Meet Dr. Diane Sherman
Cosmetic & implant dentist serving
Encinitas & North County San Diego
Dr. Sherman finds dentistry a wonderful career. She enjoys her staff, patients, and all the procedures she does each day. However, she takes pride in her work the most by being able to help those who are not fortunate enough to have dental care. As there are many countries and communities in the world who are not able to have even the most basic care to prevent pain and subsequently tooth loss, participating in Global Dental Relief is very rewarding. Dr. Sherman, her husband, and her daughter have traveled to Africa and Asia to help treat children in very poor communities. They hope to do the same in our country and in Central America soon.
Pictures of Dr. Sherman’s volunteer work abroad
After obtaining a bachelor’s degree at the University of California, Los Angeles 1986 Dr. Sherman studied dentistry at the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine and received her dental degree in 1992.
After finishing dental school with an interest in family practice, Dr. Sherman was accepted to a general practice residency program at the Veterans Administration Hospital in West Los Angeles.
Dr. Sherman has been at her Encinitas location now for 26 years and welcomes you and your family to come see our office or give us a call, to find out more about her practice.
Memberships & Associations
Our Experienced Dental Team
We are a dental practice devoted to restoring and enhancing the natural beauty of your smile using conservative, state-of-the-art procedures that will result in beautiful, long lasting smiles!
A standard of excellence in personalized dental care enables us to provide the quality dental services our patients deserve. We provide comprehensive treatment planning and use restorative and cosmetic dentistry to achieve your optimal dental health. Should a dental emergency occur, we make every effort to see and care for you as soon as possible.
Education & Prevention
As a practice, we are true believers that preventative care and education are the keys to optimal dental health. We strive to provide “dental health care” vs. “disease care”. That’s why we focus on thorough exams – checking the overall health of your teeth and gums, performing oral cancer exams, and taking x-rays when necessary. We also know that routine cleanings, flossing, sealants, and fluoride are all helpful in preventing dental disease. Not only are we focused on the beauty of your smile, we’re also concerned about your health. A review of your medical history can help us stay informed of your overall health, any new medications, and any illnesses that may impact your dental health.
Infection control in our office is also very important to us. To protect our patients and ourselves, we strictly maintain sterilization and cross contamination processes using standards recommended by the American Dental Association (ADA), the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), and the Center for Disease Control (CDC).
Training & Expertise
As your dental health professionals, we want you to be confident knowing that we are a team of highly trained and skilled clinicians. We pride ourselves in providing the care you need to keep your smile healthy. To give you the best possible service and results, we are committed to continual education and learning. We attend dental lectures, meetings, and dental conventions to stay informed of new techniques, the latest products, and the newest equipment that a modern dental office can utilize to provide state-of-the-art dental care. Also, being members of various professional dental associations helps us to stay abreast of the changes and recommendations for our profession.
A Positive Experience
Building a foundation of trust by treating our patients as special individuals is vital to our success. We understand how uneasy some patients may feel about their dental visits, and how we can make a difference in providing a relaxing and positive experience. Our entire team is dedicated to providing you with excellent, personalized care and service to make your visits as comfortable and pleasant as possible.
We thank you for allowing us to take care of your dental needs and look forward to serving you.
Meet Our Amazing Team
Kim Myers, Office Manager
Kim is our office manager. Kim became an RDA in 1980 and assisted for many years in Orange County before moving to San Diego County. She has been with Dr. Sherman since 2006. When she's not in the office working she loves spending time with her two kids, 2 dogs, and riding horses at a local barn.
Dental Assistant/Back Office Manager
Carole Graeber, DA
Carole came to us in 2011 after running an at home business and raising two kids. She loves living in Encinitas and going to the beach whenever she gets a chance.
Lorrie Gabaldon, RDA
Lorrie began her career in 2001 and has been with us since 2014. She is an avid sports fan, wife, and mother.
Front Office & Insurance Coordinator
Alexis Stephens, Insurance Coordinator
Alexis joined our family in 2018. She began her dental career in 2011 in Denver, CO as a Dental Assistant. Soon after, she found her passion working in the Front Office and made a career change. When she is not working, she enjoys volunteering, writing poetry, learning Korean, and finding new places to eat with her family.
Rachael Black, RDH