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January 8, 2021

Dr Heather Adams
Dr Mark Barraza

Dear Valued Patients,

We want to thank you for your loyalty to our Dental Practices which has kept us able to continue to take care of your dental health needs even during a pandemic. In fact, we have come to know and to care deeply about each one of you over the past 37 years. The most rewarding part of being your family dentists’ and staff has been getting to know you, sharing your triumphs, getting to know your growing families, even sharing in your sorrows. Many of you have expressed your gratitude for our quality dentistry and gentle care over the years and that gives us such a sense of fulfillment that our skills and passion for dentistry as well as our sincere affection for you have been so appreciated.

As we both approach retirement age, we have planned a succession to ensure the continuing success of this special dental practice, and to continue to give you the care that you deserve and have come to expect. With that in mind, after a year-long, exhaustive search to find just the right dentists, we have found an energetic and dedicated dentist duo who will maintain the quality and compassionate, gentle care that has made this patient-oriented practice a mainstay of the Chula Vista community. We will be here in a more limited capacity a couple of days a week each to see you and to introduce you to Dr Howard Katz and his daughter Dr Carli Katz. We also highly recommend that you see her for your exams and future treatment.

Dr. Carli Katz recently moved back to San Diego for good after spending time in Atlanta, Boston, and Chicago. She received her Doctor of Medicine in Dentistry from Tufts University in Boston and is excited to join the practice and bring her vivacious energy and passion for dentistry to our community. She prides herself on her ability to connect with all her patients and individualize the patient experience. She is always working to improve her skills and knowledge in all areas of general dentistry and is actively keeping up with the latest technologies and techniques to ensure her patients receive the best care. In her free time Dr. Katz enjoys dancing, eating authentic food, reading, working out, and catching up on Netflix. She loves what she does, keeps up to date with continuing education, and is passionate about restoring patients to full function, health and appearance. She looks forward to meeting all of you.

Dr Howard Katz, Dr Carli’s dad, has been in private practice in San Diego as well as teaching the latest cosmetic dentistry and facial esthetics to dentists and physicians at numerous universities around the USA and internationally. He is joining the practice so that he can bring his love of and dedication to perfect dentistry to the practice, and to work together with Dr Carli. Dr Carli is the youngest of his four children. He looks forward to you becoming new members of his patient family. He loves good ethnic food, kayaking, running, cycling and is a fitness fanatic. He cannot wait for the gyms to re-open so that he can work off all the good eating.

As always, our caring and friendly staff are here to answer questions, schedule your urgent and routine dental needs. They will remain here and continue to answer your calls, schedule your appointments, and escort you into our office following the same carefully designed Covid-19 protocols that have been in place for the past 10 months. Our assistants whom you know so well will be here to assist us and Dr Carli Katz. See you soon,

Dr Mark Barraza
Dr Heather Adams
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Dental procedures and technology have changed a lot over the years, and if you want to make sure that you and your family are receiving the best possible care, you should go to a state of the art dentist. Heather R. Adams DDS has been practicing family and cosmetic dentistry in Chula Vista, California for more than 30 years. If you are looking for a practitioner that provides compassion and expertise while utilizing the latest dental technology, you have come to the right place.

Our technology allows us to better serve your needs. We use the latest digital x-ray technology and small oral cameras to keep your teeth in their best shape. If you want to have a bright smile and healthy teeth, we are happy to serve you and your family. By using high-end technology, guided by an experienced hand, we are the perfect choice for your neighborhood dentist.


We understand that many patients get nervous when they visit the dentist, but we try to make every patient feel as comfortable as possible. We accomplish this by using a compassionate touch, years of expertise, and a talented staff that takes the fear out of visiting the dentist. Feel free to relax by enjoying your choice of music or movies on our flat screens with headphones. Innovations like these, and our commitment to excellence, are why we were awarded The Best of South County 2010 Award for Best Dentist in Chula Vista.


When fighting gum disease and tooth decay, the best way to protect your teeth is with frequent brushing and flossing, and by visiting our offices at least twice a year. Even with the best dental hygiene, it is a good idea to come in every six months for a cleaning and a checkup. By catching signs of tooth decay early, our state of the art dental office is able to help you avoid serious dental work, and save a lot of money in the process.


For decades, families have chosen us for both family dentistry and cosmetic dentistry. Our dedication to patient satisfaction and excellence has earned us a reputation that we work hard to keep. Even if you don’t come in smiling, we send you away with a bright smile on your face.

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Dentistry is a passion for Dr. Adams. As a proud graduate of the prestigious Ostrow School of Dentistry at USC, Dr. Adams has been a practicing dentist for the past 30 years. She is backed by an experienced team of dental hygienists who have more than 20 years of experience gently cleaning and caring for patient’s teeth. Dr. Adams and her staff strive to give every patient a bright smile.

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