Our team works together to create a positive, professional, and enjoyable experience for our patients. Each team member brings the highest level of skill and genuine compassion in order to give our patients the exceptional dental care they deserve. Please feel free to look though our bios to learn a little more about us and know that we look forward to seeing you in our Encinitas dental office!
Growing up around dentistry, I knew at an early age that I wanted to be a dentist. After graduating from the University of San Diego, I went on to study at Western University of Health Sciences where I earned both my Masters in Medical Science and Doctorate of Dental Medicine. I think youll find me not only to be a kind and compassionate person, youll always find me to have a friendly smile and gentle touch.
I was awarded a fellowship by the International Congress of Oral Implantologists due to numerous hours of advanced training and experience with dental implants. I am also a member of the Academy of General Dentistry, American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, American Dental Association, California Dental Association, San Diego County Dental Society, American Academy of Implant Dentistry, as well as Spear and sdCAD/CAM Dentists Study Clubs where I continue to learn and fuel my passion for dentistry and technology. I am always taking continuing education to further the care I can provide for you. Im trained and certified in Oral Conscious Sedation and Invisalign. I am proud to be a clinical product reviewer for the Clinicians Report that is read by thousands of dentists across the country each month.
I live here in Encinitas with my wife Katie, daughter Maren, and our dog Indie. When not in the office you can find me at the beach or snowboarding in the mountains, I also really enjoy golf, tennis, and baseball. I look forward to taking care of you the way I would members of my own family for decades to come!
I have had the pleasure of working in the dental field for 25 years with my start in pediatric dentistry and orthodontics the first 10 years and 15 awesome years in general dentistry working in our office with our wonderful team of caring experts. I absolutely love and enjoy interacting with our exceptional patients. They are our family away from ours and know that our office is their dental home where they are cared for and loved! In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my husband, Tim, 3 grown children and a basset hound who are my focus away from the office. My other loves are cooking, gardening, cinema, walks/hikes with our dog and going to great music concerts!
I have been a front office team member for several years here and enjoy welcoming patients to our practice, confident that they also enjoy being part of our dental family! I especially enjoy the fact that many of our patients are now third generation patients and we have been able to watch them grow. In my free time I enjoy spending time with my husband, dog, and our sons when they are home from college.
Starting as a dental assistant years ago, I have been in the dental field longer than not! I received my degree in Dental Hygiene in Seattle, WA and am also licensed in Nevada and California. I have worked in this office for over 20 years and enjoy working with such a progressive team. I feel blessed to have so many special patients that help me learn and grow every day! My spare time is filled with family and fun. I am a very proud mom of three sons and love many activities from motorcycling and boating to dining and dancing!
I graduated from the USC dental hygiene program over 20 years ago. I feel very fortunate to have joined this office and the experienced team here in the beginning of 2009. I truly enjoy working in an office with the latest technology and being able to take care of our lovely patients. When Im not in my dental scrubs, I love spending time with my family and friends. I enjoy gardening, roller blading, lazy summer days and a good book!
I have worked in the dental field for many years, started as a dental assistant and then pursued my passion as a dental hygienist. I enjoy providing quality of care and helping patients improve their overall health. I feel grateful and honored to be a part of this team. Im a native San Diegan, and in my free time, I enjoy being outdoors, running and spending time with my family and friends.
I have worked in dentistry for over 20 years and continue to find my job challenging and fun. I enjoy getting to know our patients so I can make them feel comfortable and cared for while having dental treatment. I am married and have two adult children.I love to be outdoors hiking, kayaking and camping with our family and friends.