Meet the Doctors

Dr. Kriston Gallipeau

drDr. Kriston Gallipeau is a native of San Diego. She graduated from Patrick Henry High School, completed her undergraduate studies at San Diego State University and obtained her doctorate from the University of California, San Francisco in 1998. A perfectionist by nature, Dr. Gallipeau chose to attend a general practice residency program to sharpen her skills. After completing her training she returned home to practice dentistry.

Dr. Gallipeau is an active member of the American Dental Association, California Dental Association, San Diego County Dental Association, and the Dental Organization for Oral Conscious Sedation.

Dr. Gallipeau is continuously educating herself by taking continuing education seminars and hands-on courses in the latest dental advances. At the same time she knows that it takes more than academic knowledge to make patients feel comfortable, "Patients need to know that you care about them as a person and not just a mouth," and that's what you sense when you come to Dr. Gallipeau's dental office.

"I never forget that teeth are attached to people and for that reason I treat each patient as I would my family and friends."

Dr. Gallipeau is an active member of her community and church. When not at work she loves spending time with her husband, two daughters, and their three dogs.

Dr. Laurie Gan

Dr. Laurie Gan attended UCSD and received a BA in Visual Arts. Since she also had a biology/science background in undergrad, she continued her education, and earned her Doctorate at the University of the Pacific, Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry, San Francisco in 1991.  

Dr. Gan moved back to North County in1993 and started her practice in Encinitas in 2004. After happily owning her practice for 10 years, she decided to sell her practice and scale down her work hours in order to rest and rehabilitate a back injury from those 24 years of practicing dentistry!  Now, she also has more time to spend with her husband and 3 young children. To fill in the gaps, she enjoys doing yoga, surfing, training at her husband's martial arts school, and working on her paintings.


Laurie Gan Aliotta, DDS