About Dr. Ratchford & the Team at

Morro Bay Family Dentistry


Dental Health with Integrity

Morro Bay Family Dentistry strives to serve our patients with the highest quality of care and the latest technology. We treat our patients with their overall health in mind and devise a comprehensive plan tailored to each individual.

We work closely with a variety of specialists in order to achieve the best results possible and enhance your quality of life.

Compassionate Care

Morro Bay Family Dentistry is committed to reducing anxiety and pain to allow total comfort for you, our patient.  At Morro Bay Family Dentistry, we carefully select our staff to align our entire team’s values with your comfort in mind.

Personal Approach

Our focus is completely on your needs and wants.  We will allow you to make a fully informed decision regarding what level of treatment would enhance your life.  Comprehensive dental care is something that can absolutely change your life.  We will make sure to allow you the time to best understand the options for care, and will be delighted to answer any questions you have about any proposed Services Provided.

Latest Technology

Not all dentists have the latest technology.  Morro Bay Family Dentistry leads the way when it comes to adopting dental technologies which promote your oral health, create superior comfort, save you time, and can even reduce overall costs of some Services Provided.

Practice Philosophy

Morro Bay Family Dentistry is committed to providing superior care to our patients. Using the latest technology, the office provides a friendly, knowledgeable staff who’s always there for you. Compassionate care and integrity in service is of paramount importance to all of us at Morro Bay Family Dentistry. Our dental staff is committed to offering comprehensive dental services for all the needs of local residents. We’re committed to offering you the most comfortable, enjoyable experience as possible.

Services Provided


Bonding & Veneers

Bonding & Veneers

Bonding and veneers make your teeth look better by changing their colour, shape or spacing.

Bridges & Dentures

Bridges & Dentures

Bridges and dentures are 2 ways to restore a badly damaged tooth or replace a lost tooth.

Minor Oral Surgery

Minor Oral Surgery

Here you can find information about different surgical procedures.

Crowns

Crowns

If your tooth is damaged but not lost, a crown can be used to cover the exposed part of the tooth.

Dental Implants

Dental Implants

Dental implants are used to replace missing roots and support replacement teeth.

Fillings

Fillings

There are several types of materials that can be used to fill a cavity.

Invisalign

Invisalign

Orthodontic treatment uses braces or other appliances to put gentle pressure on your teeth and eventually move them into the right position. They can either be fixed or removable.

Root Canal Treatment

Root Canal Treatment

Root canal treatment is the process of removing the infected, injured or dead pulp from a tooth.

Teeth whitening

Teeth Whitening

Teeth whitening procedures range from removing surface stains to the more difficult intrinsic and tetracycline staining.

Teeth whitening

Periodontal Therapy

Periodontal therapy and prophylaxis is needed to maintain healthy gum tissues. Laser therapy is used as well in order to kill disease-inducing bacteria.

Teeth whitening

General Procedures

Other procedures offered in our office.