I really love being a general and cosmetic dentist in Thousand Oaks.  It’s an amazing place to live and raise a family.  I grew up here.  My earliest memories are growing up in the Sunset Hills area and attending Weathersfield Elementary School.  I loved to draw and I was a pretty creative kid.  I really liked to go to the dentist.  I liked getting my teeth cleaned and choosing the flavor of fluoride.  I think it helped that I never got a cavity until I was in my 20s.  I just mention this because at that time I never had any idea that someday I would be a dentist.

My family moved to the nearby Santa Rosa Valley when I was twelve.  I graduated from Camarillo High School.  I was really into basketball and baseball.  I loved the Lakers.  I was still into drawing and I had started painting quite a bit.  I also really got into fixing things around that age.  I really enjoyed seeing how things worked and repairing them.

I completed my undergraduate studies at Brigham Young University on the North Shore of Oahu.  My first year of college I was on an Art scholarship.  I loved art but I never really felt I would be an artist as a career.  It was there that I met a dentist who was teaching biology.  He invited me to his dental office to show me what being a dentist was like.  That was my first inkling of becoming a dentist.

I went to dental school at USC in Los Angeles.  I lived in Koreatown.  It was great.  It was like things were clicking.  I was able to use my artistic talents and my fascination with fixing things at the same time.  It was great to see a broken down tooth and repair it structurally and make it beautiful.  I really got into the cosmetic aspect of dentistry.

I finished my dental training at a hospital based residency program in New York City.

-Dr. Sycamore