We wish to extend a warm and sincere welcome to the dental practice of Katherine Lee Lackner, DDS. We strive to provide the utmost care in maintaining your dental health and smile. Our treatment philosophy focuses on addressing current concerns as well as prevention of future dental issues. We provide comprehensive dentistry and a range of treatment for patients of all ages.

Meet The Team

Dr. Katherine Lackner, D.D.S.

Dr. Lackner moved to the United States from Korea when she was 5 years old and grew up in a leafy suburb of Westchester County in New York. She graduated from Binghamton University with a Bachelor’s degree and then received her D.D.S doctorate from New York University College of Dentistry in June 2000. She furthered her education and completed an AEGD residency from Columbia University at NY Presbyterian Hospital in June 2001.

Dr. Lackner has two wonderful sons who keep her grounded. In her spare time, she enjoys reading and learning, practicing yoga, staying active and curious. She would like to improve her very elementary German, learn to play golf and live a fulfilling, meaningful life.

Focusing on YOU

Our treatment philosophy focuses on addressing current concerns as well as prevention of future dental issues. We provide comprehensive dentistry and a range of treatment for patients of all ages.

Completely Taken Away All My Qualms About Dentistry

I love Dr. Lackner and her whole team. They are amazing! So sweet, super professional, but not sooo stiff and cold like many dentist's offices you go to. I had a horrible experience with my last dentist, he was a pervert and literally screwed up my teeth, and I have avoided going to a dentist for years as a result. I wish I knew about Dr. Lackner before, she has completely taken away all my qualms about dentistry. Oh, and her office manager, Leslie, is beyond amazing. She answers my questions and works with me and has a great attitude.

If you are in need of a good, reliable, and decent priced denist, I definitely recommend this office!

- Sandra G., Dental Patient

Professional and Kind

Dr. Lackner and her staff are professional and kind. The office is in a convenient location right off I-15, which makes it all the more appealing. The first time that I went to this office, I wasn't having a wonderful day. The receptionist, Dr. Lackner, and her dental assistant were very sweet and turned everything around for me. My last couple of dentists didn't make the grade, but Dr. Lackner did!

Highly recommended!

- Lee V., Dental Patient

Approachable, Kind and Honest

She's great. Approachable, kind and honest. I've sent numerous friends to her who all love her. My 3 small children see her as well. They are 8, 10 and 13 and all agree, she is nice. They hate going to the dentist, however her treasure box has a fun magic gum trick, so they tolerate it! We live in Carmel Valley and she is worth the 20 minute drive. I trust her, who says that about a dentist? She and her assistant do the cleanings. If I could give 6 stars, I would.

- Karen C., Dental Patient

Very Knowledgeable and Willing to Share Her Knowledge with You

Went here for my dental cleaning. She is super close to home and right off the 15 freeway! Her staff is friendly and she is very knowledgeable and willing to share her knowledge with you so you can take better care of your mouth/teeth. She was very patient and had a calm demeanor. I feel like she would make a great dentist to shadow(if she's open to that) if you're planning on becoming a dentist. I believe she only works Monday-Thursday; this is great because I didn't feel like she was mentally and/or physically exhausted like a lot of other dentists.

- Beth M., Dental Patient

Recommend Her Unconditionally

Dr. Lackner is very pleasant and professional. Her staff are friendly and efficient. I'm lucky to have such a great dentist close to where I live. There's nothing I can think of to say about her practice that isn't positive. I'd recommend her unconditionally.

- Scott S., Dental Patient

Attention to Detail

Having to replace a 20 year long family dentist was really hard to do initially. I've explored about 8 different dentists around San Diego before I discovered Dr. Lackner and her friendly office staff. It's clear she's passionate about her profession and oral hygiene when she dives into detail about every aspect of my teeth. I appreciate her attention to detail and conservative yet thorough approach to a clean smile. Absolutely recommend her to friends and family.

- Raymond K., Dental Patient