La Costa Family Dental
Kevin Smith, DDS:
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La Costa Family Dental
Kevin C. Smith, DDS, FACD
Carlsbad, CA













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

Dental cleaning

White fillings


Inlays & onlays


Clear aligners

Pediatric dental care

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: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Tuesday: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Wednesday: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Thursday: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Friday: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Saturday: Closed

Sunday: Closed





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

Armin G. from Rancho Santa Fe, CA (Source: Yelp)


I highly recommend Dr. Smith and his friendly team at La Costa Family Dental. I’ve been going here for a few years and they’ve always been extremely welcoming and professional. The good atmosphere and friendly staff make this my favorite dentist. I always had a great experience with Dr. Smith. At each visit Dr. Smith exceeded my expectations. Thanks La Costa team!

Bee A. from San Diego, CA (Source: Yelp)


I have always had horrible experiences at the dentist and this office has changed my views forever! They are simply incredible. The ladies in the front are so wonderful and accommodating and Dr.Smith is honest, thorough and efficient! I used to feel like I was always getting “upsold” at dentists office and that couldn’t be farther from the case at La Costa Family Dental. They are the best!

Wayne W. from Carlsbad, CA (Source: Yelp)


Great dentist, very helpful, professional and flexible with people’s busy lives. In fact, he even came in one Saturday to fix an emergency broken tooth for me! When is the last time you can say that about a business! Reminded me of what is was like back in my hometown. We have used Dr Smith for nearly 3 years now. The entire staff has been honest and upfront and has always been concerned with the costs to his patients. Dr. Smith is an honest man. The entire staff is friendly and makes all of us feel welcome and comfortable, as comfortable as anyone can be at the dentist that is! I would highly recommend Dr. Smith to anyone who is looking for a dentist with a hometown feel, someone you can really trust

Kasey B. from Carlsbad, CA (Source: Yelp)


I usually avoid the dentist because of high pressure for unnecessary things and saying if I don’t get it done then they wont treat me.. BUT when my filling fell out of my mouth my husband said to try La Costa Family Dental.. boy am I glad I did!!.. The entire staff is very nice and so helpful and Dr. Smith fixed my tooth right away with out the high pressure saies pitch. Just a genuine dentist that cares and listens to his patients needs.. Have already scheduled future appointments and will be telling all my family and friends about this office. Thank you so much.

Donna Z. from Carlsbad, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Smith met me in the office on Saturday morning and repaired a HUGE chip on a front top tooth. He even entertained and sang to my two year old daughter while he worked. My toddler now can’t wait to go back and told me that the dentist was fun. Thank you so much!!! You and your entire staff really care!! Love you guys

Chris W. from Leesburg, VA (Source: Yelp)


We have been going to Dr. Kevin Smith for years as our family dentist.  He has always been there for us.  Can’t say enough about the experience.  He is extremely professional and is very flexible working with our crazy schedules. Highly recommend him as your family dentist!

Davis J. from Cardiff, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Kevin Smith is an amazing Dentist and his staff are wonderful too.  I broke my front tooth this weekend and Dr. Smith met me at his office  Sunday afternoon to fix my tooth. He went way out of his way to help me and I very much appreciate it! I have been a patient of his for 9 years and have referred many happy patients!  Thank you Dr. Kevin!

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


We recently moved to Carlsbad and were referred to this office for our dental needs. The staff was amazing so helpful and greet you by name! So pleased with the dentistry and looking forward to getting my permanent crown soon. Would highly recommend them

Jeremy F. from Towson, MD (Source: Yelp)


Really great dentist office. Has a real Mom-n-Pop feel which is great. Everyone is very friendly and very knowledgeable and takes the time to explain the procedures. I highly recommend this place. The only con is that being such a small place you might not get an appointment right away

Mindy C. from San Diego, CA (Source: Yelp)


BEST DENTIST OFFICE EVER! I have been going here for 6 years. I won’t go anywhere else. The staff is nice, Dr. Smith is honest. I never feel like he pressure me into dental work. Everyone who works there is so great. I love coming every 6 months

Barbara W. from Oceanside, CA (Source: Yelp)


You know  that the folks who work here care about their patients as soon as you open the door.  Dr. Kevin Smith is not only an excellent dentist but a wonderful person as well.  Dr. Smith helped me with my front teeth.  I was able to smile without worry when it came time for pictures of my son and me at his college graduation.  Dr. Smith and his wonderful staff went out of their way to make this possible.  They are good people and I highly recommend them

David D. from San Diego, CA (Source: Yelp)


If you are looking for a Dentist near work look not further read below: I am not a fan of dentists and it takes me a while to find a good one. It took me two years to find this gem here near work (…). I normally do not give reviews about anything especially dentist, but Dr Smith gave me a temp crown to hold me over until my crown is available for renewing (Over a year to manage a temp crown). He even personally called me two days later and asked me how I am doing.  The staff at this office is very pleasant and ready to help.  They make sure I know everything about what I am eligible for and what the best option forward is. There are no hidden agenda’s or surprises, like I have had at many other demists.  They are efficient and did a great job and fixing a broken tooth and giving me a temp crown.  They work through email, phone or in person equally. Give them a try and tell him/them I sent you to show my appreciation for his kindness and good will. I get nothing in return except smiles from the staff and hopefully smiles and thanks from you or your family members happy mouth. They are located at between Dove Lane and Alga Road on the North bound side of ECR

Abbey C. from Oceanside, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Smith and Staff have been a part of my family for many years. Im greatful to call them my life long family dentist. Dr. Smith and Dr. Martin have helped settle my nerves and provided me with many laughs. I love being greated with the girls up front. They have answered all my insurance needs. I have been going there for quiet some time. The chairside manner and the idea of all digital Xrays are plus’s in my book. Dr. Smith thank you for everything you have done for me and my family and for providing me with many laughs and sing alongs. I cant wait to see you when i get my braces off! I know my final result will be beautiful just like you promised

Ron S. from Windermere, FL (Source: Yelp)


Doctor Smith handled my family’s medical care for 10 years – (we moved away and had to find another dentist).  His staff  was always very friendly and he provided the highest possible care. He actually made a house call for a dental emergency and has always been our most reliable heath care provider.  I recommend him and his practice to anyone looking for a great dentist and great dental care for all services!  He was great with our kids as well!

Nancy C. from Lancaster, CA (Source: Yelp)


Best Dentist Ever! Our daughter was very upset because she had lost her temporary crown after having surgery performed at the VA center the previous day.  We had never used Dr. Kevin Smith but were referred to him by another person.    We contacted Dr. Smith and he quickly came in on his off day and repaired her tooth.  His calming effect put her at ease.  He answered all of her questions with knowledge and experience.  We would fully recommend Dr. Smith for all of your dental needs.  Thank you so much for taking the time and patience to make an extremely difficult day into an extremely harmonious experience!!!!!!!!!!! :

Madison R. from Encinitas, San Diego, CA (Source: Yelp)


Kevin was one of the best dentist’s I have ever had. Went above and beyond to make my smile perfect! I would go back to him in a heartbeat! He made me feel comfortable and I usually don’t do well at the dentist. Thank you Kevin for everything!

Lauren R. from Phoenix, AZ (Source: Yelp)


Everyone here was so kind and accommodating. New to the area and needed help fixing my chipped tooth ASAP. They were not only open for work but were open to helping me as a brand new patient. And even more than just helping me, they bent over backwards to accommodate my need. Both of the doctors were willing to work through their lunch hour to save my face! It smelled delicious inside which was a nice change from other dental offices, it was a friendly environment, and my tooth looks great. Did I mention I am dental phobic and this is my first appointment ever without being sedated and I STILL have good things to say?!

Jennifer A. from Carlsbad, CA (Source: Yelp)


I am a new patient and have had an excellent experience thus far. I’ve gotten my teeth cleaned a few times and let me tell you, Natalie is amazing I can’t stress that enough! I’ve never had a dental hygienist who is so friendly and has an amazing spirit inside & out 🙂 I recently got my first two crowns put in by Dr. Smith and surprisingly it wasn’t that bad! I’m definitely not a fan of the dentist, but Dr. Smith helped make the process smooth and simple, and goes out of his way to make sure you’re pleased. I would recommend La Costa Family Dental to everyone; even the ladies at the front desk are delightful. I certainly appreciate excellent customer service and you will absolutely get it here. Thumbs up from me!

Owen Hemsath (Source: Google)


Love Dr. Kevin! I had my teeth broken during a game of golf on a Sunday and my friend gave me his info. He totally came in to meet me at 6pm and undid what the emergency room did. He had me with temp teeth in 5 days and had my new teeth in within 2 mos. Everyone was so surprised that I had new teeth so quickly. Having your teeth knocked out sucks but Kevin made it a better experience. He is now our dentist for life.

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


Dr. Smith is the very best dentist I have ever had. I had two root canals and bonding on my front teeth to close a gap. Absolutely no pain and was able to return to work right after. I’ve always been insecure about the gap in my teeth, but Dr. Smith gave me a beautiful smile

Austin R. from Quail Valley, CA (Source: Yelp)


I was referred to La Costa Family Dental by a close family friend and I can honestly say that it has been an exceptional experience each time I go in. Everyone, starting with the women at the front desk work extremely hard making sure appointments are set up around my schedule and send me reminders of upcoming appointments. The Dental Hygienists are also very pleasant and do an amazing job. From the moment you walk in you are welcomed with open arms and it truly makes the visit there great. I have been in for cleanings, wisdom teeth, and tooth repairs and I must express my deepest gratitude to Dr. Smith and Dr. Rosen for always making each visit comforting and relaxed. It really is great going to a place where everyone there truly cares about your well being. I would recommend anyone looking for a dentist to go to La Costa Family Dental. You will walk out of there smiling

Arielle N. from Carlsbad, CA (Source: Yelp)


The Drs are absolutely amazing along with the DAs. They took me right in when was in a lot of pain and they took care of it quick! This is probably one of the best dental offices I have ever been too

Margo B. from Scottsdale, AZ (Source: Yelp)


I am not a fan of the dentist but this is by far the BEST dental office I have ever been to! The staff is so incredibly kind, yet so professional. It is truly the BEST dental care I have ever had. I have had 2 dental emergencies and Dr. Smith, not only put my mind at ease, but repaired my teeth (crowns and bridges) in minimal time with zero pain! The office staff is so accommodating, going above and beyond in personal service. I am so grateful to have found this office after moving to Carlsbad. Dr. Smith also did a cosmetic repair on a tooth that other dentists told me for years was “unfixable!” I can finally smile without being self-conscious! Amazing! I recommend this office to any and all!

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


Definitely as good as it gets!  These folks are like “family” to me.  Dr. Smith has spared me tremendous pain at one point, and provided absolutely professionally perfect services for all my dental needs for years.  I think of them in-between visits, as I am today – as friends. I had a superb dentist many years ago, who retired; then I suffered through several who just did  lousy work, or caused me pain, and the last one was just greedy – and got away with (unnecessary) thousands from me – regrettably.  I only mention that because I came to La Costa Family Dental with a lot of fear and distrust and vulnerability.  Well- they will be my dentist for life – I truly couldn’t be happier, and they have earned my ULTIMATE HIGHEST RECOMMENDATION OF ALL

Sarah G. from San Diego, CA (Source: Yelp)


I was terrified of going to the Dentist but going here has changed my experience. It gets confusing with insurance and the ladies at the front desk helped me figure out the best way to go about using my new insurance. The Dr. is just so kind and his office is really relaxing. I initially came to him because I had a cavity in-between my two front teeth. I was super nervous about filling it because it would be so noticeable. He was able to match my tooth color perfectly and also repaired a couple other cavities. He will be the only dentist I go to from now on!

Haley M. from San Diego, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Smith and his staff are absolutely worth 5 stars!  I have been going to Dr. Smith for around 5 years by now and have even recruited my mom and some friends to become patients of his over the years.  The office is clean, well maintained, and comfortable which are all important things when visiting the dentist since it can be a bit unnerving as it is.   I’ve had my fair share of dental work and have never felt uneasy while being a patient here.  The staff is very accommodating to your schedule and will be sure to put you on a waitlist in case you’re hoping for a cancelation and actually call you if something opens up.  Due to some past trauma to my front teeth when I was in need of crowns, and I was very hesitant to trust anybody to work on my front teeth.  Dr. Smith never made me feel rushed or pressured into doing the work.  I finally mustered up the courage and had all four front teeth crowned.  Boy am I happy that I did! Dr. Smith and his team ensured that most importantly I was happy and satisfied with them, they were very accommodating with my schedule, and took plenty of time to answer my questions regarding the visits, insurance benefits, etc.  if you’re looking for a great family dentist, I would highly recommend La Costa Family Dental!

Mike M. from Reston, VA (Source: Yelp)


I highly recommend Dr. Smith for both his superb dental skills and his chair-side manner.  He is a great dentist and makes sound dental recommendations for my family.  What also sets him apart is his uncanny ability to put patients at ease through a kind and caring demeanor blended with a good sense of humor.  I have no reservations recommending Dr. Smith to my friends

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


My whole family have been patients of La Costa Family Dental since 1993 with Dr. Elliott Rosen and now Dr.Kevin Smith, who is an amazingly kind Christian man. Our recent visit involved my youngest son who has Autism and was seen by Dr. Paul Martin in a mini crisis situation with a bad tooth. Dr. Martin was so very patient, explaining each and every step to my son. It took a good hour and a half to fix the bad tooth as Dr. Martin had to move slowly taking frequent breaks allowing my son to relax. My son is pain free and loves his toy from the special toy chest that Dr. Martin helped him pick out. Thank you Dr. Martin for your gentle spirit and amazing talent. I would be seriously remiss if I did not mention the wonderful staff of ladies in this practice. From the technicians who assist the Doctors to the front office staff that are kind, efficient and so accommodating, we are grateful clients

Allen D. from Vista, CA (Source: Yelp)


Great dental care here. Saw Dr. Smith and he complimeted me on my teeth and was very reassuring about an upcoming procedure. Good atmosphere and friendly staff make this my favorite dentist

Rebecca Z. from San Diego, CA (Source: Yelp)


I highly recommend La Costa Family Dental! First, when you walk into the office everyone is so friendly and welcoming. They are always are easy to talk to when making appointments and dealing with insurance. All the hygienists do such a good job cleaning teeth, and are extremely capable and friendly. Most importantly, Dr. Smith is such an amazing dentist. He has such a warm personality and is so caring and gentle with my teeth. I have gotten my wisdom teeth out here and it was easy and fast with no complications after. I have also gotten four of my teeth bonded and they look perfect. You cannot even tell that the bonded parts are not my real teeth. The bonding matches my teeth shade perfectly and does not have any sharp edges. Also, when my bonding has chipped he always is so nice about fixing it. Dr. Smith has made my smile is perfect and La Costa Family Dental goes above and beyond to make sure my experience at the dentist is fabulous.

Benjamin W. from Carlsbad, CA (Source: Yelp)


Worth every penny.  The fact that Dr Smith does root canals, is a sign that he is very well qualified.  He found that my previous dentist left in silver fillings in under thwe white, after that dentists was paid to take out the silver.  Dr Smith showed be that he got all the silver out.  Here, you definitely get what you pay for.

Bob G. from Leesburg, VA (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Smith has treated me and my family so well over the years, I can’t say enough positive things about him and his practice!  Prior to changing Dentist I dreaded going, but after finding Kevin it changed my entire outlook.  Because of Kevin, my two young girls to this day want to be dentist. Thank you Kevin! Highly recommend!!

Chase S. from Portland, OR (Source: Yelp)


I had a great experience with Dr. Smith and the team at La Costa Family Dental. I’ve had a ton of dental work done so I’m always pretty leery when it comes to trying out a new dentist. I was having issues with two crowns and ended up needing new ones. Dr. Smith said he would guarantee his work, and if I ever had issues to come back. My new crowns fit perfectly and I already notice a huge difference at my gum line where I was having issues. The hygienists and techs were great, as well as the lovely office team. Thanks La Costa team!

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


Dr Smith made my Million Dollar Smile into a BILLION dollar smile!! I recently had to have crowns put onto my 6 front upper teeth… talk about leery and scared… I’ve always loved my smile and was so skeptical about having this done as once they file off those choppers it’s a DONE DEAL!  Whelp, Dr Smith not only did an amazing job but kept me comfortable and at ease while he sang me Christmas Carols and quizzed me with his Holiday Spirit Trivia… “all I want for Christmas is my 6 Front Teeth” and I got them and they are gorgeous!

Barbara S. from Hagerstown, MD (Source: Yelp)


Dr Smith has been my dentist for a very long time. He is very caring and always checks on me when ever I have a procedure. Any emergencies I have had have been dealt with very quickly. He is caring and gentle. Thank you Dr. Smith for all the work you have done for me!


La Costa Family Dental is here to serve the patient including the most fearful. With a caring team, state of the art equipment, clean facilities with individual rooms and helpful insurance coordinators—all under one roof—we’re uniquely prepared to make to make your smile dreams come true. We complete all aspects of dentistry including dental implants, sedation dentistry, cleanings, crowns, fillings, and root canals. We will not only treat the problem, but address WHY it happened and set you on a path for a healthy smile for life. It is our passion and enthusiasm to make your experience better than you've ever had. Call us to day to see our compassionate care for yourself. We welcome new patients and are equipped to handle dental emergencies fast as possible. Kevin C Smith, DDS, FACD completed his undergraduate BS degree in only 3 years at Juniata College in Huntingdon, PA and began his journey as a restorative and cosmetic dentist at University of Maryland, Baltimore College of Dental Surgery. He received his dental degree in 1988 and was awarded BCDS Highest Award for Outstanding Clinical Achievement and Professionalism and was selected for membership in the Gamma Pi Delta Prosthodontic Honor Society. He then completed an additional 2 years of an intensive postgraduate training as a Lieutenant and dentist in the United States Navy in San Diego, California. Dr. Kevin C Smith has since completed multiple postgraduate training programs focusing on restorative and dental esthetics from coast to coast. He has studied with some of the nation's leading gurus in restorative dentistry, including Dr. Curtis Tyerman, Dr Gordon Christiansen and Dr. Ross Nash.