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Learn more about the staff at Smile Makeover Center

We love dentistry and it shows in the way we treat our patients and in the feedback we receive from them. Doing work up-front ensures that your immediate dental needs are met and formulates a long-term preventive plan so you can retain the form, function and beauty of your natural teeth. You will receive the same kind of optimum care we give to our own families, in an office designed for your comfort. Your satisfied smile is our reward.

Meet the Team

Dr. Rastegar completed his undergraduate work at San Diego State University, and earned his doctorate of Dental Medicine from Tuffs University in 1993. Since 1993 he has been in private practice and was active in the Rotary and the La Jolla chamber of commerce. Through extensive ongoing continuous education, Dr. Rastegar remains at the forefront of dental advances. In his free time he enjoys sailing, skiing, mountain climbing, and is learning to be a pilot. He is involved in many community activities and is currently writing a book titled “The Pathway to Life.”

Erina is our Japanese Coordinator, and also a Dental Assistant at our office. She was born and grew up in Okinawa, Japan. Erina migrated to America in 2013 along with her husband who is in the Marines and their 3 young boys. Erina started her assisting career in Japan in 2004 and she attended California Dental Certifications to be certified as a Dental Assistant in the United States in 2014. When she is not working in the field, she likes to go shopping, and spend time with her 3 boys and husband. Her main goal in our office is to provide excellent service, and to help our Japanese patients.

Maria is currently the treatment coordinator for Smile Makeover Center. She has been working in the dental field for over 10 years. She specializes in treatment planning and betters herself by taking business classes. She is optimistic, compassionate and an amicable person. She speaks fluently in Spanish and English and serving others is her passion.

Katsura Marsh: ASSISTANT


Naoko Buckhannan: Hygienist

Jeannie received her Bachelor of Science degree in Dental Hygiene in 1991 from The University of Colorado, Denver. She maintains her license in both California and Colorado. She is up to date with the latest technologies through continuing education. Jeannie has been with our practice since August 2001. She is committed to providing our patients with the highest standard of care available. She educates her patients by stressing the importance of maintaining healthy gums and teeth. Jeannie resides in sunny San Diego with her daughter, her cat JoJo and her dog Mr. Noodles.