by AMY LEHRER | photos by Tyler McElhaney

Dr. Martin Abelar Combines Function and Aesthetics to Produce Stunning Smiles and Good Dental Health

Whether we like to admit it or not, our smile helps determine our first impression. “Instantly, people assess our openness, friendliness, intelligence, personality, and even social status,” suggested Dr. Martin P. Abelar of Aesthetic Dentistry. A beautiful smile boosts a person’s self-esteem and confidence. Improved self-esteem can help someone communicate better and develop stronger personal relationships, which could benefit every aspect of a person’s life.

Since its inception in 1983, patients have sought out Dr. Abelar for smile makeovers that have involved general, cosmetic, and restorative dentistry. Patients 12 years and older receive regular fillings and cleanings, periodontal care, implants, and cosmetic services in a comfortable and professional environment that includes a highly trained team of professionals who take pride in their work. Due to Dr. Abelar’s unsurpassed results in cosmetic dentistry, he has been voted one of the top dentists in San Diego for the past nine years. He revealed, “It is truly an honor to be recognized by peers as someone committed to providing the highest quality work possible.”


Dr. Abelar graduated from the University of the Pacific School of Dentistry in San Francisco and went on to teach at the Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies. He had the privilege of teaching the techniques he now uses in his practice to dentists from around the world, and he continues to keep up with new developments by attending meetings and continuing education courses. He disclosed, “I always hope to impress my patients with my level of knowledge and commitment to their treatment goals. They will find my team helpful and knowledgeable as well.”

“I always hope to impress my patients with my level of knowledge and commitment to their treatment goals. They will find my team helpful and knowledgeable as well.”
~Dr. Abelar

What makes Dr. Abelar unique is that his continuing thirst for knowledge has allowed him to bridge the gap between function and aesthetics. In the past dental work has been either functional or aesthetic but rarely both. Dr. Abelar takes advantage of newer materials that are stronger and more visually appealing and more biocompatible to provide the most pleasing results.

Aesthetic Dentistry is proud to serve Del Mar, Carmel Valley, Rancho Santa Fe, and surrounding areas. Dr. Abelar has a close tie to the communities and is a 30-year resident of Carmel Valley/Del Mar. Contact Aesthetic Dentistry at 858-523-1400 to learn more about the practice’s services.



Name of Business: Aesthetic Dentistry
Owner/Manager: Dr. Martin P. Abelar
Years in Position: 33
Year of Establishment: 1983
Address: 11515 El Camino Real Suite, 160 San Diego, CA 92130
Phone: 858-866-9692
Description of Business: Aesthetic Dentistry provides high-quality general and cosmetic dentistry. Attention to detail and use of the highest quality materials and latest techniques leads to the most cosmetically pleasing and functional dental treatments available today.