Meet Our Dentists 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!
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.
Victoria Mesolella, DDS Dr. Victoria Mesolella was born and raised in Upstate New York. After earning her biology degree from Canisius College she graduated magna cum laude from University at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine. She then completed post-graduate training in the Advanced Education in General Dentistry program at Buffalo’s V.A. Medical Center. Throughout her education she has provided dental care to underserved populations on Native American reservations with Indian Health Services, in the Appalachian Mountains with Remote Area Medical Volunteer Corps and on sugar cane plantations in the Dominican Republic. Dr. Mesolella was practicing general dentistry in a private office in Rochester, NY, prior to moving to sunny San Diego. She is committed to providing thoughtful, comprehensive care and strives to treat her patients with dignity and compassion. She is excited for the opportunity to work with Dr. Chotiner, his exceptional team and the modern technology available at Coastal Dental Arts. When not treating patients, Dr. Mesolella enjoys skiing, yoga, traveling, baking and spending time with her fiancé Nicholas.
Spencer Nice, DDS Dr. Spencer Nice is a general dentist who completed his undergraduate and dental degrees in Boston, Massachusetts. Prior to living in Boston, Dr. Nice was the child of diplomats and traveled extensively around the globe. He speaks English, French, Spanish and German, and he loves using his linguistic abilities to communicate with patients of all kinds. When he is not helping people smile through dentistry and his sense of humor, he enjoys exploring San Diego with his husband and, of course, their dog, aptly named Diego.
Meet The Team
Roxanne — Practice Manager Roxanne began her journey in dentistry with her own orthodontist, as well as attending school at California State University San Marcos and studying sociology. Over the years she fell in love with the physical and emotional transformation dentistry has on patients! She strives to find a connection with patients and use her strong communication skills to understand their needs in order to achieve their dental dreams. Through networking, she’s gained experience in both private and corporate dentistry. San Diego is home base for her and she wouldn’t have it any other way! She enjoys spending her free time with her baby girl and husband, being outdoors, cooking, dancing and traveling when time permits!
Sarah – Treatment Coordinator Sarah is originally from Las Vegas, Nevada, 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.
Alejandra — Patient Coordinator Alejandra was born and raised in San Diego. She started in the dental field 9 years ago as a dental assistant before finding her passion for helping patients in the front office. In her spare time, she enjoys Hot Yoga and taking long walks on the beach with her dog..
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!
Donia— Registered Dental Hygienist Donia was born and raised in Sacramento, California, and graduated from Carrington College with her dental hygiene degree. Prior to her dental hygiene training, she graduated with degrees in Biology, Pre-Nursing and Social and Behavioral Sciences. She loves keeping up with dental technology and getting to know each of her patients. In her time out of the office she likes to hike, surf and travel.
Caleigh — Registered Dental Hygienist Caleigh is a native San Diegan, who began her career as a registered dental assistant in 2011 and fell in love with the field of dentistry. To advance within her profession, she qualified for the Dental Hygiene program at Concorde Career College San Diego and graduated in 2017 with honors — she was a favorite among her instructors and classmates. Caleigh’s hobbies include cycling, dancing and spending time with her husband and two sons. Patients often compliment her on her gentle touch and appreciate her thorough cleanings.
Nataliya — Registered Dental Hygienist Nataliya was born and raised in Ternopil, Ukraine. She came to San Diego when she was 11. Her passion for dentistry grew right out of high school. She became a registered dental assistant in 2011, and in 2018, she furthered her career goals by attending Concorde Career College to become a registered dental hygienist. Her dental philosophy is to create a positive and friendly environment to make her patients as comfortable as possible while she’s at their side. In her spare time, she enjoys outdoor activities such as hiking, going to the beach and playing tennis. She loves traveling back home and exploring new places.
Lily — Registered Dental Hygienist Lily has been in the dental field since 2002. She worked as a registered dental assistant for over 10 years before deciding to pursue a degree in dental hygiene. In 2018, Lily graduated from Concorde Career College. She strives to build smiles based on good dental hygiene and loves to connect with her patients while fulfilling their needs. In her spare time, she serves her community as part of nonprofit foundation Niño cardio in Mexico. She practices Reiki and loves meditating, going to the beach and traveling.
Vanessa — Registered Dental Assistant Extended Functions 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.
Sarina — Registered Dental Assistant Sarina is a registered dental assistant born and raised in San Diego, and she completed her dental assistant training at Pima Medical Institute and went on to obtain her RDA license. With over nine years’ experience in the dental field, she strives to give her very best to all her patients and takes pride in customer satisfaction while being a team player. She enjoys learning new techniques and procedures and takes pride in her work ethic and communication skills. Her favorite procedures are endodontic therapy and oral surgery. Outside of the office, Sarina enjoys cooking, traveling with her family and spending time with her Pomsky.
Jen — Registered Dental Assistant She enjoys spending time with her family, snowboarding and hanging out at the beach. She has worked in a few dental practices in her career and loves working with Dr. Chotiner because of the high-quality dental care he provides and the cutting-edge environment at Coastal Dental Arts.