David Garate, DDS A Highly Educated and Attentive Dentist
Serving Chula Vista, CA

Meet Dr. Garate

Our Dentist at Perfect Smiles California

Dr. Garate has helped patients in Chula Vista, CA, and the surrounding San Diego area achieve teeth worth smiling about since 1998. Dr. Garate believes in taking the time to understand each patient's concerns individually to yield the best dental results. Originally from Chula Vista, Dr. Garate loves the San Diego area and takes pride in being to help those in the community get back their perfect smile. 

David Garate, DDS

Hear Why Dr. Garate Became a Dentist

In this video, Dr. Garate tells his journey of discovering his passion for dentistry and why he continues to be inspired daily as a dentist.

David Garate, DDS is the kind of dentist who truly believes in building relationships with patients. He graduated at the top of his class from UABC University, and graduated with honors from an international program at LaSalle University. Dr. Garate constantly studies the latest techniques and technology in dentistry to give you the very best results.

Dr. Garate's Educational Background and Continuous Learning

Dr. Garate continues to expand his dentistry knowledge with advanced training courses. 
Dr. Garate continues to expand his dentistry knowledge with advanced training courses. 


Dr. Garate attended The Autonomous University of Baja California, graduating at the top of his class. Dr. Garate then began practicing dentistry in 1998. 

LaSalle University

To continue offering his patients superior service, Dr. Garate continued his education at LaSalle University, where he participated in the two-year International Dental program. He graduated from their dentistry program with honors in 2011. 

Advanced Training

Dr. Garate hasn't stopped learning. To grow his knowledge of implant dentistry and stay at the forefront of dental technology, he continues to take advanced training courses in the following fields:

  • Implant placement
  • Guided bone regeneration
  • 3D computer-generated crown and bridge restorations
  • Cosmetic dentistry
  • 3D implant and orthodontic planning
  • Invisalign
  • Clear Correct 3D printing

"Significantly reduced my dental anxiety." Dr. Garate Establishes Trust With Chula Vista Patients



Chula Vista, CA


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The warm and welcoming reception, their expertise, attention to detail, and commitment to patient education are outstanding. They explained each step of each procedure, and offered valuable guidance for maintaining oral hygiene. The clinic's cleanliness and the team's genuine kindness, created a comfortable and inviting atmosphere that significantly reduced my dental anxiety.

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I came in for a lost filling and 2 years later i am getting my braces off! Drs Garate and Falcon made me feel very comfortable, the staff is fantastic and my teeth are fixed and now straight for the first time in my life. I highly recommend then to make the ever scary dental visit less scary and far more pleasant. 5 stars for the Drs and staff!

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Dr. Garate's National and International Affiliations

American Dental Association
California Dental Association
San Diego Dental Society
Hispanic Dental Association

Services Offered at Our Chula Vista Practice By Dr. Garate

The team at Perfect Smile California

Perfect Smiles California

Our dentists use the latest technology and innovative techniques to help you and your family enjoy healthy smiles and optimal oral health. Our doctors are affiliated with professional associations including:

  • American Dental Association
  • California Dental Association
  • San Diego County Dental Society

To schedule an appointment at our Chula Vista, CA, dental office, contact us online or call (619) 656-4199.

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