by MICHELLE TREMBLAY | photos by Tyler McElhaney

Great for Smiles, Great for the Community

After Serving North County for 30 Years, Great Smiles Now Calls Carlsbad Home

cs_greatsmiles2Since its founding in 1982, Great Smiles Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics has grown to become one of the leading orthodontic and pediatric dental practices in North County San Diego. Utilizing the latest technological advances, the practice prides itself on delivering high quality, individualized dental care to infants, children, and teens, as well as orthodontic care to children, teens, and adults.

The practice is thrilled to announce the relocation of its former Encinitas office to Carlsbad, while maintaining their main office in Solana Beach. “We’re happy to now be calling Carlsbad home and look forward to continuing our great work in the community,” said Dr. Miller and Dr. Angelopoulos, who – along with Dr. Hydo and Dr. Rawlings – believe that staying involved in the community should remain a top priority. “Great Smiles is a community partner whose commitment to improving the lives of patients and neighbors extends beyond the dental office,” stated Dr. Miller and Dr. Angelopoulos. “More than just providing good dental care, the Great Smiles doctors believe that being active members of the community is important so that there’s great personal relationships with their patients, who are also friends, neighbors, community activists, and so much more.”

“We’re happy to now be calling Carlsbad home and look forward to continuing our great work in the community.”


The practice is composed of four exceptionally skilled doctors with over 80 years combined experience: Dr. Christopher Hydo DDS, MS; Dr. Natalie Miller DDS, MS; Dr. Crystal Angelopoulos DMD; and Dr. William Rawlings who has degrees and board certification in both pediatric dentistry and orthodontics.

The doctors at Great Smiles are also very proud of their support staff. “All of our dental assistants are certified Registered Dental Assistants. Each one of them is specially trained to work with young children in a manner that displays patience and understanding,” explained Dr. Miller and Dr. Angelopoulos. “Additionally, our treatment coordinators are experts at all of the aspects of administration of a dental practice.”


The team at Great Smiles is focused on providing excellent service to every patient. “What separates us from many other practices is our approach to communication,” said Dr. Hydo. “We know that to be effective, communication has to flow two ways. Our treatment can be adjusted based on what our doctors and staff hear from patients, which allows us not only to always be providing the highest quality care, but delivering it in the way that is most comfortable for each patient.”


Name of Business: Great Smiles Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics
Owner/Manager: Crystal Angelopoulos DMD; Christopher Hydo DDS, MS; Natalie Miller DDS, MS
Year of Establishment: 33+ years
Address: 6010 Hidden Valley Rd., Suite 100, Carlsbad, CA 92011
Phone: 760-944-5115
Description of business: A partner in the North County Coastal community since 1982, Great Smiles Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics is committed to delivering exceptional pediatric dental care and comprehensive orthodontic care for children, teens, and adults.