As a Bakersfield native, Dr. Richard Casteen has been practicing in the area since 1989. His father, William F. Casteen, M.D., and sister, Carol Casteen, M.D., have both been ophthalmologists here for many years. After graduating from University of Missouri-Kansas City in 1987, Dr. Casteen became a diplomate for the American Board of Oral Implantology as well as a fellow for the American Academy of Implant Dentistry and the Misch Implant Institute. He is also a current member of the ADA® and the CDA.
In his work, Dr. Casteen places great care and consideration when helping rebuild the mouths of his patients. He strives to help each of his patients improve not only the beauty, but the function and overall comfort of their smiles as well. Outside of the office, he enjoys flying airplanes near his home in the Santa Ynez Valley. He also has a passion for sail boating and the arts. He developed a theater company in Los Angeles called Tom Cats which produced original plays as well as the classics. Dr. Casteen also has a love for animals, and he feeds more stray cats and dogs in Bakersfield than you can imagine.
In 1983, Dr. Robert Willis graduated from the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Dentistry. Over the years, he has achieved a vast amount of training in implant dentistry and a specialty certificate in prosthodontics and maxillofacial prosthetics. Dr. Willis is a well-established member of the American Dental Association®, the International Academy of Osseointegration and the American College of Prosthodontists.
Dr. Willis has experienced over 30 years serving patients with quality dentistry. His greatest goal as a dentist is to use his many years of experience and specialty training to help his patients. He aims to improve the quality of life for his patients while still helping them enjoy their dental treatment along the way.
Outside the office, Dr. Willis is an avid supporter of animal rescue. He also has a passion for vintage motorcycles, sports cars, cooking, cycling and ‘70s rock and roll. Dr. Willis is a father of two children. His son is currently an Army Ranger training for the Special Forces and his daughter is a third-year veterinary medical student.
Dr. Robert Sharobiem graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles in 2009 with his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree after earning his Bachelor of Science degree in biological sciences from the University of California, Irvine. As a Board-Certified oral and maxillofacial surgeon, Dr. Sharobiem makes a point to continue his education every year and has received advanced training in oral surgery at the Mount Sinai Hospital in New York, New York.
Dr. Sharobiem is a member of the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (AAOMS) and a diplomate of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (ABOMS). He was also awarded the 2013 AAOMS Humanitarian Award and the Vitals Patients Choice Award.
With over 10 years of experience providing quality care to his patients, Dr. Sharobiem considers his primary goal in oral surgery to provide personal care to each and every patient while alleviating any pre-operative anxiety and minimizing post-operative discomfort. It’s very important to Dr. Sharobiem that each patient has a positive experience.
Dr. Sharobiem has an amazing niece and nephew whom he loves spending time with. When he’s not at the office, he enjoys reading, doing crossword puzzles, traveling, hiking, basketball, bowling, trying new foods, and volunteering at church as well as overseas medical missions.
Dr. Patel is a graduate of the University of Texas, where he obtained his MD. He completed his surgical internship and anesthesiology residency at St. Luke’s Roosevelt Hospital and Columbia University in New York. He is Board Certified both in anesthesiology and pain management.
For more than 20 years, Dr. Patel has been working in all facets of anesthesiology. During surgery, Dr. Patel ensures the course of anesthetic is safe and smooth and the recovery is without any event or incidents; his thoroughness is impeccable. With every anesthetic he administers anti-nausea medication, pain medication and medication to decrease the swelling from dental surgery.