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, son and baby girl. 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 – Registered Dental Assistant
Our amazing registered 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 – Registered Dental Hygienist and Certified Myofunctional Therapist
Dana is a certified myofunctional therapist and registered dental hygienist with over 5 years of experience in the dental field. She received her dental hygiene degree from Midlands Technical College in Columbia, SC. She then went on to complete her myofunctional therapy certification through the Academy of Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy. 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. She is passionate in helping patients recognize and improve their oral function by addressing nasal breathing, lip seal, tongue posture and swallow patterns. She offers online myofunctional therapy sessions so that her patients can receive treatment from the comfort of their own home.
Outside of work, Dana enjoys hiking, spending time at the beach, and trying new restaurants with her husband and friends.
Analee – Registered Dental Hygienist
Analee is a Registered Dental Hygienist as well as a Nutritional Therapy Practitioner with over 13 years’ experience in the dental field. Her primary objective is to ensure that patients are fully informed about their oral health and overall well-being. Her passion lies in establishing relationships with patients and assisting them in overcoming any fears they may have regarding dental care.
According to Analee, “I believe my patients enjoy interacting with me because I am extremely informative about overall health and how it relates to the mouth. Everyone at the practice is very helpful, and we work as a team. We strive to educate our patients about their health in order to ensure that they receive the highest quality care possible.”
Analee has been married to her high school sweetheart for ten years, and they have two children, a 7-year-old daughter and a 5-year-old son. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time outdoors, doing Pilates, and cooking.
Kirstie – Registered Dental Hygienist
Kirstie Miller is a registered dental hygienist who holds an Associate in Applied Science of Dental Hygiene and has been working in dentistry since 2014. Kirstie was a Deans list recipient throughout the duration of her dental hygiene program.
She enjoys being an integral part of each patient’s dental experience and takes pride in educating her patients on their oral health, building lasting relationships, and gaining trust. Patient comfort is her number one priority. Kirstie always finds ways to connect with her patients on a personal level to help them feel comfortable in the dental chair, especially if they are anxious about treatment.
Kirstie is married and has one daughter and two fur babies. She enjoys spending time with her family and taking her dogs out around town, snowboarding, traveling, and having family movie/game nights. She also enjoys cooking and creating new recipes.