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Cosmetic Dentistry

Volumes of research confirm the influential role of smiles on our relationships and our self-esteem.


Brightwood Dental’s experience puts a stunning smile in easy reach with thin, invisible trays.

Bridal Package

A customized package for your special day, you’ll find excellent cosmetic deals when you choose our Bridal Package!

Welcome to Brightwood Dental!

Located in Atascadero, California, we see patients from the surrounding communities of Paso Robles, Templeton, Santa Margarita, San Luis Obispo, Morro Bay, Los Osos, San Miguel, Cayucos, and Cambria. 

A dentist who empathizes with dental fear.

Dr. Milch is a dentist who’s afraid of the dentist, so she understands the fear and anxiety that can go along with even a routine cleaning. Even as the child of two dentists, Dr. Milch experienced dental anxiety. She understands the needs of a patient who feels nervous about dental appointments and strives to provide every patient with a gentle, calming experience. She uses a numbing gel before each injection to reduce patient discomfort, and neck pillows and blankets are available, so you can get cozy and unwind while she works her dental magic.

She and her compassionate team manage everything from exams and cleanings for all ages to cosmetic dentistry, Invisalign, laser dentistry, and implant restorations. She loves the artistry that cosmetic dentistry entails and being able to make a difference in patient’s lives by creating a beautiful smile is what drives her.

We want our patients to feel relaxed and comfortable, and we offer many amenities to make your visit as pleasant as it can be. Our bathroom is stocked with disposable toothbrushes, and every new patient gets a welcome gift. 

We believe that whatever your dental needs may be, you will be treated with the highest quality dentistry available and with the most compassionate, respectful care you deserve. 

Give excellence.  Earn Trust. Enrich lives.

Meet the Dentist

Charlotte Milch, DDS

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Dentistry is Dr. Milch’s passion, and she loves to take advanced courses on the latest techniques so that she can give her patients the best care available. She has studied with the prestigious Spear Education and is certified in Invisalign® invisible braces, OSHA safety, Core Disaster Life Support, and laser dentistry. She is a member of the American Dental Association, the California Dental Association, and the Central Coast Dental Society. She was voted one of America’s Best Dentists in 2016 and 2017. 

Patient Reviews

Our patients have wonderful things to say about the care they receive from Brightwood Dental:

"This is the best dentist office I have ever used. No waiting, pleasant staff and everyone smiles."
–John F.
"Kind, professional and knowledgeable staff. Dr Milch has established a practice second to none."
–Melissa S.
"I absolutely love this office! Coming from someone who gets such anxiety when it comes to dental care I will never go anywhere else. They are so welcoming from the minute you enter until the minute you walk out the door leaving."
–Miranda R.
"Staff is friendly and helpful. You're not an insurance policy rather, I was treated with dignity and respect. Highly recommended."
–Scott M.