About the Doctor

Dr. Trester has over 30 years experience practicing General, Cosmetic, and Implant Dentistry in Oxnard and Ventura. He received his Bachelor's degree in psychology from UCLA and Doctor of Dental Surgery from Northwestern University. He, then, served three years in the U.S. Public Health Service working with Navajo Indians in Arizona. This was followed by two years of advanced training in general and hospital dentistry at Mt. Zion Hospital and Medical Center in San Francisco.

After beginning to practice in Ventura County, Dr. Trester continued his advanced studies. Through the Academy of General Dentistry, he earned awards as both a Fellow and a Master. The Master designation represents over 2000 hours of advanced training and is held by less than one percent of all dentists in the United States. He is also the only general dentist in Ventura County with two years advanced training in general dentistry at an institution approved by the American Dental Association.

He continues to keep current on new technology as a member of the prestigious Pankey Institute and by attending ongoing continuing education at a variety of institutions. Dr. Trester's long established relationships with top specialists, teachers and researchers across the United States, enables him to network in treatment planning difficult or challenging cases. He is also a member of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine.

Dr. Trester is professionally active in the American Dental Association, California Dental Association, the Academy of General Dentistry, and the L.D. Pankey Study Club of Southern California. He has served in several prestigious appointed and elected positions including as a California dental professional liaison to the American Cancer Society and as President of the Southern California Academy of General Dentistry.

Dr. Trester also enjoys an active lifestyle outside of the office. He is an avid surfer, runner and cyclist. He enjoys creative writing and preparing and eating gourmet meals. He has two beautiful daughters of whom he is very proud.

Read an article written by Dr. Trester that was published in Dental Economics magazine: Thoughts About George

Hours:
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday:  8-12 & 1-5
Wednesday 8-12 noon • Saturday and Sunday: Closed
By appointment only. Emergencies welcome and usually seen the same day

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Dr Trester

Patient Services

  • SMILE MAKEOVERS
  • ORAL SEDATION
  • COSMETIC SERVICES
  • TOOTH WHITENING
  • DENTAL IMPLANTS
  • PORCELAIN VENEERS
  • TMJ TREATMENT
  • PERIODONTAL TREATMENT
  • CROWNS & ONLAYS
  • BRIDGES
  • TOOTH-COLORED FILLINGS
  • INVISALIGN
  • FULL-MOUTH RECONSTRUCTION
  • SOLUTIONS FOR LOOSE TEETH
  • DIGITAL X-RAYS
  • INTRO-ORAL CAMERA
  • CHAIRSIDE MONITORS
  • DIAGNOSTIC WAX UPS
  • ULTRASONIC SCALERS
  • NETFLIX IN TREATMENT ROOMS
  • DIAGNODENT
  • ORAL SEDATION
  • NITROUS OXIDE SEDATION
  • SLEEP APNEA/CPAP ALTERNATIVES
  • SNORING AND SLEEP APNEA APPLIANCES

Meet the Team

Cyndi Shrum
Cyndi Strum Practice Administrator and Patient Liason

Cyndi has been in the dental field for more than 15 years. During that time, she has worked in both administrative and chairside roles. She can answer almost any question you may have about your care. You will love her warm, cheerful personality. Cyndi has competed in a number of triathlons. When she's not working, she's a dedicated mother and wife.

Myrna Golden
Myrna Golden Administrative Assistant and Bookkeeper

Myrna is our expert organizer and troubleshooter. Although she works behind-the-scenes, her touch is everywhere in the office. She acts as our patient liaison in helping us to always see the patient's point of view. Myrna has two grown children: a son who has just completed graduate school and a daughter, a former Peace Corps volunteer, who has just completed her degree in nursing.

Sara Matakiewicz Dental Assistant

Sara has been a dental assistant for 2 years. She has worked both chairside and at the front office. She is gentle, approachable, warm, and caring. When not working Sara likes to travel and spend time with her two babies, a 90 lb American Bulldog, and a 12 lb. Rat Terrier.

Marisol Garcia
Marisol Garcia Registered Dental Hygienist

Mary has been in the dental field since 1995, first as a dental assistant and, a few years later, as a registered dental assistant. She completed her hygiene studies in 2005 and became a registered dental hygienist. She has been with our office since then. She is an excellent hygienist and patients often comment on her thorough, yet gentle manner. Marisol has two young children who keep her busy.

Missy Mattox
Missy Mattox Registered Dental Hygienist

Missy is another of our highly experienced dental hygienists. She has been a hygienist since 1997. She has an excellent background in periodontics, having worked in both general dental and periodontal specialty practices. She also teaches at the Oxnard College School of Dental Hygiene. Missy brings a tremendous amount of experience to the practice. She stays busy outside of the office with her husband and two young children.