La Jolla Dental
James Strother, DDS:
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La Jolla Dental
James M. Strother, DDS
La Jolla, 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

TMJ treatment

Dental implants


Offers Even28 at-home™? No

Offers Even28 at-dentist™? No

Offers Invisalign®? Yes


Monday: 8:30 am to 5:00 pm

Tuesday: 8:30 am to 5:00 pm

Wednesday: 8:30 am to 5:00 pm

Thursday: 8:30 am to 5:00 pm

Friday: 8:30 am to 5:00 pm

Saturday: 8:00 am to 2:00 pm

Sunday: Closed


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

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


I give Dr. Strother five stars (more if I could!) for his expertise, professionalism, and genuine concern for his patients. He is skilled in virtually all aspects of painless, modern dentistry. He treats patients of all ages (I am 70 years old) and accommodates those with medical challenges (I write from experience!). Dr. Strother’s office has state-of-the-art equipment including a digital X-ray machine and a computer-controlled ceramic milling machine. I have had many office appointments over the past year and all with little if any wait time. I find the prices for Dr. Strother’s services to be very competitive. I would recommend Dr. Strother (and his able assistant-hygienist-receptionist, Larissa) without hesitation!

Philipp Spahn (Source: Google)


I have had excellent experiences at this clinic. The staff is friendly, doctors and technicians are competent, and treatments are explained to the patient very well. Here it seems that doctors actually appreciate good dental health of the patient, instead of seeing it as an opportunity to sell expensive optional extra treatments (like done in other clinics, unfortunately). I can highly recommend this place.

Elizabeth W. (Source: Zocdoc)


Have been going to Dr. Strothers for years–I like him because he doesn’t recommend treatments I don’t need nor apply high pressure sales tactics (I have had dentists tell me I need thousands of dollars of immediate repairs given that I have fillings or crowns on all molars). He also suggests economical options when available or tells me when I can wait. My teeth are holding up very well under his care. I never have to wait–overall very pleased with the service

Diana S. from Chollas View, San Diego, CA (Source: Yelp)


If you are looking for quality care this is the place.  Everyone is very professional,  caring, gentle and knowledgeable. This is our family dentist, we love coming here. Definitely recommend. Dr. Strotle is the best Dentist I’ve ever experienced.  All staff are friendly and helpful.

Essie K. from San Diego, CA (Source: Yelp)


I recently moved to San Diego and my husband recommended Dr. Strother and his team for my dental needs. Overall, a great experience! His office is located in a large business complex right off of the 5 freeway. You have to drive half way into the complex but there’s plenty of parking. Dr. Strother is very professional and kind. He did a thorough exam of my teeth and answered all my questions. Larissa is the dental hygienist who does the teeth cleaning. Warning: she uses an electric cleaning tool in the beginning which makes a lot of noise and vibrates your whole face. I would recommend bringing some ear plugs or a headset to dampen the noise. She is efficient but thorough and I left with smooth, clean teeth! Because I don’t have dental insurance, I had to search around for the best cash price. Dr. Strother’s office is very reasonable (other places wanted to charge me more for the same basic exam and cleaning). My husband has been coming here for years and can vouch for their great services but more importantly, he appreciates Dr. Strother’s good ethics and professionalism. Tip: they provide late afternoon/evening and Saturday hours to accommodate people working the Monday-Friday 8-5 job.

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


yep agree with myself as previous review dr strother is a excellent ethical and highly qualified clinician who does excellent work and is very honest hisoffice is great and his staff (serena / maria) very nice and professional! im definitely sticking w this doctor! he fixed a problem for me 2 uears ago that 2 dentists had failed at previously and it is still doong great! this is a really wonderful dentist office and i recommend it without reservation.

Scott Bayer (Source: Google)


Having recently needing a cleaning and exam and being new in town, a friend recommended LaJolla Dental and Dr Strother. The atmosphere was inviting and the hygienist performed expertly and my teeth have never been whiter. I also opted for a teeth alignment service. I felt comfortable being there and their care for me was evident. I will continue to use their services. Highly recommended!!

Philip H. (Source: Zocdoc)


Dr. Strother explained every step of the procedure which put me at ease. He took his time in, although it was a minimal time in the chair, of ensuring that he didn’t take more of the tooth than was absolutely necessary which reinforced my calmness His simplistic way of explaining what he was doing was truly appreciated.

Dan K. (Source: Zocdoc)


Dr. Stronger was fantastic. He was quick and efficient and explained everything he was doing and his process for his exams and cleanings every step of the way. He also doesn’t try to sell you on a million services that you don’t need, which is so great and seemingly hard to find in a dentist it may seem sometimes. I would definitely recommend Dr. Strother!

Cassandra K. (Source: Zocdoc)


Dr. Strother does EVERYTHING right! I highly recommend him. He is professional, proficient and empathetic. He consistently shows concern for the health and happiness of his patients. He never tries to push you to spend more than is necessary. I’ve enjoyed going to him over the years and truly feel that I have a partner in dental health that I can depend on. Thank you for all you do?? Keep up the great work Dr. Strother!??

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


Found an amazing dentist, Dr. Strother, online and I am extremely happy about it. He did an exam two days ago and recommended 2 fillings that I got done today! Very gentle and professional, and he tells you step by step what he is doing. I did not even feel the anesthesia. Will definitely be back and recommending you.

K. J. from Phoenix, AZ (Source: Yelp)


A trustworthy Dentist! I have had bad experiences with other Dentists in the past so seeing Dr. Strother was such a great experience for me. He let me know what was going on but suggested waiting on certain things until they were more of a problem As right now they weren’t giving me any real trouble and could possibly not become a problem. Front staff were super nice hygienist did a great job, I couldn’t be more pleased with my experience!

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


I recently moved to San Diego and was in search of a new dentist. I definitely came to the right place. Dr. Strother and his team were super helpful and probably the most helpful medical professionals I have ever come across to be honest (I used to work at a doctor’s office in college too). Scheduling an appointment was super easy and they were super flexible. I believe I did it via e-mail, but they followed up with phone calles/voicemails and also through the zocdoc app. Which can be super helpful! Dr. Strother went over my x-rays with me in detail explaining what he looks for when assessing them, he also went over my teeth while examining me and what he looks for when examining them. Luckily, I have never had any dental issues in my life and that continues to be the case. Since, I didn’t have any issues, the dental assistant took over with the cleaning and she did a great job. I was in and out of the office in less than an hour and it was my first time there. I got x-rays and a cleaning, as well as had to fill out my new patient paperwork. Overall, I had an excellent experience with Dr. Strother and La Jolla Dental. I am super happy I chose them to be my new dentist here in San Diego! Keep up the good work, it truly means a lot to come into a friendly, attentive, professional environment when moving to a new city.

John R. from Tijuana, Mexico (Source: Yelp)


Just finished visiting Dr. Strother at La Jolla Dental. I had a great experience, he and the dental hygienist did an excellent job. I had x-rays taken, and the Dr. Strother explained the images and what he looks for.  He didn’t try to sell me on anything I didn’t need and personally started the cleaning manually.  The dental hygienist then took over. The facilities have plenty of parking, and the office is clean and they have hi-tech equipment.  I had not visited the dentist in 8 plus years and was worried, but I will definitely be returning from now on.

Peter P. from La Jolla, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Strother did a great job with our 6 year old son who needed 2 fillings. He was very professional and able to do the fillings with local anesthetic while talking my son through the procedure. We were there for half an hour and then on our way back home. He and his assistant Larissa were wonderful. I was very impressed. I definitely recommend Dr. Strother and his partners if you need dental care!

Alina L (Source: Zocdoc)


Had 2 of my wisdom teeth removed today. The procedure was explained very clearly by Dr. Strother and everything ran smoothly. It took maybe about 20-30 minutes, which was surprisingly fast. His assistant gave detailed instructions for after care. Overall, the experience was great and I highly recommend seeing Dr. Strother!

Cassandra K. (Source: Zocdoc)


After going to Dr. Strother for the past 7 years, I can honestly say he has my utmost respect and trust! I would highly recommend Dr. Strother, he is not only professional and compassionate but really makes you feel as though he gIves you options that helps you to the determine the best path for your ongoing dental health needs!

Alina L. (Source: Zocdoc)


I came in for a scheduled consultation and was addressed immediately upon entering the office and waited only a few minutes before I was seen by Dr. Strother. He was very knowledgeable and sincere. I highly recommend him for dental treatments or diagnosis. I also highly recommend that you fill out the patient forms online through their website prior to your appointment!

Jordan A (Source: Zocdoc)


Great experience with Dr . Strother. He answered all questions that I had in a patient and insightful manner. I don’t think I have ever waited for more than a couple minutes before each of my appointments, and the dental work itself is amazing. I feel comfortable before and after the appointment with no pain whatsoever. I feel very fortunate to have found Dr. Strother and his staff. Thank you everyone!


When you truly care about giving people beautiful smiles, it's hard to settle on one specialty. That's why, at La Jolla Dental, we specialize in a whole range of services to make our patients look and feel amazing. Dr. Strother and his team can whiten your enamel, give you crowns, and help straighten your teeth with clear braces. They can even give you a regular checkup and a routine cleaning while you're here. Our friendly staff will make you feel relaxed as soon as you step into our office. Our promise is to give you a look that's better than what nature gave you, a promise we're excited to keep as soon as your first appointment. Since we first opened, our focus has been on beautifying your smile, maintaining your dental health, and helping you improve your appearance. Our experienced and friendly team take great pride in keeping your teeth beautiful. The products we recommend and use are of the highest quality and incredibly durable, so you can trust your smile with us. James Strother, DDS was born in San Diego, but moved to the Midwest as a child. He earned his bachelor's and dental degree at Indiana University. He also completed a Master's degree in Restorative Dentistry at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor Michigan, and has advanced training in Dental Materials from UCSF in San Francisco. He practiced dentistry in various locations for the U. S. Navy, including Okinawa, Japan, Great Lakes, Illinois and was on staff at the National Naval Medical Center, Bethesda, Maryland. In addition to practicing dentistry, he has been a mentor in several advanced education programs for Navy dentistry. He is a member of the American Dental Association, Academy of General Dentistry, International Association of Dental Research, and is Board Certified in Operative Dentistry.