Scott Carmichael Dentistry
Scott Carmichael, DDS:
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Scott Carmichael Dentistry
Scott S. Carmichael, DDS
Oceanside, 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


Offers Even28 at-home™? No

Offers Even28 at-dentist™? No

Offers Invisalign®? Yes


Monday: 8:00 am to 4:30 pm

Tuesday: 8:00 am to 4:30 pm

Wednesday: 8:00 am to 4:30 pm

Thursday: 8:00 am to 4:30 pm

Friday: 8:00 am to 12:00 pm (by appointment only)

Saturday: Closed

Sunday: Closed





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

Joshua H. from Oceanside, CA (Source: Yelp)


I can’t say enough about this doctor. I went in because my gum was hurting behind my back tooth. Dr Carmichael saw me and looked at my gums and where the pain was coming from and proceeded to clean and scrape my tooth and gum. I thought I had a serious issue until he examined me and let me me know that my problem will likely Clear itself. He then let me go with no charge!!!!!!!! What a kind and honest dentist as I was prepared to pay whatever was needed. I highly recommend him as he was so honest and kind. He’s one of the good ones go see him!!!

Christian Guynn (Source: Google)


I’ve been going to Dr. Carmichael for 25 years and he is hands down the best dentist in San Diego County. Not only is he a great dentist yes, but also a super nice guy and all of his staff is the same. Everyone is always happy to see you and I look forward to cleanings. You will too.

Candice Maurer (Source: Facebook)


My boy getting his first cavity filled in Oceanside at Dr. Carmichael’d in Oceanside CA…. I have been seeing this dentist since I was 19 years-old! This dentist is amazing! My kids actually look forward to seeing him! Thanks for being so awesome Dr. Carmichael!

Patricia H. from Chandler, AZ (Source: Yelp)


On vacation, I broke a part of a tooth. Was able to get an immediate appointment. All staff and dentist were very friendly and helpful. Dr. Carmichael put in a temporary filling until I could get home and get a crown and at no cost. I really appreciated the fine service that I received and if I lived in this area, I would be a regular patient. Patricia Hall, 6/29/17

Sandra B. (Source: Google)


This is a nice small facility, clean and well kept. The services are reasonably priced, especially for those without insurance, and even for cosmetic work. Great doctor, friendly desk staff, and thorough, informative technicians! Makes going to the Dentist much less unpleasant!

Melinda H. from Oceanside, CA (Source: Yelp)


After going to two other horrible places, I researched on Yelp and decided to give Dr. Carmichael a try. All I can say is Wow — this dentist is great! I could immediately tell this is not an office where they try to scam you into doing work you don’t need. He even took the time to point out to my 15 year old places she was missing when brushing. Neither of the other two dentists had done that. On top of that, his prices are very reasonable. You get better treatment at a more affordable price — trust me, this is the best dentist office around!!

Paula M. from Del Mar, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Carmichael is the most HONEST and best dentist ever.  He’s personable, kind, caring and COMPETENT.  His fees are extremely reasonable.  He will never do any procedure unless you need it.  You can TRUST him.  I discovered him through a friend.  I had been to a dentist who said I needed a new crown and other dental procedures.   I went to Dr. Carmichael for a second opinion and he said I did not need a new crown, but we would “watch” it to see if I might in the future.  I was amazed.  His office staff is amazing and his office is spotlessly clean.  You will find him in a residential neighbor.  Parking is easy.  I recommend him and his practice without most highly.

Katasha K. from Oceanside, CA (Source: Google)


Love this guy. He’s super knowledgeable, friendly, gentle, and – best of all – he never tries to upsell you. In the past, I’ve had a lot of bad experiences with shady or just plain incompetent dentists and everytime I visit Dr. Carmichael I feel like I’m in good hands. Plus, his staff is super sweet and extra accommodating to your needs. Not always the most organized (example: if you ask them to call you, sometimes you’ll end up being the one to call back), but it’s never an issue. Highly recommend.

Cathy L. from Redding, CA (Source: Google)


Most of my family has gone to Dr Carmichael for a number of years, love him…..however beware of the billing and insurance authorization clerk! Be sure you get everything in writing, in detail! UPDATE…I’M HAPPY TO SAY DR CARMICHAEL WAS ABLE TO RESOLVE THE ERROR WITH THE BILLING ISSUES. THANK YOU

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


I have been going to Dr. Carmichael since I was little. However, I recently had a change of Dental insurance at work, so I went to a new dentist so I wouldn’t have to pay out of pocket. BIGGEST MISTAKE EVERRRR!! I always knew Dr. Carmichael was the best, but it was definitely reaffirmed when I went somewhere new where they tried to upsell me on everything and wouldn’t even give me the basic cleaning I scheduled the appointment for. It was the worst dental experience of my life. I had no idea dentist offices like this existed (South Oceanside Dental– be warned, and NEVER go!). Long story shot, I immediately went to my HR office, begged to have my dental insurance changed, and now I am back to Dr. Carmichael– thank the dental lords!! Dr. Carmichael is one of the nicest people you will ever meet. The staff is always warm and welcoming. But the most impressive thing, that I always took for granted, and now heavily realize is that Dr. Carmichael’s office is FAIR, HONEST, and TRUSTWORTHY. All things you NEED in a dentist! Thanks Dr. Carmichael!

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


Never been a fan of going to the dentist. I actually dread it like most people. I was recommended this place by a dear friend and its been a great experience EVERY TIME. Friendly and helpful staff. Quick and easy service. Affordable on all levels. I recommend this Dental office to anyone who is looking. I always leave with a smile on my face and my teeth feeling awesome.

Celia M. from Oceanside, CA (Source: Yelp)


This dentist and his office are excellent. His dental assistant Linda does a painless x-ray without the brutal winged devices used by most offices that hurt the gums so much.  I am so pleased as a new resident of Oceanside to find this gem of an office as I am dental phobic!!!  Everyone and everything is professional and humane!

Katie W. from Carlsbad, CA (Source: Yelp)


I’m not surprised to find there isn’t one bad review for Dr. Carmichael and his staff.  I’ve been going here for 6 years or so.  He never recommends anything I don’t need, and always errs on the side of caution rather than unnecessary treatment.   Recently a crown came loose… he saw me the same day and fixed it back in place in 15 minutes, no fuss.  Every member of staff is friendly and nice, from the ladies who keep my teeth sparkly clean, to the super-efficient ladies in the front office.  Hands down the best Dentist I’ve ever been to.

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


Found Dr Carmichael on Yelp!  Thanks fellow Yelpers!  I decided to look for a dentist closer to home of Oceanside so I couldn’t have to drive to LaCosta anymore and found this little gem!  The officeyis clean and inviting and everyone is so nice!  And no trying to sell me whitening or other cosmetic upsells!  And Dr. Carmichael did my cleaning!  Where does that happen?!  My appt. was @ 8 and I was able to get my cleaning and check up done I think within 45 minutes!  I was at work by 9! Awesome!

Sarah V. from Oceanside, CA (Source: Yelp)


If I could give 10 stars I would. I cant say enough great things about Dr. Charmichael. love love love him. Dr Charmichael and his staff are so nice and no one there makes you feel bad about your mouth (which is huge). He does great work, very very gentle and is pretty quick with it. My grandpa loved him (r.i.p) and Im so glad my grandpa told us about dr carmichael.

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


My wife and I have been patients of Dr. Carmichael for more than 20 years.  He is gentle, attentive, helpful and even available for emergencies at night and on weekends for his regular patients.  The people in the office and the dental assistants are great also.  This is a very homey-feeling practice with top-notch care.  Highly recommended!

Trey W. from Oceanside, CA (Source: Yelp)


Short and sweet:  no waiting around, friendly staff, no BS dentist.  Dr. Carmichael himself was very calming, kind, knowledgable, friendly and had great patience.  They actually discouraged work that wasn’t necessary.  This meant a lot coming from another dentist that quoted me $8000 in work (after dual dental insurance)!  So nice to meet an honest dentist with a friendly, welcoming team.  We’ve found our forever dentist, for sure.  Just wish I had found him years ago!

Chris G. from Nevada (Source: Yelp)


After trying a few different dentists in my area, I was not satisfied with the service and kept looking for that right one. Well I found him, and I could not be happier with everything about his practice. The receptionist is so friendly and makes you feel comfortable right away. Dr. Carmicheal is a cool guy, obviously knows his profession very well and goes the extra length to explain what hes doing so its a informed and comfortable experience every time. So glad I found this place and so excited to get all my work done and have my old smile back one day.

Renee Gruber (Source: Google)


Dr. Carmichael is a hidden gem! An honest, reasonably priced, talented dentist has been hard to find in my experience over the past 15 years or so, and I’m grateful to have found him and his wonderful staff. I’ve recommended him to my family and friends and they all speak highly of their experience with him. His office is small, clean and comfortable, not overly done to add to overhead. Also, they’re not x-ray happy which is a nice change coming from multiple dentists that all lead with a full set of x-rays even if a recent set was provided to them. The integrity and service here are outstanding! If you’re near his office and are looking for a great dentist, call this guy you will not be disappointed!

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


I needed help on a Sunday and he responded to an emergency call. Not many will do that. I’m grateful. If you read this review; Thanks Dr. Carmichael. Dr. Carmichael is honest and caring. He ended up referring me to an oral surgeon for my particular needs, but charged only a minimal fee for the exam and got me fixed up with the antibiotic I needed. The office is clean. The staff was professional but friendly. This is where I’ll be coming back for my future dental care.

Deva R. Oceanside, CA (Source: Yelp)


I went to Dr. Carmichael after I busted a tooth in half. It was on a Sunday so Monday morning I started calling around to see if anyone could get me in that day. Unsurprisingly, not many could. I don’t have dental insurance and it was difficult to get other offices to even ballpark a price for me. They also wanted to charge me $40 – $60 just to have an exam and x-rays before they would even talk to me about fixing it. Dr. Carmichael’s office was straightforward. They only x-rayed the tooth I needed fixed. They told me how much it would cost and it was reasonable. I was in and out in about 30 minutes.

Mike Gleason (Source: Facebook)


Been going to one dentist office my entire life. Dr Carmichael took over the office when Dr. Rielly retired. My entire family goes to him, even my nonagenarian father. Dr Carmichael is a very calm natured guy, and makes sure his patients are comfortable, and happy with the result of his work. Great staff! I’ve never had a bad experience there.

Tim Colling (Source: Google)


Dr. Carmichael has been my family’s dentist literally for decades. He is a dental care expert but, just as importantly, he is caring, gentle, thoughtful and thorough with his patients. His staff is great too. You can’t go wrong with Dr. Carmichael!

Madonna Soriano (Source: Google)


I had such a fear of getting dental treatment but Dr Carmichael is such a great dentist! He is one of the most caring and polite dentist I have ever had ! The office staff are always polite on the phone and in the office . I highly recommend this office !!

S. from Carlsbad, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Scott (I have no idea why, but I’ve always called him that) is very honest, no fuss and very friendly – so we have been going to him, I think, since he opened his office. The building is very simple but warm. Not all kinds if annoying bling just a good old home town place. The staff is always friendly, knowledgeable and helpful. I have always recommended him to anyone who asks and the people that did see him always mentioned they were glad I sent them. Again he is very honest and that is the #1 reason I continue to keep him as our dentist. The rest is just icing on the cake.

Mary K. from Chicago, IL (Source: Yelp)


I was vacationing in Oceanside and broke a tooth with no idea where to turn. I selected Dr. Carmichael from many Google offerings, for his proximity to my location and his good Yelp reviews. To my surprise, even as a new patient he was able to see me the next day, a Saturday. The repair was done quickly and effectively, and with a friendly chair-side manner. I highly recommend Dr. Carmichael.

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


I‘ve been going to Dr. Carmichael for years after my parents switched from unpleasant and shady dentists. He and his staff are kind, knowledgeable, and – I haven’t seen it mentioned here yet – FAST. They definitely operate smoothly. Most importantly for me, I always feel comfortable in their care. Dr. Carmichael has a soothing way of talking while his hands are at work. It means a lot for a dentophobe like me.

Cliff B. from Vista, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Carmichael is by far the best medical professional I’ve been to. His staff is great, the wait is always short, and there’s things for kids to do in the waiting room. I almost didn’t want to recommend him since he might get too popular and stop taking patients.

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


This place isn’t super fancy, it has your local small town feel. First off, let me say this dental office has the nicest and the most helpful staff I have ever met. I came 15 minutes early and right when I stepped into the front door they already knew who I was. They both introduce themselves to me with warm smiles. Minimal paperwork and they don’t rush you with insurance information or co-pay. They make sure you have all the information you need and that you understand it as well. I was lucky enough to know one of the dental hygienist, Michelle, she is a total sweetheart. The other hygienists were very friendly as well. Dr. Carmichael came into the exam room immediately after I did, he had a big smile and friendly attitude. I went into this dental office with the fear of needing some costly dental work according to a previous dental office I went to. He took a 10 minute look at my teeth and explained to me that I had a discoloration of a filling and it could have easily been mistaken as a cavity. I asked him to take some x-rays for my peace of mind. He’s very gentle when examining and working on your teeth. I would also like to compliment him on not giving me a hard time for my piercings around and in my mouth. Too many times have I been harassed about them. He doesn’t try to slap patients with unnecessary procedures. He’s honest and you can tell that all he wants is you to have a healthy mouth. The prices are extremely reasonable. I didn’t feel ripped off and I didn’t feel neglected as a patient. Don’t go anywhere else!!! This is the best dentist I’ve ever been to. Many thanks to Dr. Carmichael and his awesome staff!

Raymond P. from Culver City, CA (Source: Google)


2nd time visitor, first time reviewer. Came in for routine cleaning on both occasions. Be forewarned: $75 for cleaning off you don’t have insurance -or- they don’t accept the one you do have. In my case, I had Kaiser Permanente insurance which they didn’t accept, and so I paid 75 DOLLARS to have my grill polished. Service was genuinely friendly and very speedy. I even got a gratis toothbrush and some floss at the end. I’d definitely return if I switched my insurance out.

Sandra G. from Oceanside, CA (Source: Yelp)


Our whole family sees Dr. Carmichael!  He is wonderful.  I am an extremely nervous patient.  However, I am so at ease in his office. He is very kind and gentle, even my two boys can’t wait for their checkups.  When I first went to see him I was quoted by another dentist thousands of dollars in dental work I did not need. He is genuinely invested in caring for his patients’ well being.

Allen B. from Laguna Niguel, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Carmichael provided me a great service as I called his office to see if I could get a veneer re-bonded. His office was able to get me in on very short notice. He is careful, thorough, friendly and honest. I walked out half an hour later, with the veneer being more comfortable than it was before. The staff is courteous and caring. The office itself is unpretentious but perhaps that is why this dentist is affordable. I consider this dentist a very fortunate find. Many dentists today seem to be more about upselling un needed treatments than doing what is right be their patients.

Scott H. from Sacramento, CA (Source: Yelp)


I just recently retired from the Marine Corps so I had to find a regular ole dentist since the United States Navy wasn’t providing one anymore. I had heard from a few friends that Dr. Carmichael was great. So I made an appointment for a cleaning and a check up. I have to say that it was by far the best dentist experience I have ever had. Trust me on this one, because I hate the dentist office. I have avoided them from years. But not any more. Thanks Dr. Carmichael and staff!

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


This place was great. I wasn’t bombarded with a bunch of fancy furniture, flat screen tv’s. You know, when they show you how they’re spending your money. Im a cash patient because I don’t have any insurance and I was very close to driving down to TJ for some cheap work or pulling it myself. These guys gave me an extremely fair price to extract my tooth and didn’t fill me with a bunch smoke trying to extract even more money from me. They saw me the same day, and the dentist was very friendly.

Kristina M. from Solana Beach, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Carmichael and his staff are on time, very friendly, thorough and efficient. He is one of the most honest dentists around – you can really trust that he cares about your dental health and isn’t going to rip you off. His recommendations are reliable and fair – he is very upfront and friendly. I always have a great, quick, easy experience at his office and leave with squeaky clean pearly whites.