La Mesa Family Dentistry
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La Mesa Family Dentistry
Michael O’Brien, DDS

La Mesa, CA

★★★★★

35 REVIEWS
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DENTAL TREATMENTS OFFERED

A list of major dental treatments which I offer my patients:

Dental cleaning

White fillings

Crowns

Inlays & onlays

Bridges

Clear aligners

Porcelain veneers

Teeth whitening

Dentures & partials

Root canal treatment

Tooth extraction

TMJ treatment

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Offers Invisalign®? Yes

OFFICE HOURS

Monday: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Tuesday: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Wednesday: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Thursday: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Friday: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Saturday: 8:00 am to 1:00 pm

Sunday: Closed

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Check out what some of our happy patients are saying about us:

Alex G. from La Mesa, CA (Source: Yelp)

★★★★★

This review is long overdue but better late than never. You need to know that if you are considering La Mesa Family Dentistry, you are making a very wise choice. I’ve been a regular for several years now and have no regrets. I absolutely HATED the fact that I had a dentist appointment before I moved to San Diego. That’s until I found the previous dentist, Faith Bolam, online and have been in good hands ever since. Dr. Bolam has since retired but Dr. Michael O’Brien has done a phenomenal job in taking over the reigns. The staff is also incredibly friendly and accomodating. I can truly say I no longer hate going to the dentist. I give them all the credit for making me more disciplined in caring about my teeth. I’ll list out why you should come just in case you haven’t got the hint: Dr. Michael O’Brien is a true professional and easy to feel comfortable with. The staff is incrediblly friendly and extremely gentle during the dental work for those of you who worry. You can watch TV with headphones to relax you during your entire visit. The experience they have and technology they use is top-notch. You’ll be encouraged to take care of your teeth and EVERY visit will be a comfortable one. Root canals, fillings, and regular cleanings are smooth and pain-free. Natalia does my regular cleanings and I refuse to see anyone else – she’s amazing! Kristine and Elizabeth are so welcoming and friendly. They always make sure I get scheduled on days and times that work for me. They work out everything with my insurance and are a big reason why my wife and I continue to be loyal patients. Dr. Michael O’Brien is the best of the best. He’s extremely knowledgeable, has a ton of experience, and will make sure you get what you need to keep your teeth healthy. Many more things to list, but you just need to go. Chances are you haven’t seen a dentist in a while or aren’t happy with the one you go to now. Well you can finally relax because I’ve done the work for you. Go to La Mesa Family Dentistry and save yourself the stress. You won’t regret it!

Violet Proulx (Source: Google)

★★★★★

Don’t like the dentist? Dr. O’Brien will change that for you. The man is literally a miracle worker. My teeth were all sorts of screwed, and he fixed everything perfectly. His front office staff are not only professional and polite, but extremely sympathetic and accommodating. They bent over backwards to make sure everything was up to snuff, and Dr. O’Brien even called me after 6pm on a Saturday just to make sure I was doing ok after some extensive work he did. That is above and beyond any treatment I’ve received from any caregiver. Seriously, I can’t recommend this team enough. They are top-notch on every single level.

Jeff S. from Mid-City, San Diego, CA (Source: Yelp)

★★★★★

Dr. O’Brien and his staff provide a pleasant dental experience. They are professional, courteous, and reasonably priced. After a sour experience at another dentist in San Diego, my oral surgeon friend recommended Dr. O’Brien. After my first visit with Dr. O’Brien, I immediately knew I wanted to keep my business here. He is very knowledgeable and very personable. He makes concerted efforts to ensure his dental work is as painless as possible. His staff is also very friendly and helpful. I highly recommend La Mesa Family Dentistry.

Cilene T. from El Cajon, CA (Source: Yelp)

★★★★★

I have been with La Mesa for awhile, and it is always a pleasant experience. Today my husband had to have emergency oral surgery.  Even though they are normally closed on Sundays,  I called the office and was able to get a hold of Dr O’Brien. He took his time, explained everything he was going to do before he did it, and explained everything we needed to do afterwards.  I am so grateful to be apart of the “La Mesa Family Dental” family.

Benjamin B. from San Diego, CA (Source: Yelp)

★★★★★

What I really love about Mike is the fact he explains every detail of the procedure and what he is doing as he is doing it so you never have any pain attacks or confusions! If its gonna get painful, he lets you know! However at 33 getting my wisdom teeth pulled I would have to say the total experience as a lot easier then I expected thanks to Mike and his team… I will be calling this place my Go-To for years to come 🙂 Thanks everyone at La Mesa Family Dentistry!!

Shelby F. from La Mesa, CA (Source: Yelp)

★★★★★

I’ve always had a tough time finding a good dentist, but Dr. O’Brien is by far the best. My entire family goes here and we always encourage friends to come here as well. He is so thorough in explaining what needs to be done, he tells you what he’s doing as he’s doing it, if it’ll hurt, and answers any questions I have to their full potential. The location is clean and the staff is sweet. If you’re like me and absolutely dread the dentist, than try La Mesa Family Dentistry out. They definitely go the extra mile to make you feel comfortable.

Debbie K. from San Diego, CA (Source: Yelp)

★★★★★

Cannot say enough great things about Dr. O’Brien. Just had a crown crack (NOT one that he did). Saw him yesterday. He’s very gentle. Great at giving the Lidocaine injections. Explains everything in easy to understand terms. Doesn’t pressure you into something you’re not interested in. He is the best dentist that I have ever been to. I’m also love his dental hygienist Nataliya. She’s great a cleaning your teeth without being overly aggressive.

Melissa B. from Carlsbad, CA (Source: Yelp)

★★★★★

WOW!  Dr. O’brien and his staff are absolutely amazing!  My favorite dentist was out of town on Friday so she recommended Dr. O’brien and he took great care of me.  I had a little anxiety about getting treatment on this particular tooth because of a previous bad experience, but Dr. O’brien calmed me right down and promised I wouldn’t feel a thing.  He was right!  He was very thorough in explaining all the treatment options, and fixed everything perfectly.  I am so grateful to Dr. O’brien and his staff for fitting me in at the last minute and for making me feel so comfortable!  Also, the rose and cookies at the end were a nice touch.

Robert B. from Spring Valley, CA (Source: Yelp)

★★★★★

Dr. O’Brian is a wonderful, caring dentist with great skills and kindness too.  He takes much care not to cause you any pain during your procedure.  The staff are friendly, helpful, caring and very competent.  The dental hygienist is wonderful.  Your teeth will be soo clean, white, polished and healthy.  You really feel welcomed,  respected and valued as a person.  Feels like a caring family here.  Prices are very reasonable.  You will not be disappointed and will be happy that you will have received excellent care here.

Elaine G. from San Diego, CA (Source: Yelp)

★★★★★

Many thanks to Dr. Michael O’Brien and his staff at La Mesa Family Dentistry, for taking such exceptional care of me and my dentistry needs. So grateful to have found an honest caring Dentist who recommends what is needed. I explained that I had a phobia about going to the dentist. Dr. O’Brien and his entire staff were so patient we me. Dr. O’Brien treated me gently with such care & compassion easing my worries, and took care of my tooth extraction, filling, root canal and crown in just 2 visits! That was amazing. Such an Exceptional and Professional team. I will confidently be their patient for many years to come. I have highly recommended Dr. O’Brien to my friends and family. I’m so happy my daughter recommend that I visit Dr. O’Brien; he is now my new dentist.

Melissa G. from El Cajon, CA (Source: Yelp)

★★★★★

This review is long overdue. I have been coming to see Dr. O’Brien and his amazing staff since he opened. I am the type of person who was terrified of the dentist. So much so that I used to go to sedation dentistry. Since I found him I no longer need that. Who is excited to go to the dentist anyways? Not me, however when you have Dr. O’Brien as your dentist it takes a lot of the worry away. He is extremely patient and gentle. He’s conservative with treatments and doesn’t try and do work that may not need to be done just to make a buck. Hes honest and truly has a passion for dentistry. A perfectionist! He is thorough, honest and gentle. And he will call you the next day and check up to make sure you are feeling well! That a great touch and makes you feel like you a valued patient. His staff is friendly and accommodating. The hygienist – Miss Natalia is amazing! No need to look any further, he is your new dentist!

Kristi B. from San Diego, CA (Source: Yelp)

★★★★★

My family and I needed to find a new dentist due to a change in our insurance. After reviewing many, I am so happy with selecting La Mesa Family Dentistry. The office is warm and welcoming, the staff is so friendly and they are very efficient with your time. I appreciated the presentation of our plans and breakdown of cost. Alexa our dental hygienist was thorough and friendly and Dr. O’Brien spent a lot of time explaining any issues but was very conservative as to what needed to be done with several options. I HIGHLY recommend this amazing practice!

Julie N. from La Jolla, San Diego, CA (Source: Yelp)

★★★★★

I am so incredibly happy with my experience at La Mesa Family Dentistry! First off, I had a really traumatic dental surgery as a teen. I have been avoiding the dentist like the plague. But I was experiencing pain for awhile now and knew I needed to go. I was absolutely dreading it. I found Dr. O’Brien on Yelp and was happy to see he had nothing but 5 star reviews. So I took a chance and I am so glad I did. Dr. O’Brien and his staff were so patient and gentle with me. I ended up having to do a root canal as one of my teeth was cracked. I also needed a deep cleaning. Well my first appointment was scheduled for 3 hours and I was so nervous. But slowly my anxiety melted away because of the care of the Doc and his staff. They really communicated every move they were making and that really went far in putting me at ease. He listened to me when I was in pain, which went a long way in earning my trust. They did everything in there power to make me feel comfortable. Bonus, I enjoyed watching movies on my own personal TV during the procedures, which is a nice distraction. Jasmine at the front of the office was so nice, helpful, and accommodating to my needs. And last but not least, Alexa my Dental Hygienist was incredibly sweet, thoughtful and caring. What a dream team! I can say that La Mesa Family Dentistry un-traumatized me! Look no further, especially if you have anxiety about going to the dentist. They will treat you right! THANK YOU!

Rick E. from San Diego, CA (Source: Yelp)

★★★★★

I had my first real dental surgery yesterday with Dr. O’Brien, I must say this is the first time I left a dental office without any pain. The root canal went smoothly I couldn’t feel what was being done!! I’ll definitely recommend him to my family n friends, then this was a very surprising thing.. He called me the following day to check up me n if I had any problems from the visit… now that’s first rate professionalisms at the best…

Candice A. from Temecula, CA (Source: Yelp)

★★★★★

I have been made wary of dentists because of horrible past experience but thanks to La Mesa Family Dentistry, I am starting to dread the dentist a little less each time I come in. I have some ongoing dental issues that require frequent appointments and before coming here, all of my past appointments would begin and end with me in tears. The entire staff at this location is kind, supportive, and knowledgeable. Dr OBrien is very patient. He explains every step he takes and really took every step possible to ensure that I was as comfortable as I could be. You never get the feeling that you’re being rushed or that you’re just a number in this office. He interacts kindly with the rest of the staff and their teamwork on procedures makes you feel taken care of. The office is clean, I have always been seen within 5 minutes of my appointment time. Appointment availability is great. Depending on the time of the day, parking can be difficult.

Cynthia C. from La Mesa, CA (Source: Yelp)

★★★★★

La Mesa Family Dentistry is amazing and highly recommended. I never planned on how difficult it might be to get dental work for both Mom and Dad with two kiddos in tow. The staff at LMFD helped us out so much and made the process so easy. Our family got two cleanings and some fillings, x-rays all in one visit. I had four fillings done and the process was smooth, easy, and painless. I’m happy we found a great team to treat our family.

M. J. from San Diego, CA (Source: Yelp)

★★★★★

So glad I chose Dr. O’Brien. He corrected some work, a previous not so qualified dentist did. I saw the good reviews on yelp and took a  chance. He and his staff are friendly and professional. I only write reviews on exceptionally good or bad businesses. They have to deserve it and this practice does in a good way.

Grant J. from San Diego, CA (Source: Yelp)

★★★★★

La Mesa family dentistry is a great collection of dental talent. My wife and I were patients of dr Bolam who retired last year. Dr O’Brien took over her practice and dr Bolam did a great job choosing a replacement. He has a very good chair side manner, excellent at explaining treatment options, and very gentle. He retained my favorite dental hygienist Natalyia, who is really sweet and also very through in her cleaning and polishing. Great location, easy freeway access, and a rose to take home to your wife!

Anita Sarkees (Source: Google)

★★★★★

I’ve been a patient of Dr. O’Brien for a couple of years and I am completely satisfied with the quality of service that I’ve receiving at his office. He is very knowledgable, has smooth hands when injecting my gums, and he is super nice. I highly recommend him to anyone in need of dental services.

Chelsea V. from San Diego, CA (Source: Yelp)

★★★★★

Dr. O’Brian is absolutely phenomenal! He is very meticulous and spends considerable time making sure his work is perfect and that his clients are comfortable. He walked me through each step of the exam/procedure. I had work done from another dentist when he was not in the office and I was having some minor issues. Dr. O’Brian scheduled a follow up appointment and took the time to patch up any work until I was satisfied. He is very profession and friendly. The staff is also extremely friendly and make you feel cared for and at ease. Finding a dentist can be really difficult but Dr. O’Brian was a wonderful find!

Danielle B. from San Diego, CA (Source: Yelp)

★★★★★

My husband and I absolutely love Dr. O’Brian and all his staff! My husband used to be really anxious with going to the dentist, but after he went for the first time he wouldn’t stop telling me I should go because he loved his experience so much and felt taken care of by all the staff. In my experience, Dr. O’Brian is very informative and is always very clear with what he suggests and whether it is preventative or a necessary procedure. He also talks you through every step of the way while performing the procedure so you know exactly what is happening. I feel very comfortable with him and his staff and they have been so comforting and excited to see me each time. They even handle me and my ever changing schedule. Thanks to the front desk girls for always being so understanding and helping me out. Lastly, the whole staff seems to enjoy each other’s company and they have fun together. All in all, I highly recommend La Mesa Family Dentistry. I recommend them to all my friends.

Nicholas T. from San Diego, CA (Source: Yelp)

★★★★★

Quick to tell you that this is the place to be!!! Dr. O’Brien and his entire staff are too amazing! The first day I went there, I randomly called a few places as I was ready to lose my head because I was in so much pain. They took me in that day and I was out in the next hour feeling blessed due to his work. Months later which lead to today, I am at work and most people at work are shocked because I had 3 teeth pulled and a root canal done yesterday. I’m only made it to work because he and his staff are too good! I didn’t feel any pain during this process and I mean no pain! It’s mind blowing that I made it to work. Do I feel sore? Sure just a tad and I really want to go exercise after work, however, the Dr said for me to take it easy (lol). What was shocking, he, himself, called me today to see how I am feeling. Easily, I would’ve thought the staff would’ve made that call but it was the Dr and that’s what caused me to write this beautiful review. If you’re reading this, it’s simple, this is your sign, go to Dr. O’Brien so he and his staff can take care of you as well!

Jeff Nico (Source: Google)

★★★★★

WOW is all I can say….DR. O’Brian and his staff are phenomenal! I’d give more stars if I could…. for starters, they accepted me last minute as a new patient on a Friday at 4 o’clock when most others were closed. His staff was very friendly, helpful and informative and made sure my mother (who got stuck taking me there while I was visiting her) was aware that there were snacks and drinks available in the mini-fridge while she waited which wasn’t long. I had a tooth extraction which, as the doctor explained, was like removing three screws without the screw heads present. He was done in 10 minutes. And on my way out the door the nurse gave me a long stem rose which I have to my mom! Today is the following day… the anesthetic has worn off and still no pain whatsoever! Thank you doctor O’Brien!

Sheila T. from San Diego, CA (Source: Yelp)

★★★★★

After retirement, I found myself in a situation in which I needed to change dentists to better take advantage of the benefits provided in my new dental plan. My first need was a replacement for a cracked crown. In some ways I was blessed because that particular crown was not a good fit. There was too much space left between it and the tooth behind it and I had almost continuous instances of irritated,inflamed gums as a result. Dr O’Brien did a great job. The first crown delivered did not fit well and he suggested that create a new mold and order a replacement. I agreed and when the next crown arrived it was tight, but he and his assistant patiently sanded it until it was a perfect fit. I’ve had the crown for several months now and what a relief it has been to have a new crown that fits as well as my original tooth. I didn’t think that it was possible. Don’t settle for poor dental work. If you have discomfort of any kind, that is not normal and you need to find a new dentist. I am very grateful that Dr O’Brien is such a perfectionist. I would recommend him to anyone who is looking for a skilled, caring dentist with a fantastic office team.

Crys R. from Spring Valley, CA (Source: Yelp)

★★★★★

Our entire family (of 6) goes to La Mesa Family Dentistry and are very pleased with the dentistry and over the top level of customer service. Everyone from the office manager to the assistants to hygienists and dentist are all friendly, accommodating and professional. Dr. O’Brien does a great job communicating with his patients and is very detail oriented. We recently brought our two year old in for an introductory visit and she doesn’t do well with many people. He and Kristine (assistant) did a fabulous job patiently and gently familiarizing her with the office and tools and her response was like none I’ve ever seen before. She was calm and and relaxed and had fun……AT THE DENTIST! Our six year old loves the dentist and looks forward to visits. I miss Dr. Bolam (whom he took over for) but I’m grateful to have found a dental office that we trust and like as well!

Matthew F. from El Cajon, CA (Source: Yelp)

★★★★★

I’ve seen Dr. O’Brien and his team three times in the last two months to catch up on some missed dental service while I was overseas and so I’ve experienced every aspect of their care. From the front desk to the annual dental cleaning, to the restorative dental surgery, it has all been the best I’ve ever had. Up until recently I had seen a dentist every six months of my life and moved around many many times, so I have a lot to compare them to. Honestly… the BEST dental care I’ve ever had. Front Desk – amazing service, always informed and ready for me when I come in. Double and triple checks my insurance and payment info to save me every single penny! Semi-Annual Cleanings- I’ve never felt like my teeth had ever been that clean. The hygienist is amazing. The front desk tells me that her other clients that have moved away, still plan there dental cleanings around when they can vacation back in San Diego and see her. I understand why! Dr. O’Brien and the dental surgery – Great bedside manner and explains everything before he does anything. Takes extremely detailed pictures of before/during/after the procedure on each tooth, then reviews each with you and takes the time to answer all of your questions. You never feel rushed. But the most important thing that everyone worries about with dental care: NO PAIN. They make sure you are comfortable and relaxed. When they are with you, you’re their number one concern… no rush… no hurry… only great care. I can’t recommend this dental office enough. Don’t hesitate to see them.

Tracey R. from San Diego, CA (Source: Yelp)

★★★★★

Tuesday morning after the Memorial Day holiday weekend, my boyfriend and I appeared at the door of Dr. O’Brien’s office without an appointment at the minute it opened.  My boyfriend experienced a toothache over the weekend that developed into a full blown infection.  His face had swollen up like a balloon and he had been in significant pain as well as distress over the swelling literally all night the night before.  Dr. O’Brien’s schedule was already full, but he and his wonderful staff made time for my boyfriend right away.  The entire staff was friendly, welcoming, re-assuring and professional.  Two hours later, boyfriend was on his way home (albeit without the offending tooth) to rest and sleep.  Dr. O’Brien personally called him later that day to check up on him.  I am personally petrified of the dentist, but I was so comfortable in Dr. O’Brien’s office that I will soon be making my own appointment before I have my own emergency.  THANK YOU SO MUCH La Mesa Dentistry and Dr. O’Brien for your excellent patient care.

Rebecca R. from La Mesa, CA (Source: Yelp)

★★★★★

From the moment you walk in until the time you leave, you will be comforted that you are in the best hands!    Dr. O’Brien explains procedures, techniques and processes very well. Overall, he is an excellent communicator.  He is very kind, patient and gentle, too.  He has a great sense of humor.  The hygienists and assistants are wonderful, as well.  Everything I have experienced here has been amazing!  The office staff is very kind and caring—just like Dr. O’Brien!!

Byron H. from La Mesa, CA (Source: Yelp)

★★★★★

Dr. O’Brien is exactly the dentist you want: skilled, experienced, young, attends professional conferences to keep up with the latest; and he is patient, pleasant, & gentle. During exams or work, he explains what he is doing just enough so you don’t sit there and wonder, “How long will this take?” or “What is he doing now?” And he asks how you’re doing as he goes along. When my wife sent a note to him about replacing a visible filling between her top, front teeth, he called to answer all of her concerns. Also, hygienist Nataliya has just the right touch. And the office staff is nice.

Christina M. from Niedernhausen, Germany (Source: Yelp)

★★★★★

We have received amazing dental service today for our whole family, 2 adults and 1 child age 5. The whole staff was so kind and patient before, during and after all the appointments and so informative as they explained the treatments and answered all my questions along the way. Thank you La Mesa Family Dentistry for all your hard work and accommodations to take care of my family and our tooth health.

Christian H. from San Diego, CA (Source: Yelp)

★★★★★

Our family relocated in the past couple of years and transferred our dental care from an excellent provider in the Bay Area to Dr. O’Brien’s team in La Mesa. We were initially concerned about obtaining the same level of care at the new location. However, the entire family is very happy with Dr. O’Brien and his team. They are a friendly, detailed, efficient and skilled group. We appreciate all their care of our dental needs. The office is highly recommended!

Chelsea F. from Escondido, CA (Source: Yelp)

★★★★★

Dr. is super gentle and always takes time to explain everything and resolve any concerns. I have had a lot of fillings in my life and he is the only dentist that has not made my mouth feel sore the next day, it’s kinda amazing. I also see him for invisalign and they do a monthly payment plan for me that’s easy. The office is clean and comfortable and I definitely recommend him!

Shems H. from El Cajon, CA (Source: Yelp)

★★★★★

Finding an honest, thorough, and gentle dentist is so important. I am honestly not a fan of dental work, but I know it needs to get done. After not being satisfied with some other dental work in my past, I found La Mesa Family Dentist on yelp and decided to give them a try. I couldn’t be happier with my decision! The dental hygienist did a wonderful job and the Dr. O’Brien talked me through each step of his work, and also took pictures along the way so that I could see what had been done. Save yourself trouble and make an appointment here. Ps. You get a rose after your treatment! How cute!

Sarah C. from Oceanside, CA (Source: Yelp)

★★★★★

Dr. O’Brien and his staff are the best! I was having trouble with cold sensitivity on one tooth and could not chew anything harder than a piece of bread on the tooth directly below without experiencing shooting pain. This had been going on for the past two years and was from work done at a different dentist. I went in for a cleaning and routine exam and explained the issues I was having. Dr. O’Brien and his staff took the time to figure out what was going on and stayed late to try to fix it. It made a huge difference and the fact that they took the time to make sure they were getting it just right really meant a lot. I can now chew on that side of my mouth again! Dr. O’Brien had also previously extracted one of my wisdom teeth. I was terrified going in for the extraction, but he explained the entire process and it was actually done before I even knew he had pulled the tooth. To top it off I received a text message later in the day to make sure I was doing ok and I wasn’t having any issues. He is the best dentist I have ever been to and my significant other and I will be patients for life.

Andrew T. from San Diego, CA (Source: Yelp)

★★★★★

I recently changed dentists and I am so glad that I was given a recommendation to La Mesa Family Dentistry. Dr O’Brien is so thorough and educational. Dr O’Brien and his staffs attention to detail while providing excellent patient care is absolutely amazing. Gresia was so helpful verifying that I was covered by my insurance, setting up referrals, explaining all of my coverage options while answering all of my many questions with a smile. If you are looking for a dentist or considering changing from your current one, I would strongly recommend trying Dr O’Brien and La Mesa Family Dentistry. You won’t regret it!

A WORD FROM YOUR DOCTOR

Dr. O'Brien has a passion for dentistry. He is a perfectionist and very detail orientated. Originally from St. Louis, he moved to CA to attend USC dental school. He moved to San Diego in 2013 to be with his wife, a pediatric oncologist at Rady Children's Hospital. Dr. O'Brien is the proud father of two little girls. He truely cares for his patients and delivers affordable high quality dental care. I was born in Saint Louis, MO, but San Diego is my home. I am a proud Trojan and graduated in 2008 from the University of Southern California School of Dentistry, a program renowned for clinical excellence in restorative dentistry. I practiced in Saint Louis for four years before moving back out west to San Diego for good in 2013. I am currently licensed to practice in the states of California and Missouri. Simply put, I am passionate about dentistry. I love working with my hands and helping people through both education and high quality dentistry that mimics nature. I am constantly reading and researching dental literature, continuously updating my dental knowledge. I am a member of the San Diego Advanced Study Group which is part of the Seattle Study Club, a well known and well respected dental study club. When living in Saint Louis, I was a member of two different study groups: the Young Dentist Study Club and the Oral Surgery Study Club. I am dedicated to the craft of dentistry and committed to providing clear treatment options in simple terms and consistently excellent results. I love living in San Diego with my wonderful wife and two amazing daughters. When I'm not practicing dentistry or spending time with my girls, I enjoy fishing, playing with my dog, and welding. I am an avid home brewer.