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James P. Tasto, DDS

Dr. James P. Tasto was born and raised in San Diego. He attended University of San Diego High School where he lettered in both golf and wrestling. After earning a Bachelors in Science from Loyola Marymount University, Dr. Tasto graduated from University of Southern California Dental School with an emphasis on cosmetics and sports dentistry. Dr. Tasto was the team dentist for the San Diego Gulls Professional Hockey Team. He takes extensive courses in cosmetic and restorative dentistry so that he can deliver the highest quality dental care for his patients.

Dr. James Tasto was selected by his peers to be included in the List of Top Dentists in San Diego for 2007 – 2020. He appeared in the May issue of San Diego Magazine. Dr. Tasto is also a member of D.O.C.S. (Doctors Offering Charitable Services), a local organization that offers medical services such as plastic surgery, vision and dental to the less fortunate patients in San Diego. D.O.C.S. has been featured in the L.A. Times and San Diego Magazine.

Dr. Tasto currently resides in San Diego with his lovely wife Traci and their 3 children. He enjoys golf, beach volleyball, snow skiing, and playing with his kids.

Dr. Allan (Al) McQuarrie, DDS

Dr. Allan (Al) McQuarrie, is a graduate of Tufts University School of Dental Medicine in Boston, MA.  Upon graduating In May of 2020, Dr. Al received the Dr. and Mrs. Albert J. Kazis Endowed Prize Fund in Crown and Bridge Award for excellence in the field of fixed prosthodontics while in school at Tufts.   As a 4th year dental student, Dr. Al served as a teaching assistant in the fixed prosthodontics course and in the clinical lab helping other students develop their skills as dental clinicians.    While at Tufts, Dr. McQuarrie developed a strong sense of commitment to providing treatment to underserved populations.  This commitment is largely attributed to his experiences when he participated in a 6-week long externship program on a Navajo reservation in Arizona and on a Global Service-Learning trip to the isolated hills of Granja Porcon, Peru, where he was able to deliver much needed dental care and oral health education to underprivileged communities.  Following his graduation from Tufts, Dr. Al completed an advanced education in general dentistry residency program in Buffalo, NY with specific training in implant and surgical procedures ranging from denture stabilizations to All-on-X implant restorations.  Dr. McQuarrie is originally from Salem, NH where he grew up on Canobie Lake as the oldest of 3 boys.  Both of Al’s parents are electrical engineers, and his younger brothers work in finance.  Al and his brothers grew up playing baseball together for years, which gave him the opportunity to play 4 years of Division II baseball at Saint Anselm College in Manchester, NH.  Other than his pursuits in dentistry, Allan loves to spend his free time traveling, playing golf, fishing, kayaking and skiing in the wintertime.  Dr. McQuarrie is an avid Boston sports fan, but is enormously excited to experience the San Diego sports scene first-hand

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Gary M. Sigafoos, DDS

Dr. Gary M. Sigafoos has trained with some of the world’s most prominent periodontists. He is rapidly becoming known as La Jolla area’s leading periodontist for people who want periodontic dentistry.

“As your dentist, I am proud to have served patients in our community for over 25 years. The combination of continuing education and state-of-the-art equipment and materials allow us to offer you and your family the high level of care you’re looking for, with a soft touch. You can rest assured that you’ll receive the personalized attention you deserve. My team and I will listen to your needs and answer all your questions and give you a warm welcome with our ongoing commitment to your overall dental related health.”

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Jasmin P.

Office Manager

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Tracy U.


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Kelly H.

Registered Dental Hygienist

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Sara V.

Registered Dental Assistant, EF2

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Monica B.

Registered Dental Hygienist

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Mina M.

Registered Dental Assistant

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Shelly P.

Registered Dental Assistant