Being an orthodontist is a dream come true and every day I’m thankful to be able to do what I love to do. It’s an honor to be able to work with children, young adults, and adults on the Central Coast to help them achieve the smiles they want and deserve.
By improving how someone feels about themselves, that change in self-confidence can trickle down to every aspect of that person’s life and can help that person reach new heights.
~ Dr. David Lindsey
Education and Continuing Education
Dr. David Lindsey grew up in Los Alamitos in Southern California.
Before joining the orthodontic profession, he completed his:
- Bachelor of Science in Psychobiology and minor in Biomedical Research, University of California Los Angeles
- Doctorate of Dental Surgery with honors, University of California Los Angeles
- Master of Science and Orthodontic Residency, Virginia Commonwealth University
Orthodontics is constantly improving and Dr. Lindsey understands the importance of continuing education. Constant learning allows him to continually improve as a clinician by staying current with advances in the specialty. In studying new technologies and methodologies, he is able to incorporate proven options into patient care, decreasing treatment time while improving comfort and delivering the best results.
Dr. Lindsey is an active member of the:
- American Association of Orthodontists
- Pacific Coast Society of Orthodontists
- American Dental Association
- California Dental Association
- Central Coast Dental Society
Through these organizations, Dr. Lindsey enjoys numerous continuing educational opportunities, staying at the forefront of changes in orthodontics. He has also lectured at several national conferences, presenting on topics including engaging pre-dental students, leadership, and orthodontic research.
Additionally, Dr. Lindsey has participated in two dental cultural exchange programs: one in Japan and one in Italy. These experiences gave him to opportunity to learn how dentistry and orthodontics are practiced in other areas of the world, as well as a greater appreciation of the Japanese and Italian cultures.
Dr. Lindsey is married to Misha, whose family has lived in Arroyo Grande for five generations. The couple has a daughter and their family includes a beloved Maltipoo, Theo.
When Dr. Lindsey is not working, he loves to spend time with his family. He also enjoys cooking and BBQing, and recently purchased a Traeger grill that he has used to smoke all types of meats: brisket, ribs, pork shoulders, chicken, fish, and tri tips.