Polished General Dentistry
Megan Shelton, DMD:
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Polished General Dentistry
Megan A. Shelton, DMD
Carlsbad, CA













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

Dental cleaning

White fillings


Inlays & onlays


Clear aligners

Pediatric dental care

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: 9:00 am to 6:00 pm

Tuesday: 9:00 am to 6:00 pm

Wednesday: 9:00 am to 6:00 pm

Thursday: 8:00 am to 2:00 pm

Friday: 8:00 am to 2:00 pm

Saturday: Closed

Sunday: Closed


Dr. Megan Shelton





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

Michelle C. from Oceanside, CA (Source: Yelp)


From my first phone call with Dr. Megan, I immediately felt at ease. She listened to my dental concerns and and gave me instructions to get through the weekend and told me to call her if I got worse. The professionalism and concern for my well being didn’t stop there. The receptionist, dental assistant, financial assistant and Dr Gute were all very kind, helpful and informative. Polished General Dentistry is top notch. They are also taking every precaution to protect patients and staff from a Covid-19. I will refer my family and friends to Polished General Dentistry!

Anonymous (Source: Google)


Dr. Shelton is one of the best dentists I have ever had. She and her staff take the typically unpleasant experience of visiting the dentist and flip it on its head – going to the dentist is no longer like pulling teeth, even when it literally is. I highly recommend her practice, she is truly concerned about your dental care and how it impacts your whole health. And her office is so comfortable, expertly cleaned and sanitized, especially during the COVID pandemic. Thanks for caring for my dental health Dr Shelton!

Neil G. (Source: Zocdoc)


Dr Shelton and her staff are very professional and made me feel at ease. I needed two crowns: she made them in the office in about 30 minutes. This negated having to have temporary crowns installed and returning later for final crowns: fabulous. On my previous visit, Amber (the hygienist) also took digital photos of my teeth (in addition to the usual X-rays). This is an amazing tool as you (the patient) can see the exact status of each tooth. Amber did a very thorough cleaning. And thank you Charlotte for your support during the procedure and also showing me the machine that makes the crowns actually in operation.

Erin G. from Carlsbad, CA (Source: Yelp)


I highly recommend Polished General Dentistry! The staff is professional and personable. The state of the art technology is great and allows you to see exactly what the issue is on a big screen. Dr Shelton is kind, warm, sincere and goes through the treatment plan with you. It was a great experience.

Don Lewis (Source: Google)


Broke a tooth yesterday day they were so great and gracious. It’s my Birthday today and have a party tonight they helped me out and made me look better than before I broke the tooth. Do yourself a favor — fantastic staff, absolutely painless treatment and helped put together a long term plan. Check them out. Megan Shelton is amazing she is the dentist here truly the best

Holli (Source: Facebook)


Dr. Shelton and her beautiful team are hands down the best dental practice ever! Dr. Shelton is patient, kind and truly goes above and beyond to make sure you are comfortable with everything she is doing. I can’t recommend her enough

Kristen E. from El Cajon, CA (Source: Yelp)


I would give Dr. Shelton and her team 5+ stars if I could.  I needed to find a new dentist quickly because I broke a porcelain veneer on a front tooth. My former dentist of 35 years had recently retired and I knew I needed to find a dentist who could replace the 10 yr old veneer to match my other front teeth – not an easy task!  I contacted my former dentist to ask for a recommendation and he referred me to Dr. Shelton.  I called her office, made an appointment and 2 days later, the veneer was replaced with a beautifully matched permanent crown!It was hard going to a different dental office after my long tenure with my dentist. His practice was well run; he did great dentistry and was know for his gentle injections.  I have to say Dr. Shelton’s injection to numb me equaled his and her office felt warm and friendly. Dr. Shelton’s expertise with one-visit crown procedures meant no temporary crown or return visit 2 weeks later to place the permanent crown hoping it would match my other teeth. I feel very fortunate to find a new dental home

Tara McCue (Source: Google)


Dr. Shelton and her staff are wonderful! They are very thorough, and I feel as though I now have a very comprehensive dental plan for a healthy and beautiful smile. Highly recommend!! Thanks, Dr. Malin, for the referral!

Katie Jenne (Source: Google)


Everyone at the office was very friendly and took their time with everything. I have always had negative experiences at the Dentist, this being my first time here I can already tell they are very gentle and do things right. They walked me through every step and made sure I wasn’t in too much pain or nothing was uncomfortable. Everyone was so nice and I can’t believe I’m saying this, but I’m actually looking forward to my next appointment!

Lauren G. from Carlsbad, CA (Source: Yelp)


Best dental office!! I have been to several different dentists after feeling like I received inadequate care. Polished has been amazing, however, and I intend to stay! The hygienists are so sweet and friendly, and they have steady, gentle hands. Dr. Shelton has built a great team.

Jay F. from San Marcos, CA (Source: Yelp)


I have never taken a moment to post on Yelp because I feel that more often the posts are people venting negativity and it makes me sad.  Today however I am taking the time to share my absolutely AMAZING EXPERIENCE  that I had at Polished this week.  It was my second time there and I am so grateful to the whole team there.   I have anxiety about the dentist and therefore fear going.  Well not anymore! Dr Meghan and her team from when I arrived and until I checked out were super nice, informative, and knowledgeable.  They gave me a cleaning and also a plan for my teeth.  I couldn’t be more pleased with my experience.  Thanks for everything Doc!!

Lauren Clark (Source: Google)


An especially great experience considering the COVID outbreak. It was obvious the team has an established a process for keeping clean. Not to mention Dr. Shelton was incredibly polite, thorough and professional but so easy to talk to. They got me in on a Friday afternoon when I had called the day before. And since I am leaving town, they even squeezed me in last minute for the following week. Everything about the bi-annual check up went wonderful, even the student dental assistant I had was communicative and did a great job. Sad I’m moving away because this is definitely the kind of dentist’s office that I’d love to keep coming back to. Oh and LOVED the ceiling tv’s… going to the dentist is something that has always been enjoyable for me but the cute animal videos made it even better.

Amy D. from Oceanside, CA (Source: Yelp)


If you are looking for an amazing dental experience, schedule an appointment with Dr. Megan Shelton.  She and her staff are very pleasant and Dr. Shelton explains everything and helps you decide the best treatment plan for you and your budget.  Her office is beautiful and the technology is state of the art.  I trust her with all my dental needs

Caitlin Madison (Source: Google)


I have not been to the dentist in years (I do not recommend this!) and I could not have had a better experience. I really appreciated the kindness, thorough explanations, and gentle exam. I would highly recommend this practice to anyone seeking a new dentist.

Dena T. from Chandler, AZ (Source: Yelp)


I went to this office on an emergency visit during my vacation.  They were the only ones concerned enough to get me in during a holiday week immediately and the office staff was exceptional.  I ended up breaking my crown and they were able to replace it in office within hours with their new technology and during my wait I decided to get my routine teeth cleaned. I highly recommend  Dr Ana and Dr Shelton to anyone looking for a new Dentist

Galit Gordon (Source: Facebook)


This is my 5th year going to Dr. Shelton – amazing, caring, and professional dentist – did I mention pain-free? Today, I had Michelle clean my teeth and she did such an amazing job! I felt as though i was in a spa, just laid back and enjoyed being taken care of. I highly recommend Michelle and Dr. Shelton to anyone who is afraid of the dentist as well as to anyone who wishes to have the best dentistry care in Carlsbad.

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


I can heartily recommend Dr.Shelton and her very professional, friendly staff. My recent appointment for a dental implant could not have been more pleasurable! I was well-informed of the details of the procedure in advance of the appointment. The procedure was totally painless during and after. Thank you for your caring follow-up phone call Dr. Shelton!

Jeff Merino-Ott (Source: Google)


I’ve been coming here since it switched over from the previous dentistry. It’s a fantastic place to get your teeth taken care of. Everyone who works there is very nice and knows their stuff. Most of the time I’m there for cleanings and check-ups, but recently also had a crown put in. The procedure was smooth and mostly painless 🙂 The technology used by the office is really great too. The latest tech, I believe, makes the dentist visits much better

Abigail Villanueva (Source: Google)


HIGHLY RECOMMEND!! From the moment I walked in the door, Amy at the front desk stood up to shake my hand and greet me and introduce me to her colleague. She was so kind and set the tone for the rest of my appointment. The office itself is so presentable and comfortable with the comfiest chairs & Christmas decor. My hygienist (I wish I could remember her name) was amazing!! She was thorough, detailed, explained everything she was doing and was so sweet. The dentist (I think Anna did my exam) was also so friendly & thorough. After the exam, my hygienist introduced me to Liz to go over next steps, insurance, and costs. She was so kind and explained everything to me and made the uncomfortable conversation of prices so easy. I’ve never had a bad experience with my previous dentists, but now that I’ve gone here I don’t think any place else will ever measure up! It is obvious the owner & ALL staff go above & beyond in every detail, big and small! This place feels like a dental resort

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


Amazing work. Super professional and very friendly.  The ladies at the front desk are amazing. I always feel the love . Thank you so much for improving my smile.  Thank you  so much Dr. Shelton, Kelly , Shylia and the awesome hygienist.

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


Thank you Dr. Shelton for treating my broken crown, and thank you also to your Staff for working with my dental insurance to ensure coverage of the crown replacement.  It was a relief.  Thank you for your valuable experience, gentle treatment, and for the exceptional equipment (cool suction tool) that made the crown replacement a very comfortable experience.  Thank you for your valuable consultation, I look forward to further treatment

Chris Kiera (Source: Facebook)


Best dentist I’ve ever been to. I hate going to the dentist and it took me over 5 years to go back to one because I couldn’t find an office I felt comfortable at. Dr. Shelton and her team made me feel so comfortable and relaxed that I trusted to keep coming back as a regular and compliant patient. Even my kids love it here and don’t fight me to come to the dentist. A beautiful office with beautiful smiles. I can’t recommend them highly enough!

Lisa Lundy (Source: Google)


My sitter was unable to watch my daughter last minute but they were very sweet and brought me in later when I was able. The front office staff are very welcoming and friendly. Theresa was great in my exam and explaining what she saw and Dr Anna dyne rest of the exam and explaining the approach she felt would best suit my needs. Both women were very informative and kind. The dental chairs are somehow? The most comfortable chairs I’ve ever been in at a dentist office. The tv on the ceiling was nice too. I met Dr Shelton at the end, she was very friendly and able to accommodate my follow up appointment needs. The office is beautifully decorated and I appreciated the extra steps they took with COVID outbreak occurring. I was very pleased and impressed with the latest dental techniques and tools and looking forward to getting the work taken care of

Eli Weeks (Source: Google)


Really enjoyed my first experience here. I can only speak of the team members I interacted with but they were all very kind and helpful. I was constantly getting suggestions on how to better my teeth cleaning routine and I learned a lot in the process. Surprisingly, I even got a text from the doctor later that night with a friendly reminder of what we talked about in my appointment. I’ve already told my wife to book her next cleaning here

Marisa M. from San Diego, CA (Source: Yelp)


This is the best dentist I’ve ever gone to! The office is decorated so beautifully and the ladies have such lovely personalities. You will not feel like you’re at the dentist at all! I received wonderful care and products after my cleaning and night guard fitting. The doctor ant hygienist took the time to go through my X-rays with me, and they answered all of my questions. I actually can’t wait to go back! Great hygienists!


Francisco M. from San Diego, CA (Source: Yelp)


If you are looking for a new dentist look no more! Everyone on the staff is so friendly and pleasant. Super high quality and my hygienist Leah is great! It just feels that you are hanging out with friends and not your typical stressful dentist visit.

Dotty H. from Livermore, CA (Source: Yelp)


If you are looking for a top notch dentist, run, don’t walk to this office! Dr. Shelton and staff are pleasant, professional, kind, caring, thoughtful, and considerate to name a few qualities. My husband has a very sensitive mouth because off his diabetes, years of smoking, and having survived multiple rounds of chemo-therapy from lung cancer which affects the mouth. He had experienced much pain and a lack of sensitivity and empathy from other dentist. This made him overly cautious and delayed his healing by not going to a new dentist, when he really needed one. I knew if I could get him to see Dr. Shelton and staff, no matter who he was going to deal with, they would all treat him with respect, dignity, and be conscience of his fear of pain. He has never felt embarrased or anyone being condescending to him for having a troublesome mouth needing alot of work.  If I had any doubts about recommending this office you wouldn’t be reading this. Thank you for listening.

Dang L. from Oceanside, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Shelton and her staff are amazing! What I love most is that I am always informed of my treatment plan and the costs involved. I used to be afraid of the dentist but Dr. Shelton and her team really changed my perspective with just one visit

Ed Weil (Source: Google)


I have been a patient/customer of Polished Dentistry for several years. The entire staff is always upbeat and courteous. Very professional. Dr. Shelton is extremely talented and has available the very latest in dental equipment. She is also a wonderful person and takes the greatest care with all the procedures (and I have had many). I highly recommend Polished Denistry to anyone looking for great dental work

Lyn R. (Source: Google)


This is the best dental care I’ve ever received! They are masters at dentistry and have state of the art equipment enabling them to make each appt a one stop visit! No need to return for crowns normally outsourced to distant labs since this is a total in-house procedure. They bend over backwards to accommodate your needs and comforts and I am so fortunate to have found them! Highly recommend them

Jamie N. from Carlsbad, CA (Source: Yelp)


I was looking for a new dentist in the area because I moved from Orange county to SD county.. I found Polished Dentistry online and because they were close to my home and got great reviews, I thought I’d try them out. I love Dr. Shelton and her team! They were so kind, accommodating, and helpful. Such a sweet staff. I was on a tight schedule and they were so understanding and were quick and efficient. I was in and out in no time. Love them. Will be my dentist for as long as I am in North County

Tim B. from Oceanside, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr Shelton and her staff are the best. My family has been challenged with multiple dental needs and Dr Shelton has guided us through our needs with her professional skill, and personal concern for her patience. Her Office Staff are great also, Kelly & Shylia greet you with a Smile. Her back office team are professional, personable, with a great touch. Finding a dentist you can trust ain’t easy – look no further. Dr Shelton and her team will take care of you and your family

Melissa Skelton (Source: Facebook)


As someone who is in the dental field I am very aware when I see a great dentist. Dr. Shelton and her team are the best! She’s great at what she does and she’s very friendly. Look no further for a dentist, you’ve found her!

Kayla Grzandziel (Source: Google)


I had originally gone here because of pain in my gums and it turned out that I had a mouth full of cavities that required a few step process to correct. During my first appt to correct the mess I had gotten my wisdom teeth out which wasn’t the best experience I must say. I’m very sensitive to pain and just have an overall anxiety with getting procedures but Dr. Shelton and her staff were great. Everyone is super friendly, they’re knowledgeable, and they don’t beat around the bush. I was especially impressed with how compassionate Dr. Shelton was after the removal of my wisdom teeth. She could have easily just let me leave the office and spoken with me during my next appointment but she took the time to call and check on me. That right there is the kind of dentist and customer service everyone should receive. I highly recommend this dentist office if you want to properly and respectfully be taken care of

JK. E. from Rancho Santa Fe, CA (Source: Yelp)


Everyone was so nice and helpful. This was my first time here and i can’t wait for my whole family to try them out! I was extremely pleased with the services and felt the dentist and hygienist really cared for my teeth health. The office space was modern and up to date! 10/10 would recommend this place


Dr. Megan Shelton, is a caring and talented dentist who possesses the highest qualifications and is extremely well skilled in all phases of restorative and cosmetic dentistry. Dr. Shelton is a graduate of the University of Louisville School of Dentistry. A constant advocate for the oral systemic link and strong believer in continuing education as a means to ensure that her patients receive the highest quality dental care. We believe a healthy body starts with a healthy mouth. Dr. Shelton has completed several post graduate continuing education programs, including advanced treatment in Invisalign, Implantology, same day CEREC crowns, and 3D come beam. She has also been pursuing her post doctorate studies at the Kois Center in Seattle, where they focus on evidenced based dentistry with an emphasis in cosmetics, implants, and restorative. She is committed to providing her patients with personalized care and state-of-the-art technology for dentistry. Dr. Shelton and her husband have been settled in North County San Diego and are anxious to develop life long relationships with each of you. She treats patients like her own family, with compassion and empathy and has a team that is developed to do the same. Dr. Shelton established this practice to provide her community the education and means of treatment for optimal oral health and beauty. Her diagnosis is based on comprehensive evidence from clinical data and information the patients share, with an emphasis on the oral-systemic link. With that information, Dr. Shelton and her highly skilled team develop the best treatment options based on risk assessment. The environment is friendly, calming, and sincere thanks to her approach and the team that stands with her. Dr. Shelton is the owner and dentist at Polished General Dentistry. She is known for her calming, friendly manner and the compassion she displays towards her patients. She loves caring for her patients and developing relationships built on trust to achieve science based optimum oral health outcomes. We believe the mouth talks to the body and you can’t have a healthy body without a healthy mouth.