About Us


Our Mission

Sedation and Special Needs Dentist Carlsbad, Ca

It is our mission to provide superior, compassionate, and affordable dental care to members of our community, including those who experience obstacles and difficulties – due to fears, disability, young age, or other special needs – undergoing dental procedures in regular or conventional settings. We strive to be the premier special needs dentist Carlsbad has to offer and to brighten the smiles and improve oral health in our community.

In addition to regular dental care, children and adults who need general anesthesia or IV sedation can be treated and referred to our practice. We can meet patient’s special sedation dental needs affordably and timely and without time-consuming in-hospital treatment. We accept most Dental PPO (preferred provider organizations) insurances.


Meet Our Doctors

Dr. Ryan Watkins

I am a licensed dentist who is trained in anesthesiology. I have dedicated my private practice to in-office general anesthesia and IV sedation for General Dentistry. After finishing dental school at Loma Linda School of Dentistry I realized the benefit of combining the tools of anesthesiology and dentistry, or “sedation dentistry.” My anesthesiology training experience was completed at the following locations; the anesthesiology department and internal medicine department at Riverside County Regional Medical Center, the anesthesiology department at Loma Linda University Medical Center, and the Surgery Center for Dentistry at Loma Linda University School of Dentistry. I have successfully treated thousands of patients over the years. I have experience in administering anesthesia for Endodontics (Root Canals), Periodontics (gum surgery), Implants, Oral Surgery, and pediatric procedures. I have three children of my own and my love and desire has been with treating children. I have seen tremendous benefit using general anesthesia for dentistry for children and adults.


Dr. Minh Phan

Dr. Phan came to California after receiving her undergraduate degree from Portland State University. She completed her Doctor of Dental Medicine degree at Oregon Health Sciences University. Dr. Phan is passionate about providing comprehensive and patient-centered care for the entire family, and looks forward to helping you meet your dental health goals and needs. She holds the morals and ethics of the dental profession in the highest regard, and she prides herself on her ability to serve her patients and the community. She treats every patient as if they were her own family and her goal is to make everyone feel at ease and comfortable, while providing the highest level of dental care. Outside of dentistry, Dr. Phan enjoys the company of her husband and two kids. As a family, they enjoy outdoor activities around San Diego, such as biking, paddle boarding, relaxing at the beach, hiking, and playing tennis. Dr. Phan also enjoys cooking for her family. “I love what I do especially because I know I am making a difference. The patients and staff at Dreamtime Dentistry are exceptional. I am lucky to be part of this great dental family.


Dr. Viet Le, D.D.S.

I was born in a small village in Vietnam and immigrated to San Diego at the age of four. Growing up, my inquisitive nature led me to gravitate towards the realm of science. Combined with my personal journey with dental care, I understand the importance of dental health and found my perfect career. My personal experiences with dental care and diverse background allow me to promote dental health to all communities. I believe in providing quality and personalized dental care to promote a balanced and healthy lifestyle. I received my bachelors degree from the University of California, San Diego. I then attended the University of California, Los Angeles and earned my Doctorate of Dental Surgery degree. After graduating from dental school, I pursued a general practice residency (GPR) at The University of Washington. Since living in SoCal all my life, I knew I had to move back home to Sunny San Diego, CA. In my free time, I enjoy staying active by going to the gym and hiking. Furthermore, I am a huge foodie and I love to explore all different cuisines..


Dr. Damon Anderson, D.D.S.

We are pleased to welcome Dr. Damon Anderson as our new General Dentist to Dreamtime Dentistry Dental Group. Dr Anderson brings to us an exceptional educational and professional background. We are thrilled to have him join our team. Dr. Damon Anderson Grew up in Riverside, California before attending University of California Riverside where he received his Bachelor’s Degree. Soon after graduation UC Riverside he attended dental school at Loma Linda School of Dentistry in California. Dr Anderson is a member of ITI Implant Academy, American Dental Association, the California Dental Association, and the Massachusetts Dental Society. He loves helping anxious patients feel more comfortable when visiting the dentist. Dr Anderson is dedicated to clinical excellence and prides himself on providing exceptional quality care and service to his patients. When not creating beautiful smiles, Dr. Anderson enjoys mountain biking, cross fit, swimming, tennis, and snow skiing. He also sings karaoke and plays guitar. We are confident you will be pleased with the addition of Dr. Anderson!


Meet Our Staff

Marta Alvarado – RDA

Marta graduated from UEI in 2010 got her Registered Dental Assistant license in 2013. “My favorite thing about my job is making sure every patient that comes in anxious leaves our office feeling satisfied and taken care of, when a patient comes in anxious and leaves calm and reassured, I know we’ve done our jobs well. I love dancing and spending time with my two boys. We enjoy road trips or just exploring new places spontaneously, board games and watching movies are some of our favorite pastimes.”


Ashley Peterson - Dental Assistant

Ashley, a New Mexico native has called southern California home since 2018. She has been a dental assistant since 2015. She loves to help create a positive and comfortable dental experience for all of our patients. In her spare time she loves to hike and go on outdoor adventures with her family, playing sports and spending time with her pets.


Marysol Arango – Receptionist

Marysol is our front office receptionist. She has been with Dreamtime Dentistry since May of 2016. She graduated from UEI in 2015 with honors from the Dental Program. Her favorite part about working at Dreamtime is interacting with patients and getting to know them. Even before your first visit, she will gather necessary information and verify any dental insurance benefits to minimize waiting time at your initial visit. She will also let the team know of any past dental experiences or comfort preferences that you find important. She is tech savvy and an efficient worker. In her free time she enjoys reading, online shopping, going to the gym, and spending time with friends and family.


Maryam Shahneshin - Registered Dental Hygienist

Bio coming soon!


Veronica Rios - Office Manager

Veronica is the newest member to join Dreamtime Dentistry. She graduated from Concorde College’s dental program in 2002 and has been in the dental field since. After working as a dental assistant for three years, she found her true calling in dental administration and has been managing offices since 2006. She enjoys interacting with patients and preparing their treatment estimates to maximize the most of their insurance. Veronica moved from Denver, Colorado in 2018 and if loving the California life. She is a mother of two boys and loves paintballing and surfing.


Our Facility

State of the Art Sedation Dentistry Carlsbad, Ca

Our facility is state of the art as we strive to be the premier office for sedation dentistry Carlsbad, Ca has to offer. We are a fully equipped dental office for most dental procedures including fillings, root canal treatments, crowns and bridges, extractions, oral hygiene instruction and periodontal scaling and root planning. We are trained in innovative anesthesia techniques and procedures and possess the most advanced anesthesia monitoring and dental treatment technology.


For instance, technologically advanced patient monitors allow up-to-the second vital signs monitoring and Kodak Digital sensors facilitate accurate diagnosis and successful treatment. Our innovative equipment does not only provide the best care but allows treatment to be completed in fewer appointments. For example, children needing many cavities filled, extractions, crowns and space-maintainers can have everything done in only one appointment when treated with general anesthesia.

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