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
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. Nick Jungman
Dr. Nick Jungman, third son of Drs. Randy Jungman and Julie Kangas, and younger brother to Dr. Robert Jungman, is very proud to join the family business. Having grown up in Escondido a few years after his brother, he also attended San Pasqual High School, received a BS in Biochemistry at CSU San Marcos, and then earned his DDS degree at USC, following in his parents’ footsteps. Dr. Nick chose to study for another year in Santa Barbara, CA at his Advanced Education in General Dentistry residency, where he learned advanced techniques and much more hands-on training on how the pros do it!
Nick enjoys constantly learning more about dentistry and is happy to work with all ages. He really enjoys working with younger patients as he likes to educate on preventive care and creating a friendly, welcoming dental environment as early as possible, to keep the dental office a place of continuous health.
Education is especially important to him on both sides of the dental chair as he teaches not only his patients, but dental students as well from USC, during biannual dental mission trips to areas of need. Ayuda International has been a big part of his life since he joined in 2015. During his time at USC, he attended every Saturday opportunity (about once per month) to help residents of LA in real need of dentistry. Even though he moved away, he still looks forward to his annual winter trip to Rosarito, Mexico and his springtime trip overseas. He has joined Ayuda in traveling to Thailand, India, and Panama, and uses his bilingual (Spanish) skills frequently.
Dr. Nick loves all things Disney, Marvel, Harry Potter, and lots of other interests, and he has been caught singing and dancing from time to time in the office! While he knows there’s a place and time to be serious, he likes to incorporate fun where he can to keep things lighthearted and friendly.
Dr. Natalia Finn
Dr. Natalia Finn is a Diplomate of American Board of Endodontics. She obtained her Endodontic specialty training at the University of Southern California. Her Doctorate of Dental Surgery degree was from the UCLA School of Dentistry. She is proud to be a commissioned officer in the US Army where she continues serving both our country and fellow man by participating in different missions to provide care for underserved populations. Even though she enjoyed many other disciplines within dentistry, her greatest passion is endodontics, and she believes that dentistry is more than just a profession, it is an art. Dr. Finn resides in Oceanside with her husband and two children. She enjoys participating in many outdoor activities including water sports, tennis, and our beautiful Southern California beaches.
Dr. Anna Gute
Dr. Gute originally graduated from the Rigas Stradins University in Latvia with her initial dental degree. She practiced in Latvia for a time (mostly focused on special needs patients) and also served as a Professor’s Assistant in the department of Oral Pathology at Riga Stradins University. In 2016, she enrolled in the Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry at USC’s program for international dentists, where she gained valuable training that enabled her to practice in the United States.
Outside of work, Dr. Gute spends lots of quality time with her family of five, which incudes her husband, her mother, her son, and their cat Masha, who was adopted from a local shelter.
Her favorite hobbies include swimming, hiking, riding bicycles, and traveling. You can meet her with a stroller and roller blades riding at Lake Miramar. She also has black belt in karate.
Dr. Gute is focused on both improved wellbeing and beauty. Dr. Gute understands that each patient’s needs are unique, and every treatment plan she develops is based on an in-depth understanding of those needs and goals for the best possible outcomes. She is also keenly aware of the anxiety many patients feel when visiting the dentist, employing pain management techniques to ensure every patient’s visit is a pleasant one.
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.