Your Dental Team
Dr. William R. Jungman
Dr. Jungman is a San Diego County native and a graduate of San Diego State University. He attended dental school at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles. After graduation, he searched San Diego County for an ideal dental practice
Dr. Jungman has pursued extensive
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
Dr. Jungman has participated in community service activities since the
Dr. Jungman and Dr. Kangas are the parents of four sons: Robert, a dentist at Citracado Dental, Brian, an electrical engineer in Carlsbad, Nick, a dentist resident in Santa Barbara, and David, a UC Irvine graduate in Computer Game Science. All four Jungman boys are Eagle Scouts.
Dr. Jungman’s hobbies include travel, wood building projects, hunting, fishing, and collecting antique books and maps about San Diego.
Dr. Jungman truly enjoys connecting with patients on a personal level and insuring that the dental care they receive is what is appropriate for each of them. He also is passionate about mentoring young people on their future plans and believes we all share the responsibility to invest our time in youth whenever the opportunity arises.
Dr. Julie E. Kangas
Dr. Julie E. Kangas grew up in Idaho, and graduated from Boise State University with a BS in Health Science. After graduation, she moved to Los Angeles to attend the University of Southern California dental school, where she met and later married Dr. Jungman. Dr. Jungman and Dr. Kangas explored many areas of California in deciding where to establish their dental careers, and chose Escondido to establish a family dental practice.
Dr. Kangas has enjoyed specializing in cosmetic dentistry and dental care for anxious patients for over 25 years. She has also been a certified Invisalign orthodontic provider for over ten years. Her current area of interest is in the expanding scientific research connecting oral and systemic health. Dr. Kangas attended the Preceptorship Program for heart attack and stroke prevention. As a member of the American Academy of Oral and Systemic Health, she was recently recognized for her advanced education, as one of only 30 dentists nationwide to receive an Inaugural Fellow award by the academy.
Dr. Kangas serves as a board member and former 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. Locally, she is also involved with the Escondido Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors. 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 many community programs such as Veterans’ Stand Down and as supporters of Cub Scout Pack 659.
Dr. Kangas and Dr. Jungman are proud to be the parents of four adult sons, two of whom are dentists. She enjoys skiing, travel, reading, and is an avid Scrabble player. She loves Boise State football and is active in the San Diego BSU Bronco fan club.
Dr. Kangas loves to assist patients in improving their self-image and quality of life through optimal dental health. She 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
As the oldest son of Drs. Randy Jungman & Julie Kangas, Dr. Robert Jungman proudly tells patients he was “bred to do dentistry”. At an early age, he loved working with his hands, and he is very detail-oriented. Dentistry seemed like a natural fit for him, and he began pursuing it from high school.
An Escondido native (local elementary schools & San Pasqual High School), Dr. Robert returned home after attending UCSD for his bachelor’s degree and UCLA School of Dentistry for his doctorate. He pursued additional education at UCLA for another year, with training and experience in implants and complex cases. He currently lives in Escondido with his wife, Angela, and Piper, their golden retriever.
Dr. Robert boasts one of his biggest accomplishments as being a “perpetual student” and is pursuing a Mastership credential in the Academy of General Dentistry. He spends his free time browsing dental forums and enjoys almost every aspect of general dentistry (with a special emphasis in implant-related care). He is very active in the outdoors, enjoying skiing, backpacking, scuba diving, and skydiving on the weekends. You can find him rocking out in the car to EDM music when no one’s looking!
“Dentistry is an ever-evolving field, and I love keeping up with the latest advancements. Technology is my thing! I also appreciate tailoring the dentistry to match the patient’s specific needs. The more you can tell me about your situation, the more I can help! Looking at the entire patient scenario allows me to work with you to provide specific short- or long-term solutions to keep you smiling for years to come. 🙂
Dr. Anna Hsu
PeriodontistDr. 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 for 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.
We have five 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.
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500 W El Norte Pkwy
Escondido, CA 92026
Mon: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Tue: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Wed: 9:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Thu: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Fri: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Sat: 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.