Dr. Rich Masek has been practicing in San Diego since his 1976 graduation from the University Of Southern California School Of Dentistry. He followed his esthetic eye into cosmetic dentistry, attaining Accreditation in the prestigious American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry in 1992.  Later he attained his Fellowship with the Academy of General Dentistry. He followed his fondness for computers into High Tech dentistry while looking for a biocompatible, long lasting alternative to silver-mercury fillings. Dr. Masek first adopted the computerized CEREC CAD/CAM system in 1990 and pioneered many techniques, culminating in more than 20 awards for his esthetic CAD/CAM dentistry.

Dr. Masek felt a call to professional instruction while teaching bible studies in his home. He created Dentistry By Design, Inc. in 1993 to share his expertise and provide continuing education to doctors from around the world in cosmetic and CAD/CAM dentistry. His San Diego office houses a state of the art teaching facility and he has taught hundreds of courses in nine countries on four continents. He has authored numerous articles in national and international publications on cosmetic and CAD/CAM dentistry and served for 6 years as the President of the Academy of CAD/CAM Dentistry. He wrote the first book demonstrating CEREC esthetics, "Highly Esthetic CEREC Solutions", which has been distributed world wide.


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Offering this expertise to his patients, Dr. Masek provides metal and mercury free esthetic and functional dentistry.

Dr. Masek and his beautiful wife, Sheri, enjoy their three daughters, 5 grandchildren and their two four footed children, Yorkies, Amy and Molly. He is active in his church, has earned his Masters in Theology from Life Christian University, enjoys teaching, computers, photography, music, travel, writing and clean mountain air.

Dr. Masek holds membership in several professional organizations:

  • Accredited Member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AAACD)
  • Fellow with the Academy of General Dentistry (FAGD)
  • Past President and Fellow with the Academy of Computerized Dentistry (ACD)
  • Past President and Diplomate of the Academy of CAD/CAM Dentistry
  • Member of the American Dental Association (ADA)
  • Member of the California Dental Association (CDA)
  • Member of the San Diego County Dental Society
  • Certified trainer and member of the International Society of Computerized
  • Dentistry (ISCD)

Dr. Masek's Curriculum Vitae

Debbie - Office Manager

Debbie attended Grossmont College and spent 10 years in a corporate banking position before joining the Dental Expressions team in 1991. Dr. Masek recognized Debbie's exceptional customer service skills and placed her at the front desk as the Appointment and Financial Coordinator. She is well versed in scheduling appointments, insurance, financial options and answering dental questions. She moved into the Treatment Coordinator position working closely with Dr. Masek during examinations to assure your complete understanding of recommended treatment. Debbie now manages the Dental Expressions team ensuring a comfortable, educational and quality experience for our patients. She has a California X-ray license and is CPR Certified. She loves seeing patient transformations with what cosmetic dentistry has to offer. The relationships she has cultivated with our patients over the years are invaluable.

Laura - Registered Dental Hygienist

Our patients adore Laura who joined the Dental Expressions team in 1999. Laura is a 1988 graduate of the Dental Hygiene Program at the Madison Area Technical College in Madison, Wisconsin. She has her expanded functions license with nitrous oxide and local anesthesia. Laura has 22 years of experience, practicing hygiene in Wisconsin, Minnesota, and California. Laura is CPR and Laser Certified. Laura has been using the laser for periodontal treatments for the past 4 years.

Danielle - Dental Assistant

Danielle was welcomed into our dental family in 2013. She is a Dental Assistant having graduated from Dental Assisting School in 2006. Besides her duties as a Dental Assistant she is well versed in the areas of client coordination, sterilization,financial coordination, dental insurance billing and CEREC CAD-CAM dentistry.Danielle is always excited to help you meet your dental health goals. She is a certified X-ray technician and has her certificate in coronal polishing and CPR. She is also an avid Padres and Chargers fan and very patriotic.