Meet Our Dentists
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.
Currently Dr. Altrock is active in the California Dental Association as the chair of the Committee on Membership and delegate to the state House of Delegates. She is also a national delegate for the American Dental Association. This involvement is important to Dr. Altrock to help advocate for improving patient care and help advance the profession as a whole.
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 NYUCD, 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. 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.
As residents of Pacific Beach, you will see both doctors running along the boardwalk, at local sporting events, art shows, music and beer festivals, or trying to golf (Dr. Fabb is much better). Active in the San Diego County Dental Society, both Dr. Altrock and Dr. Fabb are Board of Directors members and co-chairs of Recruitment and Retention committee and regularly attend continuing education courses to keep up to date with the latest technologies and advancements in the dental field. They are also committee members for the California Dental Association at the state level. Their volunteering efforts includes the inaugural Miles for Smiles 5K Fundraiser to provide dental care for those less fortunate veterans in the Veterans Village Dental Clinic as well as other causes around town.
They love contributing to their adopted beach community and improving people’s smiles and oral health. They welcome you and your family!
Dr Altrock and Fabb would like to introduce their rescue pups, Manhattan and Estella. 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. 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!