Gregory Skeens Dentistry
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Gregory Skeens Dentistry
Gregory W. Skeens Jr., DDS
Encinitas, CA













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

Dental cleaning

White fillings


Inlays & onlays


Clear aligners

Pediatric dental care

Porcelain veneers

Teeth whitening

Dentures & partials

Root canal treatment

Tooth extraction

Sedation dentistry

TMJ treatment

Dental implants


Offers Even28 at-home™? No

Offers Even28 at-dentist™? No

Offers Invisalign®? Yes


Monday: 9:00 am to 6:00 pm

Tuesday: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Wednesday: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Thursday: 8:00 am to 3:00 pm

Friday: Closed

Saturday: Closed

Sunday: Closed





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

Hahn L. from Boston, MA (Source: Yelp)


Recently moved to Encinitas and was due for a cleaning. Found Dr. Skeens on Yelp and can confirm all the great reviews. Staff was super friendly and accommodating. The technology is state of the art with 3D scanning. Best of all, everything was honest and there was zero upsell. I will be back!

Toni Merrill (Source: Google)


Such a great dentist and office overall. I’ve been going to Dr Skeens for the last decade and my teeth have never been more white and gums more healthy. They do such an outstanding job of removing plaque and stains that accumulate and while I feel bad because they’ve not had any extra work to do on me as a result, I’m so grateful to have found such a trust worthy reliable and conscientious dentist! I know they have my best interests in mind and will always advise me accordingly.

Jeff McGuire (Source: Facebook)


Entire office team is very friendly and accommodating! They took appointment on short notice and were so helpful in explaining options for treatment and explaining in detail recommended procedures! Outstanding experience! Dr. Skeens is the man!

Cindy H. from Valley Center, CA (Source: Yelp)


What I like about this dental office is the wonderful people who work there. Victoria, at the front desk is friendly and helpful. Sarah gives me a good dose of gas, so my pain is never a problem. She is also a very careful and gets my teeth and gums as clean as possible. Dr. Skeens treats people like they’re his friends and doesn’t suggest things that are not needed. My husband and I travel more than 30 miles to get there and it is so worth it.

A. Martinez (Source: Google)


We appreciate the excellent dental care we receive from Dr. Skeens. Your professional expertise, integrity, and compassionate concern makes both Bill and I feel comfortable as we sit in the chair for our procedure.  With a severe phobia of going to the dentist, you’ve made me fee at ease, You have an amazing staff; especially Victoria. They are friendly and dedicate to the needs of each of us.  We can’t thank you enough. Bill & Annette (Net)

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


Dr. Skeens is the best Dentist! He is kind and compassionate and takes pride In his work.  He does not “upswell” I have referred to him and seen him myself for over 10 years! The best, kindest and trustworthy dentist I know

Julie P. from Del Mar, CA (Source: Yelp)


The Best!  From the receptionist to the hygienist to Dr Skeens himself, one could not ask for better.  Dr Skeens has all the latest and greatest equipment as well as being so well trained. Dr Skeens is an extraordinary Dentist as well as being a really nice and amiable person.

Lynn Kelley (Source: Google)


Dr. Skeens and his staff, Victoria, Sarah, Leigh are all awesome and amazing. The service is always professional, and they are all very personable. Victoria, the first one you meet is a happy going lucky, insightful individual who with diligence and respect, will handle your billing / insurance. Sarah is dynamic, patient and meticulous as she does her job cleaning my teeth. She is very detail oriented, hence the job is going to be done throughly. Dr. Skeens, is fantastic, knowledge and well received, he has been very instrumential in guiding my son who has had on going work, due to an accident years ago. I can only sing this office’s praises and give 7.5 *s out of 5.

Tracy Donnelly (Source: Google)


Dr. Skeens is a wonderful dentist. He’s taken care of my teeth for a very long time. When I had a problem with a tooth today, they got me in and Dr. Skeens took care of my tooth very quickly. Great dentist!

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


I love this dental practice! Dr. Skeens and staff are all very caring and knowledgeable. I’ve never had a hygienist as good as Sarah! She’s a plaque detective!  I chipped my front tooth pretty unattractively and today Dr.Skeens fixed it and it looks great! Highly recommend this practice!

Gary R. from Encinitas, CA (Source: Yelp)


What can I say!? I love my dentist and his office. His team is great !! He is very skilled, professional  and he cares !!! In the office for my six month cleaning this week: his part is to do a quick “look under the hood” (an exam) but he did more than that. He didn’t just see my teeth, he saw me. He listened to my concerns and we came up with a plan. This really makes me smile!!!

Teza Go (Source: Google)


Very patient friendly. I wanted a second opinion, so went to Dr. Skeens for that. My visit was well facilitated by Victoria, the office manager. She made sure my x-rays made it from the office that took them. Dr. Skeens is personable and calm. He took time to do the exam and explain what he saw to me. I felt like I got an honest, qualified opinion. I also respect the people who referred me to this office.

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


My family has been with Dr Skeens since he first took over the previous dentists practice. He’s so good that I refer him as often as I can. Top notch equipment and top notch hygienist-Sarah whom we all love!!! You can’t go wrong here. It’s nice to go somewhere where everyone is “real”. I would recommend Dr Skeens and his staff to anyone looking for a quality dentist with the latest equipment and a personal touch

Jennifer J. from Encinitas, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Skeens and his staff are great! Victoria always greets my family and me with a smile and Sarah does a wonderful job cleaning my teeth! Dr. Seems is also very friendly and kind. I’ve never been disappointed.

Michele G. from Solana Beach, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr Skeens and his staff are great.  I  had a dental emergency and Dr Skeens responded immediately.  He is always a professional and has the leading edge equipment and he is a perfectionist! I have been his patient for years and the quality of his care and staff has always been the best.  I am most grateful to have a dentist and staff that are so well trained  and so kind! Thank you once again!

Lindsay Weinberg (Source: Facebook)


I can not thank Dr Skeens and his wonderful staff enough for making my experience so great. Not only did they fit me in last minute for some major work, they are the consummate professionals. A HUGE thank you to Sarah: for being patient, efficient, thorough and kind. Victoria: for her organization, professionalism, easy to work with and being accommodating. Amy: for the hand holding, reassurance, breathing coaching and making me so comfortable and less anxious about what was going on and to Dr Skeens: detail oriented, perfectionist, talented and gentle. As a resident of Montana it is SO worth the trip and time to have work done by your practice while I’m in town. Amazing facility and staff I’d recommend to anyone hands down!!!!

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


Dr. Skeens received two awards at dental school, which is the reason I selected him as my dentist.  He has been my dentist for about ten years and he has done an outstanding job, using the latest technology and also being friendly to the patients.  Sarah is an excellent and experienced hygienist.  I highly recommend this office.  
David H.

Bonnie Jordan (Source: Google)


I was recommended to Dr. Skeens by a good friend. She did not disappoint! All of my experiences have been positive. The staff is very caring and Dr Skeens is very knowledgeable, thorough, and warm/friendly. I have since referred another friend who is very happy, too. I will continue to recommend this office.

Lizzie Jr. (Source: Google)


I have been going to Dr. Skeens for the last 15 years. Each and every visit is met with the upmost expertise and extremely knowledgeable staff. Sarah, during a recent cleaning, found a hole in my crown. After Dr. Skeens removed the crown the decay turned out to be significant and there was a good chance I could lose the tooth. However, Dr. Skeens took his time and with his many years of experience was able to save the tooth. So grateful. A special thanks to Dr. Skeens, Sarah, Lee and the rest of the staff for always going the extra mile to give all their patients the very best care…..and doing it while keeping us extremely safe during covid 19. You will not regret choosing Dr. Skeens as your dentist.

Alan N. from San Diego, CA (Source: Yelp)


A big shout out to Dr. Skeens and staff for taking care of my dental emergency when my regular DMD was out of town. They were courteous, welcoming and most of all effective in providing me with the treatment I needed on very short notice. Thank you.

Elizabeth L. from Carlsbad, CA (Source: Yelp)


I don’t have enough good things to say about Dr. Skeens, and his office staff.  They are wonderfully professional and make you feel safe secure/not afraid every step of the way.  I’m new to the practice but it was my first experience and having the doctor make my crown in one day visit while I’m in the office no second appointment.  What an amazing way to save time and the crown fit perfectly no issues. Sara the hygienist is unbelievably GREAT.  Due to recent orthodontic treatments my lower teeth are no longer crowding each other.  Exposing stains that have been there most of my life probably.  Sara got all my lowers WHITE, no whiting necessary. Thank you ALL; Doc Skeens, Victoria, Lee and Sara!!!

Sylvania Reyna (Source: Facebook)


Professional Personal Caring Dentist, and Staff! Office atmosphere is calm, very clean and they have and know the latest in proactive dental care and treatments. I look forward to my visits! I’ve been a patient for over 10 years. I highly recommend Dr Skeen. ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️

Aletha (Source: Google)


Victoria, Stephanie, and Dr Skeens always do an amazing job! A friend referred them to me 5 years ago, and I am so happy he did. They have corrected dental work from other DDS’ flawlessly and are definitely worth the drive from La Mesa to Encinitas.

James Head (Source: Google)


Dr. Skeens was not only ahead of the curve in his dental knowledge and state of the art equipment. He did wat some said couldn’t be done and completely fixed my smile. I loved the results of my dental work so much that my wife now also goes to dr. Skeens. His staff is excellent!! . I’ve never been in the waiting room more than 5 min it seemed like. And I appreciate the relationship I have built with with Dr. Gregory Skeens

Robert T. from Arlington, VA (Source: Yelp)


Having recently moved to Encinitas, I was looking for a dentist and had the good fortune of being referred to Dr Skeens’ office by a longtime resident. I was very pleased with my overall experience, not only with Dr Skeens, but also with his staff. Everyone was professional and courteous from start to finish. I have nothing but kudos for the dental care received which included a thorough dental exam and teeth cleaning. Dental charges were fair and well explained. Four thumbs up

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


Dr. Skeens is a very caring and knowledgeable dentist.  His staff is well trained and very caring as well.  Your comfort  and care is their primary concerns.  He has state of art equipment and Music and TVs to subdue your fear and “take you away”!

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


Dr.Skeens is everything you could ask for in a dentist! His whole office personnel are just awesome too!  Right when I walked in I was greeted by the friendly receptionist her name is Victoria and with very little waiting I then went to the back with Lee who was super nice and got me all dialed in and then I met with Dr. Skeens  he is a true professional and he  broke it all down to where u could understand everything and then let me know the best way to approach everything from the work being done to dealing w insurance! You can totally tell he truly is all about the patient.  Then I got my cleaning done by Sara wow I can’t begin to even tell u how nice she is and GENTLE! I absolutely will be back!

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


I came here with the suggestion of my wife and he is far and away the best dentist with the best practice I have ever been to.  I was most impressed with how thorough everything was from the 3D scan of all your teeth to the imaging aspect.  I had no idea you could even see your teeth that way.  Also another big positive is that they are very honest and do not try to rip you off like most other dentists.  I highly recommend Dr. Skeens and everyone else in the practice.

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


It’s too bad all the good reviews of this terrific dentist are in the “not recommended” page. Please read them — I agree with what people say. Dr. Skeens has a great chairside manner, knows what he’s doing, and tells you what’s going on every step of the way. He has a great staff as well, from the people at the front desk to his dental hygienist, who is very thorough. I have to admit, I had kind of a negative image of a lot of dentists — just interested in making a lot of money, uncaring about their patients, etc. Dr. Skeens is the exact opposite of this. Read his biography; you can see this is the kind of person you want to have taking care of your teeth.

Steve Dianna Henley (Source: Google)


What a relief to have an excellent dentist with a great team surrounding him! Sarah did a great job with my cleaning, addressing issues that my two previous dental hygienists couldn’t reach. Dr. Greg is knowledgeable and caring. He addressed my immediate issues, explaining the procedures in advance and then helped me to prioritize much needed future visits. Victoria did a great job of determining my costs in advance, so I could plan financially. After several years of trying to find a good dentist with a good team, I’m so happy to have a dentist that I trust!

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


Dr. Skeens and his staff are highly knowledgeable and do great work.  I’ve been searching years for an office that my family and I feel comfortable going to and I’ve finally found it.  Victoria at the front desk is welcoming and always happy to answer any questions.  Sara, the hygienist, is thorough and keeps you laughing during the entire cleaning.  Dr. Skeens is honest, gentle and does absolutely beautiful work.  The office is literally right off the highway, too, which makes it very easy to get to.  My family loves everyone at this office – we are raving fans!

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


Always a quality experience and know I’m in the best of hands when having any dental work at this office.  Sarah is always kind and gentle and she always takes the time to do her very best.  Have been coming here for years as does my family.  We will continue for years to come.

Stephanie O'Hare (Source: Facebook)


I can’t say enough great things about Dr. Skeen’s and his wonderful staff!!! Best dentist award goes to this office! The new office is gorgeous to top things off- thank you so much for my Starbucks- it was much needed.

Spencer Howe (Source: Google)


A true professional! Dr. Skeens’ office is equipped with state of the art equipment. He is very knowledgable, gentle, and thorough. Always on time and the staff is so friendly. I would recommend Dr. Skeens and I am glad to be one of his patients!

Wayne T. from Vista, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Skeens is by far the best dentist I’ve ever been to. I’m a fan of the entire office really. Everyone is very professional and courteous. Dr. Skeens is what a dentist should be in my opinion and I always love to support veteran owned businesses like this one. Never tried to sell me anything and seems genuinely concerned about my well being.  I’ve been coming here for years.


Welcome to the Encinitas dental office of Gregory Skeens, JR.,DDS. We are your home for caring dental treatment that supports superior oral health and helps you achieve the beautiful smile you've always wanted. Our modern facility offers the benefits of digital technology for comfortable treatment, combined with friendly staff that can answer any questions you may have about your health or recommended treatments. Personalized Dental Care We take a truly individualized approach to dentistry. After every treatment, Encinitas dentist Dr. Skeens personally makes follow- up phone calls to patients to ensure that they are feeling well. Your comfort and well-being are of ultimate importance. We offer a range of dental therapies in Encinitas, from boosting your smile's appearances with cosmetic procedures, to restoring damaged or lost teeth with advanced dental solutions. Our treatments include: Dental Implants CEREC Same-Day Crowns Oral Surgery Zoom! Teeth Whitening Veneers Tooth Colored Fillings Crowns & Bridges Your first visit is comprehensive - we give our patients plenty of time to understand their current oral health condition, learn more about suggested treatments, and get to know Dr. Skeens by asking any questions they may have about our office or our level of care. In February of 2007 I purchased this long term dental office from a previous dentist who started it in 1986. The business has been around for 30 years. In January of 2014 we moved into our brand new state of the art facility, which is in the same exact business park as the old office, but is now visible from Encinitas Blvd. My name is Dr. Greg Skeens and I attended Chaffey College for 3 years and then 2 more years at Cal State San Bernardino majoring in Biology. I worked at Frito-lay paying my own way through college. I graduated with a 3.85 overall GPA. I attended Loma Linda University School of Dentistry for 4 years on a Navy scholarship. I finished all clinical requirements 6 months early and then became a faculty member at the dental school until graduation in May 2001. Upon graduating I completed a one year Advanced Education in General Dentistry(AEGD) residency. Then I spent two years deployed with a marine unit where I was the sole Dentist for 2,220 marines overseas on a ship and in Kuwait, Iraq, and Kenya. During this deployment I providing several hundred native people with Humanitarian dental care. After the Navy I purchased my office in Feb 2007 in Encinitas. Seven years later we moved into our brand new state of the art facility in January 2014.