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.

 

Education

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

Christopher DeMeyer, D.D.S.

Dr. Chris is a San Diego native, who grew up in Ocean Beach/Point Loma.  He attended Point Loma High School and subsequently served in the United States Coast Guard.  After completing tours in Hawaii, Virginia and the Caribbean, Dr. Chris utilized his G.I. Bill to obtain his B.S. in Biology at Point Lomas Nazarene University.  It was at PLNU that Dr. Chris made the decision to follow in the footsteps of his father and grandfather and pursue a career in dentistry.  He was later accepted by the University of the Pacific Arthur A Dugoni School of Dentistry in San Francisco where he graduated in 2019.

Dr. Chris believes that patient comfort, education and quality work are paramount and strives to practice dentistry following the motto “Compassion, Skill and Efficiency”.  When Dr. Chris isn’t in the office, he can be found spending time with his wife Breanna (who is currently attending school for her Master’s in Nursing Degree at the University of San Diego) and son Drew.  The three of them share a love of the ocean and enjoying activities such as surfing, fishing, boating and hanging out at their favorite local beach on Sunset Cliffs.

Education

Doctor of Dental Surgery (D.D.S.), University of the Pacific, June 2019
Bachelor of Science with a Major in Biology, PLNU June 2015

Continuing Education

Dr. Chris continues to build his dental education with a wide variety of dental courses including:
Cerec Dental Restorations
Composite Restorations
Endodontics

Memberships & Affiliations

American Dental Association
California Dental Association
American Society of Forensic Odontology


Michelle

Office Manager

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 late 90’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 now married and raising 2 children Michelle and her husband are Blessed to be grandparents to 2 precious granddaughters. When not at work you will find them enjoying bike rides, spending time at the beach & staying busy with family & friends.

Jennifer

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.  

Rosita

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. 

Melissa

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.

Kimberly

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.  

Lori

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.

Danielle

Registered Dental Assistant

Originally from Las Vegas, NV, where she met and married her husband, they decided to make San Diego their permanent home in 2017.  Danielle then pursued her passion of a career in the dental field as a Dental Assistant.  In her time off she loves long walks & hikes with her husband and their sweet dog Daisy May.