Dr. Garland received his Bachelors Degree in Biology from San Diego State University. He then attended the University of Southern California where he earned a Doctorate of Dental Surgery (DDS) in 1988. After practicing general dentistry for seven years, he decided to go back to school to specialize in endodontics (root canals). He was accepted into the post-doctoral residency program at Loma Linda University where he received a Certificate in Endodontics in 1997. Since that time he has operated a private practice in Encinitas.
Dr. Garland resides in Carlsbad with his wife and two sons. He is an avid surfer and enjoys most outdoor sports, traveling and performing in a rock band, “Novocaine”, with four other dentists.