Meet Our Dental Team
Dr. William R. Jungman, Practice Owner
Dr. Jungman is a San Diego native and a graduate of San Diego State. He attended dental school at the University of Southern California. After searching San Diego County, he decided that Escondido was the best place to establish a dental office. He adopted the name Citracado as it reflects the agricultural heritage of North County.
Dr. Jungman’s professional involvement includes serving as a UCSD volunteer faculty member in the department of family medicine. He spent nearly two months in 2008 and 2012 as a volunteer dentist aboard the Navy hospital ship Mercy, performing humanitarian aid on several south Pacific Islands and in Vietnam. He is also the CSU San Marcos pre- dental advisor, and has mentored pre-dental students at UCSD, SDSU, USD and Pt Loma. Dr. Jungman is the consulting dentist for the Escondido and San Marcos Joslyn senior centers.
Dr. Jungman is an active volunteer and board member with the Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater San Diego. He has served as chair and many other positions on the board, as well as the Boys and Girls Club Area Council. During his many years of service, he has received numerous national and local service awards. Dr. Jungman is also very involved with the Boy Scouts of America. He serves on the board for the San Diego Imperial Council. In addition, he is Senior Assistant Scoutmaster for troop 649 and his practice, Citracado Dental is the chartered sponsoring organization for Cub Scout Pack 659 and Venture Crew 649.
Dr. Jungman and Dr. Kangas are the parents of four sons: Robert, a dentist, Brian, an electrical engineer, Nick ,a current dental student at USC in the graduating class of 2018, and David, a UC Irvine student. All four Jungman boys are Eagle Scouts.
Dr. Jungman’s hobbies include travel, hunting, fishing, and collecting antique books and maps about San Diego.
Dr. Jungman has pursued extensive post graduate study in the area of TMJ dysfunction and sleep disorders/sleep apnea. He is a very skilled dental surgeon and is able to perform many challenging surgical and wisdom tooth removal procedures here in our office. He and Dr. Kangas are actively pursuing the exciting area of Oral and Systemic Health connections.
Dr. Jungman truly enjoys connecting with patients on a personal level and mentoring young people on their future plans.
Dr. Julie E. Kangas, Practice Owner
Dr. Julie E. Kangas grew up in Idaho, and after graduating from Boise State University she moved to southern California to attend dental school. She graduated from the University of Southern California, School of Dentistry. After meeting in dental school, Drs. Jungman and Kangas married. Dr. Jungman and Dr. Kangas loved the friendly family atmosphere of Escondido, and chose the area to establish their practice.
Dr. Kangas takes great pride in her profession and has specialized in cosmetic dentistry and dental care for anxious patients for over 25 years. She is the former president of San Diego Women Dentists. She serves as a board member and president of the Escondido chapter of the American Business Women’s Associations (ABWA). In 2008, she was selected American Business Woman of the Year by the ABWA national organization.
Dr. Jungman and Dr. Kangas are the first husband and wife dentists inducted into the American Academy of Dental Practice Administrators, and are active in the Escondido Chamber of Commerce.
Dr. Kangas is involved in church and family activities with her husband of over 30 years, and serves with several charitable and community organizations. She enjoys skiing, travel, reading, and is an avid Scrabble player. She also loves Boise State football and is active in the San Diego fan club.
Dr. Kangas is a certified Invisalign orthodontics provider and completed the UCLA Dental Esthetic Continuum. Recently she has pursued advance study on the links between oral and systemic health. She is a member of the American Academy of Oral and Systemic Health, and attended the Preceptorship Program for heart attacks, stroke and diabetes prevention. Dr. Kangas is passionate about preventive health care and helping anxious dental patients conquer their dental fears.
Dr. Don Layus, Associate General Dentist
Dr. Don Layus grew up in Salinas, California and moved to San Diego, where he graduated from San Diego State University. He received his DDS from the University of California San Francisco School of Dentistry. Dr. Layus has been in practice for 30 years and has spent the last 13 years with Citracado Dental Group.
Dr. Layus enjoys the cosmetic aspects of dentistry and transforming smiles. He has taken numerous courses to ensure that his patients are receiving the most current techniques and materials in dentistry today. These courses include certification as an Invisalign provider. He has also taken courses in cosmetics and occlusion, new techniques in anesthesia, endodontics, and implants and oral surgery for the general dentist.
Dr. Layus resides in Carmel Valley and stays physically fit lifting weights and running on the beach. Nutrition and stress management have become priorities for him and his in his patient care. Dr. Layus also has a passion for golf and spending time with daughter Alie and son, Dan and his family.
Dr. Layus is known for his friendly and easy going manner that helps to make dental visits relaxing and enjoyable.
Dr. Robert Jungman, Associate General Dentist
Dr. Robert Jungman grew up in Escondido, attending Grace Lutheran, LR Green, and San Pasqual High Schools. He is an Eagle Scout. He completed his BS in Chemistry from the University of California, San Diego and earned his dental degree from the University of California. At graduation, he received awards in Orthodontics and Cosmetic Dentistry, as well as the prestigious Wolcott award for excellence in restorative dentistry.
Dr. Robert Jungman has completed a post graduate residency program in Advanced Education in General Dentistry at UCLA. He has been seeing patients at Citracado since September 2012, and especially enjoys dental implants, root canal therapy, and advanced restorative procedures.
Dr. Jungman served aboard the US Navy Ship Mercy on a humanitarian mission to the South Pacific in 2008, as well as a dental mission to Honduras in 2010. In 2015, he provided dental care to patients in Nicaragua, with the US Navy Ship Comfort.
His hobbies include skiing, travel and hiking. His favorite music artists include David Guetta, Rise Against, and Swedish House Mafia.
As a third generation dentist, Dr. Jungman was introduced to his profession at a young age. He loves providing individualized attention to each of his patients with his thorough, state of the art dental care.
Dr. Anna Hsu, Periodontist
Dr. Anna Hsu is a Certified Periodontist specializing in dental implant placement and treatment of periodontal disease. She has been practicing dentistry for 10 years. Dr. Hsu received her undergraduate degree from the University of California at Berkeley and her dental degree from the University of California at San Francisco (UCSF). After realizing her passion in periodontics, Dr. Hsu went back to the University of California at San Francisco to achieve her specialty certificate in Periodontics and a Master of Science degree. At the conclusion of her residency, Dr. Hsu was awarded the prestigious Robert L Merin leadership Award. This award distinguished her as California’s most outstanding Periodontal resident. Dr. Hsu strives to provide the highest quality of care and has been described as honest, caring, and positive with all of her patients. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her son and husband, a pediatric dentist.
Dr. Jan LaCombe, Endodontist
Dr. Jan LaCombe, our endodontic specialist, is a Board Certified Endodontist. She has been providing Endodontic treatment for Citracado Dental patients for over 17 years. Originally from Pennsylvania, Dr. LaCombe received her undergraduate BS in Biology and Psychology from University of Pittsburgh and her dental degree from Pittsburgh’s School of Dental Medicine.
Following dental school, Dr. LaCombe was commissioned as an officer in the US Naval Dental Corps. During her 20 years of naval service, she was stationed in Okinawa, Guam, Great Lakes, Bethesda and multiple bases throughout the San Diego area. It was during her naval career that Dr. LaCombe specialized in Endodontics. She pursued her specialty training at the Naval Dental School in Bethesda, Maryland where upon graduation, she received her certificate in Endodontics in 1987. Since her retirement from the Navy in 1998, Dr. LaCombe has practiced Endodontics at Citracado Dental and several private practices in San Diego.
Dr. LaCombe is a Diplomate of the American Board of Endodontics, a member of the American Association of Endodontists, as well as a member of both the American Dental Association and the San Diego Dental Society. In the past, she has held various positions in the Ed Nutting Endodontic Study Club, including presidency.
Dr. LaCombe resides in Cardiff with her husband, L. Bruce Brown DDS, a retired dentist. They enjoy cooking, traveling and enjoying time with their family dog.
We have four registered dental hygienists on our team to serve your preventive dental care needs. All are skilled in advanced periodontal treatment techniques and take special care to make your visit relaxed and comfortable. Our team employs laser therapy, as well as other leading edge therapies to assist patients in achieving ideal oral health.
Our Clinical & Business Staff
Patients frequently compliment us on the friendliness, skill, and kindness of our supporting team members. All our chairside staff members are experienced, and each is a registered dental assistant, licensed by the state of California.
Our business staff members have extensive dental backgrounds and are happy to handle any scheduling or billing questions you may have.