If you are like most of our clients, you’ll be so happy that you will bring in your immediate and extended family!

Care for all ages of life.

Think about all the stages your teeth go through in life.

Losing your baby teeth. Childhood accidents. Wisdom teeth and straightening in the teen years. Crowns and whitening in adulthood. Preventing tooth loss in the senior years.

Our name is Del Mar Family Dentistry.

Just like you want a doctor that knows you and takes care of you and and your entire family, you should have a dentist that does the same.

We specialize in helping you and your entire family across all stages of life.

Schedule your entire family for one visit.

You can save time by scheduling your entire family for multiple cleanings on the same visit!

Our facility has 6 chairs, and a multi-talented team for simultaneous treatment.


When you’re pregnant, hormonal changes can wreak havoc on your teeth.

The gums more easily become victim to gum disease, and eating habits during pregnancy can make existing problems much worse.

Remember to take care of your teeth, and come visit us.


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What if your kids never learned to be afraid of the dentist?  That’s what we aim for, as much as possible.

How we get there is with simple measures that help prevent big dental procedures.

For example, as soon as the adult teeth in the back come in for your kids, a sealant should be put on them.  This greatly reduces unnecessary expenses in the dentist’s chair!


For the most part, wisdom teeth don’t work well in your mouth.

They cause a host of problems – from making the rest of the teeth crooked, to becoming impacted and infected.

We can help you with a painless, anxiety-free removal.


With maturity, your teeth wear, crack and stain.

We are there to help with the crowns, veneers, and whitening that get you back to normal and help you feel more confident.


As you get older, you can experience drastic changes with your teeth and mouth: from darkened teeth, exposed roots, dry mouth, and even tooth loss.

You can avoid or reduce all of these problems with regular visits.

Dr. Dale Trudeau

Dr. Dale Trudeau

Dr. Thomas Fitzpatrick

Dr. Thomas Fitzpatrick

Dr. Nikko Johnson

Dr. Nikko Johnson

Dr. Erik Balinghasay

Dr. Erik Balinghasay

Del Mar Family Dentistry is served by four experienced and talented physicians: Drs. Dale Trudeau, Thomas Fitzpatrick, Nikko Johnson, and Erik Balinghasay.

Dr. Dale Trudeau has served the community of Del Mar and Solana Beach since 1984. He is a graduate and former instructor at USC School of Dentistry and has completed many hours of advanced training in restorative, cosmetic, implant dentistry, and Invisalign. He is a member of the American Dental Association (ADA), California Dental Association (CDA), San Diego County Dental Society (SDCDS), and American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. Dr. Trudeau is active in the community and volunteers at many local charities and youth organizations.

Dr. Thomas Fitzpatrick is a graduate of Point Loma Nazarene University (PLNU) in San Diego and Loma Linda University, School of Dentistry. He is a Research Associate at PLNU, YMCA, and Foundation for Worldwide Health, along with being a member of the ADA, CDA, Academy of General Dentistry (AGD), and SDCDS. Dr. Fitzpatrick has a passion to provide sustainable dental services to underserved communities both locally and globally. In 2013 he founded Cura Coffee Company to help fund the non-profit work of Cura Smiles. This non-profit has been able to build a dental clinic in the diverse community of City Heights, San Diego to help serve the underserved in their dental needs.

Dr. Nikko Johnson is a graduate of the University of Central Oklahoma and Oklahoma University College of Dentistry. After completing her dental residency, she practiced as a general dentist in Oklahoma and North Carolina before obtaining her Master of Science in Periodontology from the University Of Detroit Mercy School Of Dentistry. Among her competencies are prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of periodontal diseases and treatment modalities with advanced oral plastic surgeries. She has had the honor of providing dental care to veterans for many years.

Dr. Erik Balinghasay is a graduate of the University of California San Diego(UCSD) and University of California Los Angeles(UCLA), School of Dentistry. Upon graduating from UCLA, he pursued advanced speciality training in Endodontics, the dental specialty related to root canals, at the University of Washington in Seattle. He is a Board-Certified Endodontist and a Diplomate of the American Board of Endodontics.