Brian C. Tasto, DDS

Dr. Brian C. Tasto, a San Diego native, graduated from University of San Diego High School. He decided to go north in search of a college education at the University of the Pacific in Stockton, California.

After playing collegiate golf for one year, he decided to hang up his clubs and focus on his studies. He graduated with a degree in biology and entered the UOP School of Dentistry the following year. After completing his doctorate, he returned to “America’s Finest City” and has been practicing here ever since.

Dr. Brian Tasto has been named one of San Diego’s Top Dentists by San Diego Magazine yearly since 2010. He is very focused on continuing education and maintaining a state of the art dental practice. As a Cerec owner he is able to make a Porcelain Crown in one visit for a patient. With extensive training and years of dentistry his practice provides many aspects of General Dentistry, including Implants, Oral Surgery, Endodontics and Dentures.

He enjoys traveling, skiing and golfing and spending time with his lovely wife Jessica, their beautiful daughter Lexi, and their dog Rocco.

James P. Tasto, DDS

Dr. James P. Tasto was born and raised in San Diego. He attended University of San Diego High School where he lettered in both golf and wrestling. After earning a Bachelors in Science from Loyola Marymount University, Dr. Tasto graduated from University of Southern California Dental School with an emphasis on cosmetics and sports dentistry. Dr. Tasto was the team dentist for the San Diego Gulls Professional Hockey Team. He takes extensive courses in cosmetic and restorative dentistry so that he can deliver the highest quality dental care for his patients.

Dr. James Tasto was selected by his peers to be included in the List of Top Dentists in San Diego for more than 15 years! He recently appeared issue of San Diego Magazine. Dr. Tasto is also a member of D.O.C.S. (Doctors Offering Charitable Services), a local organization that offers medical services such as plastic surgery, vision and dental to the less fortunate patients in San Diego. D.O.C.S. has been featured in the L.A. Times and San Diego Magazine.

Dr. Tasto currently resides in San Diego with his lovely wife Traci and their 3 children. He enjoys golf, beach volleyball and playing with his kids.

Our Team

Here at Torrey Hills Dental we have a wonderful team of dental professionals who are dedicated to taking care of our patients’ needs. With warm and welcoming personalities, each team member is dedicated to making our patients feel welcome and relaxed when coming to the dentist. Our team is available to answer your questions and explain treatment and fees. We know coming to the dentist can be difficult, so we want to make your visit with us as pleasant as possible.


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