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Richard B. Evans, DDS

Dr. Evans received a Bachelor of Science degree in biology (with honors) from the University of California, Riverside. He then went on to receive his Doctor of Dental Surgery from the Georgetown University School of Dentistry. During his time at Georgetown, he received a Summer Research Fellowship for work in microbiology, was active on the dental school’s Curriculum Committee, and received an Oral Cancer Society’s Fellowship to the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.

Dr. Evans treated patients in his Fallbrook office from 1984 to 2004 and in Murrieta until 2005. In 2005 he was asked to join a group practice with two excellent dentists, Dr. Peter Shaw and Dr. Mark Jankowski. He worked with them until he purchased Summit Dental of La Mesa in 2011. He was appointed to the UCLA School of Dentistry faculty in 1998 as a part-time faculty member.

Dr. Evans has a strong interest in treating sleep and TMJ disorders, and has opened San Diego Therapy for Sleep and TMJ Disorders. When his kids were younger he enjoyed coaching baseball, basketball and football. Despite their past record, Dr. Evans has been an avid fan of the San Diego Padres and Chargers. He is married to Patricia DeLong, a registered dental hygienist. They have a blended family of three daughters, two sons, one daughter-in-law, two sons-in-law and two grandsons.

Organization Memberships and Certifications:

  • American Academy of Craniofacial Pain (AACP)
  • American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine (AADSM)
  • American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM)
  • Academy of Clinical Sleep Disorders Disciplines (ACSDD)
  • International Association for Orthodontics
  • American Dental Association
  • California Dental Association
  • San Diego County Dental Society
  • Invisalign Certified (I II)
  • Oral Conscious Sedation Certificate


Christine Allen, DDS

Dr. Christine Allen grew up in Baltimore, Maryland. She received her Bachelor of Science in mathematics from Johns Hopkins University and her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of Maryland Dental School. In dental school, she was a member of the Gamma Pi Delta Prosthodontic Honor Society and the Gorgas Odontological Honorary Society. She also participated in a dental externship at the Osaka University Graduate School of Dentistry in Japan. She then moved to San Diego to obtain advanced training through a general practice residency at the VA Hospital in La Jolla. She continues to stay up to date with the latest in dental technologies and developments by attending numerous continuing education courses so that she can provide the highest quality dental care for her patients.

Dr. Allen is an active member of the California Dental Association, the Academy of General Dentistry and the American Association of Women Dentists.

Dr. Allen enjoys spending time with her husband and two young children. In her spare time, she likes to exercise, cook and enjoy the outdoors. She is fluent in Japanese.


Spencer Russell, DMD

Dr. Russell
Dr. Spencer Russell received his Bachelor of Science in biology from Wofford College and his Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD) degree from the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC). He then completed his residency for advanced training in IV sedation, oral surgery and dental implants. Dr. Russell is passionate about digital dentistry and guided surgery and stays up to date by attending continuing education as much as possible.Outside of work, Dr. Russell enjoys taking his mini Australian shepherd, Finn, to the beach, hiking, surfing and traveling.

Organization Memberships and Certifications

  • American Academy of Implant Dentistry
  • International Congress of Oral Implantologist
  • Academy of General Dentistry
  • American Dental Association
  • California Dental Association


Michael Tran, DMD

Dr. Michael Tran is an Orange County native who recently moved to the San Diego area. He completed his undergraduate work at the University of California, Irvine with a Bachelor of Science in biology. Shortly after, he attended California State University Fresno where he obtained his Master of Science in biology. He then attended the Medical University of South Carolina College of Dental Medicine where he was awarded his Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD) degree in 2016. Upon graduating, he moved to Las Vegas, Nevada, and began practicing general dentistry. Dr. Tran is dedicated to providing his patients with thorough and attentive care. He is passionate about his work and his goal is to not only provide the greatest dental care for his patients, but also to educate them about the importance of their oral health. Dr. Tran prides himself on quality cosmetic dentistry in conjunction with effective communication with his patients to ensure that they are fully informed and confident in the care they are receiving. Outside of dentistry, Dr. Tran enjoys traveling with his wife, Jenny. He loves photography, snowboarding, and always enjoys a good laugh!


Anna Hsu, DDS

Dr. Hsu received a Bachelor of Arts in economics degree from the University of California, Berkeley in 2000. She then went to the University of California San Francisco School of Dentistry, where she earned her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree in 2005. After practicing general dentistry for a few years, her interest in implant and periodontal (gum) treatment grew, so much so that she went back school to become a specialist in periodontics. In June 2012, she received her Specialty Certificate in Post-Graduate Periodontics and a Master of Science in oral craniofacial sciences from the University of California, San Francisco School of Dentistry. Dr. Hsu joined Summit Dental of La Mesa in 2013.

Advanced Training Recognition:

  • Chief Resident – UCSF Periodontal Residency
  • Fellow, International Congress of Implantology

Organization Memberships and Certifications

  • American Academy of Periodontology
  • California Society of Periodontist
  • American Dental Association
  • California Dental Association
  • Tri-County Dental Society
  • Academy of General Dentistry
  • Delta Sigma Delta Fraternity


  • CSP Robert L. Merin Leadership Award, California’s Outstanding Resident
  • Academic Merit Scholarship


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