About Our Practice
About Dr. Kania
Ann Mineo Kania, DDS, DMSc

Dr. Kania graduated with honors from UC Santa Barbara with a Bachelor of Science in Biopsychology. She received her dental degree from the University of California, San Francisco. While at UCSF she was selected as a Regents Scholarship Fellow. She was one of only two recipients of this prestigious award. Dr. Kania completed her Residency in Periodontology at Harvard School of Dental Medicine. While at Harvard she also earned her Doctorate of Medical Science to elucidate the microbiology of connective tissue. During this training she was awarded the National Research Service award. 

She has been a practicing specialist in the field of Periodontics and dental implants in San Diego's North County since 1997. She has earned a reputation for providing the highest quality periodontal and dental implant care possible. 

Dr. Kania continues to evaluate treatment options that improve patient acceptance, comfort and clinical results. Dr. Kania is one of an elite group of Board Certified Periodontists in Southern California certified by the Institute for Advanced Laser Dentistry. 

In 2004 she earned the highest distinction given to Periodontists, that of being named Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology. As a board certified Periodontist, she has achieved the highest recognition of achievement awarded to dental specialists in the field of Periodontology, dental implants and oral plastic surgery.


Professional Memberships & Societies

American Academy of Periodontology
Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology
American Academy of Osseointegration
International Team for Implantology
Fellow, Institute for Advanced Laser Dentistry
California Society of Periodontists
American Dental Association
California Dental Association
San Diego County Dental Association

Dr. Kania Specializes in:

Diagnosis and treatment of periodontal diseases (gum disease)
Gingival augmentation and oral plastic surgery (gum grafts)
Site preparation for restorative treatment; crown lengthening
Site preparation for and placement of dental implants; bone grafting and sinus grafting
Our Team

Kelly - Registered Dental HygienistKelly - Registered Dental Hygienist

I've been an RDA since 2002, with a passion for hygiene. I relocated to San Diego County and I'm thrilled to be a part of Dr. Kania's team. I've always enjoyed dentistry, but Periodontics has sparked an incredible, new interest for me. I enjoy working with people and doing everything possible to make them comfortable.

My children are grown, so I've rekindled some old passions; running, site seeing and a new joy... hiking.

Lexie - Registered Dental HygienistLexie - Registered Dental Hygienist

I grew up outside of Mt. Shasta, CA and moved to Encinitas last summer. I attended college in Sacramento and love working in periodontology where patients are motivated to save and keep their teeth! I feel rewarded to see the dramatic changes our patients make when partnered with education and support. I spend my off-time with my teenage daughter and son exploring this new found beach life.

Together we enjoy snowboarding and skiing, swimming, cycling, boating, camping, snorkeling, flying, hiking, and cooking. Surfing and golf are coming soon!

Corri - Dental AssistantCorri - Dental Assistant

I've been working as a Dental assistant in Oregon since 1999. I recently relocated to San Diego and I'm so happy to be a part of Dr. Kania's team. I love Dentistry and learning all aspects of it, from clinical to the administrative side. I enjoy being active and experiencing all that San Diego has to offer, Biking, surfing, hiking and crossfit are some of my favorites.

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