With the opening of the new office, we are excited to be bringing together an excellent patient care team with the latest in equipment technology to provide exceptional dental services—all in a fantastic and convenient State Street location.

New office located at 2950 State Street in Santa Barbara, (805) 845-7411

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Philosophy

I have found that I am most happy when I am able to be creative and achieve excellence–and when I can please others (make them happy, make them smile, make them laugh).  I am profoundly thankful that practicing dentistry has allowed me, daily, to realize these principles while creating relationships with so many wonderful people. Paul […]

Testimonials

Doctor Crawford is the master of cosmetic dentistry.  He has transformed my collapsing and worn bite, potholed, chipped and faceted teeth into near perfection.  With veneers and crowns (eighteen teeth in all) he skillfully crafted my entire upper arch and most of my lower teeth to create outstanding function that I have never experienced before. […]

About Dr. Crawford

After growing up in New Zealand, Dr. Crawford moved to Santa Barbara in 1989.  He obtained  degrees in Graphic Arts and Biology in Santa Barbara and then graduated from the UCLA School of Dentistry. Dr Crawford maintains a private practice in Santa Barbara, California with an emphasis in Restorative, Cosmetic and Preventive dentistry.  He is also a part-time Clinical […]

Fitting Quality Dental Care into Your Life

  We know that high quality dental care comes at considerable cost—both time and money.  Quality, modern care can be surprisingly time consuming and expensive.  We strive to fit the very best care into the schedules and budgets of our patients. Our creative scheduling process works to fit our treatment recommendations into the busy lifestyles of our patients— it is a high priority. With the many financial options we provide, many patients are surprised and relieved when they discover they can afford the highest quality care.  For some, care they thought they could never afford.  Some patients enjoy starting their treatment with no initial payments and then payments over time, while others take advantage of a book keeping courtesy by using cash or credit cards.  Whatever the circumstances presented by each patient, we are very effective at fitting the very best care into their budgets. Our patients appreciate the scheduling and financial options we provide.  For us it is the... 

Restorative and Cosmetic Dentistry

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Porcelain Veneers

Porcelain veneers are custom-designed shells of tooth-like ceramic material that, when applied over the surface of a tooth, can cover worn tooth enamel, uneven tooth alignment or spacing, and chips or cracks. Porcelain veneers fall into the category of cosmetic dentistry because they create a bright, white smile with beautifully aligned, shapely teeth. Even better, the translucent ceramic quality of today’s veneers provides a more natural look than what’s been available in the... 

Inlays and Onlays

Dental inlays and onlays are restorations used to repair rear teeth that have a mild to moderate amount of decay or failing existing restorations. They can also be used to restore teeth that are cracked or fractured if the damage is not severe enough to require a full crown—conserving valuable existing tooth structure.   Inlays and onlays are usually made from porcelain or gold. Because they can be created from tooth-colored materials, inlays and onlays are often used to replace metal... 

Implants

Dental implants are artificial tooth replacements used to replace a missing tooth or teeth, helping to stop or prevent jaw bone loss. By replacing missing tooth roots, implants offer more than an esthetic enhancement, providing people with the strength and durability required to eat all the foods they love, without struggling to chew. Although you have a number of restorative options for the treatment of missing teeth, none have proven to be as functionally effective and durable as implants. In...