About Us

Our dental staff is made up of knowledgeable and highly qualified dental professionals representing over 35 years of experience. One of the reasons we can provide such competent and excellent care is that our entire staff is well trained in all aspects of dentistry. We take the time to thoroughly listen to your concerns and answer all your questions. We will customize your treatment to meet your individual needs. We know this approach requires efficient teamwork and a long-term commitment to excellence. We invite you to come in and experience it for yourself.

Dr. Chris Herman


Dr. Herman received his Doctor of Dental Surgery in 2006 from the University of the Pacific School of Dentistry in San Francisco, CA. He also earned a Bachelor of Science in Biology and Biomedical Sciences from CSU San Bernardino. Prior to attending dental school, Dr. Herman pursued a Masters Degree in Public Health in Health Administration from Loma Linda University. He is an active member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, the American Dental Association, California Dental Association, San Diego Dental Society. To stay on top of the latest advancements, Dr. Herman regularly attends continuing education courses learning the latest techniques in restorative and cosmetic dentistry. Dr. Herman is a native of Southern California and lives in Carlsbad with his wife, two daughters, and his son.

Effie Macdonald

Dental Assistant

Effie graduated from Palomar College in 2003 and has worked at our office ever since. She moved to San Diego 27 years ago from Scotland, where she grew up. She now resides in North County with her husband and 3 fur babies.

Cindy Kliebenstein

Dental Assistant

Cindy graduated from the R.O.P. Dental Assisting Program in 1985. She has worked at our office for 36 years. Cindy educates patients on their dental and post op care. She also ensures patients have a pleasant and comfortable experience at our office. Cindy moved here from Hawaii in 1982 . She resides in Oceanside, has two children, and 3 granddaughters. When Cindy is not in the office, she enjoys doing crafts.


Dental Hygienist

Ivana has been working at our office for over 4 years. She is a single mom of a 17-year-old daughter and a 7yr fur baby. Ivana came to the USA in 1995 and jumped into the dental field without any dental knowledge.


Dental Hygienist

Lauren has been working at our office for a few months. She comes to our office with over 14 years of dental experience When she is not cleaning teeth, she enjoys spending time with her family and fur babies.



Nancy has worked at our office for 1 year. When she is not in the office she enjoys family time, swimming, baking, and random adventures without a predetermined destination.


Office Manager

Cindi is a retired teacher with a Master’s Degree. She has been in charge of our website since the very beginning and is now working in the front office.

When she is not being her 3 kid’s personal chef, chauffeur, maid, assistant, nurse, ATM, tutor, therapist, school PTA President, pet sitter, or travel agent, Cindi enjoys quality family time and biking/motorcycling with her hubby that she met in first grade.

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