Meet Top San Diego Dentist, Dr. Richard Feinberg
Practicing dentistry, helping people reach their goals for a healthy mouth, lifestyle and longer life has been enormously satisfying and gratifying.
I graduated from the University of Wisconsin with a B.S. in Wildlife Sciences and earned my doctoral degree at New York University School of Dentistry. I continued my education with a General Practice Residency at the Delaware State Hospital and then attended Medical College of Georgia, School of Dentistry specializing in prosthodontics. I am a member of the American Dental Association, California Dental Association, International Congress of Oral Implantologists, and a Fellow of the Academy of General Dentistry. I established my La Mesa dental practice in 2001 focusing on comfortable and state of the art aesthetic replacement of one tooth to entire oral rehabilitations.
Thirty six years ago when I graduated from dental school, I was looking forward to taking care of the underserved, low income and homeless populations. As dental director of the Logan Heights Family Health Center in San Diego for nineteen years, I fulfilled that goal. Attending to thousands of patients whose dental health we improved and with my help prevented further problems. It was a tremendous amount of work, yet very rewarding.
Aside from dentistry, my happiness is my family. I have two girls and a boy. They are a delight. Ariela, Edwin and Ivana help me see the world more clearly. My education at the University of Wisconsin focused on the natural world from meteorology, ornithology, mammology, entomology, tree and shrub identification and the interaction of these parts called ecology. I explore this natural world with my children; at the ocean, shore bird watching, the deep woods, the sequoias, day long hikes to mountain lakes catching Rainbow trout and mule rides at the North rim of the Grand Canyon.
I also have a close relationship with my Mother who is 91 years old, and continues to take care of me, from 3000 miles away. My older brother is a successful folding box designer and printer. They reside in New Jersey. My children and I enjoy visiting our family and going to New York to see Broadway shows, enjoy ethnic foods (hot pastrami) and skating at Rockefeller center on Christmas.
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