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Grand Dentistry in downtown ESCONDIDO was started over 20 years ago in 1999 across from Palomar hospital to serve the local community. Since its inception, it has become known as a health centered, minimally invasive, preventive cosmetic practice. We are passionate about caring for the “person”, not just the teeth! We love patients of all ages and we trained in “listening,” which is the most important skill in dentistry.

We want to be your DENTAL HOME!

Grand Dentistry in Escondido, CA

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.

Charles Basso in Escondido, CA

Memberships & Certifications

American Dental Association

California Dental Association 

San Diego County Dental Association

Received Fellow Status with the International Congress of Oral Implantologists

Associate Fellow of the American Academy of Implant Dentistry

American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine

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

Since graduating from the University of Southern California Dental School, Dr. Basso has continued to enjoy learning. He has received extensive additional training in many areas of dentistry over the past 20 years. He feels it is important to integrate the latest research and knowledge of dentistry into our practice. He did his implant training through UNLV and is fellow of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists and the American Academy of Implant Dentistry. He is extensively trained and equipped to treat Sleep Apnea (link to sleep apnea page) and is a member of the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine. He achieved the highest laser certification by the World Clinical Laser Institute, and sedation licensing through DOCS, the leading dental sedation organization.

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.

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Sarah Golshan, DDS

A born-and-raise San Diego native, Dr. Sarah Golshan earned her undergraduate degree from San Diego State University. She received a bachelor’s degree in biology and minored in sociology with an emphasis in diversity and change. She is proud to be part of the Trojan family, earning her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of Southern California Ostrow School of Dentistry in 2013. After successful completion of the Western Regional Examining Board, she continued her education; completing an optional hospital-based residency program at Jacobi Medical Center, a level one trauma center in Bronx, New York.  She moved back home to San Diego in 2015 and can’t imagine living anywhere else. Dr. Golshan provides comprehensive dental care in a gentle and comfortable manner. She is proficient in a wide range of dental procedures, with a particular interest in aesthetic dentistry. Her Hobbies include hiking, cooking, and practicing yoga; she enjoys attending comedy shows, Broadway musical performances and traveling. 

Dr. Leslie Bonar in Escondido, CA

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

American Dental Association
California Dental Association
San Diego County Dental Association

Meet Dr. Leslie Bonar

Dr. Bonar has loved being a general cosmetic dentist since 1984. She served in Desert Storm and in the United States Navy, where she received extensive training in Restorative Dentistry, Oral Surgery and Sedation. This experience created a profound commitment to deliver comfortable and predictable dental treatment. She made the choice to begin serving patients of all ages in Escondido across from Palomar Hospital. Her main focus for over 30 years has been health centered, minimally invasive, preventive, and cosmetic dental care. In the past 10 years, Dr. Bonar has received additional certification in Cosmetic Dentistry, Aesthetics and Laser Dentistry.

Dr. Bonar feels especially passionate about treating the “patient attached to the teeth.” Both Dr. Basso and Dr. Bonar 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. 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!

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To schedule an appointment for any of our general dentistry services, or to learn more about our cosmetic services, veneers, implant or sedation, please call us at (760) 747-7878!

“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

“My husband & I have been going to Grand Dentistry for 2 years! The office staff is beyond amazing! Very friendly and accommodating. We both go to Dr. Basso - he is great! We definitely recommend this office to everyone.”
- Ashley Daoud

Phone: (760) 747-7878
Fax: (760) 747-2156

Monday: 7:00AM - 5:30PM
Tuesday: 7:00AM - 5:30PM
Wednesday: 8:00AM - 5:30PM
Thursday: 8:00AM - 6:00PM
Friday: 7:00AM - 3:00PM