The brief descriptions below are designed to familiarize you with our staff’s training, professional credentials and work experience.
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Christopher Stellpflug, DDS
Dr. Christopher Stellpflug is a California state licensed dentist who provides professional dental services in the community of Pismo Beach.
Dr. Stellpflug double majored in neuroscience and general biology at the University of California, Los Angeles earning his Bachelor of Science degrees in 1995. Following the completion of his undergraduate education, Dr. Stellpflug attended the University of the Pacific in San Francisco, CA where he received his Doctorate of Dental Surgery in 1999. Continuing his education, Dr. Stellpflug completed externships at Highland General Hospital in Oakland, CA as well as San Francisco Veteran Affairs Medical Center in San Francisco, CA. In addition, Dr. Stellpflug remains committed to continuing education by routinely attending courses and seminars in dentistry in order to maintain updated methods and practices in his profession.
Upon completion of dental school, Dr. Stellpflug returned to his hometown of Merced, CA to practice dentistry in the community that he grew up in and to be near family. In February of 2001, Dr. Stellpflug purchased a private practice from a local dentist who had entered retirement and to his credit, he maintained a successful practice in the Central Valley for eight years. After thoughtful consideration, he made the decision to relocate to the Central Coast and sell his practice in the summer of 2009 to settle with his wife Julie. They have two sons who keep them busy on their days off.
Dr. Stellpflug has maintained active memberships in various associations including The American Dental Association, California Dental Association, Central Coast Dental Society, American Equilibration Society and serving as Secretary, Vice President and President for the Yosemite Dental Society.
Currently, Dr. Stellpflug is the only CEREC Doctor Trainer on the Central Coast and he is the President of the CEREC Study Club. Training other Dentists in the area about the valuable aspects of one appointment crowns and the CEREC technology has proven to be a rewarding experience.
Dr. Stellpflug is committed to providing his patients with quality dental care and ensuring that they have a positive experience during their appointments. He has been fortunate to have loyal patients from the Central Valley travel the distance to their dental appointments as a result of his customized patient care.
Karen-Patient Service Coordinator
Karen grew up in Southern California and GrassValley. In 1984 she graduated from the Orange Coast College of Dental Assisting Program. Karen has worked her way up to front desk and she enjoys interacting with patients ensuring they have a positive experience at our office. She has numerous years of front and back office experience and she has been a part of the Stellpflug Team for five years. Karen is always smiling and greeting our patients and doing everything she can to support our patient's needs. Karen loves the outdoors, knitting, running and cupcakes. Her spare time is spent with her husband and teenage son.
Meagan-Registered Dental Hygienist
Meagan was born and raised in the San Luis Obispo area. She attended Cuesta College prior to attending Dental Hygiene school in the Bay Area. Meagan has been a RDH since 2009 and she continuously participates in continuing education to remain current on the latest techniques in the dental field. On her days off Meagan enjoys spending time with her family, playing tennis and crafting.