Dr. Griffing believes that the best treatment is administered through mutual understanding and clear communication. He gives special attention to the patient’s dental needs and desires, building a treatment plan around each individual. Through the exploration and discussion of different options he guides his patients to the most healthy and beautiful smile.
Dr. Griffing welcomes you to his practice as a patient and as a friend. He welcomes questions and wants to help you keep your teeth in their optimum health.
Dr. Griffing received his DDS (Doctor of Dental Surgery) at Unitec School of Dentistry in 1977. He is a respected member of the American Academy of Implant Dentistry, the American Dental Association, the California Dental Association, and the San Diego Dental Society. He is committed to excellence and regularly attends continuing education seminars to stay current in his specialty and to keep up with the latest techniques.
Dr. Griffing also volunteers at St. Leo's Clinic in Solana Beach, CA addressing dental and health care issues for the poor and underinsured.
- University of California, Los Angeles
- DDS, Unitec School of Dentistry
- San Diego Dental Society
- California Dental Association
- American Dental Association
- American Academy of Implant Dentistry
- Dental Board of California
Awards & Publications
- Volunteer, St. Leo's Clinic, Solana Beach
First Dental Health
I set out to find a dentist that is not only honest, reasonably priced but would accept my lousy dental insurance. I thought I would have to weed through a bunch of dentist but I lucked out on my second try. I took my son here to get a second opinion because my first try recommended expensive unnecessary procedures for my son and quoted inflated pricing for cavity fillings and wisdom teeth extraction. After visiting Dr. Griffing at Lomas Santa Fe Dental I had renewed faith in the dental industry. They aren't all out to rip me off. He did verify that my son did need a cavity fill and that he did need to have all four wisdoms pulled but the difference in the quotes was substantial. And by substantial I mean around $1000.00 difference. I'm not kidding. The prices are not the only reason to select Dr. Griffing as your primary dentist. His office may be small but they are efficient. I have never waited longer than 5 minutes. My son's cavity took less than half an hour from arrival to the office and out the door. He said he didn't even feel the shot they gave him to numb it. Also the staff here is very personable and I have heard them offering a payment plan for some of their patients with no interest!!! I feel very fortunate to have found this dentist office. If you are looking to switch I highly recommend Loma Santa Fe Dental!
I believe that finding a dentist or dr. you like is hard. My last dentist was awful. It was a chop shop, but you can read my other reviews. Dr. Griffing put me at ease. I got a great cleaning. I was told I did not need the thousands of dollars worth of work that the other dentist demanded I needed. He did find a problem, but it was a simple and way less expensive fix. I would recommend them. One warning, the office is very laid back. You may have to wait a little bit, but you feel like your grandpa is taking care of you. Dr. Griffing is very sweet.
Luann D Apr 01, 2015
I had a sore mouth with significant lip swelling before my appointment. Everyone was really concerned and went out of there way to make me feel better. Cole was so gentle and understanding when he cleaned my teeth. After my appointment I got a call back to follow up on my mouth problem.
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