Solana Beach dentist opens new office

Dr. Robert Randolph’s new Solana Beach dental office is built from a healthy, long-standing foundation of family and friends.

On Oct. 12, Randolph, or “Dr. Bob” as he’s known at work, opened the new office of the Randolph Family Dental Practice at 432 N. Cedros Ave., just north of the Solana Beach train station.

Since 1971, the practice, opened by his father, Dr. George Randolph, who retired in 2006, had been located on Academy Drive in Solana Beach.

The new Craftsman-style building, with 2,000 square feet of downstairs space (zoned for mixed use, there is a 1,600-square-foot apartment upstairs), allows Robert Randolph and his staff of four hygienists and one dental assistant to service his 1,500 patients in what Randolph called a “comfortable” environment, one that feels more like a welcoming home than a sterile office.

Randolph is a Carmel Valley resident who attended Stanford University and dental school at the University of the Pacific. He made it a point to use local builders Malone Brothers Construction Inc. and the father-son team of Friehauf Architects in constructing the new building.

Randolph said he appreciated the companies’ understanding of local architecture and their ability to make the building blend in with the feel of the coastal community. The Friehaufs have also been longtime patients of his father’s.

Within the office walls, the family legacy grows even stronger.

With an eye for local, environmentally friendly materials, Randolph’s wife, Laura, did all the interior decorating.

And in the lobby and lining the hallway, there are vibrant paintings of orchids; in each of the five operating rooms, a painting of a different fish graces the wall. The artist is Tim Gunther, a local resident and longtime friend of Randolph’s, going back to their days as Torrey Pines High School students.

Randolph said he is grateful to carry on the family legacy and appreciates the foundation established by his father and his mother, Diane, who worked as her husband’s hygienist for many years and now can often be found helping out with scheduling, or watching her son and Laura’s three young daughters, Sydney, 4, Piper, 3, and Kelly, 10 months.

“We pride ourselves on being a family business,” Randolph said. “We want our family name to be recognized as very good and honest providers of health.”

Diane said she remembers her son coming to the family office every day after getting out of school at Earl Warren Middle School.

“He used to sit in the lobby in his soccer clothes,” she said. “There’s a lot of history here.”

For more information, visit or call (858) 755-8001.

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