Moonlight Beach Dental
Nicole Vane, DMD:
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Moonlight Beach Dental
Nicole Vane, DMD
Encinitas, CA













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

Dental cleaning

White fillings


Inlays & onlays


Clear aligners

Pediatric dental care

Holistic dentistry

Porcelain veneers

Teeth whitening

Dentures & partials

Root canal treatment

Tooth extraction

Sedation dentistry

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 12:30 pm (by appointment only)

Saturday: Closed

Sunday: Closed





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

Stephen B. from Encinitas, CA (Source: Yelp)


Definitely the best experience I’ve had at a dentist. Dr. Vane was the primary dentist for most of my work, dr. Bree performed 1 of the 2 root canals, and Diana was was the dental assistant. I cannot compliment them enough for the quality of work performed, their attention to detail, the technology and equipment in the office, the quality of the materials they use, how friendly everyone in the office is, and lastly how much they care about their patients. Above and beyond dental done in a homey environment at an excellent value. Highly recommend

Julie Choi Trepkau (Source: Google)


Dr. Vane is seriously my favorite dentist ever, and having lived overseas in different countries for 15 years, I’ve visited a lot of dentists. Her professional expertise and skills are absolutely top-notch, and she is so personable, I would talk with her the whole time if I could. Everyone in her office is extremely professional, skilled and genuinely friendly, as well. Plus, her office feels more like a spa, but with all the latest, high-tech equipment. I left her for a year, hoping I might find someone else just as good in my insurance network – and didn’t – so I came back. She’s the best!

Sam Wakil (Source: Facebook)


Dr. Nicole is very personable and her passion for dentistry and her customers shows. Her staff are wonderful. Had a great experience with Annie during my teeth cleaning process, she was very good and accommodating.

Xyana D. from Solana Beach, CA (Source: Yelp)


If you’re looking for great dental experience, go to Moonlight Beach Dental! Such a positive and peaceful vibe in the office, and everyone is super friendly. One of the hygienists, Shannon, was so great today when cleaning my teeth and thoroughly explained everything that she was doing. I definitely recommend anyone searching for an amazing dentist to check out Dr. Vane and her team.

Jackie Jerden (Source: Google)


I love this place and as for someone who has EXTREME anxiety when it comes to the dentist that says a lot! It’s so beautifully decorated you feel like you’re in a spa. The staffs customer service is outstanding and Dr V makes you feel like you have been friends for years! I highly highly recommend!

Joey H. from Encinitas, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Vane and her staff were absolutely amazing. I have been to other dental practices before and none of them can compare. I had multiple fillings done as well as repair to previous work that was done poorly and have been more than happy with the results. The staff is very friendly and the atmosphere is nice and comfortable. If you choose to visit Moonlight Beach Dental then I assure you that you will be making a great choice.

Bruce P. from San Francisco, CA (Source: Yelp)


I had a new hygienist Shannon today for a cleaning and x-rays, she is terrific!  Not only skilled at the hygienist part, but very cool and fun to converse with during the hour. I also was noticing today what a nice environment Nicole and crew have created at the office. It is so warm and inviting with the all the attention to detail in every room (it first hit me in the bathroom where at 8 in the morning they already have a few candles burning to help set the mood (just number 1… hee hee, they have those spray cans for number 2 visits(!))… kidding aside, everything in the office is high quality… from the images on the walls, the flooring and decor, the state of the art dental equipment, to the staff and work performed… it is an exceptional place!

Dianne Lane (Source: Google)


Delightfully surprised by the setting – not your usual dental office! The hygienist was exceptional, the doctor gave me some new information about my teeth and health, and Eleanore was warm and helpful. Will definitely go back and recommend to others!

Michael B. (Source: Google)


From the time I called to make my appointment my experience has been excellent. The staff is friendly and works to make the entire experience one of ease and comfort. The office decor promotes a feeling of calm and upon arriving my greeting was friendly. Of note, is the absence of a traditional reception counter thereby promoting a feeling of inclusion vs separation as is felt in most dental/medical offices. My examination utilized the most up-to date equipment which I felt was very beneficial in the explanation of my dental issues and what could be done to resolve them. Natalie was my dental hygienist who explained clearly what she was doing and her findings during my cleaning. She was gentle and very thorough. Shannon took my initial x-rays and pictures, and she too was very informative with information to help reduce the inflammation of my gums. My examination by Dr. Vane, was exceptional in that she was very thorough and took the time to explain what she found and what could be done to correct some long term issues that had been overlooked by other dental professionals. Dr. Vane was very informative, yet without the sales pressure I’d experienced in other dental offices. In closing, my experience at Moonlight Beach Dental was exceptional in every way.

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


This is the best dental office in all of North County. Dr. Vane and her staff are absolutely amazing. They went above and beyond for my husband when it came to his treatments. They were so understanding of his situation and were so accommodating. The office is absolutely beautiful. So grateful we found you, we won’t be going anywhere else. Thank you Dr. Vane and your entire staff!!

Lani M. from Pelham, NH (Source: Yelp)


It had been awhile since I had been to the dentist, and I was a little nervous about going somewhere new since I moved from the East coast. The office is small, but charming and all the staff I met was very nice and made me feel extremely comfortable. Natalie Madin cleaned my teeth and is great! She made me feel like I had been going there for years, and I am so thankful she took lots of care in cleaning up my pearly whites!

Logan Trimble (Source: Google)


The staff are very skilled and friendly. The office is comfortable and the amenities are great. Various high tech scanning methods are used to monitor the health of my mouth in a variety of ways. Dr. Vane is conservative with ordering extra work, and when further work is necessary, demonstrates why.

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


I personally want to thank the Office Manager, Lani, for her kind professionalism to the practice.  I’ve been a patient at Moonlight Beach Dental since they opened and come to love Lani!  She’s always so helpful, easy to communicate with and in my opinion, is the face of what Moonlight Beach Dental is all about.  Its obvious she takes great pride in her position as she goes over and above the call of duty to her patients.  From the bottom of my hear, THANK YOU Lani in all you do, it doesn’t go unnoticed. Shelly Wong

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


Dr. Vane has been my dentist now for a few years. I never thought I would say this, but I actually enjoy going to the dentist now, thanks to Dr. Vane and her incredible staff. The staff is very friendly and knowledgeable, and Dr. Vane is a true professional and master. I have always felt very comfortable with everything she has done, even when she’s drilling! Also, it’s clear that a lot of thought has gone into creating the perfect office space. The office is nestled into a cozy area, and it has a beachy feeling that almost makes you feel like you’re on vacation, and not visiting the dentist! In short, if you are looking for a dentist, or need a second opinion on some dental work, I strongly recommend you call Dr. Vane’s office.

Verena M. from Rancho Santa Fe, CA (Source: Yelp)


Let’s face it who really wants to go to the dentist? At least that’s what I used to think. And then I met Dr. Vane and her incredible staff at moonlight dental. Their attention to detail, genuine friendly staff and comforting , soothing environment blew me away. It was nothing short of a spa treatment complete with a movie and a cozy blanket , while dr. Vane expertly worked on my mouth without an ounce of discomfort. The dental hygienists were amazing in their explanations of what was happening at all times and ensured I understood all aspects of the treatments Dr. Vane has brought dentistry to a new level of human care that deserves to be applauded. I’m so grateful and blessed to be a part of such a great team .

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


Moonlight Beach Dental is the best dental practice in San Diego. I drive 35 minutes to Encinitas just for Dr. Nicole Vane’s expert care and the staff’s professional customer service. They are simply incredible. Recently I broke a front crown. Dr. Vane took me for a quick appointment and got everything fixed beautifully within days. Another time she gave me advice that prevented a bad situation with a root canal. She’s thorough, very quick and is always educating herself on the latest techniques. Can’t say enough about the staff They are kind, remember details about me, helpful and provide good tips on dental hygiene. I am a huge wuss when it comes to pain, and they always make sure I’ve got enough Novocaine to feel comfortable. As a plus, her office is beautiful, relaxing and in a gorgeous location with ocean breezes. And I can watch Disney movies during all the procedures, and no one laughs when I choose Finding Nemo. Try her out! You’ll never need another dentist again as long as you live.

Theresa P. from San Diego, CA (Source: Yelp)


I loved Dr. Vane and her staff!  Everyone was super friendly from the time you walk in until you leave.  The office is super cute.  There are a lot of dentists in my area, but I chose Dr. Vane to be my dentist and feel comfortable entrusting her with my dental care, even though it is a little drive for me.  She has a plethora of knowledge and is very informative.  Her office is very modern with the highest technology.  You can even pick a movie to watch while you’re there.  I even received a follow up phone call and text the following day.  I love Dr. Vane and her staff!  Will definitely be back :).

Kaylee Anderson (Source: Google)


You know it’s a great place when the staff is friendly and they speak so highly of each other. Such a great atmosphere! They have been so accommodating and helpful! 10/10 would recommend to anyone around. So thankful Moonlight Beach Dental was recommended to me, I’ve never felt more comfortable and taken care of!

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


So let me start by saying that I had not been to the dentist for a very very long time.  One area in my mouth was starting to feel a little uncomfortable so I decided to go see Dr. Vane on a recommendation from a friend.  I definitely did not want to see a random dentist.  I wanted to see someone honest and trustworthy and that is what I got.  I thought it was a big deal going in and was a little embarrassed.  Dr. Vane made me feel so comfortable and acted like what I was going through was no big deal.  I immediately felt at ease and wish I had gone in sooner.  I can’t believe I am saying this but I had fun at the dentist office!  Now I go in on a regular basis for teeth cleanings.  Nikki the hygienist is so much fun and does a fantastic job.  This office has a TV and head phones to watch or listen to anything.  Nikki makes going the the dentist an enjoyable experience.  Who would have thought I would have laughed so much during my visit.  This is the only place I will ever go now for dental work.  Can’t wait to bring the wife and kids in as well.  Thank you Dr. Vane you are a life saver!

Jeongok Gloria (Source: Google)


Moonlight Beach Dental Clinic is just amazing!! No where else have we found such kind, genuine and holistic care and expertise as well as a modern and beautiful clinic. Dr. Nicole Vane and her whole team truly make a difference in dental care! My husband and I gladly drive nearly 4 hours in each direction just to have Dr. Vane and her team care for us and our teeth.  I found Dr. Vane after years of postponing my wisdom tooth extractions because I didn’t understand why I needed to remove them, and I feared what could go wrong during the procedure. Most dentists saw that I had wisdom teeth and simply confirmed the blanket statement that “wisdom teeth can cause problems down the road and must be removed,” but did not elaborate on why. Dr. Vane, however, examined each tooth individually and explained to me which of my teeth needed to be removed, which ones could stay, and why. My great nightmare of so many years actually turned out to be a smooth, successful, and even relaxing surgery… what a relief!! Dr. Vane recommended Dr. Nytko and together they did a great job in removing my wisdom teeth in a gentle and holistic way. Their holistic protocol includes using platelet rich fibrin (PRF), removing the periodontal ligament, and using ozone therapy to reduce pain, swelling and recovery time after extractions, to help clean bacteria and to promote healing of the jaw bones. The recovery process was so smooth I didn’t even need to fill the heavy pain-killer prescription. The treatments and care I received were just amazing, and after fearing this surgery for so many years, my trust in Dr. Vane and her team have left me feeling such joy, confidence, and liberation.  If you are looking for a holistic, gentle, kind and professional dental care team, I recommend 100% the Moonlight Beach Dental Clinic with Dr. Nicole Vane and her wonderful team! In all my treatments, from cleanings to root canals to crowns to tooth extraction, I felt relaxed and well cared-for from the minute I walked through their doors to the minute I left. A very big thank you to Dr. Vane and the Moonlight Beach Dental team!!

Lynne D. from Northwest Philadelphia, PA (Source: Yelp)


I was on vacation in San Diego and was having complications post oral surgery.  Dr. Vane’s office got me in very last minute and she ended up having to retreat me for a dry socket and a possible infection for a dental implant that had been removed a couple of weeks before. She retreated me with laser and ozone and repacked the dry socket area.  She finally got me back on the road to recovery.  She was also available for follow up questions afterwards.  I would definitely recommend her practice!

Julie D. from Carlsbad, CA (Source: Yelp)


After living with older worn veneers for years, I went to Dr .Vane to have them redone.  My experience from beginning to end was top notch, the office staff always friendly and made timely appointments. The techs Olivia and Ivan, knowledgeable and pleasant to work with.   But Dr. Vane topped it all, very professional and caring; explained everything, pros and cons gave expert advice and best of all made me smile again.  I am very happy with the color, shape and texture of the veneers.  She has state of the Art equipment and knows how to use it.   I would highly recommend Dr Vane and her team to take care of your dental needs and bring back your smile !!!! Thank you !!!!

Monique Nevarez Schwab (Source: Facebook)


Hands down best Dentists! Spa vibes when you walk in. Beautiful office with fantastic warm and helpful staff. I used to have anxiety about going to the dentist. But not at Moonlight Dental. The vibe is calm and relaxed but with all the latest technology. I started going to them when I cracked my tooth while I was 6 months pregnant. I needed to be seen quickly and they squeezed me right in! They made me emotional and physically comfortable (with my big belly) and I left feeling grateful. Much of of family goes there now!

Rheanna Chan (Source: Google)


Dr Vane and her staff are by far the kindest people! They are welcoming and accommodating, and make the dentist a very pleasant experience which in my past hasn’t been the case. I use to be fearful of the dentist and with Dr Vane she made me just feel comfortable. She also gave me the BEST teeth cleaning ever!!!! Love them!!

Kristina Hammock (Source: Google)


I have been a patient of, Dr Vane for over 10 years. When I first visited her, I came with a mouth full of poorly performed dental work from previous dentists and orthodontists. My teeth were in very bad shape, my crowns were all misshapen, they were gaping in places and they were all different shades of white. My gums were unhealthy, swollen and bled often. And whenever I smiled or laughed I would cover my mouth from embarrassment. Over the years, Dr Vane has completely changed all of that for me. I now have a beautiful smile that I am so proud of and my oral health is the best it’s ever been. I’ve learned so much from her over the years by just being her patient. Her holistic approach to dentistry is truly life changing because she not only focuses on oral health but overall physical and emotional health, because they are all linked. Dr Vane truly cares about her patients, she gets to know her patients and the coolest thing about her, IMHO is that she not only listens to what her patients say, but she also hears what’s not being said…and that is truly remarkable. I will soon be moving to the east coast but I plan to return to Dr. Vane for all of my dental work and care.The cross-country airline ticket price is worth it to me. She’s become irreplaceable in my life. This from a woman who hated going to the dentist for 30 years of her life and had to be sedated just to get a filling. Thanks to Dr Vane I no longer have fear of the dentist, don’t need sedation and I even look forward to going to see her in her office, which feels like a cute, oceanside boutique. I am grateful for professionals like Dr. Vane because they are few and far between. She’s one of a kind and she is truly talented.

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


Moonlight beach dental saved the day. Thanks to the special attention my wife got from Dr. Vane and her assistant mike on a day and time we didn’t expect anyone will be able to help her. I highly recommend Moonlight Beach dental for all dental procedures. Friendly staff, clean office and great work to make our smiles even bigger. Cheers.

Nikki V. from Solana Beach, CA (Source: Yelp)


I’ve never written a YELP review or felt inclined to do so until today. I’ve been going to Moonlight Dental for about two years now and I don’t think I’ve ever experienced a nicer staff, a more comfortable atmosphere and a dentist that can numb my mouth without me even feeling the needle. Honestly, this place is the best! You walk in to a scent of yummy candles, cleanliness and again, the nicest front desk crew, ever. They have flat screen tvs so you can watch a movie (with a headset) while you’re getting your work done and if that’s not good enough, there is a TV on the ceiling in case your seat leans back. Dr. Vane – you are the best and I am grateful to everyone on your team and I’m sorry my last dentist should have considered retiring back in the 90s. Thank you!!!

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


Excellent experience at Moonlight Beach Dental!  I had to come into the office for an emergency work-in to have and upon arrival, I was taken to the back by Natalie (Hygienist) so that I could have x-rays taken.  Needless to say, I always dread this part of the visit, but Natalie was very gentle and made sure I was comfortable.  As for the filling Mike (Assistant) and Dr. Vane were amazing.  Mike was very detailed with his patient care instructions and prepared for what to expect with the procedure and things to be aware of if I am having issues with my filling.  I would definitely recommend this practice for anyone looking for a new dentist and I plan on coming back for my future care.

Stacey S. from Oceanside, CA (Source: Yelp)


I took my daughter (8 yrs old) to the Moonlight Beach Dental to receive her first fillings. She was very nervous and really didn’t want to go. I told her that Dr. Vane would be doing her fillings and she started to smile. She said, “Mom, I like her and I will be brave.” So when it came time for her appointment today, she walked into the room by herself and very confident. Dr. Vane made my daughter feel very comfortable during the whole procedure. My daughter walked out the same way she walked in. Thank you so much Dr. Vane, we will be back!

John L. (Source: Google)


I was looking for a new dentist because my former dentist of 27 years sold his practice. I had seen the sign for Moonlight Dental many times and decided to check them out. I was able to get an appointment for a cleaning and exam quickly. Upon arrival I was greeted by their friendly staff and before long my appointment was underway. They took x-rays and pictures of my teeth. They were very thorough at looking at everything. After that came teeth cleaning. Definitely well done. I then had my exam with the dentist. She explained everything and presented her findings. Everything was well explained and all questions were addressed. There were a couple of teeth that needed some attention and they outlined the process and costs in a clear and concise manner. They definitely have up to date equipment and methods and are definitely a step beyond your average dentist. I would recommend that you give them a try. It has only been one visit, but I think that I have found my new dentist.

Sue B. from Denver, CO (Source: Yelp)


I actually fly in from Denver to go to see Dr. Vane and the Moonlight Dental team. She is an incredible dentist and has created an office culture and team that focuses on the overall client experience all while care taking your teeth. It’s state of the art technology and skill, with the feeling of a spa.  From the second you walk into the door, the colors are bright, you are greeted with a smile in a bright cheery, good smelling waiting area.  This is not your usual dental experience – it will actually make you want to go to the dentist. And fly in for it!  It is worth the trip.  Thank you to the whole team for your very good care.

John M. from Encinitas, CA (Source: Yelp)


Let me start out by saying this is my very first yelp review. I felt compelled to finally write one after visiting Moonlight Beach Dental when i lost a crown. I can only echo all the other reviews…”amazing”. It’s nice to know after years of being in the HMO pool of dentists (and my teeth are a mess), i finally met someone skilled enough to tackle the rework. Dr. Vane and her staff are top shelf!!

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


Dr. Vane and team are on top of it. If you are looking for a dentist office that will help you manage your schedule and take care of your dentist related needs, this is your office. Dr. Vane goes out of her way to ensure you have the appropriate treatment and support. Her team is very inviting and helpful. Nicole Vane has showed up on her own time to fix a tooth emergency (cap that fell off), she goes above and beyond to make sure you are satisfied with your service and the results. I came from a prior dentist that ruined my teeth and Dr. Vane and team have mapped out a long term strategy to get me back my beautiful teeth. They have shared this plan in English and make it financially worth while.
Lastly, Dr. Vane is passionate about what she does and you can see that in every experience at the office. Thank you Dr Vane and team for making my mouth and life a bit better! SMILE!

Marty Groff (Source: Facebook)


Super friendly and knowledgeable staff, great atmosphere, latest technology, Dr Vane is outstanding. If you like quality people, service, and care this is the place to go.

Lauren K. from Solana Beach, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Nicole Vane is fantastic!  I needed a root canal and had several old silver fillings that needed to be replaced, and she took such good care of me! She was so accommodating as far as my schedule, and she worked with me to make helpful financial arrangements. Her staff was extremely friendly and knowledgeable. I’m so pleased that I found Dr. Vane and I can’t recommend her highly enough; she’s awesome. One more thing…her movie selection is outstanding.


Dr. Vane is a highly trained dentist, who strives to deliver the optimal results for her patients in cosmetic dentistry, Invisalign orthodontics, general dentistry, and sedation dentistry. She has completed hundreds of hours of specialty training in occlusion, smile design, and facially generated treatment planning. She is dedicated to both her clinical practice, as well as her patient care. Her focus is to provide a relaxed and caring environment, but also offers sedation for the patients. Dr. Vane is DOCS certified and trained in conscious sedation therapy, to put you to sleep while your dentistry is done. Dr. Vane also specializes in the SAFE removal of Mercury fillings and ozone therapy. she has gone through extensive training to learn from the IAOMT and IABDM how to use only safe non-allergenic, bio-compatible materials. Dr. Vane does 1 visit crowns, using a 3D CAD CAM printer to fabricate your crown on site. Lasers and ozone are used for the treatment of periodontal disease, as well as for surgery to aid in rapid healing. Whatever your dental need may be, Dr. vane can provide comprehensive care.