Jeff Gray Sedation & Cosmetic Dentistry
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Jeff Gray Sedation & Cosmetic Dentistry
Jeffrey C. Gray, DDS
La Mesa, CA













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

Dental cleaning

White fillings


Inlays & onlays


Clear aligners

Sedation dentistry

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: 7:30 am to 5:00 pm

Tuesday: 7:30 am to 5:00 pm

Wednesday: 7:30 am to 5:00 pm

Thursday: 7:30 am to 5:00 pm

Friday: Closed

Saturday: Closed

Sunday: Closed





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

Jessica G. from San Francisco, CA (Source: Yelp)


Anxious about getting dental work done? Well, be anxious no more! As a veteran plagued with PTSD due to sub-par dental care from the military, I have always been hesitant to go in and get my teeth looked at. And now, with a pandemic still at front doors, it’s even more difficult to find the right place. And let me just say, Dr. Gray and his team were excellent at placating my fears. I arrived for my x-rays and they examined my teeth without all of those pointy devises. Afterwards, they gave me a comprehensive overview of all of the work that I need to get done, drew up an adequate plan and broken down all of the financial components beautifully. But! I skipped over one of my favorite parts! Dr. Gray and his team took it upon themselves to step up their game and updated their air filtration systems. Now all air that’s emitted gets sucked up and spit somewhere else. So no one has to sit and breathe each other in. And during a pandemic, where the virus spreads through respiratory droplets, this was not only wonderful to hear but a glory to behold. I have never felt more comfortable in a dentist’s office. Just today, I went in for a tooth extraction. For a first time procedure, I was gifted free sedation therapy. And I have to say, it was a different kind of relaxation. In fact! I would say that if you wanted to get in a couple good nights of sleep, going this route is the best way to go. And let me not forget to mention the wonderful and attentive staff! Sincere, kind, and honest. My kind of people. For those interested in GREAT dentistry, this is the place to be. Be forewarned though, that quality of care does come with a price, so be sure to have your insurance handy! Remember that Preventative Care only covers so much and if you need something more comprehensive, start looking into plans that help cover the expenses of extraction, root canals etc. Most dental insurances only cover preventative care, so be sure to call in and even ask if there are insurance plans that they recommend. Happy hunting! And I hope that you find a dentist who not only puts your mind at easy but your body too. I can’t wait to go back in and get more work done. PTSD from bad dentistry is officially gone! Thank you!

Florence Joseph (Source: Google)


When ever I have called Dr. Grays office , they have always been more the happy to offer any service I might need. Yesterday after not having been to their office in a couple of years , I was again greeted by staff like an old friend, and when Dr. Gray had a free moment, he came in to say hi and made sure everything again was ok and I was well taken care of. We chatted for a moment and when my service was done and I left a very happy customer. His staff is so thorough in making sure you are treated as a very important “friend” . Thank you Dr. Gray and staff.. Sincerely, Florence Joseph

Lillian T. from San Diego, CA (Source: Yelp)


My husband and I had our veneers done by Dr. Grey. My husband has had his done more then 7 years ago, and today they are the same crystal shining and strong, nobody ever would say those are not his own. We had no doubts as for where to go for my miraculous transformation. Dr. Grey proved to be a high class professional. Besides being an expert in figuring out what was wrong with my bite and levels and axes, he was very attentive to my concerns, I was well informed and felt in control of decisions taken. The atmosphere in their office is friendly and professional, with beautiful design, relaxing music plus coffee like at home. They explained every step of what was going on and let me look in the mirror pretty often. I was anxious that preparation of my teeth would be long and painful; vice versa – I was able to relax within less then 5 minutes under caring guidance of Dr. Grey and his assistant Carla. Also it was all done before I started napping in the comfortable chair. And even temporary veneers looked awesome, Carla is an artist in dentistry, she finished the shapes just like I described, professionally defining all the details. The permanent veneers though far surpassed my expectations: the shape turned out to be sharp and exquisite, and colors are literally like diamond, so naturally blending with my skin and lips color. I’m receiving compliments almost everywhere from people I see the first time, not mentioning those who knew me before with braces!

Tom T. from Wake Forest, NC (Source: Yelp)


San Diego’s best Dentist – from my 14 year experience as a regular patient. I was referred to Dr. Gray in 2002. I required a lot of initial catch-up dental work. Dr. Gray did an excellent job that included a root canal, a number of replacement fillings and several crowns. He made me feel comfortable and the work as evidence from the last 12 years was superior. Since the corrective work was completed and invested in, I have been cavity free and every six months go to Dr. Gray’s office for regular cleanings. Two very important things to share: a): Since relocating from East County to Carlsbad, I visited (because of the commute) after our initial relocation a local north county dentist who told me I needed $$ a lot of work. I promptly scheduled an apt with Dr. Gray who reviewed the recommendations and gave me a clean bill of health. Dr. Gray is super honest, a nice person and never performs or recommends unnecessary work. I trust him completely and gladly make the 45 to 50 minute drive to gain the benefit of this outstanding dentist-professional. I should also mention Dr. Gray has a wonderful staff, customer friendly, professional, caring and family like. b): During one of my 6 month cleanings and exams Dr. Gray discovered a small benign growth inside my lower gum that required surgery. Because of his advance early stage diagnosis I had an easy surgery and should I also mention the day that Dr. Gray discovered the growth he called a friend of his (an oral surgeon) who saw me as a courtesy immediately following my dental appointment. Now you know why Dr. Gray is San Diego’s best dentist and medical professional! He should teach grad students about quality and ethics both of which are his benchmarks of excellence. Signed, Tom T. Carlsbad, Ca

Viridiana Garibay (Source: Google)


The perfect dental office: not only is the office beautiful & pristine, but from the moment you’re greeted, you’re well taken care of and a welcoming smile. Next, they assess all check-in requirements and in order to comply with COVID-19 guidelines, they digitally take your temperature & oxygen levels, which only takes seconds. You fill-out a standard quick form and/or update your periodical history file, if needed The doctors, oral hygienist (who do a phenomenal job, by the way) & the office staff are all very courteous & professional above all else The rooms are equipped modern with multiple TVs & patient-friendly. You also have the option, too, to listen to music of your choice with earphones & a blanket to keep you cozy if you’re cold I am not one accustomed to giving “Reviews”, however, the professionalism & integrity of Dr. Gray’s Dental Office merits all the recognition given here Thank you for making my experience a positive one

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


Dr. Gray has been seeing me for about 30 years.  He has saved my poor teeth for years, has encouraged a healthy lifestyle, and has taken care of my oral health as well.  Dr. Gray and his excellent staff of qualified professionals have enabled me to lose my fears.  Dr. Gray removed most of my teeth and you would never know it.  He gave me the best smile again and I have never felt as confident as I feel with the Team.  Thank you tremendously for changing my life, along with your special special care for me.  I truly love you all!  Thank you Dr. gray.  Carla and Tonya, thanks for your expert care.  You both truly shine.  Thanks to Patsy and Brandee, and to anyone who came in contact with me.  I love you Heelie and Cat!

Paul H. from El Cajon, CA (Source: Yelp)


My wife has been a patient of Dr. Gray for nearly 2 years. Prior to this dentist there were many years of fear and procrastination connected with dentistry. Amazingly she now has a Dentist and Excellent Staff to address her multiple dental issues. She has extensive dental needs so Dr. Gray and Staff have removed most of the serious issues .Everyone is surprised that she now goes regularly with no more fear and trauma. It is a miracle to find such great care anywhere these days let alone a dentist who is superior from Consultation to Diagnosis and Follow up . All those with any past issues can find Dr. Jeff Gray here in La Mesa!! Paul H.

H. S. (Source: Google)


Thank you for making my appointment today seamless. I’ve had a tooth that has been bothering me for a few weeks now and I contacted them in the middle of the night last night to see if I could be seen because I was becoming increasingly more uncomfortable by the day. I was not even an established patient and I received a call at 630am and seen by 730am this morning! Dr. Gray and Karla made me feel comfortable in a place that frankly, is the last place I want to be… the dentist! They spent an exorbitant amount of time with me making a plan for my treatment and I’m so relieved. Thank you so very much for your care and kindness today.

Julie Webb (Source: Google)


Dr. Gray and the entire staff are the best in the business. My experience was beyond exceptional. After having the horror of past dentist experiences, Dr. Gray renewed my faith in dentists. I had some major dental issues for decades and only Dr. Gray and his staff were able to take care of me in a way that was comfortable. Thank you!

Lauren B. from Pacific Beach, San Diego, CA (Source: Yelp)


I recently went to Dr Jeff Gray’s office for a second opinion, and I am so thankful I found them! From the moment you walk in, the professionalism of the staff and gorgeous office decor is outstanding. I met with Dr Hurtado for my consultation and he made me feel as though I was in very capable hands. The staff scheduled me for my procedure on June 28th, and ended up calling me with an immediate opening (due to a cancellation) on June 18th since they knew how anxious I was to get the procedure completed (getting married in November and panicking about a problem with my front tooth!) Tanya was so knowledgeable and reassuring during both my consultation and procedure, I honestly don’t know if I could’ve gotten through it so calmly without her! Dr Gray performed the procedure, and the sedation made the whole process seamless; I was never in any pain throughout the procedure or recovery. Both Tanya and Dr Gray called me to check in on me the evening of my procedure – talk about a personal touch! I’ve always HATED going to the dentist, but I’m actually looking forward to my next visit with Dr Gray and his team!

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


I am deathly afraid of going to the dentist, so much as I haven’t been in several years. I was having some really bad pain from my wisdom teeth and realized I needed to suck it up and find a dentist. I searched online and found Dr. Jeff Gray. I saw all the wonderful reviews about his office that I needed to check it out. I was so happy that they did do sedation which would be the only way I would go! I wasn’t able to see Dr. Gray, but did get to see his associate Dr. Hurtado. He was wonderful. His staff and himself made me feel so comfortable. Everything was explained and I was given lots of comfort as it was known I was afraid of being there. I would recommend this office any day. If you are nervous of going to the dentist, check these people out. They will change the way you think of dentistry!

Eileen Carroll (Source: Google)


Dr Gray and his staff are unparalleled in their patient care, customer service, and warm atmosphere. From the moment you enter the office you are treated exceptionally well, and feel confident your dental needs are being addressed by professionals who truly care about the results. Dr. Gray is an excellent physician who always knows exactly what needs to be done to alleviate any symptoms while easing your stress and anxiety. Dental offices can be a difficult experience, but this office exceeds at assuring you don’t feel anything but great about your procedures. Thank you Dr Gray and your outstanding team for being the best dental office every single time.

Cindy S. from La Mesa, CA (Source: Yelp)


By a mile-my favorite dental office, EVER!! Dr. Jeff Gray and his entire staff are absolutely stellar. Highly skilled, compassionate, so very caring and genuine. I had some cosmetic dentistry issues completed there several years ago, this year I faced some dental challenges. Dr. Gray partnered with my endodontist and came up with an excellent plan. The office visits were actually looked forward to-knowing and believing that Dr. Gray & his team: Michelle, Carla , and Betty, (the entire crew) they can take whatever you are going thru and turn it into a positive! Thank you Haley & Kathryn, kind as can be! I will wholeheartedly recommend Dr. Gray’s dentistry office. I am ever grateful for them. Smiles for miles! Cindy

Grant K. from Costa Mesa, CA (Source: Yelp)


After years of neglecting my teeth, I went to see Dr. Gray for a free consultation. That was back in August. Between work and finances, I made the appointment for 3/10/2016. I never “shopped” around for a better price. When I first walked in their office and met his staff, team, I knew I picked the right place. There are certain things you do not try to find the cheapest price for; laser eye surgery, tattoo artist, a parachute packer, and a Dentist. You get what you pay for, and more. I have one more visit to finish up everything. In the meantime, my mouth feels GREAT! The pain level is well, what pain. If I knew it was going to be like this, I would have done this a long time ago. Thank Dr. Gray, Liz, and everyone else. Don Hauck.

Judy M. from Spring Valley, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Grays office is the dentist to see when you have any dental work needed. The entire staff is professional, kind and caring. They explain the procedures to you thoroughly. I went there for a root canal and crown but unfortunately I had to have the tooth pulled instead due to a crack in my tooth. Dr Z explained the options and made the best selection due to health reasons. ( not the dollar amount the company would not be getting.) I really appreciate the company’s concern for the overall health of the patient. The communication between staff and patient is excellent. I would definitely recommend this dentist to my friends.

April H. from La Mesa, CA (Source: Yelp)


The entire team at Jeff Gray, DDS is detail-oriented, knowledgeable and kind. I’ve never had to wait more than a few minutes to be seen, and I’m always in the know when it comes to my treatment. There’s no guessing, waiting or wondering what the staff is up to, which is something I’ve experienced at other offices. They are excellent communicators, only recommend what is necessary, and good at their craft. Dr. Zermeno has been especially great to work with! With comfortable seating, beverages, sharp decor and technology features, the environment is non-traditional for a dental office. Another plus! I highly recommend Jeff Gray, DDS.

Kathi A. from La Mesa, CA (Source: Yelp)


After leaving Erie , Pa to live in San Diego, and leaving all my creature comforts 3000 miles away, I found myself in need of new “everything”!!!  I had a great dentist back home, but the commute was a bit bothersome for me.  One of my very old crowns had come off, so I went in search of a new dentist.  Being new to the area, I had no idea where to go.  So I tried a dentist close to where I live.  He glued my crown back on but not before he glued half my face too.  I was picking glue off my lips and other teeth for days.  To make a long story shorter, of course the crown came off again.  I babied it for a couple months trying my best to keep it in my mouth, but alas, during my grand kids birthday party, the crown went down with the birthday cake!  Now I have a dilemma.  Do I try and go back to Dr. Gluemeister, or do I find another Dr.  I chose the latter and researched the internet for dentists close to me.  I found Dr. Gray.  From the moment I called the office on the phone, I was impressed with everything about his office.  When I went to my appointment I was a little apprehensive, considering my last experience, but Dr. Gray and his entire staff made me feel like I had been going there all my life.  I was instantly relaxed.  Everything was explained to me in great detail, and I felt comfortable knowing I would be taken care of.  I have already recommended Dr. Gray to my hairdresser who is in need of some dental help.  I would recommend this office to anyone who finds themselves in need of a great dentist!  Thank you Dr. Gray and your entire staff for making my experience so unbelievably extraordinary!  Kathi Allen  La Mesa

Diane Simmons (Source: Google)


Dr. Gray and his team are the most proficient people I have ever known. I’m a long-term patient and the team is great. I will continue to send referrals. Dr. Gray is fabulous and so talented. My experience there is always the best! Wonderful nurses. I can’t say enough. Thank you for all you have done and given. Diane Simmons

Maggie Johnson (Source: Google)


I have been lucky to have had Dr. Gray as my dentist for over 25 years. He and his entire staff are incredibly professional, but warm and welcoming at every moment. Jeff is absolutely one of the most competent dentists in the country, and at the same time, sensitive and kind to every patient. He specializes in comfortable care!! The office is beautiful and relaxing. I just had an old crown completely replaced in one morning….sat in the chair at 8 am, dozed off for the procedure and out the door at 11:30 with a new tooth! I would recommend Dr. Gray to anyone and give a very strong Five Stars to his amazing office.

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


Everything about “going to the dentist” screams stress and anxiety for me. Thinking of the sounds of the equipment alone makes me shiver. But DDS Gray’s office changed that. From the minute you walk through the door, the office exudes comfort;  the warm furnishings, the dentist’s calm manner and easily understandable explanations and the staff’s kindness.  I needed a lot of dental work and I had put it offf for a long time because I was fearful. DDS Gray broke my treatment down to reasonable chunks (both from a time perspective and a financial perspective).  On the day of my first “major work needed ” appointment, I arrived at 7am, got settled in the most comfortable chair, had a warm blanket put on me and listened to soothing music. When I awoke 5 hours later, I felt no pain and all my work had been done. I got an entire crown in one day along with a bunch of smaller procedures. Even after I got home, I felt amazing and DDS Gray called me to ensure I was doing ok. I foresee two additional days just like this in my future and I take comfort in knowing I will be well cared for with no pain and best of all no anxiety. Also, I had a small billing issue (mistakes can happen anywhere) and as soon as the staff was made aware, they figured it out, cleared it up and offered me a future service complimentary for my inconvenience without me even having to ask – truly I can’t say enough about the staff here!

Mary O. from San Diego, CA (Source: Yelp)


I had old caps on my 2 front teeth and my front teeth were flaring with spaces.  I am 57 and my 2 front crowns were over 20 years old.  I wanted them replaced and the spaces removed without wearing braces again!  My previous dentist said I need braces to get rid of the space and if I didn’t get braces he showed me a mock-up that was horrifying, I did nothing for 2 years after that except put my hand to mouth when smiling.  I found Dr. Gray online and to make a long story short, my smile is now beautiful and I did not need braces.  The entire procedure was done in one visit and I left with temps that were beyond my wildest dreams, they are so NATURALLY lovely.  He did a root canal too, no pain and no sedation for me (my preference).  He is my dentist now and I have never felt more secure with a dentist.  He is almost too good to be true, a very kind professional man.  PS, I have the perms in now and am smiling all the time 🙂

Lucy L. from San Diego, CA (Source: Yelp)


When you walk into Dr. Gray’s office, Haley is there in the reception area to greet patients, always with a friendly smile. The reception area is so warm, beautiful, and inviting with their artwork, lighting, coffee/tea bar, and big screen TV showing all the amazing work he and his staff have done in the community, past and present.  The scene alone makes you feel so welcome right away.  Dr. Gray and his staff assisted me with a full set of new implants over a period of a few months.  Everyone is always so nice, gentle, and thoughtful with each visit to the office.  You can trust this fabulous group of dental experts because they make you feel comfortable and are always there to answer your questions.  They are patient and make you feel like this is home.  When you’re freezing, they will give you a blanket to take the chill off.  They go above and beyond to make sure each of their patients are given extra special care and attention on a one on one basis.  I want to give a special shout out to Dr. Gray, Dr. Gray’s wife, Mary, Dr. Hurtado, Brandy, Carla and the entire staff for all the work they do, everyone always carries a smile, you never feel rushed and each patient has the most excellent care! Everyone should choose Dr. Gray for their dental care! From the bottom of my heart, I want to say thank you so much for everything, you’ve made me feel complete! My daughter has not seen me this happy in a long time and you’ve changed my life forever.  I also want to say thank you to my beautiful friend Audra for referring me to such a wonderful group of people who love and care so much for their patients.  Happy Holidays!  Much love, Lucy.

Rebecca Koza (Source: Google)


Amazing experience from booking the appointment until the very end of my visit. I definitely plan on working with Dr. Gray and his amazing staff to fix my teeth and help me smile brighter ☆. Free consultation. Gorgeous office. Amazing staff. Dr. Gray’s bedside manner is phenomenal. It is clear this office takes every sanitation measure. The expertise and experience is worth every penny. Dr. Gray was able to look at my teeth and envision exactly what I always thought I wanted to do. Other dentists did not have the same vision. Thank you, Dr. Gray!

Mark Hoffman (Source: Google)


I am so happy to have found a dentist office like Jeff Gray Cosmetic and Sedation Dentistry. The staff is very friendly and professional. I met Dr. Hurtado on my initial consultation, and he explained clearly how the dental implant procedure works. Jenny was helpful explaining the different financial options available, and stayed in touch during the reopening of the office. Covid procedures were followed, and I felt very safe. I chose to be sedated for my implant procedure. It was the most relaxing, painless procedure that I’ve ever had. I never felt any discomfort, and two weeks later I’m so happy to have had it done. I can’t wait for the new tooth, created in their own in-house lab, and be able to smile with confidence again! Thank you Dr. Gray and staff.

Lucy C. from La Mesa, CA (Source: Yelp)


Recently I have heard nightmares from friends who were having jaw pain and dentists who contributed to their issues rather than helping them. When my own jaw began hurting I knew there was only one person I could trust in my mouth. Dr. Jeff Gray. We had lived out of state for several years but I contacted their office and they had all our old records and got me in immediately. Dr. Gray identified the problem within the first couple of minutes and resolved it and my pain was gone within 24 hours. Everyone who works there is SO friendly and welcoming and they do everything to make you feel comfortable and at ease. It feels like a big family there. I had some extra dental work done there and actually looked forward to my appointments because of how lovely the people are who work there. I am extremely thankful to Dr. Gray and all his employees for taking such good care of my teeth, jaw and whole mouth. They have my HIGHEST recommendation!

Need T. from San Diego, CA (Source: Yelp)


I love Dr. Gray – I came here first pretty scared of dentist – I’ve been through some heinous experiences with them. I usually need sleep sedation, but today I had to take care of a broken crown – and two other teeth…and I did it without sleep sedation. He and his team are amazing. I didn’t feel the shots and they use a LOT of TLC – this is a top-shelf dentist office and they are reasonable. They send away for harder caps. Just little over two hours and I was done – they usually do the caps in office, but I am a hard chomper. You couldn’t dream of a more wonderful place to go for dental work. Dr. Gray goes all over the world to volunteer his dental talents for free and donates his work and proceeds to charities. He and his wife are wonderful people. Check in there and get free blanket and sedation. There’s HDTV and music – headphones and modern mouth things that keep your mouth open and don’t hurt – he goes to conferences everywhere and learns all the latest techniques – and takes his entire staff! No better dentist in the world!

Shane A. from La Mesa, CA (Source: Yelp)


I came in about a week ago for a routine cleaning and X-rays. I was 100 percent sure I had tons of cavities since I never floss and I hadn’t been to the dentist in about four years. I also go through periods where I drink lots of soda and rarely do I brush my teeth before bed. I was prepared for bad news and was ready to pay a bunch for fillings or whatever other dental work he recommended. However, Dr. Grey came in after the hygienist finished my cleaning and said I had zero cavities and my teeth were in good shape! He didn’t try to push anything on me either. I really appreciated his honesty. He could have told me I had fifteen cavities and I wouldn’t have had any doubts it wasn’t true. Also, I know some people scoff at dentists with all the bells and whistles, but I really enjoyed being able to lay back and watch ESPN on the ceiling while the hygienist was scraping at my teeth.

Krista B. from San Diego, CA (Source: Yelp)


If I could give Dr. Gray and his staff 10 stars, I would! I went in to get two porcelain veneers put on my side teeth and have a bottom tooth fixed.  I had been considering veneers for a few years, but was hesitant about spending the money and finding the right dentist.  From the minute I walked into the office, I felt welcomed and confident that I came to the right place.  The staff and dental assistants were all very thorough in explaining the process.  Dr. Gray and his team were perfectionists, as am I, and took great pride in their work.  They genuinely cared about making sure I was 100% happy with the results.  On numerous occasions, Dr. Gray took time out of his busy schedule to call just to check in on me.   Needless to say, I couldn’t be more pleased with the results and can’t stop smiling! Special thanks to Michelle, Carla, and Dr. Gray! 🙂

Pamela Johnson (Source: Google)


I have been a delighted customer of Dr. Gray for over 30 years. I absolutely love the care and compassion that takes place not only every office visit but with fun activities he invites his patients to celebrate. I eagerly anticipate my bi-annual well check ups and teeth cleaning. I intentionally scheduling them right before my June birthday and Christmas knowing Patsy will send me away with a brighter smile for the celebrations. I sincerely appreciate every detail they take to make the experience not only a healthy benefit, plush comfort, royal treatment, but a wonderful time to catch up on all the wonderful things Dr. Gray is doing outside his practice to benefit our community. Dr. Gray is a good example of a good example, his actions inspire me to be a better person and to dig down deep to see what I can do to help others. Dr. Gray gives the La Mesa Community reasons to be Proud! Thanks for all the many things you do and are for me and countless others Dr. Gray and Staff!

Robin Dawson (Source: Google)


I have been a happy healthy client for over a decade. The staff is wonderful! When I moved out of the area I tried another dentist once. It was an awful experience and I went running back to Dr. Gray & Patsy. The office is beautiful and tastefully decorated and offers refreshments while you wait. However, I have never waited more than a few minutes to be seen. I had my Invisalign done here years ago and that worked out very well too. I would not trust my mouth with any other dental office!

Courteney C. from Chula Vista, CA (Source: Yelp)


I should start off stating I am extremely terrified of the dentist. Irrational fear of sorts. I found Dr. Greys office online once I heard of sedation dentistry. I booked an appointment immediately. I knew going in it was going to be expensive even with my PPO plan. I hadn’t been to a dentist in years and had quite a few of cavities. The consultation went great, from the friendly staff to Dr. Hurtado being very kind and knowledgeable. It is true you get what you pay for. They are willing to work with people with payment which is what made me so grateful. My credit is terrible and they still gave me the opportunity to get the care I deserve instead of having to go to a cheaper dentist. The day of my consult I was given some Valium for the night before and I really didn’t think it would help my nerves the day of my procedure but it did! I was more nervous for the initial consult to be honest. The doctor even wrote me a little note that came in the mail after the consult. Day of my appointment, I arrived at 7:30am and I was promptly taken back to the room. They are just so kind and really have such a great atmosphere. They gave me some disgusting tasting crushed up pill and apple juice and got me all set to lay down to go to sleep. Got me all comfy with blankets and put relaxing music in headphones. About 20 minutes later they checked on me and realized I was still awake so I got another dose and literally after that, I don’t remember much. I faintly remember Dr. Hurtado give me novacaine and I remember coming in and out hearing some drilling (which is why I’m always terrified). A few hours later, my hubby picked me up and the amazing doctor wheeled me out to my car. I came home and literally fell asleep from 11am to 3:30. Dr. Hurtado called me later on that evening to check on how I was doing. I have never felt so taken care of by any doctors office period. It’s true when they say you get what you pay for. Yes, it’s a little bit pricier than some dentists in the city, but they do amazing work and actually care. I will gladly pay more to know this practice has been top five in the nation for years now. They deserve it! Extremely friendly and caring staff. . I am so scared of dentists and this entire practice made me so comfortable. I recommend them to anyone who has severe anxiety when it comes to dentists or anyone in general! They are amazing!

Cindy V. from Ramona, CA (Source: Yelp)


How can you say you love going to the dentist?  You can if Dr. Gray’s your dentist!   I recently started a sequence of Invisalign trays and I was so pleased with the service from Dr. Gray and his entire staff.  Yes, it is spa like, but I can always go to a spa.  But even the best spa won’t fix crooked teeth!  At a recent dinner, my friend said, “I’m going to miss that little snaggle tooth smile!”  Not me!  I’m looking forward to the new smile that I’m getting from this wonderful dentist and his fabulous staff.

Sally S. from Santee, CA (Source: Yelp)


They call Disneyland the happiest place on earth but believe it or not the dentist office of Dr Jeff Gray is right there with Disneyland. Yes, i know that it is hard to believe with it being the much feared  dental office but it really is true. My husband has had dental problems all his life and therefore gone to a lot of dentist searching for the perfect one and has now found him. He saw both Dr Zermeno and Dr Gray and found them both excellent. Dr Gray ended up doing the work on his teeth giving him a beautiful set of upper teeth that work superb and gave him back his gorgeous smile. Everything was done in one day and with adverse side effects. Dr Gray called that evening to check on how my husband felt. We went back the next day for a quick check to see that everything was doing well. Dr Gray and his entire staff are of the highest caliber I have ever since in any company. Every time you walk in the office you fell a positive energy and heaps of happiness. If the staff is happy you know something is very good there. It is truly the happiest place on earth. The office of Dr Jeff Gray will always be our dental office of choice.

Lori Smith (Source: Google)


Thank you for a pleasant experience and a great knowledgeable staff! I was completely satisfied with all procedures and how I was treated by the staff and Dr. Gray. There was no waiting and I left the office with a perfect understanding of my dental needs and plan for treatment. I would recommend Dr. Gray to anyone I know. Thank You!!

Michelle H. from Santee, CA (Source: Yelp)


I have been with Dr. Gray for over 10+ years and I absolutely love him and his staff! I’ve never liked going to the dentist as I had some pretty terrible experiences. But once I found Dr. Gray I’m happy to say that I don’t get that doom and gloom feeling when I have to make a dental appointment. In fact, he’s not in my network of approved dentists, but I’m willing to pay the extra fees/costs because they have always made me feel comfortable, taken care of, and in great hands! An extra special touch is that Dr. Gray personally calls you after any major treatments. I had a crown put in a few years ago and I received a call from him that evening. He wanted to make sure I was doing ok. Dr. Gray and his assistants are kind, warm and professional. Office environment is very inviting and relaxing. The office staff are very friendly and organized as well. And when you’re “in the chair” they provide you with entertainment on the flat screened tv’s. They even have a “calm room” where you can relax in the massage chair while you wait for your appointment. Definitely recommend Dr. Gray. You won’t be disappointed.


Jeff Gray DDS - Sedation & Cosmetic Dentistry has been providing quality cosmetic and sedation dentistry services to patients in the San Diego and La Mesa area for over 25 years. One of the first practices in the United States to use Sedation Dentistry, we ensure every patient has a comfortable and beneficial dental visit. Dr. Gray is a graduate of the University of California School of Dentistry at San Francisco along with being alumni of San Diego State University. He has been providing high level, quality care as a sedation dentist and cosmetic dentist for over 25 years. His education did not stop after graduating from Dental School. He is a continuous student and spend a tremendous amount of time each year to stay on top of the latest advances for cosmetic and sedation dentists. Dr. Gray has attended the Las Vegas Institute of Cosmetic Dentists, one of the nation’s premier post graduate training facilities and was recognized for his outstanding achievements in the field of COSMETIC DENTISTRY. He is also a graduate of the Kois Center, where he not only is a mentor, but was recently asked to become a Clinical Instructor. He flies to Seattle, WA several times a year to help train other dentists in these advanced cosmetic and restorative treatments. Creating beautiful healthy smiles is not just his career, it’s his passion and hobby. “Going to the office is still a joy for me because I have surrounded myself with an incredible team of talented ladies and together, we all love serving and providing our patients (who often become friends), with the very best we and dentistry have to offer.” Dr. Jeff Gray was amongst the very first in the United States to use “SEDATION DENTISTRY“. This incredible technique allows those patients who have avoided the dentist for years to comfortably undergo treatment they may have avoided for years while they comfortably snooze in the chair. Now they can find a trained and qualified sedation dentist and they can be on their way to good dental health. Of course, not just any dentist can be a sedation dentist. La Mesa sedation dentist Dr. Gray has had extensive training in this area and has safely, successfully and more importantly comfortably treated over 2000 fearful patients using this 1 pill sedation dentistry technique”. Dr. Gray is also one of the most experienced general dentists in the area using Invisalign™ (Invisible Braces). Dr. Gray also recently became one of the very first general dentists to be trained and certified in the use of INVISALIGN ( invisible braces). These aligners allow you to nearly invisibly straighten your teeth without having to use the traditional braces. These are wonderful for adults who want straight teeth but didn’t want braces. The office was just recognized for being one of the top offices in the entire Southwest area for providing INVISALIGN. Achieved(ing) PREMIER PRIVIDER status He has also chosen to see just one patient at a time so that the entire attention of the office can be focused on just you and your care. Dr. Gray absolutely loves being a dentist and helping improve the lives of his patients. It is what being a dentist is all about. Dr. Gray enjoys spending time with his wife Mary and his children, Jamie and Kyle, and watching them grow. Dr. Gray also races offroad motocross and loves baseball. He’s had the pleasure of attending PADRES Fantasy camp the San Diego dentist Dr. Jeff Gray and familylast few years and currently plays Adult Baseball nearly every weekend.