Welcome To The Office Of Dr. David Rauterkus

Here at the office of Dr. David Rauterkus, we believe that a smile tells a thousand words, and we are dedicated to giving our patients high-quality dental care. We offer a full range of dental services, so all of your family’s needs are met under one roof.

Our goal is for you to leave our office with a memorable and enjoyable dental experience, which is why our welcoming and compassionate staff will do everything they can to make you feel right at home.

If you are looking to brighten and enhance your smile, please don’t hesitate to call us today at (858) 748-5555!

About Our Office

The office of Dr. David Rauterkus is proud to serve Poway, CA and surrounding areas. We are dedicated to providing the highest level of dental medicine along with friendly, compassionate service. 

If you have any questions about how we can care for your teeth & mouth, please don’t hesitate to call us at (858) 748-5555. Thank you!

We will do our best to accommodate your busy schedule. Request an appointment today!

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New Patients

When you are new to our office, we put in the effort to provide you with a positive and comforting experience. Once you have been with us for a while, you can continue to expect the highest level of service. We focus on providing quality dental care, excellent customer service, and a relaxing environment to maintain a lasting patient relationship. We consider your first visit the start of a long-term relationship with you.

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Meet Our Doctors

David Rauterkus, D.D.S.

Dr. David has been in dentistry for over 30 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 spending time with their 3 married children and 2 grandchildren. 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 mountain biking, 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

Continuing Education

Dr. David continues to build his dental education with a wide variety of dental courses including:

  • Cerec Dental Restorations
  • Implant Restorations
  • Composite Restorations
  • Partial and Full Dentures
  • Endodontics
  • Ceramic Restorations
  • Clear Aligner Orthodontic Treatment

Memberships & 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


Office Coordinator

Jennifer has been a part of our office for about 9 years now. A native San Diegan, she grew up in Rancho Penasquitos and graduated from Mt. Carmel High School. She is currently finishing her Bachelor’s degree at Arizona State University. When she is not working she is spending time with her son, family and enjoying concerts and cooking.


Patient Coordinator

Rosita came to San Diego in 1984 after many moves to several states and countries as part of her life in a military family. Although she has enjoyed the experiences of living in different areas and still enjoys traveling with her family, she is very happy to be settled in San Diego with her husband and where her son and daughter-in-law reside. She has been in the dental field for 30 years as a Registered Dental Assistant, starting with chair side assisting before moving to the front office as a Patient Coordinator. In her time off she enjoys various hobbies and outdoor activities with her husband as well as spending time with her family. Rosita has a great passion for her volunteer ministry work.


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 from the top of her class from Forsyth School for Dental Hygienists in Boston, Massachusetts. After graduating she returned to her native San Diego. She is happy to be working with Dr. David since 2005. She’s honored 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. Kimberly and her husband have two grown sons and enjoy spending time with them. In her free time, you can find her running and hiking. Kimberly also enjoys family, concerts/music, travel and sunsets.


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.

What Our Patients Are Saying


Kate P.

We first started at Dr. David's office when my kids were young and we were looking for a dentist who would make them comfortable and allow us to come back into the room with them. We found that with Dr. David and his whole office, and soon my husband and I were also going there. Melissa and Kim are absolutely fantastic - so good at their jobs, and also personable and comfortable to be around. I love that my kids are not afraid to go to the dentist (and neither are we!). They definitely have my recommendation.

Keri S.

Had such a great experience at Dr. Rauterkus office. From the ladies in the front to the back office, every person was so nice and knowledgeable. Thank you for what you do!

Ana C.

Amazing Team! They are absolutely great!!! I was looking for a great and reliable dentist and my lovely friend and also teacher referred me to Dr David Rauterkus. I was hosted by a great team at the front desk. In my first appointment with Melissa , the Dental Hygienest and Dr David Rauterkus was absolutely fantastic. Melissa is very detail oriented and she did an excellent dental cleaning on me. I highly recommend them.

James W.

Dr. David Rauterkus and his team are truly courteous, caring, knowledgeable and professional. They have been there for emergencies & routine situations. I highly recommend their services.
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