530 Lomas Santa Fe Dr, STE 3 | Solana Beach, CA 92075 | Call Today: (858) 500-3445 | Book Appointment

Your Home For Comprehensive Dental Care

The team at Solana Smiles/ Gateway Smiles offers a complete dental solution for a healthy smile.  Since 1991, we’ve provided exceptional service to our valued family of patients. Discover the benefits of innovative dentistry and a gentle touch when you step into our Solana Beach office.

Dr. Azita Vakili’s specialty background as a prosthodontist blends general dental care with advanced training.  She always considers the complete function of the bite and jaw and the impact on your quality of life. Experience the comfort of a complex system working harmoniously without pain or unusual tooth wear.

Service, Technology, Compassion

We offer complete dental implant services for secure replacement of missing teeth.  Enjoy the convenience of same-appointment porcelain crowns, routine cleanings, comfortable root canals, orthodontics, and sleep apnea treatment.  Our 3D imaging technology offers the finest diagnostic capabilities available in dentistry today.  Our certification in sedation dentistry eliminates anxiety for any procedure.  If you suffer from headaches, Dr. Vakili may have an answer for you.

Serving Solana Beach, California, and the surrounding areas of Carmel Valley, Encinitas, Rancho Santa Fe, La Jolla, Cardiff-by-the-Sea, Del Mar, and Carlsbad, California.  Discover our warm and friendly setting. We look forward to meeting you and your family!

Specialized Services

Call to speak to one of our scheduling coordinators. 


TMJ Treatment

Temporomandibular joint dysfunction more commonly known as TMJ, effects more than fifteen percent of American adults. It often leads to chronic facial pain, headaches, tooth sensitivity, difficulty chewing and bone loss. Drs. Vakili offers a wide range of TMJ solutions. 

Cosmetic Dentistry

Solona Smiles' passion for enhancing smiles brings you the best in modern dentistry. Not only does a healthy smile improve your overall well-being, it influences your self-esteem. The specialized cosmetic dentistry services we offer make your beautiful smile a reality.

Complex Restorations

Solana Smiles specializes in complex dental restoration cases. No matter how extensive or complex your dental needs are, Dr. Vakili along with our highly skilled and trained dental team can help bring full functionality, health and beauty back to your smile. 

Sleep Apnea

We’re concerned about the overall health of our patients, including sleep health. Many people suffer needlessly from dangerous sleep disruptive disorders that keep them from getting enough oxygen at night. 92% of stroke victims live unknowingly with apnea.

Convenient and Affordable Care


Implant Dentistry

Dental implants provide a solid foundation for today’s finest esthetic dentistry, they offer unprecedented durability and beauty.

Clear Braces

A straight smile has never been easier to enjoy. Clear plastic trays can work the magic of braces without the shine of metal.

Sedation Dentistry

Many people feel anxious about dental procedures. Sedation will make your treatment more enjoyable if you’re anxious.

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Our Reviews

  • "As always, I feel like a dear friend being welcomed rather than just a patient. I know I am receiving the most up-to-date and professional care. Dr. Vakili and her staff make every patient feel like part of the family"
    — S.K.
  • "I’ve been going to Dr. Vakili for years, and I just love her and her staff — she always gets the best ones! EVERYONE is very friendly and goes out if their way to make you feel welcome."
    — L.B.
  • "Friendly staff, they were very attentive to my comfort along with a thorough explanation of my procedure and post-op care. I’d surely recommend Dr. Vakili to my friends and family."
    — C.B.

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