Penrod Dental Care
Carey Penrod, DDS:
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Penrod Dental Care
Carey L. Penrod, DDS
Rancho Santa Margarita, CA













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

TMJ treatment

Dental implants


Offers Even28 at-home™? No

Offers Even28 at-dentist™? No

Offers Invisalign®? Yes


Monday: 7:00 am to 7:00 pm

Tuesday: 7:00 am to 7:00 pm

Wednesday: 7:00 am to 7:00 pm

Thursday: 7:00 am to 7:00 pm

Friday: 7:00 am to 6:00 pm

Saturday: 8:00 am to 3:00 pm

Sunday: Closed



Check out some of my treatment photos:



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

Alison B. from Rancho Santa Margarita, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Penrod and his staff are fabulous, caring and gentle. The office is state of the art and very comfortable; they even have personal televisions with headphones and cozy blankets in every exam room!  They do all they can to ensure patients are comfortable and well cared for. I’ve been going there with my 3 kids since they were very little. Dr. Penrod is meticulous in his work and an expert in cosmetic dentistry as well. He knows how to make every patient feel comfortable and calm, including my mother, who recently starting driving out from Newport just to have Dr. Penrod fix a dental issue she had been unable to resolve elsewhere.

Jonny Grobstein (Source: Google)


After researching who I should go to for Dental work, I settled on Penrod. My wife and I were moving to the area and we needed a Dentist we could trust. I could not be happier. They have great hours, great service, are kind, thoughtful, prepared, and very thorough. It’s a great office environment! They also took care of my mom when she had a slight dental emergency. My parents are missionaries in Mexico and when her dentist in LA cancelled 30 minutes before the appointment (which she was already at the office for) and told her he couldn’t perform the procedure, she was beside herself. I called the Penrod office and asked if they could do a second opinion and check what she needed and they got her in same day, and recommended a great local endodontist to perform the surgery. I am so grateful for their treatment of my mom and we have already recommended others to Penrod in the last month. Loving RSM!!!!

Wendy P. from Rancho Santa Margarita, CA (Source: Yelp)


I’ve been coming here for about 8 years now. I couldn’t be happier with the friendliness, cleanliness, and transparency of this office. Before this dentist my husband and I went to dentist who we felt consistently took advantage of us and did unnecessary procedures just to make money. I NEVER feel that way here. There has never been a surprise bill in the mail and the staff always make me feel so comfortable. I so glad we started here 8 years ago. We are never leaving! Thanks Dr. Penrod and staff!

Teresa Lomeli (Source: Google)


The staff were all very helpful. They were attentive and treated me with respect. They take my insurance and allowed me to break my bill into payments. They were very careful to do the best job matching my temporary crown (front tooth) to my other teeth. They explained everything as they were doing it. Great experience!

Beverlee L. from Trabuco Canyon, CA (Source: Yelp)


Love Dr. Penrod and staff! They are the friendliest, professional, efficient staff! Dr. Penrod is willing to work with payment plans, if costs are prohibitive. His first priority is good dental care, not making a buck, and you can definitely feel that. Dr. Penrod and staff stay up-to-date on all aspects of the field and pass that on to patients. He and staff are AMAZING with all ages of patients.

R. L. from Mission Viejo, CA (Source: Yelp)


My whole family has been seeing Penrod for the last 9 years.  Dr. Penrod takes great care of his patients and that carries through to his entire staff from the nurses to the front office.  The staff is courteous, always.  They’re also on time!  Couldn’t recommend any other other dental practice in the area.

Mary B. from Laguna Hills, CA (Source: Yelp)


Excellent care from Dr. Penrod and staff!

I have avoided going to the dentist after a very painful experience I had a few years ago.  I read Dr. Penrod’s reviews on yelp and he lived up to his reputation….actually deserves more than 5 stars….He is a very caring dentist who achieved in making my dental work relatively pain free.  I really appreciated his patience with me. He always checked in to make sure I wasn’t feeling any pain.  His assistants were very caring too and really helped in easing my anxiety.  I’m back on track thanks to Dr. Penrod and his staff.

William K. from Trabuco Canyon, CA (Source: Yelp)


Got my first filling . . . at 18. Dr. Penrod made the experience completely (almost unbelievably) painless, and was downright pleasant. I highly recommend him, best dentist ever.

Doug S. from Mission Viejo, CA (Source: Yelp)


I have been going to Penrod for over 3 years now and each visit is always a pleasant one.
The cleaning is always a breeze. And I have never had any pain afterwards like other places I have been to. I’m 34 years old and this has been by far the best place I have ever been to for teeth cleaning my teeth feel so clean and the sore areas in my gums are gone. 🙂 will never go anywhere again.
The place is very clean and they will always listen to your concerns and all of them will go out of there way to make it better either it be with schedule or just great advice.

Robin Lee (Source: Google)


Called them for an emergency appointment this morning. They got me in right away. And there was NO charge since I had previously purchased there in house program. Penrod Dental is the very best!
There is no other place that has such patient doctors and genuinely nice office staff.
I wouldn’t go anywhere else.

Ric S. from Trabuco Canyon, CA (Source: Yelp)


Best dental group in town!  Every employee was excellent and doctor Ballard was amazing.  I had a crown that fell out and I was able to make a last minute appointment an hour before closing.  They definitely care for their patients at this facility.

Paula T. from Mission Viejo, CA (Source: Yelp)


I am never disappointed when I go to Penrod dental. Dr. Penrod, along with his staff are wonderful.  I am brought in promptly at my appointment time and the service is tops. They tell me when they see things that need attention, but do not pressure you for any additional services. My teeth always look and feel fabulous when I leave their office. Thank you for all you do to make other feel at ease while in your chair.

Mary B. from Rancho Santa Margarita, CA (Source: Yelp)


I hate to admit it but I’m a big time dental phobic.  I’ve been looking for the right dentist who would be able to help me be as comfortable as possible while having work done.  I’ve had one other dentist in my life time that has been able to help me.  Since then, no one until Dr. Penrod.  I’m so grateful that I found him.  I had to have a crown redone and he was caring and concerned from the moment I sat in the dental chair to the moment I left his office.  Thank you Dr. Penrod.

Roberta Fisher (Source: Google)


I am extremely pleased and happy with my experiences at Penrod Dental Care. Sheela Roth is an exceptional hygienist and does an amazing job of keeping my teeth clean while alerting me of any possible issues that need treatment. Dr. Penrod and (partner dentist) have gone out of their way to make me feel comfortable and pain free during dental procedures. The dental care I have received there is top notch and they are all very friendly and professional. The office staff are friendly, efficient and very helpful. I would highly recommend this practice to anyone seeking excellent dental care.

David Gomez (Source: Google)


At the age of almost 60, I have never found a more dedicated, caring, professional and helping staff. With excellent results! I have referred my whole family and friends. I couldn’t say enough to do them justice.
They really go out of their way to make you feel comfortable and happy!

Leigh Blackwell-Zellmer (Source: Facebook)


I absolutely LOVE how Penrod Dental accommodates late evening appointments (up to 7 pm some days) for those of us with busy schedules. Everyone there has always had the best attitudes and the text reminders & technology is awesome. I highly recommend them to anyone looking for gentle hygienists, honest & ethical dentists and top notch technology.

Debbie Engel Landsman (Source: Facebook)


The best dental care – My family has been going to Penrod Dental for many years and have much trust in their dental work and suggestions for dental health. We would use any one of their dentists. They are always interested in your comfort and understanding of procedures, along with being professional, kind and caring. Their office staff exudes the same care and is very welcoming. Do not hesitate to go to Penrod Dental for all your dental needs. You will be very pleased with their services.

Kathy Bates (Source: Google)


I am the wife of a retired Orthodontist whom practiced high quality of care. I had a cracked lower tooth and a old silver filling that needed repair, I have to be honest I was absolutely nervous to get the numbing shot and repair done , I got a neck pillow and they gave me a beautiful blanket to relax in the dental chair. I never had a bit of discomfort or ever had and pain of any kind, I was thrilled to say the least , I recommend this office for their knowledge, professionalism, courteous compassion and their friendly manor . I highly recommend this office.

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


I have been a patient for about 12 years. The office is great; it’s clean and everything is up to date. They do everything they can to make your visit as comfortable as possible and they always address any concern I have no matter how small. The entire staff is friendly and professional. Over the years I have been referred to an orthodontist as well as an oral surgeon to remove my wisdom teeth, I was happy with both referrals- Dr. Penrod has been in the industry for some time and really knows his colleagues. The dentists are great and extremely knowledgable; in turn, they know how to convey this knowledge appropriately to their patients. I have since moved but still will make the drive because I couldn’t be happier with Dr. Penrod’s office. I recommend this office with the utmost confidence.

Ashley T. from Rancho Santa Margarita, CA (Source: Yelp)


I bought my 15-year old son to Penrod Dental for the first time today. We were greeted by the friendly office staff as we entered. The beginning of what turned out to be a very pleasant experience. The dental hygienist was gentle, yet thorough, and made my son feel very comfortable. The dentist, Dr. Penrod was very personable. We will be switching the whole family over to Penrod Dental!

Tito C. from Rancho Santa Margarita, CA (Source: Yelp)


I’ve always hated going to the dentist until I came here. The office is immaculate, the staff is extremely friendly, fair, and helpful. The dentist availability is awesome. There’s not many dentists out there with long hours and even open on weekends. I’ve been here three times so far and the experience has been great. Cleanings are quick and painless. Legitimate dental work is thorough and as painless as possible. It’s always nice to have a massaging chair and TV to watch throughout the process. Definitely keeps your mind off of why you’re actually there. I’m happy I finally found a dentist office I don’t dread going to!

Charlene C. from Rancho Santa Margarita, CA (Source: Yelp)


A wonderful group of professionals who know how to set their patients at ease.  I’ve been a patient for over 10 years and I highly recommend them, especially if a patient of the nervous sort!

Matt Gregg (Source: Facebook)


Penrod Dental is a BIG HUGE 5 STARS. The staff,Assistants,Doctors are Top notch.They go through a game plan with you,Understand and Listen to your concerns.The treatment is A+. I would recommend them to anyone needing any Dental Work. Thank You for taking Great Care of me on my last Visit.

K. A. from Rancho Santa Margarita, CA (Source: Yelp)


It was my first visit to Dr. Penrod’s office.  I needed a crown installed after a tooth cracked from an old dental filling.  My experience was fantastic and they completed the procedure in one visit !  They manufactured the crown in-house, which eliminated multiple visits.  His office is clean, organized, comfortable, and everyone is very pleasant.  My family has now switched to having Dr. Penrodsatisfy our dental needs.

Richard G. from Trabuco Canyon, CA (Source: Yelp)


I have been patient here for over 10 years when Dr. Penrod was the only Dentist practicing here and he managed to save my teeth and made them beautiful again. His practice has expanded including additional Dentists and Hygienists and front staff, who have been nothing but professional, caring, friendly,  and accommodating to meet the patients needs. Now my whole family goes here and they have felt the same about the care and service they are receiving. I’ve had a lot of dental work done in my life time, and can say whole heartedly that I am happy to be a patient here and have had nothing less then the best care and customer service so far and your hearing it from someone who hates going to the dentist.

Tammy V. from Rancho Santa Margarita, CA (Source: Yelp)


Thank you Penrod dental for making my experience to the dentist a pleasant one! I am no longer afraid to go to the dentist:) Not only did my husband and I both have great experiences, but they also went above and beyond for our 3 year old daughter with her 1st visit to the dentist. They were truly amazing with her. So happy to have finally found a dentist that I am not afraid to go to. My family and I will definitely be staying with Penrod Dental for all our dental care.

Nesto Rhea (Source: Google)


This place is seriously incredible. I went in a bit nervous because it had been years since I had a check up and I was really stressing over what they might find in my mouth. Even though I need some extreme work done, the staff handled me with such care I genuinely felt like a celebrity. They communicate so well and they’re extremely patient and professional. I’m looking forward to going back and taking care of my mouth the way I should have been all along.

Jody S. from Mission Viejo, CA (Source: Yelp)


My wife and I have been seeing Dr. Penrod for almost 10,yrs. I initially had not been to the dentist in 26 yrs so I was VERY nervous. Dr. Penrod, Kathleen and the entire staff have always been courteous, professional and extremely gentle when needed, as a result I don’t mind going for a visit every 6 months. The environment is relaxing. You have music or TV to calm your nerves and in my opinion this is as good as it gets.
This review is long overdue and they deserve a chance to earn your trust!!

Craig S. from Rancho Santa Margarita, CA (Source: Yelp)


My wife and I have been impressed from the first time we started going to Dr. Penrod’s office.  The office staff is great.  The hygienists are fantastic.  Dr. Penrod and his associates are very knowledgeable and skilled.  I have started taking better care of my teeth since I have started going because they have spent time explaining the reasons why I should floss, and what was happening in my mouth.  
This last visit was the last before I leave my insurance for Medicare. They did a thorough check to make sure I had everything done before my insurance terminated.  What impressed me was that the dentist, after his careful check, said that there was nothing that he could see was needed–even though he knew I would have anything done.  I was impressed with his integrity and that he was not looking to make extra money off of me.  
I recommend them highly.  Also, Dr. Penrod’s staff told me they do have a very reasonable plan for those who do not have dental insurance coverage that I will be signing up for.

Susan Wise (Source: Facebook)


Their office is the most accommodating, professional, state of the art, and friendly Dental facility I have ever been to.
I love the individual attention given by every staff member. There services are excellent and my mouth/ teeth have been well cared for!!!

Brett Morris (Source: Google)


Two fillings and two crowns in less than 3 hours. Other than an initial pinch to numb things up it was painless and I was eating a bag of chips two hours later!! Dr. Penrod did a great job explaining the process before he started and as we went along. He also waited three years before I finally said, okay, let’s do the crowns. I have never felt pressured to have dental work done at this office.

Marisa Priore Kincaid (Source: Facebook)


They take wonderful care of their patients. I am a very happy customer. I never feel pressured and they always have the best advise. The office staff is extremely helpful with appointments and the patients further needs. Thank you Dr Penrod and team.

Karen Cowan (Source: Google)


Dr. Penrod and his team of dentists and staff that I’ve encountered, are friendly, honest and provide the highest quality of service. I never question their judgement and they are never pushy on treatments. I highly recommend them!

Cherrie McPherson (Source: Google)


This is the best place. I had some terrible experiences in the past that made me anxious about going to the dentist for even a simple cleaning. Prior dental work led to a change in the way my bite fit with unnatural line up of upper to lower teeth and an implant completed by a prior dentist that stuck out when I smiled; I stopped exposing my teeth when I smiled. This dental group is so professional, so caring, so amazing. Any anxiety I had before is gone and they fixed the way my upper and lower teeth lined up so that my bite is now perfect. They are working on fixing the implant and the rest of my front teeth so that I can smile showing my teeth again. I’m very impressed with everyone in the office. You will be too!