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Dr. Eric George

Dr. Eric GeorgeDr. Eric George is a Southern California native and grew up in Vista which is located in North San Diego County. Dr. George spent most of his youth playing organized sports. He enjoyed playing Soccer and Baseball growing up and throughout High School. Dr. George is a San Diegan at heart and is an avid Chargers and Padres fan. Dr. George earned his DMD degree from Oregon Health and Sciences University in Portland, Oregon and a Bachelors degree from Brigham Young University – Idaho. Dr. George’s wife, Chelsea, grew up in the Santa Ynez Valley and they are happy to be back in the area surrounded by friends and family. Dr. George is grateful and excited to be apart of the Tribal Health Team.

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Dr. Beate Wolfe

Dr. Beate WolfeDr. Wolfe has been a dentist at SYTHC since 2006 and came to the clinic through a series of unique and fortunate events. After completing dental school in Belgium (Antwerpen)and Germany (Hannover,Goettingen), Beate opened her own practice in Cologne where she happily practiced for 11 years.
In 1995, after a whirlwind courtship with a traveling cowboy, Dr Wolfe moved herself along with her 2 children and 3 dogs out to California for a new adventure. She had to “do over” her education at UCLA and UOP and passed her California State boards in 2000. She now calls Solvang her home and shares it with 25 rescue animals- from horses to burros,roosters to dogs, multiple cats and one amazing Berkshire pig.
In speaking about her experience working at SYTHC since 2006, Dr. Wolfe fondly reports, “I feel quite fortunate being able to work in this clinic with our ever-increasing group of professionals who specialize in compassion and high standards of care. When I come to work every morning, I feel welcomed by smiles from coworkers wonderful patients. Life is good!”
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Dr. Michael Savidan

Dr. Michael Savidan grew up in Southern California, where he graduated cum laude from Loyola Marymount University (B.S. degree in Biology) and then with honors from the University of Southern California (USC) School of Dentistry in 2005 (DDS degree).

Following dental school, Dr. Savidan was commissioned as an officer in the U.S. Air Force and served four years of active duty as a Captain/dentist from 2005-2009.  During his first year of military service, Dr. Savidan completed an advanced education training program in all aspects of general dentistry (AEGD-1) while stationed at Nellis AFB, NV.

His final three years of military service were spent as a staff dentist at Vandenberg AFB, CA. Dr. Savidan was responsible for the dental services and oral health needs of the entire active-duty population on base. After an honorable discharge from the military in 2009, Dr. Savidan was named a local director of the Community Health Centers of the Central Coast Dental Dept. in Lompoc, where he worked from 2009-2019.  He is excited and grateful to join our SYTHC team, and hopes to provide outstanding dental services to all of our tribal members and local residents. 

Dr. Savidan and his wife Gretchen live in Solvang and have two children, Cole and Chloe. He stays active by golfing and playing on a men’s baseball team. The USC Trojans and LA Dodgers are his favorite sports teams.  He also loves vacationing and spending time at the beach with his family whenever he has an opportunity!

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