David Chotiner, DDS
Dr. Dave is a Southern California native. At age six, in second grade, he drew a picture of himself as a dentist (click here). His apparent passion for dentistry at such a young age paved the way towards the enthusiasm he now exhibits at his Downtown San Diego practice. Dr. Dave combines his dental expertise and excitement for the latest technology with a fun-loving personality, making each visit as pleasurable as a dental visit could possibly be. AND IT CAN BE!!!
At Coastal Dental Arts, the traditional icons you are used to seeing when you visit the dentist have been replaced with contemporary works of art, HiDef flat-screen televisions in each treatment area, cordless audio systems and a comfortable, inviting atmosphere. The difference at Coastal Dental Arts is obvious the moment you walk through the door.
Dr. Dave received his doctorate from Boston University School of Dental Medicine in Boston, Massachusetts. He earned a Bachelor of Science locally at San Diego State University.
He is recognized by the Dental Board of California as a Continued Education Provider, and he is privileged to represent 3M ESPE in teaching his dental colleagues about new methods in dental technology. While away from his practice, Dr. Dave enjoys quality time with his wife and two children. He manages his son’s little league team, and when baseball season is over, he can be found taking in a round of golf with his son.
Frank Mac, DDS
Dr. Frank Mac received his Bachelor in Physiology from UC Davis in 1993 and his Doctor of Dental Surgery from UC San Francisco in 1998. After working several years as a general dentist, he decided to advance his education and completed his residency in Oral Maxillofacial Surgery at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, MD in 2009. After twenty-one years of active service, deployments and humanitarian missions with the United States Navy, Dr. Mac is now in private practice full-time.
Dr. Mac is a board-certified oral surgeon with the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and the National Dental Board of Anesthesiology. He is passionate about oral surgery with particular emphasis in Dentoalveolar Surgery and Dental Implants.
Dr. Mac works very closely with Dr. Chotiner to provide you a complete restorative and surgical comprehensive dental service.
Amy Ko, DDS
Dr. Ko received her doctorate degree at The University of Michigan in 2007 and completed a General Practice Residency thereafter at the Veterans Hospital at Loma Linda University. She is excited to be working with Dr. Chotiner and his team and strives to provide her patients with the highest quality of care and compassion. Her favorite part of the job is building relationships with patients and helping them improve their oral health. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling, snorkeling, cooking, eating and spending time with her family.
Natalie Bailey, DDS
Dr. Natalie Bailey completed her Doctor of Dental Surgery from Marquette University in May of 2018. Her excitement for dentistry started at a young age while growing up working in her mother’s dental office, and it has continued to be a driving force in her desire to provide excellent dental care herself. After living in Wisconsin for the past seven years, she is ready to be back in her local city of San Diego providing care to the patients of Coastal Dental Arts. She is passionate about comprehensive dental care and teaching patients about the importance of overall oral health care. Dr. Bailey is looking forward to meeting new patients while working with Dr. Chotiner and his amazing dental team. When she’s not working, Dr. Bailey’s hobbies include hiking, scuba diving, kayaking, painting, theatre, traveling and being involved in her Rotary Club.
Meet Our Team
Our friendly team is excited to meet you! We go above and beyond to help you feel comfortable in our office, and we take the time to get to know you so that we can understand your needs and desires in order to provide you with individualized care. Call Coastal Dental Arts today at 619-822-2919 to schedule an appointment with our dentists and learn more about complete dental care in San Diego, California!
Teresa — Office Manager
Teresa started in dentistry in 1983 after graduating The Bryman School for Dental Assisting. She then went on to work for many prominent dentists in the Southern California and Arizona regions. Over the years, she has perfected her skills in dentistry, communications and customer service, and she has owned and operated her own dental staffing and consulting agency. Teresa lives in Oceanside with her husband, Perry, where they enjoy spending their free time with their eight grandchildren.
Barbara — Insurance Coordinator
Barbara started her career in dentistry over 20 years ago and has enjoyed it ever since. She earned her bachelor’s degree in Human Resource Management in 2001. Barbara has worked as a registered dental assistant and patient care coordinator, and she has over 15 years of experience as a dental practice manager. She started at Coastal Dental Arts in April 2015, and she loves the team, the patients and helping others. In her spare time, Barbara can be found working out at the gym, gardening, decorating, cooking and, most importantly, spending time with her husband of 23 years.
Sarah – Treatment Coordinator
Sarah is originally from Las Vegas, NV, and began her career in dentistry in 2013 while attending San Diego State University. She has developed a passion for dentistry over the years and has worked in a private practice and corporate setting. As a retired gymnast, she still makes time for the gym and enjoys teaching classes. Sarah is married and spends her free time with her son, at the beach and at church.
Haley — Registered Dental Hygienist
Haley, a registered dental hygienist, has been practicing since 2012. She graduated from University of the Pacific with a bachelor’s degree in dental hygiene. Haley enjoys learning new techniques and keeping up with the latest changes in technology. She strives to provide the highest standard of care to each of her patients and treats each one with love and compassion. Haley’s favorite part of her job is her daily interaction with patients. She enjoys educating her patients so that they can better their oral health and improve their overall health. In her spare time, she enjoys hiking, yoga and going to the beach!
Allison — Registered Dental Hygienist
Allison has been in the dental field for nearly a decade and prides herself on providing exceptional care to her patients. She studied dental hygiene at USC, where she then started her career as faculty. A San Diego native, Allison loves travel, and has visited over 25 different countries.
Vanessa — Registered Dental Assistant
Vanessa has been a part of the CDA team since 2015. She completed dental assistant training at Pima Medical Institute, and with the help of Dr. Chotiner and staff, was able to acquire her RDA license in March of 2016. She loves being a part of a state-of-the-art dental office that provides great quality care to patients. As a San Diego native, she enjoys exploring the city and spending quality time with her family.
Nicole — Dental Assistant
Nicole first fell in love with the art of dentistry as an Invisalign® patient in high school. Inspired by the transformation of her own smile she knew she wanted to be a part providing that feeling to others. She completed Grossmont College Dental Assistant training in 2012. Her passion continues to grow as she keeps up with the newest dental technology and is able to provide exceptional patient care. Outside of the office Nicole loves spending time with family, friends and her two fur babies.