for any special work. He does it all himself whether its orthodontics (braces/Invisalign), implants, wisdom teeth extraction, etc. And he does it better than specialists, for less expensive.
Dental cleanings at this office are higher quality than you’d get at a periodontal specialty office. His hygienists are highly skilled, thorough, and friendly 😉 😉
You never need to worry about over-paying, or getting over-treated. He is conservative and fair, and never pressuring unless he absolutely believes you need something done.
Hands down best dentist in Orange County! Where ever you live, its worth the drive to have this kind of quality work done.

Perrin T. from Cotto De Caza, CA (Source: Yelp)

★★★★★

Dr. Guthrie is an excellent dentist and orthodontist who takes a lot of time and care on his patients. I never feel rushed or have discomfort while there. His staff is also friendly and professional. Highly recommend Dr. Guthrie!

Jason Farris (Source: Google)

★★★★★

I have a tough schedule and I have difficulty keeping personal appointments due to my job. The office has always been very cooperative and flexible with my scheduling. I had a an appointment today and called in last night after a last second meeting was called at work during my appointment time. The staff moved my appointment 30 mins earlier and was able to get me in and out before my meeting began. I appreciate their willingness to work with me and be flexible. There was no wasted time in the office.

Max Garica (Source: Google)

★★★★★

I was referred to Dr. Guthrie about 10 years ago by a relative who goes there. I made the drive out to his office all the way from Los Angeles just to be seen by him. From my first visit, to every visit after I kindly was greeted by his receptionist who made me feel very comfortable and welcomed. The hygienist was an educated young lady, who I could tell was gentle by nature. That put my mind at ease being that she was going to be poking around in my mouth. As for Dr. Guthrie, I couldn’t be more happy with him. He thoroughly explained everything that was going on inside my mouth. My previous dentist was very rough when dealing with my bleeding gums, and made me fearful of even going to the dentist. When Guthrie saw me he didn’t keep causing me more pain by intentionally poking harder to try to try and find out how bad things were. He was gentle with his approach and got my mouth back in good order, and also has me looking forward to my next appointment. I have recommended him to many friends who have also enjoyed their experience with him and his staff. I will continue to make the 60 min drive to be seen by him because it is more than worth it! His new office is remarkably beautiful as well!!

Ashley H. Reber-Glidden (Source: Google)

★★★★★

I have been living in San Diego for the last 3 years, and have been having a lot of trouble finding an honest dental office since I arrived. It’s been very frustrating. Everyone I tried wanted to tell me I needed expensive services and treatments that I KNEW I didn’t need. I was referred by a friend to Dr. Guthrie, and even though it’s over an hour drive each way for me (when there’s not traffic), I won’t be going anywhere else now that I know this standard of excellent care and skill! His treatment approach is very conservative — he doesn’t recommend treatments I don’t truly need. I appreciate that he can do the things other dentists have sent me to specialists for, like root canals. (But he will do all he can to save a tooth before going the root canal route, I promise!) Just today he did work on a tooth that was the same work I had done on another tooth previously, only Dr. Guthrie’s work was FAR superior. He also had to fix work done elsewhere that didn’t hold up! He is honest, competent, caring, and friendly, and his support staff is the same. I trusted Dr. Guthrie immediately, and that’s saying a lot coming from someone who is not only skeptical of dentists but has trust issues to begin with, haha! 😉 I am relieved to have found Dr. Guthrie, and that my search for a TRULY honest and highly skilled dentist is OVER, YAY! Finally. 🙂

Wayne B. from Mission Viejo, CA (Source: Yelp)

★★★★★

I’ve been going to Dr. Guthrie for over 15 years , and in that time I  have had numerous different procedures , from root canals to bridge and crown work to professional whitening.
It has always been a relaxed and comfortable experience and the results always of a very high quality.
But I particularly appreciate the friendly and supportive approach that both he and his entire staff take.
Now I visit 3 times a year for check ups and teeth cleaning. I’m sure glad they’re “On my team”.

Brian Z. from Fountain Valley, CA (Source: Yelp)

★★★★★

Doctor Guthrie is terrific.  I have always been uneasy in the dentist chair.  Doctor Guthrie is very smooth.  I hardly feel the needle.  He is so professional, and I never feel rushed.  His staff is very friendly.  They don’t make you wait very long at all.  Great place.

Curt Gackenbach (Source: Google)

★★★★★

Year over year, Dr. Guthrie & his team have delivered a level of competence and integrity that is a true rarity in the world of dentistry. From my family to theirs, thank you.

Thomas Dove (Source: Google)

★★★★★

Dr.Guthrie has been my dentist since I was 8 years old. Now I am 25 and I couldn’t be happier with any other dentist on a personal and professional level.

Jennifer B. from Ladera Ranch, CA (Source: Yelp)

★★★★★

Dr. Guthrie and his staff are BY FAR the best dental and orthodontic office around.  We have remained loyal to him and his practice for everyone in our family, even when he was in a different location.  He is kind, gentle, professional, reasonable, fairly priced, and most of all has kept our family’s health top notch for over a decade.  Carissa is equally fabulous, and keeps his administrative office very clean, organized and professional.  He has also provided the best possible care in orthodontia for our three kids, including complex oral surgery.  He’s AMAZING!

Sarah B. from Santa Clarita, CA (Source: Yelp)

★★★★★

I typically hate going to the dentist. However, though it still isn’t my favorite thing to do, Guthrie and his team make a visit to the dentist a smoother and less painful experience, which is pretty hard to find. Their new office is beautiful and very clean as well.

Michaela C. from Rancho Santa Margarita, CA (Source: Yelp)

★★★★★

I cannot say enough about Dr. Guthrie. He is an amazing dentist and truly cares about his patients. My 3 year old daughter recently had a dental emergency after business hours. Dr. Guthrie rushed to meet us in his office on his personal time to treat her. He was so good with her and was able to calm her and give her excellent care despite the fact that she was scared and super traumatized by her injury. After each of her procedures, Dr. Guthrie has personally called me in the evening to check on her. It’s very rare to find a medical professional with such a personal stake in his patients’ well-being. He saved my daughter’s beautiful smile and our family will forever be his grateful, loyal patients! Thank you Dr. Guthrie!!

Steen L. from Laguna Niguel, CA (Source: Yelp)

★★★★★

Dr. Guthrie is honest, highly skilled and uses the latest technology for all his dental equipment.  I have been seeing Dr. Guthrie for years now and I can tell you his the best.  I have had bad dentists and now I know the difference.  If your avoiding a dentist because you are afraid of injections, I can tell you I barely feel his injections.  Recently I had a root canal that had to be redone due to it was improperly done by a previous dentist and it got infected.  I visited his office without an appointment and within 20 minutes Dr. Guthrie told me what needed to be done.  The next day he did the work and said it would be sore for a day then it should be fine.  That is exactly what happened.  In addition all the dental equipment is state of the art.  Dr. Guthrie also has his own lab in his office to make temporary crowns.  Thank you for serving the community with your professionalism Dr. Guthrie!

Lisa Dove (Source: Google)

★★★★★

I have been going to Dr. Guthrie for 18 years. He has completed orthodontics and/or dentistry on all 8 of my children and has always been very nice and gentle. My family and I love Dr.Guthrie and I would recommend him to anyone

Earnysha S. from San Clemente, CA (Source: Yelp)

★★★★★

Dr Guthrie is en excellent Dentist! Gives the absolute best care and is a  conservative Dr that doesn’t try to sell you Un-necessary procedures. I felt confident during my visit knowing and seeing that he is 100% focused on what is best for each individual patient . He’s good with patients of all ages and needs, check him out you won’t be disappointed!

Donna D. from Mission Viejo, CA (Source: Yelp)

★★★★★

Dr. Guthrie has taken amazing care of my entire family for all of our dental and orthodontic needs, including taking out my kids wisdom teeth! We appreciate and love him and his staff and highly recommend them… for children and adults! I am so thankful for Dr. Guthrie and his staff and highly recommended them!!!!

Ashley R. from San Diego County, CA (Source: Yelp)

★★★★★

I have been living in San Diego for the last 3 years, and have been having a lot of trouble finding an honest dental office since I arrived. It’s been very frustrating. Everyone I tried wanted to tell me I needed expensive services and treatments that I KNEW I don’t need. I was referred by a friend to Dr. Guthrie, and even though it’s over an hour’s drive each way for me (when there’s not traffic), I won’t be going anywhere else now that I know this standard of excellent care and skill! His treatment approach is very conservative — he wouldn’t recommend treatments I don’t truly need. I appreciate that he can do the things other dentists have sent me to specialists for, like root canals. (But he will do all he can to save a tooth before going the root canal route!) Just today he did work on a tooth that was the same work I had done on another tooth previously, only Dr. Guthrie’s work was FAR superior. He also had to fix work done elsewhere that didn’t hold up! He is honest, competent, caring, and friendly, and his support staff is the same. I trusted Dr. Guthrie immediately, and that’s saying a lot coming from someone who is not only skeptical of dentists but has trust issues to begin with, haha! 😉 I am relieved to have found Dr. Guthrie, and that my search for a TRULY honest and highly skilled dentist is OVER, YAY! Finally. 🙂

A WORD FROM YOUR DOCTOR

I have been correcting patients smiles with orthodontic treatment for 25 years. I provide all modalities of orthodontic treatment including clear aligner technology. A 30 minute consultation at my office will provide you with all possible orthodontic treatment options and their associated benefits and risks. We look forward to speaking with you regarding your orthodontic needs and desires. Smile ahead!