Charlotte Etesse, DDS
Dr. Etesse is a warm and compassionate dentist that focuses on whole-body health and is an expert in cosmetic and general dentistry, including veneers, clear aligner orthodontics, implants and emergency dental care. She graduated top of her class at UCLA and earned multiple recognitions for her outstanding clinical work and commitment to patient care. She completed an advanced education in general dentistry postdoctoral residency at the Veterans Administration Hospital in Long Beach, which allowed her to focus on conservative dental restorations, cosmetic smile designs, comprehensive full-mouth care and implant dentistry. This is where she began her interest in holistic dentistry and gained an appreciation for the connection between oral health and systemic health. Her practice of holistic dentistry focuses on patient education and discovering and addressing the root cause, not just treating the result or consequence of a larger underlying issue. The result is a balance between overall health, functionality and beauty. Dr. Etesse has also taken extensive continuing education courses, becoming an expert in cosmetic dentistry as well as clear aligner orthodontics. She is now proud to bring her expertise to serve the community of Solana Beach. Beyond her clinical and academic achievements, patients mostly know Dr. Etesse for her caring nature and friendly personality. She believes that the foundation for outstanding care is the doctor-patient relationship. Dr. Etesse gets to know her patients, their medical and dental histories, and their desires in order to formulate a plan that fits into their lifestyle. With Dr. Etesse, patients are active participants in their dental care decisions and know that their comfort is a top priority.
Outside of dentistry, you can find Dr. Etesse relaxing at the beach or eating at a local restaurant with her husband. She appreciates good food because she comes from a family of chefs! She has loved exploring San Diego’s eateries and supporting local businesses. She is excited to work with Dr. Godes and continue the commitment to overall health and wellness as part of your dental care.
RESIDENCY and NOTABLE CONTINUING EDUCATION
- Advanced Education in General Dentistry Residency at the Veterans Administration hospital in Long Beach
- Kois Center Advanced Treatment Planning, Preventive and Restorative Dentistry Curriculum
- Training in Ozone Therapy, CEREC, 3D Cone Beam Technology, Dental Photography, Advanced Cosmetic Cases, and Dental Veneers
- Advanced Training in Invisalign®
- DOCS Education training and certification in adult oral conscious sedation