Pacific Coast Dental
Alison Stapakis, DDS:
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Pacific Coast Dental
Alison C. Stapakis, DDS
Los Alamitos, CA













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

Dental cleaning

White fillings


Inlays & onlays



Clear aligners

Porcelain veneers

Teeth whitening

Dentures & partials

Root canal treatment

Tooth extraction

Dental implants


Offers Even28 at-home™? No

Offers Even28 at-dentist™? No

Offers Invisalign®? Yes


Monday: 7:30 am to 5:00 pm

Tuesday: 8:00 am to 6:00 pm

Wednesday: 7:30 am to 5:00 pm

Thursday: 8:00 am to 6:00 pm

Friday: 7:30 am to 5:00 pm

Saturday: Closed

Sunday: Closed





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

Chris G. from Pacifica, CA (Source: Yelp)


I’ve been going here for a few years and it’s great. The staff are courteous, skillful, and professional. They always do a good job of explaining things, and answering any questions that I have. The facilities are very modern, clean and pleasant. I’ve been to several different dental practices over the years, and this one is the best by far. They really care about helping their patients.

Stephanie V. from Pacifica, CA (Source: Yelp)


It’s been 4 years since my last review, and they are still awesome.  The staff continues to provide excellent services and they really really care. Gentle and thorough cleaning every time. Gina was great today.  I definitely recommend this place.

Dan T. from Nevada (Source: Yelp)


What makes Pacifica so great?  Beautiful scenery, nice weather (sometimes), and John Acosta, DDS.  John and his team run an excellent dentistry that truly cares for its patients.  First and foremost, John does great work and is a great communicator about your dental needs.  He replaced a poorly done crown from a previous dentist with no complications.  Fillings are quick and (relatively) easy.  The hygienists are great too – very careful and always have good advice.  One actually explained to me how to use my sonicare correctly, which has been a game changer.  Frances the receptionist has a great demeanor and Ann (John’s wife – family business) is always super helpful with billing and insurance.  Finally, the office is clean, immaculate, and equipped with modern technology. Thanks to John and his team, I no longer hate going to the dentist – I now find it somewhat tolerable (ha ha).

Sunny F. from South San Francisco, CA (Source: Yelp)


It’s hard to get a new patient appointment, but worth the wait. I got excellent treatment from an amazing doctor with a superb staff. They do everything right. If you want to have a pleasant, problem fee, no hassle, super friendly dentist visit you should go there. They are awesome!!!!

Nan R. from Pacifica, CA (Source: Yelp)


I’ve been coming here for a couple of years now and have been very satisfied.  This is a small office with 2 dentists and a small, consistent staff.  Francis is on front desk.  She is detailed and accurate with appointments and billing.  The hygienists are gentle and try to create a  calm and relaxing  atmosphere for their patients.   I would recommend this office to anyone who had anxiety over going to visit a dentist

Kristine A. from San Bruno, CA (Source: Yelp)


Who knew a dental visit could be so relaxing? First off the office is clean, well decorated and has a ton of good amenities (coffee, new magazines, tv and even computers to use while you’re waiting). The wait time is never too long and my dental visits have been as comfortable as they could be. They have Netflix, pandora, etc. not only that, the staff is extremely knowledgeable and nice. I’m so glad I found this place!

Mary K. from Pacifica, CA (Source: Yelp)


The dentist was friendly, intelligent, careful and helpful as was the entire staff.  I am quite wary of dental offices as I have had somewhat traumatic experiences in the past and these people were very kind, thoughtful, clear communicators and provided a referral without the usual SCOLDING one receives at dental offices.  I recommend them highly and now feel very satisfied that I have finally found a dentist!

Robin B. from Pacifica, CA (Source: Yelp)


Backstory:  So here I am, leaving for New Zealand in less than a week, and my front tooth crown falls off!  Agh! And it’s Sunday, and I’m freaking out because my dentist of so many years has just retired in December and now I have a gaping hole in the front of my mouth. Went online to find someone local (former dentist was in San Mateo) and saw recommendations for Pacific Coast Dental Group – 8 minutes away from me in Linda Mar Shopping Center. I called early and they returned my call and got me in at 10:30. I met with Dr. John Acosta and his assistant Desiree, and I told them my dilemma. Not an easy fix, because the tooth below was decayed, and the crown could not be reattached. He referred me immediately to an oral surgeon to remove the rest of the tooth, and he came up with a plan that would not only get me through my upcoming trip, but also through Invisalign treatments. I was so impressed with their latest state-of-the-art equipment, their quality staff, and of course their expertise.  The fact that they went above and beyond to accommodate me, a new patient, on a moment’s notice.  Both my husband and I will be regulars!

Veronica C. from San Mateo, CA (Source: Yelp)


Highly recommended dentist! Because of insurance changes I’ve seen many different dentists and never felt as comfortable as I do with Pacific Coast Dental. I have been coming here for 4 years now along with 3 of my children and my husband and we all love it. The staff are all extremely friendly and professional and make us all feel like family. My pre teens and my toddler have loved coming here as well! They also have a very inviting waiting area with refreshments, tv, magazines, toys for kids, and computers with video games. You won’t be disappointed!

Ynez L. from South San Francisco, CA (Source: Yelp)


While most people people dread going to the dentist, I actually look forward to going to Pacific Coast Dental. There is a nice, relaxing ambiance, great customer service, and everyone treats you like family. I highly recommend Pacific Coast Dental!

Baolin L. from Daly City, CA (Source: Yelp)


They are a great group of people.  I’ve been with them since the beginning and I’ve stayed with them ever since.  They were even able to work with me even though I didn’t have dental insurance.  Even though I’ve moved to Virginia (DC Metro), I still come back to do my cleanings here, and I also visit family and friends at the same time.  I should eventually find a dentist in Virginia, but for now, I’ll still do my cleanings here.  It’s an excuse to go back to the Bay Area.

Jacob T. from Half Moon Bay, CA (Source: Yelp)


I am a new patient, and have been here twice. On the first visit, it was pretty obvious that everyone you talk to here is very focused on making sure that the patient experience is a good one. They carefully explain what they are doing, and give ample opportunities for questions. The office environment is tip-top and very comfortable. Sitting in the waiting area, it was also easy to see that they have plenty of other happy and satisfied patients. I have a rather demanding schedule, and they were able to work with me and set up appointments that worked well with my requirements, and were easy for me to manage. One of the best things for me, is both times I have been there, someone has called me later that day for a follow-up to check with me and make sure I am doing okay. I am a pretty sensitive person and probably potentially difficult at times, and they were able to make me comfortable, and showed me that they are interested in making this the best possible experience. This means a lot to me.

Patrick L. from Daly City, CA (Source: Yelp)


Still the best place dentist in town, if not the Bay Area!  The staff is very friendly and really go out of their way to make you feel comfortable.  Always feel like I’m visiting a close friend whenever I come by.  And John is great, especially if it is your first time!  They always let you know what they are doing and they are very informative when it comes to taking care of your teeth.  Up until I visited John, all I heard from my former dentist was, “you need to take care of your teeth”.  After one visit with John, I felt like he was a concerned friend just wanting the best for me!  Not to mention all the tv entertainment at your fingertips…

Stacey P. from San Mateo, CA (Source: Yelp)


I had been searching for a dentist for a few years now after having bad experiences. I was in major need of removing my wisdom teeth. I moved around a lot after college and never found a good family dentist I felt comfortable coming back to. I either felt like I was being ripped off or they just weren’t very friendly. I wanted to feel at home rather than another case. Luckily, I was referred to John Acosta by a close friend. It was convenient for me living in San Bruno. I dropped by for a quick consultation. He was very friendly and was patient with all of my questions about my wisdom teeth. He explained what needed to be removed and what else can be fixed. It also wasn’t a headache when it came to payment options. I’m very glad I finally found my family dentist, I just hope I don’t end up moving around again.

Curt P. from Moss Beach, CA (Source: Yelp)


Love everyone here,  Yesterday Jim Terry did his magic!  Never felt a twinge.  His verbal reinforcement of my home efforts is rewarding and keeps me on the ball.  My wife and I are relative newcomers, but we’ve experienced enough by now to know where to get our dental work:
Pacific Coast Dental.

JJ. W. from South San Francisco, CA (Source: Yelp)


Awesome!!  Always friendly, professional, and tech savvy.  Love getting the reminders via text, email, calls, auto-add options to my calendar. They’re flexible with my crazy unpredictable work schedule even when policy would dictate cancellation payments. (As long as I’m flexible to fill their other cancellations) They have later hours on some days to accommodate work as well. Did I mention the awesome TVs above every chair so I can finally catch up on My Netflix binges of House of Cards during my cleanings?  Love this place. Almost gave 4 stars for being a Seahawks fan but his wife, who runs the office, is die hard 49ers fan so they cancel each other out.


Dr. Stapakis has been practicing dentistry for over 28 years in Southern California and is the owner of Pacific Coast Dental. She received her Doctorate of Dental Surgery from UCLA and was part of the first class in the country to be licensed in implant dentistry. As an undergraduate, she played softball and fenced all while working towards her Bachelor's of science in Microbiology. She and her family enjoy playing at the park with their playful puppy, Troy. When Dr. Stapakis isn’t at the office, she can be found reading, playing sports and spending time with her family. Dr. Stapakis has been the leading dentist at Pacific Coast Dental and attributes their success as a dental group to their mission: "Our vision is to be Orange County’s most patient-centric dental group; to create a place where patients can receive quality dental care. We do this by applying dentistry’s most effective technological innovations while giving old fashioned hospitality and care."