Dentistry Practitioners in California

Los Angeles (2037)San Diego (1517)San Francisco (1285)San Jose (1146)Sacramento (768)
Fresno (507)Torrance (402)Irvine (391)Oakland (369)Anaheim (363)Bakersfield (363)Long Beach (359)Orange (345)Riverside (323)Santa Ana (304)Glendale (292)Fremont (289)Beverly Hills (288)Sunnyvale (278)Stockton (269)Modesto (246)Santa Rosa (246)Roseville (236)Huntington Beach (229)Chula Vista (218)Pasadena (201)Santa Monica (199)Loma Linda (198)Santa Barbara (195)Garden Grove (191)Oxnard (184)San Mateo (184)Newport Beach (177)Encino (175)Elk Grove (171)Rancho Cucamonga (169)Fullerton (168)Tustin (168)Milpitas (164)Berkeley (161)Walnut Creek (161)Burbank (159)Westminster (158)Visalia (153)San Bernardino (152)Corona (151)Downey (151)Palo Alto (150)Salinas (150)Escondido (146)Vista (144)Mission Viejo (143)Redlands (143)West Covina (143)Ventura (142)Temecula (140)Van Nuys (138)Arcadia (135)Concord (133)Simi Valley (132)La Mesa (131)Woodland Hills (130)Oceanside (128)San Leandro (126)Redwood City (125)Pleasanton (124)San Ramon (124)Whittier (124)El Cajon (123)Fontana (122)Murrieta (122)Costa Mesa (121)Cupertino (121)Fairfield (121)Carlsbad (120)Mountain View (120)Daly City (118)Ontario (118)Northridge (117)San Rafael (116)Santa Clara (116)Chico (115)Folsom (114)Santa Maria (113)Chino (112)Hayward (111)Pomona (111)Vacaville (110)Lancaster (109)Redding (109)Upland (109)Encinitas (107)San Gabriel (107)Valencia (107)Vallejo (105)La Jolla (103)North Hollywood (103)Camp Pendleton (102)Hawthorne (102)Napa (102)Thousand Oaks (102)Poway (101)Monterey (99)Palmdale (99)San Marcos (98)Alhambra (97)South San Francisco (97)Antioch (96)Camarillo (96)Santa Cruz (96)Livermore (95)Yuba City (95)Moreno Valley (94)Covina (91)Laguna Niguel (90)Tarzana (90)Turlock (90)Victorville (90)Culver City (88)San Luis Obispo (88)Sherman Oaks (87)Tracy (87)El Monte (85)Fountain Valley (85)Palm Desert (85)San Clemente (85)South Gate (85)Hemet (84)Merced (84)Brea (83)La Habra (83)Los Gatos (83)Alameda (82)Dublin (82)Inglewood (82)Reseda (82)Rocklin (82)Buena Park (80)National City (80)Lakewood (78)Petaluma (78)Yorba Linda (78)Chino Hills (77)Manteca (77)Montebello (77)Huntington Park (76)Diamond Bar (75)Travis AFB (75)Redondo Beach (74)Bellflower (73)Rialto (73)Union City (73)Clovis (71)Glendora (71)Carmichael (70)Citrus Heights (70)Auburn (69)Los Alamitos (69)Westlake Village (69)Brentwood (68)Monterey Park (68)Danville (67)Hesperia (67)Lake Forest (67)Lodi (67)Laguna Hills (66)Pleasant Hill (66)Gardena (65)San Fran (65)West Hollywood (65)Madera (64)Cerritos (63)Davis (62)San Pedro (62)Woodland (61)Norwalk (60)Saratoga (60)Fair Oaks (59)San Fernando (59)Novato (58)Panorama City (58)Eureka (57)Apple Valley (56)Gilroy (56)Porterville (56)Watsonville (56)Aliso Viejo (55)Hacienda Heights (55)Artesia (54)El Dorado Hills (54)Morgan Hill (54)Palm Springs (54)Tulare (54)Rancho Cordova (53)Campbell (52)Claremont (52)Castro Valley (51)Menlo Park (51)Pinole (51)South Pasadena (51)Carson (50)Manhattan Beach (50)San Juan Capistrano (50)Cypress (48)Placerville (48)Rosemead (48)Santee (48)Hanford 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Learn more about General Dentists

A general dentist, or simply dentist, specializes in primary dental care: the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of diseases and conditions of the oral cavity (mouth, teeth and gums) and the maxillofacial area (head, neck, face and jaw). Dentists also maintain the function and appearance of these areas. The overall goal is to help people keep their teeth, mouth and gums healthy.

A dentist typically: 

  • Evaluates the patient's dental and medical history and performs an oral exam
  • Teaches patients about dental conditions and diseases, good oral hygiene, and oral disease prevention
  • Orders and interprets laboratory and imaging tests, such as X-rays and saliva tests, and prescribes medications including antibiotics and pain medications
  • Diagnoses oral and maxillofacial diseases and conditions based on an evaluation of tests and exams
  • Provides preventive oral and primary dental care including dental cleanings and fluoride treatments
  • Treats various oral and maxillofacial diseases and conditions including tooth decay, gum disease, and temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorder
  • Works closely with other dental specialists and members of your healthcare team as needed to ensure optimal care

A general dentist may also be known by the following terms: dentist, primary dentist, tooth doctor, family dentist, Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS), and Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD).

There are 34226 specialists practicing Dentistry in California with an overall average rating of 4.3 stars. There are 271 hospitals in California with affiliated Dentistry specialists, including Cedars - Sinai Medical Center, Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center and UCLA Santa Monica Medical Center.