San Luis Obispo (805) 545-9400

Dr. Sayre-Carstairs

Dr. Sayre-Carstairs is a 1982 graduate of Wellesley College in Wellesley, MA. Her BA degree is in psychobiology and her research focused on olfaction. Tufts University in Boston, MA awarded Dr. Sayre-Carstairs her DMD degree in 1986 and she immediately moved to Los Angeles to enter the periodontal program at the University of Southern California.

After working as a periodontist in the Los Angeles area for 7 years, Coast Periodontics became available and in 1995 she moved to San Luis Obispo to take over the two offices, one in San Luis Obispo and the other in Paso Robles. Although there have been a number of address changes over the years, the same great service has always been provided. Dr. Sayre-Carstairs prides herself on being on the leading edge of periodontal research. To that end, Coast Periodontics has had a recent name change to reflect the next generation of periodontal treatment, lasers. We are now COAST PERIODONTICS and LASER SURGERY.

Dr. Sayre-Carstairs and her husband, a life-long Central Coast resident, enjoy their three grown sons, grandson and look forward to the other grandchildren on the way. As the family grows, so do the interesting interactions that make life so worth living!


  • Past President of Central Coast Dental Society
  • California Dental Association
  • American Dental Association
  • American Academy of Periodontology

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