Thomas Rolfes, DDS:
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Thomas J. Rolfes, DDS
Costa Mesa, CA













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

Dental cleaning

White fillings


Inlays & onlays


Pediatric dental care

Clear aligners

Porcelain veneers

Teeth whitening

Dentures & partials

Root canal treatment

Tooth extraction

Sedation dentistry

TMJ treatment

Dental implants


Offers Even28 at-home™? No

Offers Even28 at-dentist™? No

Offers Invisalign®? Yes


Monday: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Tuesday: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Wednesday: 7:00 am to 3:00 pm

Thursday: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Friday: 7:00 am to 2:00 pm (by appointment only)

Saturday: Closed

Sunday: Closed





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

William G. from Idaho (Source: Yelp)


My wife and I and our children have been cared for by Dr Rolfes and colleagues for 30+ years. They are without peer in every way. Always state of the art dentistry executed to perfection, every time! Generous with information and guidance even to my geeky satisfaction. Gentle hands all, smiles from all, without peer. My family will continue in their care after we move to Idaho this year. Looking forward to our visit. It will be like visiting family. (The good side of my family 🙂

Alvin Cabrera (Source: Google)


Everything about this office is amazing! They’re friendly, they’re flexible and work hard around your schedule. They’re very welcoming the minute you step in the door, or even outside as you’re getting your COVID check in during these times we’re in now. As far as dental work, they’re very diligent and thorough with everything they do, which anyone can appreciate. Honestly, myself, and my entire family, have had nothing but positive experiences with this dentist office, aside from the occasional numb lip you leave with sometimes, but that comes with the territory… but I guess I brought that upon myself, so I can’t blame them. Highly recommend!

Karen Siebert (Source: Facebook)


My teeth were a mess when my coworker told me about Dr. Rolfes. I was 50 and had the teeth of a 70 year old. It took a while to remove a mouthful of amalgam, straighten, then through the years, fill & replace some with beautifully matched porcelain. I have always been treated with friendliness, gentle care, & expertise. Through the years I have come to know other dentists in this group and all are amazingly of equal excellence. You really get the idea from everyone in the office from the front desk to dental cleaning, that your care is their number one priority, plus they are delighted to see you! Awwww.

Nancy G. from Newport Beach, CA (Source: Yelp)


Recently my dentist retired and I was on the look out for a new dentist. I was told from a friend to try Smiles4OC and I am so happy I did.  From the initial meeting with Dr. Rolfes to my recent cleanings everything has been professional and surprisingly easy.  They have state the art equipment and the staff is so friendly. I have just started Invisalign treatment and I am looking forward to a great result. I would highly recommend Smiles4OC.

Stephanie Parks (Source: Google)


I had to have an emergency root canal and crown. The staff is so understanding and accommodating. They helped put my nervousness at ease and were very patient with me. They have always been very straight forward and honest about any work I have needed. I love my teeth and love this dental office!

Remington L. from Newport Beach, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Rolfes (the younger) is my dentist, and I couldn’t be happier as a patient at Smiles4OC! He takes time to answer all your questions, and is very knowledgeable.  Further, though he will inform you of all the changes you need to make, he doesn’t make you feel bad about the fact that you never floss (don’t lie, you know it’s true). Almost as important, the office runs as smooth as a freshly cleaned tooth. I always feel important to them. I originally went there because I was quoted a ton of money for some basic dental work at a different office. I went to Smiles4OC on a recommendation from a friend, and they quoted me a fair price for the same work – less than half of what the other guys were going to charge me! I completely trust that I am getting accurate and honest advice at Smiles4OC.

John L. from San Francisco, CA (Source: Yelp)


I have been seeing Dr. Rolfes  for my dental care for many years. I have had extensive restorative procedures. He does excellent work.  He has the very newest equipment which makes the whole experience so much more tolerable, He has an oral surgeon on staff which makes it very convenient If you need extractions. I took both of my grandsons for wisdom teeth extractions. I see Karen for my cleanings. She is a very good hygienist and I highly recommend her. The entire staff is friendly and professional. I guarantee If you try this office once you will go back.

Rene Inzana (Source: Google)


This is by far the best dental office I have ever been to, and I have been to many! I have had dental issues my entire life and as a result, have a very compromised mouth. Despite the fact that my dental hygiene is great, I’m always somewhat embarrassed going to a dentist because my mouth is filled with crowns, veneers, root canals and even a couple of implants. Dr Rolfes and his team are not at all judgmental. They put you at ease, they’re super friendly and provide the best treatment in a professional manner. This attitude applies to everyone in the office, making you feel like you’re part of their family. I have been going to Dr Thomas Rolfes for years and even though I’ve moved out of state, I still intend flying back for my cleanings and any treatment I might need! Once you join this ‘family’, you never want to leave…. they are simply the best!

Cary Dunne (Source: Google)


This dentist office is always friendly, safe, clean, technologically advanced, and make me feel appreciated. The dentists, hygienists, and the rest of the staff, are very caring and careful. They are thorough, conscientious, considerate of my needs, and highly skilled at their profession.

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


I followed my long time hygienist Karen B. when she joined Dr. Rolfes because she is the best hygienist I have ever had.  I am so thankful I did follow her because Dr. Rolfes is also the best and rebuilt my smile and my teeth. My teeth were literally falling apart. I met with several other dentists and no one had a game plan to solve my long term dental needs like he did.  After undergoing my procedures with Dr. Rolfes’ expert technique, I have a beautiful smile and teeth that will last me the rest of my life. And my before and after smile is now on his Wall of Fame!  Thanks to all of staff too – you are all the best!

Vickie S. from Garden Grove, CA (Source: Yelp)


You cannot get better dental care then Smiles4OC.  Both Dr. Rolfes, Dr. Do, Dr. Dunne, and their entire staff/team are excellent.  They are always pleasant, kind, very helpful and willing to answer dental or insurance questions, and genuinely care about each patient.  I know that I get the best dental care at Smiles4OC.

Evan Siegel (Source: Google)


I had an emergency during lockdown, and less than 2 days later a skeleton crew, including Rolfes himself, took care of me in the office! The aseptic technique, consideration, professionalism, and niceness of the staff are unparalleled, as always, and the work was first rate. The entire procedure took no more than about 40 minutes. Over many years, I cannot say enough about this practice.

Angel M. from Fountain Valley, CA (Source: Yelp)


I”ve been seeing Dr. Rolfes since I was 18!!  They are hands down the best Dentists I’ve ever been to.  They truly care about each patient, and take the time to get to know you, your mouth and your needs.  I give them my highest recommendation!!

Agnes Shannon (Source: Google)


Dr. Thomas Rolfes is the best dentist I have ever used. He is very considerate and attentive. He has state of the art equipment and an extremely professional staff. I required emergency treatment, and Dr. Rolfes and his team mobilized to get me treated immediately. His work is impeccable and I hope he never retires!!! Thank you Dr. Rolfes!

Kerry D. from Brea, CA (Source: Yelp)


I was going to another dentist and always had pain after having dental work. Then I found Dr. Rolfes’ when it was just Dr. Rolfes’ practice only. He expanded his practice a few years ago and hasn’t missed a step. I have now been with  Dr. Rolfes’ and his staff for 20 plus years. I love his entire staff administration whom are friendly and professional. Dr. Do and Dr. Dunne are very well trained exactly like Dr. Rolfes’. They take care of my entire family and including my parents. We all have beautiful healthy teeth. We all get complements on our teeth from stranger’s. It’s true. “You get what you pay for”.

Christopher Ercegovich (Source: Facebook)


I have been going to Smiles 4 OC since 2012 and have never been disappointed with my visits. The staff, in whole, are the best; courteous, friendly and supportive! Their professionalism and quality of service is clearly the best I have ever experienced! Thank you all! ~ Christopher

Nancy Greene (Source: Google)


Recently my dentist retired and I was on the look out for a new dentist. I was told from a friend to try Smiles4OC and I am so happy I did. From the initial meeting with Dr. Rolfes to my recent cleanings everything has been professional and surprisingly easy. They have state the art equipment and the staff is so friendly. I have just started Invisalign treatment and I am looking forward to a great result. I would highly recommend Smiles4OC.

Steven Flores (Source: Google)


This staff is amazing. I have been going to them for years and have nothing to say but great things. They are friendly when I come in, friendly when I’m getting work done, and friendly when it comes time for the bill. This makes my whole experience enjoyable. If your looking for a great dentist I give them two thumbs up.

Ashley I. from Newport Beach, CA (Source: Yelp)


I have been coming to them for all my dental services for years. They’ve consistently been organized, thorough, and caring. All the dental hygienists are wonderful but today I had Michelle; she was so warm and friendly. Their surgeons and dentists are all amazing as well. I saw Dr Rolfes today and he always has such a positive and compassionate vibe. Never makes you feel guilty and always praises you for taking care of your teeth, even if they’re far from perfect (like mine). When I was 18 and had my wisdom teeth pulled the whole office and my surgeon (I can’t remember his name) were extremely gracious and supportive, even though my nerves made me a bit of a brat. Thank you everyone! I appreciate you.

Grant R. Balboa, from Newport Beach, CA (Source: Yelp)


Hands down the easiest dental experience I’ve ever had. First class customer service, attention to detail and less than 5 minutes in the waiting room. It was so good that I switched all of my dental work from my previous dentist to Dr. Rolfes and his team. Thanks!

Jill Yates (Source: Facebook)


I was terrified of dentists! Smiles4OC understood, made me feel safe, were patient with me, and NO pain!!!! And I have beautiful teeth because of them! Amazing staff & patient care. 5 stars at least!

Miss Wherry (Source: Google)


I have been going here for almost 25 years, probably more. They are one of the best dentists in my opinion and I would never go anywhere else. They take such good care of their patients and are so warm and welcoming!

Emily D. (Source: Google)


The dentist can be scary at times, but the staff and doctors here thoroughly explain each of the procedures to make it a comfortable experience. Susie and Vicky are so kind and made me feel so at-home. I appreciate each person taking the time to explain all of the treatment I received, and I will definitely be coming back for any dental needs in the future!

Ele F. from Mission Viejo, CA (Source: Yelp)


The doctors and staff at Smiles4oc are great. They are very caring and gentle and make you feel like you are family. They always greet you warmly when you walk in the door and many times while I am there I hear laughter from patients and the whole office has a good sense of how to treat people with respect and dignity.  Their dentistry is excellent, I have had much dental work done here and have never been disappointed. Go to their website if you want to see all the good things they do.

Marcia H. from Laguna Woods, CA (Source: Yelp)


Believe it or not, I’ve been going to this dental office since the summer of 1978, before Dr. Rolfes bought out another dentist’s practice!  I’m definitely one of the old timers and would not have continued had I not received excellent dental care over the years.  I’ve kidded Dr. Rolfes that I’ve helped put his sons through college!  I’ve also recommended him and his staff to friends and colleagues.  This dental office is a great place  for dental care with a fine staff of caring professionals.

Joyce G. from San Francisco, CA (Source: Yelp)


I was lucky enough to find Dr. Rolfes through three gals I met from Zumba Dancing 5+ years ago.  Paige, Ele, and Birgit.  These girls were so genuinely nice and told me all about Dr. Rolfes and how they loved where they work.  I decided to try Dr. Rolfes because he was closer to my home than my last dentist.  I truly have not regretted making that change.  Dr. Rolfes and his staff are truly like a family. My husband and I have our teeth cleaned by Karen.  She does a fantastic job and she is so warm and fuzzy.  I can’t say enough about the whole group at Smiles 4OC.  I would highly recommend them to all the people that I love.

Janet B. from Newport Beach, CA (Source: Yelp)


“My rating is 5. Everyone was helpful and all the information was explained completely. I came in for a 2nd opinion and so appreciate the time that was given to me. I would recommend your office easily to anyone looking for a dentist.”

Birgit Minetzke (Source: Google)


I can truly say that my office is the BEST dental office!! I love being part of this amazing team! We love creating healthy and happy smiles every day and strive to deliver the most excellent dental experience possible!

Susie Gill (Source: Google)


Dr. Rolfes and his team are the best dental office in the OC! Friendly, caring and authentic they go out of their way to make you feel comfortable in a highly professional environment! My family and I would recommend this stellar office to anyone in search of a new dental family!!

Veronica A. from Orange, CA (Source: Yelp)


Let me start by saying that I have an extreme phobia of dentists, but the staff here knows that and navigates around it awesomely! They really go out of their way to make sure I’m comfortable (no easy task) they really know what they’re doing! By now I’ve had Drs Rolfes, Do & Dunne work on me for various reasons. They are all so wonderful, kind, reassuring, they’re the best at what they do. The entire staff is nothing short of excellency at its finest, again I say this while having the worse phobia of dentistry, so you know I really mean what I’m saying. I’ve never had to wait past my appointment time, not even close!  Where else can you see something like that?! Amazing! I really can’t recommend them enough, they’re brilliant, kind, funny, attentive and simply the best! Thank you to the best team out there!!l!

Stephen K. from Irvine, CA (Source: Yelp)


As a Certified Dental Technician and the owner of a Certified Dental Lab with 44 years experience in the field I know a lot of dentist both in Orange County and in the U.S.  I can choose anyone of those for my personal dentistry and I choose Smiles4OC.  Dr. Rolfes is simply the best and everyone working in that office exhibits his same level of excellence…in every way.   There simply is no better group of professionals in this industry.  Steve Killian, CDT, Killian Dental Ceramics, Inc, CDL

Lori Thomas (Source: Google)


The entire team is amazing at making you feel like you’re visiting friends and not just getting dental work done. I love going to this Dentist!! Grateful for the care, value and exceptional work these EXPERTS do everyday!

Vicki V. from Huntington Beach, CA (Source: Yelp)


My husband and I have been going to Dr. Rolfes since 2010 when we moved back home to California.  Our dentist had retired and Smiles4OC was recommended by a friend whose opinion I value.  Karen is our dental hygienist and she is just great.  Dr. Rolfes is an excellent dentist which is good because my husband is a person who needs a lot of work done.  Me, not so much – mostly routine care. While going to the dentist is not something that most people look forward to, this is the place you want to be when your teeth need to be attended to.  Everyone in the office is friendly and dedicated to their tasks.  I highly recommend Smiles4OC!

S. R. from Costa Mesa, CA (Source: Yelp)


If you suffer from major anxiety like I do when it comes to dental work then I am your people and Smiles4OC is your tribe! Seriously, I had been delaying getting work done on my teeth and gums for “years” because of the severe anxiety that I experience whenever I go to the dentist. However, the pain and infection in my mouth got so bad that I knew that I could no longer hold off if I wanted to save my teeth. So, I contacted Smiles4OC for an appointment and Vicky immediately put me at ease, listened to my concerns about the anxiety that I experience, and gently guided me into their practice that very same day. As a result of that first visit, I am now slowly getting the more serious issues taken care, the infection is under control, and I feel so much better in many ways. So, if you are searching for practice that can work with patients that suffer from dental anxiety like I do then please give them a call because they do have treatment options. Plus, they have a caring and concerned staff that will welcome you with open arms and make you feel like family!


Dr. Thomas Rolfes earned his undergraduate degree in biology at Loyola Marymount University, then studied at Georgetown University where he received his DDS (Doctor of Dental Surgery). He has earned the prestigious fellowship award with the Academy of General Dentistry. Dr. Rolfes has been providing dental care at this Costa Mesa location since 1984. He enjoys practicing dentistry as well as participating in several dental study groups, our local dental society and lecturing. Dr. Rolfes is licensed to provide IV and oral sedation.