As a periodontist and oral surgeon, we can help treat issues that impact the support structures of the teeth and related oral health issues. While oral hygiene at home can help with one's overall oral health, there are a variety of health issues that require periodontal treatment. We also offer laser surgery for certain procedures to enhance the procedure. Our goal is to help treat any issues and help you achieve the ideal smile you desire.
By scheduling a consultation with us, we can develop a customized treatment plan for your needs. With this plan, we can also address any concerns or fears about the procedure. Our priority is your health and wellbeing following the procedure. Thus, we will provide follow-up care when necessary to help ensure everything is running smoothly.
If you are interested or in need of periodontal treatment, call us at 805-952-1147 to schedule an appointment today.
Dr. Sayre-Carstairs joined Coast Periodontics in 1995 and over the last 25 years as the dentist and practice owner, she has transformed the services this periodontal specialty practice offers the residents of the Central Coast. Primarily with the addition of the use of lasers both surgically and non-surgically, the change of the practice name – Coast Periodontics and Laser Surgery – better reflected the services she provides. Dr. Sayre-Carstairs has always been on the cutting edge of options for patients suffering from gum disease and prides herself on always trying to help periodontal patients keep their natural teeth. This desire has led to countless hours of continuing education around the world seeking the latest technologies to improve oral health.
Dr. Sayre-Carstairs is a graduate of Wellesley College in Wellesley, MA. Her BA degree is in psychobiology and her research focused on olfaction. Her DMD degree is from Tufts University School of Dental Medicine. Upon graduation, Dr. Sayre-Carstairs moved to Los Angeles to begin the periodontal program at the University of Southern California. She graduated in 1988.
Dr. Sayre-Carstairs and her husband Greg, a life-long Central Coast resident, enjoyed raising their 3 sons and now enjoy watching their growing number of grandchildren explore the world.
Michael has an Associate Degree in Microbiology from Citrus College, an Associate Degree in Dental Hygiene from West Los Angeles and a BA in Psychology from Cal State Fullerton. He has written a continuing education course on periodontal antimicrobial therapy for home study or online credit which is accepted in all 50 states. He likes doing volunteer work in Dental Hygiene and has traveled to the Philippines,Mexico and Cuba in that capacity. Michael and his wife live in San Simeon.
I have been working as a dental hygienist since 1996. Every year, I attend dental conventions and classes that help keep me up to date with my profession. In addition to providing quality care, I truly enjoy the connections I make with all of my patients. When not at work, I prefer to spend my time cooking, completing home projects and enjoying an active lifestyle here on the Central Coast.
Donna has over 25 years of experience in clinical dental hygiene specializing in periodontal practices as well as 20 years in dental hygiene and dental education. She expanded her educational background beyond her dental hygience eductation by earning a Master of Arts in Educational Technology and a Doctorate in Learning Technologies. Donna strives for evry patient to feel his / her needs are being addressed, while providing the highest level of care possible. Outside of the office, she enjoys traveling, reading, walking / hiking and yoga.
Monica has been a dental assistant since 1984. She has been a member of Dr. Sayre-Carstairs’ staff both full and part-time since 2004. Monica enjoys working with patients and assisting Dr. Sayre-Carstairs. She enjoys making everyone feel at home and comfortable. Monica’s free time is spent with her husband, four daughters and her grandson, all of which keeps her very busy. Her most recent accomplishment is obtaining her real estate license.
Susan joined the team of Dr. Sayre-Carstairs in 2005 as a dental assistant and came to us with 8 years of front and back office experience. She is also a licensed esthetician, but enjoys the challenge of learning more in the dental field and working closely with our patients and our staff. Susan’s friendly, outgoing personality is an asset to our office. She loves spending time with her family and friends when she is not working.
Ashley is one of our newest members of the team. She has been an RDA for 12 years on the Central Coast and truly enjoys what she does.
She does a little bit of everything at our office! On her free time she enjoys spending time with her 3 year old daughter Ava, has a passion of hers is doing makeup and also loves doing dental work for Service members who are getting ready to deploy.
I was a medical insurance biller and receptionist for many years and soon after that, I went to work for a mortgage banking firm as a Loan Administrator for ten years. Later, I earned my Dental Assisting Certificate and X-ray License and Coronal Polish Certificate. I enjoyed being in school and decided to further my education by returning to Shasta College in Redding CA where I earned my AA in Business Administration.
I started my career in 1994 working as a Registered Dental Assistant in general dentistry, and over the years I’ve worked in Orthodontics and Pediatric Dentistry. Before settling in the San Luis Obispo area I was working in Oral Surgery where I got my certification OMSA for surgery assisting. Along the journey of my career, I’ve worked the front office as a Scheduling Coordinator. I moved to the San Luis Obispo area in 2016 from northern California. I have two Pugs and a grown daughter that lives in Washington.
Vicki has been employed at Coast Periodontics since 1995 and has worked in the specialty of periodontics for decades. She began her career as a chair-side dental assistant and has worked in both General Dentistry and Endodontics. Vicki has a true passion for dentistry and continues to attend CE courses to further her education. She has been certified as a medical assistant and has her x-ray license. As office manager, Vicki takes pride in her management duties but her #1 focus is patient care. She is the proud mother of two sons and a new grandson! She loves to travel and enjoys many sports.