Our Caring, Compassionate Team


I’ve been an RDA since 2002, with a passion for hygiene. I relocated to San Diego County and I’m thrilled to be a part of Dr. Kania’s team. I’ve always enjoyed dentistry, but Periodontics has sparked an incredible, new interest for me. I enjoy working with people and doing everything possible to make them comfortable.

My children are grown, so I’ve rekindled some old passions; running, site seeing and a new joy… hiking.


I’ve been working as a Dental assistant in Oregon since 1999. I recently relocated to San Diego and I’m so happy to be a part of Dr. Kania’s team. I love Dentistry and learning all aspects of it, from clinical to the administrative side.  I enjoy being active and experiencing all that San Diego has to offer, Biking, surfing, hiking and crossfit are some of my favorites.

Lexie – Registered Dental HygienistLexie RDH

I grew up outside of Mt. Shasta, CA and moved to Encinitas last summer. I attended college in Sacramento and love working in periodontology where patients are motivated to save and keep their teeth! I feel rewarded to see the dramatic changes our patients make when partnered with education and support. I spend my off-time with my teenage daughter and son exploring this new found beach life.
Together we enjoy snowboarding and skiing, swimming, cycling, boating, camping, snorkeling, flying, hiking, and cooking. Surfing and golf are coming soon!

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As a board-certified periodontist, Dr. Ann M. Kania is specially qualified to diagnose and treat issues concerning periodontal tissue and the supportive structures of a patient’s smile, as well as place dental implants to restore teeth lost to dental disease or trauma. Dr. Kania also offers the Pinhole® Surgical Technique (PST) for minimally-invasive, scalpel-free gum grafting. To seek Dr. Kania’s expertise, contact her office today at (760) 642-0711.