Meet Dr. David Lindsey


“Being an orthodontist is a dream come true and every day I’m thankful to be able to do what I love to do. It’s an honor to be able to work with children, young adults, and adults on the Central Coast to help them achieve the smile they want and deserve. By improving how someone feels about themselves, that improvement in self-confidence can trickle down to every aspect of that person’s life and can help that person reach new heights.” – Dr. Lindsey

Dr. David Lindsey grew up in Los Alamitos in Southern California. He attended UCLA for his undergraduate studies and graduated with Bachelor of Science in Pyschobiology and a minor in Biomedical Research.  Dr. Lindsey continued at UCLA for dental school earning his Doctorate of Dental Surgery, where he graduated with honors and was inducted into the Omicron Kappa Upsilon dental honor society.  He completed his orthodontic residency and Master’s degree at Virginia Commonwealth University.

Orthodontics is advancing at a remarkable speed, Dr. Lindsey understands the importance of being involved with continuing education. It allows him to continually improve as a clinician by staying current to advances in orthodontics, which may lead to shorter treatment time and less discomfort, while obtaining excellent esthetic results. 

Dr. Lindsey has participated in two dental cultural exchange programs: one in Japan and one in Italy. This gave him to opportunity to see how dentistry and orthodontics were done in other areas of the world, as well as appreciate the Japanese and Italian cultures. He has also lectured at several national conferences, where he presented lectures ranging from engaging pre-dental students, leadership, and orthodontic research.

Professional Affiliations

  • American Association of Orthodontists
  • Pacific Coast Society of Orthodontists
  • American Dental Association
  • California Dental Association
  • Central Coast Dental Society

Dr. Lindsey is married to Misha, whose family has lived in Arroyo Grande for five generations. They have one daughter and a Maltipoo named Theo.

When Dr. Lindsey is not working, he loves to spend time with his family. He enjoys cooking and BBQing, and recently purchased a Traeger grill that he has used to smoke all types of meats: brisket, ribs, pork shoulders, chicken, fish, and tri tips.  

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