Your local family dentist in Orange County.

Dr. Eckl

Family Dentistry

Due to the current concerns with COVID-19, our number one priority is the safety of you and your family when visiting our office.

For your safety and ours we have implemented improved office policies, and are constantly monitoring the COVID-19 situation. We are following all recommended guidelines by the CDC and ADA. We have enhanced sanitizing all areas of the office and have implemented a new screening process for all patients. Please be patient with our new policies and modified office hours, to help protect everyone.

Pre-Appointment Protocols – Patients will be asked to wear a mask when moving about the office, screened for a number of risk factors, as well as receive a temperature check prior to their appointment to ensure the health and safety of all individuals inside our building.

Personal Protective Equipment – Patients will be asked to wear a mask in all non-clinical areas of the building. Clinical Team members will utilize all required PPE (including KN95 masks, face shields, gowns and head coverings) when necessary during dental procedures to ensure the safety of themselves and all other patients. The administrative team members will be wearing face masks when not protected by a physical barrier.

Facility Cleaning and Upgrades – Our treatment rooms are being utilized with social distancing in mind to help minimize patient to patient interaction. Medical grade air filtration has been installed in each treatment room; added filtration has been supplied to our central air system. In addition to cleaning every treatment room between patients per CDC guidelines, we will also be cleaning all surfaces of the office with enhanced medical grade disinfectants on a daily basis.

Best Hygiene Practices – Patients will be asked to wash their hands or use hand sanitizer upon entry and exits. Sanitation stations will be available at strategic locations throughout the office to ensure best hygiene practices for both patients and team members. Pre-appointment sanitizing rinses will be utilized to help neutralize the oral cavity prior to procedures.

Team Training – Our team is fully certified in infection control and OSHA training on a regular basis and every member of our team will be fully trained on all additional precautions to ensure patient and team member’s safety. We recognize dental procedures can bring enough anxiety on their own, but having a team that is well trained on both clinical skills and safety, plays and integral role in making patients feel comfortable and earning their trust.

Meet Dr. Eckl

Dr. Lawrence “Lee” Eckl II is a graduate of the University of Southern California School of Dentistry. Go Trojans!! Prior to attending USC, Dr. Eckl completed his undergraduate education in Biology and Chemistry as a student-athlete at Western Washington University where he played football.

Dr. Eckl is an active member of the Orange County Dental Society (OCDS), California Dental Association (CDA), and American Dental Association (ADA). He is committed to continuing education ensuring his patients receive the most advanced and comprehensive dental care in a honest and friendly environment.

While attending USC for dental school, Dr. Eckl participated in numerous local and international dental clinics for underserved youth, including trips to Belize, Mexico City, and Costa Rica.

Dr. Eckl grew up locally in Dana Point part of a large family with 6 children. He currently resides in the area with the love of his life Hollee, two sons, Keegan and Lance, and daughter Sidnee Faye. Dr. Eckl enjoys spending time with his family, friends, and dogs. His hobbies include going to the beach, playing music, fish tanks, gardening, and travel.

Wife Hollee, two sons, Keegan and Lance, daughter Sidnee, and Dr. Eckl

Our Mission

Dr. Eckl Family Dentistry is a practice offering dental services to individuals and families in the South Orange County area, providing dental services for communities such as San Clemente, Dana Point, San Juan Capistrano, Laguna Niguel, Ladera Ranch, Aliso Viejo, and the surrounding areas.

We strive to provide comprehensive, compassionate dental care to our patients utilizing the most advanced techniques and technologies available.

Our goal and policy is to treat our patients as we would treat our families. We will offer a high-quality, friendly service in a gentle, caring atmosphere.

Our patients are the heart of our practice and the reason we are here. At all times our patients will be treated with respect, dignity and compassion.

Being of service to our patients is the definition of our purpose and the mission of our practice.


  • This is the best dentist in san clemente, the front office is great, Randi is top notch with taking care of all my scheduling of appointments for me and my children, Dr Eckl is incredible,very professional and personable, it's amazing my kids enjoy getting there teeth cleaned . I want to say thank you to all your employees.

    David C., Yelp Review 2/13/14
  • Best dentist I have ever been to!!!! Dr. Eckl is amazing; his dental work never fails. The staff is super friendly and sweet. You will not be let down go to him!! P.S. Their chapstick is amazing (especially the iced pear)!

    Brenna B., Yelp Review 1/13/14
  • My family and friends have been coming here for years, I would challenge you to find a more quality Dentist, not only a friendly office but a young Dentist with old school ethics, it's not about chair time and money, His margins on restorations are true and closed, only the best dental gold is used.

    Tom B., Yelp Review
  • Dr. Eckl and his staff are all so friendly! It's a great office for small children, they make them (and the terrified adult) feel so comfortable. Dr. Eckl himself is as friendly as they come, he's very honest and thorough which is very appreciated! If you're in San Clemente and looking for a amazing dental office, this is definitely your place 🙂 Total package!

    Briana R., Yelp Review
  • THE BEST DENTIST AND STAFF BY FAR!!!!!!!!! My experience with dentists over the years has made me never want to go back. I always have felt like I was dealing with salesmen and have been very taken advantage of in the past. Dr. Eckl is very conservative, yet honest. He explained everything very well and with such patience. It made me feel very comfortable with my dental care. The staff is always friendly and extremely helpful. I highly recommend this office and I am so thankful to have found such a great Dr. for my family. My 2 year old keeps asking when he can go back!

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