1230 Columbia St. Suite 870, San Diego, CA 92101 | Call (619) 858-8080
Meet Coastal Dental Arts
Dr. Dave Chotiner
Dr. Dave is a Southern California native. At age 6, in second grade, he drew a picture of himself as a dentist (see below). His apparent passion for dentistry at such a young age paved the way towards the enthusiasm he now exhibits at his Downtown San Diego practice. Dr. Dave combines his dental expertise and excitement for the latest technology with a fun loving personality, making each visit as pleasurable as a dental visit could possibly be. AND IT CAN BE!!!
At Coastal Dental Arts, the traditional icons you are used to seeing when you visit the dentist have been replaced with contemporary works of art, Hi-Definition flat-screen televisions (in each treatment area), cordless audio systems, and a comfortable, inviting atmosphere. The difference at Coastal Dental Arts is obvious the moment you walk through the door.
Dr. Dave received his doctorate from Boston University School of Dental Medicine in Boston, Massachusetts. He earned a Bachelor of Science locally at San Diego State University.
He his recognized by the Dental Board of California as a Continued Education Provider, and is privileged to represent 3M ESPE in teaching his dental colleagues about new methods in dental technology. While away from his practice, Dr. Dave enjoys quality time with his wife and 2 children. He manages is son’s little league team, and when baseball season is over, he can be found taking in a round of golf with his son.
Dr. Ko received her doctorate degree at The University of Michigan in 2007 and completed a General Practice Residency thereafter at the Veterans Hospital at Loma Linda University. She is excited to be working with Dr. Chotiner and his team and strives to provide her patients with the highest quality of care and compassion. Her favorite part of the job is building relationships with patients and helping them improve their oral health. In her spare time she enjoys traveling, snorkeling, cooking, eating and spending time with her family.
Teresa, Office Manager
Teresa started in dentistry in 1983 after graduating The Bryman School for Dental Assisting; she then went on to work for many prominent dentists in the Southern California and Arizona regions. Over the years she has perfected her skills in dentistry, communications, and customer service, and has owned and operated her own dental staffing and consulting agency. Teresa lives in Oceanside with her husband, Perry, where they enjoy spending their free time with their eight grandchildren.
Sandy, Registered Dental Hygienist
Sandy joined Coastal Dental Arts as a Registered Dental Hygienist (RDH) in 2014 and has over ten years of experience in the dental field. She is a graduate of New York University College of Dentistry where she received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Dental Hygiene. She takes pride in being a health care professional, and is focused on providing the highest level of care while creating a comfortable experience. She currently lives in downtown San Diego with her husband Raj and baby daughter, Sarina Grace, who is growing up way too fast.
Haley, Registered Dental Hygienist
Haley, a Registered Dental Hygienist has been practicing since 2012. She graduated from University of the Pacific with a Bachelor’s Degree in Dental Hygiene. Haley enjoys learning new techniques and keeping up with the latest changes in technology. She strives to provide the highest standard of care to each of her patients and treats each one with love and compassion. Haley’s favorite part of her job is her daily interaction with patients. She enjoys educating her patients so that they can better their oral health, and improving their overall health. In her spare time she enjoys hiking, yoga, and going to the beach!
Ashlee, Registered Dental Assistant
Ashlee has been working as a Registered Dental Assistant with Coastal Dental Arts since early 2004. She loves working in a state-of-the-art office and is passionate about Dr. Chotiner’s dentistry. Ashlee loves Starbucks and hanging out with her husband, daughter, and son.
Jen, Registered Dental Assistant
Jenifer has been a Registered Dental Assistant since 2007. She enjoys spending time with her family, snowboarding, and hanging out at the beach. She has worked in a few dental practices in her career and loves working with Dr. Chotiner because of the high quality dental care he provides and the cutting-edge environment at Coastal Dental Arts.
Vanessa, Registered Dental Assistant
Vanessa has been a part of the CDA team since 2015. She completed dental assistant training at Pima Medical Institute and with the help of Dr. Chotiner and staff, was able to acquire her RDA license in March of 2016. She loves being a part of a state-of-the-art dental office that provides great quality care to patients. As a San Diego native, she enjoys exploring the city and spending quality time with her family.
Barbara, Insurance Coordinator
Barbara started her career in dentistry over 20 years ago and has enjoyed it ever since. She earned her bachelor’s degree in Human Resource Management in 2001. Barbara has worked as a registered dental assistant, patient care coordinator, and has over 15 years of experience as a dental practice manager. She started at Costal Dental Arts in April 2015, love the team, the patients and helping others. In her spare time Barbara can be found at the gym, gardening, decorating, cooking and most importantly spending time with my husband of 23 years.