La Mesa Hills Dentistry
Paul Fjeldsted, DDS:
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La Mesa Hills Dentistry
Paul Fjeldsted, DDS

La Mesa, 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: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Tuesday: By appointment only

Wednesday: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Thursday: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Friday: 8:00 am to 3:30 pm

Saturday: Closed

Sunday: Closed





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

Alexa W. from San Francisco, CA (Source: Yelp)


I love Dr. Fjeldsted, The office is very clean and comfortable, his staff is wonderful, I didn’t have to wait very long at all. He did things for my dentures that no one else could. I couldn’t believe I could come home and eat veggie straws or broccoli without food getting underneath my full dentures on the bottom or my partial dentures on the top. When he told me I only needed to have my dentures checked on but every three months I was blown away. It is so nice to eat again without food getting underneath!! I think I will never go anywhere else. There is so much love in that office. I would recommend it to anyone.

Diana Mueller (Source: Google)


If you have to get dental work done, go here. I called fairly early in the morning because I had some swelling in my mouth that I knew needed to be looked at and they squeezed me in right away. I had a little bit of a wait because I was last minute but everyone from the front desk, the hygienist, and the dentist were so kind and helpful. I definitely plan on coming back here again. THANK YOU!

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


I went into the office as an emergency, new patient, but was treated as if I had been a longstanding and valued friends.  The front desk staff is knowledgeable, friendly and efficient.  The dental assistant is funny and made me feel comfortable and the dentist was FANTASTIC.  I was recommended this dental office by my sister and am happy to recommend it to others!

Sal V. from La Jolla, CA (Source: Yelp)


Can’t go wrong here! I was recommended by a friend who has been a patient here since she was a child. I owe her big time! I have a phobia of the Dentist….so needless to say I hadn’t been in some time. I knew that I would need some work and it took a lot of courage for me to come in. My first visit with Dr. Fjeldsted went like this..I came into the office and had a great first impression with the friendly staff who reassured me that the care would be gentle. I had X-rays and a complete exam and Dr. Fjeldsted had patience with me and took the time to explain exactly what I needed and why. We made a plan and took it slow at first. Now I’m a pro and who knew that I could overcome my fear. All I needed was a caring Dentist! I feel great because I no longer neglect my dental health and now I look forward to my cleanings. I have to mention the staff here as well…Natalie the office manager is very professional and Rita and Viri are so helpful with my insurance questions. Joe and Marco assist the Dr. and are caring as well as gentle. Sharon the hygienist is very concerned about my comfort and also gave me the most thorough cleaning that I have ever had. You need to try this place because they truly treat you like family!

Jo Thacker (Source: Google)


La Mesa Hills dentistry is by far the best dentist that I have been to. He’s very professional, caring, gentle and does wonderful work, no matter what shape you’re in when you start with them, or how anxious you are about being there. The staff is very supportive, professional, and knowledgeable. The office staff works quickly with your insurance company to ensure everything is in order. They always make you feel welcomed and you leave feeling like you were well taken care of. My entire family goes here now and I’d recommend them to everyone I know.

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


I read the previous reviews and noticed there are a few negative comments and can’t understand why!!! I I purchased a Groupon and visited them and had a great experience. I don’t have dental insurance so I just knew i’d have to pay a ton for my work. Nope, that wasn’t the case. They explained the work and used this special camera to show me all the dental work that was needed. Compared to the other dental practice I visited 6 months prior, they were efficient and reasonable. I will definitely refer my family and friends! Side note: When you dont have dental/medical insurance people, you should understand that you will have to come out of pocket a little more but that shouldnt mean you should judge the office by their prices! You get what you pay for!!! I’ve learned this along the years!

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


I switched dentists because there was a promotion on Facebook for $75 gift card to Lululemon. Since I didn’t really like my previous dentist I thought why not? I’m so glad I switched because I feel really comfortable at this new dentist. The office staff were nice, the music wasn’t boring, my dental hygienist was amazing and I had a nice conversation with the dentist and I never felt rushed. I wish I could remember my dental hygienist name, it sounded Hawaiian and I think it started with a P.

Pedro Sun (Source: Google)


Long overdue review from me to those who need their teeth looked after 🙂 I’ve been coming here for a couple years now even though I live in Bankers Hill , now City Heights. Staff are great , friendly, very efficient and you don’t feel rushed at any point in time . It’s a very cozy and comfy environment . If this is what you are looking for then this is a great place to get that

Deborah Bond (Source: Google)


It had been a few years since seeing a dentist and like most, we only think about it when something goes wrong (i.e. a broken tooth). I was instantly greeted when I walked in and made to feel right at home. The hygienist was friendly and the dentist was also very personable. He told me what needed to be done now and what could wait – no pressure. Thank you for a pleasant experience!

Sue J. from La Mesa, CA (Source: Yelp)


I don’t know how I was able to find this dentist (Dr. Fjeldsted) and all who work there but they are as awesome as it can get! Office manager, Natalie, is incredible and worked with me so I was able to get the dental work I needed. All they want is to get you on the path to a beautiful smile. Go see them You will be impressed& met by friendly people the minute you walk in the door.

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


Finally found a forever dentist! I have been in search for a dentist that actually cares about their clients and doesn’t recommend unnecessary work just to make that extra buck on you. This place impressed me from the moment I walked in and just kept it going to the moment I walked out the door. I felt comfortable the whole time and they are so gentle! looking forward to my next cleaning and many more visits to come 🙂

Julie Lupo (Source: Google)


We’ve been going to La Mesa Hills Dentistry since it’s beginnings. We lucked out on Dr. Fjeldsted taking over the office where we already went. We’ve stayed because of the great care that we receive. They are wonderful with my children and my husband and I have been pleased with our service there as well. We love seeing familiar faces for years now. Never upselling services and only ever offering what’s beneficial for us. It’s been a great experience for all!

Tim S. from La Mesa, San Diego, CA (Source: Yelp)


My experience with all of the personnel at this office have been exemplary from Marco, Joe and especially Dr. Fjeldsted himself. They make my visits to the dentist a positive experience every time. Such a pleasant staff. Dr. Fjelsted is accurate with location and the amount needed to numb my nerves not to feel any pain from the instruments. He has great communication, understands my concerns and answers my questions before each of my procedures. He takes the time to be great. (3 crowns, 1 crown repair, 4+ cavities, and Invisalign)

Elizabeth M. from Chula Vista, CA (Source: Yelp)


I love everything about La Mesa Hills Dentistry! I have so much anxiety when I comes to the dentist. That quickly went away after meeting the Dr. Fjeldsted and his amazing staff! They went out of their way to make sure I was comfortable and knew what to expect during my visit. I am very glad to have found their office. I look forward to my future visits.

Brittany K. from Staten Island, NY (Source: Yelp)


I’ve dentist hopped for years now. I’ve walked into places that told me I had 10 cavities (when I didnt) and would try to sell me on a bunch of things since I don’t have dental insurance. I’ve found this gem of a place on Groupon last year and have stuck with them. The Dr. is so wonderful and honest. I wouldn’t trust anyone else with my mouth. Everyone who works here is always happy and for being a place you never want to go to the energy is really nice! No one likes “the dentist” but you’ll like this one 😉

Ileana V. from La Mesa, CA (Source: Yelp)


Went to the dentist last year and I really like them. I work and live in La Mesa and I was looking for a dentist nearby that accepted my insurance and I did a quick search and they came up. I like them so much I referred one of my coworkers and she also liked them that we ended up referring another coworker. The staff is friendly and the office is clean. I will definitely return.

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


Great experience. From the moment I called to make an appointment I felt welcomed and comfortable. Everyone is very nice. They addressed my concerns with my teeth and gave me great suggestions on how to prevent further issues. The cleaning was very thorough. Every step of the way I was asked how I feel and I felt a genuine concern for my well being. I’m looking forward to coming here.

Danielle C. from Long Beach, CA (Source: Yelp)


I initially found this business by using a Groupon for teeth cleaning and whitening. After my first appointment I decided to make this my new home for dental care. I had no dental coverage over the past 3 years because after I retired in the military Tri-Care didn’t offer dental coverage. I arrived early and saw a cozy family business where everyone was friendly and patient. They went over my history, x-rayed my teeth, and asked questions. In the past, my history at the dentist had been awful so I had pretty high anxiety. The staff was extremely accommodating and reassuring that my experience there would be like no other. After my initial exam I went to the front desk and the helpful ladies there explained how Tri-Care did have dental insurance and I should sign up to save me from paying the $1800 costs. I was surprised and delighted that I was given that information and behold, after calling Tri-Care I was able to get covered immediately. I made my appointment with Michels the next day. Once I got to the dental chair I was a ball of nerves and was even shaking. Some of the same friendly staff and some new faces I hadn’t met the first time were extremely calming and reassuring. The dentist was amazing. He was patient and did everything in his power to make me comfortable. The procedures were a breeze compared to what I had expected. It was over in no time and I felt fine. If you have anxiety about dentists, this is definitely a great place to go. The staff are welcoming and explain everything in detail from the procedures to the bill.

L. Parker (Source: Google)


Is it possible to love your dentist and his staff? Yes! I have had nothing but exceptional service and pleasant experiences at La Mesa Hills Dentistry. Everyone is so caring and friendly and I actually look forward to my visits. I always leave there feeling like I’ve spent time with good friends, something I’ve not experienced at most other dental or medical offices. Thank you La Mesa Hills Dentistry for taking such good care of me and my family!

Cua B. from San Francisco, CA (Source: Yelp)


The entire dental staff was all around amazing. They were friendly and welcoming. They made me feel comfortable as soon as I arrived. They knew exactly what they were doing and went above and beyond to ensure my teeth were taken of. When I brought in my reference, they really took care of her. Rita was very helpful at check in and check out and took care of me like a champ. She truly made my day. I will continue to recommend La Mesa Hills to everyone because they really take care of their clients.

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


The first time I went was to repair some filled teeth.  They did an excellent job!    The repairs have held up beautifully over a year and 1/2 later!  I recently went for a routine cleaning and they were professional, efficient, pleasant and knowledgeable.  They even called me to let me know I could come in earlier due to a cancellation.  Very friendly personnel.  I would recommended them to anyone for any dental need.

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


I hate going to the dentist! And was worried about getting taken advantage of because I needed a lot of work done. Paul Fjeldsted took good care of me. Prices were more than fair, and Paul is an amazing dentist! Very skilled, and using the latest and greatest equipment.  I had teeth extracted, fillings done, crowns replaced all with little to no pain. I would highly recommend Paul for your dentist!

K. B. (Source: Google)


The entire experience every time my family and I go is amazing! The staff is friendly, sweet, kind and make you feel at easy. Doctor Fjeldsted is very gentle, talks you through everything, takes his time with you and makes you relaxed. My husband and children are champs, me on the other hand have always had a fear of going to the dentist but since being patient here my fear has been fading more and more due to the experience of above mentioned reason I constantly receive. Thank you for you all and what you do to take care of my family and I!! I definitely recommend anyone and everyone

Chloe Sauls (Source: Google)


My previous experiences at other dentists were not so pleasant from over pricing, pushing for extra unnecessary work, and painful procedures, so I was hesitant to return to any dentist office. My mind has completely changed since finding this office. The receptionists are so sweet and friendly, they greet me by name whenever I come in. Paul and Jo worked on a filling and a crown for me, and they made the process as comfortable and pain free as possible. I now look forward into coming in for my check ups and appointments!

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


I came here as a new patient and got x-rays, a consultation, and an exam in addition to a cleaning. I really liked the service. It’s small but they seem to have everything under control and will be honest with what you need and won’t try to sell you on things like other dentists in the area just to make a buck. I have been to a lot of dentists, and I can honestly say from experience that Michels Family Dental is the best office I’ve ever been to. Professional, kind, with a gentle touch. The entire office is amazing and I just want to say over again, thank you. Thank you Dr. Fjeldsted, you are amazing!

Carlos R. from Lakeside, CA (Source: Yelp)


La Mesa Hills Dentistry has the most amazing team of Doctors and staff in San Diego 100% no doubt about it. I have been recently struggling with an infection on a tooth that was being used as one of the posts for my six tooth bridge, the tooth was cracked and had to be pulled and due to COVID and all that’s been going on I’ve been out of work and totally stressed out! This tooth situation just added to the extreme anxiety I have been dealing with, I didn’t know what was going to happen and was having visions of walking around with no teeth in my mouth (I was actually grateful for a moment there for mask wearing 😉 anyway I came to La Mesa Hills Dentistry and saw Dr Paul Fjeldsted who is by far the best Dentist that has ever worked on my teeth and trust me I have been dealing with Dentists for most of my life from New York to California and I’m not kidding! Dr Fjeldsted immediately put me at ease with his compassionate demeanor and professional manner, he looked at my situation and I could tell that he was genuinely looking for a solution that would best work for me. Long story short the tooth is out the infection is healing AND I have teeth in my mouth  God bless you and your wonderful staff Dr Fjeldsted.

Natalie C. from El Cajon, CA (Source: Yelp)


La Mesa Hills Dentistry is a lovely place. My husband recently changed jobs, therefore insurance, and we needed to find a new dentist. He chose La Mesa Hills because they received so many great reviews. We brought our kids in as well, and the staff was very understanding and patient with each of their dental concerns. My son is especially tentative around anything labeled “check up” and they were constantly checking on his well being and letting me know how he was doing. The office itself is also gorgeous! On a separate occasion, my parents were visiting from out of town and my father was having issues with some dental work that he had when he was at home. Dr. Fjelsted saw him the next day and took care of him. Both of my parents were super impressed. Highly recommend La Mesa Hills Dentistry! 🙂

Chloe S. from Casa de Oro-Mount Helix, CA (Source: Yelp)


I have had terrible experiences with different dentists in the past, from being quoted for unnecessary procedures to receiving poor quality work that was painful. So I was extremely hesitant to come in to any dentist office for a while. I picked this place after reading the reviews and I am so very happy I did. The office is small but well kept and clean. The receptionists greet me by name and answer any and all questions I have in regards to costs and payments. Paul and Jo who performed my crown and filling were gentle and made me feel comfortable the entire time. They also did not push for any unnecessary procedures like many dentists now a days do. The staff and environment here at this office are the best I’ve ever experienced. And now I actually look forward to my appointments and that’s something I never thought I’d say about a dentist!

K. Melton (Source: Google)


re you looking for a dentist? Look no further! There is so much to love about LMHD! I’m usually very anxious about going to the dentist but that quickly changed shortly after checking in. The staff made me feel like family the moment I walked through the door! The dental assistants explained everything they were going to do every step of the way. Dr. Fjeldsted is so easy to talk to, he makes the exam and treatments a breeze. You will not regret your decision to become a patient at their office!

Jen Doyle (Source: Google)


Formerly Michels’ Family Dentistry, recently under new ownership and renamed La Mesa Hills Dentistry, this dentistry does not disappoint. I’ve been coming here for almost a year now for myself and my family. We love Dr Fjeldsted’s conservative approach. Unlike other dentists, there has been no pressure to do unnecessary treatments. His staff are friendly and the office is neat and tidy (recently redecorated, very welcoming). The patient’s comfort and care is always taken into account. The office is located in a remodeled house, nestled in the heart of La Mesa. There is street parking available, as well as a small parking lot behind the office. The entrance to the parking lot is located on the west side of the building. Take caution as the driveway is narrow and will not accommodate two vehicles. The office is located next to the La Mesa Historical Society–if heading west and you see the 1900s historical home, you’ve gone too far and missed the dentistry. Patient bathroom available.

Brenda J. from San Diego, CA (Source: Yelp)


I’ve been a patient of Dr. Fjeldsted for over a year now and he and his staff are amazing. Everyone is warm and friendly, the office is nice and clean. Parking is great, they have a small lot in the back or there’s plenty of street parking. He is the only dentist in his office but the wait times are short and the visits are quick and easy. His work is amazing too. I recently had a crown put in and it looks sooo good and natural, you can’t even tell it’s a crown. He doesn’t rush through the visits, answers any questions or concerns I have and is very thorough in explaining my treatment. I’m getting my Invisalign treatment here as well and I can’t wait to see the end result. I definitely recommend Dr. Fjeldsted for anyone looking for a dentist.

Carlee B. from Sacramento, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Fjeldsted is so nice along with his entire staff. I have been coming here since he took the practice over and can’t say enough about this dental office. They are clean, efficient and make sure each patient is happy. If you are looking for a dentist all I can say is COME HERE!! you will be satisfied!

Anna R. from La Mesa, CA (Source: Yelp)


I recently switched to La Mesa Hills Dentistry and have been blow away by the care and friendly staff. Dr. Paul Fjeldsted should be very proud of his office and the services they provide. My children and I had the best dental cleaning they took their time and my teeth feel amazing. The staff do a great job of responding to texts and phone calls. You never have to wait in the dentist chair they get right to work. Also they don’t suggest anything you don’t need I love that. Very affordable and friendly dentist office we plan to stay.

Libby L. from Stockton, CA (Source: Yelp)


What an excellent dental office! The staff is so warm and friendly, they’re so up front and honest about services and out of pocket costs. I love how easy-going everyone is and how efficient they are. The office is very well put together and professional, and although most doctor’s offices are freezing cold, this one is always the perfect temperature!

Sara S. from Marysville, WA (Source: Yelp)


Went today for the first time to their office and not only were they friendly and informative, but they fit me in for a cleaning when I was only scheduled for x-rays and exam. So grateful because I needed it. The doctor did an amazing job cleaning my teeth. Worth every penny and am so glad my first dentist in San Diego will be my new dentist while I am here.


Dr. Paul Fjeldsted heads the Michels Family Dental office on University Avenue in La Mesa. He and the rest of the Michels Family team share a passion for providing patients with the highest quality of dentistry in a comfortable and family orientated environment. Dr. Fjeldsted received his training from the University of Southern California Dental School and completed his undergraduate studies at Brigham Young University with a Bachelor of Science in Biology. His training in biomimetic dentistry allows him to use the latest technology to implement conservative and preventative procedures. His goal is to establish a relationship of trust with all of his patients by understanding their individual needs and expectations. He is well versed in the plethora of services offered by Michels. From porcelain veneers to dental implants, Dr. Fjeldsted can do it all. Though he was raised in the San Francisco bay area, Dr. Fjeldsted is really a Southern Californian at heart. An avid surfer, he enjoys catching waves any chance he gets. Dr. Fjeldsted enjoys spending time with his wife and two children. He also enjoys playing the guitar, snowboarding, biking, and cheering on USC football. Dr. Fjeldsted is a member of the American Dental Association, the California Dental Association and the San Diego Dental Society.