Dr. Kris Sottosanti

Dr. Sottosanti grew up on the Monterey Peninsula. He was a graduate of Carmel High School and then graduated from UC Davis in 1992. He went onto the University of the Pacific School of Dentistry, where he graduated with high honors in 1995. He returned to his home town of Carmel, California, where he has been in practice ever since.

Dr. Sottosanti completed the prestigious Pacific Aesthetic Continuum and is certified in CEREC CAD/CAM preparation and design. He is also a member of:

It is Dr. Sottosanti’s goal to help his patients achieve their optimal oral health and longevity. He strives for his patients to be proud to smile about their smile.

Meet Our Team

Dr. Kris Sottosanti’s dental team works to make even the most nervous patients feel comfortable visiting the dentist. If you woul like to meet our qualified team, you can make an appointment at 831-624-8548 at our dental office in Carmel, California! To learn a little more about them before you come in, read below!

Rosa Sottosanti – RDAEF2/Office manager
Having begun her journey in dentistry since 2005, Rosa’s dedication to professional development is exemplified by her attainment of the “Dental Extended Functions II” certification, which required her successful completion of a rigorous series of advanced courses offered by the University of California, San Francisco and Sacramento City College. Remarkably, Rosa stands as the first and one of the few dental professionals in Monterey County to possess this esteemed certification.As an esteemed expert in restorative and cosmetic dentistry, Rosa’s extensive knowledge and expertise in CAD/CAM (Computer Aided Design/Computer Aided Manufacture) Dental Technology sets her apart. With her specialized skill set, Rosa is qualified to perform advanced dental procedures beyond the scope of practice of other dental professionals, allowing her to proficiently oversee the entire restorative process. Rosa also assumes the crucial role of office manager, demonstrating her exceptional multitasking abilities. As the office manager, Rosa diligently oversees all aspects of the administrative and clinical processes, ensuring the smooth and efficient operation of the dental practice.

Rosa’s collaboration with Dr. Sottosanti is a harmonious one, as she effortlessly supports him in accomplishing restorative procedures. Together, they form a dynamic team that consistently delivers exceptional care to their patients. Beyond the dental office, Rosa and Dr. Sottosanti relish spending cherished moments with their children and extended family, creating memories of love and togetherness.

Pat – RDH
Pat joined our team in 1981. She is a graduate of Antioch High School, and received her dental hygiene degree at Diablo Valley college in Pleasant Hill, CA. Pat truly cares about our patients and enjoys the youthfulness of her coworkers and the friendships that she has developed with our patients over more than 37 years of serving them. Pat has two children, three grandchildren, two dogs, five cats and one pot-bellied pig. She enjoys reading, traveling, gardening, sports (including golf, baseball, softball and basketball) and going to Grand Canyons.
Kelly K. – RDH
Kelly is a dedicated dental professional who has achieved notable milestones in her career. She completed the Dental Assisting Program at Santa Clara County ROP in 2018 and went on to graduate from the prestigious Dental Hygiene Program at Cabrillo College. Alongside her dental studies, Kelly pursued her academic interests by studying liberal studies with a focus on Biology at San Francisco State University.With a passion for providing top-quality care, Kelly joined our practice in 2013 and currently holds the position of lead hygienist. Her unwavering commitment to patient well-being is evident through her delivery of comprehensive oral health education and attentive, gentle care.

Originally hailing from Santa Cruz, Kelly has found her home in Hollister. Outside of her professional endeavors, Kelly finds fulfillment in immersing herself in various activities. As an avid reader, she continuously expands her knowledge and understanding. Exploring new destinations and creating lasting memories with loved ones are also among Kelly’s cherished pastimes.

Kelsey – Administrative Coordinator
Kelsey, our esteemed Administrative Coordinator, brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to the dental field. She embarked on her dental assisting journey in 2009 when she graduated from the renowned dental assisting program at Kaplan College in Clovis, CA. In 2010, she further solidified her expertise by acquiring her Registered Dental Assisting license. Since then, Kelsey has been deeply involved in the dental industry, continuously honing her skills and expanding her professional repertoire.Joining the Sottosanti team in 2014, Kelsey quickly established herself as a vital part of our administrative team. Her meticulous attention to detail and exceptional organizational skills ensure the smooth operation of our dental practice on a daily basis. Moreover, her extensive knowledge and proficiency as a dental assistant enable her to seamlessly assist our clinical team whenever the need arises. Kelsey’s versatility and willingness to go the extra mile make her an invaluable asset to our practice. Kelsey finds solace in the pages of a captivating book, immersing herself in different worlds and expanding her horizons. During her cherished downtime, Kelsey indulges in the simple pleasures of life. She finds solace in the pages of a captivating book, spending time with her husband and outings with friends.

Denisse – RDA
Denisse has been working in the field of dentistry since 2018, bringing her expertise and passion to patient care. Her specialization lies in Pediatric dentistry, where she enjoys working with children and ensuring their comfort and well-being during dental treatments. In 2021, Denisse joined the esteemed Sottosanti dental team, where she quickly became an integral part of the practice, supporting Dr. Sottosanti and contributing to the overall exceptional patient experience.With a thirst for knowledge and a commitment to ongoing professional development, Denisse consistently seeks opportunities to enhance her skills and broaden her dental expertise. She believes in the importance of staying up to date with the latest advancements in dentistry to provide the best quality care to her patients. Denisse’s dedication to continuous learning is evident in her approach to her work, as she aims to learn something new every day and refine her techniques to deliver optimal dental care. Outside of her professional life, Denisse finds joy in spending quality time with her husband and baby boy.

Julie – RDH
Julie embarked on her dental career upon graduation from Cabrillo College in 1990. With a strong commitment to professional growth, Julie served as the President of the Dental Hygiene Association from 1992 to 1997. She has consistently pursued Continuing Education in dental hygiene, nutrition, and natural health to stay abreast of the latest advancements in the field.Beyond her passion for dental care, Julie finds immense joy in her familial connections and treasures the role of being a grandmother. Alongside her dedication to oral health, she maintains an active lifestyle participating in outdoor sports. Moreover, Julie finds solace and relaxation in spending time at her lake house. Her love for exploration is evident through her enthusiasm for travel and indulgence in reading.

Diane has been an integral part of our dental practice since 2004, bringing more than 20 years of experience as a Registered Dental Hygienist (RDH). Primarily focusing her career in Carmel and Monterey, California, Diane has become well-versed in providing exceptional oral healthcare to our patients.

Her educational background includes studying Biology at the University of California, Santa Barbara, followed by her graduation from the University of California, San Francisco in 1997, where she earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Dental Hygiene. Additionally, Diane holds a certification as an Orofacial Myofunctional Therapist, reflecting her dedication to a holistic, whole-body approach to healthcare. She firmly believes that the mouth’s well-being is directly intertwined with the overall health of the body.

When not passionately caring for her patients, Diane treasures quality time spent with her loving husband and four children. She takes pleasure in rejuvenating runs and leisurely walks along the beach. With her unwavering commitment to putting others’ needs first, Diane consistently carries the spirit of service with her, always engaging in activities that benefit those around her.