Meet our dentists
Daniel Elbert, DDS was born and raised in Southern California. He graduated from New York University College of Dentistry. While at NYU Dr. Elbert finished an honors program in Cosmetic Dentistry. Dr. Elbert provides a full range of dental services encompassing prevention, restorative, orthodontics, implant, and cosmetic dentistry. In addition, Dr. Elbert is continually up-to-date in the latest dental technology and advances.
He truly loves dentistry and spends hours reading the latest dental literature and hundreds of hours each year attending lectures on new procedures and materials. Dr. Elbert also loves dentistry because of his great patients. He takes the time to get to know each patient. The extra time is appreciated by everyone who comes to him. He not only cares about what has to be done in order to have good dental health but he also takes the time to get to know the patient's "wants". This type of commitment is not only evident by the great dentistry he gives his patients, but also by the smile on his patients' faces.
He is a member of the American Dental Association, Santa Barbara Ventura County Dental Association, Academy of General Dentistry, and California Dental Association. Dr. Elbert enjoys spending time with his family. He and his wife have two beautiful daughters, Sophia and Alexandra. In his spare time, Dr. Elbert is an avid sports fan. He likes to play basketball, golf and tennis.
Adriana Poleo, DDS graduated from Universidad Santa Maria Dentistry in 2003. In 2006, she pursed an Advanced Educational Degree in General Dentistry at Boston University. She was then offered to join the Faculty Practice at Boston University and remained there until 2008. Dr. Poleo then moved to Los Angeles to attend the Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry at USC, where she obtained her degree in 2012. Dr. Poleo was also awarded the Charles L. Pincus Memorial Award for outstanding achievement in the field of Esthetic Restorative Dentistry during the doctoral dental program.
She continued to practice dentistry in the South Bay area and then moved to Thousand Oaks to join the Thousand Oaks Smile Design team in January 2017.
Dr. Poleo is a member of the American Dental Association, California Dental Association and the Santa Barbara Ventura County Dental Association. Dr. Poleo is married and has two boys and a baby girl, she loves to spend quality time with her family. She likes to travel, enjoy outdoor activates and loves spending time at the beach.
Alex Lopez, DDS has a deep commitment to Periodontics, is a gifted surgeon, and brings over 20 years of experience to our practice. Dr. Lopez is a graduate of Northwestern University Dental School and then went on to specialize in Periodontics at the University of Southern California. Dr. Lopez is one of a unique group of surgeons who is board certified in both Periodontology and Implant Surgery. Dr. Lopez stays current with the latest technology in his field and is a proponent of computer assistant implant surgery. This aids in precise placement of dental implants and leads to ideal results both surgically and restoratively. In many cases, this minimizes the extent of surgery that needs to be performed, and thus, a faster recovery for the patient. Dr. Lopez brings to his craft an undeniable confidence and strength, combined with a gentle bed side manner. This makes a visit to the Periodontist informative and comforting. Dr. Lopez is a proud father of two, an avid golfer, and is in the process of becoming a decent Salsa dancer with his wife Julie of over 20 years.