Two Decades of Family Dentistry in San Diego

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Get to Know Our Dentists Dr. Mark Emerson, DDS

Dr. Mark Emerson earned his Doctorate of Dental Surgery from the University of Southern California about 40 years ago. He has been active in dentistry ever since, and he opened Bay View Dental in Clairemont in 2000.

Dr. Emerson is skilled in many forms of dentistry, and he is trained in straightening smiles through Invisalign treatment. He enjoys working with patients of all ages, and he is always excited to meet new patients.

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Dr. Megan Shelton earned her Doctorate of Medical Dentistry from the University of Louisville School of Dentistry in 2012. Over the last 10 years, she has proudly served as a general dentist in the U.S. Navy and in private practice both in her home state of Kentucky and here in Clairemont. 

Dr. Shelton is passionate about helping patients improve their oral health in a comfortable and educational environment. Her commitment to you is to provide just that with a touch of southern charm and hospitality. 


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We're Grateful for Our Patient Reviews "My whole family loves Bay View Dental!"


Shanae James


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First impressions are amazing. Great customer service from the ladies behind the counter. The Hygienist catered to my teeth and spoke to me about my hygiene and how to keep my teeth looking amazing. She listened to my concerns and also spoke with the Dentist ahead of time so he was prepared to have a detailed conversation with me. Both of them are amazing and loved their bed side manners. Thanks Yall, I will be coming back!

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Veronica Nelson


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My whole family loves Bay View Dental! When our kids had to accompany us, the front office staff helped keep them entertained while the hygienists and Dr. Emerson took great care of us! Eventually, we moved the kids to the practice, too, and I couldn't be happier we did. The staff is so caring and even my kid who used to be the most reluctant to go to the dentist now looks forward to seeing everyone in the office. Thanks, team!

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Creating Beautiful Smiles Each Day A Real Patient's Transformation

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Before Staining and other imperfections made this patient's teeth look worn and unhealthy.
after cosmetic dentistry
After Our customized cosmetic treatments gave her smile symmetry, a bright white color, and an overall more attractive look.

Featured Procedures

Dental Crowns

A dental crown is a cap that covers a damaged or decayed tooth. Dentists can also use crowns along with dental implants to replace teeth. At our Clairemont office, we can produce precisely crafted crowns and other restorations in a single office visit using advanced CEREC technology. 

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Dental Implants

Dental implants are titanium rods that act as prosthetic tooth roots. Once implants are placed in the jawbone, they provide outstanding support for crowns, bridges, or dentures. For most patients with missing teeth, dental implants are the best restoration option available in modern dentistry.

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Having crooked teeth may make you feel self-conscious. While traditional orthodontics like metal braces are effective at straightening teeth, they aren't subtle and can be uncomfortable. Our dentists are providers of the Invisalign system, which uses clear, removable aligners to discreetly and comfortably straighten teeth.

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If you have cosmetic issues like chipped, cracked, or stained teeth, veneers may be right for you. Veneers are ultra-thin ceramic shells that our dentists can attach to the front of teeth to conceal imperfections. They are made from durable, natural-looking materials that can be color-matched to the surrounding teeth.

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Advanced Technology Same-Day Crowns with CEREC

Our San Diego practice features the revolutionary in-office CEREC system which allows Dr. Emerson and Dr. Shelton to provide patients with durable dental crowns in just a single appointment at our Clairemont office.

After treating a weakened tooth, your dentist will take a detailed digital impression of your smile, allowing you to skip the mess of traditional impressions. With these digital impressions, they can design a dental crown that will blend seamlessly with your smile. It will be fabricated from a porcelain ceramic blank that has been selected to color-match your surrounding teeth.

Your new crown will be ready in about 20 minutes. Once your permanent custom crown has been completed, your dentist will make any adjustments to ensure you are both are happy with the fit, form, and function. They will then permanently affix your new crown to your treated tooth. You will leave your appointment free of discomfort with a newly restored smile you can be proud to share with the world.

5 Stars for Our Team "I highly recommend Bay View Dental."


Lauren C


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I've been going to Bay View Dental for 5 years. I love the staff and Dr. Emerson is wonderful! I highly recommend Bay View Dental.

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Jenny Williams


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I’ve always had a hard time with going to the dentist but the kind staff at bay view make it so much easier and pleasurable. I feel like I’m in safe hands and they do their best to keep things affordable.

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Finding Our Office

3737 Moraga Ave
Ste A108
San Diego, CA 92117

We're Ready to Meet You Book a Free Consultation at Bay View Dental

At Bay View Dental in San Diego, CA, we are invested in your success. If you are looking for dentists who will listen to you without judging, make you feel comfortable, and help you improve both the look and health of your smile, book an appointment with us today.

You can request a free initial consultation by contacting us online or by calling:

(858) 274-4400

Why Should I See a Dentist?

We understand that taking the time to visit the dentist can be inconvenient and, for many people, a cause of anxiety. However, basic at-home care is simply not enough to keep your teeth and gums as healthy as possible.

Regular appointments at our dental practice in San Diego, CA, have many benefits, including:

  • Thorough cleanings that eliminate plaque and bacteria that brushing and flossing can't alone
  • Early detection of serious conditions like gum disease or tooth infections
  • Preventive treatments that make the development of oral health issues less likely
  • Cosmetic benefits like whiter teeth and healthier-looking gums
Dr. Mark Emerson

Bay View Dental

At Bay View Dental in the Clairemont neighborhood of San Diego, CA, Mark Emerson, DDSMegan Shelton, DMD and their team provide compassionate, dedicated, patient-centric care. Dr. Emerson is an accomplished dentist affiliated with:

  • The American Dental Association
  • The California Dental Association
  • The San Diego County Dental Society

To schedule an appointment, please fill out our online form or call (858) 274-4400.

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