Dr. E M Makhoul, DDS

Dr. E M Makhoul, DDS

Dentistry  |  
Male  |  
61 y/o

Accepting new patients

"Caring is at the heart of everything I do. When you truly care, you listen more attentively, you want to help and you want to do everything right. When you truly care, the result is successful." A 1983 graduate of Loma Linda University, Mission Viejo dentist Dr. E. M. Makhoul has been rated among the top dentists in the nation. Dr. Makhoul, having served as a dental board advisor to the Orange County chapter of the prestigious Seattle Club for Advanced Dental Education, is a member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. With a lifelong commitment to painless dentistry, Dr. E. M. Makhoul has practiced in Mission Viejo since 1983 with great emphasis on: Cosmetic dentistry Orthodontics Dentistry for the entire family Dental crowns Sleep Apnea Advanced Dental Technology Our Mission Viejo, CA dentist has frequently been interviewed by the Orange County Register, on radio and on TV. He has also authored numerous articles in newspapers and magazines on general cosmetic dentistry and orthodontics. In 1985, Dr. Makhoul initiated the disc ID drive for children in Orange County and was instrumental in assisting the missing child program's awareness for parents. In 2008 Dr. Makoul was selected as one of America's Top Dentists by Consumers' Research Council of America. Dr. Makhoul is happily married and has two wonderful girls. His patients describe him as a compassionate man of integrity and a perfectionist gentle dentist.

Makhoul Dentistry

27871 Medical Center Rd Ste 105

Mission Viejo, CA 92691
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Accepted insurance

  • Accepts most major Health Plans. Please contact our office for details.
  • Aetna
  • Ameritas
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Delta Dental
  • Guardian
  • Health Net
  • Humana
  • MetLife

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Makhoul "Our goal is to render the absolute best quality service in the gentlest manner using the ultimate high-tech tools. Our doctor and staff provide a friendly atmosphere with an emphasis in personalized care. We are a state-of-the-art office that provides digital X-rays, an oral camera, oral sedation and televisions and videos for our patients' viewing enjoyment. We also have toys and videos for children."


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Practice Areas

  • Dentistry
  • Cosmetic Dentistry
  • Endodontics
  • Family Dentistry
  • Laser Dentistry
  • Minimally Invasive Dentistry
  • Orthodontics
  • Pediatric Dentistry
  • Periodontics
  • Prosthodontics
  • Reconstructive Dentistry
  • Sedation Dentistry
  • Sleep Medicine Dentistry

Conditions Treated

  • Broken Tooth
  • Cavity
  • Chipped Tooth
  • Dental Bone Loss
  • Dental Crowding
  • Dental Disorders
  • Dental Injury
  • Dental Spacing
  • Dental Trauma
  • Gingivitis
  • Grinding of Teeth
  • Gum Disease
  • Gummy Smile (Oversized Gingiva)
  • Loose Teeth
  • Misaligned Teeth
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Snoring
  • Tooth Abrasion
  • Tooth Abscess
  • Tooth Attrition
  • Tooth Damage
  • Tooth Decay
  • Tooth Demineralization
  • Tooth Discoloration
  • Tooth Loss
  • Toothache


  • All-on-4™ Procedure
  • Arestin® Therapy
  • Bite Adjustment
  • BriteSmile® Teeth Whitening System
  • Clear Ceramic Braces
  • Clear Dental Braces
  • Clear Retainer
  • ClearAligner™
  • ClearCorrect™ Invisible Braces
  • Complex Tooth Extraction
  • Composite Fillings
  • Damon® Clear Braces
  • Dental Bonding
  • Dental Brace
  • Dental Bridge
  • Dental Crown
  • Dental Inlays
  • Dental Onlay
  • Dental Prophylaxis
  • Denture Consultation
  • Denture Repair
  • Dentures
  • Digital X-Ray (CDR)
  • Endodontic Treatment
  • Fastbraces
  • Fixed Orthodontic Correction
  • Full Mouth Reconstruction
  • Full Mouth Rehabilitation
  • Geneva 2000™ Dentures
  • IV Sedation
  • Implant-Supported Bridge
  • Implant-Supported Crown
  • Implant-Supported Dentures
  • Intraoral Camera
  • Invisalign Teen®
  • Invisalign®
  • Invisalign® Consultation
  • Invisible Aligners
  • Invisible Dental Braces
  • Laser Assisted Periodontal Therapy
  • Light Activated Teeth Whitening
  • Local Anesthesia
  • Lower Dentures
  • Lumineers®
  • MAC Veneers™
  • Nitrous Oxide Sedation
  • Nobel Teeth in an Hour™
  • Non-Surgical Bite Correction
  • Non-Surgical Gum Treatment
  • Oral Sedation
  • Partial Dentures
  • Periodontal Exam
  • Porcelain Dental Braces
  • Porcelain Dental Inlays
  • Porcelain Dental Onlays
  • Porcelain Veneers
  • Power Teeth Whitening
  • Prophy Jet Air Polishing
  • Pulpotomy
  • Restoration of Dental Implants
  • Retainers
  • Root Canal
  • Root Planing
  • Simple Tooth Extractions
  • Single Visit Root Canals
  • Six Month Smiles
  • Snap-On-Smile®
  • Teeth Extraction
  • Teeth Polishing
  • Teeth Scaling
  • Teeth Whitening
  • Tooth-Borne Denture
  • Tooth-Conserving Dentistry
  • Ultrasonic Dental Cleaning
  • Upper Dentures
  • Zoom!® Teeth Whitening
  • da Vinci® Veneers
  • e.max® Dental Crowns


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Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for California.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • Loma Linda University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1979
  • Loma Linda University / School Of Dentistry
    Medical School | Graduated 1983
  • 2 Additional Years Of Orthodontics
    Other Education | Completed 1986

Awards & Recognition

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Languages Spoken

  • English

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Dr. Makhoul's Reviews

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based on 63 total reviews (51 with comments)
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Thank you for taking the time to fill out the survey.  I really appreciate the time you took to provide feedback on your experience and I strive to make every patient experience an exceptional one. Should you have a concern of any kind, please contact us immediately so we can work with you personally to resolve it.


 - Dr. E. M. Makhoul

Dr. Makhoul's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
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  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    Under 10 minutes
Patient Comments (51)
in SJC, CA |
Everyone was perfect. What more could you want.
in Laguna Niguel, CA |
I always get the greatest service from everyone in the office.
in Ladera Ranch, CA |
in Fountain Valley, CA |
Hands down the Best Dentistry I have ever been to. The quality of my Life has improved greatly since my first visit with Dr. Makhoul. I now have a good understanding of the importance of Oral Health. They provide the perfect balance of Care and Professionalism. From Dr. Makhoul to Yolie(Dental Hygienist) and All Staff, top notch Individuals. I am Thankful.
in SJC, CA |
I have never felt more welcome and the staff are all equally interested in my well being. I love this office and my cleaning was so good, pain free and the check up was great as well. They use State of the art equipment too. I am glad I changed dentists.
in Laguna Woods, CA |
Very pleased. Great dentist!
in RSM, CA |
Great staff, great dentist, very kind
in Lake Forest, CA |
My visit to have my teeth cleaned was as pleasant as always. Dental Hygienist, Yolie is sweet and gentle every time. Dr. Makhoul checked my xrays and one tooth that I thought I cracked on a popcorn kernel. He is also gentle and pleasant to talk to. I have been going to Dr. Makhoul for about 20 years and have never once had a bad experience. I highly recommend him and his staff, which also includes Debbie at the front desk and Lori, a dental assistant.
in Alisp Viejo, CA |
I simply can't begin to express in mere words how happy I am to have found Dr. Makhoul! Finally, after years of horrid dentist visits, and then years of no checkups in between based on those experiences, I've found a dentist I truly feel I can trust. So much so, that I moved my wife away from her dentist of years to see Dr. Makhoul. And she to agrees, that he is simply the best .I promise you (strong words I know), that you will not regret seeing Dr. Makhoul, or his entire staff.
in San Clemente, CA |
I have always found Dr. Makhoul and his staff very caring.
in Mission Viejo, CA |
Me and my family have been going to Dr. Makhoul for over 20 years. He is honest, friendly and professional. Gentle dental care really describes his practice! The staff is friendly and it always feels like you are visiting friends.
in Ladera Ranch, CA |
Professional, gentle, an all around great experience!
in SJC, CA |
Dr. Makhoul is a very considerate and gentle dentist. He is a perfectionist in his work and displays a great deal of caring for his patients. I love the fact that he has great manners and uses the words "please" and "thank you" to both patients and his staff. I am thrilled that I found him.
in Laguna Hills, CA |
Doc, you and your whole staff are great. Thank you.
in Lake Forest, Ca |
The last ten years has been a great experience with Dr Makhoul and his staff . Very professional , Caring , honest , efficient such a rare to find these days . Also every time I have my cleaning it is done with care and Painless Manner , my teeth come out looking and feeling clean.
in San Clemente, CA |
As always, a pleasant experience. The staff always makes you feel welcome and have time to chat. They are like family.
in San Juan Capistrano, CA |
I have been going to Dr. Makhoul's office for over 10 years now and they never cease to amaze me! They will go above and beyond for you -- WONDERFUL staff, very professional, clean and lots of parking! I would never go anywhere else!
in Chino, CA |
The entire staff at Dr. Makhoul's office is always pleasant to deal with, whether it's via phone, email, or in-person. Right from walking in, the staff are courteous and quick to greet me. I've been a patient of Dr. Makhoul for over 6 years now and I must say compared to other dental offices I visited in hopes of finding something closer to home, I always kept coming back as I couldn't find a more professional and efficient staff that is great at what they do. Thanks guys!
in Irvine, CA |
Dr. Makhoul and his entire staff are the best.... Yolie has been the best hygientist I have ever been to. I would recommend this office to anybody.
in Aliso Viejo, Ca |
Drawn to Dr. Makhoul immediately by his mission statement of having a trip to his office be a "pleasant" experience, we were very pleased to find it exactly as promised. Dr. Makhoul and his staff are great. Whether we stop in for a simple cleaning or for more extensive dental work, they do their best to make the experience as painless as possible. As far as we're concerned, we'll be patients for life. Thanks everyone!
in Aliso Viejo, CA |
I am very happy to have Dr. Makhoul and Yolie taking care of my teeth! They are good at what they do, and gentle. I also like that they listen to me, and are accommodating of random scenarios (like my having a stuffed nose that day!). I also feel that they are honest and forthcoming in what is best for me.
in Santa Ana, CA |
Fast and caring service . Friendly and professional. I was thinking about switching to a dental office closer to where I live now in Santa Ana but it is definitely worth the extra drive.
in Mission Viejo, CA |
Everyone is very nice and caring. Very friendly and professional. They got me in and out quickly, appreciate the honest appraisal of my situation. No pushing into procedures that aren't needed. Almost makes it fun to go to the dentist!
in Mission Viejo, CA |
Dr. Makhoul and his staff are the best! Everyone is friendly, professional and they care about you! Yolie is one of the best dental hygienists I have gone to. Highly recommend this dental practice.
in Mission Viejo, CA |
Dr. Makhoul and his entire staff are the best in dental care. I feel totally confident that everything is always under control. My family has put him to the test and he comes out winning and we smiling.
in San Clemente, CA |
On time! Happy! Always a delight with the Makhoul family!
in Trabuco Canyon, CA |
My experiences with Dr. Makhoul and his staff have been nothing short of perfect for many years.
in Lake Forest, CA |
I can't say enough good things about Dr. Makhoul and his staff. Everyone is very professional and friendly. They make every visit to the dentist and enjoyable experience. I would recommend Dr.Makhoul to anyone who needs to go to a dentist. I also want to give big kudos to Yolie. She is awesome! I can't even remember how many years she has been cleaning my teeth, but she always does a great job! She always has a smile on her face and she somehow makes getting your teeth cleaned a fun experience.
in Mission Viejo, CA |
This time I had a molar pulled and as usual there was no pain. Done in an efficient manner. Have been with Makhoul, D.D.S. for over 2 years now, he's the best yet!!!
in Mission Viejo, CA |
I have only good things to say about Dr. E.M. Makhoul and his staff. I have been under his dental care for the last 20 years.
in Laguna Niguel, Ca |
Always a pleasur e my teeth look great I get extra compliments
in San Juan Capistrano, CA |
Every time I go to the dentist I'm always treated well. The office staff is very attentive and compassionate and Dr. Makhoul is very knowledgable and gentle in his approach. That's why I've been using their services for 22+ years and I recommend them to family and friends. Yolie is awesome. I love how gentle yet thorough she is. And her sense of humor and customer service is the best ever.
in Ladera Ranch, CA |
Dr. Makhoul thanks for the 14 years of excellent service and taking care of me and my family. You had lots of challenges , thanks again.
in Mission Viejo, CA |
The staff is excellent and really shows an interest in their patients. If you need a Dentist or a "perky" Hygienst who really takes the time to do it right, then this is the place to go for all of your dental needs. Dr. Makhoul is a fine dentist who is truly interested in his patients.
in Aliso Viejo, CA |
Amazing office!! Always on time, personable, professional, and GENTLE!
in Mission Viejo, CA |
In for a cleaning and check, from front office to back these people are the BEST!
in Laguna Niguel, CA |
Dr. Makhoul has been my dentist for years. He and his staff are exceptional. I give them the highest praise!
in Mission Viejo, CA |
Quick and wonderful as always.
in San Clemente, CA |
Yolie is fantastically gentle and pleasant with the cleaning. Thank you for your excellent care!
in Irvine, CA |
I drive from Tustin area just so I can see these wonderful people. Yolie is the best. The girls at this place are so awesome! They just have the best place to get your teeth done.
in Mission Viejo, CA |
Very efficient and professional
in Laguna Beach, Ca |
I love Dr. Makhoul's Office! He is so gentle. He turned my fears of the dentist into confidence! I really trust everything Dr. Makhoul says and does. He takes his time to explain and make sure I understand what is going on. Him and his staff are a wonderful team.
in Irvine, CA |
Dr. Makhoul and his staff are the absolute best. They are always on time, explain everything so there are no surprises (whether that be the dental treatment explanation or the cost of my treatment), and the office is very clean. My visits are always enjoyable and I plan to keep him as my dentist as long as he is working!
in Aliso Viejo, CA |
Dr. Makhoul gave me a beautiful smile! I always get compliments on my straight white teeth. I really got to know the whole staff throughout the years I was in braces. Everyone is so nice and like family! I would never go anywhere else.
in Mission Viejo, CA |
Dr. Makhoul and his staff are always prompt, professional, and highly customer-focused. I've been a client for more than ten years and wouldn't even consider going anywhere else. I highly recommend this dental practice!
in Mission Viejo, CA |
Amazing group of people. I enjoy every appointment. Friendly staff, always on time, and gentle. Doesn't get any better than that!
in Laguna Woods, CA |
Everything was as expected. The staff and the doctor are pleasant timely and professional.
in Laguna Hills, CA |
Excellent experience as always, Thank you !!!!!!!
in Mission Viejo, CA |
Everyone was wonderful and friendly from the front office people, the dental hygienist and of course Dr. Makhoul.
in Lake Forest, CA |
My family and I have been patients for 21 fabulous years.
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  • Accepts most major Health Plans. Please contact our office for details.
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  • Assurant Health
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  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Blue Shield of California
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