22195 El Paseo
Suite 220
Rancho Santa Margarita, CA 92688

(949) 766-0006

Mon: 10:00AM - 7:00PM

Tue - Thu: 9:00AM - 6:00PM

Fri: 8:00AM - 2:00PM

Sat - Sun: Closed

97.2% would refer friends and family to us

4 stars Customer since 2008

My dental hygienist was WONDERFUL. But I was a bit perturbed that the woman in charge of calling in my prescription to my pharmacy couldn't be bothered to call it in until the next day because it was ten minutes until closing. Because I was going out of town that evening, I was pressed for time and did not want a long wait at the pharmacy if I had to present the Rx on the spot. I was so upset that I just about vowed to change dentists because of this woman's laziness, even though I had been going to the prior dentist since the first day he had started in practice in RSM. I feel that this incident would not have happened if Dr. Ganatra was still there.

5 stars Customer since 2016

Just an overall amazing experience.

1 stars Verified customer

Terrible. They tried to overcharge me and I had to wait 2 and half hours just for xrays. They don't honor many insurance coverages either. Very unprofessional staff.

SoCal Smiles Dentistry replied:

Chris, I apologize that you feel that we tried to over charge you. I will be sending you a private email that goes into more detail.

5 stars Customer since 2009

The xleaning was great; however, the new establishment didn't inform me that my dentist had sold the practice and he is no longer there? I really liked my dentist and I had confidence in his work and his ethics as a dentist.

Thank you Fred Paesano

SoCal Smiles Dentistry replied:

Thank you Fred. I apologize that you were not informed. I had thought when you last came in I had told you. However, we are all so happy that you will continue your care here with us and Dr Karafin. Please know that when Dr Ganatra sold the practice to Dr Karafin he chose him due to his work ethics and confidence so you are in great hands.

See you soon


5 stars Customer since 2013

Great staff and Doctor is outstanding! Wouldn't go any where else when you get the best care around !

5 stars Customer since 2010

Ashley is a fabulous hygienist! Felt comfortable and left with sparkling clean teeth.

5 stars Customer since 2007

Friendly front office, rarely a wait and professional courteous service every time. Love these guys.

SoCal Smiles Dentistry replied:

Thank you so much for the fantastic review. We are so happy that you had a great experience when you came in. We look forward to seeing you at your next appointment.

1 stars Customer since 2013

I usually like SoCal Smiles. I'm not he biggest fan of the new head Dentist. My child was in for a filling which I was told no shot would be involved since it was a small cavity. Then he gave her a shot without consulting me. He just did it! My daughter was in shock. It gave her anxiety for the rest of the time there, not to mention she said she would not trust them again. I think there are so many people afraid of dentists and I was trying to make sure this never happened with my kids. I told my daughter exactly what to expect and then that was ruined. She's now afraid to go back. Not to mention they did not have my consent to give her a shot, especially when I was told she wouldn't need one. I told the dentist after he did it (because he just did it with no warning) that he said she wouldn't need one. His response was, "oh, I did? Oh well, it's done." Not a happy mom here.

SoCal Smiles Dentistry replied:

I am so sorry that Molly didn't have a great experience when she came in. We strive to make all of our patients feel welcome and taken care of. I hope that we see Molly and the rest of the family back in the office soon. Please tell Molly that we all apologize that she she had such a bad dental visit and we will do everything we can to make sure this does not happen again.

Jackie .

5 stars Customer since 2016

I haven't been to a dentist in a long time. A good friend of mine recommended I go to SoCalSmiles. From the time I set my appointment to the time I walked out the door was a really good experience. Everybody from the receptionist to the Drs were so friendly and made me feel welcomed and relaxed. It made the ton of work I needed to get done a lot easier. I will definatly be telling my friends to come here.

5 stars Customer since 2010

Very professional; and I was treated courteously throughout the visit. There was a caring attitude.

SoCal Smiles Dentistry replied:


Thank you for the wonderful review. We are so happy that you had a great visit. We all look forward to seeing you at your next visit.