David Rauterkus, D.D.S.
Dr. David has been in dentistry for over 25 years and opened his practice in Poway in 1992. With newer procedures and more efficient dental services, Dr. David strives to stay on top of the cutting edge of technology by educating himself and others.
Dr. David and his wife Lori enjoy spending their free time boating, traveling and trying to stay in touch with their 3 children, now in their 20’s. They are very active in the Poway community, the local schools and many service organizations. When out of the office, Dr. David can be found water skiing, snow skiing, jogging, playing racquetball with his buddies and most any activity that involves enjoying the southern California sunshine.
Doctor of Dental Surgery (D.D.S.), University of the Pacific, June 1988
Bachelor of Science with a Major in Biology, UCLA, June 1985
Dr. David continues to build his dental education with a wide variety of dental courses including:
Cerec Dental Restorations
Partial and Full Dentures
Invisalign Orthodontic Treatment
Membership & Affiliations
American Dental Association
California Dental Association
San Diego County Dental Society
San Diego Cerec Member | www.sdcerec.com
Poway Performing Arts Foundation Business Council
Dr. Christine Altrock, D.D.S, MS
Meet Dr. Christine Altrock who has joined our team to expand our office services and availability. She is a great asset to the practice and we are all very excited to have her working with us. Dr. Altrock was raised in Thousand Oaks, California and attended UCLA earning an undergraduate degree in Microbiology, Immunology and Molecular Genetics. She worked in the biotechnology industry for a year before deciding to pursue her interest in public health and earning her Masters of Science in Epidemiology from the University of Washington.
While working in a dental lab and dental office she discovered her love for dentistry and was accepted into the New York University College of Dentistry. Although school kept her busy she found time to enjoy all that Manhattan had to offer, including long runs through central park, Broadway shows and of course NY delis. After school she decided to come back to California to attend a dental residency program at USC where she worked at both the County Hospital and Downtown Veterans Administration clinic.
As an active member of the San Diego County Dental Society she attends Board of Director’s meetings and helps organize continuing education courses as well as networking events for dentists in the area. When not working as a dentist, you can find her running along the beach, in a Pilates studio, at a sporting event or attending one of San Diego’s many festivals.
Michelle and her husband settled in Poway in 1996 from her hometown of Colorado Springs where they met and married. After working with Dr. David in the 1990’s, she and her family remained patients and we are very fortunate to have her working with us again full-time. She is a huge asset to our office. Acting as a regular volunteer with her Church Community, Michelle has a passion for helping others. With their daughter grown and recently engaged Michelle and her husband are excited to be planning a wedding. When not at work you will find them enjoying bike rides, spending time at the beach & staying busy with family & friends.
Jennifer has been a part of our office for almost 3 years now. A native San Diegan, she grew up in Rancho Penasquitos and graduated from Mt. Carmel High School. She has worked in the dental field for over 10 years and is a tremendous addition to our office working with Michelle at the front desk. She and her husband just welcomed their first child this summer, which is keeping them quite busy.
Registered Dental Hygienist
A native San Diegan, Melissa went into dentistry straight out of high school. After graduating from Cerritos College in LA, she moved back to San Diego and began working with Dr. David in 2000. Being involved with the hygiene society, Melissa stays on top of the ever changing world of dentistry. With two children at home, she and her husband stay busy. When not spending time with her family, Melissa is an active runner who enjoys participating in half marathons throughout the year.
Registered Dental Hygienist
Kimberly graduated at the top of her class from Forsyth School of Dental Hygienists in Boston, Massachusetts. She returned home to her native San Diego. Having worked with Dr. David in the 1990’s, Kimberly has been back in our office for over 9 years. She’s happy to be part of an outstanding dental team and to be at an office that uses the latest technology to help provide our patients with the best care possible. She and her husband stay very busy with their two boys, one in college and the other in high school. When not at work, you can find her jogging, rollerblading & hiking. Kimberly also enjoys family, music and sunsets.
Registered Dental Assistant
Julie moved to San Diego from the Modesto area in 2004. She graduated with high honors from Kaplan’s dental assisting program and is currently attending school to become a dental hygienist. She loves traveling & exploring new places. When Julie has free time, you may find her riding her beach cruiser down the boardwalk or out paddle boarding with her dog Dalles.
Registered Dental Assistant
Originally from Louisiana, Lori moved to San Diego in 2001, where she has continued her dental career of over 20 years. Lori loves getting to know all of the dental patients that she has the privilege of taking care of. In her time off she enjoys being outdoors doing anything from beach boogie boarding to the desert riding her motorcycle with her husband.