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James P. Tasto, DDS

Dr. James P. Tasto was born and raised in San Diego. He attended University of San Diego High School where he lettered in both golf and wrestling. After earning a Bachelors in Science from Loyola Marymount University, Dr. Tasto graduated from University of Southern California Dental School with an emphasis on cosmetics and sports dentistry. Dr Tasto is currently the TEAM DENTIST for the USD Toreros and works closely with the Athletic Trainers office providing Sports Dentistry care to all of the student athletes at USD. He takes extensive courses in cosmetic and restorative dentistry so that he can deliver the highest quality dental care for his patients.

Dr. James Tasto was selected by his peers to be included in the List of Top Dentists in San Diego for 2007 – 2020. He appeared in the May issue of San Diego Magazine. Dr. Tasto is also a member of D.O.C.S. (Doctors Offering Charitable Services), a local organization that offers medical services such as plastic surgery, vision and dental to the less fortunate patients in San Diego. D.O.C.S. has been featured in the L.A. Times and San Diego Magazine.

Dr. Tasto currently resides in San Diego with his lovely wife Traci and their 3 children. He enjoys golf, beach volleyball, snow skiing, and playing with his kids.

Dr. Lantsberg

Dr. Igor Lantsberg is a highly skilled general dentist who graduated from New York’s Stony Brook School of Dental Medicine in 2018 at the top of his class. His passion for dentistry and dedication to providing exceptional patient care led him to pursue an Advanced Education in General Dentistry (AEGD) residency at the VA in Long Beach, California.

Throughout his career, Dr. Lantsberg has demonstrated a commitment to continuing education, regularly attending courses and seminars to stay up-to-date with the latest advances in various fields of dentistry. His approach to patient care is conservative yet comprehensive. Extensive knowledge, experience, and expertise in cosmetic, implant and restorative dentistry enables him to provide the highest quality of care.

Dr. Igor Lantsberg has a reputation for being a compassionate and patient-focused clinician who values honesty and communication. He is passionate about helping his patients achieve and maintain optimal oral health, and is dedicated to providing a comfortable and welcoming environment for all of his patients.

Outside of the office, Dr. Lantsberg spends most of his time exploring So-Cal with his wife, Darina, and baby boy Leo. They have a full house with a shepard mix named Louie and two cats, Simba and Nala. Dr. Lantsberg loves to play soccer, travel to new places, and has a serious sweet tooth for chocolate croissants.

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Gary M. Sigafoos, DDS

Dr. Gary M. Sigafoos has trained with some of the world’s most prominent periodontists. He is rapidly becoming known as La Jolla area’s leading periodontist for people who want periodontic dentistry.

“As your dentist, I am proud to have served patients in our community for over 25 years. The combination of continuing education and state-of-the-art equipment and materials allow us to offer you and your family the high level of care you’re looking for, with a soft touch. You can rest assured that you’ll receive the personalized attention you deserve. My team and I will listen to your needs and answer all your questions and give you a warm welcome with our ongoing commitment to your overall dental related health.”

Dr. Joel Altshul

Dr. Joel Altshul grew up in the Los Angeles area then in 1974 moved to San Diego to attend UCSD where he graduated with a BS degree in biology. He then was accepted to Washington University St Louis, School of Dental Medicine where he earned his DMD degreein 1982. He practiced general dentistry for 11 years before returning to school for his post graduate training in Endodontics at Oregon Health Sciences University in 1996.

Dr. Altshul wanted to move back to North San Diego County and in 1997 opened private practice in Vista, Ca and he practiced therefor 25 years. In 2021, he closed his practice and has been enjoying semi-retirement ever since.

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Jasmin P.

Office Manager

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Kelly H.

Registered Dental Hygienist

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Sara V.

Registered Dental Assistant, EF2

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Mina M.

Registered Dental Assistant

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Jennifer R.

Registered Dental Assistant

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Heather S.

Registered Dental Hygienist

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