Pacific Dental Center
James Snow, DDS:
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Pacific Dental Center
James A. Snow, DDS
Encinitas, 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: 10:00 am to 7:00 pm

Tuesday: 10:00 am to 7:00 pm

Wednesday: 7:00 am to 4:00 pm

Thursday: 7:00 am to 3:00 pm

Friday: 8:00 am to 12:00 pm (by appointment only)

Saturday: Closed

Sunday: Closed


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

Leonard C. from Escondido, CA (Source: Yelp)


Just had a great teeth cleaning session with Noah of Dr. Snows Encinitas Office.  My wife and I have going to Dr. Snow since moving to Encinitas in 2008.  We have experienced exceptional care with a cheerful and supporting staff.  We ask for Noah as a dental hygienist each time because of his professionalism, attention to detail, explanation of what he is finding and doing and the cheerful positive manner he treats his patients.  We would recommend Dr. Snow and his team to all who might want excellence in their dental care

Nadia Borowski Scott (Source: Google)


We always feel we experience the highest level of care at Dr. Snow’s dental practice. Front desk staff and all in the office are always professional and friendly. Protocols for my first dental cleaning during COVID reopening were equally reassuring. They even had a cup for ‘clean’ pens, just wiped with antibacterial wipes to ‘dirty’ pens, the one you just used. My hygienist always takes time to answer questions I have and does a great job keeping my teeth in good health

Brandy Anne Martin (Source: Facebook)


A very clean and modern office. An honest doctor who suggested a treatment plan with no pressure. Relaxing atmosphere and friendly staff. I highly recommend!

Nicki S. from Encinitas, CA (Source: Yelp)


Great visit on 6/7/18 for some serious dental procedures, including a crown & a very necessary extraction.  Painless and perfect work performed by Dr. Snow, assisted by Dana.  I haven’t had a crown in many years, and they have an amazing computer-driven system in-house to create the crown quickly and accurately.  No need for gunky impressions or temporary crowns, at least in my case!  This is a full-service practice covering a wide array of dental services…they even have a comfort menu to allow for choosing items to provide comfort during treatment.  I chose the neck pillow, bottled water, and blanket….. but all sorts of choices are available, except for a teddy bear. As it turned out, I wouldn’t have needed that teddy bear anyway.  Nice!

John Lozano (Source: Google)


Honestly, a truly pleasant dentist experience unlike any other. My hygentist Brenda is absolutely brilliant at her work. Kind, caring and wonderful service. It feels very comforting knowing that the hard working and professional staff at Dr. Snow’s along with Brenda are taking the best care of my beautiful teeth. Thank you and I’ll be back soon

Dawn C. from Encinitas, CA (Source: Yelp)


Our family has been with Dr. Snow close to 20 years now. He’s very, very good! His staff are wonderful too – friendly and capable. Dr. Snow’s equipment is state of the art. His talent, skill and experience are enhanced by his willingness to stay up to date on advances in the field. And you’ll enjoy Dr. Snow’s legendary sense of humor!

Karen F. from Carlsbad, CA (Source: Yelp)


We are new to the area and needed a new dentist.  I stopped at several dental offices in the area.  Most offices would not even talk to you without an appointment.  Andrea at Pacific Dental Center greeted us with a smile, gave us a tour of the office, and checked our dental insurance.  My first visit with Dr. Snow and his assistant Dawn was great.  It was my first experience with a computer generated crown.  They made me comfortable and made sure I understood the procedure.  The crown is perfect.  I highly recommend this awesome team!!

Melody Bradford (Source: Google)


I had my first visit at Pacific Dental and couldn’t be more impressed! The office staff and environment were very welcoming along with Destonee and Dr Snow being very thorough on what to expect with my procedure. I have never felt more relaxed in a dentists chair (and I’ve spent many hours in one)! Thank you for such a pleasant experience

Debra Bomar (Source: Google)


Last minute dental work, under painful conditions. Dr Snows office staff was able to squeeze me in to fix my broken Crown and make me a new one! The timescale was less than one hour and half. Good job Dr. Snow! Debra is very grateful for Dr. Snow and his staff !

Jan S. from San Francisco, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Snow and his staff are the BEST – friendly, efficient and, wait for it, gives great dental care. I’ve had a few dental issues over the past 4 years and Dr. Snow always gives me excellent care. He has my complete confidence. My husband started going to him first and recommended him, so after delaying a year, I made my appointment. Scheduling is smooth so wait time is minimal. No dentist visit is fun, but if you must go, this is the place I recommend to my friends!

Kerin L. from Queens, NY (Source: Yelp)


My first cleaning with Bri was excellent! Dr. Snow was amazing with my nearly 2 year old daughter and his staff is amazing. Sam and Dawn took time out of their busy schedules to show me around the office and play with my daughter while I was getting X-rays, they are truly wonderful! My experience at the office has been amazing and I’m looking forward to my next visit!

Jill M. Saliba (Source: Google)


It was Fri Dec 13 and I was at the hospital taking care of my husband and had neglected my hurting tooth. I couldn’t neglect it anymore but no Dr offices were open. A co-worker recommended Dr Snow and he was very kind to see my right away (and I wasn’t a patient). He diagnosed the problem and got me meds until I could see my dentist on Monday. He was a life saver for me as I was in a lot of pain. Don’t know what I would have done without him Thanks!!

Paula Y. from Carlsbad, CA (Source: Yelp)


I love my Dentist, Dr Snow! Why? Because #1. he is always in a good mood. #2. He will see you asap when you have a problem. #3. He has a positive attitude and a solution for whatever is bothering you. #4. He has high equipment. #5. His office is clean and nice to be in. It is comfortable with Tv and relaxing chairs and blankets if you get cold. #6. Dr Snow is a very good explainer..short and to the point! #7. I have had 5 Dentists in my life that I have loved and he is one of them!

Thomas C. from Encinitas, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Snow, at Pacific Dental Center located in Encinitas, California, recently examined my teeth with the utmost in care, honesty, and professional sercice at the highest level.  Over many years, Dr. Snow has provided excellent results from procedures including, deep cleaning to routine cleaning, to cosmetically aligning, stripping, straightening, and whitening my teeth–all while experiencing no pain.  I have set my next appointment with 100% confidence and trust with Dr. Snow

Patti A. from Encinitas, CA (Source: Yelp)


I have been going to Pacific Dental Center for many years. Dr. Snow is very caring and gentle, efficient.  His staff is EXCELLENT and always treat me with the utmost respect! From being greeted the minute I walk into the office to when I leave, I am always acknowledged. The  hygienist I receive care from is Noah. He is gentle, efficient, quick and very friendly as well as professional. I would highly recommend this dental team. Thank Dr. Snow and staff!

Ray B. (Source: Facebook)


Recent accident broke two front teeth. Went right to Dr. Snow and he started right away to repair and replace the teeth with a bridge. The care and quality of work was wonderful. My thanks to Dr Snow and his professional team

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


Pacific Dental Center is awesome! Went in because my crown came off and Dr. Snow glued it back on. Very honest and funny, I’m entertained every time I go. I originally went to Carlsbad Village Fair Dentistry because it is just down the street from my work. They told me that I needed a new crown and it could not be saved. They wanted to charge me $1100! Very unethical!!! Dr. Snow only charged me $55 to restore my crown that he said was in perfect condition. Thank you PDC!!

Ines F. from Rancho Santa Fe, CA (Source: Yelp)


Jennifer, my dental higienist is the Best ever. I also love all the staff of Pacific Dental Center. They all take such good care of us. I recomend Dr Snow as often as I can. Excelent sense of humor and fast and precise in all his procedures.

Kathryn Haas (Source: Google)


The team at Pacific Dental are masters of dentistry. Dr. Snow is extremely talented and knowledgeable. He is lightning fast even with major procedures, which I need because I metabolize anesthetic very quickly. Moreover, he listens empathetically and does his best to mitigate concerns. He puts you at ease. He has a great sense of humor, lowers the overhead lighting, loans headphones, and even provides blankets and use of weighted x-ray vests to soothe one’s anxiety. I highly recommend Dr. Snow to anyone who wants a peaceful experience at the dentist

Diane P. from Encinitas, CA (Source: Yelp)


I’ve been coming to see Dr Snow since 1992.  We always banter as he has a great sense of humor.  However, when it comes to getting my semi annual teeth cleaning it is always with trepidation.  BUT this last Thursday I had the pleasure of having Jen as my dental hygienist.  In the past I’ve gripped the arm wrest and just wanted to get through the process.  Thursday Jen changed my life.  She was so gentle with me and I gave her the highest complement I could give anyone….I told her I could have slept in my seat as she was working on me…no pain, no jerks as she hit sensitive areas.  When she asked if she could set an appointment in 6 months I said yes, and could she set up the next 10 years.  Thank you Jen for letting me know that I can get my teeth cleaned and it doesn’t have to hurt!

Denise S. from Encinitas, CA (Source: Yelp)


This was my first visit to Dr. Snow’s Pacific Dental Center and I was quite surprised how efficient and welcoming everyone on the team was as a new patient.  I even received “welcome gift.”  Noah did an excellent job on my dental cleaning. The entire staff was professional and courteous.  Dr. Snow provides a thorough consultation with recommendations that offer options for solutions to my dental needs. Glad that I found you! Dee Seidel

Kimberly Tullis (Source: Facebook)


Alway a great experience!! I’ve come to Pacific Dental Center for 15 years now! Front desk staff is top notch, the rooms are sparkling clean, and Dr. Snow has one of the best sense of humor around. All this combined with top quality procedures makes it an easy choice for me!

Cyndi Duran (Source: Google)


My first visit was under emergency condition of my upper molar. Dr Snow opened his office just for me and took care of everything. No receptionist, or assistant, and he completed a root canal. He is pleasant and personable. I highly recommend dr. Snow

John Burke (Source: Google)


Pacific Dental is awesome! I had a crown that broke on my front tooth that also needed a root canal. They understood the urgency heading into the holidays without my front tooth and responded same day to see me and give me great care and a beautiful outcome same day. I’m a new customer to Pacific Dental and they treated me like I had been going there for years. A very good experience and I have great appreciation for their help and quality care.

Barbara G. from Encinitas, CA (Source: Yelp)


I like most do not enjoy going to the dentist. I have been seeing Dr. Snow for over 5 years and he and his staff are AMAZING. They make you feel safe and comfortable. Dr. Snow has a wonderful sense of humour and puts you at ease immediately. I really love Brenda, she cleans my teeth and is so gentle. I highly recommend these wonderful people to take care of all your oral needs!!

Charlotte Lees (Source: Google)


I have had an excellent experience having Dr. James Snow for my dentist, he is sensitive to my concerns, he carefully explains exactly what he’s doing and I have had basically painless dental work. I can say he is by far the most pleasant and professional dentist I have ever been to. It’s nice because he is aware that doing dental work is my least favorite thing to do. and he does all that he can to put me at ease. The front office staff are professional, efficient, and helpful. Brenda is my hygenist and I am very comfortable with her, she is pleasant and has done a great job getting my gums healthy. I would highly recommend Dr. Snow, Brenda and those who assist him at Pacific Dental Care

Robert C. from Encinitas, CA (Source: Yelp)


I have been going to Dr. Snow for several years.  Brenda does such a great job cleaning my teeth and she is a very nice person.  Dr. Snow is a talented Dentist. He has done a great job on my crowns.  I did need an implant and thought instead of using Dr. Snow and working with his dental implant person I show to try a Dentist that specializes in implants and saved me a lot of money.  I was impressed by this Dentist at first and he did seem to understand implants, but unfortunately he subs out his crown makers.  It took three times to get it fitting ok ,but still a shoddy job. Next time I will pay for quality

Rachel F. from Carlsbad, CA (Source: Yelp)


Got me in right away to work with my insurance and the staff and dentist are amazing! X-ray process was so easy and the cleaning was quick! Everyone knew what they were talking about, no one tried to sell me anything weird or whiten my teeth for a small fortune, and they even gave me a gift bag full of goodies! Makes me wonder what I’ve been doing at horrible dentists for the last couple of years… thanks for reminding me what a good dentist is like!! So happy I found you and I’ll see you in 6 months!

Steve Jensen (Source: Google)


Loved everything about this dentist and his staff. Restores my faith in the dental industry, had a bad experience with Navy dentist when I was a kid and really had no desire to go back. Very professional group of people.

Michael Rodgers (Source: Google)


I had hopped from dentist to dentist over the years not really impressed with any. Have been with Dr. Snow for 4 years now and always GREAT service. Bringing my son here also Greeted by the Big smile of Sue Marko, ya can’t help but feel welcome and comfortable. Dr. Snow is a very nice and funny guy. State champion wrestler back in the day. Brenda is my girl. She is professional and personable and most of all – gentle! I always have a great experience and a bigger smile for weeks after I leave.

Ryan M. from Encinitas, CA (Source: Yelp)


I went for a routine cleaning and ended up having literally the best experience I’ve ever had at any dentist. For my cleaning, I only dealt with Noah and he was beyond excellent. Noad made me feel like he truly cared about my experience and comfort. He was very competent, knowledgeable and accommodating. I was very comfortable during the cleaning and it felt like he was being very thorough and detailed in his work. He would take the time to explain to me what he was doing and even give me options about which type of cleaning tool I would prefer. I have gone to Pacific Dental Center in the past and I also had a great eperience with Dr. Snow. I highly reccomend them 🙂

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


I went to see Dr.Snow for the first time yesterday after a long absence from the dentist and I couldn’t be happier. The entire staff was so friendly and helpful. His assistant Sam was so helpful with my daughter. Dr.Snow took care of everything I needed  and after leaving I haven’t been able to stop looking at my teeth. Very excited to have found my new dentist and I’m actually looking forward to my next visit

Ed Daley (Source: Facebook)


Dr. Snow is not only a great dentist but a man with empathy, compassion and humor. He makes what isn’t always a great time, getting a tooth extracted, a more comforting experience. Thank you to Dr. Snow for what you do.

Christina Dubiel (Source: Google)


My first cleaning with them was easy and pain-free! Noah was great at explaining the process and he and Dr. Snow answered any questions I had very thoroughly. The cleaning itself was relaxing and I was afraid I might fall asleep in the chair! Plus, their after hours make it very easy for me to schedule an appointment. Thanks!

Kasey A. from Oceanside, CA (Source: Yelp)


I’m not afraid of the dentist anymore because of this office! I drive an hour from Menifee to come here. Dr. Snow is awesome, and so is the rest of the staff. Angelica is so sweet and professional, after doing their clinic over Presidents’ Day weekend, I knew practically everyone by name. They accept Tricare dental, which was a huge plus!


Dr. James Snow has always been drawn to the care and support of others. Since working in his father’s orthodontic practice as a young boy, he has understood the importance of listening to and understanding the individual needs of patients. Dr. James Snow has been practicing general dentistry and cosmetic dentistry in Encinitas since 1994. He finished his graduate studies at USC School of Dentistry in 1992 and received his CEREC CAD/CAM in 1993. He became board certified in sedation dentistry in 2005. He is also a member of various prestigious dental associations: American Dental Association®, California Dental Association, San Diego Dental Association and the Academy of Computerized Dentistry. Furthermore, he has served on the Board of the USC Century Club, is a past board member for the San Diego County Dental Society. He has been a guest lecturer for the UCLA School of Dentistry and the Pacific Coast Study. Dr. Snow has volunteered his time at the USC Mobile Dental Clinic that provides dental care to the under-privileged in Southern California. He has been a local leader for the Boy Scouts of America since 1994. He enjoys working alongside new volunteers through Share the Care and the clinic at St. Leo’s. Dr. Snow is also a volunteer at the Lestonnac Free Dental Clinic and has performed over $200,000 worth of free dental work, mostly for veterans, at Pacific Dental Center’s annual IV sedation weekend.