New Leaf Dentistry
Phuong Tran, DDS:
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New Leaf Dentistry
Phuong K. Tran, DDS
Encinitas, CA













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

Dental cleaning

White fillings


Inlays & onlays


Pediatric dental care

Clear aligners

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

Offers Even28 ClearCorrect™? Yes


Monday: 9:00 am to 1:00 pm

Tuesday: 9:00 am to 1:00 pm

Wednesday: Closed

Thursday: 9:00 am to 1:00 pm

Friday: 9:00 am to 1:00 pm

Saturday: Closed

Sunday: Closed





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

Dennis H. from San Francisco, CA (Source: Yelp)


What a great dentist and wonderful human being. Dr. Tran is very professional and has done a wonderful job in fixing all my dental problems. She was spectacularly successful in applying crowns and fillings to my poorly cared-for teeth. Now I have the nice smile and beautiful teeth I had when I was young. Her staff also gets 5 stars for their excellent treatment from teeth cleaning to arranging appointments. Her wonderful personality and sense of humor match her technical expertise and patient care. In all my years I’ve never had a better dentist or a nicer one. She’s definitely an all-star. Let her help you and you won’t regret it.

C. K. (Source: Google)


I waited less than 5 mins to be seen, there was no “upselling” or hidden fees, my appointment was efficient and painless, and the dentist was warm and friendly. I am actually looking forward to coming back for my next appointment.

Brooke R. from Encinitas, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Tran and her staff are the best, period. They are extremely caring, efficient and give such personalized attention. Recently, I had two cavities filled by Dr. Tran and I was out the door within twenty minutes; I highly recommend her as a dentist.

Lois D. from Hillsdale, NJ (Source: Yelp)


I’ve gone through numerous dentists, and Dr. Phuong Tran is the best dentist I’ve ever had.  I am 61 years old and had to have 2 crowns and one filling replaced. She explained everything that had to be done and made sure I was comfortable and pain free.  I was done after two short visits, experienced no pain, and my mouth feels wonderful.   It was one of the most professional and friendly visits I have ever experienced.  The office is spotless.  Dr. Tran is gentle, friendly, and extremely knowledgeable.  It’s obvious that she trained at one of the best dental schools in the country. Her staff was courteous, competent and efficient.  And, she accepts most insurance.  I highly recommend using Dr. Tran for your whole family.

Denise Quigley (Source: Google)


Dr. Tran has been my dentist for years and I love her. She is gentle and caring and I have never waited more than 5 minutes to see her. She gives you honest answers and is very accommodating. I can’t say enough good things about her. My husband and daughter see her too and they love her like I do. If you are afraid of going to the dentist go see Dr. Tran. She is amazing!!!!!

Mary L. from Vista, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Tran and her A-Team are beyond exceptional to work with. I had not been to a dentist for a few years and like most people, get nervous in general for dental check-ups. The staff at New Leaf made me feel welcome and at ease the moment I walked through the door. Dr. Tran herself is warm, funny, and has a very calm demeanor that instantly allowed me to trust her and the recommendations made by her office. She is very hands on and made sure I knew exactly what was going to be taking place through every step of the procedures I had done. I had quite a bit of dental work done and the entire experience was smooth, efficient and has changed the way I view dentistry. I highly recommend New Leaf to many of my friends and family members and they have all had the same wonderful experience. Enjoy the expertise of this office and the many laughs you are sure to share.

C. Y. from Encinitas, CA (Source: Yelp)


My family and I have had two visits with Dr. Tran after she took over the practice of Dr. Lee.  Always hesitant to start with a new dentist, I was more than pleasantly surprised.  She is wonderful and has such a nice manner about her.  My small kids loved her too and told me that she made them feel at ease. The first time my son went in, having never been to her before, he had to have two teeth pulled.  He went back two weeks later without hesitation for a cleaning.  She made a very scary procedure for him into a comfortable one.  We are very impressed and so happy that the whole family can see her.  Maritsa, who runs the front office, is also so warm and welcoming.  She is by far the best dentist I have been to in decades.

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


I went to Dr. Tran after having a crazy experience with a different dentist. I am so blessed I discovered her! I had to have my old fillings replaced from amalgam to composite and She literally did the most amazing job. I highly recommend her for all your dental needs. She makes going to the dentist a pleasant experience.

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


WOW. I’m just going to say it now… I LOVE MY DENTIST. I’ve never truly been able to shout that. Exam and cleaning was thorough. Just had two fillings taken care of and she was lightning fast, but SO caring. I have a small mouth and am never comfortable, but her and her staff really seemed concerned to make sure I was OK. SO patient. I’ve had dentists literally yell at me in the past because I couldn’t get my tongue under control. She even actually answers emails!!! Shocking!! If you are like me and hate the “car mechanic” vibe that some dentists give off when then see you have good insurance… have no fear… she is honest, up front, and zero sales pitch. Thanks to my husband who found her first and convinced me to make the switch.

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


Dr Tran is a blessing.  She is so sweet and welcoming.  My daughter and I both see her and she has done a wonderful job.  I had to have 3 crowns and she walked me through the process and made me feel perfectly comfortable.  She does wonderful work and I highly recommend her.

Jen W. from Oceanside, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Tran is amazing!  I originally went to her for a 2nd opinion.  She was so warm, sweet & welcoming that I ended up switching to her practice and having all my work done by her.  She was also able to suggest a dental plan that saved me $$ (woo hoo)!  Her assistant is very sweet and does a great job.  They are always pleasant and have been on time for every one of my appointments.  Highly recommend!

Angela C. from Encinitas, CA (Source: Yelp)


Me happy to go to this dentist…. I initially saw Dr. Tran at the end of December for a routine exam and cleaning. I made an appointment with her based on her reviews here on Yelp. If you want exceptional dental care from really personable staff, come here. Dr. Tran and her staff are professional, caring, informative, and safe. Maritza was just awesome about answering my endless dental estimate questions & concerns. This past monday I went back to get a filling & have two current metal fillings changed to white composites. They were so efficient in doing their great work. They are awesome and I had a lot of fun laughing with them. That’s right….laughing at the dentist’s office….what?!?! I will definitely come back here….especially since I still eat sugar like it’s going out of style….

Valerie P. from Boise, ID (Source: Yelp)


If you are here looking for a new dentist, your search is over! I had just moved here from out of state and turned to yelp to help me find a great dentist. I booked an appointment easily with Dr. Tran’s front office. Communication was great and I was able to book on short notice which was an added benefit! My visit made my day! Her staff is very friendly and my teeth cleaning went very smoothly. I felt as if I was making new friends while I was there- that’s how inviting her office was! I’m not kidding! It was a great experience and I can’t wait to go back for my next cleaning! Next time I’m going to make a point to get there early for my appointment because the waiting room chairs are the most comfortable waiting room chairs ever created.
Loved her office!

Joe L. from Rancho Santa Fe, CA (Source: Yelp)


I just moved to San Diego county and needed a new dentist. I feel so fortunate to have found Dr. Tran at New Leaf Dentistry. My first exam and cleaning were the most pleasant that I’ve ever had. They have earned my highest recommendation!

Mona Lisa O. from Alameda, CA (Source: Yelp)


I never thought I’d write a review for a dentist, but Dr. Tran and her staff are amazing! Dr. Tran is personable and warm, not to mention very quick and extremely knowledgable. She’s always happy to answer any questions with a smile and explanation. I’ve had a cleaning and fillings, and both were the most painless dentist experiences I’ve ever had. Highly recommend!

Leila P. from Los Angeles, CA (Source: Yelp)


I had not been to the dentist for about 3 years and was pretty nervous. Dr. Tran was thorough and fast. I am always afraid of getting pressured to fix issues prematurely and this experience was just the opposite! She told me what i should be watching out for and gave me great tips for slowing down tooth decay and preventing future damage. I now live in LA but will be visiting San Diego to go to Dr. Tran for my future dental visits. It was such a weight lifted to finally get to the dentist and she was so professional and honest, and my teeth look much whiter! Will not be waiting 3 years again.

Alan R. from Encinitas, CA (Source: Yelp)


I am so glad I switched Encinitas dentists and moved to Dr. Tran’s office.  She is warm and friendly, and doesn’t gouge.  Let me repeat that:  she doesn’t gouge.  I have been to too many other dentists that tried to nickel and dime for everything.  And when you leave Dr. Tran’s office, it’s not with a bill, but with a patient “goody” bag (toothbrush, toothpaste, floss).  If you have misgivings or qualms about your current dentist (the last practice I was with felt like a used car dealership), I would give New Leaf Dentistry a try.  It’s casual and comfortable and definitely offers relief from the usual dental anxiety.

Kelli M. from Solana Beach, CA (Source: Yelp)


I found Dr. Tran through a co-worker who went here who said Dr. Tran was amazing (and took our insurance) so I decided to give her a try. I could not be happier! My front tooth was knocked out when I was 11 and I’ve had a discolored crown ever since. It’s really bothered me my whole life but I have been a little scared and hesitant to fix it. I also went to other doctors who gave me ridiculous pricing and thought I just couldn’t afford it. Dr. Tran took my insurance and make it very affordable. She also knows what she’s doing. Because I wanted my front two teeth to match we decided to put a crown on both from teeth (was also going to make them symmetrical in shape and size). I was extremely hesitant to do this but took the risk in hopes of a perfect smile. There was no pain and Dr Tran was very comforting in removing my old crown. I had a temporary one on for 2 weeks- they got me in as soon as possible to get my new crowns in. They came out FANTASTIC. Color matched, shape was great and for the first time since I was 11 I am not hesitant to smile. 🙂 I also got a cleaning and she was able to remove a few stains that other dentists have not. The office itself is not the newest office that I would have probably felt a little more comfortable with but I would not let that deter you for going here or trusting Dr. Tran. HIGHLY recommended!! 🙂 Thank you Dr. Tran!

Stevan Rivera (Source: Google)


Dr Tran is amazing and I love to her hear laugh! She’s always in such a great mood and it makes each encounter a pleasant one…… you’re welcome. I actually remember meeting you when you worked with me for Dr Davis lol I will be booking an appointment I’m in need of a crown. 🙂

Terrie T. from Carlsbad, CA (Source: Yelp)


i am just shocked!  Dr.Tran is nothing short of  a miracle worker. Painless and fast  she saved another tooth. If you’re like me and you put off going to the dentist for what ever reason, you need to see Dr.Tran she is just awesome. Dr. Tran also has a kind and knowledgeable staff, very personable. Thank You.

Luke S. from Encinitas, CA (Source: Yelp)


Saw the new patient special every time I went to drop off the kids or pick them up from preschool just around the corner from here. Finally stopped in. They got me in a couple days later and had a bunch of times to choose from. My old dentists I had to book months ahead. Like I can accurately schedule that far out. The receptionists actually called me to remind me of the appointment. Not a computer. Very friendly. The hygienists did a skip/run from placing the xray to taking the picture. She said I know it is uncomfortable so I want it done as quick as possible. Super sweet service! Phuong did a thorough examination and cleaning. Tought me what to look out for and how to care for certain things to avoid more work later. Not at all an up salesman like my last dentists. What was I thinking sticking with the last guy for so long. So happy to of found Dr Tran.

Su Y. from Solana Beach, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Tran is beyond amazing!  Not only is she extremely talented and professional at her job in terms of the services and advice provided, she has the ability to put one at complete ease will all procedures.  She’s warm, sincere and such a nice person!  I have never loved a dentist and felt so good at my appointments till now.  It doesn’t get much better than this and I count my lucky stars I found a gem of a dentist.  Thank you Dr. Tran!  Don’t ever stop being a dentist or else I wouldn’t know what to do…

J. Leone (Source: Google)


I just moved to San Diego county and needed a new dentist. I feel so fortunate to have found Dr. Tran at New Leaf Dentistry. My first exam and cleaning were the most pleasant that I’ve ever had. They have earned my highest recommendation!

Julie W. from Escondido, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Tran is to my family a dental angel. I had been referred to a children’s dentist in Vista for my kids dental needs and I put the address in my GPS and ended up at a private school’s headquarters in Encinitas. With two young daughters ages 5 & 8 in the car for our half hour adventure that led to a dead end, I was determined to get to a dentist appointment,  any dentist appointment. My 8 year old shouted out “Mom! Family Dentist across the street!” We drove over, went into New Leaf Dentistry, talked to the most kind Maritza who scheduled us an appointment and from that day on we have only experienced the best customer service,  attention to detail and calm understanding from Dr Tran and her team.  Her assistant is also top notch and has 4 kids of her own so their care of your kids is impeccable. Both my girls love Dr. Tran and this is after all of us having some scary dentist visits haunting our past so it says a lot. After seeing how comfortable my girls were with Dr. Tran, I decided to set my own first appointment which went so well and we are now trying to convince my husband to come in for a visit,  ha! Don’t want to go on too long but Dr. Tran herself is a beautiful and caring person who somehow has kept the personal touch alive in a modern world full of high tech and fast paced doctor visits. We love Dr. Tran! 🙂

Nicole N. from Trabuco Canyon, CA (Source: Yelp)


Found my new dentist, and she is amazing! Been a while since I was seen and I finally put on my big kid pants and went. Her office is in the strip with 7-Eleven towards the back. I have found parking to be tricky just because the area gets busy. Love this office, love the staff, love Dr Tran. Very patient, made sure I was completely comfortable every step of the way, and got my crown in quickly. Great communication as well as follow up. Highly recommend!!

Lexus C. from Encinitas, CA (Source: Yelp)


I can honestly admit I was a person who avoided the dentist at all costs because of poor experiences in the past. I found Dr. Tran after coming to terms with the fact it had been too long and I needed a dental visit. Through the regular check up cleanings and cavity fills Dr. Tran and staff have been AMAZING. I actually commit to getting the six month check ups because she makes it so easy. You can tell she wants to make the visits as comfortable and painless as possible. I have recommended her highly to my friends and would tell anyone looking for a new dentist that she is the go to lady.

Pinky P. from Los Angeles, CA (Source: Yelp)


Excellent service. You will not find a more caring dentist. I’ve been going to Dr Tran’s office for about a year, 3 visits total.  I’ve visited many dentists all over California but never really found one I liked. Dr. Tran is incredibly caring and listens to patients needs. Her receptionist is friendly and provides great service. I can call or email any time and know I’ll get a quick response.

Thuy T. from Poway, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Phuong Tran at New Leaf Dentistry is INCREDIBLE. Before seeing her, I hadn’t been to a dentist in years and years. I don’t floss, I oftentimes fall asleep without brushing my teeth, and I drink a lot of things like coffee and soda that stain teeth. I know I’m making myself sound disgusting, but hey, this is Yelp, not Tinder, so it’s important to be honest. Anyway, needless to say, my mouth wasn’t the healthiest and my teeth were looking yellowed. I completely expected to be in excruciating pain while Dr. Tran worked on me, but that wasn’t the case at all. I’ve been to quite a few dentists in my life, but never have I met one that made my comfort such a priority. Constantly checking if I was ok (not that she needed to, since she is very precise and skilled with her hands), even little things like putting balm on my lips to keep them comfortable while I was worked on. Long story short, my teeth are now looking better than they ever have in my whole life. Immediately after my cleaning, they were already whiter, since she removed surface stains, and I hadn’t even started bleaching yet! Dr. Tran is friendly, knowledgeable, honest, and a master at her craft. Thank you for my new smile!

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


The closest you’ll get to actually looking forward to a dentist visit!! I booked a routine cleaning with Dr. Tran based on her Yelp reviews, but was dreaaading it out of fear. I’d avoided the dentist for years and had low-grade anxiety about ever going in, so it was fully out of my comfort zone to put my trust into a new practice. Dr. Tran is the absolute best. The cleaning was a breeze and there was no judgement whatsoever for my poor attendance at the dentist in the past. She made me feel like the few cavities I did have weren’t my fault at all (angel!) and checked in repeatedly to make sure I wasn’t experiencing any pain or discomfort. My appointments for the fillings were the same. She coaches you through what to expect and works quickly to minimize the time you spend in the chair. Dr. Tran really is a doll. She has a distinctive, kindhearted laugh that instantly puts you at ease and she’s just great at what she does, period. She’s the kind of dentist that has you scheduling your appointments six months out without thinking twice, because taking care of your teeth is a no-brainer when your visits go so smoothly.

Denise Q. from Carlsbad, CA (Source: Yelp)


I have been seeing Dr. Tran for years and I couldn’t be happier.  She is the most caring, gentle and genuinely nicest person/dentist I have ever been to.   She is professional yet personable and very accommodating.  I’ve never waited more than 5 minutes to see her.  She gives you an honest answer and is very helpful.   My husband and daughter see her too and they love her like I do.  I can’t say enough good things  about Dr. Tran.  If you are looking for a dentist she’s the best!!!!!

Haley K. from Menlo Park, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Tran is wonderful! I was nervous when the previous dentist in this space, Dr. Lee, sold his practice. Dr. Lee was the first dentist I actually liked, and I was sad when he moved. But Dr. Tran took over the practice, and she’s great! She’s very warm and smiley. What I like most about her is that she doesn’t scold or shame you for not having perfect teeth. I could honestly take better care of my teeth, and her gentle encouragement and advice has helped me a lot more than shaming would have. I’m getting a cavity filled on Saturday (cleaning was today). Not all dentists have Saturday hours so this is great. I’m keeping her as my dentist even though I live in Northern California because she’s great and I just make an appointment when I visit my family here. Also her office staff is wonderful.

Anna G. from Encinitas, CA (Source: Yelp)


It’s rare to say that you LOVE your dentist.  I LOVE our new dentist.  Dr. Tran and her staff are all so friendly.  The service is very personable and comfortable.  I had no pain during my cleaning which is rare.  I’m excited we found a good one!

Danielle L. from Encinitas, CA (Source: Yelp)


I never really loved my dentist until I met Dr. Tran.  Not only is she friendly, but Dr. Tran really knows what she is doing.  I figured that I had a few cavities when I saw little dark spots on some of my teeth.  After the X Rays, I was pleased to hear that i was cavity free.  Dr.Tran informed me that my fillings from 10 years ago were beginning to decay and that is why I had those spots.  She advised me to replace the fillings within the next year.  I appreciated her honesty and have the utmost confidence in Dr. Tran.  Thank you for a wonderful dental experience!

Karen D. from Encinitas, CA (Source: Yelp)


I had a tooth ache and was looking for a new dentist in the area as I recently moved here.  I contacted Dr. Phuong’s office and from the minute I spoke with the front office manager, Maritsa, I was hooked.  Maritsa was caring, knowledgeable and friendly.  I was able to get in that day and was pleasantly surprised at the convenient location.  I was greeted with a smile.  The dental assistant, Jose, took me in and was friendly and put me at ease.  He took x-rays quickly and efficiently.  Dr. Tran, a female, came in with a warm and caring and empathetic personality.  She gave me the options that I had available to me.  Maritsa came in and advised me what the charges were and what my insurance would cover.  I knew exactly what I was going to be charged. Dr. Tran explained everything and showed me my x-rays.   During my two day procedure, Dr. Tran did not hurt me at all.  She was also very attentive in asking me if she was hurting me which made me feel at ease.  I feel that I have found a great dentist that I can trust especially with such a delicate and often frightful situation.  Thank you so much.


Dr. Phuong Tran grew up in San Diego and graduated from Poway High School. She received her Bachelor's of Science degree in Biology from the University of California at Santa Cruz. She then attended the prestigious University of the Pacific School of Dentistry in San Francisco where she obtained her Doctor of Dental Surgery in 2007. Dr. Tran purchased her dental practice in July 2013. She is the proud mommy of three kids. Dr. Tran believes strongly in keeping up with the latest dental technology in order to provide the best dental care for her patients. Some of the continuing education courses she attends include: cosmetic dentistry, dental emergencies, and implant restorations. She is a standing member of multiple dental organizations such as the American Dental Association, the California Dental Association, and the San Diego County Dental Society. Being a dentist allows Dr. Tran to give back to the community by volunteering at events such as CDA Cares. In her free time, Dr. Tran enjoys spending time with her family. Dr. Tran has three children! Interesting fact: Dr. Tran has a twin sister who is also a dentist!