Meet Our Cosmetic Dentists, Specialists and Staff
– La Jolla, San Diego

Our Doctors


Dr. Richard Sherman, Dr. Steven Horne and Dr. Kelly Terranova, our talented cosmetic and restorative dentists, combine with our outstanding team of dental specialists to provide our patients with comprehensive treatment in all phases of dentistry, delivered in a warm and caring environment. Patients routinely report having the best dental experiences of their lives. We invite you to visit our office in La Jolla at the Scripps/Ximed Medical Center and receive this level of care for you and your family.

Richard L. Sherman, D.D.S.

Dr. Richard L. ShermanDr. Richard L. Sherman has been practicing dentistry for over 30 years, fulfilling his childhood dream. He followed in the footsteps of his father, Dr. Harvey Sherman, when he chose to pursue a career in dentistry. A talented general, restorative, and cosmetic dentist, he provides some of the best care available in the La Jolla area.

Dr. Richard L. Sherman’s diverse educational and professional background makes him a highly distinguished cosmetic dentist in San Diego. Richard Sherman, D.D.S., earned his undergraduate degree from Ohio State University and his dental degree from Case Western Reserve University School of Dental Medicine. Then, Dr. Sherman completed his General Practice Residency at Dayton Ohio’s Miami Valley Hospital, where he ran its TMJ clinic for over 10 years. After completing his formal training, Dr. Richard Sherman joined his father in private practice, where he gained years of experience in orthodontics and general dentistry.

Dr. Richard L. Sherman brings these experiences into his current practice at Torrey Pines Dental Arts in La Jolla, where he provides exceptional TMJ treatment, restorative treatments, and cosmetic options. Dr. Sherman is also a certified Invisalign® provider. He is an on-call staff member of the respected Scripps Memorial Hospital and a faculty member of the University of California, San Diego. Dr. Sherman also volunteers his time at San Diego’s Dental Free Clinic.

Dr. Richard L. Sherman is affiliated with numerous professional organizations, including the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD), the Academy of General Dentistry (AGD), the American Dental Association (ADA), the International Association of Comprehensive Aesthetics, the International Association of Orthodontics, the American Orthodontic Society, the California Dental Association, and the Alpha Omega Fraternity.

Steven B. Horne, D.D.S.

Dr._Horne_Sized.pngDr. Steven Horne began his career at Brigham Young University obtaining his B.A. in English. He earned his Doctorate of Dental Surgery in 2007 from the University of Southern California where his pursuit for academic excellence landed him on the Dean's list throughout dental school. He was recognized for his superior clinical skills and invited to be part of an esthetic selective group, focused on extensive training to provide the highest level of cosmetic restorative dentistry. He was also asked to help teach other dental students in courses on restorative dentistry, prosthodontics and tooth anatomy. In his spare time, he provided dental care for underserved populations of Los Angeles and Orange counties, Mexico, and Costa Rica.

Following dental school, Dr. Horne moved to Fort Knox, KY and practiced dentistry as an Army Dental Officer for 4 years. During this time, he was appointed Officer in Charge of a dental clinic in Baghdad, Iraq, received multiple Army Achievement Medals, the Army Commendation Medal, and served as Company Commander. Now that his Army career has culminated, he is excited to join Dr. Sherman and the entire team at Torrey Pines Dental Arts.

Dr. Horne is a member of the American Dental Association, California Dental Association, and Academy of General Dentistry. Dr. Horne has also applied for privileges at Scripps Memorial Hospital. Dr. Horne enjoys a passion for his work that is evident to all of his patients. When it comes to his patients, he will only recommend the treatment he would want for himself. As a patient, you can trust Dr. Horne as a consistent source of gentle, experienced dental care.

Dr. Horne has been married to his wife, Christy, for 9 years and has a chocolate Labrador named Roscoe. They spend their free time together exploring the outdoors, hiking, and running. He also enjoys singing, golfing, and waterskiing.

Kelly C. Terranova, D.D.S.

Dr TerranovaDr. Kelly Terranova knows from personal experience the power of transforming an average smile into a beautiful one and she has made it her professional goal to help other people achieve both healthy mouths and stunning smiles. 

Growing up in Rockford, Illinois, Dr. Terranova began her unofficial dental training as a precocious patient in an orthodontist’s office.  Her orthodontist instilled in her a passion for excellence and inspired her to pursue a career in dentistry.  During her time as an undergraduate at the University of Notre Dame where she received Bachelor of Arts degrees in psychology and pre-professional studies, she began her official dental training. While on summer breaks from college she worked for her orthodontist mentor as an assistant.  When she finally began her dental studies at Marquette University School of Dentistry in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, she had every intention of becoming an orthodontist, but once she found that restorative dentistry provided not only beautiful but healthy smiles too, she changed her career trajectory and committed to studying general dentistry.

Since graduating from Marquette in 2009, Dr. Terranova spent five years practicing general dentistry full-time in South Bend, Indiana.  She enjoys spending time forming relationships with patients and helping them understand their role in their own dental health, and how dental health can significantly affect a patient’s overall health. Dr. Terranova firmly believes that dental health is a group effort and she aims to arm her patients with the knowledge they need to be successful with their long-term dental goals.  Once she and her family relocated to California, Dr. Terranova was a natural fit into the philosophy of prevention and education at Torrey Pines Dental Arts.  A member of the California Dental Association and the American Dental Association, Dr. Terranova knows the importance of collaborative dentistry and has joined the team at Torrey Pines Dental Arts, where she is an excellent addition to our talented group of dentists, hygienists, and support staff. 

When Dr. Terranova is not practicing dentistry, she spends time with her husband and two young sons enjoying the beautiful San Diego weather.  The Terranovas like to swim at the beach, hike, and visit their favorite animals at the zoo. 

Our Specialists

Michael G. Sherman, D.M.D.

Dr. Michael G. ShermanMichael G. Sherman D.M.D., son of Dr. Richard Sherman, provides endodontic expertise for Torrey Pines Dental Arts. He consults regularly with Dr. Sherman on difficult cases and offers treatment options for patients whose endodontic therapy requires the use of a microscope. The use of microscopes has revolutionized clinical practices in many disciplines and specialties. We are pleased to offer microscope-assisted endodontics to our patients.

Michael G. Sherman grew up in southern Ohio and attended the University of Wisconsin. Michael graduated from Wisconsin with a bachelor's degree in Biology and went on to do research at the National Institute of Health (NIH) in Washington, DC. After a year at the NIH, Michael moved to Boston, where he attended Tufts University and received his Doctor of Medical Dentistry (D.M.D.). Immediately following graduation, Dr. Michael was accepted into a two-year endodontic residency program at Nova Southeastern University, in Fort Lauderdale. He is now a practicing endodontist with offices in Vista and Fallbrook.

Dr. Michael Sherman has joined Torrey Pines Dental Arts so that he can practice regularly with his father, a dream come true for them both. When he is not involved in the practice of endodontics you'll find Michael and his wife, Lauren, spending time with friends in Solana Beach. Michael is a passionate surfer, and loves all outdoor activities, including bike riding, hiking, and golf. In May, Dr. Michael and his wife welcomed their first child, Ryder. In his spare time, Dr. Michael loves craft beers, jazz music, and reading.

Michael G. Sherman D.M.D. is a published author in the Journal of Endodontics. He is a member of the American Association of Endodontists (AAE), the American Dental Association (ADA), and the California Dental Association (CDA). He is very active in the dental community in San Diego belongs to many local organizations and study clubs.

Mark D. Breese, D.D.S.

Dr._Cole_sized.pngDr. Mark Breese is an Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon who practices a full scope of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery.  He received his dental training at Boston University, and his oral surgery training from Naval Medical Center San Diego as a commissioned officer in the United States Navy.  He provides a variety of procedures for our patients here at Torrey Pines Dental Arts which include: removing wisdom teeth, placing dental implants, bone grafting, trauma, cosmetics, and orthognathic surgery.  As an Oral Surgeon he is trained in general anesthesia providing sedation for surgical procedures. 

Dr. Breese is a member of the American Association of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons, the California Association of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons, and the American Dental Association.  Upon graduating dental school in 2004 he began serving his country in the United States Navy.  He completed a General Practice Residency program at Naval Medical Center San Diego where he developed a love for oral surgery working side by side some of the best oral surgeons in the country.  After a two-year tour with the Marines at Cherry Point, NC he began his oral surgery training back in San Diego, graduating in 2011.  He served as the only Oral Surgeon aboard the USS Carl Vinson for two-years.  Dr. Breese is currently the Department Head of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery at Naval Hospital Camp Pendleton and continues his active duty service as he transitions to private practice.


Dr. Breese was born and raised in Centerville, Utah.  He enjoyed playing competitive sports throughout his life.  In high school he played basketball, baseball, soccer, and golf. In college he played soccer for Weber State University’s soccer club.  He served a two-year mission for his church in Tampa, Florida.  He is happily married and really enjoys spending time with his five children.  Dr. Breese has 3 girls and 2 boys, which are the pride and joy and greatest accomplishments of his life.  Other than family and sports he really enjoys traveling, camping, hiking, mountain/road biking, fishing, and anything else outdoors.


About the Staff

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Contact Torrey Pines Dental Arts

At Torrey Pines Dental Arts, you can receive the treatment you need for almost any dental problem. Dr. Richard L. Sherman and Dr. Steven B. Horne provide cosmetic, restorative, and general dental treatments with great skill and compassion, making dental treatment both pleasant and relaxing. To schedule a consultation with a cosmetic dentist in La Jolla, serving all of San Diego, contact Torrey Pines Dental Arts today.