Solana Family Dental
Michelle Sandler, DMD:
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Solana Family Dental
Michelle Sandler, DMD
Solana Beach, CA













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

Dental cleaning

White fillings


Inlays & onlays


Clear aligners

Pediatric dental care

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

Offers ClearCorrect™? Yes


Monday: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Tuesday: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Wednesday: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Thursday: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Friday: By appointment only

Saturday: Closed

Sunday: Closed





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

Gale K. from San Francisco, CA (Source: Yelp)


I am extremely impressed with the sterilization and organizational processes that Solana Family Dental has put in place due to Covid. They really have gone above and beyond on this front with great attention paid to patient and staff safety. And I of course have always been impressed with the exceptional quality of care provided by Dr. Sandler and staff. I am happy to highly recommend Solana Family Dental for all family and individual dental care!!!

Ryan Hoopes (Source: Google)


I’ve been going to Solana Family Dental for almost 10 years. They have always been honest and straight forward. I would not have gone into the dentist in the ‘pandemic’ environment if I did not trust they were doing what is right by their patients.

Jacquie R. from San Francisco, CA (Source: Yelp)


The other reviewers are correct, this is as good as it gets!  Dr. Michelle is friendly and funny and good movies to watch as you are being worked on …but more importantly is how she stands behind her work.  She did two crowns for me to repair faulty crowns and remove a gap between them.  Unfortunately, one of the crowns moved again creating the gap and an area for food and bacteria to get lodged.  When Dr Michelle saw that she redid one of the two crowns at NO CHARGE to remove the gap again.  No questions asked, no arguing, she stands behind her work and redid it in two sessions.  That is a dentist that I will return to…you should go see her if you want to be treated by a true professional!

Ann F. from San Diego, CA (Source: Yelp)


Awesome! Can’t say I have ever had a more positive experience at any office and  lord knows I have had tons of work done on my teeth. I immediately made future  appointments for myself as well as for my sons. The whole staff is so positive, professional and friendly. Dr. Sandler answered all my concerns and I am actually looking forward to my next treatment.

Doug McNeil (Source: Google)


Does anybody really “love” their dental visit? But dental hygiene is a fact of life, and both Dr. Sandler and the dental technicians who do the routine cleanings and inspections at Solana Family Dental are terrific. Of the ten dental offices where I’ve had work done (I’ve moved around quite a bit), I’d rate this one in the top two, and can highly recommend them.

Deborah B. from Redmond, WA (Source: Yelp)


I’ve been a patient at Solana Family Dental since moving to the San Diego area in 2010. Both Dentists and the staff are excellent. A modern office, new technology and equipment, very clean and a really pleasant experience. They work with your insurance to get the most affordable procedure prices. I recommend them to everyone.

Jose A. from San Diego, CA (Source: Yelp)


Drs. Michelle Sandler and Wanda Kauffman moved their practice from Boston to Solana Beach, and we are the direct beneficiaries of that!  The very professional doctors have seen all of my family, and all 5 of us have excellent opinions of their work. Combined with high technology cameras and dental instruments, plus years of professional experience, the Sandler/Kauffman daughter and mother team rocks.  Congratulations, and keep up the good work.

Heather Grossman (Source: Google)


Professional, effective, efficient, and caring. The team at Solana Family Dental are the best I’ve ever worked with. Their online systems and phone staff make bookings easy, and their in office crew are phenomenal. The ladies in my life like kissing me more after a visit to Solana Family….what else can I say?

Roy Harris (Source: Google)


what can I say: it is a pleasure to come here for cleaning and prevention. The staff are super friendly, flexible and just great. They reflect the great value and character the dentists have!! To recommend to anyone who wants a real dentist where you can feel at ease and where you receive the best service

Victoria K. from Del Mar Heights, Del Mar, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr Sandler is excellent and truly cares about what is best for her patients. Her and her staff are very efficient, friendly and professional. I typically don’t like going to the dentist, but I actually look forward to seeing Dr Sandler!

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


These folks are great. I’ve been going here for 6 years and really pleased. I moved 30 min away and still come back because they are so good. Very friendly, gentle cleaning and nice to visit. If I have to go to the dentist this is a great place to go.

Alicia Smith (Source: Google)


Solana Family Dental has made me love coming to the dentist. The whole staff is amazing and always very helpful. The hygienist does an amazing job and Dr. Sandler is the best dentist I’ve ever had! Highly recommend to everyone!

Stacey P. from Rancho Santa Fe, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Sandler is the most courteous, friendly, and efficient dentist I have ever encountered. She calmly and professionally addresses your concerns then treats your dental conditions in a timely manner. Her staff are friendly and equally attentive to your needs. This is a top notch organization deserving the highest rating possible.

Flor N. from Del Mar, CA (Source: Yelp)


Best dentist ever, me and my daughter who is 9 now has been going to them since she was 5, everyone is friendly and amazing! I’ve had to cancel my appointment before due to having a flu and they are very accommodating to my schedule. I def recommend them to my family and friends!

Remy H. from Los Angeles, CA (Source: Yelp)


If you have a choice of dental hygienists, choose Veronica Reyes. She makes going to the dentist an absolute pleasure. Seriously. She walks you through the entire cleaning while taking her time and making sure you’re comfortable. I’ve never had a dental experience be so painless, quick and comfortable until I was paired up with Veronica. Thank you Veronica for all your care.

Gale Wyckoff Keel (Source: Facebook)


I am extremely impressed with the sterilization and organizational processes that Solana Family Dental has put in place due to Covid. They really have gone above and beyond on this front with great attention paid to patient and staff safety. And I of course have always been impressed with the exceptional quality of care provided by Dr. Sandler and staff. I am happy to highly recommend Solana Family Dental for all family and individual dental care!!!

David H. from Escondido, CA (Source: Yelp)


Had my checkup and teeth cleaning today. Christine did my cleaning and she was thorough,  a joy to work with and my teeth feel great.  Dr Sandler checked up on me also and her grace and obvious pride in her work always remind me how lucky I was to find her and her staff.

Cindy Altieri (Source: Google)


Best dental office I have ever been to. Dr. Sanders is lovely, kind, and extremely competent. Kristi gave me the best dental cleaning I’ve ever had. Everyone from reception to techs is personable, gentle, and extremely good at what they do. Wonderful at patient engagement I highly recommend this practice. Triple A team.

Stephanie O. from Carlsbad, CA (Source: Yelp)


I can’t speak more highly of Solana Family Dental! I can guarantee that on the days I have an appointment scheduled they will be the most positive people I see that day. Dr. Sandler is so sweet, gentle, always upbeat and VERY knowledgable. Shout out to Kristi Kuttner for always making my experience stress free and dare I say, fun! You’re in good hands… literally;)

Aubrie P. from San Francisco, CA (Source: Yelp)


Solana Family Dental is always a pleasureful experience. The staff is incredibly welcoming and friendly and know most patients by name. I look forward to my bi-annual appointments and am always greeted with personable conversation. I love this place and I brag about my dentist to all of my friends!

Ana H. from San Diego, CA (Source: Yelp)


love my Dentist Dr. Sandler I’ve worked for Doctors all my life, not only is she very good dentist. She has a beautiful bed side manner and that my friends is rare. Her crew are exceptional. Always very kind and professional in a down to earth kind of way. always willing to accommodate my schedule. My highest regard to her office Ana Holguin

Nizhoni Ranch Gallery (Source: Google)


Best Dentist I have ever gone too. Dr. Sandler and her team are the best! reasonable, and well – just THE BEST! Attentive, there when you need them, cleaning top rate, my teeth have never been better. And getting better all the time. Confidence my teeth and bite will be the best they have ever been!

Maggie Flack (Source: Google)


Gentle. Caring. After waiting 10 years to go to dentist, due to my fear of the dentist, I finally went in with bleeding gums and pain. Dr. Sandler and her staff, including Stephanie, Veronica, Alexis, Liz, and the front desk staff were very calming, soothing, and let me know I was in control of the experience. My cost and insurance cost were explained in detail. Wow!! Who knew going to the dentist could be healing and kind.

George A. from Del Mar, CA (Source: Yelp)


From the moment I called to set up a first appointment to the moment I left their office, EVERYONE was absolutely friendly, caring and thoughtful. Dr. Michelle Sandler was very attentive, lighthearted and really concerned about makIng the simplest and most effective intervention. All the stress I experienced about being at a dentist quickly melted away and I totally trusted that I was in the right place.

Maurie S. from Carlsbad, CA (Source: Yelp)


I moved to the San Diego area this past year and had to find a new dentist.  I had been going to my prior dentist in Northern California for over 20 years, so finding one to replace him, whom I trusted, respected, and over the years, had developed a great relationship with, was not helping my stress level of moving to a new place. A friend referred me to Solana Family Dental and I could not be more delighted with this choice. I love the fact that the office is brand new and has the latest technology and equipment. They even have flat screen TV’s with headphones so you can zone out while they work on you. Everyone at Solana Family Dental is very friendly, professional, and knowledgeable. I needed a crown in the very front of my mouth and I was more than a little nervous that it would look funny and different than the other teeth around it. It turned out incredible … perfectly natural, and I could not be happier.   I have had work done by both Dr. Michelle Sandler and her mom, Dr. Wanda Kauffman, and was very impressed with the both of them. I would definitely recommend the Solana Family Dental to friends and family.

Kristine T. from San Diego, CA (Source: Yelp)


My husband and I started coming to this office after reading some great reviews! OFFICE – They do a really good job making sure you are safe during this time. Before you enter, they take your temperature. Everyone is wearing a mask. They have a front waiting area as well as a back one to spread out the patients. Their office is very clean as well! STAFF – The staff here are incredible! They are all very friendly and attentive. I have interacted with Liz and Jen (admin staff) and they are very prompt and professional whether it was through email or on the phone. They never made you feel like you had a bad question. They helped you navigate through everything and made switching to a new dentist very smooth. I always say the front office staff are the ones that start off your visits so they really make the difference here. Dr. Sandler was the one that did my initial exam as well as my husbands. She has so much energy!! My husband and I both enjoy seeing her as you can really see she loves her job and interacting with her patients. She does a great job explaining her findings during the exam to keep you involved. We are incredibly happy to find this office as I can say I finally found my place. I had a former dentist for almost my entire life until he retired so we recently switched to another place in Encinitas for about a year. Still didn’t feel like I found my “people” until I came here. We are happy with the switch! I want to say we will be forever patients as long as they are open!

Cassandra F. from La Mesa, CA (Source: Yelp)


I mean, who likes going to the dentist’s office? Not me! But at Solana Family Dental, they make me feel comfortable and at ease and I really trust everyone here. I’ve had these huge bright white spots on my teeth for as long as I can remember, and I’ve mentioned them to other dentists and the suggestions I was given were either insanely long or expensive processes, so I had resigned myself to the idea that I would just have to live with them. The first time I came to this dentist, I mentioned them, and she got rid of them that day in lie 5 minutes. I was so impressed that she was able to do it that easily.
All of the staff here is sweet and helpful and they always take me back for my appointment on time. I tell all of my friends and family in the area to come here and no one has been disappointed yet! I 100% recommend this dentist!

Diana Petersen (Source: Google)


Excellent cleaning, x-rays, and consultation with dentist. The hygienist did a superb job and my teeth and gums felt terrific after the procedure! She was on time and very personable so the time flew by. I would give her my highest recommendation.

Clarinne P. (Source: Google)


AMAZING! Super honest and friendly. Dr. Sandler explained everything fully and made sure I understood. She did not make me feel bad, since I’m not perfect about my teeth. I’ve finally found a trustworthy dentist in SD!

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


My fave dentist team ever! Dr. Sandler and her entire staff are terrific–skilled, smart, super-nice, full of optimism, positive energy and knowledge. Would recommend them to anyone, even total dental-phobes.

Jayne L. from Hōlualoa, HI (Source: Yelp)


My husband and I recently moved to the area from Hawaii and needed a new dentist, so looked at my list of preferred providers to locate one. After reading all the reviews we decided to try Dr. Sandler. We both are absolutely thrilled with her, and I don’t think we’ve ever had this level of care from any other dentist before. She personally does the initial cleaning, and shows you close-up photos along with the x-rays so you can really see what she’s looking at. My teeth and gums are already so much healthier and I’ve only gone for 3 visits! Dr. Sandler is extremely professional but she’s also got a great sense of humor, making the trip to the dentist fun and something to look forward to and her office staff is very friendly as well. We highly recommend Solana Family Dental.

Travis H. from Del Mar, CA (Source: Yelp)


This place is top notch! Love the ENTIRE TEAM here. The work they do is excellent. I recently had a cracked crown and they replaced it at no charge. Their attention to detail is unmatched. Kudos to Dr. Sandler and her team. My wife and I won’t be going anywhere else. Keep up the incredible work!

Jay K. from Solana Beach, CA (Source: Yelp)


Caring, professional and gentle team at Solana Family Dental. I have always had a fear of going to the dentist and they have done the best job to date at making me as comfortable as possible and being gentle with my teeth and gums. They also are very honest and are in for the long term relationship. Several years ago another dental office was recommending about $3000 worth of work to do some major stuff. I went to Solana Family dental for a second opinion and they said it was all unnecessary and all I ended up paying for was a filling. I appreciated and continue to appreciate their level of integrity and honesty which is so important when it comes to medical care. I will be a client for as long as I live in the area

Kim Aglietti (Source: Google)


love my Dentist Dr. Sandler I’ve worked for Doctors all my life, not only is she very good dentist. She has a beautiful bed side manner and that my friends is rare. Her crew are exceptional. Always very kind and professional in a down to earth kind of way. always willing to accommodate my schedule. My highest regard to her office Ana Holguin

Phil B. from Solana Beach, CA (Source: Yelp)


Capable, friendly and the first dental practice that makes it almost pleasant to visit. The best dental practice I’ve ever used. From the moment you enter you know they have their act together. Friendly receptionist, great hygienist, and always prompt.


After building a very successful practice in the Boston area for over 16 years, Drs. Sandler and Kauffman made the difficult decision to move to the San Diego area to reunite with family. They decided to settle in Solana Beach where they knew they would become an integral part of the community . The practice was launched from scratch and the reception has been extremely positive and warm. In the few months since they had been practicing in Solana Beach, they achieved the very high honor of "Top Dentist" by San Diego Magazine, an honor bestowed to them by their peers for 2010, 2011, 2012 and just recently again for 2013! Dr. Sandler received her doctorate in dental medicine in 1987 from the University of Pennsylvania, consistently ranked in the top 10 dental institutions in the world, and Dr. Kauffman was awarded her doctorate in dental medicine in 1983 from Tufts University, another top East Coast institution. Both doctors are affiliated with a number of professional and academic organizations at the county, state and national levels, including, among others, the American Dental Association, the California Dental Association, the San Diego County Dental Society and the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. Drs. Sandler and Kauffman invest a significant amount of time in continuing education, studying the most recent and up to date scientific research, procedural and esthetic advances and developments in dental medicine, equipment, materials and treatment concepts every year.