Seattle Son

October 1, 2016


Many of my dental patients may have been wondering why I was unavailable most of August this year. My last blog detailed our family’s annual vacation. This year we spent three weeks in beautiful Iceland. When we returned, I fulfilled a promise to drive with my son to his first job.

1300 miles and three days later we arrived in Seattle, Washington.  The rest of the family flew up to  help Michael set up his new apartment and do some sightseeing.

The drive was arduous and the time away from my office was costly but what a great opportunity to spend time with my son as he embarks on the next stage of his life.


August 31, 2016


Lobster Festival 2016

July 31, 2016


Celebrating everything lobster in San Pedro.

Summer fun continues!


The Fourth of July

July 10, 2016


Every year I run the Huntington Beach Fourth of July 5K just to convince myself that all my body parts are still working.  Last year I was recovering from two broken toes and could not compete.  This year I was fortunate enough to be joined by my daughter Maddie, my son Michael and his girlfriend Esther.  We all crossed the finish line, some a lot sooner than others!

Happy belated 4th!



The Graduate

June 3, 2016


This picture says it all!

After years of saving, years of sacrificing, years of planning,  Michael has graduated.  Princeton Class of 2016

We Care!

May 1, 2016

CDA Cares is an event put on by the California Dental Association to provide free dental work to some of the estimated 10 million Californians who do not have access to dental care.  This year Lis and Mai  joined me in Ventura County to provide some of these badly needed services. Approximately 2000 people were treated over the course of two days.

35 Years of Dentistry

April 1, 2016


When Liz, the Senior Associate Dean of my dental school, The University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine, paid me a visit last week, I started to think about how long I have been a dentist. The answer is a robust 35 years!

I graduated from dental school in 1981 and joined the Navy Dental Corps as a Lieutenant.    After three years of active duty stationed at the Marine Corps Air Station in El Toro, CA, I entered private practice, finding  a home in downtown Long Beach.

Yesterday I treated an eighty year old woman who has been my patient for over thirty years.  Today I treated a patient whose mom was my first patient at my Long Beach location!

Thirty-five years!


Dentists on the Slopes

March 2, 2016

Ski Trip1

Telluride, Colorado was this year’s site for the Cabrillo Dental Society’s annual ski and learn event.  My good friend Dr. Bill Fischer is a member and has graciously invited me and   four fellow University Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine alumni to join him on this annual trip.

Pictured above are Dr. Gary Lang, Dr. Bill Butt, your author, Dr. David J. Hauss and Dr. Bill Fischer.  A late scratch was  Dr. Mike Forman.  This year will be our 35th year anniversary from dental school.  These hands have helped shape a lot of smiles!

We ate elk, absorbed some dental knowledge, told stories, skied a beautiful mountain, and all returned home uninjured.

Ski Trip3Ski Trip2

Our Digital Dental Office

February 2, 2016


This is not a picture of our dental office, it is the outside of Clifton’s, the iconic LA restaurant that just reopened after a ten million dollar remodel. It is the oldest surviving cafeteria style eatery in LA and the largest public cafeteria in the world.  In its heyday it served 15,000 meals a day.

If Clifton’s can reinvent itself so can we!   As of January 1st 2016 our office has taken another step towards being paperless.  New patient’s will not have a paper chart.  All paper communication and new information will be scanned or entered directly into a patient’s computer file and shredded.

For our patients’ convenience, most of the written information that is required can be found at the New Patients Forms tab on Dr. Hauss’ web page:  Your information will be entered directly on the computer forms and electronically sent to our office.

Thank you for accompanying us on our paperless journey.  It is a long and ongoing process.  See you at Clifton’s!


Catalina Cruising

January 2, 2016


Happy New Year from beautiful Avalon on Catalina Island!

I would like to thank all of our patients (including those from Avalon) for entrusting all of their dental needs to myself, Dr. David J. Hauss and our super staff of Lori, Stephanie, Lis, Brenda, Mai, and Chau.

Have a great 2016!

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