La Mesa Dental Center
Richard Feinberg, DDS:
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La Mesa Dental Center
Richard M. Feinberg, DDS
San Diego, 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

Sleep apnea therapy

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 6:00 pm

Wednesday: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Thursday: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Friday: 8:00 am to 2:00 pm

Saturday: Closed

Sunday: Closed





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

Scott B. from Spring Valley, CA (Source: Yelp)


I’ve experienced profound anxiety when faced with going to the Dentist or doing anything dentistry-related. After all, I do my yearly flossing, what more could they want from me? I have some pretty awful memories of my visits to the Chair of Despair and unfortunately, when I got old enough to make my own decisions regarding my oral health (after my mother’s and then the Navy’s lien on my life expired) my phobia kept me away for many years and believe it or not my oral health took a serious turn towards the tragic. I decided as much as I hated to admit it I needed help.  Dr. Feinberg was the person I chose to give me that help and I was not sorry that I placed my trust in this man.  While the work I was now facing, certainly was no picnic, I was able to get through it easily.  I found him to be kind, compassionate, and sensitive to my anxieties. He explained all aspects of the procedures in simple terms and withheld judgment in regards to my messed up grill. His staff is professional, knowledgeable, and most importantly for me, nice!

Michelle Glenn (Source: Google)


AMAZING DENTIST AND STAFF! HIGHLY RECOMMEND! I had always hated going to the dentist, so much so that I basically stopped going as an adult. When I went, I felt shamed for not going often enough, and I just hated everything about the experience; the sounds, the smells, the feeling of metal pushing against my gums and scratching my teeth. Then I found Dr. Feinberg’s practice. He and his staff went out of their way to make me feel comfortable, from draping a blanket over me to carefully adjusting the nitrous oxide so that I remained calm throughout the exam and cleaning. I was not made to feel ashamed once, and for the first time in my life, I left the dentist feeling motivated to go to the dentist more often and to take better care of my teeth.

Edward J. from El Cajon, CA (Source: Yelp)


It was time for a dental cleaning and I was really apprehensive because of the Coronavirus. When I arrived the all doors were open so there was no physical contact entering the office. I was asked to use a antibacterial hand sanitizer, my temperature was taken and I was asked a series of health questions before being allowed to enter.
The hygienist explained all the new safety rules and wore a mask and shield. I was very comfortable and left not worrying about having contacted anything. If you want a dentist that is not only very good at what he does, but also very concerned about your health and comfort, then Dr. Feinberg is the dentist you want.

Bill K. from Mid-City, San Diego, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Feinberg and his staff are fantastic. I had an appointment yesterday and when I arrived it was very clean and sanitized. The front desk walked me through the COVID 19 screening process and it went smooth. They are very concerned about your health and well being and took every precaution. And as usual, Dr. Feinberg took care of my dental needs swiftly and with compassion.

Charlene Casarez (Source: Google)


I have been afraid of the dentist for a long time. That and not having dental insurance has kept me from getting the work done on my teeth that I need done. Needless to say I need a lot done. Dr. Feinberg has been supportive and encouraging. He and his staff put me completely at ease and actually made my visits enjoyable. I am looking forward to getting my smile back. He has made it all possible. I would recommend him to anyone looking for a dentist.

Amy K. from Ramona, CA (Source: Yelp)


I can’t say enough great things about Dr. Feinberg and his amazing team.  Most dental offices just want to make money off of you. At Dr. Feinberg’s they treat you like  you’re more than just dollar signs.  They listen, they’re empathetic, they care and know what they’re doing.  I’ve had many bad experiences with dentists in the past. I only trust Dr. Feinberg and his team and recommend them to everyone!

Slider L. from El Cajon, CA (Source: Yelp)


If your looking for the BEST Dentist and crew look no further. I also am a disabled vet. After a dentist that V.A. sent me to a year and a half prior, broke off a file in my jaw bone and it got really infected. V.As dentist couldn’t get it out. They sent me to Dr Fienberg, Hell I will never go anywhere else. He and his staff are very concerned about everything about your needs. From Start To finish. It’s very seldom these days to find a DDS that has it together. I tell everyone about that office. for 27 years i have not had front teeth I had nubbs they put in while i was recovering from war. I don’t trust a lot of people or Drs. for that matter. But he has earned my trust. Just go there he has a Coffee, Snacks, Cold water or soda waters cold. Just stop by say hello and have lunch right there in the office. Thanks Doc YOU ROCK!!!

David Waters (Source: Google)


Excellent! Wonderful! I am a disabled Veteran . I was referred to Dr Feinberg through the VA. I am very grateful for the work he did on my dentures. The VA in my home town was making the whole process a pain in the butt and it has been 18 months since having my teeth pulled for dentures. Then I moved to San Diego and the VA here is backlogged so far they out source dentures. Dr Feinberg has been wonderful to work with.

Mary Latorre (Source: Google)


My experience with Dr. Feinberg and his staff was beyond my expectatiions. They all ensured that I was comfortable, and also provided bottled water, coffee, and Perrier. I listened to music and watched comforting scenes on tv while they worked on my teeth. I have recommended them to my daughter, husband and step-daughter. They made my experience very pleasant! 🙂

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


I’ve been a patient for several years and have consistently had exceptional dental care by both Dr. Feinberg and his very competent staff.  From a very warm welcome upon entering his office to the quick check out at the completion of treatment I’ve always felt that Dr. Feinberg and staff are interested in making the visit a successful experience.  I live in Banker’s Hill and drive to La Mesa for dental care simply because I believe Dr. Feinberg is great!

K. S. from Spring Valley, CA (Source: Yelp)


I have experienced a lifetime full of dental drama. I am terrified of simply having my teeth examined, and it only gets worse when it comes to having fillings and crowns done. However, my recent visit to Dr. Feinberg’s office was the absolute best I have ever had at any dental office. The entire dental team is full of smiles, they listened to my concerns and the best part – made the visit go quickly. Dr. Feinberg is quick and efficient, and was very calming and pleasant. I can’t recommend his office enough! Don’t bother looking around anywhere else. Call his office now! 🙂

Oly M. from La Mesa, CA (Source: Yelp)


I like coming to Dr. Feinberg’s office. He and his staff know how to put their patients at ease. I also like the smell of the office. It reminds me of a flower shop instead of a dental office. Everyone there is so nice and efficient. Sammy is a great guy and a true professional. Sherry is always very friendly and nice to everyone. Most of all, I like their punctuality. I’ve been to many dentists in my years, but I’ve never felt so comfortable with any of them until now. Hats off to Dr. Feinberg and his staff!

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


I have life long bad dental habits and scarred of dentists due to childhood trauma I was in trouble due to my own bad habits and not going to get my teeth cleaned etc… On a referral from a guy at work I went to Dr Feinberg. The staff people are great and the Dr is terrific. It’s been a few years now and I go every 3 months for cleaning and whatever else. Do not be afraid….the good Dr can help you. He saved my situation ( not good at the time ) Many thanks to Dr F and the terrific staff he has

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


I’ve been going to Dr Feinberg for 4 years and he and his staff have been the absolute best. Here’s why: The office is highly efficient . I have never once waited for an appointment . Dr Feinberg is incredibly skilled. He is a perfectionist. He called me several times after my appointment to find out how I was doing after my root canal. Sharie and Claudia are concerned about their patients general health and wellbeing. Sharie allowed me to pay my bill in two payments. I hated dentist but every time I go into their office Dr Feinberg and his staff make my day. He’s hilarious and he cares.

Charles D. from El Cajon, CA (Source: Yelp)


I am finishing up my third appointment in the past week with Dr. Feinberg and his crew today. I had copious work to have completed from the disaster of what was done from other dentists (military) in the past. I came to know of him through 1-800-dentist. I am pleased with their recommendations for him. For me, it’s all the little things that add up to my overall satisfaction. First, his office is clean and professional. I noticed he had a K cup machine, cold beverages, and cookies (yes, cookies) available in tbe lobby. He is confident and compassionate. The way he navigates through his work with gentle authority made me comfortable and confident. You know those doctors that say, “Come on, I am almost done!” when you raise your hand in pain? He is not that guy. My comfort seemed to be of utmost importance to him. His is non judgemental and is not a sugar nazi. I appreciate this about him as well. He gave me a blanket and let me listen to Pandora via headphones. Lastly, he is a master at his craft. No pun intended, but I grilled him about his personal development as a DDS. He conveyed an attitude of a confident lifelong learner. Thus, he fabricated several partial crowns in house because he had developed that skill set though many others still have not. At another dentist, I had to wait a week for a crown to arrive and be fitted. It comes down to this: I was comfortable enough to have fallen asleep several times during my work with him. And…. my wife has a lot of wonderful things to say about his work – that means a lot. My wife is a tough critic. In my humble opinion, Dr. Feinberg is the most practical and sensible choice in dentists here in San Diego.

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


I started going to De Feinberg because I was unhappy with my previous dentist, and I also wanted a dentist closer to home. I particularly liked being able to get a crown put on in one visit. The fluoride treatments that he suggested have made a big difference with the number of cavities that I now get. Being a senior, I get a discount on my bill and this always makes me happy. I have been happy with the work that I get with this dental office and I would recommend it to anybody looking for a new dentist. I like the staff here and I do not dread going to to Dr Feinberf’s office for treatment. I have been going to this office for over three years and I have seen the same staff, (some of which were pictured on the Yelp web site) for this entire period. This office is not big enough for me to have missed the many other employees, that were supposed to be coming and going, as indicated in another review.

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


After visiting 3 other Prostodontist, I emphatically choose Dr. Richard Feinberg. His bedside manner, his patience while listening to my comments, questions and concerns, and his office staffs organizational skills; knowledge of their trade coupled with their bedside manner was a no brainer. At first meeting Dr. Feinberg, I was deeply impressed with his sincere desire to help me with my issues. I have been to too many dentists that thought they could treat the multiple issues my mouth had, but once they started work found they were way in over their head. Unfortunately the work these other dentists started, was inferior or exasperated my already existing conditions. A recent example would be the following: In July and August of 2013, I was told by two different Prostodontist and a Dentist that I needed multiple teeth extracted, implants would cost $13,560.00. After showing the proposed work and costs to Dr. Feinberg, he assured me the teeth did not need to be extracted, he could save a wisdom tooth (I was told was un-savable), with a root canal and crown. Dr. Fienberg also saved me $3000.00 off of my proposed cost (by the other guys and women) for a final total of $10,560.00. In the interim, while waiting for my oral and implant surgery, Dr. Feinberg made the finest most realistic looking denture one could ask for. The other dentist/Prostodontist’s told me a denture would never work for me pre implants due to the excess bone that must be removed from my gums. Dr. Feinberg proved them all WRONG! Now I can chew food, I have my smile back but most of all I have my joy back. I used to dread social situations but no more!! Thank you Dr. Feinberg ! Not only are you a superb artist, a finely tuned craftsman of your trade, but a fine gentleman whom it is my honor to have met. Thanks again to your fantastic office staff Judy and Sheri !

Kathy S. from Jamul, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Feinberg cured our family of “denta-phobia”! He and his professional team run a friendly, relaxed, clean office.  You are never rushed in and out. They take whatever time it needs to provide you service.  He has done lots of work on our family and never has anyone had any discomfort or pain.  His exams are thorough, his treatment plans precise, and his costs fair particularly for the high quality of the work done.  You won’t be an “anti-dentite” (Kramer of Seinfeld) after using THIS dentist!

Chris G. from El Cajon, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr Feinberg and his entire staff have always been wonderful, kind and excellent at their profession. I’ve been coming here for several years and now my entire family does too. I went yesterday for routine cleaning and exam and as always it is the most thorough and gentle cleaning I have ever had at any dentist I’ve ever been to. I also needed a small filling and the receptionist was able to tell me up front exactly how much it would cost and was able to book me to come back right away for it. On top of it all there was definitely enhanced COVID precautions, safety and cleaning measures. I felt more than safe at my appointment and I hope the staff feels safe doing their jobs also. I love the whole office. Would highly recommend.

Justin G. from La Jolla, San Diego, CA (Source: Yelp)


My tooth had been killing me over the weekend, the first place I went near my house wanted to charge to save a tooth not worth saving, and tried to overcharge for an extraction. I was referred to Dr Feinburg by a friend. My experience was great got me right in with short notice, and had the best price of all the places I called. They were very clean and professional.  I did not spend much time in the chair waiting. I would highly recommend thes guys!

Amy Kalish (Source: Facebook)


Dr Feinberg is awesome! He’s the ONLY dentist I trust. He’s gentle, patient and really knows his stuff! I’ve had nothing but great experiences and have been a patient of his for several years. HIGHLY RECOMMEND!

Bill Cadillac (Source: Google)


Dr. Feinburg is an outstanding dentist. He saw me on short notice and with the review of my xrays, it was determined I needed a root canal. The experience was pain free and completed in a timely manner. His staff was equally outstanding with there professionalism and warm greeting. Since I am new to the area I will be taking all my dental needs to this office.

Arcelia Cuevas (Source: Google)


I used to be a patient and after visiting his dental office for several dental visits to correct my smile. I decided to work for him part-time. I loved this place. He’s very professional and he made my family feel so comfortable. He listens and is very pleasant. Sharie and Claudia always go the extra mile to take care of you. Thank you Dr. Feinberg

Patricia W. from El Cajon, CA (Source: Yelp)


I have been going to Dr Feinberg for a while now. He and his staff are friendly and very knowledgable. I have never been treated so kindly by a dentist. I had extensive work done by him and l would recommend him highly. In the past i was afraid of any dentist, but not anymore. I recommend him highly and have referred others to him. He and his staff are very kind and caring. And the results are outstanding. I hope others will take my recommendation  and call him. You will not be sorry at all. They work very well with insurace companies also. I have been very happy to have found such a nice dentist.

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


FANTASTIC! After being told by another Prosthodontist that my wife’s insurance would not cover any of their $3500 fee, I did some research and found Dr Feinberg through IDentist. He is caring and his staff is tops. I never have felt pressured or mistreated. He is a very knowledgeable Dentist with many years of practice. His explanations of the procedure used to fix my current partial and then make a new one were on the mark. The cost was still rather high, but our portion of it was manageable and the staff helped me to understand the ins and outs of what the insurance would pay. I am also fearful of dentists and always go into a new dentist with some fear. I was not fearful and had confidence in Dr. Feinberg totally. Evan though my regular dentist recommended someone else, I feel like I made the right choice. I am now waiting to get my new partial and I am sure that it will be a good one. THANKS DR Feinberg.

Jose N. from Spring Valley, CA (Source: Yelp)


As a disabled veteran who have served this country over 27 years, I can say that Dr. Feinberg and his staff have reciprocated my service. I really appreciate his dedicated service to our veterans and all his other patients. I’ll say he is very meticulous in getting the proper care and top-notch service and never compromise his patient satisfaction until the job gets done!  I highly recommend his service to anyone who is looking for a great smile!

Jeremy D. from National City, CA (Source: Yelp)


I have a horrible phobia of dentistry that I think spawned from just going to a bad dentist and having a bad experience.   Because after visiting Dr. Feinbergs office I’ve lost almost all fear of getting work done. And I’m actually looking forward to it!  They also are very hospitable and offer cold drinks and snacks which was a nice touch.  It felt more like a family setting than a doctors office. And I would recommend this place to anybody

Tracy E. from Oceanside, CA (Source: Google)


Dr. Feinberg is an amazing dentist! I had broken a tooth with a gumball and had two crowns that needed replacing. I could not believe how quickly Dr. Feinberg fixed everything.  He replaced both of my crowns and made a new one for my broken tooth in about three hours!  The crowns he made match my teeth perfectly and look so much better than the ones I originally had from my other dentist.  A friend had recommended Dr. Feinberg to me and I told him that I already had a really good dentist.  I’m glad he talked me into trying Dr. Feinberg, because now I have a GREAT dentist! If you are into perfection Dr. Feinberg will meet and exceed your expectations!

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


Dr. Feinberg is an amazing person and specialist. His stellar reputation as a top dentist is cemented. I travel from La Jolla which is approximately 25 plus miles each way. He is well liked by other dentist.Dr Feinberg is constantly seeking out ways to better his skills. I was very impressed when I visited his office and found out he has treated more than two hundred thousand patients. Dr Feinberg excels at what he does so much, he impresses other dentist with his skills of dental work. I have mention his name around, not just to dentist but to other professionals and he is well known, held in high regard among his community and in the dentistry. I came to Dr Feinberg because I had failing cosmetic work which was fixed to perfection. I have 20 veneers and 10 beautiful crowns. Top quality performance and he corrected failing dental work. I am very happy with his skills and attention to detail. He’s an excellent dentist and a specialist he corrected my bite after seeing an TMJ specialist and now I am a satisfied and happy patient. You can tell when you first meet Dr Feinberg he is excited to have you there. He is proud to be there. It is a peaceful welcoming office. The team is friendly and helpful. I cannot say enough good things about Dr Feinberg and his team. The attention to detail stemming from his office extends not Dr Feinberg superb dental work, but to the dentistry he did in my mouth. To say I was pleased with my visits to Dr Feinberg office would be an understatement the office is attentive to my needs. I will return here.

John S. from Chula Vista, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr.feinberg is the only dentist I trust going too..  I absolutely hate dentist and I always have, but than I started going to here I was very pleased with the amount of respect I got from him and his team. Sharie is an absolutely amazing person and is always a pleasure to talk too, she knows how to make you smile and make you feel comfortable. Thank you guys keep up the good work!. I’ll be seeing you soon.

Carissa L. from Spring Valley, CA (Source: Yelp)


Just finished up with another visit to the dentist office today to see Dr. Feinberg and I am happy to say that I am extremely satisfied with the results. For me, it’s all the little things that add up to my overall satisfaction. First, his office is clean and professional. I noticed he had a Keurig coffee machine, cold beverages in the mini fridge, and cookies (yes, cookies!) available in the lobby for you to enjoy while you wait. The staff are all very friendly and always make you feel comfortable and welcomed when you are in their office. Dr. Feinberg also seems very confident and compassionate when you are under his care. The way he navigates through his work with gentle authority made me feel very comfortable and reassured that everything was going to go smoothly during my appointment. You know those doctors that say, “Come on, I am almost done!” when you raise your hand in pain? He is not that kind of guy. My comfort seemed to be of utmost importance to him. He gave me a blanket, and let me listen to pandora on the office iPod.  He is non judgmental and always makes you realize that your situation isn’t as bad as you think it is. He is very optimist and has you feeling the same way each and every time you leave his office after having work done. He also is one of the funniest doctors I have ever met! No matter how nervous you are he can always manage to lighten the mood with his hilarious jokes and imitations! He is very personable and that is important to me. Unlike all the other scary dentists that barely say 3 words to you the whole time. Dr. Feinberg will make you feel like a friend and talks to you like an equal. He sits down and makes sure you fully understand what he’s explaining rather than using a bunch of big words and medical terminology and then expect you to make a quick decision right then and there. He even let me come back for a second consultation (for free!)  so I could ask him more questions and see all the different options that were available for me and the costs before I made a decision. No dentist has ever let me do that and not tried to charge me. Finally, once I decided on a treatment route, he fabricated several partial crowns for me in-house and were seated that same day! Many dentists haven’t yet developed that skill set but Dr. Feinberg has and he seems like he’s always up on the latest technology and that makes me feel reassured that I am getting top-notch quality work every time. I would definitely recommend Dr. Feinberg to my family and friends.

Marilynn R. from Ramona, CA (Source: Yelp)


I was in search of a new dentist and a friend of mine referred me to Dr. Feinberg. I hadn’t been to a dentist in several years and needed extensive dental work.  I started going to Dr. Feinberg and from the very first visit, I was impressed with how relaxed he made me feel and how he took time to answer any questions I had.  Before I had my dental work done I was too self conscience to smile, but now I am so happy with the work I had done, I smile all the time.  Thank you Dr. Feinberg.  You are the greatest.

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


After switching over to my wife’s health care plan I found myself with dental coverage for the first time in many years. Dr. Feinberg has been her dentist for quite a while so I was pretty comfortable with placing my teeth in his care. After the first visit-which was the first time in the dentist’s chair in 8 years-I was instantly sold. I was made to feel comfortable, nerves at ease, and above all, confident with his skills. I’ve now been going to Dr. Feinberg for several years and I can honestly say that going to the dentist is something that I no longer dread. Great staff. Great conversations. Great work.

Kathy F. from San Diego, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr Feinberg just replaced an old crown that another dentist put on. Within an hour and a half I was out of the office with a permanent crown. (He uses a computer to make them in the office.) He replaced silver filings several years ago with these and they have held up very well. His shots are amazing since he uses a little one to numb the area first. Sherry, the receptionist is efficient and friendly. She got me in on pretty short notice when I told her my broken crown looked like a fang. Christina , his assistant ,has the best touch ever. She is very calming and gentle. ( She is also a former lawyer from Romania and is very interesting to talk to.) While Dr. Feinburg is working he talks about what he is doing so there are no surprises. He is also very funny. If you are a busy person like most of us are, this one short visit takes the place of two or three required by other dentists that don’t have this equipment.

John C. Edmonston (Source: Google)


Awesome dentist and entire team, really! They won’t let you leave until things are perfect no matter how detailed the job. Front crowns take a lot of attention to perfect, and they’ve teamed up with the right suppliers to make the whole thing run smoothly and get accomplished exactly how it needs to be. BZ to all involved! I couldn’t be happier.


As a dentist in La Mesa, Dr. Feinberg has been practicing for over 33 years, but has owned and operated the San Diego Smile Center for a little over 12. The San Diego Smile Center offers numerous treatment options as well as general dentistry services to meet all of your family dental needs. When I graduated from dental school 36 years ago, I was looking forward to taking care of the underserved, low income and homeless populations and I fulfilled that goal as dental director of the Logan Heights Family Health Center in La Mesa for 19 years. It was a tremendous but rewarding amount of work to attend to thousands of patients whose dental health we helped to improve and, in the process, prevented further problems. A smile compromised by missing or damaged teeth can affect a person’s mental health by negatively impacting her confidence, job prospects, and self-worth. If left untreated, multiple missing teeth can also impact her physical health leading to an increased risk for obesity, diabetes, and heart disease. It has been enormously satisfying and gratifying to practice dentistry and been able to help people reach their goals for a healthy mouth, lifestyle and longer life. I graduated from the University of Wisconsin with a B.S. in Wildlife Sciences and earned my doctoral degree at New York University School of Dentistry. I continued my education with a General Practice Residency at the Delaware State Hospital and then attended Medical College of Georgia, School of Dentistry specializing in prosthodontics. In 2001, I established my dental practice in La Mesa focusing on comfortable and state of the art aesthetic replacement of one tooth to entire oral rehabilitations. Aside from dentistry, my family is my happiness. I have two girls, Ariela and Ivana, and a boy, Edwin, who help me see the world more clearly. My education at the University of Wisconsin focused on the natural world from meteorology, ornithology, mammalogy, entomology, tree and shrub identification and the interaction of these parts called ecology. I explore this natural world with my children whether splashing in the ocean, watching shore birds, visiting the deep woods or the sequoias, hiking all day to mountain lakes, catching rainbow trout, or riding mules at the North Rim of the Grand Canyon. I also have a close relationship with my mother, who is 91 years old and continues to take care of me some 3,000 miles away. My older brother is a successful folding box designer and printer. They both reside in New Jersey. My children and I enjoy visiting our family and going to New York to see Broadway shows, enjoy ethnic foods (hot pastrami) and skate at the Rockefeller Center on Christmas.