Tooth decay can affect your children at a very young age. The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry estimates that 28 percent of children ages 2 to 5 have already had cavities. Early childhood c ...View Article
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Dr. Megan Clarke grew up in the Central Valley town of Madera, California. Upon graduation from high school she attended University of California, San Diego (Revelle!), and attained a BS in Physiology and Neuroscience. She then graduated from the prestigious University of the Pacific School of Dentistry in San Francisco. She worked at several offices prior to purchasing the office of Donald Anderson in 2006.
When not in the office, Dr. Clarke enjoys spending time with her husband and 2 daughters. Music is a big part of her family life, as her husband is one of the concert masters of the La Jolla symphony. Both of her daughters are learning the violin like their father! She also considers hiking, skiing and craft beer among her passions!
Dr. Clarke considers her-self a lifetime learner. She regularly exceeds the required hours of continuing education to keep her skills sharp and up-to-date. She is a member of the Spear Education Faculty Club, and is currently working on attaining her Fellowship in the Academy of General Dentistry. She has also attended courses from some of dentistry’s most respected clinicians. She is especially interested in how the mouth functions as a system, and strives to provide comprehensive care to her patients.
Dr. Toland was born and raised just north of Boston, Massachusetts. She decided she wanted to be a dentist when she was in middle school after a great experience with her orthodontist. After completing her Bachelor of Science degree in Biology at Boston College, she fulfilled her long time dream of attending the esteemed Tufts University School of Dental Medicine. After graduating dental school in 2012, she completed a Residency in General Dentistry at the Togus VA Maine Healthcare System in Augusta, Maine. She enjoyed her experience there so much that she stayed on for an additional year and worked as a staff dentist.
Dr. Toland met her husband, Mike, in dental school and she followed him to San Diego in 2014 when his naval orders brought him there. They both love the San Diego lifestyle and enjoy bike riding, kayaking, trying new restaurants, and hanging out at the beach. They are also avid travelers and have been to many places in the US and around the globe including Central America, Asia, Europe, and Australia.
Being a member of the American Dental Association, California Dental Association, San Diego Dental Association, and American Academy of Craniofacial Pain, she has kept up-to-date with new technology and the best patient care that can be provided. She enjoys volunteering each year at the Homeless Veterans Stand Down which aims to provide basic dental services to homeless veterans. Dr. Toland values keeping up with the latest technology and research in dentistry and therefore spends many hours each year attending continuing education courses. She is always looking to expand her knowledge and skills to better treat her patients.
Dr. Toland strives to provide comprehensive, quality, and gentle treatment to every patient, using the latest state-of-the-art equipment. Clear and easy-to-understand dental education is very important, so that you can make well-informed decisions about your dental health. Dr. Toland understands that every patient is unique and therefore every effort is made to customize treatment to fulfill your specific needs and desires. Her goal is to work together to achieve and maintain the healthy and beautiful smile that you deserve.
Call 619-460-9100 today to schedule an appointment with either Dr. Clarke or Dr. Toland, or Request an Appointment online.