Dennis Gile – neighbor, friend, and dentist. We all moved onto our street in Encinitas in the same year, and, because our family did not have a dentist in this new town, we decided to give our neighbor a try. That was about 32 years ago, and he is still our dentist today.

I get my money’s worth with Dr. Dennis, because he is thorough, careful, and cares about the well being of his patients. I would, and DO, recommend him to my friends.

In the 32 years that he has been practicing in Encinitas, his friendly, cheerful staff is practically the same group with which he started. There has been very little turnover in all this time, although the practice has grown and hygienists have been added.

Dennis keeps up with all the latest technology in his field. His knowledge is impressive. I’m glad that he is younger than I, so that I can count on his dental care for many years to come.
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About Dr. Gile


Dr. Gile is a very unique man. You’ll never meet someone more patient, trustworthy, or focused in your lifetime. In his family he is known as “the man who can fix anything”. Dr. Gile is passionate about dentistry and offers his patients perfect blend of experience and technology. Patients in his office feel at ease. Dr. Gile takes the time to explain to his patients the conditions of their mouths as well as the different courses of action they might consider. A high percentage of his patients and even some of his staff members have put their trust in him for more than 25 years. The vast majority of his business is based on patient referrals. If you are looking for the highest quality dental care, please keep reading. If your decision for choosing a dentist is based on some other criteria, you are free to move on.


Dr. Dennis Gile obtained his undergraduate education at the University of California Berkeley. From there, he was accepted into University of California San Francisco Dental program. In 1971, he graduated with a Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) degree from UCSF. After graduation, he accepted a 1 year internship in general dentistry at the US Naval Hospital on Camp Pendleton. Following his internship, he spent some time aboard the USS El Dorado based out of North Island San Diego as a Dental Officer. Once his time aboard the ship was complete, he returned to Camp Pendleton where he continued his work as a Dental Officer. In 1975 Dr. Gile decided it would be best to open his own practice. He opened his first office in Encinitas on the corner of Encinitas Blvd and El Camino Real. Many years later, he moved the practice down the street to the current Manchester location. Although he completed college in 1975, Dr. Gile’s education is on going. The state of California requires its dentists to attend 50 hours of on-going education every two years. Dr. Gile averages more than 75 hours of continuing dental education every year! In fact, in 1979 he earned a fellowship in the Academy of General Dentistry which requires 500 continuous education hours. In 1982 he was named President of the San Diego Chapter of the Academy of General Dentistry. Dr. Gile is passionate about his continuous education and loves learning how to apply the latest technologies available in the dental field.


Dr. Gile has been married for nearly 40 years to his wife Laurie whom he met in Yosemite National Park. He has two sons, Alex and Adam. He enjoys spending time with his family, hanging out with friends, playing tennis, sailing, and solving anything that he deems to be a challenge. He feels fortunate for the many relationships he has established living in Encinitas over the last 30 years.
Location and Hours
Mon - Thurs 7:15 am - 5:00 pm
4401 Manchester Ave. Suite 203
Encinitas, CA 92024-4941