Natalya Carmichael Dentistry
Natalya Carmichael, DDS:
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Natalya Carmichael Dentistry
Natalya Carmichael, DDS
San Diego, CA













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

Dental cleaning

White fillings


Inlays & onlays


Clear aligners

Pediatric dental care

Sedation dentistry

Porcelain veneers

Teeth whitening

Dentures & partials

Root canal treatment

Tooth extraction

TMJ treatment

Sleep apnea therapy

Dental implants


Offers Even28 at-home™? No

Offers Even28 at-dentist™? No

Offers Invisalign®? Yes


Monday: 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

Tuesday: 9:00 am to 6:00 pm

Wednesday: 9:00 am to 6:00 pm

Thursday: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Friday: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Saturday: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm (by appointment only)

Sunday: Closed


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

Kate G. from Greenbrier East, Chesapeake, VA (Source: Yelp)


Our first appointment during the quarantine period for Covid-19 was this week (Aug 2020), but we’vebeen seeing Dr. Carmichael for a year and a half. Dr. Carmichael sees my daughter (5) and me. We both love her and her staff. Her dental hygiene team is very talented, knowledgeable, and gentle! Her office staff is VERY organized, personable, and understanding. We know that if anyone in the family has dental issues, we have someone we can trust who will treat us with care, and the team is always there to make sure we keep up our regular appointments to stay healthy!

Nel Garcia (Source: Google)


I have never met a Dentist and staff like this in my life. From the staff members to the Dentist Natayla herself they are caring, openhearted and truthwothy. This is the first time in my 50 year life that I have found a dentist who isn’t just about the money, they truly live a mission through this office to help people. They will work with you to make a way to get what you need. I believe that God blessed me the minute I walked through their doors. This is so rare to find, and they are a hidden gem. I recommend them to all of my friends, family and anyone who asks.

Kaitlyn Novis (Source: Google)


Dr. Carmichael is great! She has brought a lot of new and updated technology to the practice. During my appointment Dr. Carmichael diagnosed me needing a root canal. She was very gentle and informative. I felt I had a complete understanding of what was being done and what was needing to be done in the future. The front staff was wonderful. Nancy helped me understand my insurance benefits and I feel confident that I am being taken care of. I recommend Dr. Carmichael and her staff to everyone!

Jamaris W. from Sabre Springs, San Diego, CA (Source: Yelp)


I had an awesome experience at this office. The dentist was junot only kind, but explained the procedures and why the procedures must be done. This was the first I felt included in my care. The dentist was efficient and gentle, which I truly appreciated. I felt comfortable during the entire time there, which is a rare case for me. The staff was able to work with me and my insurance coverage, which most companies will not go through the hassle of doing. Shocker, but I enjoyed my time at this dental office! I highly recommend Dr. Carmichael and her team. I look forward to my next visits :). Thank you guys for a great experience, I think I have found my “go-to” dentist from now on!

Linda Harris (Source: Google)


I had to have a crown for the first time at 60+ years of age and was somewhat apprehensive about the procedure. Dr. Carmichael and her staff were extremely kind and understanding. They explained every step of the process which helped to relieve my anxiety. During the procedure, they made sure that I did not feel any pain and reassured me that everything was going great. Yesterday when I went back for the permanent crown, Dr. Carmichael spent a significant amount of time with me making sure that it fit perfectly. Everyone in the office is friendly and easy going. We are lucky to have Dr. Carmichael and her caring staff in our community!

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


I haven’t been to the dentist in a couple of years so I was nervous, but Dr. Carmichael and the rest of the office was great!  Everyone who worked there was very friendly and took the time to answer all of my questions.  I had a lot of questions.  They were more than happy to go over things with me, and clarify where necessary.  Mike and Pablo were both really helpful and Dr. Carmichael and all the others gave me a smooth visit!  X-ray, exam, cleaning, were much better than I remember them being with other dentists.  They know what they’re doing and strive to make it as easy as possible.  I FINALLY found a dentist I can be comfortable with in San Diego!

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


Have been Dr Carmichael’s patients several years now. We inherited her when Dr Dick Coddington retired. She is very skillful (good hands), capable, knowledgeable & has great bedside manner. I was impressed she cd get to my back molar which most dentists struggle with because of a small mouth. She is also personable and explains anything if I ask. A few months ago, she shared that she volunteered her time to provide dental care during her vacation time to Buddhist monks at a monastery in Nepal/or Bhutan (?). Wow, talk about World community service! My husband likes that she uses lot of hi tech’ dental equipment and procedures. For example when I asked why I was having an xtra procedure, she was able to show immediate photos/xrays of my problem teeth. She uses an xtra “jet water” pick to clean my teeth. She takes our Aetna insurance and her office is very efficient and prompt about processing the paperwork and sending us a check back for what insurance covers. She hires very capable and personal dental hygienists who always teach me something new about dental care. The same w/ her office staff. Pablo, is her friendly, capable office manager. Yesterday when I went in to pick up my Rx Fluoride toothpaste, PreviDent, Pablo was assissted by Eloia. So we have been very happy w/ Dr Carmichael’s excellent dental office.

Richard Vosburgh (Source: Google)


Dr. Carmichael is a wonderful addition to Dr. Codington’s practice. He did a great job finding someone who would take great care of his patients. She explained the procedures that I needed and helped me understand why a crown was necessary The front desk girls helped me find a way to pay for my crown in an affordable way. Gloria is a wonderful assistant who took great care of me while having my work done.

Don Henderson (Source: Google)


While going to dentist can be a traumatic experience know that Dr. Carmichael is excellent at what she does. She’s taken over for Dr. Codington which recently retired and I’ve been going to him since 1982. I truly believe that Dr. Codington as left us in GREAT hands. Dr. Carmichael will provide us all the same experience that Dr. CODINGTON has provided with additional technology with ex-rays showing us the before and after results which will show us all the educational information that we need in maintaining a healthy teeth and gummes. Happy smiles to ALL. Don

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


Sooo… I haven’t been to the dentist since 2017, recently moved to the Mira Mesa area, and finally gained some confidence to use my dental insurance before the year ended. I was definitely a bit anxious and frankly overwhelmed by how many dentists there were in the area who took my insurance..!! My co-worker mentioned that they used OpenCare to help narrow down their options. So that’s exactly what I did! I came across Dr. Carmichael who had great reviews, and made an appointment online in a matter of 5 min — just like that! (here’s the invite link:…) I went to my appt today and was greeted by the nice receptionist who offered coffee. About 15min later I saw the hygienist, Nancy. She was SUPER NICE and friendly! While cleaning my teeth, she kept asking if I was okay or if I needed more water. Nancy was very attentive, so I appreciate that after horror stories at other dental offices..!! I briefly met Dr. Carmichael who seemed nice, checked my gums, took pictures of my teeth and clearly explained what work needed to be done. She didn’t mention my wisdom teeth or any cavities now that I think about it…. So I’ll be sure to follow up with her at my next visit. I ended up having a deep cleaning done same day since they had open availability (They used a numbing gel for it too! They did NOT use the local anesthesia which is awesome because I hate needles!! It’s not as effective but it’s enough to get rid of most pain). Pablo seemed very knowledgable in terms of insurance billing (in which I do not understand any of it!) and thoroughly explained the costs in detail. (: Thank you guys for making me feel welcomed, and for not pressuring me with additional, unnecessary services! This was a great experience and I would definitely recommend this office. **A few things to note.. – Do your research on prices for the procedures and check Yelp if the office offers any discounts/freebies – I do wish the x-ray pieces were a bit smaller for those of us who have small mouths! I think that was the most painful part of the appt lol.. – The office/opencare sends quite a lot of reminders via text/call/email – Office is located in a small lot where 7-Eleven is, but there was still plenty of parking

Nichole P. from Rancho Peñasquitos, San Diego, CA (Source: Yelp)


I highly recommend Dr. Carmichael and her wonderful team. Friendly, caring, too-notch people with great talents in the latest dental technology. Very helpful with planning treatments to maximize insurance coverage and achieve healthy teeth and gums. A gem in our neighborhood!

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


I found a new dentist and dental office and love it! Dr. Carmichael was very thorough in her examination and gave me a lot of helpful tips on dental care and its effect on overall health. She even addressed sleep issues with me. She was very patient and gentle, as well. She did not rush the appointment as I have had other dentists do. The office staff was also very friendly and helpful. Since I don’t have dental insurance, the office manager worked out a payment I could afford! I highly recommend Dr. Carmichael’s office.

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


I’ve been coming to Dr. Condington’s practice for literally my entire life – when he retired, he decided to have Dr. Carmichael take over for him. He was an excellent dentist who I trusted completely – his choice in Dr. Carmichael is excellent (unsurprising)! She has a fantastic ‘bedside manner’ and clearly knows her stuff. If you are looking for a new dentist, come here, you will not be disappointed. I have a lot of dental issues (due to crap genetics) and Drs. Codington and Carmichael have always and will always keep my smile beautiful and healthy!

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


I normally don’t write reviews on here, but I had to for this occasion. What can I say about Dr. Carmichael, she is very informative and caring. She was very thorough in explaining what was being done at our appt. She’s gentle and friendly and I love the fact that she doesn’t try to be a salesman on telling me things I don’t need. Her assistant Gloria, is the BEST! She’s so nice and caring as well as informative. She’s so motherly and made me feel like everything was going to be okay. Her front staff is also friendly and very business professional. I highly recommend her and her staff!

Isaiah P. (Source: Zocdoc)


This was my first time to the Dentist in 30 years. For whatever reason, my fear of the dentist from when I was a wee boy carried over to now. Dr. Carmichael and her team made me feel calm and not stress out as much as I was walking in. I would most definitely recommend her to anyone.

Joanne Pacilio Worrall (Source: Facebook)


Dr Carmichael provides excellent dental care, clearly explains all procedures, doesn’t push unnecessary treatments, and makes sure each patient is comfortable and happy before they leave. The staff is friendly and accommodating as well. I highly recommend..

David Owens (Source: Google)


Excellent staff. Was looking for a new dentist and am glad I found this place. Dr. Carmichael took the time to explain in detail everything she was doing and made sure I understood treatment goals. The dental hygienist Bo also did an excellent job. I had a deep cleaning with Bo and she was very detail oriented and made the procedure relatively pain free. Thank you!

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


A crown had fallen out while flossing. I called around to find a dentist that could reinstall the crown. Since I am from out of town, it was not easy finding one who could help me the same day. Dr. Carmichael’s office gave me an appoint that day and accepted my insurance. Dr. Carmichael and her staff were outstanding. Extremely helpful, friendly, and professional. I was appreciative of all the COVID 19 precautions they have in place. Just a fabulous experience all around. Thank you Dr. Carmichael!!!

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


I moved to San Diego about a year and a half ago and needed all new doctors. In Summer 2018, I found this office and had a routine cleaning, which was great. A few months later, I developed an infection in my jaw (I thought) and went back to Dr. Carmichael’s office. She determined my tooth was dead and infected and I needed a root canal and crown (my first). Her staff was amazing throughout the process and so helpful with insurance and answering all of my questions. It was also determined that I had early gingivitis and was in need of a deep cleaning with lasers, which I just completed today. Again, Pablo and everyone answered all of my questions and worked with me to ensure I understood what is my responsibility to pay as a patient and what would be covered by my insurance. Bottom line: I would 100% recommend this office to anyone seeking dental care. I am so happy I found them and so thankful for everyone’s care. Truly, they’re great. Thank you so much to them for making these serious and challenging dental issues easy for me to get through!

Tom L. from San Diego, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Carmichael recently filled 7 of my teeth to fix abrasions due to brushing that were  beginning to expose the nerves. Now the teeth look like new and no problem brushing! I especially liked her technology. For example, she used a camera to show me the problem exactly and vividly. But, even better, while filling the teeth, she used a new type of mouth guard that isolates her work area from the rest of my mouth and throat. It substantially reduced the amount of uncomfortable irrigation draining into my throat. Dr. Carmichael also has a good sense of humor, a plus for any doctor, and her staff was easy to work with in setting and resetting my schedule.

Megan Novis (Source: Google)


This is the best Dentist office ever! They’re very personable and gentle which is great because I hate going to the Dentist. They truly care about their patients. The front staff is kind, knowledgeable, and professional. I didn’t feel like I was being taken advantage of just provided for! Highly recommend Dr. Carmichael and her staff! Thank you!!!!

Katie Bussard (Source: Google)


Dr. Carmichael was AMAZING! I have some very serious dental anxiety, and not only did she LITERALLY hold my hand, she explained everything she was doing (and why), and then went over my action plan very thoroughly. I had to switch from my longtime dentist for insurance reasons-he was very good, and I had come to not flinch any time he put a top in my mouth. I am SO glad his office doesn’t accept my plan anymore-he was great, but Dr. Carmichael and her staff are outstanding!

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


Dr. Carmichael is taking on Dr. Codington’s practice as he retires. At first I was planning on finding another dentist closer to where we moved in Escondido after Dr. Codington retires, however I had the appointment scheduled and didn’t want to reschedule.  Best decision I have made in a long time.  I would have to say it was the best cleaning I have ever had.  After the cleaning, Dr. Carmichael came in to explain the results of my x-rays.  Explained everything completely, very friendly and professional, she explains everything in a way that we as patience can understand.  Her staff is also the best.  Plan on being a patient for a long time to come. 6 stars if it were possible.

Veronica X. from Palm Desert, CA (Source: Yelp)


From the time I called to make my appointment, everyone was extremely nice. I went in for my visit and they saw me right away. The dentist hygienist was extremely thorough with my cleaning and the dentist came shortly after the cleaning was done. The dentist, Dr.Carmichael was really knowledgeable and helpful when considering the costs for future treatment. She then directed me to Pablo for billing and help with my insurance. He said he’d contact my insurance for me to see the costs of future treatments before scheduling an appointment. Highly recommend this office. Easily the best dental experience I’ve ever had and they managed to do so during a pandemic when they have to be more cautious then usual.

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


During the past 4 mos. 2 of my lower front bicuspids which were root canaled & crowned needed to have some repair /replacement . Of course when I called my dentist of many years I learned that he’d retired . I then began a thorough search for the best dentist in my Penasquitos area . My HealthCare Provider highly recommended Dr. N. Carmichael , who is a sole practitioner , in practice some 15 yrs , 3 miles away. After checking out & verifying her credentials & certifications with the S.D.City , S.D.County , State of Ca. , National Dental Associations , & even the BBB for any complaints , etc , & finding none , still looked further. Academically , she’s a Summa Cum Laude graduate ( #1 in her class ) of her undergrad college & school of Dentistry .Her expertise is in multi dental disciplines & provides the most expert care at a most affordable cost. Yes, I searched for the best , got the best , & pleased with the results. Needless to say,her office staff & clinicians are most competent . George M. Paprocki
George M. Paprocki

Jessica S. from California (Source: Yelp)


I used to find a local dentist in my area… I also benefited because will pay you to go to a free consultation. When I went Dr. Carmichael did my consultation herself. She has great bedside manner which put me at ease. She showed me what work I would be benefit from and also the different things that she specializes in. I had to get a scaling. That is absolutely not a fun procedure. I was anxietal. I have had SO many bad experiences with different dentist. Not here. I had a great experience, they made sure I couldn’t feel a thing during my procedure. I was able to get my WHOLE mouth completed without the need for additional appointments. The best part? My insurance covered a large portion and the amount that wasn’t covered the office let me break down into easy payments. THAT is awesome, especially because a LARGE payment isn’t what I would prefer as a young professional. If you’re looking for a dentist, I HIGHLY recommend. The staff is awesome!

Beckie Polson (Source: Google)


Dr. Carmichael is extremely caring, gentle and a fun dentist. She is invested in her patients and their families. Her chair side assistants are quick to make sure you are confortable and not in distress. The hygienists are very gentle and work extremely well with our Special Needs son. The front office staff answers all questions with care and concern for all of patients needs. You will not be disappointed with Dr. Carmichael or her staff.

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


I love Dr. Carmichael and all the staff at her office. I have a lot of anxiety. So much that I hadn’t been to the dentist in almost 15 years! This past March, I decided it was time to schedule an appointment. I searched on Yelp and Dr. Carmichael seemed to have great reviews, and is located very close to my home. I went in for my initial exam with a lot of nervousness, but Dr. Carmichael is so patient, caring and kind. Not only is she a great doctor, she is a very good person at heart. She let me know that I had some issues concerning my gums and a few cavities that needed to be worked on. I was still very nervous in my first procedure, but the doctor and her assistant make a great team, and their working relationship put me at ease. They are so patient with my nerves, and have shown me nothing but respect and kindness. Each time I go back, I feel more comfortable – which is very hard for me because of my anxiety. They deal with it so well, though – they are all absolutely angels. I mostly visit Mariam for my gum work. She’s very friendly, easy to talk to, and does a great job. It feels like a friend is working on my teeth because she is so trustworthy. She, too, is very patient and understanding. Like the doctor, she has a very gentle touch and has never caused me any pain. The admin, Pablo, is very kind and knowledgeable. He’s always looking for ways to help me save on my bill. Gotta love that! All in all, I would recommend Dr. Carmichael and her staff to anyone looking for a dentist in the PQ area. Especially if you’re very nervous or have always been afraid to go to the dentist. They are wonderful, understanding people. Yo’ll be glad you went – I know I am.

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


Have not been here yet but made 3 appt today for my 6 yo twins and 5 yo. Pablo, the office manager, was great to work with on setting appt dates over the next two weeks for each kid. Even told me how to change my dentist “assignment” which I was successful at doing right after making the appts. Great supporting staff so far and looking forward to the visits in the near future.

T. M. (Source: Zocdoc)


I recently had a deep cleaning with Dr. Carmichael. After reading about a deep cleaning online I was super worried before, which turned out to be quite unnecessary. The whole process was completely painless and I had no soreness the days after. I would recommend a deep cleaning from Dr. Carmichael to anyone.

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


Nov 2018: Update – Still 5 stars. I needed help from the front desk today. I had an unusual administration paperwork request and Calisha helped me out. She is new to the office since my September visit. She was professional, knowledgeable, friendly, and took care of everything. Thanks Calisha! Sept 2018: I am a new patient of Dr. Carmichael’s. She recently replaced a crown on my front tooth after a root canal. I was a little apprehensive – I didn’t know how well it would match the crown/teeth next to it. Perfect! The dental assistant was very experienced and did a great job too. She and Dr. C worked well together as a team during the removal of the old crown and prep for the new one. She made the temporary crown that I wore for two weeks until the permanent crown was ready. Considering it was a prominent front tooth I was very impressed with the temporary. Added bonus: Dr. Carmichael treated a cold sore that was starting to form on my lower lip. She used her dental laser to make “eraser” motions over the cold sore. After the treatment there was no more pain/tingling and the cold sore disappeared after just a few days. I have used products like Abreva to treat cold sores before and thought they worked very well. This laser treatment was even better than that. I had never heard of using a laser like this. It was like magic!

C. D. (Source: Zocdoc)


As someone w/ a severe hearing loss & equally severe dental anxiety, this by far has been the best experience one could hope for. The staff overall is amazing and I instantly felt at home. I will be letting everyone know this is the best place one could come for oral health. <3


Dr. Carmichael specializes in comfortable family, laser, cosmetic, general, sedation, implant, and root canals dentistry, as well as cleanings and regular check-ups. We also do more intensive work to correct any possible issues. Our total care approach is consistently achieve amazing results. We are proud to serve San Diego with the best in dental care! We are a full-service dental practice, offering family, laser, comprehensive, cosmetic, and restorative services. We're considered a total health office and are very passionate about providing exceptional care and education for our patients. We recognize that all of our patients are unique and deserve to receive dental care that reflects their individual needs. Our experienced and talented dental team is committed to working with you and your family to create a comfortable, stress-free, and rewarding dental experience every time you visit our practice. Dr. Carmichael was born in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, where she achieved her first Doctorate of Dentistry at Kyrgyz State Medical Academy, where she graduated with honors. She moved to California and completed her studies at Loma Linda University School of Dentistry where she earned her DDS degree in 2007. She earned her dual doctorate while maintaining honors throughout her education. Dr. Carmichael is extremely disciplined an detail oriented. While practicing dentistry in California for the past ten years she has constantly demonstrated her knowledge and skill set in her field. She constantly advances her training through continued education in the latest care options to better serve her patients. She is most proud of her teenage son who she raised to be independent, athletic and responsible. In her free time, she enjoys her pets, hiking, gardening, sewing and volunteering at her church.