David K. White, DDS
Meet Dr. White
“We are always looking to make changes for the betterment of our patient experience.” — Dr. White
After more than 30 years of dental practice, Dr. David White still enjoys helping people improve the health of their mouth and body, and creating a lifelong relationship toward good health.
Education and experience
Dr. White was born and raised in California, in the Bay area. He attended high school in San Rafael, where he was able to discern early on, around age 14, that he wanted to be a dentist. In 1971, Dr. White started college in Greeley, Colorado, in a pre-dental course program. There he met his future wife Judy, a nursing student, and they were married in 1975. Dr. White graduated from the University of the Pacific in Stockton in 1975. In 1978 he began his dental training at UOP Dental School in San Francisco, now the Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry.
Following dental school graduation in 1981, Dr. White wanted to give back to his profession, and taught at his alma mater in San Francisco on a part-time basis for more than 24 years. In 1982, Dr. White came to Marina Vista Dental as an associate, and in 1985 he bought in as a partner. After several years, the older partners retired, and Dr. White became the sole owner.
In 2002, Dr. Duquette came in as an associate and a partnership was established in 2006. Dr. White has dedicated himself to creating a premier dental office in Vallejo; he has devoted years of education and cooperation to strive toward this goal.
- American Dental Association
- California Dental Association
- Napa Solano Dental Society
- Pierre Fauchard Academy, a dental honor society
- Omicron Kappa Upsilon dental honor society
Outside the office
Dr. White has two children: a son who lives in Oregon, and a daughter who is a veterinarian. His two Labrador retrievers keep him company at home.
Currently, Dr. White enjoys camping, land sailing on dry lakes, hiking, exploration of new places in nature, and road biking. He regularly goes on bike rides, some of which are 100 miles long. He would like to go to France and ride some of the roads that are used in the Tour de France, even the big mountains. His biking has allowed him to maintain a healthy outlook and lifestyle so he can enjoy the great outdoors to the fullest. Dr. White is also a member of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Benicia, where he has learned to sing as a tenor in the choir.
Dr. White also spent almost 20 years competing in Pro Rally, an auto racing series that uses dirt and gravel roads to go as fast as possible over timed sections of closed roads. (Professional drivers on a closed course; do not attempt!) In 1998, and again in 2001, he won national class championships. Following a back injury in 2002, Dr. White retired from competition.