Trusted, Caring & Affordable Dental Care

Penrod Dental Care specializes in combining personalized care, professional service, and advanced technology to provide our patients with the best dental experience available.

Affordable Care

We accept most insurance plans and work hard to maximize your insurance benefits! No insurance? We offer an individual monthly payment plan to help you get the smile you want at a cost that works for you.

Trusted Advice

Years of experience and continuing education help Dr. Penrod and his staff provide state-of-the-art procedures and comfort. Most importantly, we listen to you and explain all your options before proceeding with any treatment.

Convenient Hours

We know that you can’t always make it in to see the dentist from 9-5, so we’re open from 7 to 7 most weekdays so you can come in before or after work and school. We even have Saturday appointments available!

Your Family Dentist

Penrod Dental Care provides comprehensive dentistry for your whole family—from complex cosmetic cases to routine dental needs like checkups, cleanings, preventative care, fillings and crowns.

Convenience, Comfort, and Exceptional Care

Penrod Dental Care’s mission is to provide every patient with the highest quality, most convenient, and most affordable dentistry possible. Our Rancho Santa Margarita dental office provides general and cosmetic dentistry so we can meet your whole family’s needs. We take the time to get to know each of our patients personally and listen to their desires and concerns in order to help them maintain a healthy and beautiful smile. At Penrod Dental Care we use the best combination of preventative care, diagnostic tools, tooth-colored fillings, and restorative techniques to ensure optimum dental health, so you can expect the most advanced dental technology, equipment, and procedures for high-quality, long-lasting dentistry. In addition, your comfort is our top priority at Penrod Dental Care so we will do whatever it takes to ensure your complete comfort and satisfaction.

Meet Dr. Carey L. Penrod, DDS

Dr. Penrod is a careful listener and always takes time to explain in detail what treatment would be best for your particular needs before proceeding.  Known for his wonderfully relaxed manner and superior skills, he earned his DDS from the UCLA School of Dentistry, where he graduated cum laude. He is continually educating himself and his staff in the latest techniques, technology, and approaches to provide you and your family with the most advanced & personalized dental care. More »

See what our patients have to say!

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Shirley M.'s Review Shirley M.
5 Stars

Thank you for helping me achieve the dental work I require within the time frame I need to accomplish my dental needs. Looking forward to continuing my...

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Ciara A.'s Review Ciara A.
5 Stars

Best dentist I've ever been too. Ive been going here for about a year now and they never have me waiting. All of the staff is amazing and so so nice. I used...

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Valerie S.'s Review Valerie S.
5 Stars

This was my first visit at Dr. Penrod's center. I had to have a good deal of work done. They all were professional and pleasant. In addition to this, I had...

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4.9 out of 5 stars

John Bebek
John Bebek

5 out of 5 stars

posted 5 days ago

I recently had an old root canal from some years ago redone by Dr. Merchant. She painstakingly worked on my molar a few times to clean out debris left behind by my old dentist. The goal is to save the tooth from having to be removed. Even though there is no guarantee it will work I feel there is no other dentist that would have put the effort in to give it a chance. I cannot express my appreciation enough to Dr. Merchant for her determination and professionalism.

Jim Russell
Jim Russell

5 out of 5 stars

posted 2 weeks ago

Great staff and very professional. Explained everything in simple terms and I didn't feel pressured.

Andrew McCarthy
Andrew McCarthy

5 out of 5 stars

posted 9 months ago

I was very impressed! I'm a medical device engineer myself and haven't seen this type of advanced technology completely integrated under one roof. I not only had X-Ray's and a full panoramic scan of my entire mouth but during my operation an imaging system used multiple images of my teeth to form a complete 3D rendering. It was very reassuring to see it done correctly without possible human error.

The staff was very helpful in understanding my needs as well and put together a long term plan to best utilize my insurance.

I highly recommend this talented and advanced group of dentists. Thanks again!


Enjoy our Convenient Hours

We understand that seeing the dentist isn’t always something you can schedule during Monday-Friday’s 9-5 hours. That’s why Penrod Dental Care offers extended weekday and Saturday hours to fit your schedule.

Monday 7 AM to 7 PM
Tuesday 7 AM to 7 PM
Wednesday 7 AM to 7 PM
Thursday 7 AM to 7 PM
Friday 7 AM to 4 PM
Saturday 8 AM to 2 PM
Sunday Closed

Request an Appointment Today! Call  (949) 459-0399