Cosmetic Dentist La Jolla, CA

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Meet Our Team

Meet our talented team of administrative assistants, dental hygienists, and dental assistants who help everything run smoothly at Dougherty Dental.

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Complete Dental Care in La Jolla, CA

Dougherty Dental has been serving San Diego, CA area patients for over 50 years, and the dental care team is excited to offer extraordinary, personalized oral healthcare to you and your family. With a focus on prevention, we are committed to helping you achieve a healthy, beautiful smile.

Dr. Paul Dougherty’s upscale practice offers a wide array of dental services, including comprehensive dental exams, biannual dental cleanings, dental restoration, periodontal treatments, and emergency dentistry. We look forward to helping you with all your dental needs!

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Our Services

At Dougherty Dental in La Jolla, CA, we offer comprehensive dental care services for all of your oral health needs, including restorative, cosmetic, periodontal, and general and family dentistry. We also provide specialized dental treatments, the latest in cutting-edge dental technologies, and sedation methods to make your dental experience a breeze.

Preventive Care

Preventive dental care is incredibly important to all of us here at Dougherty Dental, and it is the bedrock that holds up this dentistry practice. Research has shown a link between oral health and overall health so neglecting your teeth and gums can lead to systemic issues, like cardiovascular and respiratory diseases, or diabetes. We invite you to invest a little bit of time today to prevent future problems from developing, including seeing us twice a year for professional dental cleanings, once a year for a comprehensive dental exam, and utilizing our many protective dental services, such as fluoride treatments and dental sealants.

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Dr. Paul E. Dougherty

Dr. Paul Dougherty is a board-certified dentist, and he has over 30 years of experience treating patients at his second-generation dental practice in La Jolla, CA. Dr. Dougherty's goal is to provide conservative, comprehensive dental treatments using the latest, sophisticated technology to achieve optimal results. He incorporates his extensive experience in general dentistry and his expertise in dental implant restoration to best serve his patients at this established dental practice.

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Our Reviews


"You will get 1st Class welcoming and 1st class treatment at Dougherty Dental. It will all be done right...the 1st time. You won't be disappointed."



"I love this dentist. They ushered my son and I in with no waiting, had all of his charts and x-rays pulled up from our last dentist and gave us sound and excellent advice. The doctor was kind and efficient. His staff is awesome."



"I love visiting Dr. Dougherty and his team. Dr. Dougherty uses advanced technology to educate me on my teeth so I always feel confident in moving forward with his recommendations. He is also very conservative in his treatment, which I appreciate. I trust him completely! Andrea, his assistant, always makes me feel comfortable and gives me neck pillow! Glad I found a dentist and team in La Jolla that I like."



"My family and I love Doughtery Dental. From the moment we went there we felt welcomed like part of the family. It is clear how Dr. Doughtery and his team care about their patients and each other and are experts. They are highly professional, personable and operate at the highest level of integrity and clearly passionate about what they do. My kind of dentist and office. Thank you Dr. Doughtery and Team for creating an office, team and experience that actually inspires us to look forward to going to the dentist again. 🌞💛🌟🏵"



"Dr Dougherty and his entire team are awesome Professional, kind, respectful, and helpful.Highly recommend them.  Dental hygienist Heidi is so personable and positive.  Rosie always helpful with my bill and insurance.  Dr Paul supports other local businesses.  This team is the best!!!"




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7776 Ivanhoe Ave

Ste 120

La Jolla, CA 92037


Mon-Tue: 7:30 am - 4:30 pm

Wed: 7:00 am - 3:30 pm

Thurs: 7:30 am - 4:30 pm

Fri: By Appointment