Dr. Scott Meester was born in Long Beach, California. He spent most of his childhood and teenage years growing up in Southern California. He attended undergraduate school at the University of Southern California (USC) where he received his bachelor degree in Kinesiology. He then pursued his education in dentistry at the University of the Pacific School of Dentistry (UOP) San Francisco. After graduating with highest honors from U.O.P., Dr. Meester worked in associate dentist positions for approximately 5 years after which time he joined his dental school classmate Dr. Mel Olafsen, and together they opened their first office in the Ocean Beach area of San Diego in 1992. After 5 years of practicing together, they expanded their business to a second location in the Sierra Mesa area. Today Scott and Mel continue to offer their warm, energetic, friendly dental care to the residence of San Diego in both convenient locations.
Dr. Meester has set high standards. His goal is to bring you tomorrow's cosmetic dentistry today in a comfortable relaxing environment. It is his belief that quality in dentistry is never an accident. It is a result of sincere intention, diligent effort and purposeful direction by a well educated team combined with the finest technology, equipment, and materials. He takes great pride in being able to provide excellence in your dental care. He believes that the truest measure of his commitment to this is the continued education and training that goes far beyond the basics of general dentistry.
Most recently, Dr. Meester has been training at the world renowned Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies (LVI), where the world's best dentists are trained to perform the amazing "Makeover Dentistry" in such high demand today. The LVI name represents the pinnacle of dental excellence. Their graduates are regarded as being ranked in the top 2% of practicing dentists in the United States. This advanced training coupled with Dr. Meester's artistic skills as a professional artist provides him with a unique perspective when creating the design of your new smile.
On a more personal note, Dr. Meester resides in the Tierra Santa area of San Diego with his wife of 16 years, Marta. When not working as a dentist and creating beautiful smiles, Dr. Meester enjoys scuba diving, training in the martial art of Aikido where he holds a second degree black belt, and lots of golf. His second passion however, is that of an artist. His office motto " A beautiful smile deserves an artistic touch" demonstrates how art inspires his dentistry. While Dr. Meester enjoys the challenges of dentistry, he longed to further develop his artistic skills. In 1996, he turned to painting as a way to release stress, and discovered he had an affinity working with acrylics. Since then, he spends his evenings and weekends fine-tuning his skills. He has always been fascinated by the ocean environment and astronomy, and incorporates both in his paintings. Using unique canvas dimensions, and special painting techniques, he creates beautiful works of art designed to soothe and inspire. He received such a positive response to the pieces displayed throughout his offices, he decided to pursue his hobby professionally and his works are now featured in art galleries in Maui, Hawaii.