About Our Practice
At Peak Pediatric Dentistry, our goal is to create a comfortable, empathetic, educational and fun environment for children and their parents. We aim to be known for the quality of our pediatric oral health services and the care with which they are delivered. We constantly employ the latest technologies and modern procedures to ensure high quality, safe, and conservative care for our patients and their families. We are a mercury free, latex free, and BPA free dental office. As a Board Certified Pediatric Dentist, Dr. Chris has completed 3 years of post-graduate training after dental school and specializes in seeing children from infants to age 18.
We are invested in building foundations for a lifetime of healthy smiles for our patients and for our community, proudly serving families throughout Northern San Diego County including Carlsbad, Oceanside, Encinitas, Vista, San Marcos and beyond.
A Pediatric Dentist?
A Pediatric Dentist spends an additional 2 - 3 years in training after dental school learning to monitor the growth of and to treat infants, children, and adolescents. Problems identified and treated properly in childhood can reduce the need for future dental and orthodontic treatment as adults.
Meet Dr. Chris
Dr. Chris is a Board Certified Pediatric Dentist.
With the opening of Peak Pediatric Dentistry in Carlsbad, Dr. Chris has fulfilled his lifelong dream of owning and operating his own practice in his beloved Coastal North County.
Dr. Chris earned a Bachelor of Science from Creighton University in Omaha, NE, and upon graduation he immediately moved back to Southern California where he worked as a Molecular Biologist in La Jolla, California. It was during this period that he met and married his wife Laurian, an Architect. Deciding to switch careers, Dr. Chris moved with Laurian to New York City where he earned his dental degree from New York University College of Dentistry. Following four years in NYC, and the birth of their daughter Adina, the family moved to Albuquerque, New Mexico where Dr. Chris completed a residency in Advanced General Dentistry at the University of New Mexico.
Upon graduation, Dr. Chris was named the Chief Dental Officer at Albuquerque Healthcare for the Homeless. It was during these years working with a wide variety of patients that Dr. Chris recognized his passion for working with children. In early 2011, and in recognition of his commitment to providing exceptional care in a public health setting, Dr. Chris was named by the New Mexico Primary Care Association as the New Mexico Public Health Dentist of the Year.
In the summer of 2011, now a family of five following the birth of their daughters Eliya and Shoshana, the family moved to upstate NY where Dr. Chris completed his Pediatric Dentistry residency at the Eastman Institute of Oral Health at the University of Rochester. In 2013 the family moved back to Southern California where Dr. Chris joined a venerable and long established multi doctor Pediatric Dental practice in Ventura County. He simultaneously joined University of California, Los Angeles School of Dentistry as clinical faculty in the Pediatric Dentistry Department teaching and supervising dental students in the Pediatric Dentistry clinic. Dr. Chris still maintains his appointment at UCLA.
Dr. Chris and Laurian with their three girls Adina, Eliya, and Shoshana, are very involved in volleyball and swim. When he is not in the office, Dr. Chris enjoys surfing, skateboarding, cycling, and spending time with family and friends. Often, the family can be seen at the beach or the local farmer’s markets.
Meet Our Team
At Peak Pediatric Dentistry, our team believes that a visit to the dental office can be enjoyable for adults and kids alike. Our team is trained and experienced in fostering an environment that will put you and your family at ease. Our team also continues to remain committed in building foundations for a lifetime of healthy smiles for our patients and for our community.
Check back periodically as we continue to add in our staff and learn how they make our patients love them so much!