Fruin Family Dental
Jeffrey Fruin, DDS:
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Fruin Family Dental
Jeffrey W. Fruin, DDS
Carlsbad, CA













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

Dental cleaning

White fillings


Inlays & onlays


Clear aligners

Sleep apnea therapy

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: 7:00 am to 3:30 pm

Friday: 8:00 am to 12:30 pm (by appointment only)

Saturday: Closed

Sunday: Closed





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

Thomas Overton (Source: Google)


I have been seeing Dr. Fruin for several years. He is the best dentist I’ve ever had. He and his whole staff are awesome. You couldn’t ask for better care.

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


Have been going to the Fruin family since before dad (John) decided to play golf full time ! They are awesome. First my wife and I, then our kids and now our grandson. Three generations of laughter and great dental care at a price we could always afford, even when we didn’t have insurance ! Frank and Jaydee Ross

Rachel M. from Escondido, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Fruin, is PHENOMENAL!!!!! I chose this Dental Office because the area seemed very nice. I just went into the building and looked at all the Dentists listed. I sat in the lobby and read up on some of them and I chose Dr. Fruin. The ABSOLUTE BEST DECISION I have made for the health of my mouth. What a precise, professional, fun, EXTREME Intelligent and REAL CONFIDENT because He and his staff are that GOOD and knowledgeable. I am moving to the East Coast and I am VERY SAD I cannot take his office with me. I ONLY hope I can find a Dr. Fruin back East. Many Thank you’s to this Entire Staff!

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


By far best dentist I’ve ever had. Top quality -excellent skill – painless and just an all around good guy. Where else can you go and have great music playing like some of those Bob Dylan deep cuts? I highly recommend this doctor for your general dentistry needs.

Todd C. from Carlsbad, CA (Source: Yelp)


My dentist retired so my sister recommended I see her dentist, Dr. Jeffrey Fruin, because he does not try to sell his patients on expensive procedures that they don’t really need. Everyone was very friendly and the office was efficient. My hygienist, Rachel, was very gentle and did a wonderful job. I am told the other hygienists in the office are also great, so a person cannot go wrong by having their teeth cleaned here. Afterwards, I saw Dr. Fruin and he immediately noted the teeth that my previous dentist had been watching, and recommended that no action be taken at this time. Hearing my new dentist agree with my old dentist was good news and gave me confidence that I had found a great new dentist. Most people don’t look forward to going to the dentist, but I dare say today was an enjoyable experience. If you are looking for a new dentist, you should definitely give Dr. Fruin’s office a try.

Carla F. from Carlsbad, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Jeff is the most amazing dentist, most amazing professional and wonderful person! Our family has been going to Dr. Jeff for many years and have always left the office feeling happy, satisfied and treated so kindly. He is compassionate, very talented and always does his very best to take care of you. His dental staff is fabulous and is always accommodating. I can’t say enough about this wonderful person and dental practice!

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


Dr. Fruin is by far the best dentist I have ever had. He is personable and efficient and I thoroughly enjoy whenever I visit him. He also does awesome work. His employees are also wonderful and I highly recommend him as a dentist. You will never regret it.

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


Recently moved to the neighborhood and finally needed to replace my dentist in Orange County (I loved her so much I traveled to see her the past year!). I was able to get an appointment for a cleaning the same week I called as they had a cancellation. Hygienist was really sweet and did a great job. She said she’s worked with Dr. Fruit for the past couple years and compared to some dentists she has worked for, he’s honest and will never be the dentist who just tries to make money off his patients. And most importantly, Dr. Fruin lives up to the hype! He was super nice and I can tell that if I actually needed more than a checkup I could trust him to be honest.

GG. J. from Carlsbad, CA (Source: Google)


Dr Jeff Fruin is hands down the BEST dentist in Encinitas Carlsbad area, if not San Diego! He is also the most gentle dentist I’ve ever been to. My children love him as well and are not fearful of “going to the dentist” anymore. He always makes them laugh too. I recently had a top frontal side by side crown and veneer done by him. They are the most perfect flawless front teeth and I couldn’t have been more satisfied. All due to his patience, precision and perfection that he dedicates to every patient. The entire office and assistant staff are wonderful and kind and very helpful in all situations. I am so happy to have finally found an exceptional dentist and I highly recommend him to all. This place is a winner!!

Wendy E. from San Diego, CA (Source: Yelp)


I recommend Jeff for several reasons. First of all, the work is top notch. He and his staff get the job done right the first time. Then he is honest. I came to him after trying another dentist who told me I had a dozen cavities and gave me a fluoride treatment too. Yeah, turns out I only had 2 very small ones. Jeff told me he hears stories like mine every week. In addition, he’s got a great new office with current technology. I’m specifically referring to digital x-rays, which are a lot less harmful. I’m sure he’s up-to-date on other equipment, but thankfully I haven’t been exposed to it. Finally, he is a personable guy who will tell you crazy stories as he works on you. And he usually wears a Hawaiian shirt.

Melissa C. from Carlsbad, CA (Source: Yelp)


I’ve been going to Jeff Fruin for my whole families’ dental care for some years now.  Today I had the unfortunate situation of having a temporary crown come off while I was flossing and it’s a Saturday. First I thought I’ll push the thing back in and tough it out till Monday. Then the nerves felt the air and my certainty of plan ‘A’ was abandoned. I called Jeff’s office number and got the recording of a direct number for after hours emergencies. But I still was wrestling whether I was an emergency or not, then a nerve in my mouth said, ‘Yep you qualify’. After telling Jeff my dilemma he asked if I could get to his office in 15 minutes. I did and he and his beautiful wife met me at the office door.  I was fixed and on my way in about 20 minutes. It was awesome to get small town personal treatment like this.  I am very thankful.

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


Wow! I no longer fear going to the dentist. Jeff is very good at making you feel comfortable and his entire staff is honest about your teeth. My last dentist, Carlsbad Open 7 Day, over-charged me (a few thousand dollars) and continually tried to up-sell more and more products that I didn’t need or want. With Jeff, you’re in and out. You get what you need and you get to go home. Plus, he’s pretty good at telling crazy stories that keep you coming back for more. Make sure to say “Hi” to his mom, Pat. She runs the front office and she’s awesome!

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


Must go to this dentist!    Most honest, kind, talented, caring, affordable dentist around.  Look no further, you found your dentist.  After many year of being unhappy and overcharged for unnecessary services, our whole family now goes to Fruin.  In fact, our kids love going there.   Anyone I recommend to Fruin as well say he’s the best around.

Debra P. from Carlsbad, CA (Source: Yelp)


I love love love this dentist! I was told by another dentist that my cap would cost several thousand dollars to fix. I saw him the next morning  from a referral for a consultation. He spent an hour and half with me and fixed it that same morning for $127.00. I am so impressed with him and his staff I have reccomended him to everyone. He is “Old School” and cares about the paitient. Wow all I can say is “I hit the jackpot”

Kerilyn Paris (Source: Google)


I chipped my front tooth on a fork and this dentist made it look like it never happened, with quick, quality service. He is personalable, yet straight forward. The assistant was compentent and nice. The front desk person was helpful and patient. Overall, awesome experience, I will be back!

George H. Encinitas, CA (Source: Yelp)


I’m always afraid to give such positive reviews for anything because I’m always afraid every one will find out (Like North County how great it is !) Well That goes for Jeffrey W Fruin, DDS or as he said as he walked in the door “I’m Jeff” … Well it was all positive from then on ! Considering I was a new patient (I was referred by my daughter who had been going to him for years with her mom and step dad) I called on Wed after two months of putting it off. Because I said I had “pain” they got me in the next day ! I was ready for a root canal … The problem was much less and I walked out with relief … The office was so clean and first class technology and equipment … I was very impressed. Of course I’m going back for cleaning now, and I will have to keep an eye on that tooth, but now I know I have a Dentist and staff that will be there for me … Thank You Jeff, Karla, and the entire crew !!!

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



I HATE going to the dentist as much as anyone else. I also HATED looking for a ‘new’ dentist. Dr Fruin was recommended to me by a coworker whom I trust and I booked an appt. I am glad to say that he will be MY Dentist from now on. Even if I have to pay out of pocket. He’s that good in my opinion and he staff is excellent. Great “chairside” manner. Great communication. Willing to work with me on the co-pay. If you’re looking for someone that is a family oriented Dr. You’ve found him!

Karma C. Carlsbad, CA (Source: Yelp)


Here is a letter I wrote immediatly after my visit. I am so happy with my visit, never have I experienced such a relaxing time at the dentist! See my email to the great and wonderful people at the Fruin’s office. Jeff, Diane, and Pat, I just wanted to express my gratitude for the best dentist visit I have ever had. I am no longer afraid. I know I know your thinking geez this gal dives with big sharks but she is afraid of the dentist!!! Ha ha well yes we all have our bravery and our fears. I have never ever felt so comfortable as you made me feel today. I am a lifelong patient that’s for sure. Jeff I immediately relaxed when you began talking to me about diving while working on my teeth. It made me feel like the bravest little patient ever. Honestly besides your friendly personalities, honesty, and sympathy to my nervousness, it was really great to be able to talk with you about diving, oh and Leopard sharks. It really helped calm my nerves:)

Lindsey S. from Vista, CA (Source: Yelp)


I didn’t realize I had had poor dentistry experiences until I came to Dr. Fruin and realized what things should have been like. He’s very knowledgeable and answers questions with detail. He’s thorough in his exams, but he does not push unnecessary procedures. I first came to him for an emergency filling when an old filling fell out, and even though they were busy, they didn’t want me to be in pain, so they squeezed me in right away. Dr. Fruin was gentle and attentive, and it ended up being the first time I had virtually no discomfort after having a cavity filled. As if that were not enough, he has a great personality! He looks like Santa Clause and acts like I imagine he would, too — warm, caring, and fun, while remaining 100% professional. His team is equally wonderful. I’m so glad I found them!

Sean O. from Encinitas, CA (Source: Google)


Dr. Fruin and his staff are so awesome!! I went to have my crown recemented. He was so nice and worked a long time to make sure my crown was just right. Thanks so much Jeffrey Fruin and staff.

Chad C. from Carlsbad, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr Fruin does an excellent job keeping my teeth in top shape.  He does all this with a super relaxed attitude reflecting his San Fernando valley orgins.  I have recommended him to friends and family who also value his services.

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


Jeff is incredible. Our whole family has been seeing Jeff for the last seven years. My wife and I think he is one of the best dentists we have ever seen. My 12 & 13 yr old daughters have been seeing him since they were 5 & 6 and absolutely love him. Jeff has gained their confidence & performed some dental procedures that would have caused them to dart out of any other dentist’s chair. He has a great sense of humor and we completely appreciate his expertise and honesty. Love that he will often talk us out of the more costly dental procedures and only recommend what is in our best interest. So glad we found Jeff!

Erin T. from Carlsbad, CA (Source: Yelp)


I love this dentist! Having spent several years in a variety of other practices in the area, he is hands down the best. No upselling in the chair — just competent, friendly service. What triggered me to write, however, was really excellent service we received this week. My husband lost a crown, called, and was in the chair within an hour and a half. And instead of selling him a new crown, Dr Fruin fixed the old one. Then I called yesterday afternoon with a toothache and was seen this morning. If you like old school, good customer service combined with the latest dental skills and technology, this place is for you.

Quentin P. from Wilmington, NC (Source: Yelp)


I can not say enough about this teams talent, professionalism and care. I have been seeing Dr. Fruin on and off for ten years and am so blessed to have his outstanding skills.  The best oral hygienisst and the best care.  I regret that I will be relocating to the east coast.  I will miss you guys and the amazing care.  My old teeth are looking good!

Rob F. from Carlsbad, CA (Source: Yelp)


Excellent dentist. our entire family has been seeing Dr. Fruin for over 5 years. my kids are ages 11 and 14 and are actually excited to see the dentist (go figure). highly recommend for both adults and children. the office is state-of-art new equipment and staff is excellent overall.

Banu S. from San Diego, CA (Source: Yelp)


I was referred here by my friend who works with insurance coverage companies. she and have been going through several dentists, just to find one who doesn’t pad their billing with secret procedures that you “needed”, but weren’t told you needed them. his staff efficiently checked me, and i immediately went back with the xray tech. i declined xrays, i had had them every year for the last 10 years, and finally decided i’d rather not get irradiated when i have had perfect teeth, no issues (lucky dog me). she was young, and little discombobulated about me declining (not sure she knew what to do), but finally sent the dental hygienist in. she was lovely, talkative, interesting convo. she cleaned my teeth very thoroughly, and was strong enough, but gentle. then, a big burly bear like guy comes in, very deep voice, very pleasant, and making jokes….dr. fruin. very sweet and funny. he was ok with me not getting xrays, and suggested to wait on getting invisalign (told my teeth were shifting from previous dentist, and they wanted to charge me $6000 for this). dr. fruin said it is mild, and to wait for a few years, which i appreciated. overall, dr. fruin and staff were very honest. it was a clean facility. i enjoyed seeing him, and having a good experience.

Lisa O. from Carlsbad, CA (Source: Yelp)


We love Dr. Fruin. My husband and I have gone to him for several years, and today I took my kids (aged 9 and 10), who had previously gone to a local children’s dentist. My kids had the best dental experience EVER with Dr. Fruin. He is so fun, honest and professional. He does not do unnecessary procedures and gives you the straight scoop on whether something is necessary. I highly recommend Dr. Fruin.


We specialize in family dentistry with special attention to spectacular esthetic results. We treat our patients like friends and family . We have also developed a specific niche in dental appliances for TMJ and sleep apnea. Our doctors have over 50 years of dental experience. We have been in Carlsbad for 13 years , but built out our state of the art office 3 years ago in the medical building across from Henry's near Stagecoach Park. We pride ourselves on honest diagnosis and the highest quality treatment in a relaxed environment. We are very conscious of your time and schedule carefully so you are not waiting around for the doctor. We treat every patient like friends and expect them to be patients for life. Dr Jeff graduated from the USC School of Dentistry in 1986. He is very active in LC35 Athletic Club and has coached childrens basketball and football over the last 20 years. He donates his services to the San Diego Share the Care program and is a member of the ADA, CDA, and San Diego Dental Society.