Pacific Harbor Dental Group and Orthodontics
Michael Nguyen, DMD:
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Pacific Harbor Dental Group and Orthodontics
Michael Nguyen, DMD
Costa Mesa, CA







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

Dental cleaning

White fillings


Inlays & onlays


Pediatric dental care


Clear aligners

Porcelain veneers

Teeth whitening

Dentures & partials

Root canal treatment

Tooth extraction

Sedation dentistry

TMJ treatment

Sleep apnea therapy

Dental implants


Offers Even28 at-home™? No

Offers Even28 at-dentist™? No

Offers Invisalign®? No


Monday: 9:00 am to 6:00 pm

Tuesday: 10:00 am to 7:00 pm

Wednesday: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Thursday: 8:00 am to 6:00 pm

Friday: 8:00 am to 4:00 pm

Saturday: Closed

Sunday: Closed





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

John M. from Costa Mesa, CA (Source: Yelp)


Let’s just say my mouth is a “fixer-upper”. I needed a LOT of work. Through multiple dentist offices, I’ve been through great doctors with bad offices, and amateurs with brilliant offices. This one feels just right. My dental doctor is Mike Nguyen. He was direct and personable. I think he likes what he does, which is always a good sign, especially in a case like me. All the staff and assistants are super-cool. Polite and make you about as comfortable as you can feel in a dentist chair. Richard, the guy that handles the money is phenomenal. That guy gets mad props!

3 weeks later: Got my porcelain veneers! For the first time in 20 years I actually have a smile I can be proud of! Friends and family are jealous, and I’m sending them all here. Dr. Nguyen is an artist! Carolyn always welcomes with a smile and is a fantastic assistant. Came in over the weekend for about 5 additional fillings. Took about 30 minutes, and look great. Can’t thank these professionals enough. This is dentistry done right. Thanks again guys for an amazing experience. I actually look forward to my check-up in 6 months!

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Annette C. from Newport Beach, CA (Source: Yelp)


My experience at Pacific Harbor Dental Group has been great. Everyone is so nice and pleasant. Darlene and Jinny explained everything clearly to me. They are just awesome.   I just recently moved to Newport from LA and didn’t have a dentist or an orthodontist. I shopped around to various offices and decided to go with Pacific Harbor for my family dentist and my daughters orthodontist. They also have a monthly payment program that makes things  a lot easier financially. So all that said I would highly recommend Pacific Harbor Dental Group to everyone…..;-)

Toni G. from Irvine, CA (Source: Yelp)


I’ve had previous trouble with my dentist because the ortho process took forever and they made me go through so much work for nothing.  I even reported them to BBB. I looked for another dentist who does ortho and found PHD. I am very happy with their service and I’ve never had trouble with them at all, even with scheduling appointments. Their office is big and clean and they have enough room for a lot of people. I would suggest this office to my family and friends because they have a good staff. *shout out to Darlene and Evelyn*

Catherine Frederickson (Source: Facebook)


Fantastic experience and I HATE going to the dentist! Patrick did an excellent job numbing me for my deep cleaning, Armando was kind & courteous during x-rays, front desk staff worked with me on a payment plan for costs my insurance didn’t cover and Dr. Nguyen explained everything carefully, making sure I understood more about dental health. I’m sorry to be leaving the Costa Mesa after looking for 15 years to find a GREAT dental office!

T. R. from Newport Beach, CA (Source: Yelp)


Did my check up here. Only dentist office I’ve been going to for years; the dentists have light hands, and literally everyone is smiling. They let you listen to music on your ipod as they work, or have a catalog of movies to select from.

If you hate going to the dentist, and I REALLY do, this is the place to go.

Lene R. from Costa Mesa, CA (Source: Yelp)

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I am so grateful, Yesterday I had a root canal, it was fast, professional and I am finally feeling better. I have had a tooth ache for over two weeks. I had been experiencing problems at my prior dentist office and was scheduled to have the root canal done next year, mid January. I could not bear being in pain for this long and I was also charged a hefty price despite having a ppo insurance. A good friend told me about PHDG and they saved me!!!! Needless to say I can rest assured that I now know where to go for my future dental care. THANK YOU PACIFIC HARBOR DENTAL GROUP.

Ellyn C. from Huntington Beach, CA (Source: Yelp)


Moved to SoCal 7 years ago.  Took me 5 years to find the right dentist!  I am extremely happy with the care I get from Pacific Harbor Dental.  Prior two experiences were NOT good…one said I needed all my crowns replaced but never mentioned by gums; second one said my crowns were fine but I needed deep cleaning on entire mouth.  Pacific Dental said “someone did excellent work on your crowns” and “you do not need a deep cleaning at this point.”  Who can you trust?  I say trust Pacific Harbor Dental based on my experience.

Jill Levsen (Source: Google)


We are new to this office and I just had a good experience with them. The staff is friendly, Dr. Nguyen could see I was nervous so he was thoughtful and careful with my procedure and I was in and out of there in 2 hours with a completed porcelain crown (no temporary needed) which looks and feels great. We’ve had some bad dental experiences in the past so I’m thankful to find them.

Ana C. from Fullerton, CA (Source: Yelp)


I would give this place more stars if I could! Came in as an emergency when my wisdom tooth bothered me so much, that I could barely eat. And people who know my phat ass know that’s a problem! I called in and was told to come in right away. No wait. One quick x-ray confirmed the infection I feared I had all a long, and 5 minutes later I was cradling my fully formed wisdom tooth in my arms like a proud new parent. The best part of all was that Dr. Nguyen made this all happen with ZERO pain. None. Nada. Then again, I love going to the dentist, unlike some whiny bitches that get scared by the sound of the drill. Anyways, I would highly recommend coming here. Get your teethers fixed, and then go to (frozen yogurt store) next door to get something for the swelling. 😉

Rick F. from Costa Mesa, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Michael Nguyen is an awesome dentist I’ve been going to Pacific harbor Dental for many years and he and his staff treat me like it’s my first appointment, taking the time and making me feel right at home. They go above and beyond even on their busiest days.  Thanks for the great care

Jay L. from Costa Mesa, CA (Source: Yelp)


Very friendly doctor and staff! i had a root canal done years ago, but never got the cap for it. I go to school in arizona, and was going to be in town for one day. Jinny, darlene, and josh were great. As soon as i walked in they made me feel very comfortable. I hate getting dental work done but Dr. Nguyen made it very comfortable also!

Michael D. from Costa Mesa, CA (Source: Yelp)


This place is AMAZING!! Very friendly staff and very caring dentist! I avoided the dentist for about three years and after I couldn’t take the pain anymore I went in to have one of four root canals done!! The doctor was very gentle and made sure I wouldn’t feel a thing, he was VERY VERY detailed oriented and made sure the work was done perfect!! This is by far the best dentist I’ve been too EVER!! The payment option really set them apart from any other dentist I’ve been too, most dentist want the full payment up front Pacific Harbor set up a payment option over the next 4 months with no hassle at all I even had a choice on which day I wanted to pay!! I’m very happy I found this place it’s truly amazing!! Definitely don’t listen to the bad reviews on here they are nothing but wrong in so many ways!! Go see for yourself you’ll be really happy you did!!

Jen C. from Costa Mesa, CA (Source: Yelp)


Been coming here almost a year and a half now and love it!

They always work with me by letting me do payments even with my dental insurance.

Everyone is informative and friendly!
Especially my hygienist tena! Love her!

Darren K. from Huntington Beach, CA (Source: Yelp)


Excellent service. People are very friendly. Pain level was almost non existent. Going to the Dentist is never a pleasant experience but it was great here. Working out a pretty fair payment plan for my out of pocket not covered by insurance.

Robert L. from Fountain Valley, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Nguyen is by far the best dentist I have ever gone to. I’ve had many different dentists over the years but he’s the only one who I feel is honest and will not push me to do anything that is unnecessary to my teeth. His team of hygienists, assistants, and specialists are all great and rest assured, you will be taken care of like you are family when you are here. The office itself is very modern, clean, and welcoming, and I don’t get a clinical, cold feeling I normally get when I walk into any type of medical office. Everyone here is very nice and friendly, and really make you feel like a valued patient. They treat everyone very well and take all your concerns about visiting the dentist and put your mind at ease.

Anna Allen (Source: Facebook)

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Although I have been a patient for years I have noticed yesterday’s treatment was a very pleasant experience.
Kind staff.

Lauren T. from Irvine, CA (Source: Yelp)


I had a great experience here! I haven’t been to the dentist in over 5 years and was really nervous about going in. From the moment I walked in the staff was very welcoming and made me feel comfortable. From start to finish with Dr. Nguyen I never felt like any question was a dumb one [He invited questions]. This was the best dentist experience I’ve had so far. I needed to get 3 cavities replaced, and he went above and beyond to make sure that they were better than what I had before. Before he started the work, the office made sure I knew what I was paying for and I never felt pressured to get more than what I needed. I could’ve taken a nap while he was working on my teeth, that’s how easy it was. Overall it was a great experience and I won’t be worried coming in on my next visit 🙂

Jun H. from Irvine, CA (Source: Yelp)


Many thanks to Dr. Nguyen and his staff for a completely professional experience. It’s usually very difficult for me to find a trustworthy and reliable medical professional and was looking for an affordable new dentist in my neighborhood. I was pleasantly surprised with how my experience was here. Everyone in the office was friendly and helpful, and Dr. Nguyen was very thorough in walking me through the whole process and was very generous with his time and attention. I never felt pressured into getting any dental work I did not want to do, but was given wonderful insight and recommendations that I had never been provided in past dental visits.

Alex R. Peterson (Source: Facebook)


Years of bad decisions and self destruction was deteriorating my smile, my overall health and my confidence. It’s been painful to road fixing my teeth but it was so worth it. Thank you to Pacific Harbor Dental for everything. They were patient, kind, honest and did an amazing job.

Jenna E. from Huntington Beach, CA (Source: Yelp)


I’ve been going to Pacific Harbor Dental group for over 6 years and Dr. Nguyen is the best dentist I have ever had. He is super knowledgeable and explains exactly what he is doing before each procedure. He is patient and answers all my questions.He has completely transformed my smile over these years, and I couldn’t be happier. The office is super clean, and the staff are all very friendly and helpful. I would recommend Dr. Nguyen to all my family and friends!

Christopher S. from Costa Mesa, CA (Source: Yelp)


I am a patient of Dr. Nguyen.  I have had a lot of dental work done recently and honestly was nervous.  Dr. Nguyen and his staff made me feel very comfortable and at ease when they went over my procedures.   As for their work, they did an incredible job and gave me a beautiful smile.  I couldn’t be happier.  I have will continue to return for all future work because I’m very comfortable there and I know the work they do is amazing.   Best part is it’s cost friendly too.   I would personally like to thank Dr. Nguyen and his staff. His assistants Carolyn and Jaime as well as Sepitaz and Natalie for helping me with appointments and scheduling.   Thank you for all your hard work.

Heather W. from Fountain Valley, CA (Source: Yelp)


This Dental Group is GREAT! I have bounced from dentist to dentist since i have lived in So Cal and so far they have been the best! Everyone is so friendly and so respectful. The dental care is awesome and thorough, they are very timely and affordable. The office is welcoming and clean, love them!

Chris E. (Source: Facebook)


First time patient! I was a bit worried at first but they were kind enough to address my concerns before my visit. During my visit, staff was a pleasant and friendly. Office was very clean. I was seen very fast and was CLEARLY explained everything up front. I was able to ask questions and they were clearly addressed. I chose to pay extra for some services outside of my insurance coverage. The services were reasonably priced and less expensive than my last visit to another dental office were that wanted (much more than) what I was quoted here. The procedure was done immediately and was painless!!! Thank you Kiki and Tiffany, I actually had fun, it was a pleasure and will see you soon!

Don T. from Santa Ana, CA (Source: Yelp)


I know a lot of people are scared or afraid to go to the dentist and I am no different.

I went to Pacific Harbor Dental and it was such a great experience that I had to recommend them!

I was skeptical about first coming in due to some negative reviews I had seen in the past but I was referred by a friend who had a good experience with the doctor. When I first arrived, I was quickly greeted by all the front office staff members. All them were really down the earth and they even offered me a cup of coffee while I was waiting to be seen from the Keurig machine they had in the lobby.

I was then called in by Carolyn to do a set of X-rays and she explained to me the whole process which made it easier for me since I have not actually been to the dentist I quite some time. The office was really long and it felt like a mile to walk to the restroom!  Dr. Nguyen did a thorough exam and told me that I needed a couple fillings and a deep cleaning. He did a good job of taking his time to show me x-rays and even better, he spent the time talking to me about myself and my hobbies. After a 20 minute conversation, I felt more comfortable in trusting him to work on my mouth.  After arranging all the money issues, I was able to start my fillings the same day and was able to schedule my deep cleaning on the weekend. They set me up under a payment plan so I didn’t have to pay everything at once which was always really helpful as well. Overall, great service, funny/friendly staff, and actually had a little bit of fun going the the dentist…

Thank you Dr. Nguyen and staff for such a great experience!  I’ll see you guys for my 6 month checkup!

Walter H. from Newport Beach, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Micheal Nguyen is phenomenal.  My father is a retired Dentist and taught at USC. I had to find a new dentist for my needs and from my insurance and reviews found this awesome office.  Had a deep cleaning, x-x-rays, filling, and laser.  Fast, efficient, painless, and the office staff was super professional.  I highly recommend this office.

Kate C. from Brooklyn, NY (Source: Yelp)

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Had an amazing experience with all staff at PHDG for one of the most unpleasant things you can experience… impacted wisdom teeth. Dr. Michael & his team were courteous, helpful and sharp. I had to get all 4 wisdom teeth extracted via oral surgery and the money aspect and the overall procedure were huge stress factors to me. Everything went beyond smooth, and I was able to utilize their in-house payment plan option for my co-pay which I am so grateful for. Overall, I cannot recommend PHDG enough. I come all the way from Long Beach and it’s absolutely, doubtlessly worth the drive.

Corrin E. from Newport Beach, CA (Source: Yelp)


Great office. Great staff. From the front desk, to the dental assistants to the doctors. My first visit was today. I was there for a cleaning and they found cavities. They did everything for me right there on the spot. I was there for almost 3 hours and was never left alone in my chair – they were working on me the whole time. I was very impressed by this dental group. I would highly recommend them to anyone looking for a dentist.

Joseph Rivera (Source: Google)


Very friendly and great experience i have had the worst phobia of dentist and this place made me feel so comfortable they gave me head phones and let me listen to music while they worked on my teeth i will be coming back from here on out. They also worked with my financial problem very clean and professional. 5 stars no doubt!

Brian A. from Costa Mesa, CA (Source: Yelp)


I have been going here for a few years now! Dr Nguyen is the best dentist I’ve ever seen! & believe me I’ve seen many dentists since a near death car wreck ruined my mouth & teeth when I was 16 years old! They are very nice very fast & very affordable! I’ve had to have dental work redone from botched jobs of other dentists! They are fast affordable & pain free! And I surely know dental pain! I’m missing 4 teeth & I have maybe 12 more that have had work! That makes half my mouth! They’re the best out of the 20 or so dentists I’ve seen over the years! 10 out of 5 for me!:)

Spree T. from Baldwin Park, CA (Source: Yelp)


Been coming here for about 3 years and this is the best dentist office I have ever been too. I’ve been to many terrible ones before I found this place. They are professional and friendly. They will notify you anything you need to know in advance so there aren’t any surprises. Mr. Nguyen is very gentle and informative. The staff is very friendly and courteous. Office environment is clean and they have a keurig! 2 thumbs up.

Rita B. from Long Beach, CA (Source: Yelp)


The staff and Dr. Nguyen, were very professional and friendly.  One of the best parts was not having to wait more than 5 minutes for them to call me in.  I will definitely be recommending them to friends, family and clients.   It’s very difficult to find this level of professionalism these days.  Dr. Nguyen was very thorough in explaining what work needed to be done, and what could actually wait.  Looking forward to coming back. Well done 🙂

Mike C. from Santa Monica, CA (Source: Yelp)


Just recently went in for an exam and cleaning. Everyone was very nice and easy to speak with during my visit. I was even running a bit late and they accommodated my tardiness. I was in and out of the office pretty quickly. Doc and staff explained the procedures and everything went smoothly. I have found a dentist I will stay with for a while.

Jeremy Purdy (Source: Facebook)


Yesterday was one of the most painful procedures I’ve gone through. I have a total phobia of dentists. Recovery has been rough so far!
That being said, they were very professional, caring, accommodating and friendly. I have a long road ahead of me and I’m glad I have them helping me.

Nicole P. from Santa Ana, CA (Source: Yelp)

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I have been going to this dentist for about two years now and I really like how good the dentists are. I hadn’t gone to the dentist for quite some time before deciding to see a dentist. I definitely needed some work done and Mike Nguyen really handled my situation smoothly and the other hygienist really know how to do a great job on the deep cleanings and regular cleanings. Not to mention the staff members are really nice as well. I have had no issues with my insurance paying for what is covered through my PPO or any other problems since I have been coming. I will continue to get my dental work done at Pacific Harbor. Thanks!

Yen D. from Charlotte, NC (Source: Yelp)


Super friendly, very affordable, and very very transparent which is a huuuge plus for me with the scary black box of dentistry.  They explained everything they were doing clearly; my dental assistant even warned me that the water would be a little cold.  Also, absolutely no waiting around!  I’m used to having to wait to see the x-ray person, then wait to see the dentist, then wait some more… and here, almost every minute of my two-hour visit I was seeing someone/being worked on.  Yay! (…)


Patient care and comfort is of utmost importance to me. I make sure my patient is aware that they are in control from start to finish.

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