Dr. Samuel Russom was born and raised in San Diego, CA and completed his undergraduate degree at San Diego State University (Go Aztecs!). He then went to San Francisco to complete dental school at UCSF where he was involved in student government and several organizations to increase diversity in the field of dentistry . Always having a desire to work with children and those with special needs, Dr. Russom completed his specialty Pediatric Dental Residency training at USC in Los Angeles. As a resident he became a staff member at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles where he primarily saw children with special needs and complex medical histories. Wanting to be closer to family, he moved back to San Diego to build his career and service the community he grew up in. When not at the office, Dr. Sam enjoys finding new hiking trails and reading science fiction novels.