Shoreline Dental Studio
Kristen Ritzau, DDS:
Practice Profile Page


Shoreline Dental Studio
Kristen L. Ritzau, DDS
San Clemente, CA













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

Dental cleaning

White fillings


Inlays & onlays


Clear aligners

Porcelain veneers

Teeth whitening

Tooth extraction

Dentures & partials

Dental implants

Sedation dentistry


Offers Even28 at-home™? No

Offers Even28 at-dentist™? No

Offers Invisalign®? Yes


Monday: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Tuesday: 7:00 am to 6:00 pm

Wednesday: 7:00 am to 6:00 pm

Thursday: 7:00 am to 6:00 pm

Friday: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Saturday: Closed

Sunday: Closed



Check out some of my treatment photos:



Check out what some happy patients are saying about us:

Kristin S. from Eastvale, CA (Source: Yelp)


Oh my goodness all I can say is GREAT things about my experience.  I had heard wonderful things about the office from friends and family and I thought to myself, “come on, how great could it really be…it’s a dentist’s office.”  But yes….they were all correct.  From the minute you walk through the door you can feel the warmth and smiles coming from everyone there.  I was greeted and giving a tour and then a welcome gift.  What the what?? A welcoming gift and tour.  Awesome!  My hygienist was the sweetest and I already booked my next appointment.  So kind and caring and I naturally felt at ease.  ANNA is definitely a keeper and someone I would recommend and keep coming to.  Then Dr. Ritzau came in and she just lights up the room with her warmth and smile.  She explained everything to me and even squeezed me in for a filing fix as I was commuting to this office from a distance.  Cory handled my payment and was so helpful.  I would SOOOOOOOO recommend this dentist office to anyone who is looking for a dentist.  This office is hands down legit!!  They take customer service and dentistry to a whole new level.  THANK YOU!!!!

Veronica Rose (Source: Facebook)


My front took was knocked out about 14 years ago. I was to young to get a permanent crown. So I was walking around looking like a clown. But to scared to get it fixed due to trusting it would come out fantastic. Shoreline made me feel super comfortable my first visit. We went over EVERYTHING. even things I didn’t fully understand they took the time to explain it to me until I fully understood. They took my old ugly crown out & replaced it with another temp. I actually really loved my temp, I wanted to keep it but clearly couldn’t. Lol. Just went back today to get my permanent crown…. It. Looks. Fantastic. I’ve never been so happy. Look just like my other real front tooth. They are beyond friendly. They will go the extra mile to make you feel comfortable. I walked in for my first appt and felt welcomed as soon as I stepped foot into the office.
I have been recommending this office since my first appointment. Few friends have actually visited this office as well & they have the same positive comments as I do.
Thanks so much shoreline!!!! I can smile for pictures now. 

Brett T. from San Clemente, CA (Source: Yelp)


I chose this dentist based on so many positive reviews and now I fully understand why they have so many 5 star ratings. They are very welcoming and made me feel comfortable. They took the time to get to know me and were all very friendly. They took the time to fully explain the charges of the visit which was much appreciated. I am very glad that I decided to give this dentist office a chance. I would recommend this place to new people looking for a long term dentist. I will definitely be a regular patient here.

Searaya Sinnette (Source: Google)


Dr. Ritzau and the whole staff at Shoreline Dental Studio have been a pleasure to work with! I’ve been a patient for nearly a year now, and it’s been such a joy. Amazing customer service with all the special touches to make you feel welcome and appreciated. Top-of-the-line technology and dental procedures. Skilled and friendly dentists and dental staff. I completed an Invisalign treatment in addition to regular cleanings and checkups with Dr. Ritzau. She truly loves what she does, and the people she helps. That care shows through during every visit. I would highly recommend this practice to all my loved ones and anyone looking for a great dental experience.

Molly D. from San Clemente, CA (Source: Yelp)


I’ve finally found a dentist that I’ll continue to go to! Each member of this team at Shoreline has been gentle, educating & friendly. I’ve had 3 appointments with them, 2 cleanings & a filling. With my busy mom schedule, I have to be strategic with timing. They’ve not only always been accommodating, but I’ve never waited more than maybe 3 minutes before being taken back for my appointment. I will continue to come here & they will always be my suggestion when anyone asks for a good dentist!

Erin S. from Orange, CA (Source: Yelp)


This is by far the best dentist office in Orange County! Dr. Ritzau is kind, gentle and extremely professional. The entire staff goes above and beyond to make you feel well taken care of. The office is super clean and beautiful. I definitely recommend them, if you are looking for a top notch dentist in San Clemente!

Chiiko Stanfield (Source: Google)


Dr. Ritzau and the staff at Shoreline Dental are outstanding. Everyone is professional, friendly and efficient and the facilities are pleasant and high tech. Dr. Ritzau is great to interact with (friendly and pleasant as well as very communicative about each procedure), and she produces precise and beautiful results.

Amber Gilman (Source: Google)


Right after work, my crown popped off while eating jelly beans. I freaked out a little and called Shoreline dental right way. They got me in 2 hours later. The service and quick work had me on my way within 45 min. As always they greeted me with smiles. Best dentist in San Clemente by far.
I always refer my friends and family yo Shoreline Dental.

Abby B. from San Clemente, CA (Source: Yelp)


Shoreline Dental is amazing.  Every time I go in to the office I am met with a smiling face behind the reception desk.  The entire staff is friendly, knowledgeable and makes you feel welcome.  They use the latest and greatest technology for the best dental care.  They are always willing to answer any and all questions and you never feel rushed during your exam. They definitely go the extra mile!!

Anna Eshleman (Source: Google)


The entire staff at Shoreline Dental took such good care of us! I brought my three daughters in for cleanings and the entire process was wonderful! The staff was gentle, compassionate, professional and friendly. My youngest (2 yrs) said “I love the dentist!” Thanks for taking care of my girls, Shoreline!

Elyse Edler Snipes (Source: Facebook)


I have been avoiding dental work for over 7 years because I was terrified of the process and have had such poor experiences in the past. Shoreline Dental made sure I was comfortable and calm and talked me through every part of the procedures. I immediately knew I was in good hands and have been super thankful to have this redemptive experience. Also, their office is friendly, organized, thorough and clean. I love their text reminders and how easy it is to coordinate care. I highly recommend Shoreline for exceptional patient care and high quality work.

Shelby K. from Pasadena, CA (Source: Yelp)


I have had a lot of experience with dentist all over the country. Dr. Ritzau is by far the best. I came to her office for the first time this week and was amazed at the professionalism, relaxing atmosphere of the office (felt like a spa when I first walked in), the top notch staff and the quality of work. I have some anxiety about going to the dentist and she calmed my nerves and walked me through everything. I came here for a second opinion about some work I needed done and will be going back. I had three fillings done that day and I was comfortable and it did not take a long time. I will be driving in from Pasadena, which is an hour drive, just to see Dr. Ritzau! This is not one of those offices where they are out to get your money like some places I have been to. They are very family friendly and honest people. They even gave me head phones to listen to music while I was having my cavities filled! I highly recommend!

Todd A. from San Clemente, CA (Source: Yelp)


I had an appointment with Dr. Ritzau today for a filling and tooth whitening consult.  I could not have been more impressed.  Her staff was courteous and professional, and Dr. Ritzau herself displayed a personal manner and professional skill level that is rarely matched.  Quality dentist and person.  Needless to say, I am very happy with my dentist.

Nichole H. from San Jose, CA (Source: Yelp)


Just had my first appointment here today. It was such a wonderful experience. I was immediately greeted when entering the office and was given a nice tour by Cory. Then, Kayla the dental hygienist talked me through the entire process, made sure I was comfortable, got to know me and shared information she learned with Dr. Ritzau. Dr. Ritzau was so kind and welcoming. She talked me through my xrays and concerns she had. Overall, this was the best experience I have ever had at a dentist. I am thrilled I decided to go here and I am definitely going back. Thanks for the painless dentist visit! 🙂

Brad J. from San Clemente, CA (Source: Yelp)


Top notch.  Clean, professional, and good.  Conservative approaches for our kids have kept their teeth healthy and bight without breaking the bank.  We highly recommend this practice.

Robert L. from Riverside, CA (Source: Yelp)


Wonderful dentist and great office staff. I’m not one who enjoys going to the dentist, but they have always made me feel completely comfortable.

Kayla performed a deep cleaning and was very gentle, and Dr Ritzau was very professional and friendly in explaining all the treatment.

I highly recommend this office to anyone who needs a dentist, and they will be my family’s dentist for years to come!

Debbie K. (Source: Google)


My husband and I both go to Shoreline and they are excellent. The dentists, hygienists, assistants and office personnel are all great, always a pleasant experience.

Melanie Hong (Source: Google)


Wow. Excellent service all the way around. Hospitable, welcoming, so considerate of the patient’s needs, and very professional. Dr. Ritzau knew exactly what my teeth needed right away—she knows what she is talking about! 10/10 recommend

Stephanie Nelson (Source: Google)


I have never visited a more friendly, professional, and accommodating place in my entire life! The service here is beyond 5 stars! They provide you with every detail. They make sure you are comfortable and at ease. They have an in house insurance plan for people like me with no insurance that is totally affordable! I was on the merge of a full blown panic attack upon entering this office and walking out I felt safe, taken care of, and more than at ease! If you need affordable, friendly, professional, clean, this is the place to go! Thank you Shorline Dental

Ania Fournier (Source: Google)


Dr. Ritzau goes above and beyond what you would expect from an excellent dentist. Our latest experience in particular showed how much she is invested in making sure her patient is correctly diagnosed and receives care he needs. To do so she collaborates with top specialists in their field. We are so grateful to Dr. Ritzau and the whole Shoreline Dental Studio for truly caring for their patients.

Savanna S. from Homestead, FL (Source: Yelp)


By far the BEST experience I’ve ever had going to the dentist!! From the time you walk in to the time you leave, you feel extremely comfortable and cared for. The staff is super friendly and do anything they can to help you feel at peace! Love love love this place! Can’t stop raving to family and friends about it 🙂

Courtney A. from County, CA (Source: Yelp)


After years of going to a dentist that I don’t feel any “love” from, I decided to jump ship and try Shoreline Dental. I instantly felt welcomed into the beautiful modern office by all of the staff. They were professional and very nice. I had a great cleaning. Patient comfort is at the top of their list! I look forward to continuing my dental care with them! This is huge for me, as I am a very nervous dental patient!

Jamie G. from San Diego, CA (Source: Yelp)


I finally bit the bullet and made the appointment to get my long overdue cavities filled & i will say i was sooooo nervous. I’m not sure why but I almost cancelled my appt last minute because my nerves were so bad. But thank god i went because I had such an easy experience and I’m soo happy its over with.  Dr. Ritzau is so cute and sweet and professional- of any place ive gone to (other places where my insurance covers) ive felt the MOST comfortable at Shoreline in Dr. Ritzau’s hands. They gave me laughing gas which helped a lot with my nerves, and even offered me headphones and an iphone with music to listen to. It seriously went by in what seemed like 20 minutes to get 2 really gnarly cavities filled. I just feel so much better and i don’t have the scaries over getting my cavities filled anymore so for that i’m really thankful.

Garrett G. from San Clemente, CA (Source: Yelp)


I started coming here in 2012 when they opened.  Prior to my experience at Shoreline Dental Studio, I had some serious anxiety about having dental work done.  Dr. Ritzau and her staff took extra efforts to put me at ease during my appointments.  They provided sunglasses and headphones with Pandora (they even put on a good station! :)). If you have a really really hard time, they can even put you to sleep while they get down to business.

Since opening, I’ve been back every six months for regular cleanings.  Everyone in the staff goes above and beyond what I would expect from this type of business.  It sounds a bit cliche, but they make me feel like family.

Dr. Ritzau is always pushing the latest and greatest in terms of techniques and technology.  She is the real deal and I cannot say enough good things.  Dentists notoriously get poor reviews on Yelp- there is a reason Shoreline Dental Studio stands out above the rest.

Paige Card (Source: Google)


Shoreline dental is a family friendly dentist office where they truly care about all their patients. They made the visit for my two daughters (5 years old and 7 years old) very enjoyable and even let them pretend to be a “dentist”. The staff is wonderful and everyone who works there is professional and makes the process easy and convenient. I highly recommend Shoreline Dental Studio!

Carly R. from San Clemente, CA (Source: Yelp)


By far the most professional and happy dentist office I have ever been to. Not only is Dr. Ritzau the most kindest person I have ever met, she is fair and honest also. So many times I have been to a dentist and I feel like I’m being bamboozled.  While Dr. Ritzau was direct and honest and explained my options clearly. You really learn to appreciate a well run office, with happy staff! Thank you Dr. R for expanding my smile.

Rebecca H. from Riverside, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Ritzau and her staff are amazing. My husband, 2 1/2 year old son, and I had an appointments today for cleaning and general check ups and it could not have gone better. The whole staff was warm, welcoming and professional. My husband and I had our teeth cleaned, cavities filled, x-rays taken and impressions made for mouth guards. Everything done by Dr. Ritzau and her staff was done quickly, professionally with new technology and instruments, and painlessly, which was wonderful especially with a toddler! Our son was so happy and relaxed in the office that he actually asked to get his teeth cleaned and didn’t want to leave when we were all done. As a parent, I couldn’t ask for more! Thank you Dr. Ritzau- we can’t wait for our next appointment!

Collin G. from San Clemente, CA (Source: Yelp)


Made an appointment and the office got me in immediately. I had stained teeth and needed 4 cavities taken care of.

Dr. Ritzau was amazing!  She was knowledgeable and friendly and I would absolutely recommend her. I was in and out of the office extremely fast. The entire office was great and made the experience very simple and painless. My teeth look and feel great, looking forward to my next visit.

Mel Giles (Source: Google)


I have been coming to Shoreline dental for about five months. The atmosphere is warm and inviting, they give a lot of personal attention and care. I am currently doing Invisalign but have also had a deep cleaning done. I was so scared about the deep cleaning because I have heard it is extremely painful, but that was not my experience at all! They gave me music to listen to made sure that I was completely comfortable and reassured me. This melted away any and all fears I had. I will never worry about a deep cleaning again!

Jennifer Hatfield (Source: Facebook)


The best dental experience I have ever had!!! This will be My new dentist office. I will also be referring all my local family and friends!! It started with a call back after a dropped call, got me in within 20 mins. And got a temp on my broken tooth!!! Also got a followup call to see how i was feeling!!! I work for Nordstrom and we are known for world class service, this dentist is right up there with going above and beyond!!! Thank you for taking care of me, and not killing my checkbook!!!

Leslie S. from San Clemente, CA (Source: Yelp)


Staff was wonderful yes all of them, and Dr Ritzau was particularly great about explaining every step in detail and mapping out what my best options were. Didn’t push any expensive treatments, honestly seemed like a great advocate who was trying to do what was best for me, and was focused on educating me on the things I needed to work on. I look forward to working with her for many more years to come!

Sara R. from San Clemente, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Ritzau and her staff are the absolute best.  I have had so many horrible experiences with dentist offices before and have developed terrible anxiety.  Dr. Ritzau and her staff were so pleasant, professional, knowledgeable and gentle.  My entire visit was very comfortable and everything was explained well. The office is so clean, updated and the equipment all appears state of the art.  Having the option of “laughing gas” for someone like me that has a dental phobia is extremely helpful and made a huge difference in my ability to keep my anxiety under control while sitting in the chair.  I was completely relaxed and confident in the work being done and that is an AMAZING feeling.

I can’t recommend this office enough!

One last bit of praise.  I had a high spot on a tooth after a filling I had over two years ago at another office.  I had gone back to the dentist twice to have it corrected and each time was told that I was just imagining it….even though I literally could only touch my canines together on that side and was unable to chew using my molars.  Well I mentioned it to Dr. Ritzau after she finished a filling and with a quick adjustment, she completely fixed it and my bite was back to normal.  Thank you Dr. Ritzau!!

Christine Salib Gerges (Source: Facebook)


Great office staff and the doctors are friendly and knowledgeable, ready to answer any questions. The office is beautiful, and I love the outdoor window decor that each patient room looks out to. Very impressed with the office’s state of the art dental equipment and the thoroughness of my dental examine, informing me of treatment that should be prioritized as well as those the doctor recommended. I’d refer my family and friends to Shoreline Dental based on my great experience! Thank you

Kristin Karn Steyerman (Source: Facebook)


Oh my goodness all I can say is GREAT things about my experience. I had heard wonderful things about the office from friends and family and I thought to myself, “come on, how great could it really be…it’s a dentist’s office.” But yes….they were all correct. From the minute you walk through the door you can feel the warmth and smiles coming from everyone there. I was greeted and giving a tour and then a welcome gift. What the what?? A welcoming gift and tour. Awesome! My hygienist was the sweetest and I already booked my next appointment. So kind and caring and I naturally felt at ease. ANNA is definitely a keeper and someone I would recommend and keep coming to. Then Dr. Ritzau came in and she just lights up the room with her warmth and smile. She explained everything to me and even squeezed me in for a filing fix as I was commuting to this office from a distance. Cory handled my payment and was so helpful. I would SOOOOOOOO recommend this dentist office to anyone who is looking for a dentist. This office is hands down legit!! They take customer service and dentistry to a whole new level. THANK YOU!!!!

Allen A. from San Clemente, CA (Source: Yelp)


By far the best dental office that I have ever been to! The staff are very friendly and really go out of their way to make you feel welcome and comfortable. The office is neat, orderly and very professionally run. Dr. Livingston worked on me and she was amazing! I can’t speak highly enough of Shoreline Dental Studio.


Dr Kristen Ritzau was born and raised in San Clemente. After working several years in LA and the Inland Empire, she returned to her hometown to open her dental practice because it was her goal to care for the dental needs of the community that she grew up in. Dr. Ritzau attended college in San Diego and then dental school at UCLA, graduating first in her class at both. She has received numerous awards for her academic achievement and clinical skills. She continues to expand her knowledge by taking courses on current techniques and becoming certified to provide additional services such as Oral Conscious Sedation, Perio Protect, and Invisalign. Dr Ritzau finds joy in the relationships she shares with her patients and being a part of the San Clemente community she loves.