Dr. Clayton Cooke offers superior dentistry


For 27 years in the Rancho Santa Fe village, Dr. Clayton Cooke has been the community’s friendly neighborhood dentist, ensuring his patients maintain their beautiful, healthy smiles. High-quality dental care with a personal, professional touch has led to his successful run in the village — his practice offers a full range of preventative, restorative and reconstructive adult and children’s dentistry as well as cosmetic and smile enhancement services such as teeth whitening, veneers and bonding.

“I’m thankful for the community for coming to our office,” Cooke said. “They have a lot of choices they can make but I’m happy that they’ve joined our practice and continue to benefit from our services.”

Cooke said he is fortunate to be in a great location, a cozy space tucked away in the village with its own parking spaces.

“The Woolley family has been wonderful to us, as has the current landlord,” Cooke said. “We hope to continue our long-term relationship as a tenant here.”

Cooke attended the University of the Pacific School of Dentistry, ranked number one in the nation. With over 30 years of experience, he still makes a commitment to excellence and never stops researching and evaluating the latest dental advances.

His specialty as a dentist is “incomparable excellence” and an extremely thorough approach. Cooke is mindful that not everyone feels comfortable sitting in the dentist’s chair — he himself experienced poor care early in life before having a positive experience while in dental school. He aims to make patients feel at ease, using a “feather-soft touch” and his brand of compassionate care.

It’s because of that difference in the level of care, “comprehensive rather than just reparative care” that he has patients that travel from all over the state and from as far away as Wyoming for their regular check-ups.

“So many people have grown accustomed to the treatment they have received, they don’t know the difference until they come to our office for the first visit,” Cooke said.

Staff meets with patients and gets a thorough history of their dental care. Using state-of-the-art diagnostics, Cooke examines the teeth and bite function of every new patient. He uses high-definition cameras and digital radiology techniques to provide a superior look at the condition of gum tissues and the integrity of a person’s teeth.

These state-of-the-art tools help identify problems early, which is the key to an easier resolution.

“The level of care leads to longer lasting restorations and a healthier mouth,” Cooke said. “The service we offer creates positive, lasting changes for patients’ dental health.”

Anyone who is not satisfied with their dental care or would like to see the difference his practice offers is encouraged to contact Cooke’s office to make an appointment.

“It is my pleasure to help people find their best smiles and improve their health,” Cooke said.

Cooke’s office is located at 6024 Paseo Delicias. For more information call (858) 756-5888 or visit

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