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Meet Your Dentist Bakersfield Born & Raised

Dr. Dominic Carlson was born and raised in Bakersfield and is an alumni of Garces Memorial High School. After graduating from Dental School, he moved back to the one place that he truly calls “home.” With such a deep connection to his community, he wants to do right by his patients and provide them with exceptional and accessible dentistry – from routine checkups and modern dentures to smile-transforming veneers – that they can trust. Equipped with the latest techniques and knowledge in the dental world, he’s proud to now be offering families in his hometown of Bakersfield with outstanding dental care!

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Meet the Dental Team

Certified in Amazing

Our amazing dental team near East Bakersfield has been providing the community with high-quality, friendly dentistry for decades. They’ve worked hard to transform our dental office into the warm, family-oriented, and welcoming environment that it is today, and many of our patients look forward to catching up with them at each of their appointments. They love working together and collaborating on their patients’ care, allowing them to provide top-tier treatments with exceptional results. You can learn more about our phenomenal team by clicking the link below!

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We Take Your Dental Insurance

Our dental office near you is in-network with most dental insurance PPO plans, and we’re happy to file claims on our patient’s behalf to maximize their benefits.

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A Homey, Relaxed Atmosphere

Our dental office may be a little old-fashioned, but it’s a comfortable, warm, and welcoming environment that helps many of our patients feel right at home. Request a Visit
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Same-Day Dental Emergencies

Our team offers same-day dental emergency appointments, so you can rest-assured that if the unexpected happens, you have someone to call for help. In Pain? Call Us Now

Our Dental Services

Everything You Need

Dr. Carlson and our close by team keep up with the latest advancements in the dental field, and we’re always pursuing continuing education to sharpen our skills. Because of this, we’re able to provide a large menu of comprehensive dental services for patients of all ages, including Invisalign clear aligners, dental implants, and custom-tailored cosmetic dentistry treatments.

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Top-Rated Dentistry In Bakersfield

“Dr. Carlson’s staff and my hygienist are exceptionally attentive to my dental needs and more than happy to ensure I’m healthy. They take care to understand the anxiety going to the dentist causes a lot of people including me!!”

Keith B.

“Everyone at Dr. Carlson’s office is very friendly and helpful. They are willing to work with you and get you in and out as quickly as possible. 10/10 would recommend!!”

Tayler S.

“As always having a fear of medical and dental institutions, I had a wonderful experience. The staff was amazing and Dr. Carlson so understanding. So fortunate to have found such a caring staff and Doctor”

Reena F.

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Dental Insurance & More

Making Your Dental Care More Affordable

Our team firmly believes that cost shouldn’t be what prevents you from getting the top-tier dental care you deserve. Not only do we welcome dental insurance from many of the nation’s leading providers, including Guardian, and Humana, but we also have extensive experience helping patients maximize their benefits and understand the cost. Don’t have dental insurance? Ask about our in-house membership plan!

Finding Our Nearby Dental Office

We Hope to See You Soon!

Is your appointment coming up? Whether it’s a routine checkup, treatment for a painful toothache, or the start of your smile transformation, you’ll find our Bakersfield dental office at 1851 Oak Street Suite A. We’re conveniently located near 24th Street and I58, near Beach Park. Of course, if you have any trouble finding us, you can give us a call. We’d be happy to provide you with step-by-step instructions!

Frequently Asked Questions

Our team at Carlson Dentistry of Bakersfield will be more than happy to answer your calls if you have questions about our dental services or your oral situation. Though you can get a response much more swiftly by reaching out to our office, we also understand that your schedule may be busy or you simply prefer to do your research at home. If so, we can gladly help with that by providing and answering some of the most frequently asked questions we get from our patients in Bakersfield. Read on or call us if you don’t see the information you’re looking for!

How Do I Find the Best Place to Get Dental Work Done?

To determine the ideal location to get your dental treatment from, you’ll first want to define what you find important. In many instances, this can involve a combination of factors like insurance or payments, the area, credentials, hours of operation, safety, and neatness. You might also want to consider the kinds of services you require, such as dental checkups and cleanings, family care, cosmetic dentistry, orthodontics, or major restorative work. It’s also a good idea to check the environment of the practice, including how they treat their patients and if they prioritize personalized care. Be sure to check patient reviews as well as the staff/doctor bios on their website to get a feel for the team that’ll be taking care of your smile.

How Much Does it Cost to Get a Tooth Pulled Without Insurance?

The overall cost of tooth extraction will depend on factors like a patient’s oral health and geographic location. On average, the fee for pulling a tooth in the United States can go anywhere from $150 to $400. The price will also be impacted depending on the complexity of the treatment and if other procedures were necessary, such as sedation dentistry. If you have dental insurance, the cost of extraction (as well as any out-of-pocket co-pays) will be negotiated between your dentist and your provider.

What Do You Do If You Can’t Afford a Dentist?

First and foremost, the most crucial part of dentistry is that it’s all about prevention. That’s why it’s most affordable in the long run for you to visit your dentist regularly every six months to monitor your oral health and clean your pearly whites. These visits are essential for avoiding more serious complications that could cost you much more later on. Dental insurance is incredibly helpful when paying for essential care, but if you don’t have a policy, then you can speak with our team about our membership plan. With a low monthly or annual fee, you can save money while also receiving significant discounts on numerous procedures, allowing you to get the care you need within your budget.

How Do I Get Emergency Dental Care?

You’ll want to call our practice first and inform one of our staff members of your situation so that we can pencil you in. If your symptoms are life-threatening, such as difficulty breathing or a broken jaw, then call 911 instead and visit your local ER right away. While these facilities can alleviate discomfort, they won’t be equipped to treat dental emergencies, so you’ll need to see us afterward to fix your oral situation. Our team offers same-day appointments, meaning you can expect to receive help promptly. Remember, most dental emergencies are signs of underlying issues that are typically preventable, so make sure to schedule regular checkups and cleanings every six months to save you time and money.

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No question is too big or small. Complete the simple form below and our friendly dental team will get back to you as soon as possible!

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“Exceeding your expectations is at the top of our list. Our entire team’s goal is to provide family-oriented, individualized, comprehensive dental care in a comfortable atmosphere – where you’ll always feel well taken care of. We know you have choices, and we work hard to keep you smiling!”