[heading]  by LINDA FRABL | photos by Michael Bielecki [/heading]

Many of us dread going to the dentist … we visualize scary, impersonal professionals drilling away at us. Thankfully Dr. Isabel David, of Encinitas’ “Isabel David Smile DDS,” dispels that image. As a truly generous South American sweetheart, Isabel’s natural caring tendencies perfectly compliment her choice of profession. She insisted, “I cater to my clients. I know their names, and know their kids and grandkids!”

A native of Colombia, Isabel got her General Dentistry degree in 1990 from the Universidad Central de Quito, Ecuador. She did her residency at Colombia’s Children’s Hospital, and had her own dental practice until she moved to the United States. Once here, she worked in various dental offices before opening her current practice in the spring of 2006.

Elaborating on her office’s atmosphere, Isabel stated, “I like a relaxed, friendly environment to keep my patients happy. My goal is to run my business exactly how I envision it.” Isabel noted the vast impact her professional and caring staff has on her business’ success, declaring that her team works well together and stays efficient. Thus, the reputed team continuously provides outcomes that deliver excellent patient care.

[quote style=”1″] I like a relaxed, friendly environment to keep my patients happy.
~Isabel David, D.D.S. [/quote]

In addition to learning about her patients, Isabel also instructs them – “I educate them along the way,” she exclaimed. She also instructs dental students by employing them as interns, and by teaching Restorative Clinical classes at the UCLA Dental School. She maintained, “I have a great passion for my career, and I like promoting the profession by helping students. It was an unexpected surprise to realize I enjoy teaching!”

She also enjoys volunteering, claiming, “It’s important to give back to society. Recalling her 2010 two-week stint in Tanzania, Africa, Isabel said, “Even though it was difficult, because there was no electrical power, it was one of the most amazing, life-changing experiences of my life.” She committed to continue to raise funds for the Tanzania Children’s Foundation by providing dental care and building a permanent clinic in the Oldeani village.

Dr. David also wants to meet the needs of our local community by providing her dental services on specific days at the St. James and St. Leo’s Dental Clinic in Solana Beach. This year she is launching a free one-day clinic for children in December. The annual event is geared towards those children that are coming from families who are experiencing financial hardships. More information about these events can be found on her website at www.isabeldavidsmile.com. Suffice it to say that Dr. Isabel David gives many of us a reason to smile!

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Name of Business:  Isabel David Smile, DDS
Owner:  Dr. Isabel David, DDS
Years in Position:  18 years
Year of Establishment:  Feb/Mar 2006
Address:  285 N. El Camino Real, Suite 112 Encinitas, CA 92024
Hours:  Mon: 10am-7pm, Tues/Wed: 9am-6pm, Thurs: 8am-5pm, Fri/Sat by Appointment
Website:  isabeldavidsmile.com
Email contact:  info@isabeldavidsmile.com
Phone:  760-753-3368   

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