At Fulbright Cosmetic & Reconstructive Dentistry, we hear you in South Bay, and we’ll let you talk

 

It’s hard to feel heard when the dentist only asks you questions while your mouth is full of instruments.

You’ve likely wondered how they know what you’re really worried about. That’s why you’re looking for a dentist you can count on to partner with you, to ask, listen, and provide a plan that protects your mouth and your whole health too.

If you’re ready to take proactive steps to improve and protect your oral and overall health, Fulbright Cosmetic & Reconstructive Dentistry is here to provide Redondo Beach and Manhattan Beach with the information and tools you need to make educated decisions about your dental care.

Experience the Fulbright Dental Difference.

With two convenient locations, we strive to bring you the best dental health care for South Bay, Torrance, and the rest of LA County

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Cutting edge products and technologies

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Experienced in complex cases

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Efficient and comfortable care

Our Founder

Dr. Michael Fulbright is committed to continually advancing his knowledge and skills in general, cosmetic, and reconstructive dentistry. Utilizing the latest technology to help patients renew their smiles, Dr. Fulbright is dedicated to making the process a genuine collaborative effort.

With convenient locations in Redondo Beach and Manhattan Beach, our offices provide a positive environment where our providers can work with each patient to meet their dental and complete health goals.

Avoid poor results from unresponsive providers. Let Dr. Fulbright and his skilled dental health team give you the experience and outcome you’ve been dreaming of.

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Here’s how we do it:

Preventative Action

Rather than wait until it hurts, we take proactive steps to protect your oral health. Let’s keep your teeth, mouth, and whole body in top form.

Comprehensive Approach

Your oral health is a gateway to your whole-body health. We look beyond gums and roots to support the longevity of your heart and brain.

Continuity of Care

Our team trains constantly and uses the best technology so you can receive all your care, especially complex cases, inside the Fulbright offices.

All dental care is not equal.

Look no further for a dental partner who can guide you through the process and look out for your best long-term health. We provide LA County with the best, most efficient dental care so that you can achieve your whole health goals.

Call today so we can get started.

Meet the Fulbright Team

Dentists

Dr. Michael Fulbright

Dr. Fulbright is proud to have built a dental practice based on excellence and integrity, one in which his patients feel good about the dental care they receive. He’s established himself as one of the most skilled and caring cosmetic dentists in the South Bay. By maintaining state-of-the-art equipment, techniques, and systems in his office, he has further sustained his edge in the dental field.

Dr. Fulbright earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology (BS) from the University of California, Irvine, an additional BS in Dental Hygiene from the University of Southern California (USC), and a Doctorate in Dental Surgery (DDS) in 2000 from the School of Dentistry at USC. Dr. Fulbright obtained post-graduate training from UCLA in the Advanced Aesthetic Continuum and the renowned Pacific Implant Institute, which has enabled him to perform all aspects of full-mouth reconstruction.

Dr. Fulbright is also very involved in giving back to his community. He has helped restore the lives of domestically abused men and women through the Give Back a Smile Foundation. He has also volunteered his services through Remote Area Medical (RAM), the Beacon House, and various community causes.

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Dr. Kevin Faist

Dr. Kevin Faist enjoys all aspects of dentistry, appreciating the diversity and challenges the profession provides. He also loves interacting with patients of all ages and being able to meet new people every day. He takes pride in his work and ensures each patient receives excellent, pain-free dentistry. Dr. Faist is dedicated to staying current with the newest products and techniques by continuing his education and taking courses in all aspects of dentistry, including cosmetic dentistry and veneers, dental implants, and fixed and removable prosthodontics. He is Invisalign®-certified and has received an associate fellowship in laser dentistry.

Dr. Kirstin Hellmeyer

Dr. Kirstin Hellmeyer is a general and cosmetic dentist who has been enhancing the health and appearance of patients’ smiles for more than 25 years. Dr. Hellmeyer enjoys performing an array of dental care treatments, and she is extensively experienced with cosmetic dentistry procedures and options that can improve both dental function and smile aesthetics. A Southern California native, Dr. Hellmeyer is known for her attentive and comforting approach that can set patients at ease during their treatment.

After earning degrees in both biology and psychology at the University of California-Santa Cruz, Dr. Hellmeyer received her Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) degree from the University of the Pacific, San Francisco in 1992. She then taught emergency dentistry at a UOP sister clinic in Fremont, California.

When she is away from the office, Dr. Hellmeyer enjoys being with her family and friends, taking care of her mom, and staying busy with a variety of arts & crafts and home projects. She also loves skiing, traveling, and trying out new restaurants. Additionally, Dr. Hellmeyer is involved with the renowned Make-A-Wish Foundation and Best Friends Animal Sanctuary.

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Registered Dental Hygienists

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Andrea

Registered Dental Hygienist & Myofunctional Therapist

Andrea has been a dental hygienist for over 10 years. She is laser certified through the Academy of Laser Dentistry and has extensive knowledge in diagnosing and treating periodontal disease. She also became a Myofunctional Therapist to address the root cause of many orofacial disorders! Andrea is quick to make patients feel at ease by building confidence, trust and friendship with each patient. She is extremely devoted to educating patients on their individual needs.

Born and raised in Los Angeles, Andrea loves the outdoors! She enjoys the beach, running, hiking and spending time with her two daughters.

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Christina

Registered Dental Hygienist

Christina graduated with honors from West Coast University with a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Dental Hygiene. Her love for dentistry is strongly influenced by her sister who also works in the dental field as a Pediatric Dentist. She is dedicated to providing the best quality of care for her patients by keeping up to date with her continuing education courses. She is passionate about getting all her patients healthy through preventive care while maintaining a warm and welcoming chair side manner.

Christina grew up in the South Bay and currently resides in El Segundo with her husband and two fur babies, Bodhi and Ghost. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with family and friends, hiking with her dogs, and traveling.

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Katya

Registered Dental Hygienist

Katya graduated Magna Cum Laude from Howard University’s dental hygiene program in 2019. In addition, she has her bachelor’s in psychology which has allowed her to better empathize and understand her patients’ overall health. She was introduced to the dental field at a young age by her mother who is also a practicing hygienist, and her passion continued to grow from there. She strives to create a safe, comfortable and enjoyable environment where she can educate her patients on their dental health and individualized needs.

Katya was raised in Bethesda, Maryland and recently moved to the South Bay where she enjoys weekly hiking and beach trips with her dog Zola.

Registered Dental Assistants

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Cynthia

Registered Dental Assistant & Clinical Director

As our Clinical Director, Cynthia is responsible for onboarding and training the dental assistants and working with our hygienists to create an efficient office flow. In addition, she assists the doctors in all aspects of oral treatment from dental implant and reconstructive surgery to cosmetic dental procedures at our Redondo Beach practice. Cynthia has specialized training on Obstructive Sleep Apnea and CEREC® CAD/CAM technology, allowing our office to custom design and fabricate porcelain restorations in a single visit. Her calm demeanor during chairside assistance alleviates patients’ anxiety during dental visits.

Cynthia resides in Long Beach where she spends most of her time hanging out with her beautiful daughter.

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Juan

Registered Dental Assistant

Juan has been working in the field of dentistry for 17 years. He started working as a Pedodontist assistant then transitioned into general dentistry. He really enjoys interacting with older patients and will always try to find a way to make the patient comfortable and give them a pleasant experience.

On his time off, Juan enjoys spending time with his family. He also loves listening to music and coaching and refereeing AYSO soccer for kids. He donates his time on the AYSO board as Coach Administrator.

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Shavae

Registered Dental Assistant & Sleep Coordinator

Shavae has assisted doctors with her special touch in the dental field for 8 years. She is very knowledgeable of all aspects of dentistry and thoroughly enjoys sharing that knowledge with patients to help them stay healthy.

In her spare time if she isn’t with her two dogs she is more than likely creating magic in the kitchen.

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Alex

Registered Dental Assistant
Alex enjoys the field of dentistry because it teaches patience, it’s always evolving, and there is always more to learn. That’s why Alex is excited to study Dental Hygiene at a local college and understand even more about the connection between oral and whole body health.

Alex loves hanging out by the beach, playing video games, and spending time with her pups, Luna and Bean.

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Damila

Registered Dental Assistant
With five years in the dental field, Damila is passionate about patient education and helping others to understand the benefits of a good oral care routine. She enjoys getting to the root of underlying issues during routine check ups to help her patients maintain a healthy body.

Outside the office, Damila can often be found watching Disney movies with her daughter, experimenting with new dessert recipes, or enjoying local farmers markets.

Front Office

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Maria

Patient Care Coordinator

Maria has been in the dental field for over 7 years. She began her dental career as a dental assistant and quickly moved on to treatment planning, insurance billing, and managing an oral surgery & implant center in the South Bay. Through her journey around various roles in a dental practice, Maria developed a love for hands-on surgical assisting and actively being able to bring a calming touch to a patient’s natural nervous response when undergoing dental treatment. Ultimately she is able to perform any specified role in a dental practice with a calm, collected, and detail-oriented mindset. Maria thoroughly sees the value in practicing Complete Health Dentistry and being a part of an office that prioritizes a patient’s overall well-being is truly inspiring to her.

Coming from a big close-knit family, Maria has always valued family time and just started her own little family. Her husband and baby daughter join her on nature walks and hikes. Although her husband is a born and raised beach boy from the South Bay, Maria still has love for the Mountain scenery that she spent her childhood in with her family. Maria also enjoys reading and playing volleyball and hopes to share that with her daughter as she grows into her own little personality.

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Michelle

Director of First Impressions & Appointment Coordinator

Michelle has been providing great customer service for over 10 years. Her goal is to continue to grow within the dental field to spread more knowledge about healthier oral care. She gives a big smile to all patients to ensure they feel comfortable in every way. Her positive energy lightens up a room!

In her free time, she likes taking long walks with her family and reading non-fiction books.

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Molly

C.F.O. & C.M.O

Molly focuses on the finances as well as the strategic planning and business development for the dental practice. She is motivated by the practice vision of getting 30,000 people healthier in the South Bay and loves working with a team that is so passionate about patient care. She obtained her MBA from USC Marshall School of Business.

Molly is also very involved with the community and donates her time to National Charity League and is an Associate Member of Sandpipers. She also volunteers as a Young at Art docent, which brings art back into the local elementary and middle schools. Her work with various charitable organizations including Heal the Bay, P.S. I Love You, and Any Soldier keep her grounded and grateful to be able to give back to her community. Dr. Michael Fulbright and Molly are blessed to have three healthy young children.

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Patient Care Coordinator

As Patient Care coordinator, Vince’s favorite part of dentistry is being part of a team of heroes that strive to make a difference in people’s lives. He feels so grateful to be exposed to the dental field because he has learned so much about dental health, procedures, technology, and appliances and continues to grow and learn new things every day. Oral health is systemically connected to maintaining a completely healthy body and he would like his patients to know how important a healthy mouth is in creating a healthy body for the present and for the future.

When Vince is not in the office he enjoys playing basketball, going to comedy shows, swimming at the beach or watching his favorite sports team play.

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BreeAna

Treatment Coordinator
As Treatment Coordinator, BreeAna loves witnessing firsthand the positive changes that Complete Health Dentistry brings to patients’ oral health and overall well-being. With over 10 years in customer service and financial planning, she is able to see patients progress from the initial consultation to successful treatment and feels it is so rewarding knowing that she played a part in helping achieve healthier smiles and improved health.

In her spare time, BreeAna can be found staying active at the gym or immersing herself in a good book. Being newly engaged she enjoys family time with her fiance and looks forward to adding to the clan.