Meet Dr. Edward Coffey


Dr. Edward Coffey is dedicated to excellence in general and cosmetic dentistry.   He has been practicing dentistry in Encinitas, California for over 31 years.  His office has a relaxed atmosphere and he practices “painless dentistry”, which is appreciated by all.  Hablamos Español.  Dr. Coffey is well respected and well liked by colleagues and patients alike.  Some patients travel from far away just to see him!

Dr. Coffey was born in Boston, Massachusetts and raised in Guatemala City, Guatemala.  He speaks both English and Spanish. After graduating with his DDS (Doctor of Dental Surgery) from The University of San Carlos, Guatemala in July of 1979 he continued his education at the University of Michigan, where he obtained a full ride scholarship because of his academic excellence. In 1981, Dr. Coffey graduated with his MS (Masters of Science) in prosthodontics (crownsbridges, and dentures). After graduation he was invited to come back to the University of Michigan as an assistant professor with tenure to help teach the junior and senior dental students the art of fixed and removable prosthodontics. In addition, Dr. Coffey is trained in TMJ disorders, implant placement, implant restorations, maxillofacial prosthetics, and appliances for sleep apnea.

Dr. Coffey opened his practice in Encinitas in 1984. Since then, over 15,000 patients have entrusted their dental care to him. His first office was located just east of I-5 on Encinitas Blvd. In 1992, he expanded his office when he moved to his current location at 1445 Encinitas Blvd. He designed his new office to best fit the comfort and quality he wanted for his patients and staff members with:

  • The most current technology to provide the best care
  • Décor that is calm and welcoming
  • Spacious rooms with large windows
  • Each operatory is equipped with:
  • Digital x-ray machines
  • A microscope that allows both doctor and patient to see details clearly
  • Two monitors that provide satellite TV and music channels for patients to enjoy

Dr. Coffey has a large staff to help him accommodate the needs of his patients. Each member of his staff has been with him for at least 4 years and as many as 32 years. They all work together to ensure that everything runs smoothly and on time. Dr. Coffey and his staff know that your time is valuable and your comfort is top priority.

Dr. Coffey and his wife live in north county. He has two daughters and three grandchildren that also live locally and allow him to spend lots of time with his family. His interests and hobbies include flying (he is a FAA Certified Pilot), photography, hunting, camping, cars, and most of all, golf.  If you can’t find him in the office, you’ll probably find him on the golf course!