Beautiful Smiles

Curtis Chan, a California native, accompanied his father to a medical conference in San Diego when he was a child. He liked it here, so when he graduated from Loma Linda University School of Dentistry in 1986, he arrived in Del Mar to begin his practice. “I always knew I wanted to build a dental business close to the ocean with the best of climate conditions,” shared Dr. Chan.

Twenty-eight years later, Curtis L. Chan, DDS continues to provide state-of-the-art dentistry for new and long-term clients at his practice, still in Del Mar, and in a new location since 2012.

“We use the latest advancements in medical technology to optimize the dental health of our patients,” added Dr. Chan, who was recently recognized as #1 General Dentist and Best Cosmetic Dentist by several North County publication reader polls.


The aesthetic dentistry team sees patients of all ages: the little ones who still believe in tooth fairies and those who’ve lived through both World Wars. Patients can relax with personalized attention and even choose from 100 movies to watch with personal video viewing glasses. The mid-size practice offers a full range of procedures, including cleanings, tooth-colored fillings, whitening, crowns and veneers, and implants. The team uses the latest technology to achieve results, utilizing digital X-rays, intraoral cameras and computer imaging. Dr. Chan also operates a clinical dental photography studio onsite.

As a philanthropist, Dr. Chan donates his dental services and supplies to assist organizations involved in humanitarian work, such as Vista Hill, Grace Children’s Home, Operation Gratitude, Samaritan’s Purse, Bridge of Hope, and several local churches. Up next is the Great Halloween Candy Buy Back: kids can unload the extra sugar and earn a dollar a pound (up to five). The candies are donated to overseas troops with cards. Last year, 3,542 pounds of candy were collected and shared.

The Chan family lives here in Carmel Valley, where he and his wife, Mae, have four children, ages 11 to 15, who enjoy camping and traveling together. Dr. Chan plays cello as a member of La Jolla Symphony. He also enjoys body boarding, playing tennis and basketball, and golfing in his free time. During the week, he’s back at the profession he so much enjoys, adding “Our goal is to help our patients achieve the best in dental health so that they can have total confidence in their smiles for life.”



Name of Dentist: Curtis L. Chan, DDS,
Owner and Head Dentist: Dr. Curtis L. Chan, DDS
Year Established: 1986
Address: 12835 Pointe Del Mar Way Suite 3, Del Mar, CA 92014
Phone: 858-481-9090
Description of Business: Only the best in dental care is provided in Dr. Chan’s state-of-the-art dental facility. From teeth cleaning, to comprehensive plans to restore dental health to its optimum, Dr. Chan and team help patients to achieve their desired smiles.