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North Coast Dental Group
Fiona M. Tavakoli, DMD
Oceanside, CA

★★★★★

35 REVIEWS
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DENTAL TREATMENTS OFFERED

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

Dental cleaning

White fillings

Crowns

Inlays & onlays

Bridges

Braces

Clear aligners

Pediatric dental care

Porcelain veneers

Teeth whitening

Dentures & partials

Root canal treatment

Tooth extraction

TMJ treatment

Dental implants

Sedation dentistry

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Offers Even28 at-home™? No

Offers Even28 at-dentist™? No

Offers Invisalign®? Yes

OFFICE HOURS

Monday: 9:00 am to 6:00 pm

Tuesday: 9:00 am to 6:00 pm

Wednesday: 9:00 am to 6:00 pm

Thursday: 9:00 am to 6:00 pm

Friday: 7:00 am to 3:00 pm

Saturday: 9:00 am to 6:00 pm (by appointment only)

Sunday: Closed

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Dr. Fiona Tavakoli

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

Mandy L. from Menifee, CA (Source: Yelp)

★★★★★

I am normally not one to leave a review however this one is long overdue and well deserved.  After not pleasant experiences in the past with dentists I was so happy to find Dr. Fiona a couple of years ago. I refer patients all the time to her. Last weekend I lost a crown and was horrified! I emailed the office on a Sunday night, they replied and squeezed me in on Monday morning.  I am ever so grateful for the wonderful and highly professional care provided! Dr.Fiona and her staff are friendly and for any one who has ever had a fear of a dental visit this is the place for you! I am smiling again thank you! If I could give 10 stars I would!

Devon Aleshire (Source: Google)

★★★★★

My wife introduced me to North Coast Dental Excellence and I have been going here for a couple years now. The staff and doctor are all extremely professional and kind. I, like many, am not a huge fan of going to the dentist, but the care the staff and doctor provide at North Coast Dental Excellence makes you feel comfortable and know that you are truly getting the best care possible. If you are looking for a new dentist or want to experience a more professional and caring environment than I cannot recommend this dental practice more!

Rebecca G. from Carlsbad, CA (Source: Yelp)

★★★★★

I have been searching for a good North County dental office for years. Last year I responded to an add for North Coast Dental Excellence expecting to be pressured to agree to additional services as I had in several other area offices. It did not happen. I have now found a dental office with efficient and friendly administrative staff, proficient and pleasant hygienists, and a knowledgable and competent dentist. I am a cash patient and the prices are reasonable as well. I have now visited the office three times and the experience has been top notch each time.

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

★★★★★

I was very impressed with my dental visit today. At first I was very skeptical because of a couple of reviews I read here on Yelp, but my insurance assigned me to this office. The staff is really nice, and they went an extra mile to provide comfort during my appointment. The doctor was very professional, with a great bed side manner. She was extremely patient with all my questions and concerns, and she literally spent an hour and half looking at my X-rays and showing me different things and discussing my problems in a simple language. She also went over the fees of what I need to do, and honestly, their fees are very comparable to my previous dentist’s. So I don’t feel like I am being forced into doing anything I don’t want to do. The Dr. at the end said that she gave me her professional opinion, and that it is up to me to take it serious enough to do something about it, weather at her office or elsewhere. I am very pleased with the level of care and respect I received, and I will follow up with my treatment at this office. I will post again about how the procedure went. Stay tuned!

Veronica Tovar (Source: Google)

★★★★★

Dr. Fiona, and all the staff here are just the best. No one likes going to the dentist, but everyone here is so friendly & makes you feel right at home, you forget you’re at the dentist! They treat you like family, they speak to you like you’ve been going there for years…they are very open & honest about billing, procedures, insurance policies. I am actually looking forward to the rest of the work I know I need to have done, because I know I am getting the best treatment from the best people! Thank you to Dr. Fiona & to all the lovely ladies on your team!

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

★★★★★

So pleased that Dr. Fiona is now our dentist! Have been coming here for the past 7 years and never felt compelled to write a review until she came on board this year. The whole staff was already awesome and amazing but the office itself was lacking something. After much convincing I got my dentist shy husband to give her a try and now he has nothing but praise for her.He had a not so pleasant experience in the past and was a little reluctant to return. But now he is over that fear and steadily moving forward with all of his dental needs here. They also have a dental plan that will help out if you are without dental insurance. Highly recommend this dental office!

Vilda J. (Source: Zocdoc)

★★★★★

Very nice and straightforward person. No hype or sales pitch. Took the time to explain and diagram exactly what was needed and the possibilities that existed, i.e. the possibility of a circumstance in which the work, and thus the cost, could be significantly higher. If I choose to go with this doctor, I have a full understanding of what will and what could be the outcome. Since I’m still deciding whether to have the work done here, I cannot yet evaluate this doctor’s performance.

Yoshimi Trivino (Source: Google)

★★★★★

I’ve been to North Coast Dental for 3 years. I recently have done a crown on my front tooth and Dr. Fiona did an excellent job. Fiona is very talented and kind. The front staff are very friendly and always make an effort to accommodate my appointments. I love the reminder appt text notifications. Less expensive cost comparing to other dentists and they accept all kind of insurances. I definitely recommend North Coast Dental.

Becky Guenther (Source: Google)

★★★★★

I have been searching for a good North County dental office for years. Last year I responded to an add for North Coast Dental Excellence expecting to be pressured to agree to additional services as I had in several other area offices. It did not happen. I have now found a dental office with efficient and friendly administrative staff, proficient and pleasant hygienists, and a knowledgable and competent dentist. I am a cash patient and the prices are reasonable as well. I have now visited the office three times and the experience has been top notch each time.

Tommy E. from Carlsbad, CA (Source: Yelp)

★★★★★

Professional, honest and trustworthy! I had a wisdom tooth extraction. I thought This over two times prior, because I was biting myself. Twice it had been filled and I thought problem solve. But, no fillings would not stay. So, I figured time to listen. They were good, that O enjoyed being there. Hehe I really say

Leticia M. from Oceanside, CA (Source: Yelp)

★★★★★

A wonderful experience every time, the entire staff is supper welcoming and friendly. Dr. Fiona is extremely caring and understanding a true professional. I would recommend Dr. Fiona to anyone who is looking for a great dentist. Thank you so much NORTH COAST DENTAL EXECELLENCE!!

Amanda Shae (Source: Google)

★★★★★

Right off the bat I should disclose that I do NOT like going to the dentist. But I love North Coast Dental. Dr Fiona is amazing. She is warm and inviting. Great bedside manner which is important when you have two little ones receiving care. She puts them right at ease and is very patient with my 5 year old who can be a bit dramatic. ( She takes after me) Dr Fiona’s work and her staff’s work are phenomenal. I couldn’t have asked for a better dental team. And we never leave feeling anything other than good. My kids are not scared of the dentist and are excited to go. That’s such a good feeling as a mom.

April Whaley (Source: Facebook)

★★★★★

I took my family to this dentist office. And I hate the dentist. It was the first time that I left without being hurt!! Most of my dentist experience has left me not being able to eat for days. Thank you for taking your time & not hurt me or my kids.

Shaista S. from Tri-City, Oceanside, CA (Source: Yelp)

★★★★★

Dr. Fiona is the best of the best. One of the kindest dentists I have ever met. Her and her team are so kind and always make sure you’re doing alright. My wait is never too long and they always make sure to call and check on how I’m doing. I originally looked up a dentist who did sedation because I’m not comfortable at all at the dentist. I found Dr. Fiona after three other tries, but she only offered Nitrous. It made me nervous because I wanted to be more unaware of my procedure but during my first visit they explained very extensively on how everything would work so I decided to give them a shot. They let my mom sit in with me and I know it’s kinda odd,  but if you guys knew how scared I get at the dentist you would understand. So I went with the procedure and I can remember it a little but I don’t at the same time. All I remember was that I got it done real quick and then I was out. I went back for a cleaning and I’m going back for more work!

Susan Rosalie (Source: Facebook)

★★★★★

I always have the best experience here! The staff is so warm and patient, I always feel so comfortable! Also, had my orthodontics done by Dr. Tavakoli and my experience with braces was above and beyond! She did such a great job! Couldn’t be happier �

Crystal Marie G. from Los Angeles, CA (Source: Yelp)

★★★★★

I love Dr. Fiona and her whole team. They are always extremely professional, kind, and welcoming. I usually hate going to the dentist but don’t mind going here. I even recently had the option of changing my dental insurance and called the front desk to make sure that they’d take my new insurance because I didn’t want to switch dentists. I always feel like they all have my best interests in mind and explain things in a way that is easily understandable. I highly recommend North Coast Dental Excellence.

Lita D. from La Mesa, CA (Source: Yelp)

★★★★★

I followed Dr. Fiona from east county to Oceanside.  Why?  She is professional, thorough, honest, explains risks along with pros and cons with options you have.  She is the BEST at administering Novocaine injections – truly amazing.  I travel 60 miles (one-way) for treatment. The dental assistants and receptionist are also very pleasant, thorough and professional.  So glad I met her in east county. Thank you!!!

Todd Secor (Source: Google)

★★★★★

I went there for a cleaning and exam. The doctors and staff are very nice. Its a pretty small office but there was no unnecessary waiting. They were straight forward and honest. Nobody tried to talk me into getting dental work that costs thousands of dollars like some dentists do. The hygienist was pretty rough while flossing, but other than that I have no complaints.

Alison A. (Source: Zocdoc)

★★★★★

Dr. Fiona is wonderful and everyone else working at North Coast Dental Excellence. The initial visit wait was long, but I could tell it was unusual for the place and they were short staffed (plus COVID makes everything harder). An extremely welcoming office who got me a dental plan of action right away. Great cleaning by the hygienist and an experience that has reminded me how important mouth health is…thanks to everyone on the team!

Laura B. from California (Source: Yelp)

★★★★★

I have been going to this dentist since I was 6. I’m now 24. I’ve seen the office go through different lead dentist and Dr.Fiona is simply the best. I have a huge fear of the dentist from when I was little before going here. She and her right hand man, Ellie have taken such great care of me since then. Ellie has been with me from the start. She is the best. Going to the dentist is never fun for me but this place makes it a little less painful.

Catherine S. (Source: Zocdoc)

★★★★★

The dentist is amazing. The initial paperwork seemed a bit excessive but that was the only part I didn’t like. The dentist was super nice and laid out a full treatment plan of all work that needs to be done that I received a printed copy of to take home. It included the costs of the care then the portion I have to pay after they calculated my insurance. I’m really impressed!

Regina N. from Oceanside, CA (Source: Yelp)

★★★★★

My 5 is contributed strictly to my initial visit w/the staff & COMFORT w/my SEDATION/surgery just recently. I have a serious fear from dental (anything)…just hearing those instruments…..that in itself…however, on this occasion, my situation REQUIRED SEDATION… and I was say’n to myself: “THANK GOD! ‘I lucked’ out”… O-M-G!!!! Dr. F & the NCDENTAL EXCELLENCE Staff was AWESOME! I’d been looking for this (Sedation) Service since 2015, but to no avail. On 3-31, my worries were put to “rest”, no pun intended (LoL).  Dr. F told me what to do the night before the Sedation, leading up to that morning. My son escorted me to my appointment then drove me home.  All I remember was…feeling soooo warm and comfy…and to tell the truth, waking up and thinking we still needed to get the work done. But, it was ALREADY OVER! THANK GOD!!! Dr. F is an XLNT Physician @her Craft, who takes her work very seriously…

Elaine McClendon (Source: Google)

★★★★★

Dr. Tavakoli is so knowledgeable, empathetic, and caring. I have many dental challenges and she has solved them expertly. In fact, I am on my second second implant. It is important to have trust in your dentist and that you can be assured of when you are in her care. A bonus is that all of her staff are pleasant, courteous, and caring helping to make their patients’ experience a pleasant one.

Erica Cody (Source: Google)

★★★★★

Hands down the best dentist I’ve seen in my life. Coming from the dental industry myself I know that it’s hard to find a genuine office who cares about the patient. All of the staff are so amazing and treat me like family. They even give me calls to check up on my son and I which means so much to me as a person and a patient. Honestly 5 stars isn’t enough for this place. Thank you guys for being SO honest and caring. See you soon!!

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

★★★★★

Best Dentist I have been to ever. Dr. Fiona is truly a professional and took the time to get to know me on a human/personal level at the very start of my appointments before she jumped in to work on me. She has a warm heart as well as providing very thorough and easy to understand explanations of my exrays, the treatment she recommended and how to proceed forward. Sean was my hygienist and he was so kind and considerate of my comfort level the entire time with him. He was checking in on how I was doing thru the deep cleaning procedure & asking if I needed to take a break. I was very appreciative of his high quality of service and caring. My teeth have not looked so white or felt this clean in literally years. The office staff and literally every single person at North Coast Dental was A+ incredible. I felt like they treated me like a family member with respect, genuine courtesy and care. I am very thankful that out of all the Dentists I researched thru yelp that I chose Dr. Fiona. Could not be happier 🙂

Alison A. (Source: Google)

★★★★★

Dr. Fiona is wonderful and everyone else working at North Coast Dental Excellence. The initial visit wait was long, but I could tell it was unusual for the place and they were short staffed (plus COVID makes everything harder). An extremely welcoming office who got me a dental plan of action right away. Great cleaning by the hygienist and an experience that has reminded me how important mouth health is…thanks to everyone on the team!

Regina G. from Oceanside, CA (Source: Yelp)

★★★★★

IDK how anybody can give anykinda bad review for Dr. Fiona &/or her Staff. I’ve been one of, probably her #1, most difficult patients – -ever, EVA…switching; ducking; this- -that…and Dr. Fiona/her staff have ALWAYS put up wit my shannigans…well, CHRONIC -DENTAL FEARs; excuses, etc. to the point where now -PRESENTLY…I’m really in BAD SHAPE!!! but u didn’t hear that from me, rite? yet still Dr.Fiona & ALL her Staff treats (plural) not (ed), as past with DIGNITY and HOPE not “sympathy” because their job is to COMFORT while they CARE. That is what they do; and THAT IS WHY I HAVE NOT; WILL NOT AND PRAY I NEVER WOULD have the need to ever go anywhere ELSE than…wherEver Dr. Fiona is taking care of her Clients. As for her Staff, if any transition were to occur, I feel so @-ease w/her choice of hire, that they too would be, as they’ve always have been, nothing FAR OTHER THAN Stellar Professionals.

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

★★★★★

I absolutely love this place! Dr. Fiona and her team  (Rachel and Elizabeth) treated me like family from the second I walked in there. I got two cavities filled and a root canal. Now nobody wants to get a root canal done but they were so professional, precise and fast that the procedure didn’t bother me one bit. Their receptionist Rachel called me twice the next two weeks to make sure everything was ok and I was comfortable, the doctor even called me to make sure my pain was gone. They are so sweet, knowledgable and sincere with every aspect of their business. I would definitely recommend this business to any of my family and friends. And especially to anyone who got dental work done in the military and needs it corrected (my case). Thank you girls my teeth feel and look great!

Anonymous (Source: Google)

★★★★★

I just started going to them and so far so good. The staff is really wonderful and friendly. They really go out of their way to make you feel welcomed and work with your schedule. They tell you the costs upfront so there are no surprises and really go into detail of what needs to be done. They’re also open on Saturday’s which makes it easy for those that are busy on the weekdays. Going to the dentist is not everybody’s favorite thing but this place makes it less stressful and easier.

Jessica Furze (Source: Google)

★★★★★

I just finished a filling with Dr. Tavakoli on my front tooth, I had a cavity beginning and it was really something I started to become self conscious about when I smile. Well now not anymore! Dr. Tavakoli filled my tooth and it is an identical twin to my other front tooth! I couldn’t be happier. She was very gentle and confident. My new favorite dentistry!

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

★★★★★

Dr. Fiona, and all the staff here are just the best. No one likes going to the dentist, but everyone here is so friendly & makes you feel right at home -from the moment you walk in, you forget you’re at the dentist! They treat you like family, they speak to you like you’ve been going there for years…they are very open & honest about billing, procedures, insurance policies. I am actually looking forward to the rest of the work I know I need to have done, because I know I am getting the best treatment from the best people! Thank you to Dr. Fiona & to all the lovely ladies on your team! See you soon!

Christine Nicely (Source: Google)

★★★★★

This dental office is wonderful! My smile was broken and they fixed it. They made it even better than before. I was in tears when I walked in there office. New in the area I had to find a dentist to help me. I had interviewed 4 before I met Dr. Kathy and her staff. They came up with the best choice, that no one else offered. It was affordable, much quicker and even improved what I had with my existing teeth. I cannot thank them enough for helping me smile again. And I recommend anyone to experience their dental office. :)))))

Ryan T. from Vancouver, WA (Source: Yelp)

★★★★★

I think I found my new dentist in the area as I have recently moved here and needed a good dentist. I realized that recently this office has changed doctors, and the new dentist, Dr. Fiona is the main person here now. I could not be happier with my care here as I felt very well taken care of. Everything was explained to me in simple terms, and my expectations were met, questions answered, and the advanced tooth problem I had was nicely fixed. Dr. Fiona seems to be knowledgable, respectable, and friendly. My daughter needs some dental care, and she will come to this office too. Thank you for a fabulous job.

Shaista Said (Source: Google)

★★★★★

I get very antsy at the dentist. No matter what I have anxiety. But Dr. Fiona and her team make me feel super comfortable. I still have to take nitrous because I get so scared. Even then they take so much care of me, Dr. Fiona makes sure that I’m doing alright and gives me breaks so I don’t have a collective freak out. I’m super grateful I found her and her team. 10/10

Desiree G. from Sacramento, CA (Source: Yelp)

★★★★★

I was visiting my parents in Oceanside for Thanksgiving. We are from Northern California and I had a dental emergency. I was very anxious because I didn’t know who to call.  On Thanksgiving day my front implant came loose.  I was very nervous my tooth was going to fall out.  The day after Thanksgiving I called North Coast Dental in Oceanside and spoke directly to Dr. Fiona Tavakoli.  I knew immediately she was knowledgable and she made me feel at ease right away.  I got an appointment within a few hours. Dr. Fiona and her assistant Elizabeth were wonderful. Within an hour my implant was tightened and I was on my way.  I would highly recommend Dr. Tavakoli for general and complex dentistry.   She was kind, thoughtful, and obviously very intelligent.   Should me or any of my family members  ever need dental care in the future I would definitely recommend Dr. Fiona and North Coast Dental. Don’t waste your time calling around for a dentist. If you go to see Dr. Fiona you definitely will be very pleased and you won’t regret it for a moment!

A WORD FROM YOUR DOCTOR

From veneers to dental implants and full mouth restorations, let North Coast Dental Care help you get your perfect smile. Porcelain Veneers Can Make Everyone's Smile More Beautiful Without Painful Removal of Tooth Structure. If you have missing or damaged teeth, dental implants may be the answer for you. Dr. Fiona strives to provide the best treatment possible in a gentle, trusted, fair and reasonably fast way. Her passion is dentistry, and her goal is to make every visit a pleasant and memorable one for each patient. Dr. Fiona received her Bachelor of Computer Science from Concordia University in Montreal, Qc, and her Doctor of Dental Medicine from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, OH, where she graduated with honors and in the top ten of her class. She completed her Advanced Education in General Dentistry at the University of Florida, and first practiced in Jacksonville, Florida. Later, her husband accepted a new position with the US Navy in San Diego, so she took the opportunity to relocate to the Sunny City along with their two children. Among her qualifications are a Certificate of Recognition from The American Academy of Implant Dentistry, and the American Equilibration Society. Dr. Fiona truly loves dentistry and strives to stay up to date with the latest in techniques and technology by spending hundreds of hours each year attending lectures on new procedures and materials. As a general dentist, Dr. Fiona enjoys all areas of comprehensive dental care from preventive treatment, simple restorations, and cosmetic care, to root canals, crown and bridge, and implants. She takes great pride in being thorough, and rendering all treatment with a gentle and caring attitude. She is in network with most PPO insurance plans.