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An honest look at your teeth

The Face of Family and Cosmetic Dentistry
Dr. Mark Galli, D.D.S.


When it comes to dentistry, Dr. Mark Galli provides his patients with an honest, detailed look at their mouths.

Located in the North Coast Health Center building in Encinitas, Dr. Galli’s practice offers general, restorative and cosmetic dental services. Their mission is to inspire “complete dental health for North County through our teamwork, advocacy and integrity.”

“We provide a place where anyone can come and get honest information about their teeth and their mouth, and get a complete idea of what’s going on,” Dr. Galli said.

Born and raised in California, Dr. Galli graduated from University of California San Diego before attending UCLA Dental School where he earned his doctorate. He has practiced dentistry in Encinitas since 1998, opening his own practice in 2001.

Sometimes a dentist will simply look at the teeth during an appointment, while Dr. Galli’s practice provides a more comprehensive look based on a patient’s history, bite, wear patterns, habits and also what issues the patient hopes to fix. He then works with the patient to determine the right plan for them.

“We make a plan that fits in with not only what they want but what will provide beauty, longevity, function and comfort for their teeth,” Dr. Galli said.

Along with providing honest dental information to his patients, Dr. Galli also gives back to his community. Every year, he and his team sponsor a family for Christmas to provide them with the essentials — food, clothes, hygiene items and more — that they will need for the year ahead.

Dr. Galli also donates to the Community Resource Center, a nonprofit organization in Encinitas that helps people with domestic violence, housing, counseling and food and nutrition needs.

For the last 20 years, Dr. Galli has been striving to brighten smiles everywhere in North County by his ability to diagnose and treat a range of complex dental issues while also maintaining excellent customer service.

“We live by the motto, ‘Patients first, team next, then me,’” Dr. Galli said. “When our patients give feedback, they often say they feel like it’s the best dental experience they’ve ever had.”

Dr. Galli’s practice has been selected as one of the best in cosmetic dentistry through the San Diego Union-Tribune Readers Poll in 2012, 2017 and 2019.

His practice is also a seven time recipient of the distinction “America’s Best” by the National Consumer Advisory Board. This award is based on achievement of the board’s criteria and the doctor and team having exceptional credentials.

“Our core values are professionalism, integrity, enthusiasm and respect,” Dr. Galli said. “We believe that we can improve the reputation and service model of dental care by the way we treat our patients and each other.”