Oceanside Dental Arts
Stuart Chang, DDS:
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Oceanside Dental Arts
Stuart D. Chang, DDS
Vista, CA













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

Dental cleaning

White fillings


Inlays & onlays


Clear aligners

Pediatric dental care

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


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: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Friday: 7:30 am to 3:30 pm

Saturday: Closed

Sunday: Closed





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

Lori S. from Vista, CA (Source: Yelp)


We have been going to Dr Chang for years !!! Literally years I think our youngest was about 10 and now she is 29 !! He is the best Dentist we have ever been to !!! In fact we ended up paying for a higher insurance just so we could go back to him. He is gentle and HONEST !!! I say that because he has never up charged us in anything. We had to go to Gentle Dental for a year and paid so much !!! When they told my husband he had to have 3,000 worth of work done he paid to get a second opinion from Dr. Chang. It ended up only being $600. And we could go on and on about The hygienist Diane, We LOVE her !! We have had one other when Diane wasn’t working and we loved her too !! Can’t say enough great things about this dental office!!!

Nic Hazim (Source: Google)


The place is awesome, I always feels super comfortable going there. Dr Herring is extremely professional and friendly, listens carefully to your concerns, and answers all your questions. Highly recommended!

Hula Praise (Source: Facebook)


Dr Chang, Dr Plaitano and staff were friendly, informative, caring. I’m a new patient so they made me feel welcome and made the new patient online forms easy and quick to do. They offered good financing options. They were alert and attentive. During my root canal, the doctor made me feel at ease and asked me if I was doing alright every few minutes. Appreciated that a lot. Thank you, Oceanside Dental Arts

Elisa U. from Vista, CA (Source: Yelp)


I really enjoy going to Dr Chang Oceanside Dental Arts.  The office is beautifully maintained.  Everybody is very very pleasant and helpful.  The Hygienists always are encouraging and do great work in a friendly and knowledgeable manner and Dr Chang always checks on me and keeps good care of me in a professional and quick way. Thank you.

Tiffany Fairchild (Source: Google)


Love the front desk staff. They are efficient and friendly. Dr. Chang is awesome at educating oral hygiene with treatment procedures and his assistants are helpful during the whole process. Easy recommendation.

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


Dr. Chang is a wonderful Doctor . He has been my dentist for more than 20 years. Dr. Chang is a wonderful person. He is dedicated to his profession. I’m sending my sister to Dr. Chang . I tried a different dentist because my insurance changed. I went to La Cost Dentistry and orthodontics in the new shopping center.  This company has practiced fraud. I wanted a teeth cleaning. I paid my $5 copayment and they offered a “free” digital X-ray . When leaving the doctors office they said I needed to pay an extra $345. Which I stupidly paid. I was very upset. I went back to Dr. Chang and told him the story. He looked at the Digital X-ray and said only a few of my teeth were X-rayed the rest were merely pictures of my teeth. He also said you were charged for a filling which I didn’t get nor did I need. When I protested about my bill they told me that I had a good Deal they were charging the dental insurance $1200. Be warned senior citizens not all dentist are made alike . I dropped the insurance and returned to an honest doctor who has integrity ,and  that would be Dr.Chang.

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


Where do I even begin,  If I could give Dr. Chang and all of his office staff more stars I would.  I was in search of a new dentist and very hesitant about it since I have not had the best experience in the past with previous dentists/staff.  I found Dr. Chang on Yelp and decided to give him a try after reading the other reviews. I was having tooth pain on a tooth a previous dentist had done a filling on years ago, Dr. Chang decided it was in need of a root canal.  They opened the office an hour early on Monday to fit me in as soon as possible.  Everyone in the office is so nice and caring and always concerned about your comfort. I have never waited long to be seen and they have 5pm appointments so I don’t have to miss work.  I cannot say enough good things about this place and to top it off the office is immaculate.

Chris Harmon (Source: Google)


I‘ve experienced nothing but excellent service. The expertise of Dr Chang is excellent and he has never tried to sell me something beyond what I needed at the time which is very refreshing compared to other dentists. His staff are friendly and professional. It is truly an optimal experience.

Janice Rosenkranz (Source: Google)


Today was my very first visit to this office & I haven’t been to a dentist in several years. Everything, from start to finish, was absolutely perfect!! Rachel, the receptionist, was very professional & friendly. She has a very welcoming personality & a beautiful smile. Aubrey, the dental hygienists was amazing. She was extremely thorough & explained, in great detail, all that she was doing. She was very gentle & made me feel very comfortable. Dr.Chang was also very thorough, took his time with me & explained the condition of my teeth, which he said were in great shape. I am extremely happy with my visit & I would highly recommend this dental office to anyone whose looking for a reasonable, outstanding dentist.

Alice P. from Oceanside, CA (Source: Yelp)


My first visit here I forget who helped me( I think Diane) but she was so sweet and caring when cleaning my teeth and she engaged in conversation with me the whole time knowing I wouldn’t be able to respond back with an open mouth and she didn’t make me feel anxious for not responding just pure sweetness! I recently broke my front tooth to the point where my nerve was showing. Dr. Chang immediately declared it a emergency and within a few hours I had a PAIN FREE root canal by Dr. Plaitano, who talked me through everything as he was doing assuring me I would feel little to no pain. I seriously was so scared and worried because I’ve always heard about how painful they are and I didn’t feel a thing! I was totally SHOCKED, I didn’t believe the procedure was even over! I kept waiting for the point where I would feel pain and say ouch but it never happened! The dental assistants are such sweet lady’s as well, Nelly has been helping me and gave me my temporary tooth and I couldn’t tell it was a fake/temporary tooth at all! When I showed my family and friends and they couldn’t tell which one it was! We actually all thought it was my permanent tooth because of how great it looked. Today I  finally cemented in my permanent crown by Dr. Chang and DA Nelly and again it was pain free! They are more than helpful when ever I ask questions and gave great advice for after treatment and taking care of the crown, they never make me feel like I’m bothering them or they’re in a rush to help the next patient when I bother them with questions. I must also give credit to the front desk lady’s for always being so welcoming and kind when I walk in. Their whole team overall just has great hospitality! Thank you so much and thank you for showing up to work every day in the midst of a pandemic!! When I arrived today Evelyn let me know that she was going to take my temperature this showed me the safety precautions they take to ensure the safety of their staff and patients. Well, long story short I used to hate the dentist due to fear and now I trust Oceanside Dental Arts so much my dentist anxiety is no longer!

Bret S. from Carlsbad, CA (Source: Yelp)


The team at Oceanside Dental Arts is phenomenal. I’m a long time customer and can’t say enough about Dr. Chang. He’s great with kids as well as our young adult kids, who need some serious reminders occasionally, and us. I hated going to the dentist as a kid, no problems now.

Cassidy Hoeft (Source: Google)


Been going here for going on seven years now, and will continue to for the foreseeable future. It is definitely the best office I have been to. Friendly and honest staff that make no attempt to exploit clients with unnecessary procedures.

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


One of the best dentists I have been to. They are so nice and very professional. The dental hygienist was so gentle and I absolutely loved Dr. Chang, even the ladies at the front desk were so sweet and welcoming. I felt like i was in the best of hands and that they didn’t miss a thing. Another huge plus is I didn’t feel like they were being pushy or trying to sell me on services like I have felt in the past at other dental offices. I’m so thankful to have found them and now my entire family uses Oceanside Dental Arts.

Heather K. from Oceanside, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Chang and his staff treat their patients with such care! The office is very nice and clean! The entire staff went above and beyond to make sure I had a great experience. They were all so kind. Defiantly a family friendly place with exception and care from Dr. Chang to the staff.

Sarah Trunkey (Source: Google)


Wow. Such a nice facility. So nice staff. Dr Chang was kind and knowledgeable. I struggle with flossing. I know I’m not alone. But I was not guilt tripped. Yes they told me I need to work on it. But thankfully I wasn’t beaten over the head about it. Jasmine was my hygienist and I told her that the scraping was really hard for me and that I’ve had bad hygienist before. She was kind and gentle. And when she did have to get more “aggressive” she warned me and kept it quick. Thank you for making finding a new dentist easy and nearly painless. I haven’t been to the dentist in probably two years. Because I kept putting it off and I just wasn’t looking forward to it. But I am happy to say I won’t dread my appointment in six months!

Jacqueline Rogers Yancy (Source: Facebook)


I’ve been so many dental offices, but Oceanside Dental Arts is the best I’ve ever been to. I love there new expansion, there office is like going to a spa to me. The staff is amazing always humble. Dr Chang and Dr Herring are very caring and gentle. Thank you all!!

Mita K. (Source: Google)


I’m a new patient and I am very happy with the care I received. The office is modern and fresh and the people are friendly and helpful. I saw Dr Chang for my check-up and Jasmine for my cleaning. Very happy with both!!

Juan Gomez (Source: Google)


By far the best dental office I have been to in awhile. Great experience from start to finish. The receptionist are very friendly, the dental hygienist are extremely professional and friendly (I had mine ask me if I was doing ok several time, refreshing) and Dr. Chang was great! He explained procedures and answered questions that I had. Overall a great experience, thank you for continued service even through the pandemic. Highly recommend!

Mylene M. from Calavera Hills Village, Carlsbad, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Chang and staff provide the best service…EVER!!! I’ve been to their office a couple of times now to get some emergency work done and my experience both times has been nothing but wonderful! Throughout the process, Dr. Chang and his staff explained every step clearly to me. I highly recommend going to them.

Kevin P. from Vista, CA (Source: Yelp)


I’ve been to a few places trying to find good dentistry and staff. All were rude and made me feel bad about my mouth except here. As soon as I walked in I was greeted by the friendliest staff and dentist. They were gentle and caring and made me laugh. I feel completely confident about this place and highly recommend going here. I will be continuing my dental plan with them and will only come here. Thank you for the outstanding customer service and positivity throughout. By far the best dental group I’ve ever been to. Everyone needs to know about this facility and their incredible staff. Can’t wait for them to fix my teeth and keep me continuously healthy through the process. 5 Stars easy. Would give a 10 star rating if it allowed on yelp!!

Sarah Trunkey (Source: Facebook)


Wow. Such a nice facility. So nice staff. Dr Chang was kind and knowledgeable. I struggle with flossing. I know I’m not alone. But I was not guilt tripped. Yes they told me I need to work on it. But thankfully I wasn’t beaten over the head about it. Jasmine was my hygienist and I told her that the scraping was really hard for me and that I’ve had bad hygienist before. She was kind and gentle. And when she did have to get more “aggressive” she warned me and kept it quick. Thank you for making finding a new dentist easy and nearly painless. I haven’t been to the dentist in probably two years. Because I kept putting it off and I just wasn’t looking forward to it. But I am happy to say I won’t dread my appointment in six months!

Sandra E. from Vista, CA (Source: Yelp)


My daughter and I have been going to Dr. Chang’s office for quite a while now (2+ yrs). I love the no pressure attitude from him and my favorite dental hygienist, Diane. I told them about my issues with TMJ and my neck problems. He told me about a different type of night guard (I had had one before that proved to be useless and clunky). Since I’ve had it (called a NTI), my neck problems have subsided significantly. My daughter loves going there too.

Christina Aphaivong (Source: Google)


This is my second cleaning with them and they are always very personable and helpful! Aubrey even offered me watermelon flavored toothpaste and Dr. Chang came to say hi. My teeth are super clean and cavity free.

Dee Marie S. from Encinitas, CA (Source: Yelp)


I have terrible teeth and dislike the dentist.  That being said, I would recommend Dr Chang to anyone.  The staff is super friendly and non-judgmental and Dr Chang is honest, to the point and a great dentist.  They take Care Credit if money is an issue, and also do sedation if you”re like me and can’t handle the whole hand-in- mouth thing.  If you’re looking for someone that you wont dread seeing, look no further!

Mark C. from Corona, CA (Source: Yelp)


I have not been to the dentist in a very long time. I was nervous, worried how painful this might be. This place holds up to their 5/5 ratings on yelp. All the staff are very polite, aware of what’s going on right now (covid) and keep the whole dental office clean. They have air filters in every room. They make sure you are not in any pain during any of the procedures done to you. Do not be scared, this place is extremely helpful.

Larry S. (Source: Google)


Today was my first visit and I’m definitely happy I switched to Oceanside Dental Arts. Doctor Herring listened to all of my concerns and made me feel comfortable. The whole team was great, especially the dental hygienist (can’t remember her name) who was awesome.

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


What a genuine staff Dr Chang has! I am so happy with my decision to choose this facility as my primary dentist office. I had my first appointment for cleaning and the dental hygienist that jokes about being called “Dory” was the absolute sweetest and talked throughout the appointment which helped keep my nerves down as I don’t particularly enjoy going to the dentist. Great staff, very punctual and overall amazing facility. Thank you ladies and Dr Chang for providing a positive customer experience! PS they have TVs placed in front of you when taken to the back, but I was never left alone where it was necessary. Such a great facility and very well kept!

Valarie Medina (Source: Google)


I was a very nervous patient and put off getting root canals for 4 years until I met Dr. Chang. The office staff was nothing but awesome. They were so calming and made me feel so at ease to get the work done I needed to get done for my teeth. I am so happy and will definitely recommend them to everyone I know.

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


Years ago I experienced fear and dread whenever I needed to go to the dentist. I’d lose sleep worrying about how much just a teeth cleaning was going to hurt as I have pretty sensitive teeth. Now that I’ve been a regular patient at Dr. Chang’s, that fear and dread are gone. I don’t even think about it now when I have an appointment. Diane is the best hygienist ever, I am convinced of that. She is so caring, so careful and a fantastic technician as well. And probably the nicest person you’ll ever meet. My teeth and gums are the best they’ve ever been thanks to Dr. Chang and Diane. I would never consider going anywhere else for dental care. Their whole staff including the front desk are very nice people and will always treat you with respect and kindness. I would recommend Dr. Chang’s office to anyone. They truly are the BEST!

Rona R. from San Jose, CA (Source: Yelp)


I’m not a big fan of going to the dentist but Oceanside Dental Arts made it okay. The front desk staff was knowledgeable and able to help me find a mouth guard option within my budget. My dental assistant was warm and Dr. Herring not only fixed my filling without any pain but also explained everything he was doing and why. I highly recommend this dental office.

Laura K. (Source: Google)


Great experience with Dr. Chang and his staff. Dr. Chang is a perfectionist with his work and I appreciate that as his patient. He’s fixed a couple chipped teeth and done so with perfection. One was filled and the other sanded/smoothed.

Lily Wong Quan (Source: Facebook)


The whole family has been going to Dr. Chang for over a decade. What a great group of professionals. Highly recommend! Thank you Oceanside Dental Arts!

Matt Wyatt (Source: Google)


This is a great general dentistry with knowledgable, competent, efficient, and kind staff. Many dentistries focus on upselling/commercialization, have traditionalist principles, or are simply disorganized– but not here. As a new patient, I am quite satisfied. They also take Blue California insurance

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


This place stuck out to me because of all the great reviews. I see why too! Great customer service and great staff. A very clean, friendly office with beautiful interior. They do a great job with everything they do and answer all my questions. My teeth can be sensitive so they are always gentle and wanting to make sure the client is comfortable! Great experiences every time. Thanks guys!

Anthony J. from Encinitas, CA (Source: Yelp)


Had such a great experience with Dr. Chang and his staff that I was inspired to write a first Yelp review. Had a sudden toothache/infection occur and needed help quickly. Was not happy with prior dentist in Carlsbad so began scouring Yelp for recommendations. After narrowing it down to three choices and calling each office I eventually selected Oceanside Dental Arts. Very glad I did, and feel like I’ve found a dentist for life. From friendly accommodating and thorough front office staff, to behind the scenes hygienist and finally Dr. Chang’s examination I couldn’t conceive of better treatment. Took care of my problem without any upcharges, was in/out of the chair in thirty minutes and very fair pricing topped it off. If this one visit is an indication of his daily practice, couldn’t recommend strongly enough.


Oceanside Dental Arts strives to give patients high quality care, no matter what oral problem they may have. Dedicated to achieving patient satisfaction and convenience, we offer a range of services including: dental implants, veneers, crowns & bridges, dentures, and orthodontics. Dr. Chang has been in private practice since 2000. He came to the Oceanside/Vista/Carlsbad area in 2001. Dr. Chang is a graduate of the University of California, San Francisco. He has been in private practice since 2000 and in this location since 2001. He is a member in good standing with the American Dental Association, the California Dental Association, the Academy of General Dentistry and the San Diego Dental Society.