Dr. Kristen Whetsell is a Southern California native who graduated summa cum laude from UC San Diego with a bachelor’s degree in human biology. She went on to dental school at the University of Maryland, Baltimore where she was class president and graduated magna cum laude in 2012. She completed a General Practice Residency at the VA Medical Center La Jolla in 2013 providing dental care for veterans.
Dr. Whetsell is very involved in the dental profession and is on the Board of Directors for the San Diego County Dental Society. She is also the New Dentist Committee chair. She has always had a passion for humanitarian work and has volunteered with UC San Diego Free Dental Clinic Project. She also participated in the USNS Mercy humanitarian mission in Southeast Asia in 2006.
Dr. Whetsell values cultivating life long relationships with her patients. She believes that each patient should have personalized attention and that there is no one size fits all approach to dental health.
She lives in North Park with her husband, Ian. She enjoys the active lifestyle living in San Diego offers and loves hiking, stand up paddle boarding, yoga, skiing, and traveling.