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Dr. David A. Willes

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Dr. David Willes is a dental veteran, having practiced dentistry for well over 20 years. He attended Brigham Young University in 1989, then went on to Oregon Health & Science University School of Dentistry, where he graduated in 1993. In 1994, he completed his general dentistry residency at the Portland VA Medical Center.

Dr. Willes practiced dentistry for several years in Oregon before returning to his home state of California to open Willes Dental in Encinitas in 2009. And in 2016, Dr. Willes proudly opened our second location in Escondido, where he and Dr. Gina Golshan serve our patients.

Dr. Willes works hard every day to earn the trust and respect of our patients, the community, and the dental profession. To provide our patients the best dental care possible, Dr. Willes has completed advanced training in several areas, including multiple dental implant systems, ClearCorrect orthodontics, and Lumineers veneers.

Giving back to the community is something that Dr. Willes believes strongly in. He:

  • Has donated his dental expertise to Liga International, The Flying Doctors of Mercy to provide free dental care to poverty-stricken areas of rural Mexico.
  • Participated in the Project Mercy House built in Tijuana, Mexico.
  • Has been a member of Rotary International since 2011.
  • Is active in the LDS Church.

When he is not hard at work keeping SoCal smiling, he enjoys taking full advantage of living near the California coast. He loves spending time with his family on the beach, boating, wakeboarding, surfing, and just being outdoors.

Other interesting tidbits about Dr. Willes include:

  • He has been married for 30 years and has nine children.
  • He is a Lieutenant Commander in the US Navy and currently serves in the US Navy Reserves.
  • He was drafted and played in the Philadelphia Phillies organization.

We encourage you to visit our office and get to know Dr. Willes even better. He loves meeting new patients!

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