Best, Caring, and Gentle Dentist at E.M. Makhoul, DDS /Family Dentistry & Orthodontics in Mission Viejo, CA
Doctor of Dental Surgery
As a child, Dr. Makhoul experienced dental fear and anxiety firsthand during a painful visit with a dentist. He decided then that he would become “the gentlest dentist in the world” so that his patients would have no reason to fear the dentist. He wanted to provide an enjoyable experience with high-quality dental care.
Over the past 35 years of practice, Dr. Makhoul has achieved his dream for thousands of patients. At E.M. Makhoul, DDS /Family Dentistry & Orthodontics, you can expect gentle, personalized care.
Dr. Makhoul, a caring, and gentle dentist, and our staff are dedicated to providing the most positive, dental experience to our patients, in an atmosphere that is both very friendly and comfortable. Our individualized care of each patient ensures that you will always receive the best care, tailored to your specific needs by Dr. Makhoul.
A Relaxed Pace
Dr. Makhoul runs our office at a relaxed pace. Patients are never rushed through exams or treatment. Dr. Makhoul schedules ample time for each patient to ensure that you get the dedicated time and care you need for your best dental health.
During your consultation and treatment appointments, you can expect one-on-one attention from Dr. Makhoul and our dedicated staff. We are here to answer your questions and help you find the right solutions to restore the health and beauty of your smile.
Each new patient can expect more than enough consultation time with Dr. Makhoul to discuss what issues are concerning you about your smile. After a thorough examination, Dr. Makhoul will recommend the best treatment to achieve your smile goals.
Best, Caring, and Gentle Dentist
Dr. E.M. Makhoul has been rated among the top dentists in the nation. In 2008, and every year thereafter, Dr. Makhoul was selected as one of America's Best Dentists by Consumers' Research Council of America. The Council rates dentists based on specific criteria and provides the list in order to guide patients toward highly qualified and experienced dentists in their area.
The Council selects Top Dentists based on four separate criteria:
Dr. Makhoul was honored that his years of service to his patients and his commitment to continuing education and involvement in dental associations qualified him to be named one of America’s Top Dentists.
To schedule your personal consultation with one of America’s Top Dentists, please call (949) 364-3724 today.
Education and Experience
Dr. Makhoul attended undergraduate school at Loma Linda University in California. He graduated in 1979 and went on to graduate from Loma Linda University School of Dentistry in 1983.
For over 35 years, he has been practicing general and cosmetic dentistry in Mission Viejo to improve the health and beauty of his patients’ smiles.
Dr. Makhoul, best, caring, and gentle dentist, has served as a dental board advisor to the Orange County chapter of the prestigious Seattle Club for Advanced Dental Education, and he is a member of:
As your dental health professionals, Dr. Makhoul and his staff, want you to be confident knowing that we are a team of highly trained and skilled clinicians. We pride ourselves in providing the care you need to keep your smile healthy.
"I have been going to Dr. Makhoul for years now. The minute you walk in the door, you are greeted with a smile!! Yoli is the best hygienist! She was thorough and it was painless. The entire staff is great! It's so nice to return and see the same staff working together!!" - Ann P., Dana Point, CA
To give you the best possible service and results, we are committed to continual education and learning. We attend dental lectures, meetings, and dental conventions to stay informed of new techniques, the latest products, and the newest equipment that a modern dental office can utilize to provide state-of-the-art dental care.
Also, being members of various professional dental associations helps us to stay abreast of the changes and recommendations for our profession. Dr. Makhoul is committed to providing his patients with the most advanced and up-to-date dental care.
"I do not like going to the dentist. My anxiety is high. When it came to the point I needed more than routine dentistry, Dr. Makhoul helped me get through the process. His years of experience, dedication, and passion for dentistry got me through the crowns, root canals, and gum surgery I needed. His team including all of his office and referrals of doctors were without a doubt the most professional and sensitive to my particular needs. His calm manner and and good sense of humor make going through this process a little more comfortable, feeling that I am not doing this alone. Dr. Makhoul made my outgoing personality even bigger with the complete confidence of a perfect smile. I don't know how I can ever repay his kind gestures, guidance, and true ability to make someone smile. Thank you!" - Joe P., San Clemente
Our team is a group of highly trained professionals who are always learning and keeping informed of all the latest techniques and products. Our goal is to learn as much as we can so that we can keep our patients educated on all the newest and advanced products available to them.
Dr. Makhoul has been recognized repeatedly for his dedication to patient care over the years. His most recent honors include:
Cosmetic Dentistry Focus
In order to provide the best care for his patients, Dr. Makhoul focuses the majority of his practice on cosmetic treatments that will add beauty and confidence to your smile. This focused practice allows Dr. Makhoul to constantly refine his skills and produce exceptional results for his patients. Dr. Makhoul’s years of experience in cosmetic dentistry treatments can benefit your smile with:
Commitment to Excellence
We are committed to a standard of excellence, which allows us to provide the best in quality dental care to our patients. We utilize a comprehensive treatment plan in helping you to achieve optimal dental health with the use of cosmetic and restorative dentistry. With the understanding that dental emergencies do occur unexpectedly, it is our top priority to attend to you as soon as possible.
Patient Education and Prevention
It is our belief that through preventative care we can help you achieve the best dental health. We know the importance of educating our patients about the importance of regular exams, routine cleanings, and a daily oral regime in preventing dental disease. We also believe that your health in general, medications you take or illnesses you may have, can impact your oral health.
Strict attention is paid to infection control in our facility. Guidelines set by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), the Center for Disease Control (CDC), and the American Dental Association (ADA) are followed as it is of the utmost importance that our patients, and ourselves, are protected.
Dr. Makhoul in the Community
Dr. Makhoul has frequently been interviewed by the Orange County Register, on radio and on TV. He has also authored numerous articles in newspapers and magazines on general cosmetic dentistry and orthodontics.
In 1985, Dr. Makhoul initiated the disc ID drive for children in Orange County and was instrumental in assisting the missing child program’s awareness for parents.
Dr. Makhoul is happily married and has two wonderful daughters and two precious grandsons. His patients describe him as a compassionate man of integrity, a perfectionist, and a gentle dentist.
"Personable and professional. Yolanda does excellent cleaning, is friendly, and makes the experience a pleasant one. I had a root canal many years ago and Dr. Makhoul was methodical in his approach to ensure proper alignment. I have not had any issues." - Spencer N., Irvine
Experience caring and gentle cosmetic and family dentistry you can rely on. Call (949) 364-3724 to schedule your exclusive personal time with Dr. E.M. Makhoul at our office in Mission Viejo today.
Dr. Makhoul is pleased to welcome patients from Mission Viejo, Laguna Niguel, Ladera Ranch, Laguna Hills and of course all the other areas of Orange County and Southern California.