Meet Our Doctors

Dr. Erich Schmidt, General Dentistry & Orthodontics

Doctor Schmidt received a U.S. Navy scholarship and attended the University of Washington in Seattle where he graduated with a Doctorate of Dental Surgery in 1997. After completing a 3-year residency as a Lieutenant Dentist in the Navy he settled in San Diego where he loves the California climate. Doctor Schmidt is beloved by his patients and has provided exceptional family dentistry and orthodontics for over 20 years. He is married with 4 children and enjoys restoring classic hot-rods in his spare time. 

  • 1997 Doctor of Dental Surgery; the University of Washington in Seattle
  • 1997 Lieutenant Office U.S. Navy Reserves; Dental Residency
  • 2008 Certificate of Completion; Faculty for Orthodontic Research and Education - Advanced Training and Orthodontics
  • Member of American Orthodontic Society 


  • Cosmetic Dentistry 
  • Bridges 
  • Fillings
  • Implant Crowns 
  • Orthodontics

Dr. Jon Norton, General Dentistry & Prosthetics

Graduate of UCLA with post graduate training & experience in Prosthodontics, including Certification in Branemark Implants. Dr. Norton has been a valued member of the El Camino Dental Arts Team since 2014. He is a long time resident of San Marcos, practicing in North County San Diego since 1990. During his career, Dr. Norton has generously participated in multiple community clinics and in the National Network for Oral Health Access..


  • Custom Dentures & Partials
  • Implant Supported Removable Appliances
  • Cosmetic & General Dentistry


  • Doctor of Dental Surgery University of California at Los Angeles 1990

Dr. Anna Hsu, Periodontal Specialist & Dental Implants

El Camino Dental Arts is proud to welcome to our team of associates, Dr. Anna Hsu, DDS, MS Periodontist and Implantologist. Dr. Hsu is a graduate of University of California, San Francisco. She has practiced in California since 2005 and currently resides in Carlsbad with her husband and son. Dr. Hsu holds several scholastic fellowships and honors including Fellowship from the International Congress of Implantology. Dr. Hsu is pleased to provide treatment and maintenance of Dr. Mark Krupp's former periodontal patients, as Dr. Krupp is now enjoying his retirement years in Tennessee. Please call our office to schedule your introductory meeting with Dr. Hsu, today.


  • Post Graduate Certificate
  • Periodontal Specialist University of California at San Francisco
  • Master in Science Degree Oral & Craniofacial Sciences 2009-2012
  • Doctor of Dental Surgery University of California at San Francisco 2000-2005
  • Bachelor of Arts Economics University of California at Berkley 1996-2000


  • Periodontal Treatments for gum disease
  • Osseous Surgery
  • GTR Dental Implants and Bone Grafting
  • Sinus Lift
  • Connective and Gingival Grafts

Professional Affiliations:

  • American Academy of Periodontology
  • American Dental Association
  • California Dental Association


  • Robert L. Merin Leadership Award
  • California’s Outstanding Resident Fellow
  • International Congress of Implantology

Dr. Debra Edson, Endodontic Specialist (Root Canal Treatments)

Dr. Debra Edson, DMD is our root canal specialist at El Camino Dental Arts. Dr. Edson has been practicing dentistry for over 15 years. She served as a US Naval Dental Officer serving reservists and active duty personnel from 2008-2010. She is married and is an active mother of twin daughters. Welcome Dr. Edson!


  • Doctor of Medical Dentistry Tufts School of Dental Medicine: Boston 2002
  • Certificate of Erdodontics University of Southern California: Los Angeles 2008
  • Nursing Certificate Minnesota State University 1992


  • Root Canal Treatments and Retreatment using Surgical Microscope


1938 Via Centre Ste A, Vista, CA 92081

Office Hours

MON - FRI 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

SAT - SUN Closed

Get in Touch

Email: [email protected]

Phone: (760) 433-9255