San Diego Endodontist - Barbara J Kabes, DDS, MS - 92120

Retirement Statement


I started my practice of Endodontics in San Diego County on July 14, 1986.  After months of numerous doctor and physical therapy appointments, it has come to my attention that I have developed Osteoarthritis of my right thumb.  I have come to the realization I can no longer practice dentistry.  It saddens me to announce my retirement. 


As I reflect on my career, one of the biggest surprises of my practice is the family of patients who called me their own.  I somehow never expected to develop such loyalty from my patients.  I have seen husband, wife, children, mother in law, grandparents etc.  I somehow felt, by being a specialist, I would miss the family relationship a general dentist gets to develop with their patients. 


There is no bigger pleasure than to have the ability to make a person better, to improve their quality of life.  I loved what I did, and loved working with all of you.  Thank you for allowing me to be a part of your practice.  It has been a true pleasure to work with you and being a part of this wonderful dental community. 



“Your professionalism is outstanding...  above all you cared enough to call me twice to find out how I was doing!  And I was GREAT thanks to you!”  - Frank B

“A million thanks for your care, far beyond what is expected these days!  I’m almost looking forward to my next root canal.”  - Cindy A 

“I want to thank all of you for making a ‘stressful’ experience very relaxing! Dr. Kabes, you’re an asset to your profession.”  - Joni L 

“We (my tooth and I) are so grateful!”  - Alison W   

“Thanks for making my first “Root Canal” as least traumatic as possible.  I have had no pain since the procedure- you did a great job!  Thank you for being informative and so gentle!”  -Melinda G 

“Thank you for making an unpleasant situation not unpleasant” - Denise P 


Barbara J Kabes, DDS, MS
5173 Waring Road
San Diego, CA 92120
Phone: (619) 358-9607
Fax: (619)795-8938