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Who are we?

YOUR LOCAL PERIODONTIST

We are pleased that you have chosen our office to help with your periodontal needs. We are dedicated to provide state-of-the-art treatment in a comfortable and friendly environment. Dr. Roberts is a certified Periodontist, a specialist trained in care and treatment of the gums and jawbone. This includes dental implant placement, use of multiple dental lasers, and a license to administer IV sedation.

Our experienced team is proud to provide patients with the most esthetic results possible for gum grafting and smile design-aimed at covering ugly, sensitive roots, and balancing an uneven gum line.

We believe that successful periodontal care begins with an informed patient. At our office you will learn the best approach to treat your periodontal needs. You are encouraged to bring your spouse or loved one, ask questions, and share your dental concerns with us. Working as a team with your general dentist, we are committed to improving your overall oral health.

DENTAL PROCEDURES

Our primary goal is to save your natural dentition, but if necessary, we are skilled at preservation of gum and jawbone and painless extraction of teeth.

Procedures

PATIENT REFERRALS

We love referrals! Please fill out the form on the following page and also email any radiographs to our office.

Referrals

PRE & POST-OP SURGICAL INSTRUCTIONS

Information you will need to assure the best possible treatment outcome.

Post-Op Care

What we can do

Our Services

Gum Disease

Infection of the gums that damages the soft tissue and destroys the bone that supports your teeth.

Gum Recession

Exposure of a tooth’s root due to a receding gum line.

Missing Teeth

The condition of being toothless or missing one or more teeth is called edentulism.

Oral Pathology

The diseases of the mouth, jaws and related structures such as salivary glands, joints, facial muscles and the skin around the mouth.
Conditions and Treatment Solutions

Learn about each condition and their treatment solutions.
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Meet the Team

Dr. Roberts

Dr. Roberts

Periodontal DDS

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I’m Dan Roberts and I love what I do. I am a Southern California native. I began USC dental school before completing college, so at 24 years old, I was one of the youngest students to earn a DDS. I practiced as a general dentist for four years before graduating Oregon Health Science University in Periodontics.

Why I became a periodontist: The faculty at USC invited me to take part in an honors periodontal study group, during my senior year. This perked my interest and motivated me to learn more. As a general dentist, I joined the Western Society of Periodontology. My mentor, Gordon Patterson, encouraged me to apply to a postgraduate periodontal program.

I completed OHSU in 1986 but my education is on going. I am dedicated to bringing my patients the latest proven techniques in Dental implants, periodontal procedures, bone grafting, gum grafting, laser techniques, digital 3-D x-ray, and IV sedation. We are continually adding new material, devices, and techniques to benefit our patients.

I have lived and practiced periodontics exclusively in Encinitas for over 25 years. I like to compare myself to a Labrador. I Love water and I Love people. I have been married to my wife Kathy for over 30 years and have raised two children, Addy and Joseph in the Encinitas School district. Look for me on my surfboard between Swamis and Ponto!

Dr. Traxler

Dr. Traxler

Periodontal DDS, MS

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Allow me to introduce myself and tell you more about my treatment philosophy. I am particularly motivated to restore the periodontal health of my patients, while enhancing their ability to maintain their natural dentition. I place an emphasis on achieving the highest possible esthetic and functional outcomes through attention to detail in soft tissue management, implant site development, and implant placement. My dental philosophy is to pursue excellence through a patient-centered and multidisciplinary approach to achieve the best possible outcomes for our patients. I value integrity, open communication, and continuous improvement. 

I am originally from San Diego, and was raised in Phoenix, AZ where I attended Arizona State University; earning my B.S. degree in Supply Chain Management from the W.P. Carey School of Business. Upon graduation I relocated to Seattle, WA to begin a career with The Boeing Company supporting the F-22 Raptor fighter jet program. After approximately six years with Boeing, I left to pursue my passion with a career in dentistry and received my D.D.S. degree from the University of California, San Francisco. I then continued my education in Periodontics at the University of Illinois, Chicago; completing my research in tissue engineering and biomimetics for a M.S. degree. 

I recently relocated from Chicago with my wife and baby boy. We survived a cross-country road trip with a newborn and are excited to plant our roots in the community! In my free time I have a passion for music, sports, the outdoors, and volunteering. As a pre-dental student, I was fortunate to volunteer as a clinic manager and Spanish translator with the University of California, San Diego free dental clinic project. 

I look forward to meeting and working with you. 

Lene L.

Lene L.

Business Coordinator

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I am born and raised in Copenhagen, Denmark. I came to California in 1988. What was supposed to be an extended vacation turned into a lifetime. I had started my dental career in Copenhagen as a registered dental assistant. Once in California I quickly learned that surgical dentistry is my passion and joined an oral surgery practice as a surgical assistant. After 6 years as a surgical assistant I wanted to broaden my horizon and decided to move to the front office. I joined a prosthodontic practice where after a few years I was promoted to office manager. I was fortunate enough to be with that practice for 16 years. This wonderful opportunity made me realize that office administration and management is my true passion. I take a lot of pride in the patient and professional relationships I have built over the years. I feel very fortunate to be part of this amazing team and look forward to spending many more years with Encinitas Perio developing more relationships and helping facilitate patients` treatment.

I have lived in Temecula the past 20+ years with my husband, 2 college aged boys and our three family dogs (2 Rhodesian Ridgebacks and 1 Chihuahua). In my free time enjoy hiking, CrossFit, yoga and spin. I also love craft beer and I’m always in search of that perfect IPA.

Kellie G.

Kellie G.

Treatment Coordinator

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I am a California native with over 25 years of experience working in Periodontics.  I attended College in Northern California, and have been dedicated to excellent patient care ever since.  As both an experienced surgical assistant, and now Treatment Coordinator, it is my pleasure to be on Dr. Roberts’s team.  We love to see our patients reach their dental goals!

I now live in Temecula, CA with my husband, beautiful daughter Keira and our menagerie of animals. I enjoy running, hiking, seeing live music, and rooting for the Raiders.

Kelly C.

Kelly C.

Surgical Assistant

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I was born and raised in a small town in Kansas where I learned the two most important traits; kindness and courtesy. It’s no secret that I sincerely care about people and their health. In 2007 I started work in a periodontal practice in Lawrence, Kansas and worked there until 2013 when I moved to San Diego with my husband Brad and our two cats Gizmo and Zoey. I absolutely love every aspect of perio and consider myself blessed to work in such an incredible atmosphere. I’m extremely dedicated to my work and I consistently strive to provide the most comfortable experience to each and every patient. In my spare time I like to beach hop with my husband, and watch Kansas City football with my husband, relax with my kitties, and LOVE watching my Kansas Jayhawks basketball.

Stephanie J.

Stephanie J.

Surgical Assistant

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I was raised in Oceanside, CA where I graduated from El Camino High School in 1998. After high school, I went on to attend Rose State College in Oklahoma, completing a Dental Assistant course in 2002.  I have a strong background in the field of periodontal care where I’ve worked since 2002. After 5 years of experience in Oklahoma working as a Surgical Assistant and Implant Coordinator, I moved back to my home state of California and joined Dr. Robert’s team in 2008 and more recently was assigned the role of Implant Coordinator!

I’m married with two college aged boys I enjoy spending time with, as well as my cat Enzo and Doberman Atlas. When time allows I also enjoy riding ATV’s in the beautiful Southern California deserts.

Michelle M.

Michelle M.

Registered Dental Hygienist

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As a devoted health professional, I’ve been a part of the dental community since 1989, starting as a dental assistant and continuing on, to earn my Bachelor’s Degree in Dental Hygiene from the University of Southern California in 1994. Passionate about the healing arts, I moved to San Diego nine years ago from Santa Barbara and earned my Master’s Degree in Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture from Pacific College of Oriental Medicine in 2012. Dedicated to higher education, I’m also a faculty member at Southwestern College, School of Dental Hygiene, working as a clinical instructor, helping students realize their full potential.

In my free time, I enjoy walking my dog, practicing yoga, and spending time with my neighborhood friends in North Park.

John D.

John D.

Registered Dental Hygienist

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I am a Registered Dental Hygienist who started with the practice in 2016.
I grew up in San Diego, and currently resides in Carlsbad with my wife and three daughters. I graduated with a Degree in Biology from University of California, San Diego. After UCSD, I attended University of the East College of Dentistry in the Philippines, and completed my Dental Hygiene training at San Joaquin Valley College in Rancho Cucamonga, CA.

I have been working in the field of Dentistry since 2000. My passions – besides practicing Dental Hygiene, are playing the guitar, live music, mountain biking, craft beer, and spending time with my family.

Cassandra L.

Cassandra L.

Surgical Assistant

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I am a born and raised southern Californian. I graduated from Otay Ranch High School in 2008. I had always had an interest in dentistry growing up and in 2014 I completed the Dental Assisting course at PIMA Medical Institute in Chula Vista. Right out of school I was lucky enough to be hired at a periodontal practice, which I grew to love fairly quickly. I love getting to know my patients and making sure they know they are well taken care of and in good hands. I joined the lovely Encinitas Perio Team this past fall and it has been great, I am proud to call it home.

I am a very family oriented person, so on my free time I love hanging out and eating with my family, we are all foodies so that is something we enjoy doing together. I also love spending time at the beach with my dog Louie and appreciate a good happy hour!

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Novocaine

The band, not the drug! Did you know Dr. Roberts is in a band with his USC alumni friends?

Sterling King

If you’ve wondered who’s amazing art is around our office, we’re grateful to feature Sterling’s art. His photography and art captures our love of surfing and Encinitas – which we love sharing with you.

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Greg Cali

Thanks to Greg for all the team and office photos on our website -He makes us look good! If you’re looking for an amazing local photographer for any sort of event contact Greg. 

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Michael Kovach

If you’re looking for a talented graphic designer, look no further than Kovach Design. He helped us develop our branding, logo, website, print materials, and the grocery bags you love so much. 

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