About Dr. Larry Pawl and His Team

staff-photo-2Dr. Larry Pawl and his team offer restorative and cosmetic dental services to residents of La Mesa and San Diego.

Dr. Pawl was born in Chicago in 1959 and has been a resident of California since 1963. He moved to San Diego in 1987 after graduating from dental school at Washington University in St. Louis, MO. He opened his first practice in 1988 and has been in private practice in San Diego since that time.

Dr. Pawl earned his Fellowship with the Academy of General Dentisty in July 2011. To become a fellow, Dr. Pawl completed over 500 hours of continuing education and had to pass the A.G.D.’s fellowship exam. He plans to continuing working towards his Mastership with the Academy of General Dentistry over the next several years.

Dr. Pawl married his wife Robin in 1987 and together they share a love of all types of animals! They have had many varieties of pets including ducks, rabbits, Sun Conure (small parrot), Blue & Gold Macaw (large parrot), Great Dane, African Cichlids (fish), and families of skunks and oppossums. Currently Dr. Pawl and Robin enjoy spending time with their dog, a Schipperke named “Oley” (pronounced O-Lee), their four horses Clem, Fire, Kalio and Prince and their parrot Taylor.

Outside of his love of dentistry, Dr. Pawl enjoys skiing, scuba diving, horseback riding, hiking, bike riding, skydiving (he’s been 3 times!), and photography! Many of you who know Dr. Pawl know that his number one hobby is GUNS! He and Robin are both avid shooters and enjoy teaching others how to shoot safely. He and his staff even make trips to the shooting range together!

Dr. Pawl has worked with numerous charitable organizations throughout his 22 years in dentistry including Doctors With A Heart, Coe Lewis’ “Coe’s List” on 101.5 KGB radio (helping San Diegan’s in need), and The Magic Horse Therapeutic Riding Center. Dr. Pawl’s wife Robin Pawl is the founder/director of The Magic Horse Therapeutic Riding Center located in Lakeside. Please visit her website for more information!

Professional Affiliations:

  • Fellow of the Academy of General Dentistry (FAGD) (2011-present)
  • Member of the Academy of General Dentistry (AGD) (1995-present)
  • President of the San Diego Chapter of the Academy of General Dentistry (1998)
  • Board Member of the California Chapter of the Academy of General Dentistry (1999)
  • Member of the Laguna Gnathological Research & Study Group (1996-present)
  • Member of Pacific Academy of Aesthetic Dentistry (until dissolved)
  • Teacher at Concord Career Institutes’s Dental Assisting School (1992-present)

Other Affiliations:

  • Member of “The World Famous” Mt. Helix Toastmasters (since 1996)
  • Member of Business Networking International (BNI)
  • Past member of the El Cajon Boulevard Business Associations
  • Past member of the Rolando Community Counsel
  • Member of the National Rifle Association
  • Member of the California Pistol & Rifle Association
  • Member of the South Bay Rod & Gun Club
  • Life member of the Front Sight Firearms Training Institute

Newest Member of Team Pawl Debuting Soon


Stephanie Perez

Office Manager/Treatment Coordinator

stephanie-2Stephanie began her career in dental with Dr. Pawl in 2005 and has loved every minute since! She has a vast knowledge of dental treatments and has a lot of experience working with all types of dental insurances & is happy to answer any questions you may have! She loves interacting with all of the amazing patients, helping to educate them and coordinating their treatment so they achieve the healthy, beautiful smiles they want and deserve!! Stephanie is a native San Diegan! She graduated from Grossmont High School here in La Mesa and also attended San Diego State University. Stephanie enjoys watching football (GO CHARGERS!!), water sports, taking trips to the river and the desert, cooking, photography, playing cards, traveling and going to concerts.

Christi Turner

Administrative Assistant

christiChristi began working with Dr. Pawl in 2009. She has loved learning about all of the different aspects of the dental office! Christi is extremely knowledgeable in regards to your dental insurance benefits and can help you in both scheduling your dental visits as well as providing estimates for any possible copayments. Christi is a native Californian and moved to San Diego in 1974. She is a graduate of Helix High School here in La Mesa! Christi enjoys playing soccer, traveling, photography, watching and attending San Diego Charger games and spending time with her eight animals!!

Our Staff

We Look Forward to Meeting You

girls-outside-2When you visit our dental office you will quickly see how our friendly staff and welcoming environment make a big difference in how you feel about visiting the dentist. We look forward to providing you with the quality care and consideration you deserve and our patients know they can expect.

Pawl Family


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We offer restorative family dentistry and cosmetic dentistry services for healthy teeth and gums to La Mesa and San Diego residents. Your smile and comfort is our passion.

Our Location

Larry R Pawl, DMD
7339 El Cajon Blvd.
Suite F
La Mesa CA 91942 USA
(619) 466-4544