Periodontist - Encinitas, CA

About Our Practice

About Dr. Kania
Ann Mineo Kania, DDS, DMSc

Dr. Kania graduated with honors from UC Santa Barbara with a Bachelor of Science in Biopsychology. She received her dental degree from the University of California, San Francisco. While at UCSF she was selected as a Regents Scholarship Fellow. She was one of only two recipients of this prestigious award. Dr. Kania completed her Residency in Periodontology at Harvard School of Dental Medicine. While at Harvard she also earned her Doctorate of Medical Science to elucidate the microbiology of connective tissue. During this training she was awarded the National Research Service award. 

She has been a practicing specialist in the field of Periodontics and dental implants in San Diego's North County since 1997. She has earned a reputation for providing the highest quality periodontal and dental implant care possible. 

Dr. Kania continues to evaluate treatment options that improve patient acceptance, comfort and clinical results. Dr. Kania is one of an elite group of Board Certified Periodontists in Southern California certified by the Institute for Advanced Laser Dentistry. 

In 2004 she earned the highest distinction given to Periodontists, that of being named Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology. As a board certified Periodontist, she has achieved the highest recognition of achievement awarded to dental specialists in the field of Periodontology, dental implants and oral plastic surgery.


Professional Memberships & Societies

American Academy of Periodontology
Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology
American Academy of Osseointegration
International Team for Implantology
Fellow, Institute for Advanced Laser Dentistry
California Society of Periodontists
American Dental Association
California Dental Association
San Diego County Dental Association

Dr. Kania Specializes in:

Diagnosis and treatment of periodontal diseases (gum disease)
Gingival augmentation and oral plastic surgery (gum grafts)
Site preparation for restorative treatment; crown lengthening
Site preparation for and placement of dental implants; bone grafting and sinus grafting
Our Team

Kelly - Registered Dental HygienistKelly - Registered Dental Hygienist

I've been an RDA since 2002, with a passion for hygiene. I relocated to San Diego County and I'm thrilled to be a part of Dr. Kania's team. I've always enjoyed dentistry, but Periodontics has sparked an incredible, new interest for me. I enjoy working with people and doing everything possible to make them comfortable.

My children are grown, so I've rekindled some old passions; running, site seeing and a new joy... hiking.

Lexie - Registered Dental HygienistLexie - Registered Dental Hygienist

I grew up outside of Mt. Shasta, CA and moved to Encinitas last summer. I attended college in Sacramento and love working in periodontology where patients are motivated to save and keep their teeth! I feel rewarded to see the dramatic changes our patients make when partnered with education and support. I spend my off-time with my teenage daughter and son exploring this new found beach life.

Together we enjoy snowboarding and skiing, swimming, cycling, boating, camping, snorkeling, flying, hiking, and cooking. Surfing and golf are coming soon!


I have been working with Dr. Kania since 2013. I enjoy working with Dr. Kania because she is a welcoming and caring person who always has the best interests in her patient's care. I enjoy working with people and learning all aspects of dentistry, from clinical to administrative. I am so happy to be part of Dr. Kania's team! In my personal time I enjoy spending time with my family, shopping, running and hiking.


I have been in the dental world since 2009. I love to educate and motivate patients to have a healthy mouth. One of the many reasons why I enjoy working for Dr. Kania is because of her level of education in this field. Not only do I learn for her everyday but I get to be part of her helping patients.
We moved to San Diego in 2008 to start a new adventure. On my free time I enjoy spending time with my family doing outdoor activities

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