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TLC Escondido Dental

Serving Escondido Since 1972

Welcome to TLC Escondido Dental

Dr. Madrigal and Dr. Reyes are proud to continue the TLC legacy established by Dr. Weigel and Dr. Cutler. We feel honored to serve you.

Located just outside of historic downtown Escondido, our philosophy of care reflects the spirit of our diverse and vibrant city. We believe in a non-judgmental, no-pressure approach and offer state-of-the-art care in a compassionate, upbeat environment.

It’s dentistry done differently. You’ll feel it the moment you walk through our door.

Keeping our patients safe

TLC Escondido Dental has always taken precautions when it comes to infection control and the safety of our patients and staff. In response to COVID-19, we’re following enhanced guidelines outlined by the ADA and CDC to confidently serve our community. 

  • Spacing out appointments
  • Health checks before visit and on arrival
  • Contactless check-in
  • Heightened equipment and office sterilization
  • Enhanced PPE

Learn more here. Or contact us with questions or concerns. 

Dr. Catalina Madrigal

“As my patient, you can expect a gentle and friendly experience. I want to be your partner in achieving a healthier and more beautiful smile.”

Dr. Madrigal has been practicing dentistry since 2014. She graduated first in her class from the international program of La Salle Bajio School of Dentistry in Guanajuato, Mexico with a Doctor of Dental Surgery degree.

She’s been published in the Journal of Clinical and Experimental Dentistry and other dental journals and is an active member of the American Dental Association and the California Dental Association. She is eager to learn and completes over 100 hours of continuing education courses every year — 4 times what is required for dentists in California.

With a passion for helping others, Dr. Madrigal often volunteers in the local community and especially enjoys helping children with disabilities and veterans. Although relatively new to Escondido, she’s excited to continue exploring the area and find new ways to give back.

At the end of the day, you might find her spending time with family, exploring new restaurants, enjoying a delicious BBQ made by Dr. Reyes, or relaxing with a good movie or show.

Dr. Jorge Reyes 

“I really enjoy getting to know my patients. I feel like this personal connection allows me to provide better care and a better experience. And as a dentist, that’s my ultimate goal — providing the highest standard of care and earning your trust.”

Originally from Texas, Dr. Reyes moved to sunny California in 2014 and has been practicing dentistry ever since. He graduated from the international program of La Salle Bajio School of Dentistry with honors and is a member of the ADA, CDA, and AAID.

Dr. Reyes is committed to providing the latest, most advanced dental treatments — just this past year, he completed over 300 hours of continued education classes. With a special interest in implant dentistry, he is currently working on becoming an AAID Credentialed Associate Fellow and will soon be Board Certified by the American Academy of Implant Dentistry.

As a strong believer in community, Dr. Reyes enjoys giving back whenever possible. He often volunteers to provide dental treatment to veterans as well as to inmates in local prisons. Outside of dentistry, Dr. Reyes loves traveling, frequenting local restaurants, and hosting BBQs with friends and family.

Meet the team

Kris Cooper

Kris has been with TLC Escondido Dental for 25 years! She loves seeing patients that were just young kids at first head off to college, get married, and then start their own families. Seeing generations of families gives such a nice, close-knit community feel at TLC!

Kris grew up in Escondido and then pursued her dental hygiene education at Northern Arizona University in Arizona. She married her high school sweetheart, who is an optometrist, and they have 2 children. Kris is also a wellness advocate for Young Living essential oils. She loves to travel, ski, hike, go to the beach, and is active at North Coast Church.

Angie Dieterle

Angie was born and raised in a small suburb of St. Louis. She moved to San Diego in 1981 and has lived in Escondido since 1993. She has worked in the dental field for over 35 years and has been with TLC Escondido Dental since its inception!

To Angie, one of the best aspects of working in the front office is getting to know patients and hearing their stories. She finds it so rewarding to come into the office every day and be a part of the TLC team.

Ariana Thompson

Ariana is a proud and long-time Escondido resident and dental hygienist. She began her career in the dental field as a pediatric Registered Dental Assistant in 2007 and graduated from dental hygiene school at San Joaquin Valley College in 2012. She’s worked on the TLC team since June 2014 and hopes to spend many more years serving patients here in our office.

In her free time, Ariana enjoys going to the beach, concerts, Padres games, traveling, camping, and spending time with loved ones. You may also find her at the grill or trying out a new restaurant.

Beckie Guerrero

Beckie is a Registered Dental Assistant. She’s been a part of the TLC team since 2016 and has worked in the dental field for over 16 years. She is CEREC certified and is proud to help offer this advanced dental technology to patients.

Beckie is known for her great sense of humor. She uses her happy personality to try and make every patient feel comfortable and at ease. She’s especially great with those who suffer from dental anxiety.

On her days off, Beckie enjoys exploring San Diego, going to museums, doing beach activities, and traveling.

Claudia Ornelas

Claudia is a dental assistant here at TLC and has been in the dental field for 6 years. She was born and raised here in Escondido and enjoys helping the community achieve great dental health.

In her free time, you can find Claudia spending time with friends and traveling to Mexico. She also loves listening to music of all types and watching movies with her sisters.

Griselda Flores

Griselda is TLC’s administrative manager. She was born and raised in Escondido and is fairly new to the dental field, but is excited to continue learning and growing here at TLC. She loves getting to know patients and providing excellent service.

Family and friends mean the world to Griselda. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her husband and doing outdoor activities like camping and off-roading.

Hear from our patients


Ronnie I.

I didn’t go to the dentist for 20 years because I was terrified as a child. When I found TLC I started to come back and get my teeth worked on. Now I never miss an appointment and look forward to getting my teeth cleaned and checked out. It’s a great experience and I recommend them to everyone!


Ms. Q J

I love this place! I’ve been coming here for five years and have not been to another dental office with better customer service. I drove all the way from Northern California to attend attend this appointment.

New patient? Start here

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Be our guest! We hope to change the way you think about going to the dentist. Enjoy an easy experience, honest advice, and our undivided attention. What else is in store?

  • Husband and wife dentists who treat you like family
  • Comfortable vibes and a friendly atmosphere
  • Honest advice and a conservative approach to treatments
  • High-tech treatments
  • Great patient amenities

All you have to do is show up. We’ll take care of the rest.

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Our office

950 E. Pennsylvania Ave, Suite A
Escondido, CA 92025
Get directions

We’re located just outside of downtown Escondido and offer free on-site parking.

Call: (760) 741-5775

7:30 am – 4:30 pm