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Meet Our Dentists

Dr. Shatha Mechael, DDS

My name is Dr. Shatha Mechael, and during my 20 years of experience practicing dentistry, I learned and believed that it's important to understand and educate my patients with their current oral need. My mission is to provide the best quality dental care at an affordable price. At El Cajon Family Dental we treat our patients like family.

I am married and have three children. When I am not practicing dentistry and I am at home, I enjoy making all kinds of sweets, and watch Disney movies with my three little ones. I also, love traveling and enjoying the outside nature.

I am a proud member of the American Dental AssociationCalifornia Dental Association, and San Diego County Dental Society.

Dr. Timothy Smith
Oral Surgeon Specialist

Dr. Smith comes to our office once a month from his main office at Mission Valley Oral and Maxillofacial surgery "" to do Wisdom teeth extractions and any other needed surgecal tooth extractions for our patients.

Dr. Smith is a Diplomate of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery  and the National Board of Dental Anesthesiology. He is a Fellow of the American Dental Society of Anesthesiology and a member of numerous professional organizations including the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, the American Dental Society, the California Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, the Academy of Osseointegration, and the San Diego Dental Society. He joined Mission Valley Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery as a partner in 1993.

Born and raised in southern California, he received his undergraduate degree at the University of California at Santa Barbara as a member of Phi Beta Kappa honor society and completed dental school at UCLA as a Regent Scholar. After graduation, he joined the United States Navy. He completed training in oral and maxillofacial surgery at Balboa Naval Hospital in 1981.

He served 20 years with the United States Navy. At retirement, he was the Assistant Director of the Navy’s largest Oral and Maxillofacial Residency program at the Naval Medical Center in San Diego. He has remained active in education and has been involved in the graduate program at the University of Southern California Dental School.

His special area of interest is major reconstructive maxillofacial surgery, including comprehensive implant rehabilitation, bone grafting procedures, orthognathic surgery, and temporomandibular joint surgery, encompassing arthroscopic, reconstructive, and total joint replacement. He has performed more than 1,500 major maxillofacial procedures for facial reconstruction.

Dr. Smith presently holds hospital staff appointments at Mercy/Scripps Hospital and Sharp Memorial Hospital.

The proud father of three children, he is an avid sports enthusiast, enjoying jogging, downhill skiing, cycling, and traveling for relaxation.

Dr. Smith believes surgical results are improved by taking the time to appreciate his patients’ wishes and expectations. He feels this is an essential aspect of the consultation process. Excellence in patient care is his primary commitment.