Dr. Brian T. Quesnell graduated with honors from the University of California at Davis with B.S. degrees in biological science and psychology. Next, he attended UCLA School of Dentistry, where he received his DDS degree and was the class valedictorian. He continued his education with an advanced general dentistry residency at UCLA. Then, Dr. Quesnell completed a two-year endodontic residency at the University of Illinois at Chicago, School of Dentistry.

Dr. Quesnell actively participates in post graduate courses throughout the United States in order to remain on the cutting edge of science and technology. He is a member of the American Association of Endodontists, American Dental Association, California Association of Endodontics, California Dental Association, San Diego County Dental Society and the San Diego Endodontic Study Club. He has presented research projects nationally and has published articles in the Journal of Endodontics.

Dr. Quesnell was selected by his peers to receive the San Diego Magazine 2009 Top Dentists Award. Top Dentists is based on an exhaustive peer-review survey in which hundreds of dentists and specialists throughout the San Diego area cast thousands of “votes” on the abilities of other dentists and specialists.

When Dr. Quesnell isn’t spending time with his wife and daughter, he enjoys participating in and watching all types of sports, landscaping his yard and relaxing with his family.



ENDODONTICS Cosmetic Dentistry Center of San Diego
2004 to Present

Partner at Hillcrest Endodontics (Private Practice in San Diego, CA) 2002 to 2004

University of Illinois at Chicago School of Dentistry

Post Graduate Training in Endodontics (Certificate) 2001 to 2002

UCLA School of Dentistry  Post Graduate Training in AEGD (Certificate) 1997 to 2001

UCLA School of Dentistry  D.D.S. Degree (Cum Laude) 1993 to 1997

‘University of California at Davis  B.S. in Biological Sciences / Physiology (with Honors)’


Edgar D. Coolidge Endodontic Study Club 1999 to 2001

Endodontics Study Club, UCLA School of Dentistry Fall 2000

Oral Surgery Rotation, Veterans Administration, Wadsworth, Los Angeles, CA 1999 to 2000

Oral Pathology Study Club, UCLA School of Dentistry’



Clinical Instructor in Endodontics at the University of Illinois at Chicago School of Dentistry 1999 to 2001

Preclinical Instructor in Operative Dentistry and Fixed Prosthodontics, UCLA School of Dentistry


2009 San Diego Magazines Top Endodontist Award (Voted by peers)

2008 San Diego Magazines Top Endodontist Award (Voted by peers)’

2007 San Diego Magazines Top Endodontist Award (Voted by peers)

1997 to 2001 Deans List, UCLA School of Dentistry (13 Quarters)

Spring 2001  Elected into Omicron Kappa Upsilon (OKU) Spring 2001

Southern California Academy of Endodontics Award Spring 2001

American Academy of Periodontology Award Spring 2001

‘American Academy of Oral & Maxillofacial Pathology Dental Student Award Spring 2001

UCLA Section of Diagnostic Sciences & Orofacial Pain Award Spring 2001

UCLA Division of Public Health and Community Dentistry Award Spring 2000

Dr. William S. Kramer Award of Excellence, Omicron Kappa Upsilon National Dental Honor Society

1997 to 2001 UC Regents Scholarship, UCLA School of Dentistry Summer

1999 California Dental Association (CDA) Outstanding Performance Scholarship Summer

1998 Dental Foundation of California Scholarship 1995 to 1997

National Honors Society, UC Davis 1993 to 1997 Deans List, UC Davis (10 Quarters)


2003 to 2004 Quesnell, et al.:  The Effect of Human Immunodeficiency Virus on Endodontic Treatment Outcome. (Published in the Journal of Endodontics, September 2005).

2003 to Present Quesnell, et al.:  Effectiveness of Mandibular Infiltration in Adults Using the Local Anesthetic Septocaine (Articaine Hydrochloride) Presented at the Chicago Dental Society Mid-Winter Meeting in 2004