Richard Giglio, DDS

Dr. Giglio was honored to be included in San Diego Magazine for Top Dentists in San Diego for 2012, 2013, 2014 & 2015. He was also nominated by USAtopDentists for Top Dentists in USA for 2012, 2013, 2014 & 2015, a peer-nominated award.  Dr. Giglio is also a member of the California Dental Society and the American Dental Association.

  • Friendly Doctors
  • Comfortable Office
  • Laser Dentistry
  • Family Friendly
  • Convenient Location
  • Little to no Wait Time
  • Free Consultation
  • Variety of Procedures
  • Accessibility
  • Modern Equipment
  • High-Quality Materials
  • Digital 3D X-Ray


Dr. Giglio was born and raised in New York City. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry from Roanoke College in Salem, Virginia. He was very involved in campus life as an officer of Kappa Alpha Order, Student Body Vice President, Honor Council President, Who’s Who in American Colleges and Universities and Varsity swimming team member. He returned to NYC to continue his education at the prestigious New York University College of Dentistry, where he was a member of Omicron Kappa Upsilon, Honorary Dental Society. Upon graduation he was honored with the Academy of General Dentistry Award for the senior with the greatest interest, knowledge and proficiency in General Dentistry, and the New York University Founders Day Award for the highest scholastic achievement. Just after graduation, he joined the United States Navy Dental Corps. He was lucky to be stationed at the Naval Training Center in downtown San Diego. It didn’t take long for him to decide that he wanted to make San Diego his permanent home. He proudly served his country for two active years and four inactive. His Naval career was invaluable in increasing his dental knowledge through mentorship of his superior officers and rotating through different clinics. In 1972, after being Honorably Discharged, Dr. Giglio opened his private practice in San Diego. He joined the San Diego Dental Society, became a member of the Judicial Council and served for two years as President. He continually increases his dental knowledge and assesses new technologies through continuing education courses. He is a trusted member of the dental community, well-respected among his peers. Dr. Giglio has been married for 43 years, has two lovely daughters and wonderful grandchildren (just ask him!). He enjoys being at home with his family and relaxing with a round of golf on one of our many beautiful San Diego golf courses.

Dr Giglio really cares about his patients, is on time and you can tell that he loves what he does! The front desk staff is so helpful, accommodating and caring, as well. I'm confident that I will never be switching dentist offices!
Jill P.

I've been seeing Dr. Giglio for over 20 years and he's THE BEST!! He truly cares about his patients and that's hard to find. The entire staff is wonderful and make you feel like family :+)
Jeff T.

Always There for You


Donna’s excellent patient service has come from over 30 years of dental experience, some as an assistant and others as a front office employee. She just celebrated her 15th year with us. She takes a warm and sincere interest in all of our patients. Her knowledge of insurance and all matters financial are easily shared. She looks forward to welcoming you and works to assure that your visit will be pleasant start to finish.


Lyn has been working in the dental field since 1994. She will diligently schedule your next dental appointment to accommodate your time. With her soft spoken manner and her accumilated knowledge she will be happy to help you with any questions you may have about your insurance.


Amber is our Registered Dental Hygienist. Earning her dental hygiene degree from Sinclair College in Dayton, OH in 1998, she continued her education to a Masters degree from Boston University in 2012. We welcomed Amber to our practice family in 2014, and along with her many years of clinical experience, she brought her light-hearted personality and exceptional depth of learning to each of our patients as well. Amber is fully credentialed to provide all dental hygiene therapies necessary to achieve and maintain oral and dental health. She strives daily to ensure that every one of our patients feel welcome and valued, and leaves from their appointment not only with the confidence that their dental hygiene care was top-notch, but also with a better understanding of their oral and physical health.


Trish has been in the dental field for over 29 years. She was born in Lima, Peru, and spent two years in dental school there. She worked in the USA as a Registered Dental Assistant in general dentistry, endodontic, periodontics, and oral surgery before becoming a Registered Dental Hygienist. Trish is very passionate about her work and prides herself on her clinical results. Her extended knowledge in the periodontal field, gentle touch, caring personality, and excellent feedback from her patients has made Trish sought after in her field.


Makiz graduated from West Coast University with a bachelors degree in Dental Hygiene. She grew up in Rancho Bernardo and loves her life in San Diego. She takes pride in creating beautiful smiles and enjoys educating patients on their dental health. Her motto is “The smile is a universal expression of happiness and we are in charge of how the world responds to us”. Outside of the office her interests are spending time with friends, family and her dog Ziggy.


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