Oceanside Dental Excellence
Stephen Dankworth, DDS:
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Oceanside Dental Excellence
Stephen R. Dankworth, DDS
Oceanside, CA













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

Dental cleaning

White fillings


Inlays & onlays


Clear aligners

Sedation dentistry

Porcelain veneers

Teeth whitening

Dentures & partials

Root canal treatment

Tooth extraction

TMJ treatment

Sleep apnea therapy

Dental implants


Offers Even28 at-home™? No

Offers Even28 at-dentist™? No

Offers Invisalign®? Yes


Monday: 8:30 am to 5:00 pm

Tuesday: Closed

Wednesday: 8:30 am to 5:00 pm

Thursday: 8:30 am to 5:00 pm

Friday: 8:00 am to 2:00 pm

Saturday: Closed

Sunday: Closed





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

Thalia I. from San Francisco, CA (Source: Yelp)


I could not be more pleased with these dentists (Dr. Kimberly Dankworth and Dr. Piper Dankworth, in particular).  They are very respectful of my personal hangups about dentistry.  Everybody who works in the office is friendly.  The dentists are the Dankworth family: mom, dad, and their daughter.   They seem to genuinely love dentistry, which is weird.  Perhaps they’re really human-like robots. The young, pretty hygenists have very helpful suggestions that have improved my dental hygene without flossing!  The dentists have not lectured me or guilt tripped me or suggested any extra procedures I might not need.  They are flexible about scheduling.  This office recently changed hands, so I don’t think many of the reviews are about the current practice.  I sent my boyfriend to their office and he was also really impressed by these dentists.

Rhiannon Hackett (Source: Google)


I’ve been going to Oceanside Dental Excellance for the past few months following an emergency visit to address a tooth in desperate need of a root canal. They were able to get me in and started that day to take care of the excessive pain I was in and every visit since has been the same quality of service. The staff is friendly and helpful, the doctors are kind and always quick to address any questions or concerns, and the facility is clean and comfortable. I’ve been more than satisfied with the care I’ve received here and plan on utilizing them for all of my future dental needs.

Miranda Klassen (Source: Facebook)


I came based on a recommendation from a friend. By far the best cleaning (Stacey is AMAZING) I have ever had. The office has also many advanced preventive therapies that my other dentists have never offered.

Sheri G. from California (Source: Yelp)


I needed a new dentist, and had put it off for too long.  I went to this business, and was pleasantly surprised, Let’s face it, going to the dentist can be painful!  I had an exam, and was set up for a deep cleaning, as I said before, it had been a while. I opted to do my whole mouth in one sitting, and my hygenist Natasha was professional, cheerful, and most of all, considerate of my comfort.  I have spoken with April at the front desk, and she works to make sure I get all the benefits my insurance allows! And, she does it cheerfully, with a great attitude. It’s been a pleasant experience from the front of the house to the back.  Thanks O.D.E

Saray Spreer (Source: Google)


Excellent service Dr Dankworth was super caring and professional the dental assistant Sandra was amazing and she made sure I was comfortable and not in any kind of pain. All the staff from the front desk to the hygienist Natasha were very caring kind and professional I was super happy with the results of my dental work and their prices were very affordable. For now on I will be their loyal patient Saray Spreer

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


My family had been going to Dr. Ford for many years. I would not even to go to the dentist due to a bad experience when I was younger. Even as kind as Dr. Ford is, couldn’t do it. Recently had to have my wisdom teeth pulled. Dr. Kimberly Dankworth and her assistant were so caring about making sure I was comfortable, and would answer all questions. I felt no pain with the shots and I was feeling less anxious. That i was okay when I went in for my cleaning with Natasha a few weeks later. She was very nice and kind as well. I would give 5 stars at this point but still have some appointments so I will return when we see how all those go. I would say the only con to the office is the days and office hours are little hard to work with mine and when we are trying to make appointments for our children.

Jake Michalovich (Source: Google)


I love this office!! The front office girls are amazing, the hygentist is amazing and OMG Dr Dankworth is the most amazing dentist I have ever seen! He’ is so compassionate, thorough! I have been to several Dentist over the years, I will never go anywhere else! Thank you for my new pretty choppers’ Annette aka Jake Michalovich!

John Redman (Source: Google)


I’ve been a patient of dr. Ford’s for over 20 years and every time I go in there it’s a pleasant experience I’m treated with the upmost respect the job is done very professionally and explained to me extremely well. I will continue to be a patient of dr. Ford’s until the time he decides to retire!

Devon Derieg Musgrove (Source: Facebook)


I’ve had quite a bit of work done with Dr. Dankworth the last couple of years. He and his team have done a great job of not only excellent work but also making me feel comfortable. He has fixed old dental work and done several crowns. They look and feel perfect.

Tim Rongley (Source: Facebook)


La Costa Dental Excellence is the best in the biz! Everything from the state of the art equipment, the front office staff, dental team & even the office itself. The team is very professional and courteous and super friendly. They explain everything well and give you options. You can see the passion in their work and are perfectionists and it shows!

Ruben León (Source: Facebook)


Let’s face it, nobody loves going to the dentist, right? Well, I was so averse to the dentist that I didn’t go for 11 years. I was afraid (based on my past experiences) of the pain, the scraping the sounds and smells even that go with a visit to the dentist. Finally, I had a toothache and I had to go. Based on research online and a referral from a friend I chose La Costa Dental Excellence. MIND BLOWN!  Dr. Steven Dankworth specialize in Pain-Free Sedation dentistry. I will attest that “Pain-Free” was exactly what they delivered. My case was not a pretty one…I had 6 hours of work done including periodontal therapy. I took a pill 45 mins beforehand re my appointment to relax me and then after I arrived I was given additional “medicine” to sedate me. I also was given “gas”. I had some heavy duty stuff done and let me tell you, not only do I not remember a thing due to the “amnesia” effect of the drugs… But after my procedure, I was 100% pain-free. Not bad for 6 hours worth of dental work. From the moment I walked in, this place was different. None of the weird smells or drilling sounds that go along with the dentist or present. Everything was so high-tech and 1st class. Impressive to say the least. Everyone was friendly on my first consultation and they explained all the costs, accepted my insurance and even had financing available. I have to give a special shout out to Sandra who made sure I was relaxed and comfortable the entire time. She’s a real asset to the team over there. Dr. Corrigan is obviously an industry veteran with decades of excellent experience. Bottom line, Don’t Be Afraid of the Dentist anymore. I promise it’s not necessary. You really can have a 100% pain-free extra experience at the dentist now. Check out La Costa Dental Excellence. Your mouth will thank you.

Craig Ogan (Source: Google)


My first visit to Oceanside Dental Excellence was today and it was awesome!! Really!! The best dental office group maybe ever!!! And I’m in my 60’s! They were very friendly, knowledgeable, and the staff is well trained and do an excellent job. They take good care of you! Glad I found this group!!

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


I recently moved to Oceanside and needed a local dentist. My adult son referred me to Oceanside Dental Excellence. I have seen both Dr. Stephen Dankworth and Dr. Kimberly Dankworth.  The dental care they performed was practically pain free. I am a big baby when it comes to pain. I wish they were my original dentist. Before going to Oceanside Dental Excellence, I would get nervous the day of a dentist appointment from anticipating the pain. Not anymore, both dentist were kind, knowledgeable, and fast. I have since referred others in need of great dental care to their practice. I also enjoy the office staff who make me feel like family each time I visit. Oceanside Dental Excellence is an awesome dental office!

R. C. from Henderson, NV (Source: Yelp)


My teeth were a mess and I haven’t been to a dentist in years and they got my teeth healthy and showed me how to maintain them after. Also the staff is very friendly and personable. Thanks!

Amanda Keyes (Source: Facebook)


I felt very safe going into La Costa Dental Excellence even during this Covid 19. The office is very professional and is taking all necessary steps to keep a clean/safe environment. Your are asked to wait in your car until they escort you (with mask on) into the office, temp check at the door, swish with Peroxide before sitting in the chair. The staff wears PPE for protection. Everything is clean. Also there are plexiglass dividers up at check out station.

Rosie Connor (Source: Google)


I haven’t been to a dentist in years and they made my teeth and gums healthy again and showed me how to maintain them. The staff are also very friendly. I hate going to appointments and they make me look forward to going. Thanks!

Debi Irish (Source: Google)


I met Dr. Dankworth about a month ago. His practice is on Mission and El Camino Real ( in the Stater Bros. Walgreens, and Chase shopping center). I am very nervous and afraid of dentist; however, Dr.Dankworth calmed my fears…but not completely. The day of my deep cleaning and extraction I told his staff how scared I was, and that is when I heard for the first time about ‘Oral Sedation’. This pillp is designed to take all the edge from the patient, relaxing them to the point of hearing and feeling the procedure, but giving the patient the impression of being far far away…It REALLY WORKS!! If you are terrified of dental procedures, I urge you to try ‘Oral Sedation’! Debi I.

Becky B. from Pleasanton, CA (Source: Yelp)


I can’t express my experience with Dr. Stephen Dankworth, but to say it is a 5 star experience. I have neglected my teeth for many years.  I broke a tooth and knew it was time to see a dentist. My first visit was amazing.  The front staff was very accommodating.  The dental hygienist was great.  I knew I needed a lot of work!  Started the process of having 6 crowns.  Dr. Dankworth is pain free, respectful and congenial .  The dental assistants are competent and respectful. I’m half way through this process.  In the past, I was apprehensive and nervous to see a dentist. My faith in pain free dentistry is restored!

Christina Fischer (Source: Facebook)


I have been coming to la costa dental excellence for several years now. Stacey is great and has helped improve my dental health. Dr. Dankworth is a wonderful and caring dentist that has taken care of me for years

Diane Spangenberg Dale (Source: Facebook)


This dental practice is perfectly named…. Lacosta Dental excellence. Everything about this practice is based on excellence and patient care. Would recommend them to anyone. Best dental practice I have ever been to.

Scott Fisher (Source: Facebook)


You can look anywhere around town and not find a better dentist. I have been going to Dr. Dankworth since 2004 and after all the work he has done, he has definitely earned the title of Excellence from the quality of work that he stands behind to the reception and administrative staff. I won’t go anywhere else… Happy Thanksgiving and thanks for the great new smile!


Welcome to Oceanside Dental Excellence! Dr. Stephen Dankworth and Dr. Kimberly Corrigan-Dankworth are a skilled husband and wife dental team. They use their extensive technical training and artistry to give each patient their best smile ever. If you are looking for a general, restorative, or cosmetic dentist, Oceanside, CA, patients can contact our comprehensive dental practice. For beautiful dental crowns, you can trust our dentist. Oceanside, CA, patients with damaged, discolored, or decayed teeth can benefit from the strength of dental crowns. Sedation dentistry allows you to receive high-quality dental care without any of the discomfort or stress. We offer all of the sedation options patients need, including IV sedation! Invisalign treatment will give you the straight smile you have always wanted. Your smile is our top priority! For the highest quality general dentistry that will keep you safe from deep dental decay, infection and disease, contact our dentist. Oceanside, CA, residents will find a comprehensive selection of general dentistry services here that will meet your needs and preserve your healthy teeth. Come enjoy a spa-like environment during your dental treatment. We will put your mind at ease with a private consultation where we discuss your individual goals. We offer warm blankets, chair pads, and sedation upon request; we also provide the latest dental advancements to maximize your time with us. Give us a call today! Building a foundation of trust by treating our patients as special individuals is vital to our success. We understand how uneasy some patients may feel about their dental visits, and how we can make a difference in providing a relaxing and positive experience. Our entire team is dedicated to providing you with excellent, personalized care and service to make your visits as comfortable and pleasant as possible. We thank you for allowing us to take care of your dental needs and look forward to serving you. A Reno, Nevada native, Stephen Dankworth graduated from the University of the Pacific Dental School with a Doctor of Dental Surgery degree. With a passion for continuing education and commitment to quality dentistry, Dr. Dankworth learned what makes patients most comfortable and satisfied with their dental treatments. This experience, combined with his technical education, allowed Dr. Dankworth to found his practice on solid principles of compassionate, comprehensive dental care.