I am so grateful to be an orthodontist. The work we do is honestly fun. The kids and adults we work with are highly motivated, energetic, and a joy to be around. Every day, I see miracles happen, in the transformations patients go through, and that makes every moment worth it.
I love watching lives change and personalities blossom, witnessing peoples confidence increase as they see the change in their appearance. Its a privilege to be part of this process and be trusted with a persons future smile.
Over the years I have met so many remarkable people. I treasure my relationships with each person I have had the privilege to treat. Children and teens constantly surprise me with their latest adventures and a new joke. Caring for adults is just as amazing: working with someone whos longed for a confident smile and is now getting it, and sharing in their joy, is remarkable.
Ive practiced in the oral healthcare field for 30 years. My first eight years were as a general dentist. Then I returned to school for orthodontics and have been creating smiles for 22 years. I was drawn to the field out of a desire to help people, work with my hands, and be self-employed. I wanted to be able to improve lives through individual care and I wanted time to connect with and get to know my patients.
Continuing education has always been a big part of my practice. I study advances in dentistry and orthodontics, including the latest technology, techniques, and materials. I also study business management, learning new ways I can serve and exceed my patients expectations. I believe ongoing continuing education, for myself and my team, makes us better equipped to serve.
I think being involved in and support the community is a way to give back to others. My practice regularly participates in dental school screens and career days. We also offer free Sports Guards to athletes to help protect their teeth.
I grew up in a little town called Angwin, about eight miles above St. Helena in the Napa Valley. I currently live in Arroyo Grande; the sand dunes of Pismo Beach are just across the street from my home.
Im single and have two great kids, Kristin and Michael. Kristin married in 2013 and now I have another wonderful son, Adam, as part of my family. Being with these three is my favorite way to spend time. I also have a variety of hobbies, including hiking, biking, photography, kayaking, and riding motorcycles.
We recognize that all of our patients are unique and deserve to receive orthodontic care that reflects their individual needs. Our experienced and talented team is committed to working with you and your family to create a comfortable, stress-free, and rewarding orthodontic experience every time you visit our practice.
Dr. Kirk Specht, Dr. Jeremy Barrett, Dr. David Lindsey, and the Central Coast Orthodontics team would be honored to help you achieve that amazing smile. We offer a personalized, gentle orthodontic experience to create a smile youll love for a lifetime. Even better, we make treatment fun!
We know the power of a great smile. When you know your teeth are straight and healthy, your self-esteem grows and youre comfortable in social situations. You talk, laugh, and smile with ease, confident you look your best. That confidence, in turn, fosters connections, opens doors, and is obvious to everyone you meet!
Deciding to have orthodontic treatment is deciding to make a positive, lasting change in your life. Youll transform during your treatment. As you see your new smile begin to take shape, youll feel better about yourself, happily talking and laughing with others. By the end of your time with us, youll be a new person, with a smile thats brimming with joy!
Our doctors and team members are highly trained orthodontic professionals. Were also people-oriented and love getting to know each patient. Youll never be a number on a chart to any of us. Well not only remember your name, but your interests and activities. Well look forward to your visits as a time to see the progress of your smile and to hear your latest news.
For us, participating in straightening someones teeth is fulfilling. We see that persons life, attitude, and confidence change, from visit to visit. Its a joy for us to provide this service and love that were creating a positive, life-changing smile for someone whos become our friend.
Well talk about how treatment works and the technology and processes we use. And well ask about your concerns, whether youre thinking about comfort, time, finances, or trust. When the doctor develops your custom treatment plan, hell address those concerns, ensuring all your needs are met.