Dentistry Practitioners in California

Los Angeles (2012)San Diego (1476)San Francisco (1273)San Jose (1146)Sacramento (758)
Fresno (512)Torrance (408)Irvine (379)Oakland (365)Anaheim (355)Bakersfield (354)Long Beach (345)Orange (341)Riverside (313)Santa Ana (302)Glendale (292)Fremont (290)Beverly Hills (287)Sunnyvale (272)Stockton (271)Santa Rosa (249)Modesto (243)Roseville (234)Huntington Beach (230)Chula Vista (220)Loma Linda (212)Santa Monica (206)Santa Barbara (204)Pasadena (195)Garden Grove (194)San Mateo (187)Rancho Cucamonga (187)Oxnard (181)Encino (176)Elk Grove (176)Newport Beach (175)Fullerton (168)Tustin (165)Walnut Creek (161)Milpitas (161)Burbank (157)Berkeley (155)Westminster (153)Salinas (150)Downey (150)Palo Alto (150)San Bernardino (150)Visalia (147)Escondido (147)Corona (144)Redlands (143)Temecula (142)Vista (140)West Covina (140)Mission Viejo (138)Ventura (136)Van Nuys (135)Concord (131)Arcadia (131)Simi Valley (130)Woodland Hills (129)La Mesa (127)Oceanside (127)Pleasanton (127)Cupertino (126)Murrieta (124)Fontana (124)Mountain View (122)Whittier (122)Redwood City (122)Costa Mesa (121)San Leandro (120)El Cajon (119)Folsom (119)San Ramon (119)North Hollywood (119)Fairfield (119)Carlsbad (118)San Rafael (118)Northridge (117)Daly City (117)Santa Maria (116)Ontario (115)Valencia (115)Pomona (114)Upland (114)Chico (113)Chino (112)Santa Clara (112)Redding (112)Vacaville (110)Hayward (110)Lancaster (108)San Gabriel (107)Vallejo (106)Encinitas (104)Thousand Oaks (103)La Jolla (102)South San Francisco (102)Napa (99)Hawthorne (99)Moreno Valley (99)Alhambra (98)Poway (98)Monterey (97)Palmdale (96)Yuba City (96)Camarillo (95)Fountain Valley (94)Victorville (94)Antioch (93)Livermore (93)El Monte (92)Santa Cruz (92)San Marcos (91)Camp Pendleton (91)Covina (90)Laguna Niguel (90)Sherman Oaks (89)Tracy (89)Culver City (89)Los Gatos (88)San Luis Obispo (88)Tarzana (88)Alameda (87)Inglewood (87)Palm Desert (87)La Habra (85)Rocklin (85)Travis AFB (84)Reseda (82)Buena Park (82)Turlock (82)San Clemente (82)South Gate (82)Hemet (82)Merced (81)Dublin (81)Yorba Linda (81)National City (80)Brea (80)Diamond Bar (79)Petaluma (78)Lakewood (78)Huntington Park (77)Chino Hills (75)Montebello (75)Redondo Beach (74)San Fran (74)Rialto (74)Clovis (73)Monterey Park (73)Lake Forest (72)Manteca (72)Union City (71)Auburn (70)Los Alamitos (69)Laguna Hills (69)Westlake Village (69)Bellflower (68)Glendora (68)Carmichael (67)Brentwood (67)Pleasant Hill (67)West Hollywood (67)Danville (65)Cerritos (64)Hesperia (64)Lodi (64)Davis (63)Citrus Heights (63)Eureka (62)Gardena (62)San Pedro (62)Woodland (61)Norwalk (60)Aliso Viejo (59)Saratoga (59)Panorama City (59)Madera (58)San Fernando (58)Hacienda Heights (58)Fair Oaks (57)Novato (57)Porterville (56)Palm Springs (56)Apple Valley (55)Castro Valley (55)South Pasadena (55)Tulare (54)Manhattan Beach (54)Watsonville (53)Gilroy (53)Carson (53)El Dorado Hills (53)Claremont (52)Morgan Hill (52)San Juan Capistrano (52)Menlo Park (52)Artesia (52)Pinole (50)Campbell (50)Sonora (49)Walnut (49)Lawndale (49)Rowland Heights (49)Hanford (48)Martinez (48)Rancho Mirage (48)Los Altos (48)Santee (47)Rancho Santa Margarita (47)Placerville (47)Rancho Cordova (47)Valley Village (46)Cypress (46)Menifee (45)Newbury Park (45)Rohnert Park (44)San Bruno (44)Rosemead (44)El Cerrito (44)Granada Hills (44)La Puente (44)Temple City (43)Newark (43)Delano (42)Placentia (42)Pico Rivera (42)Ukiah (41)Indio (41)Canoga Park (41)Baldwin Park (41)Lake Elsinore (41)Newhall (40)Grass Valley (40)San Carlos (40)La Mirada (39)West Hills (39)Susanville (39)Agoura Hills (39)Red Bluff (39)Paso Robles (38)Pittsburg (38)Santa Clarita (38)North Hills (38)Laguna Beach (37)Lafayette (36)San Dimas (36)Solana Beach (36)Foster City (36)Norco (36)Mill Valley (35)Yucaipa (35)Albany (35)Canyon Country (34)Perris (34)Richmond (33)San Pablo (33)Hollister (33)Lompoc (32)City of Industry (32)Lincoln (32)Sonoma (32)West Sacramento (31)Chatsworth (31)La Verne (31)Atascadero (31)Oroville (30)Monrovia (30)San Ysidro (30)Cathedral City (30)Marina Del Rey (29)Colton (29)Montclair (29)Burlingame (29)Greenbrae (28)Fallbrook (28)Millbrae (28)Rolling Hills Estates (28)El Centro (28)Moorpark (28)Lemoore (28)Foothill Ranch (28)Bell Gardens (27)Dana Point (27)Healdsburg (27)Goleta (27)Compton (27)Benicia (27)Lomita (26)Belmont (26)Paramount (26)El Segundo (26)Tehachapi (25)Eastvale (25)Mission Hills (25)Bell (25)La Quinta (25)South Lake Tahoe (25)Windsor (24)Spring Valley (24)Highland (24)Ridgecrest (24)Del Mar (24)Nipomo (23)Soledad (23)Studio City (23)Seal Beach (23)Lynwood (23)Wilmington (23)Blythe (22)Twentynine Palms (22)La Canada Flintridge (22)Crescent City (22)Arroyo Grande (22)Pacific Palisades (22)Corcoran (22)Arcata (21)Paradise (21)Wildomar (21)Arleta (21)Barstow (21)Sylmar (21)Sebastopol (21)La Crescenta (21)Beaumont (21)Scotts Valley (21)Coronado (21)Stanton (21)Hercules (21)Orinda (20)Atwater (20)McClellan (20)Maywood (20)Cameron Park (20)Playa Del Rey (19)Lakeport (19)Rancho Palos Verdes (19)Granite Bay (19)Ladera Ranch (19)Aptos (19)Chowchilla (19)Lemon Grove (19)Banning (18)Winnetka (18)Avenal (18)Azusa (18)Cudahy (18)Fort Irwin (18)Calabasas (17)Pacoima (17)La Palma (17)Nevada City (17)Valley Center (17)Alamo (16)Porter Ranch (16)Tijuana Baja (16)Corte Madera (16)Santa Paula (16)Fort Bragg (16)Bonita (16)Lakeside (16)Selma (16)Jackson (16)Pismo Beach (16)Sun Valley (16)Sanger (16)San Jacinto (16)Laguna Woods (15)Harbor City (15)Patterson (15)Dinuba (15)Corona Del Mar (15)Carmel (15)Pacifica (15)San Anselmo (15)San Marino (15)Imperial (14)Wasco (14)Los Banos (14)North Highlands (14)Oakdale (14)Ione (14)Coalinga (14)Hermosa Beach (14)Half Moon Bay (14)Ramona (14)San Lorenzo (13)Commerce (13)Willows (13)Desert Hot Springs (13)Port Hueneme (13)Bishop (13)Jamestown (13)Gold River (13)Antelope (13)Represa (13)Yreka (13)American Canyon (13)Alpine (13)Parlier (12)Montrose (12)Fortuna (12)Seaside (12)East Palo Alto (12)Altadena (12)Beale AFB (12)Lamont (12)Mariposa (11)Oakhurst (11)Sausalito (11)Yucca Valley (11)Venice (11)Reedley (11)Brawley (11)Jurupa Valley (11)El Sobrante (11)Galt (11)Truckee (11)Emeryville (11)Castaic (11)Oakley (10)Larkspur (10)Capitola (10)Piedmont (10)Corning (10)Duarte (10)Orangevale (10)Ojai (10)Saint Helena (10)Moraga (10)Mendota (10)Imperial Beach (10)Malibu (10)Kentfield (10)Kerman (10)Lindsay (10)Freedom (9)Sun City (9)San Quentin (9)Soquel (9)Solvang (9)Marina (9)Willits (9)Los Osos (9)South El Monte (9)Winters (9)Mount Shasta (9)Kingsburg (9)Grover Beach (8)Morro Bay (8)Portola (8)Toluca Lake (8)Fillmore (8)Riverbank (8)California City (8)Redway (8)Smith River (8)Grand Terrace (8)Colusa (8)Sierra Madre (8)Big Bear Lake (8)Gridley (8)Calexico (8)Tujunga (8)Palos Verdes Estates (8)Salida (7)Santa Ynez (7)Angels Camp (7)Arvin (7)Woodlake (7)Bloomington (7)Mammoth Lakes (7)La Canada (7)Hawaiian Gardens (7)Carpinteria (7)Ripon (7)Suisun City (7)Cloverdale (7)Sunland (7)Fowler (7)McKinleyville (6)Alta Loma (6)Calipatria (6)Canyon Lake (6)Shingle Springs (6)View Park (6)Loomis (6)Signal Hill (6)Clayton (6)Clearlake (6)Lathrop (6)Livingston (6)Bonsall (6)Colfax (6)Quincy (6)Twain Harte (6)Fort Jones (6)Dixon (6)Edwards (6)Orland (6)Calimesa (5)Rio Vista (5)Trabuco Canyon (5)Palo Cedro (5)Taft (5)Tuolumne (5)Phelan (5)Colma (5)Ceres (5)Valley Springs (5)Cambria (5)Newport Coast (5)Templeton (5)Newman (5)Weaverville (5)Marysville (5)Joshua Tree (5)Rancho Santa Fe (5)Big Bear City (5)Belvedere Tiburon (5)Bay Point (5)Santa Fe Springs (5)Atherton (5)Yountville (5)Point Mugu Nawc (4)Exeter (4)Villa Park (4)Hilmar (4)Tahoe City (4)Sutter Creek (4)San Andreas (4)Orosi (4)Orange Cove (4)Coachella (4)Olivehurst (4)Kensington (4)San Joaquin (4)Greenfield (4)Redwood Valley (4)Bieber (4)Lake Arrowhead (4)Felton (4)Rodeo (4)Oak Park (4)Carmel Valley (4)King City (4)Kings Beach (4)Cardiff By the Sea (4)Anderson (4)Alturas (4)Penn Valley (4)Gonzales (3)Discovery Bay (3)Calistoga (3)Walnut Grove (3)Acton (3)Diamond Springs (3)Hughson (3)Cotati (3)Laytonville (3)Burney (3)Borrego Springs (3)Boonville (3)Shafter (3)Hoopa (3)Wheatland (3)29 Palms (3)Midway City (3)Foresthill (3)Willow Creek (3)Happy Camp (3)Ben Lomond (3)Pacific Grove (3)Lake Isabella (3)Point Reyes Station (3)Thermal (3)Castroville (3)Escalon (3)Meadow Vista (3)Round Mountain (3)Earlimart (3)Indian Wells (3)Planada (3)Stevenson Ranch (3)

Learn more about Dentistry Practitioners

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 34043 specialists practicing Dentistry in California with an overall average rating of 4.3 stars. There are 274 hospitals in California with affiliated Dentistry specialists, including Cedars - Sinai Medical Center, Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center and UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica.