The San Diego County Dental Society was founded in 1887 and is the largest professional organization representing dentists in San Diego and Imperial counties.  Comprised of a diverse group of dentists throughout the region, our over 2,000 member-strong association is the local arm of both the California Dental Association and the American Dental Association. Membership in our Society is voluntary.

We provide meaningful resources for the advancement of patient care.  We advocate for the profession at the local and state levels and provide continuing education for dentists, and in doing so our goal is to enhance their clinical skills. We are a recognized professional resource for dentists in both their business and in their patient’s care.

Our day-to-day goal is to provide our members with the highest quality service and valuable benefits. Our programs include quality education, community involvement, and opportunities to connect with colleagues. Supporting our members is our number one priority.


Our Mission

Providing resources to help member dentists succeed and enhance professionalism.

Meet the Staff

At SDCDS, our passionate leadership team is devoted to delivering outstanding support and service to both our esteemed members and the community. We are committed to protecting the integrity of dentistry and providing meaningful resources to advance patient care. We take pride in being a reliable source of guidance and assistance. Our team is here to help and support you with the utmost professionalism and dedication.

Angela Landsberg

Executive Director


For over 30 years, Angela Landsberg has been known for her visionary leadership in community-based nonprofits and trade organizations. Her innovative, forward-thinking, and collaborative work style has profoundly affected the members she has served. As the Executive Director of the San Diego County Dental Society, Angela is dedicated to facilitating access, fostering development, and supporting the implementation of quality education and training while representing the interests of the dental profession. Her commitment to promoting organizational health and membership support is only surpassed by her desire to ensure that SDCDS and its members receive the best services possible.

Katherine Hobday

Administrative Project Coordinator


Born and raised in Sacramento, the heart of California, Katherine ventured to San Diego to pursue her degree at San Diego State University. In 2022, she graduated with a major in management and a minor in marketing.  As the Administrative Project Coordinator (APC), Katherine spearheads a variety of initiatives across the organization from the website revamp to the creation of marketing materials. She plays a central role in organizing logistics for the House of Delegates and serves as a key communicator. Katherine takes immense pride in her contributions to ‘Facets’ and the creation of the bi-monthly e-newsletter, which serve as her means of connecting with and providing valuable insights to our members.

Crystal Washington

Director of Member Engagement


Crystal Washington is the Director of Member Engagement at San Diego County Dental Society. As the DME, her chief responsibility is addressing the needs of every member dentist and implementing programs that improve the dental profession. Crystal is no stranger to the world of dentistry. She has served the dental community going on four years. Having previously worked as a Drafter, Engineer, and Human resource professional, the world of dentistry has proven to be the most rewarding. Crystal is a people person and has never really met a stranger, she intends to use her expertise, southern charm, and people skills to help aid her in a successful career with the San Diego County Dental Society.

Executive Committee

Lilia Larin

Dr. Lilia Larin

South Coast Dental


Dr. Virginia Mattson

Virginia Mattson, D.M.D.


Dr. Mark Macaoay

Coastal Kids Dentistry & Orthodontics


Dr. Jose Castillo

Park View Orthodontics of San Diego


Dr. Tyler Johnson

Immediate Past President
San Diego Dental Anesthesia

Dr. Megan Clarke

Dr. Megan Clarke


Board of Directors

Dr. Heta Bhansali

Dr. Heta Bhansali

Dr. Faith Barreyro

Dr. Faith Barreyro

Diamond Dental Studio

Doug Cassat

Dr. Doug Cassat

Dr. Marc Dentico-Olin

Dr. Marc Dentico-Olin

Premier Oral Surgery San Diego


Dr. Jonathan Do

Jonathan H Do

Dr. Robert Frey

Dr. Robert Frey

Espire Dental


Dr. Rick Hagstrom

A Shop For Smiles

Misako Hirota

Dr. Misako Hirota

Misako Hirota, DMD

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Dr. Ghazal Navab

Tom Olinger

Dr. Tom Olinger


Dr. Spencer Mauseth

4S Pediatric Dentistry


Dr. Sarah Silverstein

Canyon Vista Dental Group

Membership Data

General Dentists
Have 50+ Years
of Membership
of Dentists in
County are Members

Be a Part of Your Society

Have you ever wondered how you can share your ideas and help shape the direction of the San Diego County Dental Society? We are in need of individuals like you to serve on our Committees, Board of Directors. These opportunities to assist are critical to our efforts to provide valuable benefits to our members. By serving, you can help inspire the future of our society. Our organization depends on strong leadership and fresh ideas. Take this opportunity to share your knowledge and your passion for serving our members.