Kathelene Williams-Turk DDS,

Comprehensive Dentistry - Harmonizing Function, Esthetics and Lifestyle

377 1st Street Solvang, California 93463
Phone: (805) 688-9821

What Patients Say About Dr. Kathelene

  • ~ Jill Brady Santa Ynez Valley, CA

    "Upon moving to the Santa Ynez Valley and visiting Dr. Willaims-Turk for routine dental care, it became obvious that 20 year old dental work had fractured teeth over time, among other problems. Dr. Kathelene devised a comprehensive plan to restore my mouth to a healthy condition. Over the course of the next year and a half, this ambitious plan was carried out involving numerous implants and the procedures necessary to prepare for them. Upon completion, I have more beautiful teeth than nature intended and a healthy mouth. Dr. W-T consults and coordinates work with the finest associates needed to provide root canals, microsurgery and crowns. I was always confident that I was receiving the best care possible. I highly recommend Dr. Kathelene."

  • ~ Carol Johnson Solvang, CA

    "In the four years during which I have been in the care of Dr. Williams-Turk my teeth and gums have undergone an amazing transformation - all for the good. I have had numerous procedures all of which were directed at improving my oral health and personal appearance. I am grateful to the Doctor for the expertise and skill that is necessary to accomplish this task. Normally one doesn't think of being in the dentist's chair as a pleasant experience, but Dr. Williams-Turk and her competent staff make each visit as comfortable and pain free as possible. I know that I am receiving the best possible dental care amid attractive and friendly surroundings. It was my good fortune to choose this office."

  • ~ Ha Ngo, Carpenteria, CA

    "About six years ago I asked my friend who was a dental technician who I should go to for dental treatment. I told him that I was missing teeth and needed some implants. He told me to go to Kathelene Williams-Turk in the Santa Ynez Valley and that she was excellent at planning cases like mine. Since I lived in Carpenteria, I thought it was too far to drive and instead had some implants placed in the back areas and had general treatment done. I was not happy with the result. I had shopped around for a good price, but realized too late that I had made a mistake. I waited for a year or two and asked my dental technician friend again who I should go to. Again, he said to go to Dr. Kathelene Williams-Turk. This time I made an appointment with her. I am so happy I did. It was worth every mile. Kathelene was very flexible and worked with me to minimize my visits, but most important was the quality of care that I received. I had a complicated case which I complicated more by having prior poorly done treatment. I wanted to keep as many teeth that I could, I wanted to chew any kind of food and I wanted a great smile. Wow, I got it all!!!
    My treatment was painless, very professional and personalized. I am now able to eat whatever food I want, hard French bread and crunchy vegetables are a pleasure to eat. Dr. Williams-Turk planned the treatment, sent me to the best specialist for implants and performed all of the dental work. I should have listened to my friend in the beginning. My husband now goes to her and agrees with me that she is the best!"

  • ~ Jolyn Strauss Solvang, CA

    "I am sitting at my table looking out the door at the beautiful sunshine and counting the many blessings the Lord has given me.
    Among those blessings is the privilege of knowing you and all the kindness you have shown me. During the time you were working on my teeth, you were considerate of me, you were gentle and I had very little pain. You wanted to be sure everything was the best it could be and you were not satisfied until everything was perfect, the teeth fit properly and I looked the best I could be. You took time to explain the procedures and what the options of treatment were available to me. Your relationships with other dentists and lab personnel were done in a very professional manner.
    All my friends tell me my teeth and face look better than before I had the implants.
    Many thanks for your help and advice. I look forward to a continuing relationship in the years to come. Best wishes for your success.
    Sincerely,
    Jolyn Strauss

  • ~ Dr. Jarmo Tarkki Solvang, CA

    "I feel exceptionally fortunate to have found Dr. Kathelene Williams-Turk. I have lived in different countries, in many states in the U.S. and regularly been to a dentist where ever I lived. It was not until I had a comprehensive exam and evaluation by Dr. Kathelene that I really understood the importance of looking at the whole picture and not just a tooth.

    I love my smile, but the most important benefit of my treatment is the security I feel because some serious issues were identified and treated. I am secure in the knowledge that I have a much better chance of keeping my teeth as I grow older. I am also aware that if the issues were not addressed, it would have been a lot more expensive for me down the road.

    The office is peaceful and comfortable, the treatment was gentle and I am SMILING!

  • ~ Beatriz Soriano Buellton, CA

    "I love my teeth I had no pain and feel wonderful with my smile. I can eat anything! She was so gentle! The blankets, warm pillow and music helped me a lot."

  • ~ Katie Karas Santa Ynez, CA

    "I just wanted to let you know how happy I am with the dental implant that replaced my bridge. The process was completely painless and was so beautifully done you would never know it wasn't my natural teeth. For something that will last me for the next 30 years or more, I believe it was well worth what I paid. Thank you for enlightening me. I would never have considered it an option without your suggestion. I love having a smile that looks like it did when I was 17"

  • ~ Michael A. Dunn M.F.T.-Los Olivos

    "I have a tricky bite and have seen a number of dentists over the years. By far, the most professional I have found is Dr. Kathelene Williams-Turk. What I appreciate is her thoroughness, her explanations of procedures and the cheery atmosphere she and her staff provide. I'm so grateful for her tips on simple things I can do at home to prevent problems down the road. As a psychotherapist, Kathelene and I have discussed dental concerns such as phobias and I can attest that she approaches these issues with great knowledge and sensitivity. Great professional, great team and a great office. "

  • ~ Mary Harris Santa Ynez, CA

    "Dr. Kathelene has provided excellent care and very thoughtful consultation for my dental needs. Her staff and office setting provide a restful and positive experience. Dental needs change over time and she has helped me ease into the next phase graciously and well."

  • ~ Burt Walker, Santa Ynez

    "Dr. Williams-Turk has been my dentist since October 1998. When I first appeared at her office, my mouth was a dental disaster, to the point I filed a lawsuit against my previous dentist. Since that time, my mouth has undergone a complete turnaround with her expert work and guidance. Through the years she has guided me through dental implants and regular dental care that has given me a sense of control that I haven't experienced in many years. There is no way to adequately express my experience other than to say it's good! Very good!"

  • ~ Emma Owen, Lakeport

    "I am new to Dr. Williams-Turk's practice. I have been a patient since 2009 and travel here from Lakeport. I needed some emergency treatment and had a number of dental problems. I liked the way that Dr. Williams-Turk looked at the big picture, prioritized my treatment and planned the treatment in stages according to my wishes and needs. She made it possible for me to get state of the art dental treatment that was flexible with my schedule and always kept me looking good even with temporaries. I really feel she treatment plans form my needs and not for her pocketbook."

  • ~ Inge Plier, Santa Ynez

    "In 1999, I came to Dr. Williams-Turk with a mouthful of problems. She took models, pictures, and x-rays and developed a treatment plan. During these 10+ years I had braces and a full mouth restoration which even included an implant. Had it not been for the expert care and recommendations by Dr. Williams-Turk, I would have lost several teeth due to old leaking crowns that had not previously been detected. She is up to date on the latest technology with equipment to match. When entering her office, one is treated with such a caring attitude and creature comfort, that even the most apprehensive patient will feel relaxed. Thank you, Doctor, for giving me and preserving a beautiful smile!"

What Other Doctors Say About Dr. Kathelene

  • ~ Dennis A. Shanelec, DDS - Periodontal Microsurgery & Esthetic Implants.

    "I am very happy to take this opportunity to say a few words about my colleague and friend, Dr. Kathelene Williams-Turk. I have known Kathelene for over ten years and I have worked with her professionally on hundreds of patients. She is an outstanding dentist who always keeps as her primary goal the best interest of her patients. Kathelene is exceptionally talented in all areas of restorative dentistry including esthetic, implants and family dentistry. I am always impressed with her diagnostic assessments and the time she spends in developing a comprehensive dental treatment plan. She chooses the best dental laboratory, the best dental materials and best dental staff to help her reach her goals. Kathelene is a compassionate and intelligent dentist who pursues a vision of personal and professional excellence."

  • ~ Jack A. Sturm, DMD - Endodontist: Root canal specialist utilizing the microscope and high resolution, low radiation ct scanning.

    "When trying to select a dentist to address your oral health care needs, there are many factors which one must consider. Educational training is paramount, both at the dental school from which the dentist matriculated, and through continuing education courses, which allow a dentist to stay current with the ever evolving and expanding field of dentistry. Passions for perfectionism in ones work, as well as a genuine level of caring for each and every patient, are attributes of the dedicated practitioner. It is my pleasure to work with Dr. Williams-Turk, because she exhibits all of the qualities I feel are necessary to excel as a dentist. Her patients trust her implicitly; with her skills and competence being at the highest level. As an endodontist, I am referred patients from many general dentists; therefore I am exposed to a wide variety of dental skills. I feel fortunate to have Dr. Williams-Turk as a referral of mine, as I know that once my work is completed, an excellent final restoration, which is imperative to the success of any root canal, will always be fabricated in the hands of Dr. Williams-Turk."

  • ~ Eric M. Wallace, DDS - Board Certified Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery.

    "I have had the distinct pleasure of providing oral and maxillofacial surgery care for Dr. Williams Turk's patients for 6 years. I am always impressed by how well informed her patients are about their specific dental and oral surgery needs. This is clearly a reflection of the extra time that Dr. Williams-Turk spends with her patients. Dr. Williams-Turk understands that not everyone is comfortable in the dental chair. Her ability to work with patients on their specific fears and phobias is what truly sets her apart from many of the other referring dentists that work with me.  It is this talent that enables her to practice minimally invasive yet comprehensive dentistry with even the most challenging cases."

  • ~ Dr. Adriana McGregor, microsurgical periodontist and implant surgeon.

    "Dr Williams-Turk is a superb clinician with a complete understanding of her patients' needs and desires, along with an uncanny finesse and attention to detail that has produced some of the most satisfactory outcomes I have witnessed in Dentistry. It is a delight for me to have the opportunity to work with her."

  • ~ Tom Bormes

    "As the CEO of a small hi tech dental specialty company who is privileged to teach at the post graduate level at 24 Dental Schools I have the ability and background to judge dentistry. Dr Kathlelene Williams-Turk provides the highest quality of dental care in the Santa Ynez Valley. She uniquely evaluates the entire patient and their dental needs versus traditional evaluation on an individual tooth. After a complete and thorough examination Dr. Williams-Turk provides a complete treatment plan. Dr.Williams-Turk has the knowledge and skills to complete treatment from the most basic to the most complex and is ready to refer to specialists if it improves the overall dental health of the patient. Dr. Williams-Turk is my dentist by choice and I would recommend her to anyone looking for complete competent dental care."

  • ~ Dr. William Hang, DDS Orthodontic Practice in Westlake

    "I've had the pleasure of working with Dr. Williams-Turk for a number of years and am impressed by her desire to do the right thing for every patient every time. She understands the importance of not decreasing tongue space for any patient and thereby insists on orthodontic treatment which does not involve removal of permanent teeth or any treatment which retracts the front teeth.  She fully understands the implications of such treatment on TMJ health and possible Obstructive Sleep Apnea. I enjoy working with professionals like Dr. Williams-Turk who share my belief that good oral health, including good facial balance, is at the center of systemic health. She gets it."

  • ~ Barbara J. Greene, COM
    Certified Orofacial Myologist
    41 years private practice in Santa Barbara and Thousand Oaks, CA and via the Internet
    www.tonguethrust.com
    bgreene@tonguethrust.com
    805-452-4302

    "I met Kathelene Williams-Turk, DDS many years ago when she sponsored a study club for woman working in dentistry at her home. Then and now, she represents the learner's quest for knowledge, the desire to be the most skillful practitioner possible, the ability to combine everything learned into a comprehensive dental program for her patients as well as stimulating those she comes in contact with. Kathelene has referred her orofacial myofunctional (tongue thrust) patients to me for several years. Because of her passion, patients are willing to commute to Santa Barbara to see me or I also see them via the Internet. I appreciate that she is a forward thinker and reaches for what is "right" for each patient, not what is "traditional" treatment mentality. This can present a challenge to patients who just want to be "fixed". Fortunately, Kathelene has the skills necessary to help them see the "bigger" and, often times, more "holistic" picture for their ultimate well-being. I wish I could spend more time in her presence because it is always exciting and fun."