Newport Beach Dental
Lance Alder, DDS:
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Newport Beach Dental
Lance R. Alder, DDS
Newport Beach, 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

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: Closed

Saturday: Closed

Sunday: Closed





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

Andie T. from Newport Beach, CA (Source: Yelp)


After two years of not going to the dentist, I became a patient of Dr. Alder’s in 2011. Needless to say, I needed extensive work and was not looking forward to it.
Dr. Alder made me feel at ease and continually checked on me during the procedures to assure I was comfortable. Every crown and filing was done conservatively and gently and everything explained to me prior to beginning with time for any questions.
Dr. Alder and his staff have always greeted me with a smile and are genuinely happy to see me in the practice.
On a Sunday I was out for brunch and popped a front tooth veneer off. I had a moment of panic and then decided to call Dr. Alder. He met me at the office 30 minutes later and bonded my veneer back on my tooth. I was without a veneer for a mere hour versus a whole day at minimum.
Dr. Alder and his team go above and beyond for each of their patients, assuring you feel comfortable and valued.
I will never see another dentist and have referred everyone I know to Dr. Alder and will continue to do so.

Robert Kessler (Source: Google)


Dr Lance Alder DDS has been my dentist for two decades. He is a wonderful steward of my dental health. He does everything that is necessary and nothing that is not, and he tells it to you straight. I’ve had many challenges with my teeth over the years, and I can now say, that because of Dr. Lance Alder my smile makes me smile! The staff is also great. They really care about you at this place. I have had serious problems with my gums. Over the years Dr. Lance Alder and his hygienist has literally saved my teeth. They encouraged a partnership that was empowering for me take control of my situation. This long term relationship enabled me to get the most up to date information and tools to keep my dental problems under control to point that I have not lost a single tooth!

Brian D. from Huntington Beach, CA (Source: Yelp)


Since my first consultation with Dr. Alder in May 2017 I have spent a lot time in the dentist chair over the last 9 months. From general cleanings to Invisalign and finally some additional cosmetic dentistry. I could not be more pleased with my new smile. Dr. Alder is a perfectionist and it is evident in his quality of work. Maria who is one of the dental hygienists is also just outstanding. A couple of my visits required local anesthetic and several shots were administered. There was zero discomfort. Dr. Alder is especially skilled in this area. With that being said it is impossible for me to recommend anyone more than Dr. Alder and his amazing team for general or cosmetic dentistry.

Ralph A. from Newport Beach, CA (Source: Yelp)


My visits at Dr. Alder’s office have been delightful. The amount of dental work that I need is extensive and Dr. Alder has been supportive and knowledgeable of the work that he’s performed thus far.  I’m actually looking forward to my next visit, something new for me as my past experiences have not been promising.  Office staff extends great customer service and on your way out the door you automatically become a raving fan of Dr. Alder’s practice.  Thank You for being there for me and shedding some positive light to my journey ahead.  If you need a dentist, Lance Alder, DDS two thumbs up.

I Appreciate You!!

Tiffany Nguyen (Source: Google)


First and foremost, I can only offer my highest recommendation to Dr. Alder for any one seeking high quality care. I can honestly put that much trust in him because he is consistent and detail-oriented in his work. So, I have never had a good experience with any dentist (and I’ve had about 4 dentists before him)- until Dr. Alder. I’m one of those people that dread/ hate/ detest going to the dentist and have had numerous negative experiences, to say the least. However, after receiving care from Dr. Alder and his staff, it was as if I finally was able to see what medical care SHOULD be like. Everyone was warm and welcoming. Everyone was genuine in listening to my concerns. Most importantly, I can’t stop smiling because he could not have possibly exceeded my expectations more than he did for how my teeth turned out!

Sonia H. from The Colony, TX (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Alder and his staff are fantastic. This is just a fact, but let me explain.
I have a lot of work that needs to be done to my teeth. I’m feeling embarrassed and blue about the whole situation. The moment I walk in the office, I feel warm and welcome. They remember my name (without fail) and I don’t even expect that.
Dr. Alder is gentle and AMAZING when he works on you. Past dentists have bruised my mouth or been insensitive about my comfort. I never once feel like that. Even though I have a lot of work that needs to get done, I almost look forward to my visits – crazy, huh? They put on a movie and let me zone out.
I’m so grateful that I picked Dr. Alder as my dentist. I have absolutely no desire to go anywhere else(…).

Greg R. from Huntington Beach, CA (Source: Yelp)


I have been going to Dr. Alder for a couple years now since I moved to Orange County. I have been so impressed by both him as a dentist, and his entire staff that I am compelled to write this review. His office staff is extremely friendly and great with reminders of my upcoming appointments. His dental assistants are equally friendly accommodating to all of my needs while under their care. His hygienist is the best I have ever seen and not only is she very thorough, but she gives useful tips to help me keep my teeth and gums clean. I have had a number of procedures taken care of by Dr. Alder and I have never felt pain during any of them. He is kind, easy to talk to, and extremely knowledgeable with everything he does.
There are TVs at the dental chairs and I am promptly seen when I arrive at his office. I can honestly say this is the best Dental Office I have ever been to and it’s a very pleasant experience every single time I go. I highly recommend anyone to this office and know my experience will be your experience.

Joe U. from Newport Beach, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Alder was referred by a friend and I’m so glad I found him and his staff.  From day one, they’ve made me feel so welcome and have taken great care of my teeth.  I recently completed Invisalign and regularly get compliments about how great my teeth look!  Super happy with Dr. Alder and his office.

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


(…)Normally, I don’t look forward to a visit to the dentist but Dr. Alder instantly put me at ease. He was honest about the work that I needed to have done and I never felt he was trying to upsell me on additional services or products (which I have experienced from other dentists in the past). He is thorough in his work, gentle and checked in with me to make sure I was comfortable at all times.

As if the above service wasn’t enough to impress me and make me Dr. Alder’s patient for life. He took his professionalism and patient care to the next level by calling me at home to check on me following my procedure. I have never had a dentist do this for me.

Dr. Alder is top-notch! I will never trust my pearly whites to another dentist! Thank you Dr. Alder for making an unpleasant visit to the dentist much more enjoyable. I am actually looking forward to my next  visit (did I just say that?). Yes, he is THAT good!

John M. from Hermosa Beach, CA (Source: Yelp)


I was a new patient of Dr. Alder’s this week, referred by a friend. Dr. Alder is not only prolifically skilled as a dentist, he’s easy to talk to and you immediately sense the genuine care he has for you as an individual patient. His staff is terrific as well. From the minute you walk-in, you feel welcome and know you are in good hands. They somehow manage to treat you like a VIP while still making you feel like part of the family. If you want to finally enjoy going to the dentist, go see Dr. Alder!

Cynthia S. from Newport Beach, CA (Source: Yelp)


(…)(Dr. Alder) is so gentle, kind, informative, genuine and really has the best interest at heart for his patients. He makes you feel comfortable and explains everything in a way that I had never experienced before. I’ve been to several dentist over the years from Beverly Hills to all over Orange County and by far he is the best!! His team is so warm and sweet and very welcoming they make you feel like family. Best experience I’ve had at the dentist. The level of work he does is like no other. He is awesome!!!

Paul M. from Newport Beach, CA (Source: Yelp)


I highly recommend this office.  I get very nervous\anxious at dental visits, but Dr Alder and his assistant made me comfortable and quickly put me at ease.  I spoke to Krysten when booking my appointment and she actually helped Dr Alder throughout my visit as well.  She was very friendly- her and Dr Alder worked great together and I was done before I knew it. Plus they have movies to choose from so that was a great distraction throughout my procedure.
The office is also in a great location with a neat garden view(…).

Kristen Rivers (Source: Google)


Dr. Alder is awesome! My husband and I moved back to the area a couple years ago and had to find a new dentist. We have had some horrible experiences before with other dentists so I am pretty weary. Dr. Alder takes a consultative approach with his patients and really listens to what we want. The office is not pushy and doesn’t force you or try to scare you into getting a bunch of work done that may be unnecessary or can wait. I recently started Invisalign and it has been great. From pricing to the quality of care we receive, we couldn’t be happier. We have definitely found our long-term dentist!! 🙂

Joanne T. from Huntington Beach, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Alder and entire staff are professional and friendly. My cleanings leave my teeth super clean. He’s been my dentist from the beginning. Couldn’t be happier. Would definitely recommend to anyone.

Mike C. from Costa Mesa, CA (Source: Yelp)


I have been to this dentist office several times for cleanings and a crown and each time I am treated with the upmost respect by all of the employees. From the moment you walk in to the time that you leave, you will feel comfortable and genuinely cared for. I don’t think that you will find any other dental office as wonderful as this one. Thank you guys for everything and keep up the great work!

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


(…)Dr. Alder exceeded my expectations in every way possible as a clinician.  He  is very professional, skilled, thorough, approachable, and a great person overall.  Based on what I observed during my treatment,  I think that he is really attentive to his patients needs and is well served in addressing them. He instantly took me out of pain and addressed my aesthetic concerns. I am especially amazed overall with his hand skills-not only is he fast, but his work is beautiful  (made my filling look completely natural and the fracture non-existent).  In dentistry, this takes a lot of talent and expertise.

I think that a lot of people have qualms about going to dentists because many people feel like they get ripped off, but this practice would provide them with the opposite mindset–their only goal is to offer the best available treatment for each patient that comes through their door.

The office itself is very welcoming, clean, and quite up-to-date with the technology  dental practices should have.  Even the rooms have a beautiful view of plants and the outdoors–definitely puts patients at ease(…).

Tom G. from Costa Mesa, CA (Source: Yelp)


I’ve been with Dr. Alder since 2010 or 2011, and I’m happy to say I’m a most satisfied patient.  I am in my 70’s now and have counted on his fine work to keep my dental health on the right track.  He’s got a first rate staff who have been a fabulous team for quite some time.   Dr. Alder is always patiently considering my thoughts on an issue, takes all the time needed to get it right.  He’s a great dentist and I enthusiastically recommended my brother and his wife to see him and they were equally happy.   His yearly volunteer dentistry on children in Latin America is another side of his life which is a clear indication of the kind of man he is.  I recommend the services of Dr. Lance Alder to you and your family, as well.

Matthew Rodrigues (Source: Google)


Lance is the best dentist I’ve ever had. I had an unfortunate incident occur on a late Saturday night that resulted in me losing my left incisor and both of my front teeth hanging very loosely. I had never seen Lance before but he opened up his office on a Sunday when they were closed just to help me out. If I had to wait till Monday I could have lost both of my front teeth as well. It is going to take a few months for my teeth and smile to be back to the way it was but I am fully confident getting dental treatments from Lance that everything will work out. I seriously cannot thank him enough for everything he has done for me and highly recommend him to anybody seeking dental treatment.

Kelly V. from Newport Beach, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Alder has been my dentist for a very long time.  Last week, my 12 year old daughter suffered from a school yard accident that left her upper front two teeth severely chipped.  Alarmed, I immediately picked her up from school and rushed to another pediatric dentist in Newport Beach.  Unfortunately, her dentist’s office of 12 years was closed.  So knowing that Dr. Alder’s office was just down the block, I took her there instead.  I was so relieved that Deborah at the front desk quickly accessed the gravity of the situation and admitted us right on the spot.  My daughter’s mouth was bleeding and her teeth were slipping out of place.  Donn, the dental assistant, began to carefully and gently help stop the bleeding and made my daughter as comfortable as possible.  Then within less than 15 minutes, Dr. Lance Alder came in the room.  The concern in his face told me that my daughter was in very good hands.  He and Donn began the process of putting the teeth back into place while adhering a custom formed wire retainer to hold them firmly for the next 4-6 weeks.  Dr. Alders’ whole team probably saved my daughters teeth because of not only their expertise but the speed in assessing the situation.  Later that night, Dr. Alder called to see how my daughter was feeling and spoke to her directly.   When my daughter got off the phone she said, “mom, I don’t want to go back to my dentist anymore; Dr. Alder’s team is so much better.”  I couldn’t agree more.  Thank you Dr. Alder for saving the day!

Meggan C. from Costa Mesa, CA (Source: Yelp)


My Husband, kids and myself had previously been driving for years down south to our dentist. We felt like there wasn’t another Dentist or office that could compare. After much deliberation we decided to make the change in the need of time efficiency. We have never looked back!!! Dr. Alder and staff are professional and friendly. I had a tooth that needed a filling and which turned into a root canal and crown.  I was really hesitant. Dr. Alder assured me that I would be asking myself why i had put if off so long. He was right his referral to (endodontist specialist) was just as great as Dr. Alder.  When I was returned to Dr. Alder for my temporary and final crown I was so impressed! I was comfortable and the crown took no adjustment period.  We look forward to our appts. There is no fear or hesitation. I highly recommend Dr. Alder and Staff.  You won’t be disappointed!

Melissa Baxter (Source: Google)


Dr. Alder is a wonderful dentist. Highly recommend him. He is skilled so you’ll get quality treatment, and he is super nice. The office is beautiful, and staff warm.

Zachary F. from Newport Beach, CA (Source: Yelp)


(…)Dr. Alder provides presence and engages with you as if you’ve known each other your whole life, and always seeks to provide you with all of your care needs. He is kind, patient, and overall an excellent healthcare professional. His work speaks for itself, and I have never had a better experience at a dental office in my life now that i’ve become a patient here. Dr. Alder is respectful and attentive to each detail throughout your time spent and showcases a level of care that is of the highest quality.

The office space is inviting and provides you with a sense of comfort throughout all rooms, while equipped with excellent high-quality technological tools and supplies. His staff guide you through each step of the way and are efficient in the use of their materials.

Overall, I can not express how amazing Dr. Alder and his staff are when it comes to provides the highest quality of care and friendliness to each of their patients. A perfect 10 in my book and surely will staying with this group as my new dental provider.

Penny D. from Lake Worth, FL (Source: Yelp)


I’m new to California so I needed to find a new dentist, and I’m so glad I came to Dr. Adler’s Office! His entire staff was welcoming, personable, and helpful. I did not have to wait in the waiting room for more than 5 minutes when I arrived. The hygienist (I believe her name was Amber) was fantastic! I usually dread going to the dentist because it has hurt in the past, but Amber was SO gentle. I literally almost fell asleep while she was doing my cleaning, that’s how comfortable it was. Dr. Alder was very nice. He made me feel welcome and spent time asking me questions and getting to know me. I left feeling like I received a very thorough cleaning, and like I was a valued patient in their practice. I will definitely be back, and I highly recommend Newport Beach Dental to anyone!

Richard M. from Newport Beach, CA (Source: Yelp)


At age 62, I have changed my dentist to Lance Alder, Newport Beach Dental after two helpful visits.  Excellent dental care, wonderful personalities of dental technicians and Dr. Alder.  I highly recommend this dental office!

Erik W. from Newport Beach, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Alder is amazing.  
I have been coming to this office for decades and have always had a positive experience.  It’s always a painless and pleasant experience whenever I visit.  All of the staff; receptionists, hygienists (Gail is my favorite), and assistants are super friendly and comforting.  
When one of my two front tooth crowns broke, Dr. Alder spent countless hours working to ensure that the color was an exact match.  His dedication to perfection was a welcomed practice.  There is no rushing and moving patients out the door, the office waits until you are completely satisfied.
I would recommend this dental office to anyone!  Thanks Dr. Alder and staff!!!!

Ashley E. from Costa Mesa, CA (Source: Yelp)


I absolutely love Dr Alder he did such a great job making me feel comfortable and was very gentle I have had some awful dental experiences before coming  here I will never go anywhere else highly recommend Dr Alder and his amazing staff!!

Jennifer E. from Costa Mesa, CA (Source: Yelp)


(…)I have to say my whole experience with Lance Alder’s office has been fantastic. Krysten was able to get me on the schedule quickly for a consult and I was even able to get a cleaning done on the day of the consult because of a cancellation. I still had buttons on my teeth from Invisalign and they were able to get them off during my visit as well. Every single person on the staff is fabulous and personable and they make you feel very warm and welcome. Dr. Alder and his team are by far the best of the best! Highly recommend.

Christin M. from Costa Mesa, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Alder is a sweetheart.  He has been my dentist for about two years now, but this past Saturday he hit a home run, when he met me on Saturday to fix a crown that fell off before an event.  I was in a panic!!!  I don’t know any dentist who would come in at 7pm on a Saturday evening, but Dr. Alder did!  Talk about going above and beyond…  5 stars all the way.

Jules M. from Newport Beach, CA (Source: Yelp)


I am unlike most people- I LOVE going to the dentist! I recently moved to Newport and was recommended Dr. Alder by a co worker who swore by him. Not only does she swear by him but so do all of her friends as well. Recommendations say a lot about a place/person/service so by reading this hopefully you are picking up your phone to schedule an appointment right now.

During my first visit the staff was very friendly and personable and answered my questions right away. I had questions regarding my wisdom teeth as well as another more complicated question. Dr. Alder took the time to explain to me both answers and even came up with a simple illustration without using the dentist/teeth number terms. Both Dr. Alder and his staff took the time to make sure I was comfortable and understood the answers to my questions.

I highly recommend and urge you to schedule an appointment with Dr. Alder and his staff, you will be glad you did!

Heather D. from Madison, TN (Source: Yelp)


Such an amazing dental office! Everyone is always happy to see you and work with your schedule!! I live in Nashville TN but still fly out to Newport Beach to see Dr. Alder and his team. I highly recommend Dr. Alder and his team to all my friends and family. They are always prompt and make going to the dentist a wonderful experience!

Rob C. from Costa Mesa, CA (Source: Yelp)


I called Dr. Adler’s Office as a new patient today in extreme pain. His staff (especially Deborah!) was extremely kind and helpful. They got me in for an appointment within 2 hours even after I had an issue with my new insurance. Dr. Adler was very kind an proficient. I ended up needing an emergency root canal and he got me setup with a specialist within an hour. I’m at home recovering pain free tonight and will be back to see Dr. Adler for my follow up!

Catherine Appleby (Source: Google)


I was referred to Dr. Alder by a family friend of mine. When I made the appointment over the phone they directed me to their website to fill out all my paperwork online. It was quick and easy. Love that they are paperless and up to date.

Upon arriving I was greeted by Krysten. Super nice! She was very welcoming and took me right back. Dr. Alder was super easy to talk to and made me feel very comfortable. I am sometimes nervous going to the dentist but I have to say overall Dr. Alder and his staff put me at ease. I was very satisfied and highly recommend Newport Beach Dental.

Adam W. from Mission Viejo, CA (Source: Yelp)


Okay, Another case of posting a review because something was truly amazing.  Dr. Alder and the team in this office are simply the best.  Gail is the best hygienist I have ever come across.   Dr. Alder had to do some minor work for me this week.  Honestly, I have never had such a positive experience.  It sounds a little funny but the way he and his team work during a procedure is almost like art.  If I didn’t know better, when he said they were finished I wanted to say “yeah right, you haven’t even started yet!”  But he was finished, and I literally did not feel one thing or have even one uncomfortable second in the chair(…).

Leah T. from Costa Mesa, CA (Source: Yelp)


This review is long over due but Dr.Alder and his staff are amazing. They are professional, courteous, and great about getting you in. You couldn’t ask for a better dental practice. It’s obvious that they really care and do all they can to help you feel comfortable, especially with my little ones. I appreciate how they go the extra mile to help make the dentist a breeze with my young children even though it is not a pediatric dental office. Finding the right dental office is important and even though we no longer live around the corner we will continue to commute in as needed. Thank you!

Jermaine H. from Rancho Cucamonga, CA (Source: Yelp)


Simply the best dental experience I’ve had. Pain free, convenient, and a very family feeling throughout. Everyone seems so close and friendly so it makes you feel even more comfortable, I highly recommend Dr. Alder to all, young and old, and I’m sure my next visit will be better than the last.


Dr. Alder is committed to providing his patients with the most cutting edge dental technology and techniques. His highest priority is to deliver quality service and complete patient satisfaction. Dr. Alder has completed extensive and advanced training in full mouth reconstruction including dental implants, cosmetic dentistry and orthodontics. He is a preferred provider for Invisalign. Dr. Alder graduated from BYU with a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology. He earned his Doctorate of Dental Surgery from Loma Linda University School of Dentistry. He has served on various committees for the California Dental Association and is very active in continuing education. Dr. Alder is a member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, the American Dental Association, the California Dental Association, and the Orange County Dental Society. In addition, he is passionate about philanthropic endeavors and donates much of his time locally and globally to help those in need. Dr. Alder has always been very involved in sports and staying active. He loves Newport and Laguna Beach as they provide him the opportunity to mountain bike, kite surf and wakeboard all year round.