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Richard B. Evans, D.D.S.

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 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 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 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 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-laws and two grandsons.

Organization Memberships 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


Anna Hsu, D.D.S.

Hsu received a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from 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 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’s 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 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


Spencer Russell, DMD

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Christine Allen D.D.S.

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 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.


Salauni Karia, DDS

Dr. Karia believes that oral health and beauty of smile is as important as health and beauty of rest of our body. With this philosophy in mind, Dr. Karia takes a holistic approach when treating her patients. Dr. Karia comes with over 10 years of experience. With her easygoing demeanor and passion for dentistry, she strives to improve her patients’ overall health by giving them a healthy smile. Dr. Karia believes in treating everyone with respect and try to be cognizant of their time. She also believes in spending time patients so that patients are well informed before they make important decisions about their treatment.

“Do unto others as you would have them do unto you”

Dr. Karia stays up to update with latest technology and updates of dentistry by hours of continuing education. She is Lumineers™ and Invisalign™-certified.

Dr. Karia is also a member of several prestigious professional organizations, including:

  • American Dental Association
  • California Dental Association
  • San Diego Dental Society
  • International Academy of Dental Implants

Dr. Karia is new to San Diego and is loving the city so far. She is married and is a mom to two daughters. In her free times she enjoys the outdoors and exploring the city with her family.

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