Orthodontics for Children & Adults

Meet Dr. Yoshikane

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Dr. Terrie Yoshikane has practiced orthodontics in the North County San Diego area for over 20 years. She prides herself on treating people the way she would like to be treated… with courtesy, respect, and genuine caring.  Her treatment decisions are based on one thing — what is best for you, the patient.
She is known for creating beautiful, natural smiles with less
need for extractions, and balanced, attractive facial profiles.
In addition to caring for her patients, she is also committed to serving her community and the orthodontic profession.

"I love the long-term friendships we develop. Being able to change people's lives and give them beautiful smiles is
incredible. I can't think of another profession I'd rather have!"

When she is not creating beautiful smiles and happy patients,
Dr. Yoshikane enjoys fly fishing, skiing, cooking, volleyball,
and mostly spending time with her family.  

University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) – BS in psychobiology
  Chancellor's Marshall
  Dean's List
Loyola University Chicago School of Dentistry – DDS
  Valedictorian, top graduate, class of 1984
  Omicron Kappa Upsilon (dental honor society) 
  Alpha Omega outstanding scholar
UCLA Dental School, Department of Orthodontics: MS in oral biology;
  Specialty certificate in Orthodontics


California Association of Orthodontists , Past President and board member
Pacific Coast Society of Orthodontists, board member
American Association of Orthodontists, delegate to the House of Delegates
San Diego County Dental Society
California Dental Association
American Dental Association

Community Service and Causes We Support

Dr. Yoshikane has been volunteering for Fresh Start Surgical Gifts for the past 10 years.  She donates her orthodontic services to help transfrom the lives of children with cleft lip or palate or other orthodontic challenges. 

Fresh Start's Mission:  Fresh Start Surgical Gifts enhances the lives of disadvantaged infants, children and teens with physical deformities caused by birth defects, accidents, abuse, or disease through the gift of reconstructive surgery and related healthcare services.

To learn more about Fresh Start, visit their website www.freshstart.org

Some of the other organizations and schools that our practice supports:

  • Boys and Girls Club
  • Carlsbad High School Boys Basketball
  • La Costa Canyon High School Foundation
  • La Costa Heights Elementary School
  • Miss Carlsbad & Miss Teen Carlsbad Scholarship Pageant
  • Operation Gratitude 
  • Pacific Ridge School
  • San Diego Surf Soccer Club
  • San Dieguito Academy Debate team
  • San Dieguito Academy Foundation
  • Stand Up for Kids
  • Switchfoot Bro-Am
  • Team Joey
  • The Grauer School
  • Torrey Pines High School Foundation
  • Univ. of Colorado Mens Lacrosse team
  • Vista Storm Soccer Club

"Dear Dr. Yoshikane,
Thank you again for making the time to squeeze my son into your
 busy schedule when he broke his front teeth.  The protective mouthguard
that you made for him seems to be working very well.  Thank you so much!

Dental Specialty Associates Serving Encinitas and North San Diego County • 477 N El Camino Real #B203 • Encinitas, CA 92024

Orthodontics • Orthodontist Terrie Yoshikane • phone 760.942.1132 • fax 760.942.1708

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