Our office was designed with the most important factor in mind… You!

We Are A Green Dental Practice!

Dr. Robert Schaffer of Carmel Valley is the first and only dentist in San Diego county who is licensed as a green dentist!! 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 the many of the innovations on the leading edge of dental technology are also better for our patients and the planet. High-tech innovations are key in helping waste reduction and resource conservation. We offer technology for early diagnosis, preventive therapies and education to serve the needs of a wellness lifestyle to each of our patients committed to maintain long-term wellness and seeking to avoid invasive or expensive procedures.

Green dentistry is a high-tech approach that reduces the environmental impact of dental practices and encompasses a service model for dentistry that supports and maintains wellness.

Green dentistry meets the needs of millions of wellness lifestyle patients, and helps dental professionals protect planetary and community health, as well as the financial health of their practices.

Together, green dental practices, green dental patients and companies offering green dental products are transforming the dental industry through adoption of the EDA’s green dentistry model.

Benefits of having a GREEN dentist:

  • BPA free products/BIS GMA free
  • Mercury free practice
  • In office water filtrate system and water conservation
  • Energy LED efficient lighting and equipment
  • Hi-tech practice with digital charting, billing, marketing and impressions
  • CEREC same day crowns
  • Laser Hygiene technology
  • Recycled products used and we recycle products
  • Low toxic cleaners
  • Purchase products from suppliers with green philosophy
  • Reduction of waste and pollution

To inquire about specific requirements to becoming a green dentist and the amazing benefits for our patients, please view ecodentistry.org.

Please contact us for more information or questions

Providing San Diego Cosmetic Dentistry in Carmel Valley

Schaffer Dental Excellence

12750 Carmel Country Road, Suite 205
San Diego, CA 92130 (Click for door to door driving directions)

(858) 481-1148

Office Hours

  • Monday: 7:00 AM – 4:00 PM
  • Tuesday: 7:00 AM – 4:00 PM
  • Wednesday: 7:00 AM – 4:00 PM
  • Thursday: 7:00 AM – 4:00 PM
  • Friday: By Appt. Only
  • Saturday: Closed
  • Sunday: Closed



We know you have many choices when choosing a Dentist in San Diego, CA so we have made requesting an appointment a simple process via our Web site. If, for any reason you cannot keep a scheduled appointment, or will be delayed, please call us as soon as possible.

Insurance and Billing

We accept all PPO (preferred provider organization) insurance carriers. Call us for details or contact your PPO network.

Payment Options

We accept checks, cash or credit cards. We also offer a flexible payment plan. Please see our Financial Coordinator for details. We are happy to file insurance for your reimbursement as long as you are free to choose your own dentist.

Financing Options

Care Credit CareCredit is here to help you pay for treatments and procedures your insurance doesn’t cover. We offer No Interest* financing or low minimum monthly payment options so you can get what you want, when you want it. You can even use CareCredit for your family and favorite pet.

With three simple steps, including an instant approval process, it’s easy to apply for CareCredit. After you’re approved, you’re free to use CareCredit for the services you choose including LASIK, veterinary, dentistry, cosmetic, hearing aids and more.

CareCredit is endorsed by some of the most credible organizations specific to each healthcare profession we support. And CareCredit is a GE Money Company, so you know you can count on us. For over 20 years, we’ve been helping over five million cardholders get the healthcare treatments they want and need.

Now you don’t have to worry about saving up for the procedures you want and need. With CareCredit, the decision’s in your hands to get what you want, when you want it. For more information or to apply online, visit carecredit.com

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