San Diego Smile Dentistry
Fred Harandi, DDS:
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San Diego Smile Dentistry
Farid (Fred) Harandi, DDS
San Diego, 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

Dental implants


Offers Even28 at-home™? No

Offers Even28 at-dentist™? No

Offers Invisalign®? Yes

Offers ClearCorrect™? 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: 9:00 am to 6:00 pm

Friday: Closed

Saturday: Closed

Sunday: Closed



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

Sandra W. from Kearny Mesa, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Harandi and Tom are great! I switched dentists a few years ago and have been so pleased with the service and professionalism at San Diego Smile Dentistry. Appointment scheduling is great with text and email reminders…and with my busy schedule assistants I need the reminders. 🙂 The dental assistants are very thorough and gentle with cleanings and if I get a cavity I know my visit will be quick and painless.  Thanks to all the folks in the office who do such a great job delivering excellent customer service!

Elizabeth Rose (Source: Google)


I used to go to a fancy dental office in Hillcrest but got turned off after they kept trying to sell me additional services I didn’t think I needed. So I looked on Yelp for a new dentist, found Smile Dentistry and was blown away by all of the awesome 5-star reviews. The location is super convenient, the staff are always friendly, the office is always spotlessly clean and I always feel like I’m getting the exact treatment I need to keep my teeth and gums healthy – I never feel like I’m being gouged or oversold. These are honest folks! I’ve been coming here for a few years now and will definitely be sticking with them. I highly recommend this place!

Sed Savir (Source: Facebook)


Im so happy with my dentist Dr. Fred he is so nice to me. Ive been coming here since 2014 and i dont have a complain. I live in murrieta now and i dont have plan to change my dentist.The staff are friendly and polite. Great customer service and the place is nice and clean. I will recommend this place. ��

Thomas D. from El Cajon, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Fred and everyone on his staff always take great care of my teeth. They are very attentive, gentle, and thorough, which is important to me after having many oral surgeries as a child and teenager. The entire staff  is very friendly and my appointments are always on time and super quick. I would recommend SD Smile Dentistry to anyone looking for a great dentist in San Diego!

Jason Price (Source: Google)


Recently needed some dental work, and without an established dentist in SD, I found Dr. Harandi and SD Smile dentistry. The staff is extremely professional and friendly, as is Dr. Harandi. He was very informative and clear about treatment suggestions and rationale, as well as post-care recommendations. As someone who greatly dislikes having my teeth worked on, they did everything in their power to make me comfortable.

Mia Z. from San Francisco, CA (Source: Yelp)


I was struggling to find a great dental care in the area and came to this office thru Yelp at the beginning of this year. I am a very sensitive person and so nervous about the dental procedure. I just got a bunch of dental work done as of today by Dr. Fred Harandi and his team including root canal, crown, extracting tooth, filling and cleaning. I am so happier than ever for what they have done for me. Dr Fred is amazing! Extremely patient, attentive, efficient and professional made my procedure painless and smoothly. To make sure how the procedure was going well afterwards Dr Fred made a personal text message and answered any questions at any time promptly. Tom (Dr Fred’s brother) is friendly, knowledgeable for the insurance coverage. He tried his best to minimize the cost of the procedure out of my pocket. Hygienist I had today was super gentle and did an awesome job. Everyone in the office is so nice! This was by far the best dental experience I’ve had. I highly recommend this office to everyone.

Susie W. from San Diego, CA (Source: Yelp)


I am so impressed by Dr. Fred and his team! My daughter has been seeing him for routine cleanings, and dental care, and cosmetic procedures.  He has taken great care of her and we are very thankful for all his time and effort.  The staff is always friendly and go above and beyond what I have seen in any other dentistry!

Stephanie Chavez (Source: Google)


Called and got an appointment the same day, Came into see the dentist because of tooth ache, Tom at the front desk greeted me and was super friendly as soon as I waked in. Did not wait long and had my exam done by Ahmed the dental assistant who also super friendly. Ask me what brought me in and felt like he was genuinely concerned about by symptoms. Dr Fred was also great! He examined closely and gave me thorough explanation of what might be causing my pain. Will be returning to get my cavities filled. Also to note they were actively cleaning throughout my examination and even screened me for COVID symptoms when I arrived, I was happy to see they are taking precautions!

Steffany M. from Mira Mesa, CA (Source: Google)


I loved this place. I am one of those people who avoid the dentist like the plague and only go in every few years. However after coming here I am seriously considering coming back in 6 months like you’re supposed to. The receptionist is really nice. At the start of the visit they took a ton of X-rays, more then I’ve ever had in one go, and it took a really long time. However it was totally worth it. The dentist is really nice and doesn’t stab you with a metal pick while asking you stupid questions like “when was the last time you flossed?” He simply spent time looking at the X-rays and did a very simple and painless exam. It was the first time I left without my gums gushing blood. I would ABSOLUTELY recommend them to anyone who is a total wimp about their teeth.

Terrie M. from Lake Havasu City, AZ (Source: Yelp)


I was from Arizona on vacation and I needed a consultation on a discolored tooth. I was totally happy with SD Smile Dentristry. I got an appointment quickly. I was able to do new patient paperwork online which was very convenient! Dr. “Fred” Harandi was very nice as well as his staff. Office was busy but he was on schedule. I would not hesitate to recommend him to others.

Sam S. from San Diego, CA (Source: Yelp)


I’m new to San Diego (as of June) and did my due diligence searching for a reputable dentist in the 92123 area.  I read countless reviews here, and on other sites, about San Diego dentists and am glad I chose San Diego Smile Dentistry.  I went in two weeks ago for a routine cleaning and an issue I was having with a painful tooth.  Turns out I needed a crown (not my first).  Dr. Fred and his staff helped me feel so comfortable during the procedure for the temporary crown and was able to do it right there after my cleaning.  I just had the permanent crown placed yesterday and could not be happier.  My tooth pain is completely gone and I can eat again using both sides of my mouth.   Bottom line…. I can echo everyone’s else’s positive reviews with my own.  The entire staff there is fantastic and San Diego Smile Dentistry is now my dentist of choice for the foreseeable future.  If you need a great dentist, a caring staff, and a good location, this is your place.  I can’t recommend it strongly enough.  Wonderful experience.

Kamran Samakar (Source: Google)


Been coming here for a decade now! Even after moving away I still come back. Drove down from LA today just to see my dentist Dr Harandi! Great as always. Had a chipped tooth and he was able to see me during this covid lockdown which was awesome. Asked him about Invisalign which they now offer and now I’m fixing some crowding issues I’ve experienced with my teeth. Super clean, attentive, excellent customer service as always!

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


Smile Dentistry is by far the best Dentist I have gone to. They are flexible and work with your schedule. The Dentist and his staff are so friendly and welcoming. I had three cavities filled and the Dentist and hygienist constantly checked on me to make sure I was doing ok. During the procedure I was able to wear headphones and watch Netflix, it definitely made the time go by fast. Dr. Fred even called me the day after my appointment to make sure I was ok. They truly care about their patients.

Jenny O. from La Mesa, CA (Source: Yelp)


I was referred by a friend a while back. She told me they were really nice, inexpensive and really know how to make you feel comfortable when seeing the dentist. She was right! From scheduling my appointment to when I was having the work done on my teeth everything ran smoothly. Tom the receptionist was great, he was really good at explaining everything about my insurance and even offered to give me a discount if I payed cash. I was also really impressed with the hygienist. Bemy, she really knows how to do her job. Let me tell you, X-rays are something I hate with a passion because I almost always gag, well not this time, her little hands did excellent because I didn’t gag once! She also did a really good job with my cleaning, felt like it was very thorough and professional. And I loved Dr. Fred. He explained everything before beginning my procedure and was very good at answering all my questions before and after. He has this camera that shows you exactly where the cavity is. Everywhere else I’ve gone they either showed me an x-ray I didn’t understand or just told me I had a cavity without showing me proof, well not here. He did my fillings gave me 2 shots and I didn’t feel a thing. They also have video goggles so you can watch Netflix while they work on you. Isn’t that great?! You can literally Netflix and chill while they work on your teeth! Overall I was really satisfied with the care I was provided. Thanks to Tom, Bemy and Dr. Fred I’m definitely coming back. Keep it up guys!

Girish N. from San Diego, CA (Source: Yelp)


I am all praise for Dr. Fred and San Diego Smile Dentistry. Dr. Fred did an excellent job with my dental bridge.  
He made sure the measurements are accurate so that the bridge fits well in the first go and I must say I am pleased with the results. His staff his friendly and courteous.  Tom works closely with you on your options, schedules and finances. He made things really easy for me.
Thank you very much.

Amber Trimm (Source: Facebook)


This is the absolute best dentist office I have ever been to. I started coming here about 4 years ago and my first visit was by accident, I was referred to a different office but somehow I switched them around and came here instead. They were so nice about it and squeezed me in. I did the invisalign treatment here and I am so happy with the results. Every visit is a laid back and relaxing experience with Dr Fred and his staff. Dr. Fred is the absolute best, he has an amazing way to keep you at ease and make you want to go to the dentist. On the rare times when I have to bring my kids with me they are so great and patient with them. I recommend this office to all my friends.

Z. D. from Chula Vista, CA (Source: Yelp)


I came all the way from Chula Vista to Kearny mesa for a new dentist, my old dentist Doctor Eusebio was trying to up sell me so much I had to leave. Best decision I made. Tom in the front was very polite and approachable and the assistant (I think her name was Bemy) did a great job with my cleaning and assisting the doctor. Doctor Harandi is great by the way! Even though he’s young he definitely knows what he’s doing. Best dentist in San Diego, I already recommended him to all my friends and family.

Joy Loeblein (Source: Google)


My experience was amazing! My teeth felt so clean afterwards. Dr. Harandi was so friendly and answered all my questions. Carlie took time educating me on how to better care for my teeth. Highly recommend this business!

Anthony Zak (Source: Google)


I enjoyed everything about this place. The staff is accommodating and very friendly. I appreciate the time they take to get to know me as well. Sometimes dental offices are not always about that. They also take into consideration to provide a pain-free experience in which anyone would be grateful to have. I highly recommend choosing SDSD if moving to the area.

Michele D. from San Diego, CA (Source: Yelp)


Thank you, SD Smile Dentistry!  My teeth are in great shape now, due to Dr. Fred!  For years I put-off finding a new dentist closer to me, because I was fearful that they would want to do more work on me than was necessary to pad their bank account!  We have done some much needed work, and I now regret that I didn’t find Dr. Fred and his crew sooner!  The entire team is so friendly and patient-oriented!  Shout out to Audri and Ahmed!  You all make me feel like I’m your favorite patient!  See you all soon!  🙂

Lori C. from Rancho Santa Fe, CA (Source: Yelp)


Smile San Diego is 5 Stars across the board. A great staff, very kind, very professional, easy scheduling. Dr Fred is awesome AND I am very phobic of dentists. I actually changed my insurance so that I could be a patient at this office that’s how much I trust Dr Fred and this staff.

Melissa Rios (Source: Facebook)


Just started coming to this Dental office due to a change of insurance and the main reason I choose it was due to the raving reviews online. So far, I’ve had a really great experience coming here especially considering I’m one of the many people that don’t enjoy dental office visits.Recently I had to get quite a bit of work done, and they were very patient with me preferring to use laughing gas during my appointment as I know those things can get in the way (my sister works in the Dental Industry too) They even have Netflix goggles to help keep you distracted while getting work done! Looking forward to continuing getting my dental work done here especially since I can enjoy a good movie while getting my teeth drilled on The team here in the office is also very friendly, accommodating, and overall a great staff!

Sandra Webb (Source: Google)


Dr. Harandi and Tom are great! I switched dentists a few years ago and have been so pleased with the service and professionalism at San Diego Smile Dentistry. Appointment scheduling is great with text and email reminders…and with my busy schedule assistants I need the reminders. 🙂 The dental assistants are very thorough and gentle with cleanings and if I get a cavity I know my visit will be quick and painless. Thanks to all the folks in the office who do such a great job delivering excellent customer service!

Ricky Moore (Source: Google)


So I actually have had many not so fun experiences with dentist, but today I got a filling using the Nitros gas and didn’t feel a single thing! They were quick, efficient and great work. I will be coming here for as long as I live here in San Diego. By far the best dental service I have ever experienced.

Amy A. from Hunter, NY (Source: Yelp)


I moved to Encinitas and still come here. Dr. Fred, Tom and all of the dental assistants are professional, kind and straight forward. Everyone in the office is always on time, they give you the time you need for a proper visit and allow time for questions.  Dr. Fred will only advise you to do dental work that is needed or appropriate for you(r request) and he will do a great job with anything you need, weather it is for your health or cosmetic. Tom texts and calls to remind me about appointments and when I am due for a cleaning. I recommend this office to my friends and family, especially if you are uncomfortable with seeing the dentist.

Neely W. from San Diego, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Fred and the team at San Diego smile dentistry has been nothing but the best! I was referred from a friend to come to this dentistry and since the first day they have been so caring and comforting in the process of helping me improve the health of my teeth.  Dr. Fred takes the time to explain every process thoroughly, ensures that I am comfortable, and always follows up on my recovery.  I have had concerns post-procedure, and they always make the time and effort to get me in to ensure all is well.  The staff is beyond helpful, friendly, and considerate.  I cannot speak more highly of them.  I will always trust their high standard of work and care for me.  They all make it such a pleasure to go to the dentist!

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


San Diego Smile Dentistry is the best dentistry that I have ever used and would never consider another! Since retirement from the military, I’ve searched for a dentistry that I would feel confident using both from a comfort level as well as budget level. On the budget level, when it comes to your health it pays to never go cheap however after being with Dr. Fred for over 2 years, his staff and services are exactly as advertised! I’ve seen reviews where a dentist advertise a price and charge either yourself or insurance a different price. NOT at San Diego Smile Dentistry, you always know what you are going to be charged before the procedure. I’m talking from experience here as I’ve had cleaning, fillings, crowns and teeth whitening performed with Dr. Fred.  Easy appointment setups, great service from his staff and Dr. Fred is the easiest dentist to talk with. Sometimes when I have an appointment I feel like I’m just going to catch up on the news with a friend! Sometimes when you have an appointment months later, I get the friendly reminder email on the appointment that I forgot I had. It’s kinda funny that I was not looking for the cheapest dentist but I’ve compared my costs for a procedure with friends of mine and was astounded that Dr. Fred changed less than other dentists.  Needless to say, those friends changes to Dr. Fred and thanked me for the referral.

Chelsey W. from Costa Mesa, CA (Source: Yelp)


Fred is a great DR. He did very well on my veneers. I came in for an examination and he was genuine and told me what I could and needed to do. I ended up getting veneers. They look perfect. He took his time and explained the whole process. Friends and family think he did very well also.

Rachel Johnson (Source: Google)


Like everyone else, I truly had a 5-star experience. They listened to my fears and provided me with solutions. They also didn’t make me feel bad about the work I needed done. I just moved to San Diego, but I’m so glad I’ve already found a dentist. Tom and Audrey can’t be beat!

Thomas Daubert (Source: Google)


Dr. Fred and everyone on his staff always take great care of my teeth. They are very attentive, gentle, and thorough, which is important to me after having many oral surgeries as a child and teenager. The entire staff is very friendly and my appointments are always on time and super quick. I would recommend SD Smile Dentistry to anyone looking for a great dentist in San Diego!

Steve Y. from San Diego, CA (Source: Yelp)


Very good dentistry. I have to say that the staff has always been super nice and the job gets done. Perhaps my favorite thing about this dentistry is the scheduling is done. I get both an email and text a few days before my scheduled appointment to confirm it. It’s super easy as both a reminder and a confirmation. Also the email and texts contain easy 1 click able links to confirm

Lauren L. from Cardiff, CA (Source: Yelp)


As a health care provider and some one who has shopped around for a good dentist, I can’t say how pleased I have been with the care from Dr. Fred and his staff. Dr. Fred is straight forward and clear about his exam findings. His hygienists are efficient and personable and Tom at the front desk is efficient with answering insurance questions. Not to mention the office is clean.  Highly recommend.

Jennie Nguyen (Source: Facebook)


Samantha is my hygienist here and she’s so sweet. I was very curious, and she had no problem explaining the things she does and why. Dr. Fred is wonderful as well. Last time, I had a tooth extraction. I appreciated him calling me personally to make sure everything is OK after I went home. The receptionists have always been very patient and professional with me. I’ve never really had to wait in the lobby for a long time FYI… Dr. Fred does not take HMO dental insurance.

Sarah Boué (Source: Google)


What an awesome experience. The entire team here is welcoming, knowledgeable, and incredibly helpful. I had some insurance issues and Tom at the front helped me through everything! Audri was my hygienist who did my xrays and she talked me through the entire process. She also did my cleaning and was gentle and professional.  Dr. Fred was wonderful as well and gave me some great practices to keep my teeth and gums healthy.  I would give them more stars if I could. I’ll probably come back to them even if my insurance changes! Sincerely that’s how great they are.

Georgia Daubert (Source: Facebook)


I absolutely love coming to visit Dr. Fred and his team at San Diego Smile Dentistry! Yes, that’s right, I said I LOVE going to the dentist! Growing up, I had a ton of dental issues and I am proud to say my teeth have never been healthier since I’ve been coming to Dr. Fred. His staff is so kind and welcoming and they have taken exceptional care of my mouth! From routine cleanings, to root canals, to cosmetic work, and teeth whitening, I have been pleasured with everything they have done for me. I recommend SDSD to all my friends and family!


Dr. Fred Harandi has been practicing Dentistry since 2006. Dr. Harandi (known by his patients as Dr. Fred) opened his own practice in October of 2010 enabling him to spend quality time with his patients of both General Dentistry and Cosmetic Dentistry. Dr. Fred Harandi was born and raised in San Diego. He attended UCSD studying General Biology as an undergraduate and went on to study Dentistry at the University of Southern California School of Dentistry in Los Angeles. Besides Dentistry Dr. Fred spends his time playing and watching sports, lifting weights, playing with his dog, and relaxing with friends and family. He's a big Chargers and Lakers fan.