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Dr. Sergio Berkstein, D.D.S., M.S.

Dr. Sergio Berkstein completed his certificate in Periodontics at the University of Missouri, Kansas City in 1986. Dr. Berkstein also holds his DDS degree and a Masters's in Science from the same institution.

After completing his specialized training in Periodontics, Dr. Berkstein remained at the University where he served as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Periodontology until 1990.  During his tenure at the University,  Dr. Berkstein participated in and helped to run the UMKC dental outreach program,  which provided free dental services for underprivileged people in Venezuela, South America.   In 1991 he moved to California to pursue a career in private practice and established his office in La Mesa, California where he limits his practice to Periodontics and dental implants.  With 32 years of experience in the field of Periodontics,  Dr. Berkstein has just recently built a state-of-the-art facility to provide his patients with the most comfortable and technologically advanced care.  Dr. Berkstein has received the “Top Dentist” award by San Diego Magazine for the last five years and prides himself on his reputation and the trust that his colleagues demonstrate by choosing him for their patient’s care. 

Dr. Berkstein has been published in the Journal of the American Academy of Periodontology and is a member of the American Dental Association, the California Dental Association, the San Diego County Dental Society, and the American Academy of Periodontology. 

Dr. Berkstein is fluent in Spanish.  He is married and has two daughters and loves spending time with his family and playing golf. 


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