by WYNNE LOVE | photos by Michael Bielecki

If you have anxiety about dental visits, complaints about your smile, or need of a second opinion, Dr. Curtis Chan is ready to serve you. His thorough education and extensive experience in cosmetic dentistry have garnered him a bustling practice, loyal clientele, and a reader’s choice “Best of” award from Ranch & Coast Magazine.

“A California native, I always knew I wanted to build a dental business close to the ocean,” shared Dr. Chan, and when he visited San Diego for a conference, he knew this was the place he wanted to be. Shortly after graduating from dental school in 1986, he moved to Del Mar to start his practice.

[pullquote align=”left”] Each team member has been carefully selected to create “The Best of the Best” dental team.” ~ Dr. Chan [/pullquote]

“Kind, friendly, stress-free, calming, and comfortable,” is how Dr. Chan describes the atmosphere of his office, and “calm and engaging” is how Dr. Chan’s patients describe him. At his state-of-the-art facility on Pointe Del Mar Way just off the 56 and the 5, Dr. Chan primarily serves the Del Mar and Carmel DrChan_25Valley areas, but patients have been known to travel across the nation and even internationally to see him.

“Each team member has been carefully selected to create “The Best of the Best” dental team,” said Dr. Chan proudly. “Quality service, excellence in people skills, attention to detail, and highly skilled dental team members are here to help ensure a positive and rewarding dental experience.”

Dr. Chan and his team are committed to improving themselves each and every day, keeping up on the latest practices and working to make sure every dental experience is not only effective, but enjoyable. “Each patient is given special individual attention so that they feel that each of their dental needs have been met in a highly efficient, stress free, friendly manner,” stated Dr. Chan.

Dr. Chan and his “A Team” staff, as he calls them, are especially proud of their commitment to giving each patient the most honest assessment possible. Dr. Chan says the best reason for patients to visit him are “to get an honest opinion on how to help and treat their dental conditions, to become part of the dental ‘family,’ and to obtain the best quality dental care.” He works to restore and enhance every smile into a masterpiece, making his patients want to smile big just to show it off.

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Name of Business: Curtis L. Chan, DDS
Owner: Curtis Chan, DDS
Years in Position: 26 years
Year of Establishment: 1986
Address: 12835 Pointe Del Mar Way, Suite #3
Website: www.CurtisChanDDS.Com
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Phone: (858-481-9090
Description of Business: State-of-the-art dental facility, where only the best in dental care is provided. From cleaning your teeth, to comprehensive plans to restore you dental health to its highest level, Dr. Chan and his team will help you achieve the smile you’ve always wanted.