Meet Our Team

Dentist Encinitas, CA

Dr. Justin Smith

Dr. Justin Smith was born in Georgia and attended Auburn University for his undergraduate studies. He went on to attend dental school at the University of Florida and completed Advanced Education in General Dentistry at Camp Pendleton in California while serving in the Navy. He continues to serve in the Navy Reserves once a month.

Dr. Smith is strongly dedicated to both his profession and his patients. He is a member of the American Dental Association, California Dental Association, and Spear Study Club, where he receives a great deal of continuing education. He even received the Clinic Care Outstanding Student award during his time in dental school.

Dr. Justin Smith strives to provide honest and comprehensive dental care to his patients. He strongly believes in service to the community and has done a number of mission trips, along with participating in community dental events to provide low cost or free dental care. Dr. Smith’s patients describe him as gentle, down to earth, and empathetic.

In his free time, Dr. Smith loves to spend time with his wife and son. He is excited to be in California to enjoy the outdoor activities. On the weekend, you will find him hiking, at the beach, golfing, or woodworking. He is a self-proclaimed “foodie” and loves to try new restaurants. He would love to meet you and hear about your favorite places to eat!

Diana – Office Manager

Diana has over 25 years of experience in the dental field! She loves to help our patients and enjoys seeing them smile when their treatment is completed. Our patients adore her because she is caring, understanding, and truly takes the time to listen to them.

“I truly love working for Cliffside Family Dentistry because of the amazing team that we have here,” says Diana.

In her free time, Diana enjoys spending time with her 3 children and two grandchildren. She also enjoys going to the beach, barbecuing, and traveling.

Caitlin – Dental Assistant

Our amazing dental assistant Caitlin has 10 years of dental experience. Caitlin enjoys every aspect of working in the dental field. She loves getting to know the patients and keeping up with the latest advances in technology. Caitlin says she “loves working for Cliffside Family Dentistry because of the wonderful team.”

Caitlin is currently engaged to be married and has three pets; a dog, a cat, and a rabbit. One day, she would love to have a whole farm! She enjoys riding and working on motorcycles with her fiance.

Dana – Dental Hygienist

Dana comes to us from South Carolina, where she received her Dental Hygiene degree at Midlands Tech. She recently completed a mission trip in Argentina, providing dental care to the under-served. Dana loves to provide her patients with care that is tailored to their needs and loves getting to know all of her patients on a personal level. All of her patients say that they “feel cared for and welcomed.”

Outside of work, Dana enjoys hiking, spending time at the beach, and trying new restaurants with her husband and her friends.