Dr. Avi Willis is a board-certified pediatric dental specialist. He received his DMD from Case Western Reserve University, where he was awarded the top honors in pediatric dentistry and endodontics. Dr. Avi completed a General Practice Residency at Jacobi Medical Center, a trauma-one hospital located in the Bronx, NY. While there, he received comprehensive training in oral and maxillofacial surgery, trauma, and treating children with special needs at the famous Rose F. Kennedy Center. He went on to complete his pediatric dental residency at Temple University Hospital in Philadelphia. Prior to moving to Southern California, Dr. Avi was on staff at Jersey Shore Medical Center and served as an adjunct clinical instructor of Pediatric Dentistry at Temple University's Kornberg School of Dentistry.
Dr. Avi spent five years studying physics in the UK before attending dental school. He earned a first-class degree at the University of St Andrews and then a Master's degree at the University of Cambridge.Dr. Avi is passionate about giving back to the community. He has volunteered his time at the Greater Cleveland Medical Clinic, as well as in Ohio elementary schools through the Healthy Smiles Sealant Program. In San Diego, he volunteers in local schools each year in honor of Children's Dental Health Month. In addition to local efforts, he has participated in an international dental mission in Israel, where he treated the children of Jerusalem.As a second-generation pediatric dentist, Dr. Avi witnessed the need for better oral care and the importance of prevention through his mother. He firmly believes that every child is unique and that pediatric dentists can make a significant impact on a child's life.
During his free time, Dr. Avi can be found spending time with his wife, Yonit, and their young children Ronen and baby Sefira. He also enjoys skiing, cycling, playing the bagpipes, and exploring Southern California's beautiful parks and beaches.
Dr. Avi Willis
Dr. Desiree Hsiou is a Board-certified Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics and specializes in braces and clear aligner treatment for adults and adolescents. Dr. Desiree received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree at the University of the Pacific, Thomas J. Long School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences. Following her father's footsteps, she went to complete her Doctor of Dental Surgery Degree at the University of California, Los Angeles where she was awarded the prestigious Dr. William S. Kramer Award of Excellence and was accepted into the Omicron Kappa Upsilon Dental Society. Dr. Desiree graduated Cum Laude and was awarded the UCLA School of Dentistry Section of Orthodontics Award upon graduation.
Dr. Desiree loved improving her patients' smiles and confidence so she decided to pursue a career in orthodontics. At the Harvard School of Dental Medicine, Dr. Desiree completed her orthodontic training and her Masters degree in Oral Biology. Dr. Desiree served as chief resident in her last year of residency, and her research on a tele-orthodontic remote monitoring program was given the Northeastern Society of Orthodontists Resident Research Award.
After spending three years in Boston, Dr. Desiree decided to move back home to serve the community in San Diego. Dr. Desiree enjoys traveling, yoga, golf, and cooking and usually spends her weekends with her poodle, Daisy.
Dr. Desiree Hsiou
Dr. Spencer Mauseth is a board-certified pediatric dentist. He earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) degree from Creighton University, School of Dentistry, and proudly graduated with honors, Cum Laude. Dr. Spencer completed his residency at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center where he served as chief resident. While attending dental school, Dr. Spencer received numerous top honors and awards for ethics, patient care, clinical abilities, and academia. Among these awards was the school's top honor, the Dr. and Mrs. Philip J. Maschka Award. He also became a member of the prestigious dental honor society, Omicron Kappa Upsilon after his graduation from dental school.
Dr. Spencer is very active in the dental community and is a Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry. He loves working with people, especially children, and is known for his commitment to teaching patients and their parents about the science and art of cavity prevention. He treats each patient like they are a member of his family and is passionate about providing the best patient experience possible. Dr. Spencer feels rewarded when he is able to make a positive difference in his patients’ lives by empowering them through supportive, educational care.
In Dr. Spencer's free time, he can be found spending time with his wife, Melodee, and their five children.
Dr. Spencer Mauseth
As a general dentist, Dr. Hansen provides care to all of our wonderful adult patients! Dr. Hansen is originally from Napa Valley in Northern California, but is happy to call San Diego home. She first fell in love with San Diego while attending San Diego State University and was eager to return after graduating dental school at Midwestern University College of Dental Medicine in Arizona. Dr. Hansen is passionate about patient education and comprehensive, conservative dentistry. She provides high quality care that is customized to each patient's unique needs and goals. When she is out of office, Dr. Hansen enjoys traveling, trying new restaurants and riding horses.
Dr. Alexandra Hansen