Meet Your Team

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Violet Feldman
D.D.S.
General Dentist

About Me

Dr. Feldman says, “I come from a medical family and ever since I was a child I knew I wanted to help people and become a doctor like my parents. I realized that I loved the arts and science. Dentistry seemed like the logical combination.”

Dr. Feldman feels that building a foundation of trust by treating her patients as special individuals is vital. She understands how uneasy some patients may feel about their dental visits, and how she can make a difference in providing a relaxing and positive experience.

After her undergraduate studies in Pre-Medicine at the Medical University Sofia Bulgaria, Dr. Feldman received her Dental Degree from the University of Southern California School of Dentistry. She’s a member of the American Dental Association, the California Dental Association and the San Diego County Dental Society.

Dr. Feldman says, “Away from the office I enjoy cooking, dancing, walking on the beach and spending time with my family.”

Education

  • B.S., Pre-Medicine–Medical University Sofia Bulgaria
  • D.D.S.–USC School of Dentistry

Affiliations

  • American Dental Association
  • California Dental Association
  • San Diego County Dental Society
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Haris Lakisic
D.D.S.
Endodontics

About Me

Entering the field of dentistry was a natural choice for Dr. Lakisic: his father and brother were both dentists, and introduced him to this profession of helping others. He enjoys being able to help relieve people’s pain and discomfort, as well as improve better health and esthetics.
 
Dr. Haris Lakisic grew up in Bosnia and Herzegovina, but became a refugee and escaped to Southern California at the age of 15 due to war in his homeland. After finishing high school in Costa Mesa, Dr. Lakisic attended Pepperdine University for his Bachelor’s degree, then received a scholarship to attend the University of Pennsylvania for his D.M.D. degree. During his four years of dental school, he was consistently ranked in the top 10 of his class.
 
Dr. Lakisic’s hobbies include travel, fishing, and outdoor activities.

Education

  • B.S., Biology – Pepperdine University
  • D.M.D. – University of Pennsylvania

Affiliations

  • American Association of Endodontists
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Paul Anderson
D.D.S., M.D.
Oral Surgery

About Me

Dr. Paul Anderson has always enjoyed working with his hands and doing things that required hand-eye coordination. But it was a pre-dental class in college, at the University of Utah, that decided his career as a dentist.
 
After receiving his D.D.S. degree from the UCLA School of Dentistry, Dr. Anderson picked up his studies at the University of Texas, Houston, to earn his Medical Doctor degree in Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery. He is now a Fellow of the American Board of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, as well as a member of numerous other professional organizations. In his practice, he most enjoys utilizing modern sedation (anesthesia) techniques to turn a potentially frightening experience for his patients into a pleasant one.
 
Outside the office, Dr. Anderson is active in community service and with his church affiliations. His personal hobbies include alpine skiing and photography. Dr. Anderson is also fluent in Mandarin.

Education

  • B.S., Biology – University of Utah
  • D.D.S. – UCLA School of Dentistry
  • M.D., Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery – University of Texas, Houston

Affiliations

  • Fellow – American Board of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
  • American Dental Association
  • California Dental Association
  • Orange County Dental Association
  • American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association
  • Academy of Osseointegration
  • American Dental Society of Anesthesia
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Kory McHenry
D.M.D., M.S.
Orthodontics

About Me

A specialist in Orthodontics for Children and Adults, Dr. McHenry is an Orthodontist who appreciates his profession for its life-changing opportunity to help people achieve beautiful and healthy smiles.

After graduating from Brigham Young University, he attended Nova Southeastern University Dental School. He served as Student Body President while obtaining both dental and specialty orthodontic degrees. After graduating summa cum laude, Dr. McHenry then served at Joe DiMaggio’s Children’s Hospital where he worked with Plastic and Neurosurgeons as part of the Cleft and Craniofacial team repairing congenital anomalies in young children.

Dr. McHenry has performed extensive research for his field, which has been published in various professional journals and presented to numerous organizations. The American Association of Orthodontists has especially recognized his work and awarded his outstanding research in 2008.

He is fluent in Portuguese, and enjoys playing the guitar. He is the proud father of three wonderful children.

Education

  • B.S., Biochemistry & Mathematics – Brigham Young University
  • D.M.D. – Nova Southeastern University College of Dental Medicine
  • M.S., Orthodontics – Nova Southeastern University College of Dental Medicine

Affiliations

  • American Association of Orthodontists
  • Pacific Coast Society of Orthodontists
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Stephen Kallaos
D.D.S., M.S.
Periodontics

About Me

Dr. Stephen Kallaos’ goal is to provide a pleasant periodontic evaluation and an informative discussion of the options for attaining optimum oral health. He offers multiple levels of sedation to make treatment for his patients as comfortable as possible. He is also very active with his peers to stay on top of the latest technology and procedures available. His membership to industry associations include the Academy of Osseointegration, the American Dental Association, and the California Society of Periodontists, to name a few.

After receiving his Bachelor’s degree in Biology from UCLA, Dr. Kallaos continued his studies as a Bruin, entering the UCLA School of Dentistry for his D.D.S. degree. He then focused his studies on Periodontics and earned his certificate in this specialty from the UC San Francisco School of Dentistry. He is Board-certified by the American Board of Periodontology.

Dr. Kallaos has been practicing Periodontics since 1998. Outside of the office, he enjoys bicycling, snow skiing, and Sudoku, and his favorite author is Dan Brown. He is married and has three children.

Education

  • B.S., Biology – University of California, Los Angeles
  • D.D.S. – University of California, Los Angeles School of Dentistry Certificate
  • Periodontics – University of California
  • San Francisco School of Dentistry

Affiliations

  • Diplomate – American Board of Periodontology
  • Newport Harbor Academy of Dentistry
  • Academy of Osseointegration
  • American Academy of Periodontology
  • California Society of Periodontists
  • American Dental Association
  • California Dental Association
  • Orange County Dental Society
  • Tri-County Dental Society

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3440 Del Lago Boulevard Suite C
Escondido, CA 92029
760-913-8224

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Tuesday9:00 AM to 6:00 PM
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Friday7:00 AM to 2:30 PM
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