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1340 Santa Rosa Street
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
(805) 544-0671

Your General Dentist in San Luis Obispo

General Dentist in San Luis ObispoWe know protecting your smile is important and finding a general dentist who offers the services you need is vital. At Hiltbrand & Krueckel, DDS, our team is passionate about providing the treatments you are looking for so that you can share your smile confidently. We believe in offering the care and respect you deserve, regardless of your current oral health situation.

Our dental practice is conveniently located on Santa Rosa Street, and we proudly serve the residents of San Luis Obispo and the surrounding areas.

Are you ready to enjoy a lifetime of healthy, beautiful smiles? Contact us today to schedule your appointment.


Our Dental Services

We believe that your smile is as unique as you are. This is why our team is dedicated to providing services that meet your needs at every stage of life. We take the time to get to know you and your smile goals and then craft a treatment plan tailored to you. You can trust us to have your best at heart, and we will only recommend the treatments you require. Our services include:

We encourage you to ask questions and share your concerns, and our friendly team will give you all of the information you need to help you feel confident in our dental health solutions.

Alleviating Anxiety

Our compassionate team understands that many people suffer from dental anxiety or fear, regardless of age. That is why we prioritize your peace of mind. We genuinely care about creating a positive experience for you and your loved ones, so we combine years of experience with a gentle chairside manner to maximize your comfort.

Our Welcoming Dental Office

The moment you step into our dental office in San Luis Obispo, you will discover a peaceful and welcoming environment. A member of our friendly team will greet you and assist you through the check-in process and then guide you to our comfortable waiting area. We understand that your time is valuable, so we strive to keep our appointments on time to allow you to get back to your day as soon as possible.

Once you are in the dentist's chair, we will walk you through the treatment that you are about to receive. We know that when you understand what to expect at every step of the procedure, you will have a greater sense of control and less fear of the unknown. Our compassionate team will check on you throughout the service and will adjust to meet your needs and increase your comfort.

Your Gentle Dentist

Finding a dentist who can provide the services you and your family need should not be difficult. At Hiltbrand & Krueckel, DDS, you will find quality treatments and gentle care. Whether your little one needs their biannual teeth cleaning or the senior in your family needs a crown, we are here for you. Contact us today to schedule an appointment.


Hiltbrand & Krueckel, DDS
Family & Cosmetic Dentistry
1340 Santa Rosa Street
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
Phone: (805) 544-0671

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Hiltbrand & Krueckel, DDS
Jeffrey S Krueckel DDS & Rodney S. Hiltbrand, DDS
Cosmetic and Family Dentistry

San Luis Obispo Dentist, Dr. Jeffrey Krueckel and Dr. Rodney Hiltbrand are dedicated to family dentistry such as Exams, Teeth Whitening, Veneers and more. We are looking forward to your visit to our San Luis Obispo, California dental office.

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