We want to be your DENTAL HOME!
Taking Care of the People Attached to Their Smiles
We at Grand Dentistry can tell you that “we don’t treat patients like numbers,” or that “no patient is the same,” but that’s what every other dental practice claims. At Grand Dentistry, we have a unique passion for helping people. We go above and beyond to train ourselves in the “art of listening” by studying different personality types to better understand our patients to the fullest extent. We then can create the best treatment plan based on what benefits them and their needs.
Memberships & Certifications
Received Fellow Status with the International Congress of Oral Implantologists
Associate Fellow of the American Academy of Implant Dentistry
World Clinical Laser Institute Certified
DOCS Education Sedation Permit
Voted San Diego’s Top Dentist” 2015,2017, 2018, 2019 as voted by dental colleagues
Charles Basso, DDS
He is a member of the American Dental Association, California Dental Association, San Diego County Dental Society, Omicron Kappa Upsilon honor dental society.
Dr. Basso loves living in North County with his wife and three daughters. He and his wife are involved in church, school, and community volunteer organizations. He enjoys surfing, scuba diving, exercise, and spending time with his family.
Memberships & Certifications
San Diego’s “Top Dentists” in 2015, 2017, and 2018!
City of Escondido Veteran Award for serving homeless vets
DOCS Sedation Licensure by the #1 Sedation Organization and Treatment of Sleep Disorders
Meet Dr. Leslie Bonar
Dr. Bonar feels especially passionate about treating the “patient attached to the teeth.” Both Dr. Basso and Dr. have DOCS Sedation Certification by the #1 sedation organization in the country.
Oral Sedation, Nitrous Oxide Sedation and General Anesthesia are ALL SAFE protocols for helping our valued patients complete their Cosmetic and Restorative Dental goals. She has been a longtime member of the American Dental Association, the California Dental Association and the San Diego County Dental Society. Being a disabled Veteran herself, she started the “Smiles for Heroes” Program, providing dental care for local Veterans in need, inspired by Gary Sinise and his foundation. She and her family love living in Escondido and being a part of the community. She loves her family, running, biking, scuba diving and ALL animals!
Front Office Team
“I drive almost 90 minutes to get to Grand Dentistry for every visit. The quality of their care makes the drive worthwhile. The dentists and staff are excellent!”
- Jim Szeyller
“I've been coming to Grand Dentistry for 15+ years. They make you feel like family right when you walk in. Dr. Bonar and Dr. Basso are so kind and such great listeners so you feel comfortable and relaxed. I love it here! Marlene is my hygienist and I love her. She is so gentle and thorough. When she's finished I know my teeth are sparkling clean. I don't trust my teeth with anyone else!”
- Shauna Rau
“Grand Dentistry has ALWAYS been top-notch. Their people are all very friendly and personable. I just had my teeth cleaned and Sonia is a joy to be with. She did a great job with the least amount of pain (I don't know about you but I've through lots of pain when I've had my teeth cleaned at other dental offices). They've been our dental office for many years and we'll never go anywhere else.
- Cameron Matthews
“I just switched to this dentist and this office has everything I have been looking for from the high tech equipment to the staff. They are very nice, professional and down to earth people. I felt very comfortable and not nervous as I usually do when I go to the dentist. This is going to be my new dentist for many years to come.”
- Mary Methot
“The entire staff, from front desk to dentists (including techs) is amazing. They are kind and friendly. I am terrified of dental work, and EVERYONE in the office is understanding and helpful. I have had previous dentists who shame or ridicule me for my fear, but not this place! Dr. Basso listens to my fears, and he works hard to make me feel safe. This place has helped me to come so far in reducing my fears!”
- Tamminy Fisk
- Ashley Daoud