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

97.0% would refer friends and family to us

1 stars Customer since 2011

I had been going to SoCal Smiles Dentistry for about 4 years and was very happy with the Dr. Ganatra and his staff. Then Dr. Ganatra sold the practice to Dr. Scott Karafin around January 2016. Of course I was not informed of the change until after the my next cleaning at the end of January at which time I was given a new, more extensive treatment plan.

On June 14, 2016 I went in for a crown and three fillings. It took three tries for the dental technician to take the impression for the temporary crown. She also gave the dentist the wrong size fixture when he took his impression. When I returned two weeks later on June 29th for the installation of the final crown, the temporary had to be drilled out because it appeared it was put in with the wrong type of cement. Then they tell me the color of the permanent crown does not match my other teeth and it has to be remade. Again, it took the dental technician three (3) tires to get a good impression for the new temporary crown. Finally, two week later on July 13th, the permanent crown was installed.

To make things worse, on August 23 one of the three fillings that were done on June 14th, came out and had to be redone.

The other two now need to be replaced but I am through with this dentist.

5 stars Customer since 2012

Great staff and dentist. Caring and thorough.

SoCal Smiles Dentistry replied:

Thank you Wendi for such a great review. We love to hear that our patients had a great experience. Have a wonderful weekend !

5 stars Customer since 2007

Very friendly and helpful staff!!! I always feel comfortable and never a long wait when I arrive for my appointment.

1 stars Verified customer

He does not do his own work, he has technicians do it, and then he does not stick to the contract prices but jacks up the price to finish the job. He may be nice, I think he is a crook. I will make friends elsewhere and also get quality dental elsewhere.

SoCal Smiles Dentistry replied:

Please contact me directly to go over this issue.

Thank you



5 stars Verified customer

Very courteous staff. Highly professional. I appreciate the effort to assist me with my dental health.

5 stars Customer since 2016

Great first time experience for me and my kids , the staff is really friendly and caring and Dr Karafin is great with kids and adults , he knows what he is doing . Awesome experience, I'm glad we change doctors , we will keep coming back ! Thanks !

SoCal Smiles Dentistry replied:

Thank you so much for the wonderful feedback. We are so happy to hear you all had a wonderful experience. We will see you all soon

5 stars Customer since 2012

Caring, professional, highly skilled.

5 stars Verified customer

I went for a deep cleaning, and it is not a pleasant procedure, however they made it as comfortable and pleasant as they possibly could have, I have nothing but great reviews for my experience(s).

5 stars Customer since 2015

Friendly, skilled staff

5 stars Customer since 2008

Terrific visit, wonderful staff, excellent dentist. Who could ask for more?