Meet The Team

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 

Services: 

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

Dr. Anna Hsu, Periodontal Specialist & Dental Implants

El Camino Dental Arts are proud to welcome to our team of associates, Dr. Anna Hsu, DDS, MS Periodontist, and Implantologist. Dr. Hsu is a graduate of the 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.

Education:

  • Post Graduate Certificate
  • The 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

Services:

  • 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

Honors:

  • 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!

Education:

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

Services:

  • Root Canal Treatments and Retreatment using Surgical Microscope

Dr. Atilio Canessa, General Dentistry & Prosthodontics

Dr. Canessa has recently joined our team of dental professionals. He graduated from University of Southern California in Los Angeles and has been practicing dentistry since 2012. He performs all types of general dentistry with extensive experience in prosthodontics (dentures) and oral surgery. Dr. Canessa grew up in Costa Rica and he loves to surf and hike in his spare time. He has done many volunteer missions to help the underpriveleged in the U.S and abroad.

Education:

  • University of Southern California Doctor of Dental Surgery 2020
  • Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry
  • Universidad Latina, San Jose, Costa Rica
  • Doctor of Dental Surgery 2012
  • Externship with L.A. County Hospital and USC Medical Center 2020 Oral Surgery

Services:

  • General Dentistry
  • Oral Surgery
  • Denture

Gala

Registered Dental Hygienist

Cindy

Patient Care Coordinator

Lisa

Dental Assistant

Mary

Dental Assistant

Beatrice

Registered Dental Assistant

Lisa

Patient Care Coordinator

Kelly

Patient Care Coordinator

Teresa

Registered Dental Hygienist

Maria Segura

Registered Dental Hygienist

Location

1938 Via Centre Ste A, Vista, CA 92081

Phone: (760) 433-9255

Fax: (760) 433-8986

Office Hours

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

SAT - SUN Closed

Get in Touch

Email: [email protected]

Phone: (760) 433-9255