Dr. Nick Dovey


Dr. Nicholas "Nick" Dovey proudly serves his community as the primary dentist of Finest City Dental. Treating patients all across the greater San Diego, CA area, Dr. Dovey is dedicated to the long-term service of each member of his dental family, which consists of the many men, women, and children who place their oral health in his capable hands. He has devoted the past decade of his life to pursuing his passion for dentistry by studying modern techniques and excelling in every facet of the industry. With a focus on general and restorative dental care, Dr. Dovey has demonstrated an exceptional work ethic throughout his impressive academic and professional career. Seizing the opportunity to learn and grow every day, Dr. Dovey sets himself apart from his peers with his impressive academic accomplishments and commitment to lifelong patient care.


Prior to earning his doctoral degree from the Western University College of Dental Medicine, Dr. Dovey initially set his career in motion along a different path. He graduated from the University of California in Santa Barbara with honors, earning a bachelor's degree in psychology. From there, he spent several years making a name for himself in the sales and marketing industry. It was during this time that he realized his passion for dental care and promptly acted upon it. He served as a community outreach volunteer for a pediatric dentistry practice before enrolling in dental school. While at dental school, Dr. Dovey worked hard, excelled in his studies, and was even inducted into the prestigious national dental honor society, OKU. He achieved Dean's List recognition three years in a row and earned the Dean's Award for exhibiting outstanding leadership, professionalism, and community service during his remarkable tenure in school.

An advocate of continuing education, Dr. Dovey has further expanded his wide breadth of techniques and skills by attending numerous post-doctoral classes, seminars, and presentations.

Specialties and Expertise

Specializing in comprehensive general dental care, Dr. Dovey is well-trained in several areas of modern dental care, such as restorative, endodontic, pediatric, cosmetic, and digital dentistry. The most popular treatments he and his skilled team offer at Finest City Dental are dental crowns, porcelain veneers, dental bridges, dental implants, root canals, scaling and root planing, and periodontal (gum) treatment. In addition to these procedures, Dr. Dovey is also a trusted provider of Invisalign. Committed to only using the latest and greatest in dental materials and technology, Dr. Dovey is also trained in the use of the CEREC 3D Restorative System. As his career continues to flourish, Dr. Dovey is increasingly becoming well-known for his proficiency in providing stunning work with dental implants and other restorations, such as dentures, crowns, and bridges.

Societies and Memberships

In addition to being a member of the esteemed OKU honor society, Dr. Dovey proudly holds memberships with the following professional associations:

  • Academy of General Dentistry
  • American Dental Association
  • California Dental Association
  • San Diego County Dental Society


When he’s not hard at work in the office, Dr. Dovey spends precious time with his wife, Emily, and two young daughters. He also enjoys woodworking and snowboarding, and he often competes in triathlons whenever possible. Dr. Dovey and his wife recently moved back to San Diego from Fullerton to be closer to loved ones. Their little family is thrilled to be a part of this community once more.


"We are excited to be part of a highly skilled team and look forward to seeing all of you in the coming months. We are eager to provide the same quality dentistry that Dr. Tubbesing and his team provided over the years. It is our privilege to serve you, and I look forward to being your dentist for the next 30 years."


"What an amazing experience!"


Office Visit

"My father is a dentist back in New Jersey, he graduated top ten in his class from NYU dental school...point is I know next to nothing about dentistry so I had my father prescreen Dr. Tubbesing before I went to visit (unfortunately I couldn't fly back to New Jersey for the implication with Molars 13 and 14. Dr. Tubbesing is exceptionally knowledgable and is the first dentist I have ever visited aside from my father. In short, I am very happy I have found a dentist here in California I can trust and feel comfortable with. Also his staff is exceptionally comforting."



"Dr. Tubbesing is a wonderful dentist, with a kind, helpful staff.  I'm almost reluctant to review him because it can take a little while to get an appointment, just because he's so popular.   Dr. Tubbesing is kind, gentle, friendly, affordable and good at what he does.  He's a fundamentally good man and a skilled dentist."



"Dr. Roger Tubbesing could save Webster Dictionary some time as instead of using words for definitions of the words Detailed, Quality, Caring, Remarkable, Brilliant, they could simply put a picture of him.  What an amazing (Another word which could have his picture) dentist & person. His approach to looking out for your dental health is conservative & honest, if you do need any dental care his skills are top notch.  Give him a call, you got to meet Dr. Tubbesing & his wonderful team."



"Wanted to update this because I saw the 1-star review from someone lower, mentioning a potential degradation of Dr. Tubbesing's service and mental acuity,  so I paid extra close attention to the good doctor during my semi-annual checkup today. Pleased to say I noticed ZERO difference in his behavior or the quality of his work. He was still friendly, chatty, informed, and did a great job on my teeth. All I needed was a cleaning, so you can keep that as a caveat, but far as I could tell he was the exact same terrific, personable dentist I've been seeing for three years now."



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