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***** Stanley Schaeffer, DDS Inc. is rated 5.0 out of 5 stars, based on 113 reviews!

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    I want to thank doctor Schaeffer for taking great care of me and my teeth. He is the best doctor that I have ever been to and would highly recommend him.

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    I love Dr. Schaeffer - his kind, gentle, straightforward approach is like a breath of fresh air... his entire professional staff is also friendly and efficient. I've seen Dr. Schaeffer for a few years and highly recommend family and friends.

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    This is Alejandro Ramirez-George, aka (Alex Ramirez). I'm writing a review on my experience at Dr. S office. After going there my whole child hood, Dr. S and his staff haven't changed. He still practices what he does very professionally and hes very gentle doing so. He honestly cares about his patients more than anything. I remember in my teen years he would always call and call for me to go in and get my fills I really didnt want to because I was just scared of dentist practices over all. Now me being 22 not to long ago about 2 weeks ago my wisdom tooth was hurting bad but the pain was going on for months. Then finally I budged to go see Dr. S after 4 years. After waking up that morning, I immediately got to schedule a appointment the same day. And it turned out my cavity in my wisdom tooth which was just a giant hole that was hitting my nerve. Without hesitation Dr. S told me, "We are going to pull you tooth out so you can sleep tonight", and me with a sigh if relief. Dr. S Immediately proceeded and it took him about 20-30 minutes to remove but not only that cut the tooth in half then remove. I'm so thankful he cared enough to even do it the same day without hesitation and after the whole procedure he offered me a ride home along with my gf, because he was concerned about my well being and safety but that's just half of my review. With my luck like a week after I ended up in a bike accident which crack my front tooth in half and broke tooth "number 7" as Dr. S says but the tooth next to my front teeth. Anyways I got a appointment scheduled the next day and as I'm waiting in the waiting room the wonderful receptionist Leticia called Dr. S because he was out of town coming back and literally hes on his way back from the airport, then I wait about 15 min and Dr. S comes from the back door and I kid you not as soon as he came in he wasnt even in uniform and he was already asking the other dentist for the tools he needs. He fixed my teeth temporary but he filled the cracks and he said "were going to fix them today so you can smile". But I do have to get root canals which I got one down which was actually done today. Thanks to Dr. Schaeffer I can smile again and I'm pain free from my other tooth. Referring people to Dr. S isnt just a referral it's a golden ticket for the best dentist in town and I'm sure he would rank 1 in all of San Diego. Don't hesitate hes caring and really means good to everyone and the community and if you are scared of dentist. Dr. S is the man to go to because hes not just a denist he just becomes apart of the family. Keep it up Dr. S!

    Kind Reguards, Alejandro & Mae

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    Outstanding dental work at old school prices. Dr. Schaeffer is highly
    skilled, as is his hygienist, Leticia. I am 87 years old and have had
    dental work all my life and in many locations. Three years ago I visited
    Dr.Schaeffer for the first time. I rate him among the most caring and
    knowledgeable as I have ever had. He made a partial plate for me that
    fits better than any I have ever had. Old fashioned caring with modern
    skill and technology. He is my dentist from now on.

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    I came to Dr. Schaeffer's office because the previous dentist that I was seeing diagnosed me for a root canal and crown without any real good explanation or showing me using my Xrays what was going on. I needed a second opinion. When I got to the address I was pleasantly surprised by the quaint but very cozy office. The staff was kind and I got the feeling that I was walking into a home rather than a dentist office --which was a nice change. With so many new dentist offices popping up everywhere, I was used to seeing modern offices -that though were brand new looking, seriously lacked good customer service and personal attention to each patient as a whole person. When I met Dr. Schaeffer, I immediately got a warm feeling and sense that he had many years of experience which I found to be true. He was very attentive as I explained to him my situation, and he took the time to really listen to me. I can't remember the last time a dentist really listened to me, and took the time to hear my concerns. Most spend 2 seconds with me then rush out the door like they have a bus to catch. When it comes to my teeth, I don't trust anyone that will not take the time to talk to me about what is being done and options or alternatives that are available. Dr. Shaeffer was very easy to talk to and he offered me an alternative to my previous diagnosis. Prior to my filling, he took the time to make my numbing shot less painful, and it's those little things that really do make the difference. Overall, I am glad to be able to find a very knowledgeable and experienced dentist that I can go back to and who really tries to make the dentist visit more comfortable than scary.

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    Happy New Year 2019 to the Best Ever!

    Dr. Schaeffer is Excellent VERY professional along with his lovely staff,
    they've always taken care of me and my family with the best care possible.

    Thank you Dr. Schaeffer and Staff.

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    hands down one of the best Dentists yet. One of my biggest fears are dentist due past dental experiences associated with pain. Dr Schaeffer is the first dentist that I have felt NO PAIN with he is absolutely AMAZING! gentle and extremely passionate about what he does! Dr Schaffer and his staff Greet with respect, dignity and a deep desire to provide the best possible care for his patients. I highly recommend Dr. Schaeffer for a great dental experience...

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    I've seen Dr. Schaeffer twice. On both occasions, I was seen promptly, without undue waiting. The staff was very professional and courtesy. Dr. Schaeffer was warm, friendly and helpful. (Thankfully, no work was needed on my teeth.) I found the overall experience to be pleasant and professional. I would certainly continue to see Dr. Schaeffer for my dentistry needs.

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    My very wonderful boyfriend went to have his teeth cleaned and a cavity filled. Dr Shaffer handled the job with precision and expertise. After being treated like royalty I decided to schedule myself an appoint as well. I will definitely be referring my friends and family to dr schaeffer.

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    Dr. Schaeffer is WONDERFUL!!!
    My mom was suffering from severe pain and she needed to see a dentist right away. I was so lucky to find Dr. Schaeffer who was able to see my mom the next day. Dr. Schaeffer is very caring and experienced, he explained the problem to us very carefully and suggested treatment plan. The dental hygienist did a great job, and Dr. Schaeffer performed extraction for my mom. He is so skillful that the extraction was done in no more than two minutes. We are so happy with the experience and we are blessed to find such an excellent dentist!

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    I recently changed insurance companies and had to find a new dentist. I read the reviews and decided to try Dr. Schaeffer. I found him to be personable, kind, and gentle. The office staff is friendly, warm, and welcoming. Teeth cleaning was thorough and the dental hygienist was professional and friendly. The x-ray technician was the best I've ever had. I've never had x-rays taken without the material irritating my throat. I couldn't believe how good she was! Going to the dentist has never been pleasant for me but this time I was comfortable and treated well.

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    My first time going was in 2017 ,, very friendly staff and Dr Schaeffer is a very sweet man .. I like that he explains everything to you,, they make you feel comfortable like you've known them for years. I highly recommend Dr Schaeffer

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    The hygienist Leticia did an amazing cleaning with no pain.
    Dr. Schaeffer's office is comfortable, great music, clean, orderly, easy parking. The girls in the office are friendly, easy to work with.
    Dr. Schaefer is prompt, courteous, and has a great personality with just the right amount of conversation. My fillings were painless, quick and I was in and out within the hour.
    I am so grateful I was able to get my cleaning and fillings done so quickly. What a great group at Dr. Schaeffer's!

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    I've had a decent experience here even though my relationships with dentists tend to end badly. But at least he's a human being. Other dentists I've known are very poor at accepting the slightest criticism. Believe it or not, I once walked out on a dentist for flossing my teeth roughly. LOL.

    Most recently I had a couple of crowns placed by Stan.The procedure was a bit dicey because I waited so long. But he managed, after a couple of fits and starts, to get them in place and comfortable. So no major complaints. And like I said, that's saying something coming from me.

    Unfortunately, Stan's getting long in the tooth. Please join me in wishing him a full recovery from his heart surgery scheduled in June 2018.

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    Dr. Schaeffer and his staff are really solid in my book. Never had any problems going on +3 years and they've always taken care of me with the best care possible. Thanks.

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    I had a most wonderful visit to Dr. Schafer's office. He was very pleasant and his staff really took care of me. He did a great job during the procedure. I would recommend Stanley Schafer DDS if you're looking for a local dentist!

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    Best Dentist Ever, had the best experience with this dentist.He is amazing and loves to talk about Art.

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    This place is the most reliable fast pase dentist I have ever been too. They make sure you don't feel any pain when they give you numb shot and all my other dentists before would never do it correctly, it was always pain full. Dr. Stanley is a great Doctor. Everyone there is really kind. When you walk in the door before you check in they welcome you so kindly at the front desk. This is the place to get your teeth cleaned and fixed. Totally recommend you come here.

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    My four-year-old son and I just became a patient of Dr. Schaeffer's. He is such a nice, warm, friendly man. We have been in Escondido for a year and a half and we finally have a dentist that we actually enjoy visiting. His hygienist Leticia does an excellent job at keeping our teeth clean and shiny. Thank you to all of the staff at Dr. Schaeffer's office!

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    Dr schaeffer is the absolute best! Very gentle in my mouth! I am very picky but have complete confidence in this guy!!!

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    Second time coming here. Very happy with the results! Very attentive staff. Stanley and his staff are really nice and courteous. I have always gone to other places where they've tried to con you of your money so it's really nice that Stanley makes sure you're comfortable and does everything he can to accommodate you!! Definitely coming here for as long as I can before I move out of state!!

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    Very pleased with my visit today. Everyone in the office were very friendly. I was greeted as I entered the office, then was taken back immediately to get my teeth cleaned. The hygienist did an excellent job cleaning my teeth. Dr. Schaeffer was very nice, we have found our new dentist. Another positive to this office is that they don't try to sell you things you don't need. My son had been told by another dentist that he had several cavities and after seeing dr. Schaeffer he was told he only had one cavity. Dr. Schaeffer is an honest dentist which I appreciate.

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    Dr. Schaeffer! Best dentist ever!!! Friendly helpful staff. Makes you feel like your family. The office is very cozy and homey. Highly recommend!

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    Dr. Schaeffer and his entire staff are professional, honest & personable. I highly recommend this dental office!

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    Really good Doctor.I had couple problems and no one want to help me,and Dr. Stanley fix it and save me a lot of money.
    I went to his office 4 time and now he is my family dentist.
    Feels like family,staff is really nice.Just love it.

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    I'm a new patient who went to Dr. Schaeffer with a toothache. He took care of it immediately. I followed up with him for a cleaning and then for another filling. He works fast and efficiently, with no pain. He continuously checked with me throughout the procedure to make sure I was doing okay and had no discomfort. His cost for my work was very reasonable, and he always let me know up front what the expense would be. His staff is friendly and accommodating. Everybody and everything was very professional. I never had to wait at the office either. The Dr. was right on time. Dr. Schaeffer will continue to be my dentist. I have a bit of a dental work phobia, but not here. Finally, I can feel comfortable and confident. Highly recommend him!!!

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    Had dental work, porcelain crown years ago and it's such great work! So much so, am happy to have follow up appointment . Dr Schaeffer is a total Pro! Dr Schaeffer earns new patient and is trust worthy.

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    Dr Schaeffer dental hygienist is great to my son Allan, with special needs.

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    This is the best office you can go to. I have known Dr. For many years. I would highly recommend that you or any family members go there. His staff is very professional and they have the best technology. I am lucky to know this office and the doctor.

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    The best I have been to since I was 2 yrs old...

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    Dr Schaefer, is great dentist, been going there since I was 9 years old and now she m 44 years old, never had a problem with him.

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    Dr. Schaeffer and his office are the absolute best! I've been a patient for over 10 years and I've always received excellent services. Dr. Schaeffer makes sure the patient is well during the procedures and answers all questions with professionalism, honesty, and kindness. His staff is amazing as well by ensuring the patient is taken care of. I've tried other dentists but none measure to the level of service that Dr. Schaeffer and his office deliver. Definitely recommend Dr. Schaeffer and his wonderful office!

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    I've been going to dr. Schaeffer since the early 90s. If you're looking for a dentist that cares about your teeth and you personally I highly recommend him. His staff is amazing too.

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    Dr. Schaeffer is a wonderful dentist at the head of an extremely talented team. I saw Dr. Schaeffer to have some cavities filled, a tooth extracted, and a routine cleaning. At each visit the staff was friendly and professional. Wait times were not long and they remembered me by name at each of my visits. The dental work itself was quick and deftly done. Dr. Schaeffer is well-practiced, listens to his patients and does his job with the utmost care. The nursing and support staff were exceptional as well.

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    By far the best! Absolutely recommend him!!

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    Best Spot to go for a clean up, filling and everything else. Nice staff and the Dentists are really easy to talk to. I would recommend this place to anyone

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    Excellent experience.....very profesional....wonderful staff.....THANX!!!

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    This was the best dentist office visit I have ever had. Dr. Schafer is quick, friendly and experienced, making me feel comfortable and safe. I recommend him to anyone. His dental assistant was also caring and professional.

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    I was referred to Dr. Schaeffer by my co-worker about a year ago. My co-worker and their family have been seeing Dr. S for years and told me how happy they were with him. I couldn't be happier with my overall experience at this office. The entire staff is professional and warm. I'm seen right away every visit. Although the interior is not as modern as most dental offices, I enjoy the cozy and homely feeling there. I will continue to recommend my friends and family

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    Dr. Schaeffer and his team are fast painless, friendly, and professional. Verry honest about pricing and will tell you exactly what medical covers. No sneaky bills are to be found in the mail. Scheduling is very easy and they got me takin care of right away.

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    Magic hands. This man has such a gentle touch and warm hands you don't mind his attention. In private practice 40 years since retiring from the Navy. I recommend Dr. Schaeffer to everyone.

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    This is the best dentist I have ever had. I have always hated dentists up until now. Shaeffer and his staff and so gentle. And all very patient. I recommend him to everyone. Dr shaeffer is so caring and and generous

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    I've been going to Dr Schaeffer for 30 plus years. He's amazing, nice, kind, trusting, and does a fantastic job. Great with children too.

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    We appreciate all of your hard work and dedication in taking care of at risk youth's dental needs. Thank you!

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    Very gentle hygienist, great office, and I enjoy coming her for my appointments.

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    They treat me very kindly and with respect. Very comfortable office, and staff is great.

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    Dr. Schaeffer and office personnel are great! Thank you!

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    They always take good care of me here at Dr. Schaeffer's office, thanks!

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    Great with kids and fast for their short attention span :)

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    What a wonderful visit I had, everyone was so kind. This is the best dentist I have ever been to. I had no pain and he was very soothing and understaning of my fears.

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    I loved the mini neck and face massage. Staff is friendly and music is awesome. So much better than other offices.

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    Long time patient. Dr. Schaeffer is the best. His staff is also excellent.

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    I especially like the improvements in the application of the local anesthesia. For the most part, I didn't even feel the initial pinch of it going in. I also think Dr. Schaeffer and his entire staff conduct themselves very professionally.

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    I enjoyed the treatment, it was not that bad. The atmosphere and positive experience was enjoyable. Dr. Schaeffer made me feel relaxed and comfortable.

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    Staff is efficient and friendly, thank you for a pleasant experience.

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    Dr. Schaeffer has a charming manner, provides full info regarding what has to be done, then does it with no pain and minimum discomfort. He is considerate of his patient's needs and lifestyle. The staff is friendly, lovely, and apparently quite efficient.

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    Me gusta que me siento muy segura la amabilidad y me siento confidada en aser preguntas o comentarios.

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    WOW! I had a great visit! So fast and easy. Thanks.

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    Thanks for the professional cleaning and painless experience!

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    I have been a patient of Dr. Schaeffer for over 35 years. The Dr. and staff have been excellent. He is a true professional!

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    Great office always greeted by someone with a friendly smile. That is always nice.

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    Dr. Schaeffer is an excellent Dentist. This Dentist has been my only dentist he has been my dentist for my entire life.

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    I have taken my children and myself to Dr. Schaeffer and I have no complaints about his service, or his work. I would like to add that he does need to add more support to his staff, but he is a great dentist. My son had a flipper installed after a skating accident, and he handled my child with care.

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    Treatment of gums and gingivitis. Excellent job using new forms of treatment. Excellent!

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    I get everything done with Dr. Shaeffer. I had some cavities taken care of, a root canal, and a retainer made. He really knows his stuff. I wish there were more dentists like him. He will personally call you to make sure that you are doing okay after you have a procedure done. He really cares about all his patients. He also donates his services for the homeless. How many dentists do that?

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    Great office. They always greet me by my name with a friendly smile on their face. I always feel so relax when I go to Dr. Schaeffer's dental office. Highly recommendable.

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    Dr. Schaeffer is an excellent dentist. He has been my dentist my whole entire life. And I would not switch over to another dentist elsewhere. This guy is the best one around.

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    Really good Doctor.I had couple problems and no one want to help me,and Dr. Stanley fix it and save me a lot of money. This is the place to go.

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    "I went to his office 4 time and now he is my family dentist.

    Feels like family,staff is really nice.Just love it."

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    Dr. Schaeffer is an excellent Dentist. He has been my dentist for 27 years and counting! I will continue bringing my family here for all dental concerns.

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    Dr Schaeffer is the best Dentist!!!!He rocks!!! He is super nice and friendly. Thank you doc!!

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    I have been going to Dr..Schaeffer for the last 2 years. I am deathly afraid of going to dentists had so many issues in the past, but once I stepped into Dr..Schaeffer's office. Everyone made me feel so welcome and comfortable. He listened to me while I explained my fears, and gave me a great pep talk. I believe his words were something like "You need to stop being afraid and do it". I sat in the chair figuring out ways to get out of there but he held me to my word, and he has a way of giving an injection that is painless, I didn't feel anything, and he is even better at extractions would recommend him to anyone. My sister is the one who told me about him, and I am happy that I listened to her. Excellent dentist.

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    I had an excellent experience with the hygienist. She was so comforting, and actually was rubbing my arm and talking to me as I was going through my 5 minute drama. She was very gentle with my teeth, and I felt like they were very clean after she did her magic.

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    Dr. Schaeffer gives absolutely painless injections. I am very happy with his treatment of my wife & myself. He has done crowns, root canals & filings for us over the years. He is available when needed for emergencies. His fees are very reasonable. I have and will continue to recommend him highly to my friends.

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    Our daughter needed a couple of small cavities filled for the first time and we took her to Dr. Schaeffer. What a great decision that was on our part! First of all, she got her appointment within a few days, and then when we showed up, there was literally only 4 minutes of waiting time which was very impressive, since it's so annoying to wait in a doctor's office for too long. Then, he and his staff were very nice and gentle with her, so that she was as comfortable as possible under the circumstances. Highly recommend!

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    Dr. Schaefer is an excellent dentist. In all the years I have been coming to him he and his staff have given me excellent care. He has reasonable prices and has been extremely flexible in working with me when my insurance did not cover certain procedures. I think he is such a good dentist that my mother is now a regular patient of his since she moved to California three years ago. I would recommend Dr. Schaffer to any one that is looking for a good dentist in the Escondido area.

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    The hygienist at the office is very friendly, professional and does a wonderful job. She makes you feel right at home.

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    Both our girls had their teeth cleaned by the hygienist and were happy with her and the manner the cleaning was done. Again - highly recommend!

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    They have been so nice since the first day that I started coming I am so glad that I found such a nice place like this for all my dental needs.

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    Dr. Schaeffer is very thorough and pays attention to the little details. I got my dentures here and he did a very good job on making sure that they fit . I now got my dentures and they are perfect nice and fit.

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    This is the best dental office we have ever been too. I am 71 and my husband is 73 who needs a lot of work done. The doctor has been gracious enough to work with his medical insurance. All of the staff here is kind, professional, gentle and kind. The office is immaculate I really like the peaceful fish tank. Keep up the good work team.

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    The doctor was very through and pays attention to every little detail. I have gotten dentures at other places before but these actually fit perfectly.

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    This is the best dentist office I have ever been to. My husband and I both come here and since we are both getting older we need a lot of work done. All the staff here is wonderful, gentle, kind, patient, professional and very nice to be around with. The office is immaculate and the bonus is the peaceful fish tank in the waiting room. I hope he does not retire any time soon, keep up the good work.

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    I have been bringing my daughter to this dentist for about 7 years they are very professional and friendly . I am very happy with the doctor and his whole office. Every one was very nice and they make you feel at ease I would tell everyone to come here.

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    The staff is warm and very friendly when you enter the office. They are very efficient and have made my Mother's visits a very pleasant experience.

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    Theresa was very thorough and gentle with my Mother. She even sang to her as she was cleaning her teeth, probably to soothe her. It worked quite well! She cleaned her teeth quickly but efficiently. I am very pleased with her "chair-side" manner!

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    Dr. Schaeffer is the best choice He is very professional, thorough, and explained everything in a way that was easy to understand.

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    I was extremely impressed from start to finish, and am still to this day. His staff compliments his practice very nicely and I have been so pleased.

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    Wow, this dentist has made me feel so special by going above and beyond any expectations, and in such a professional manner.

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    The office has always been very clean and presentable. I was extremely impressed with the care and I was explained everything as she went along.

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    My 4th appointment, and I have found a gem. This is a good man! His staff is Patricia, Veronica, Priscilla, and Irene: all good. I have had an exam, a cleaning, fillings, and an extraction. He is quick and personable. He is reasonable, and will work within my small budget. I overheard him talking to the child in the next room, telling her that he couldn't believe how much she had grown over the summer - trying to make her more comfortable. The office is clean. I never get lucky with dentists, have had some of the worst money-grubbing incompetents possible, but I finally got lucky with Dr. Schaeffer!

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    His staff compliments his practice very nicely and I have been so pleased. It wasn't until my last visit that I realized how great this denist really is. That tooth extraction I mentioned in the beginning that Medi-Cal pays for, I had done. Well, I ended up getting dry socket because I didn't do my part. Not only is he fixing the problem I caused at no cost, but is also meeting w/me on a Sunday to treat me (due to a long holiday weekend). All, and no pay.

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    I had an emergency and NEEDED to see a dentist to get a root canal. I called Gentle Dental and they could only get me in next wednesday. I decided I would still look around and came across Dr. Schaeffer. I called and the lady who answered the phone got me in within the next 30 minutes. The place looked clean and I trusted this dentist because he seemed like he had been doing this for a very long time. His office staff were all very friendly and comforting. He completed my root canal within 30 minutes. That is unheard of. The price was very reasonable and we made the next apt. and I was out the door. I really actually (surprisingly enough) enjoyed my time there. He was friendly and very organized. He was patient and very gentle with all of my needs and curiosity. He explained everything he was doing and thanked me for choosing him and trusting him. He was definitely skilled and very fast! He does things kinda of an old school way, but I wouldnt change a thing. I HIGHLY recommend this dentist!

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    I just started going to Dr. Schaeffer and I won't go to anyone else. My last few experiences with dentists have made me fearful, but not anymore. I needed a filling and was of course afraid of the needle, but Dr. Schaeffer was amazing, I didn't feel an ounce of pain. Dr. Schaeffer was quick & efficient, I was out of there in just over a half hour. I highly recommend Dr. Schaeffer to anyone and everyone.

    2/8/17 UPDATE
    My husband finally buckled down and went to Dr. Schaeffer after not going to a dentist for over 20 years. He needed a lot of work done and Dr. Schaeffer and his staff put him at ease. He had to goto several appointments to get his teeth back on track and how he is actively taking care of his teeth, flossing & everything. Because of the care he got at Dr. Schaeffer he came home and lectured the kids on proper oral hygiene and just how important it is. He know admits he hadn't gone to the dentist for so long because he was fearful, not anymore. He really appreciated Dr. Schaeffer's straightforward answers and approach.

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    Excellent dentist. His office staff is friendly and well organized. The dental hygienist, Leticia (I think) is thorough and fast. She is excellent at cleaning. Dr. Schaefer is very friendly and takes the time to talk to you. He is very organized. I cannot comment on all his skills because I have only had check ups. However, my husband loves him. He had a crown and an extraction. He was fast and very skilled with his hands. He had excellent results. This is my first yelp review. I am so impressed!!

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    Okay, so I'm like everyone else and I do my homework for the care that I need. I call here and there and I always get how much work has to go into what I need done and that the cost their asking is normal. Well, I wasn't born yesterday and all I wanted was for someone to be honest and not try to rip me off for something simple as relining my dentures...that's all I needed but nooo, it has to cost $500 a plate or more. Really???

    Then I called Dr. Schaeffer's office, not only did they work with me on the time I could get there but the cost was way better ($300 per plate) and I could get them the next day. This was especially important since I work with the public and was going out of town. It was a no brainier. Period!

    So, if your reading this take my advice, go to a guy that's been in the dental business most of his life, who has an incredible accommodating staff and you'll be treated with the greatest of care no matter what your needs are.

    Walter
    6/30/2015

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    Dr. S is very good at what he does and he always wears gloves. Don't trust that bad review.

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    I was fortunate to find Dr. S about a year ago. He is an extremely competent and caring dentist, and his staff is top-notch. Highly recommended.

    I'm writing this, now, because I had an excellent cleaning by his hygienist, today. It was very thorough and professional. She's also easy on the eyes, in case that matters. :-)

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    Best Dentist ever. Dr. Schaeffer and his staff are so kind you really feel at home in his playfully decorative office. After my exam he gave me his honest opinion about what I should do with my mouth. He understood my concerns and I can tell he genuinely cares about my smile over his bottom line. His assistant, Maria, was also very sweet. I think it says a lot about a business when all the employees are kind. This is such a refreshing change from most Dentists I have visited. About my second visit, it was painless and quick and again I was treated with kindness; the staff even remembered my name (even though it's unique and not always easy to pronounce!) not to mention, he's a funny guy so the visit was actually a pleasure. They get five stars because they have everything you could look for in a new dentist: kind, honest, painless, easy to schedule an appointment, and they really let you know how your insurance is there to help you (which is great bc no surprise bills!) I am telling everybody about Dr. Schaeffer!!!

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    If I could give them 10 stars, I would. I hadn't been to the dentist in years. I'm talking 7 to 10 years. Everyone was super friendly. When I first walked in I was greeted by a younger lady. Probably my age, mid 20's. She was super sweet and talked to me like a regular person. She made me feel super comfortable. Then there was the lady who took me back to the room to start my teeth cleaning. She answered every question I had. She cleaned my teeth, and though it did hurt, she made sure I was comfortable. I really appreciate all her kindness. She also gave me some great advice to help my inflamed gums. Swish warm salt water in my mouth 4 to 5 times a day for a minute for 3 days. Then there was Doctor Shaffer. Right off the bat he was friendly and gave off a great vibe. My whole experience at this place was amazing and I can already see a HUGE difference in my gums. The bleeding is subsiding and practically no more inflamed gums and it's only been a day! I definitely recommend this place.

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    Dr. Schaeffer's the best dentist I've ever had. Appointments are quick in-and-out experiences with zero hangups, and the staff is very friendly and pleasant. Dr. Schaeffer himself is very skilled in his field; I once had a tooth pulled by him and felt no unpleasant pressure whatsoever, and minimal pain afterward. He's been my dentist for a very long time and I have no intentions of going anywhere else for dental work.

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    We are a family of 3 that includes a teenage daughter. We are VERY pleased with Dr. Schaeffer's professional services. We have received his services for almost 2 years, and he is very pleasant and caring. We trust his knowledge and experience, and it's clear that he enjoys what he does in helping people. I also appreciate that he calls to remind us of our appointments prior. The dental hygienists are exceptional and very conscientious in their manners. And the receptionists are friendly and courteous. We are thankful to have found a wonderful dental clinic. Thank you Dr. Schaeffer and staff!! :)

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    I thought Dr. Schaeffer and his entire staff (up front and in back) were wonderful. They got me in very quickly, were friendly, gracious and professional and did a great job on my exam, filling and cleaning. Dr. Schaeffer was knowledgable, honest, caring, made me feel very comfortable (I was that nervous patient) and took the time to explain things to me. I read his reviews prior to making my first appointment and just re-read them again; I saw zero evidence of anything negative or concerning on any of my three visits. I highly recommend Dr. Schaeffer.

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    I'm so glad I found this doctor and his staff. I was so scared when i made my appointment due to previous experiences with other dentists being horrific. I need a lot of work done due to a rare condition I have and this is the first doctor that has truly helped me. He's done extractions which didn't hurt at all, not even the numbing shot hurt when he placed it and has done fillings which look amazing. He actually takes the time to find a good solution and the quality of his work is hands down the best I've seen. The receptionists and assistants in the back are also super nice and helpful. . I would definitely recommend them to anyone.

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    I recently became a new patient at Dr. Schaeffer's office and couldn't be happier. I haven't seen a dentist in years so I was a bit nervous to begin with. Turns out all I had was a minor cavity (my first one) and needed a good tooth cleaning.
    Dr Schaeffer and his staff were very kind, patient and personable. He's the best dentist I've had since I was a kid!! I actually look forward to going back!!! He made me feel super comfortable, walked me thru all the steps on what he was doing and why he was doing it. I asked questions with concern and he gave me logical but clever answers that made me feel good.
    If you have children i feel Dr Schaeffer is the man for you because he is knowledgable, patient and cares about who walks in his office.
    I highly recommend him and his friendly staff!!!!

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    Search everywhere to find a good deal to get my back tooth removed and dr. Schaeffer had the best deal! I came in front staff was super nice and friendly and dr.schaeffer was very funny and made me feel comfortable. I have my next appointment to come for a cavity for a really good price! Thank you so much! And I look forward to coming back

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    If you are looking for a great dentist dr schaeffer is the guy your looking for! We drive from east county because he is that good. We looked for and checked out a few here in la mesa and they were horrible. Dr schaeffer and his office staff are amazing they are professional and always happy. I love that they call to check up on you after to make sure everything is good.i had a root canal today and he walked me through everything he was doing it really helped with my anxiety. We highly recommended him!

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    I would give 500 stars if I could! I am SO grateful to have found Dr Schaefer and his staff. I have not been to a dentist in a few years and was very afraid to go since I have a lot of dental issues and was both worried and ashamed that my mouth had gotten so bad. I was greeted with a wonderful staff and an amazingly kind and caring dentist. They let me know that I was OK and would be well taken care of by their office. When you have medi-cal, your choices are limited and maybe not the best. I feel like I have not only found a caring and compassionate dentist and staff, but a VERY accomplished dentist and staff. I am SO grateful for this practice and know that they will take very good care of me. I feel very Blessed and grateful for their care and I know that Dr Schaefer will get my smile back to where it should be. If you are looking for a competent and caring Dentist, please go here. They will take the very best care of you!

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    Today, I went in for a cleaning and to get a Cavity fixed. My experience was good considering I was at the dentist.stanley and his team are very friendly and informative. I would totally recommend them.

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    He is an experienced dentist who's got many many years of experience. He gets things done perfectly in a timely manner. If you make an appointment simply show up.

    The office is a little outdated but it doesn't matter as the service and quality is great. I have gone to luxury dentist offices with inexperienced dentists and they really messed my teeth up and charged me premium prices. I am very happy about my visit and will go back again.

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    Been going to him for 30 plus years. Great, sweet, kind and very trusted. Great with children too. I have had fillings, root canal crown and gums lasered. Always happy with my work done.

  • *****

    Absolutely outstanding! Old school family atmosphere....he is caring and precise.
    By Jack Wimer.

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    Dr. Schaeffer is the only dentist for me and my family he and his staff are the best he truly cares about his patients'. He runs his office extremly efficient. If you have an appointment at 9:00 o'clock you actually see the dentist at 9:00 o'clock sharp. At other dentist you wait at least 30 minutes or more to see the dentist. He is very kind and he understand that your time is important too. He is not like those other dentists who over book themselves then make their patients wait .When you make an appointment you are in and out so quick. Dr Schaeffer really cares after i had some dental work done he called me himself not his staff to see how i was doing he also called to check on my son after he had his wisdom tooth pulled Dr Schaeffer goes above and beyond in his care for his patients. i always recommend Dr. Schaeffer to my friends and family for all their dental needs. i urge anyone who is looking for a dentist to try Dr Schaeffer you will be extremly happy you did he will be your dentist for life too!!!