Saddleback Dentistry
Dean Garcia, DDS:
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Saddleback Dentistry
Dean H. Garcia, DDS
Laguna Hills, 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

TMJ treatment

Dental implants


Offers Even28 at-home™? No

Offers Even28 at-dentist™? No

Offers Invisalign®? Yes


Monday: 9:00 am to 4:45 pm

Tuesday: 9:00 am to 4:45 pm

Wednesday: 9:00 am to 4:45 pm

Thursday: 9:00 am to 4:45 pm

Friday: 9:00 am to 4:45 pm

Saturday: Closed

Sunday: Closed



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

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


I have been a patient here for several years. After trying several other dentistry offices in the area, I happened on Saddleback Dentistry and happily made them MY Dentist! I have had a lot of dental work over the years and was most impressed at the common sense approach that Dr. Garcia presented regarding my dental situation. I expected the usual “your teeth need yada yada yada done” but instead heard “your teeth are doing fine and there is nothing in need of immediate care”. A few years later I began having some dental issues and was happy that Dr. Garcia took a conservative approach to solving my problem. He eventually determined that the tooth would require extraction in spite of several attempts to save it. I consulted another highly reviewed dentist who examined me and determined that Dr. Garcia was absolutely correct and the wisdom tooth would require extraction. After the painless extraction, all went well until I developed a dry socket – not anything the dentist could prevent. Sometimes things happen with our bodies that can’t be blamed on outside influences (I say this because I read reviews from people who seem to think ANY problem should be blamed on someone!) When contacted after hours, Dr. Garcia ordered antibiotics and came in to the office on a Sunday to examine and treat the problem. My husband and I are completly confident in the care we receive and will continue to receive at Saddleback Dentistry!

Teresa M. from Mission Viejo, CA (Source: Yelp)


After being recommended to this office by friends and coworkers, we are so happy to have found such an amazing staff and professional team.  Dr Garcia made us feel comfortable and at ease from the very first consultation.  Thanks to these amazing doctors  with their bright personalities and professionalism our surgery went smoothly and we would like to take this opportunity to thank them once again 🙂 Alessandra & Steven

Sergio O. from Laguna Hills, CA (Source: Yelp)


I’ve been coming here for the last six or seven years and it’s amazing that the staff has maintained the same friendly and professional service that was received the first day I became a patient. Dr Garcia is amazing! Very down to earth and honest. I’ve never yelped before but I felt compelled after the visit to saddleback dentistry today Long story short, we racked up a tab of close to six thousand dollars! Now being a server I know how long it will take me to make that in tips… Dr lee reassured me of payment options and even offered to personally help me fill out the forms! Don’t let bad yelp reviews keep you away, I’ve never had the feeling of being taken advantage of or being pressures into spending crazy amounts of money and I’ve been coming her for a long time. Honestly, great place

Diana K. from Corona, CA (Source: Yelp)


Our family has been patients of Dr. Garcia’s for many years.  Our daughter recently had her wisdom teeth extracted and we were extremely happy with the results and the fact that she had very little swelling and no bruising.  Also, our son has anxiety and the office staff always treats him with kindness and patience.  I feel that the entire staff, from the front office to the doctors and technicians are kind and professional.  I highly recommend this practice anyone and always share about it to our family and friends.  In fact, I just brought my 80 year old mother there recently to have her teeth cleaned and she too felt very well cared for. The location is convenient, the office is clean and the service is exceptional!

Alex Brennan (Source: Google)


Dr. Garcia is genuinely a stand up guy. Sincere to the bone, kind hearted and honest about what he has to do when fixing a dental problem. I was overly satisfied with how he stands buy his work, and will do what he can to make you comfortable. 5 star, 10/10 great, trustworthy guy!

Amy K. from Laguna Niguel, CA (Source: Yelp)


I’ve been coming to Saddleback Dentistry for 20+ years and greatly appreciate both Dr Garcia and Dr Conkle and the entire staff.  The are exceptionally skilled experts, genuinely care, take their time with procedures, and create an exceptional customer experience even when I have needed a root canal.  I always make appointments with John for my teeth cleaning.  He is exceptionally gentle yet thorough.  I mistakenly had me teeth whitened years ago from a different dentist, due to a promotion at the gym, but will never ever make any such mistake again in the future

Allan S. from Santa Ana, CA (Source: Yelp)


A friend recommended Saddleback Dentistry to me about ten years ago; she was very choosy kind of person and she was quite insistent that I try them, that they were the best dentists she’d seen. So I took her advice and Dr. Dean Garcia has been my dentist since then. I’ve had cavities filled, amalgam removed, crowns and veneers for my front teeth and I’m very satisfied with all the results. He and the entire staff have always been very accessible, very knowledgeable and incredibly friendly. Besides Dr. Garcia,  incredibly attentive and comforting styles of working, explaining each step of what they’re doing in detail. These two are by far the best dentists I’ve had in my life and I have zero reservation recommending them to my friends (which I do) or anyone else. They take pride in keeping up with the latest technology and are happy to explain it to you. I’ve always felt like my happiness and comfort was their top priority, so, with that plus the high quality of work there’s not really much room for improvement! I give them five stars and recommend them

David H. from Mission Viejo, CA (Source: Yelp)


Some years ago my wife and I purchased the “In house plan” with Saddleback Dentistry and were very pleased with the service they provided. When my employer at that time decided to offer dental coverage the only plan they offered was not accepted by Saddleback. We chose another office and were happy there until a couple of years ago. I was told I needed a deep clean ($4oo) and they would not clean my teeth unless I agreed to do the procedure the dentist was suggesting.  My wife soon after was told the she had 2 cracked crowns that needed to be replaced. ($1800) We left that office and chose another in the plan. By that time It had been close to a year since I had a cleaning, and since I like to drink lots of tea and coffee my teeth were badly stained. This lady did her exam and took a picture of my teeth which she left emblazoned on the HD TV mounted in the corner of the room. She suggested I needed a deep clean and left the room so I could be alone with the large picture of my badly stained teeth to think about whether I wanted to spend the $400 dollars… I politely said no thanks and drove to Saddleback where I purchased the “in house plan” once again. (at the time less than half the price of the “deep clean”)There happened to be an opening so I went directly back for my Xrays, exam and cleaning. The staining was so bad It took two sessions to complete. I was not charged any extra fees for the second session and was told I did not need a deep clean.   At this point we had more choices for dental coverage and there was a plan offered that Saddleback would accept. The premiums were a little more but when we were able to switch we did and my wife went there as well. She asked if anything was wrong with her crowns the Dr told her they were fine. She asked if he were sure they weren’t cracked and he showed her the Xray, and explained that if they were, it would show up, but nothing was there. We have found an office we trust in Saddleback. Great service, honest service, if something is needed they will show you, offer solutions, thoroughly explain the pricing and WE HAVE NEVER BEEN PRESSURED! We are so glad to have found what I like to call “A Real Dentist”.  An office where we can trust we aren’t being screwed over for a buck! Over the past two years I’ve had procedures done by Dr Garcia is great and genuinely care about their patients. The staff are always friendly and helpful and we are so glad to be “back home” at Saddleback Dentistry.

T. Garcia (Source: Google)


GREAT experience! The visit included an X Ray, and cleaning today; everything was perfect! Dr. Garcia was very friendly as he reviewed my X-rays and exam. The entire staff was friendly, knowledgable and SO gentle! I could have napped through my cleaning. Nothing went down my through nor out of my mouth. There was hardly even any scraping noise! Thank you Saddleback Dentistry for the good experience and super fresh mouth!

Mona L. from Lake Forest, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Garçia has strong work Ethics, easy to talk to, professional and passionate about his JOB. He is passionate about providing care and service to his patients. He’s reliable efficient address’s the problems to ease your pain on the spot! The entire team at Saddleback Dentistry and Orthodontics have strong ethics, sensitive and caring. I am so relieved to finally find a good dentist for me and my family and won’t hesitate to recommend Dr. Garcia to everybody.

Mimi S. from Las Vegas, NV (Source: Yelp)


This place is heaven sent.  I will forever be thankful to my friend who pointed me in this direction.  $25 consultation is the best price you will get from any reputable dentist.  Everyone here cares about the job, from the person answering the phone to the dentist seeing you. Whoever hired Dean Garcia made the most intelligent decision in their life.  He is an asset to this place.  He actually cares about his patients.  He takes the time to listen and answer all your questions. For as long as I live, I will point other people in his direction.  It would be a disservice to not send patients to him

Caya W. from Orange County, CA (Source: Yelp)


This review has been way overdue. I have been involved with this practice for almost twenty years and I cannot recommend this practice enough. Dr. Garcia, Dr. Conkle, Dr. Bender, John the Hygienist, Delia the office manager-everyone in this practice has been so professional and attentive to the needs and fears of my entire family. When my molar fractured in half, Dr. Garcia had to do an extraction and place an implant and although I know I can be a difficult patient, Dr. Garcia was able to put all my fears at ease with his assistant Ana. They are just one amazing duo. Dr. Garcia is a very skilled Doctor, patient and caring and I highly recommend him. Now that our family has moved out of state we have decided that whenever we visit friends and family in California, we may stop and continue with our dental visits here, they’re like family to us. Cheers to this dental practice and his amazing team, thank you for all you do.
Sincerely, Williams family.

Emm Q. from Los Alamitos, CA (Source: Yelp)


After a mix up with a previous appointment, Dr. Garcia personally apologized and took care of the situation. As a patient, that was reassuring and really appreciated. The staff here are professional and seem to really care about their patients

Deanna L. from Irvine, CA (Source: Yelp)


I went under to get all four of my wisdom teeth out on Friday by Dr. Garcia. My consultation weeks before was fast, easy, and the staff was very helpful. On surgery day, the staff and doctors (Dr. Garcia, and the anesthesiologist) were so nice, and really made me feel at ease and comfortable. The healing on my left-side was virtually painless, and the swelling was minimal. My right side, however, I’m thinking it must have been a more difficult extraction because there is a lot of pain and discomfort and swelling on that side. I think this is just the nature of having surgery so I’m putting arnica gel over the area, icing, and taking antibiotics and pain-killers. I’m five days past the surgery, and I think in two to three more days I will 100% better. Not bad at all. Thank you Saddleback Dentistry for serving me, and my family

Irene M. from Renton, WA (Source: Yelp)


I don’t understand why they have poor reviews here, but I have been coming here for almost 4 years now and always receive great service. There was only one time they needed to reschedule my appointment, but that because I arrived 10 minutes late, and they were busy and could not give me another slot for my cleaning that day (so make sure you arrive there on time or early if possible!) For dentist, I really like Dr. Garcia, he’s a real professional and always do his job efficiently. He would call the next day to check his work on your teeth. And I love the work of their hygienist too! I think the other staff are friendly and funny as well! Like the girl (is it Rosie?) who claimed to be professional at drawing something (i should have her add me 

Martha Strey (Source: Facebook)


I had a broken wisdom tooth that was extracted and the whole process was well done–did not feel pain when it was removed. Professional office & processes, and modern equipment! Thanks to all the staff and dentist. The dentistry was recommended by a family member, and I would recommend it to others.

Sandy Bassett (Source: Facebook)


dr Garcia has been treating my father, mother and myself since he got out of dental school. He is amazing. He pays attention to the details, he revels in the wins, he helps people who might have a difficult time helping themselves. I’m proud to be one of his patients. He guided me towards two years of braces with dr Lee and now my teeth meet and I can tear lettuce, in addition to simply having a beautiful smile. I cannot say enough about these two professionals and their AMAZING staff. Every single one of these people has been of assistance to me over the last three years and I’m deeply grateful. thank you doctor dean!and thank you for helping my dad so much before his death, truly, it’s much appreciated. more than you can know ever in gratitude.

Janice Anderson (Source: Google)


After being with my former dentist for over 20 years, I needed to make a change. Not an easy thing to do. At the recommendation of my insurance carrier, I chose Dr Garcia. I have been extremely pleased with him and his entire staff. I had a mouthful of work which has been done quickly and efficiently. He is very focused on getting my mouth in order and seeing that all is well. Very VERY happy

Betty G. from Lake Forest, CA (Source: Yelp)


My husband, Charlie, had some extensive dental work done with Dr. Garcia which included some teeth being pulled and implants put in. He was given a prescription for the pain which was expected but no pain, NOW. I had a root canal done and also had no pain. Actually had more than Dr. Garcia looking at the tooth as the root canal would not give up the root! We recommend this office and their technicians, highly. 

Connie F.  from Lake Forest, CA (Source: Yelp)


Best dentist office that I have ever been to.  Would recommend this office time and time again.  I have 4 children and they love going here.  The service is above and beyond and to get a call twice over the weekend to see how my son was feeling after getting his wisdom teeth removed shows that you a more then just patient. Thank you, Thank you Dr. Garcia and the rest of the Saddleback Dentistry office.  You have my families smiles for life.

Jeff Scattareggia (Source: Facebook)


I have been going to Saddleback Dentistry for close to 20 years and recommend (and have recommended) them to anyone. From the front office staff to the x-ray technicians and the dental hygienists, a more friendly, efficient, professional and attentive staff is hard to imagine. Dr. Garcia’s  standards for their practice is as high as can be, but for me, what brings me back year after year after year is a 5 letter word: T.R.U.S.T. That is my gold standard when it comes to a dentist. I believe in them. You will too

Reid B. from Lake Elsinore, CA (Source: Yelp)


This is the best dentistry or one of the top in Orange County and I have been to numerous places.  Dr. Conkle / Dr. Garcia and their staff are professional,  polite and informative.   I travel 2 hours to go to this dentist and it is worth the travel.  Their costs are reasonable and actually cheaper than some others.  If you want a dentist that cares then look no further. Dr. Garcia is easy going and will make you laugh to relax.  I have not done much work with Dr. Garcia, work was fantastic.I have had an implant, root canals, crowns and fillings done here that look and feel incredible.

Jeannette P. from Laguna Hills, CA (Source: Yelp)


Thank Dr. Garcia and staff for the dental care you have given my elderly mother the past 10+ years.  She is not always so easy to please, but has told me time and again, how much she appreciates her dentist, Dr. Garcia.  The staff is warm, friendly and helpful.  It was my first visit to take my mother this past Monday, May 12, 2014 as she was suffering from a tooth ache.  The gentle kindness and patience displayed impressed me; plus made me know I had my mother in good hands.  Mr. Long Bui was especially helpful as it was a major event involving a root canal and a new bridge.  He came up with several options . . . the expense is great, especially on a fixed income.  The in-house plan and a 12 month payment option will ease the financial pain.  More importantly, my mother’s toothache was corrected and a solution underway.  Thank you Dr. Garcia and staff!  Most Sincerely, Jeannette, Marie’s daughter.  :-)))))

Daniel M. from El Toro, CA (Source: Yelp)


I’ve been going to Saddleback Dentistry for 14 years and have been thoroughly satisfied with the quality of work and the staff.  I have had several crowns and a cosmetic bonding to a front tooth that was diagonally broken.  All of the work done by Drs. Garcia & Cashman is still in place and functioning well.  The cleanings performed by their hygienists are very thorough and painless. My whole family and extended family go to them and everyone is happy with the quality of care they receive at Saddleback Dentistry. They work well with my insurance and have been very flexible on my co-pays. The facility is very clean and modern. The staff are very friendly and pleasant. I recommend Saddleback Dentistry without hesitation to anyone that crosses my path and are in need of great dental service

Heather P. from Laguna Beach, CA (Source: Yelp)


I have been going to Dr. Garcia for my dental work for a number of years now, in fact my Aunt, Uncle and my mother all go to him. I had to have major dental work done about a year ago. Dr. Garcia did both an upper and lower bridge for me. That was a hard experience but Dr. Garcia was very gentle and kept me informed as to what he was doing. Just the other day I noticed that I had somehow gotten a crack in the upper bridge and I walked into Dr. Garcia’s office and he saw me almost right away AND started the work that needed to be done right then as well! I was expecting to have to wait to get it fixed but that was not the case. It was a crack in the bridge and he is replacing it for me at no additional cost. Dr. Garcia and his whole staff are very conscientious of their patients and always make sure that you are comfortable. I recommend him to all my friends and when people see the work he has done on me they usually will go and see him I have actually received from his office a gift card as a thank you for the referral. If you are looking for a dentist and don’t know where to go, go see Dr. Garcia, he will put you at ease right away!

Gary H. from Lake Forest, CA (Source: Yelp)


Saddleback Dentistry is fantastic! Every single person in the office makes us feel that our dental needs are of the utmost importance to them. Never have we experienced such a friendly and professional atmosphere in a dental or medical office. We are greated by name and a smile with each visit. Dr. Garcia is an extremely caring dentist who is very concerned about patient satisfaction. We would not hesitate to recommend this office to every person we know. We have been using there services for quite some time and their high level of customer care is consistent

Cindy K. from Costa Mesa, CA (Source: Yelp)


I was looking for a Dentist that catered to people (like myself) that really don’t like going to the Dentist, I found him Dr. Garcia at Saddleback Dentistry. We have now been going to him for 20 years and always have a good experience.  I have recommended my co-workers and friends and they always say “Thank You” after their visits.  The Staff are always very friendly and happy to help.  Thank you Dr. Garcia and Staff

Brian W. from Foothill Ranch, CA (Source: Yelp)


I’ve been coming to this office for over 10 years and I have to say I will never go anywhere else. The staff makes me feel at ease and the Doctors always do a great job. I had an emergency filling at Saddleback Dentistry over 10 years ago because I cracked my tooth. Most Doctors probably would have tried to overcharge me by doing work that was not needed but Dr. Garcia filled my tooth which is still in place today. I just went for a check up last week and I give two thumbs up to the staff, the Hygenist, the Office Manager and the Dentists

Diane D. from Laguna Beach, CA (Source: Yelp)


I’ve been a patient at Saddleback Dentistry for years.  So has my husband, my son and my in laws.I could write paragraph after paragraph about how wonderful every part of this practice is.  The doctors are highly skilled, efficient and incredibly experienced.  They make dental care easy and painless.  I’ve had everything from simple fillings to implants and never experienced any issues ever.  In fact, I’ve been surprised at how painless and easy the procedures were.Our son has had his dental care here since he was young and Dr. Garcia pulled his four impacted wisdom teeth with ease.He also did implants for my mother in law.  She was shocked how easy it was.  And how beautiful they look.  Mine, too. Drs. Garcia, make sure your experience is perfect.  The staff is ALWAYS super friendly and I enjoy their company.  I’ve never waited longer than five minutes in the waiting room – and I’ve been there MANY times.I come from two generations of family in the dental industry.  I recommend Saddleback Dentistry without hesitation.  A+

Kent M. from San Juan Capistrano, CA (Source: Yelp)


I just started going to Saddkevack Dentistry and I can tell you I had a great experience. Very well managed office with very friendly staff. Dr. Garcia was great !!!!!! Trust my review as I would rather go to to this dental office than any other office I have ever been to in my life and I am 59 years old.Finally I can relax knowing my dental care is now in good hands. The location is also a plus as the office is  right off the 405 freeway at El Toro road. Easy drive up parking not a huge parking structure where you need parking validation and all that mess. I love everything about Saddleback Dentistry. Highly recommend!!!!

Briana B. from Fullerton, CA (Source: Yelp)


What an enjoyable experience all-around! I switched doctors after feeling harassed every time I went to my old dentist to buy add-ons, treatments, etc. so I gave Saddleback a try. The front staff was friendly, the patient coordinator was great, Dr. Garcia was awesome and accommodating and the hygienist was gentle but thorough, I actually really enjoyed the dentist. I especially liked not feeling hassled to start any unnecessary treatment and the doctor even suggested an alternative, cheaper solution to a small problem. Highly recommended

David G. from Laguna Woods, CA (Source: Yelp)


I had teeth problems starting about 35 years old, I”m now 67. For the last 20 years I was using a full lower denture, and 7 front teeth, what a pain in the Butt to chew. It was next to impossible. I had x-ray’s done and found out the last 7 teeth had cavities and within a year or so they would be rotted! I was totally paranoid about getting the last teeth pulled. I had met up with Dr. Garcia and he went over some ideas that could work. I felt at ease knowing that Dr. Garcia had an excellent game plan for me. I had removed the last upper teeth, had two titanium posts put in an after appx 5 months or so, I went in and had the upper denture fitted to attach to the post’s. I was never without teeth the entire time. Had to use denture grip for the uppers until my gum’s healed, but is was well worth the wait. Dr. Garcia was always on top of the situation. I never waited over 5-10 minutes max for my scheduled appointment. Very clean office and an awesome staff. I’m so glad I found him. This is a very important decision, and could affect you the rest of your life. It shouldn’t be handeled lightly. He is for sure the man to go see. Thanks so much Dr. Garcia. By the way, the teeth look way better than most real one’s. David Gregory

Mark K.from Newport Beach, CA (Source: Yelp)


I absolutely love Saddleback Dentistry, I have been coming here for about 5 years and everyone there is very friendly and very proffessional.  I like how they have state of the art technology there; i personally like the digital xrays; that’s a plus from me. I actually got my sister to go in because she was very apprehensive of going to the dentist altogether and once she went she was excited to go back; i was in complete shock; if you knew her you would understand.Well anyway I would highly recommend this practice. If you want only top of the line procedures at an awesome price, you gotta come here!

Mimi A. from Irvine, CA (Source: Yelp)


I have severe anxiety and refuse to go to any other dental office EVER! Dr. Garcia is the best dentists I have ever had and will only come to their office because they are so wonderful and awesome ! Claudia who is the office manager is AMAZING! She is so sweet and has always been able to get me in and seen as soon as possible, Long always works out my financial payments and explains everything thoroughly. I have had my deep cleaning, retainer, wisdom tooth removal and teeth whitening done here! There are so many dental offices out there but the quality of care, efficiency and cost is absolutely unbeatable! my mom loves  Dr. Garcia, my younger brothers come here and my husband has also been seen here. I honestly cannot say enough good things about Saddleback Dentistry!

France Imagawa (Source: Facebook)


Dr Garcia and the staff are so pleasant and always makes a dental appointment much easier than one can imagine. I have been blessed to be a patient of Saddleback Dentistry for about 31 years…yes a long time and no I am not old yet! They take great care of my teeth. I can not say enough great things about their services.


Our entire team is dedicated to providing you with the personalized, gentle care that you deserve. For your convenience, all treatments are performed right in our office, eliminating the need to refer patients to outside locations. For those patients with fear or dental anxiety, Saddleback Dentistry also offers sleep dentistry. Dr. Garcia and his team are skilled and experienced in all of today’s best cosmetic and sedation dental techniques. Saddleback Dentistry in Laguna Hills offers convenient office hours and is located across from the Laguna Hills Mall. Dr. Dean Garcia is driven in his dentistry by a passion for creating new smiles. He feels there's nothing more rewarding than improving people's lives by improving their smiles. He excels at making his patients feel comfortable and goes out of his way to treat everyone like family with his caring, gentle touch. Dr. Garcia practices all phases of dentistry with 28 years of experience and extensive training in cosmetic dentistry, dental implants and laser dentistry. He uses state-of-the-art technology and cutting-edge techniques to create a comfortable dental experience for all of his patients. Dr. Garcia earned his DDS at the University of Pacific School of Dentistry. He has received extensive, training in all phases of dentistry, including the rigorous implant and cosmetic dentistry curriculum at the Nobel Biocare Training Institute, a world leader in the field of innovative implant-based dental restorations.