about our dental office  San Marcos, CA
Here at KM Dental Specialists, we believe that a smile tells a thousand words, and we are dedicated to giving our patients high-quality dental care. We offer a full range of dental services, so all of your family’s needs are met under one roof.

Our goal is for you to leave our office with a memorable and enjoyable dental experience, which is why our welcoming and compassionate staff will do everything they can to make you feel right at home.

If you are looking to brighten and enhance your smile, please don’t hesitate to contact us today at (760) 744-3005!

Meet The Doctors

Dr. Celeste Kendrick

Dr. Celeste Kendrick, a general dentist from North Carolina, received her Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry and minor in Business from the University of North Carolina. After graduation, she earned her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the UNC Adams School of Dentistry.

While in college, Dr. Kendrick served as the President of the UNC Operation Smile chapter, a non-profit that provides life-changing surgeries to children with cleft lips and/or cleft palates. She also co-founded and led UNC Exchange for Smiles, a program that sent dental students to Operation Smile Care Centers in Latin America to offer free dental care.

After graduation, Dr. Kendrick practiced dentistry in Northern California before moving to Southern California, where she now resides in San Diego with her partner Max and their dog Bunny. In her free time, they enjoy exploring the dining and sightseeing opportunities in San Diego.

At KM Dental, Dr. Kendrick’s goal is to be your partner in healthcare, providing thorough and gentle exams with the latest technology. She will create a tailored treatment plan that fits your specific needs and desires, and the KM team is dedicated to helping you achieve optimal oral health and a beautiful smile.

Dr. Shelton Hsu – Orthodontist

Dr. Hsu is an orthodontic specialist who grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area. He earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) degree from Loma Linda University here in Southern California. He was then accepted directly into the post-doctoral specialty residency at LLU and completed training for a certificate and a Masters of Science (MS) degree in Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics. For over 20 years, Dr. Hsu has been in private practice working with and caring for children, teens and adults.

Dr. Hsu’s mission in orthodontics is to provide detailed quality care with a gentle touch and help his patients experience the lifetime benefits of healthy straight teeth. Especially with young patients, he makes an intentional effort to listen carefully and assure each child that their questions and concerns matter.

Dr. Hsu keeps up to date with the key developments in modern orthodontics and uses technology to make orthodontic treatment easier for his patients. Whether your case is simple or complex, Dr Hsu will identify the main cause of misalignment and then carefully plan an efficient strategy to straighten your teeth and enhance your smile. The goal is to bring out the best features of your dental and facial structures while building a healthy smile. When appropriate, Dr. Hsu is trained to collaborate with other dental and medical professionals to address broader issues which may include: airway/sleep apnea, myofunctional habits, TMJ symptoms and replacing missing teeth.

Dr. Hsu and his wife have two growing and active children. On his days off you may find him coaching his kid’s basketball team or cruising around one of San Diego’s many world class skateparks.