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New Patient Special: FREE Initial Exam & X-Rays

Our dental practice is proud to provide Carmel Valley & the surrounding areas with General & Cosmetic Dentistry services.

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Welcome To Schaffer Dental Excellence!



At Schaffer Dental Excellence in Carmel Valley, we’re proud to be the only dental practice that provides green dentistry in all Southern California! Dr. Schaffer is leading San Diego as the first GREEN dentist and contributing to make an impact on the carbon footprint of our planet. It turns out that many of the innovations on the leading edge of dental technology are also better for our patients and the planet.

Meet Our Doctor



Dr. Schaffer began his academic work at East Carolina University where he received a Bachelor of Science degree with honors. He was then commissioned as a Naval Officer, and went on to earn his degree in Dentistry, DDS at New York University. Upon graduating NYU he was promoted as a Lieutenant in the US Navy. His post-doctoral work included a one-year residency in advanced education in general dentistry at the Marine Corps base at Camp Lejeune. Dr. Schaffer had a variety of experiences as the Senior Dental Officer, including deploying with the Marines to Afghanistan during Operation Enduring Freedom. While in Afghanistan, Dr. Schaffer supported combat readiness and humanitarian missions for the 22nd MEU, Marine Expeditionary Unit. He then worked as a general dentist at MCRD, Marine Corps Recruit Depot, San Diego providing dental treatment to active duty Marines, Sailors and Marine recruits. He is a member of several professional and academic societies/organizations including ADA, California Dental Society, San Diego County Dental Society, and Seattle Study Club. Dr. Schaffer has taken extensive continuing education courses including, Invisalign, Six Month Smiles, Lumineers, Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry.

After six years of being a partner in a highly successful private practice in Wilmington NC, Dr. Schaffer and his family realized how much they missed living in San Diego! They are very excited to return & call San Diego home again!!

Our Services


General & Cosmetic Dentistry

  • Dental Exams
  • Tooth-Colored Fillings
  • Clear Orthodontics
  • Sleep Apnea Therapy
  • Intra-Oral Cameras
  • Periodontal Laser Therapy
  • Snoring & Sleep Apnea Solutions

Digital Dentistry

  • Dental Implants
  • Veneers
  • Teeth Whitening
  • Oral Surgery
  • Sedation Dentistry
  • 3D Dental Imaging



Karine M

I had a great experience. I went initially for a dental cleaning. The dentist determined I needed a crown for one my teeth. I was initially confused about the procedure, but the front desk took the time to call me back the day after to clarify and answer the additional questions I had. Thanks again to the team!

Dorothy W

We have been patients of Dr Schaffer since he opened his practice here. We are very happy with Dr. Schaffer and with the practice. Dr. Schaffer is an excellent dentist, and he has a sense of humor. The hygienists are all highly trained and highly skilled. The support staff is, well, supportive. And highly competent. Everyone in this practice does their very best for you.

Hanna D

I got a cleaning and found that an old filling was cracking. The dentistry team at the Scaffer office fixed my cracked filled on the spot, so I did not have to schedule another appointment.

Sharon G

Monica is thorough and professional. She is always pleasant and upbeat!

New Patient Special


FREE Initial Exam & X-Rays

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