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Dr. Christine Altrock - Your Dentist in San Diego
Dr. Christine Altrock

Dr. Altrock was raised in Southern California, enjoys the beach and running outdoors. She earned her undergraduate degree in Microbiology, Immunology and Molecular Genetics at UCLA (GO BRUINS!). She worked in the biotechnology industry for a year before deciding to pursue an interest in public health and earning her Masters of Science in Epidemiology from the University of Washington. She made the cross country move to New York City for dental school and fell in love with the city and native New Yorker Dr. Fabb! After graduating from New York University College of Dentistry (NYUCD), she completed a dental residency program at USC where she worked with veterans at the VA Hospital and medically compromised patients at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center.

Dr. Altrock served as president for the San Diego Dental Society in 2022 and has sat on the board of directors since 2014. At the state level she has served as the chair of the Committee on Membership and delegate to the state House of Delegates for the California Dental Association. She is also a national delegate for the American Dental Association. Dr. Altrock has received numerous awards and recognition for her volunteer efforts, including being included in the Top 40 under 40 dentists in 2020, Top Dentist awards every year since 2018, prestigious nominations to Pierre Fauchard Academy and International College of Dentists. This involvement is important to Dr. Altrock to help advocate for improving patient care and help advance the profession as a whole.

Dr. Brian Fabb

Dr. Fabb is a native New Yorker that fell in love with the Pacific Beach community. Originally from Long Island, he moved to San Diego to thaw out after graduating from Syracuse University. He returned to NY to attend New York University College of Dentistry, graduating as Student Council President and an active student leader. After completing his residency program, he became a faculty member at NYUCD to teach students while associating at a private practice in Flushing, Queens. In 2010, Dr. Fabb moved back to San Diego, practicing at a Camp Pendleton office for dependents of military families, and associating at a private practice in Santee. At the end of 2014, Drs Altrock and Fabb purchased their practice in Pacific Beach and have enjoyed meeting and treating all our patients’ oral healthcare needs.

Active in the San Diego County Dental Society, Dr. Fabb served as President during the challenging year of 2020. At the state level, Dr Fabb volunteers on the San Diego Dental Political Action Committee and as a delegate for the California Dental Association. Dr. Fabb received numerous awards and recognition for his volunteer efforts, including prestigious nominations to Pierre Fauchard Academy and International College of Dentists. He regularly attends continuing education courses to keep up to date with the latest technologies and advancements in the dental field so he can implement evolving data and research to bring the best results to his patients!

As residents of Pacific Beach, you will see both doctors running along the boardwalk, at local sporting events, art shows, music and beer festivals, hiking trails or on the golf course. They love contributing to their adopted beach community and improving people’s smiles and oral health. They welcome you and your family!

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Manhattan and Estella
Manhattan and Estella

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Dr. Altrock and Fabb would like to introduce their rescue pups, Manhattan, Estella and Peanut. Manhattan was adopted when he was only 3 months old and 15 pounds from Helen Woodward. He was one of three puppies found along the side of the road in Los Angeles! He is now over 106 pounds but still thinks he is a small pup when he comes to cuddle next you on the couch! After Manhattan’s puppy days, the doctors volunteered fostering dogs through California Labradors and More Rescue in 2018 since Manhattan liked being social with other dogs.

Their 21st foster dog was Estella (10 years old at the time), who needed help when her family gave her up to a high-kill shelter where she was going to be euthanized due to her age and a cancerous mass present on her arm. Labradors and More rescued her, giving her a second chance and performed the necessary surgery. We picked her up from the vet where she looked defeated. When Estella got in the car, she instantly had a smile on her face and was wagging her tail; she knew she just found her new family. Manhattan welcomed his new sister into our home and showed her around the yard. Estella was awful on a leash and on walks- she just wanted to run so she and Dr Altrock started running short distances. In no time Estella proved she was a runner and would do 7 mile runs effortlessly! It is a sight to see Dr Altrock run with Estella (65 pounds) and Manhattan (106 pounds)! We officially adopted her a few months later after deciding there was no way we could part with her.

Peanut is a purebred Toy Poodle that belonged to Dr Fabb’s father and joined the Manhattan and Estella love chasing birds and playing in the water. Although you will not meet the pups at the office you can find them running around Mission Bay with Dr Altrock or out on the water on stand up paddles boards!

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