Two Decades of Family Dentistry in San Diego

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Welcome to Bay View Dental

Welcome to our dental practice! At Bay View Dental in San Diego, CA, Our doctors Mark Emerson, DDS and Megan Shelton, DMD and our dental team provide a wide variety of treatments to help you achieve a confident smile and excellent oral health. Over the last 20 years, we have maintained a commitment to patient-focused, respectful, and advanced dental care.

We treat patients of all ages, and we are happy to care for whole families during a single appointment. Conveniently located in Clairemont, CA, we serve Pacific Beach, La Jolla, and communities throughout San Diego County. If you are looking for an experienced family dentist delivering treatment with a personal touch, we encourage you to contact us today.

5-Star Patient Reviews "Top notch service!"


Stacey Ross


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Many dental issues over the years. Anxious when I walk into a dental office. Dr Emerson and his staff are kind, professional and patient. I feel comfortable that recommendations are honest and in my best interest. Treatments have been comfortable and stress free. Top notch service! Thank you!

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Nicole Coghlan


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It was an absolute pleasure going to this dental office this morning- i don’t think I’ve ever said that about a dentist visit. Everyone was SO kind and friendly, cleaning was gentle & thorough, Dr. Emerson gave understandable explanations & explained the reasoning for his recommendations, and they clearly outlined pricing for recommended future procedures. All in all great!

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Meet 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 loves being a dentist. He takes pride in caring for the oral health of his valued patients, and he is happy to be part of a practice that is full of laughter, friendliness, and excellence. He enjoys forming relationships with patients of all ages, and he is always excited to meet new patients.

Professionally, Dr. Emerson is skilled in many forms of dentistry, and he is trained in straightening smiles through Invisalign® treatment. If Dr. Emerson sounds like the kind of dentist you've been looking for, we invite you to contact our practice today.

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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 United States Navy and in private practice both in her home state of Kentucky and San Diego. 

When People ask what she enjoys about being a dentist, she explains that she loves the joy that is shared when her patients look in the mirror at a beautiful and confident smile. She 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. She promises to always treat you the way she would want to be treated. 

Professionally, Dr. Megan Shelton is skilled in many forms of dentistry and is trained in straightening smiles through Invisalign® treatment. If Dr. Megan Shelton sounds like the kind of dentist you've been looking for, we invite you to contact our practice today

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Real Testimonials


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! My husband and I became patients when we moved back to San Diego because of recommendations from my parents and sister. We felt so welcome from the first visit! 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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Before & After

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Before Staining and other imperfections made this patient's teeth look unhealthy and unattractive.
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After Dr. Emerson's 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 often place crowns after root canal treatment. Dentists also use crowns as part of implant dentistry to restore missing teeth. At our Clairemont office, we 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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Crooked teeth make many adults and teens feel self-conscious. While traditional orthodontics like metal braces are effective at straightening teeth, they can be unsightly and uncomfortable. Our doctor is a provider of the Invisalign system, which uses clear, removable aligners to discreetly and comfortably straighten teeth.

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If your smile is affected by surface-level cosmetic issues like chipped, cracked, or stained teeth, veneers may be right for you. Veneers are ultra-thin ceramic shells that our dentist 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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Schedule a Visit to Bay View Dental Today!

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

You can schedule a free initial consultation by filling out our online form or by calling:

(858) 274-4400

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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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Advanced Technology Same-Day Crowns with CEREC

A tooth that has been compromised due to physical trauma or dental decay can cause a host of painful issues that can impact nearly every aspect of your daily life. Simple tasks such as chewing and speaking clearly can become increasingly difficult if the issue is not addressed in a timely manner. Fortunately, at Bay View Dental in Clairemont, our office features the revolutionary in-office CEREC system which allows Dr. Emerson to provide patients with a durable dental crown in just a single appointment.

After treating a weakened tooth, Dr. Emerson will take a detailed digital impression of your smile, allowing you to skip the mess of traditional impressions. With these digital impressions, he can design a life-like dental crown that will fit perfectly with your smile. Once he is happy with the design, Dr. Emerson will fabricate your new crown 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, Dr. Emerson will make any adjustments to ensure you are both are happy with the fit, form, and function. Our doctor 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.

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 or even fear. However, basic at-home care is simply not enough to keep your teeth and gums as healthy as possible.

The American Dental Association recommends seeing a dentist and undergoing regular checkups as often as the dentist recommends. Regular appointments at our dental practice in San Diego have many benefits, including:

  • Thorough cleanings that eliminate plaque and bacteria that brushing and flossing can't remove
  • Early detection of potentially dangerous 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

If you are missing out on the advantages of modern dentistry because of dental anxiety, you should seek a practice that treats patients with understanding, compassion, and respect. Our doctors and their team have calm and friendly dispositions that put both adults and children at ease. If that kind of care is something you are ready to experience, schedule a free consultation with our team today.

Dentistry for All Ages

At our dental practice in Clairemont, serving Pacific Beach and surrounding communities, we provide dental care to toddlers, children, teens, adults, and seniors. We encourage parents to schedule appointments for themselves and their children at the same time. Bringing your child to an all-ages dentist has multiple benefits. Besides the obvious advantage of receiving necessary dental attention, children who become comfortable visiting the dentist are less likely to experience dentistry-related anxiety later in life, and seeing a dentist who cares for all ages can provide decades-long continuity of care for young patients.

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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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3737 Moraga Ave
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San Diego, CA 92117

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