Dr. Gary Altenburg, DDS

Endodontics  |  
Male  |  
Age 52
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Dr. Gary Altenburg, DDS
Dr. Altenburg completed his dental training at Northwestern University in Chicago in 1998, earning a DDS degree. He was accepted into the coveted and rigorous general practice residency (GPR) at the Veteran's Administration Hospital in San Diego, which he completed in 1999. He was then invited to attend the prestigious endodontic program at Temple University in Philadelphia, the birthplace of contemporary endodontics. Dr. Altenburg received his endodontic certification in 2001. Dr. Altenburg is a native Southern Californian and was raised in Vista, California where he attended Vista High School before graduating from California State University, Long Beach with a Bachelor's degree in Economics. Dr. Altenburg enjoys outdoor activities, including fly fishing, salt-water fishing and off-roading with his wife and three children. Dr. Altenburg is a member of the American Association of Endodontists, California State Association of Endodontists, American Dental Association, California Dental Association and the Tri-County Dental Society. Dr. Altenburg is also the endodontic consultant and mentor for the Pala Mesa Dental Study Club and the Temecula ITI Dental Study Club. To better serve his community, Dr. Altenburg is currently an elected trustee for the Escondido Union School District.

39755 Date St Ste 208

Murrieta, CA 92563

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Dr. Gary Altenburg, DDS

Dr. Gary Altenburg, DDS

Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Ameritas
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • CompBenefits Corp.
  • Delta Dental
  • Dental Network of America
  • DenteMax
  • Dominion Insurance
  • First Dental Health
  • Guardian
  • Humana
  • Liberty Dental
  • MetLife
  • 3 More

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Care Philosophy

"At Temecula Valley Endodontics our philosophy is to provide the highest level of treatment in the field of conventional, retreatment and microsurgical endodontics, following the principles of evidence-based dental treatment, in a state of the art and caring environment."
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Practice Areas

  • Endodontics

Conditions Treated

  • Sensitive Teeth
  • Tooth Abscess
  • Tooth Discoloration
  • Tooth Pulp Inflammation


  • Desensitization
  • Root Canal
  • Root Canal Retreatment
  • Single Visit Root Canals
  • Teeth Whitening
  • Tooth-Conserving Dentistry

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for California.

0 Sanctions

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0 Board Actions

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  • California State University, Long Beach
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1988
  • Northwestern University / Dental School
    Medical School | Graduated 1998
  • Temple Dental Sch
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2001
  • Va San Diego Healthcare System
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1999

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Languages Spoken

  • English

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Dr. Altenburg's Performance
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  • Average wait time
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Dr. Altenburg accepts 17 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Dental DPPO
  • Ameritas
    Ameritas PPO
  • Assurant Health
    DHA Premier
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
    Dental Blue 100/200/300
  • CompBenefits Corp.
    CompBenefits Corp. PPO
  • Delta Dental
    Delta Dental PPO
    Delta Dental Premier
  • Dental Network of America
    Dental Network of America DPPO
  • DenteMax
  • Dominion Insurance
    Dental PPO
  • First Dental Health
  • Guardian
    DentalGuard Preferred
  • Humana
    Humana PPO
  • Liberty Dental
    California Independence PPO
  • MetLife
    MetLife PDP
  • Principal Financial Group
    Dental PPO
  • United Concordia
    Advantage Plus PPO
    National Fee-for-Service
  • UnitedHealthCare

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