Hilary Fritsch DMD

Hilary Fritsch, DMD

Dr. Hilary Fritsch is a family dentist, mother of three and entrepreneur. She is the owner-operator of a busy family dental practice in Carmel-by-the-Sea, California, as well as inventor + founder of The Brushies, a baby toothbrush and accompanying board book available on Amazon and in boutiques around the world. She's been a guest on The Today Show on NBC and has been featured in New York Magazine, Business Insider, Pop Sugar, Fatherly and Romper.  

Her passion for wellness is deeply personal, influenced by her own journey through a crippling auto-immune disease that impacted her ability to see properly and even walk unassisted. That passion for wellness translates to helping her patients and their families optimize their health. Dr. Fritsch is fascinated with how impactful the mouth, proper breathing, tooth alignment and oral microbiomes are on whole body health and she loves educating and empowering her patients to take ownership of their health.

Anne Simonsen, DMD

Anne Simonsen, DMD

Dr. Anne Simonsen was born and raised in Mankato, Minnesota. While growing up in the midwest, she was a competitive figure skater and would spend summers training in Sun Valley, Idaho. She attributes both her midwest upbringing, and her early dedication to the sport of figure skating, to the development of a life-long passion for excellence. After graduating from Loyola high school, she went on to earn her undergraduate degree in Biology with a minor in Psychology from the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, MN. During her time in college, Dr. Simonsen was an active volunteer in the local community, tutoring disadvantaged children in math and science, and performing cell biology research at the University of Minnesota. After college, Dr. Simonsen went on to pursue her dream of becoming a dentist. She graduated from the Arizona School of Dentistry & Oral Health’s inaugural class of 2007, receiving her Doctor of Dental Medicine (D.M.D.) degree along with a certificate in Public Health from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.

After dental school, Dr. Simonsen spent nine years serving as a public health dentist. Dr. Simonsen has worked as a contract dentist for the military, performing dentistry on the men and women who serve our country while married to her husband serving in the US Navy. She has most recently spent over three years serving the underserved in a community health center in the Central Valley of California. Dr. Simonsen keeps up-to-date with the latest dental technology by taking continuing education courses to enhance her knowledge and skills, in order to provide her patients with the most up-to-date, and best possible care. She believes that the mouth is the gateway to the body, and good oral health is imperative for good overall health.

Dr. Simonsen is married to a naval aviator who served a tour as a demonstration pilot for the U.S. Navy Blue Angels 2010-2012 as Opposing Solo and Lead Solo pilot. She and her husband have two children. Outside of dentistry, Dr. Simonsen enjoys spending time with her family at the beach, traveling, cooking, hiking and photography. Dr. Simonsen, along with the entire Carmel Family Dental team, take pride in putting the patient’s oral health first. She and her family are excited to call Carmel home and joining Carmel Family Dental is a wonderful fit.

Matthew Fritsch MD

Matthew Fritsch, MD

Board Certified Cardiac Anesthesiologist

Dr. Matthew Fritsch is a board-certified anesthesiologist that is licensed by the Dental Board of California to provide anesthesia to dental patients. He received his anesthesia training at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, Massachusetts. As a resident in the Harvard Medical School system, he served as a clinical fellow in anesthesia. He also completed a cardiothoracic anesthesia fellowship at Harvard and currently practices cardiac anesthesia locally.

Dr. Fritsch graduated from Temple University school of medicine and completed his internal medicine internship at Pennsylvania Hospital. He graduated from Harvard University as an undergraduate in psychology and pre-medical sciences.

Dr. Fritsch practices anesthesia at the Community Hospital of Monterey Peninsula and outpatient surgery centers in Monterey, Salinas, and Santa Cruz. Dr. Fritsch is also currently the Chair of his anesthesia group. He believes that although operations and procedures may span the spectrum from minor to major, the approach to anesthesia should always be based on the patient's comfort needs. For patients needing anesthesia services for dental procedures, Dr. Fritsch will tailor his anesthetic care to the patient's specific needs.
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