Meet Our Team
David A. Sabourin, D.D.S.
Dr. Sabourin relocated to San Diego from Ann Arbor, Michigan where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Michigan. He graduated at the top of his class with High Honors from the University of Detroit School of Dentistry where he received his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree.
He was invited to La Jolla to practice and study at the Veteran’s Administration Medical Center and the University of California, in an American Dental Association accredited General Practice Hospital Residency. It is an honor to be selected to a hospital residency, as less than 5% of dental school graduates are invited to join accredited residency programs. Having studied in a Hospital based General Practice Residency, Dr. Sabourin’s training of working one-on-one with a Specialist in multiple areas of Dentistry, gave him the additional skills and confidence to provide his patient family with excellent care in multiple specialty areas of Dentistry.
Dr. Sabourin’s hospital experience enhanced his decision making skills, especially for complex dental patients both in the office and in the operating room. Following his residency, Dr. Sabourin was asked to join the staff at Scripps Clinic Department of Oral Medicine, La Jolla. He was honored to be the first doctor to practice General Dentistry at Scripps Clinic.
Dr. Sabourin has been married since college, and has two sons. Outside of his practice he enjoys fly-fishing, boating, reading, and baseball. Dr. Sabourin is an active volunteer in his community and in his church.
- The Quintessence Award in Recognition of Academic Achievement
- The Francis G. Vedder Society of Crown and Bridge Prosthodontics recipient
- The American Academy of Dental Radiology recipient
- The American Academy of Endodontics recipient
- San Diego Top Dentist rating from years 2010 through 2015
- Omicron Kappa Upsilon (National Dental Honors Society)
- American Dental Association
- California Dental Association
- San Diego County Dental Society
- American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
- American Academy of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology
- The American Association of Endodontists
- Spear Education
- Former Staff Scripps Clinic & Research Foundation Department of Oral Medicine & Surgery
Moneka, R.D.H., Registered Dental Hygienist
We are pleased to have Moneka join our staff. Her education began at the U. of Arizona and then transitioned to Pima Community College to pursue Dental Hygiene.
Her wealth of knowledge and caring personality brings a sense of calm and confidence in treating our patient family. Moneka grew up in San Diego and is pleased to be back home.
She adores dogs, loves to dance, and enjoys all types of music. Her favorite thing is to take a long walk and end up someplace new.
Sherry, R.D.H., Registered Dental Hygienist
Sherry has been a dental hygienist with our practice for over thirteen years and loves getting to know the patients who come to us for care.
Sherry has an Associate Degree of Science and earned a Certificate of Achievement in Dental Hygiene from Diablo Valley College. Before hygiene school, Sherry worked as a Dental Assistant in Pediatric Dentistry.
When Sherry is not helping patients keep their smiles healthy, she enjoys traveling, event planning, fitness, and baking. Sherry is married, with a young son and daughter.
Michele, Practice Coordinator
Michele has been a dedicated member of our team since Dr. Sabourin began his private practice.
Over this time, she has enjoyed sharing in the lives of our devoted patients and has been amazed to see many smiles transformed into beautiful condition.
Michele received a Bachelor of Arts in Education Degree from the University of Michigan. She was an Elementary School Teacher in Ann Arbor, Michigan, and the Poway Unified School District.
Aside from work, Michele enjoys Pilates, reading, paddleboarding, and spending time with family and friends. She is an active member in her church and has two adult sons.
Alexandra, Dental Assistant
Alex joined our staff, to further her assisting skills and provide patient care in a profession that she loves.
In her spare time she enjoys hiking, cycling, shopping, and loves touring coffee shops.
Tricia, Office Coordinator
Trang, Dental Assistant
Trang did her Dental Assisting Externship with Dr. Sabourin, and after completing the training, he hired her.
She passed the registered dental assisting exam and is now a licensed Registered Dental Assistant.
She is married, is bilingual, loves to cook and is training to be a Sushi Chef. She grew up in Vietnam.