The Dental Group of Latta, Wells & Associates has been providing quality dental care on the central coast of California since 1970. Through the years, we have continued to refine and develop our practice alongside the dynamic profession of advanced dentistry.

As we continue to grow, our commitment to kindness and compassion in the care we provide our patients will always remain a hallmark.

We have a great team at The Dental Group of Latta, Wells & Associates that is large and diverse. Some of our team members have been with us for over 15 years! We make the most of this variety in experience and skill set, and in doing so, we have cultivated a fun, family atmosphere. Our team members love working together and caring for our patients. If you need Spanish services, we have a dental assistant and a dental hygienist who are fluent in Spanish and English.

Regardless of your dental needs, our skilled dentists in San Luis Obispo, California, will make sure that you get the care you deserve. Just give us a call at 805-544-1877 to schedule your dental appointment; we look forward to meeting with you!


Alan Latta, DDS

Dr. Alan LattaDr. Alan Latta graduated from Loma Linda University in 1996 and has been providing dentistry to the area ever since. Prior to his dental studies, Dr. Latta received his Bachelor of Science degree in biology from Pacific Union College. Dr. Alan Latta takes education classes locally through the Central Coast Dental Society and nationally with the American Dental Association on a yearly basis.

Dr. Latta is a member of the ADA. Additionally, he received the NASDAD award from Loma Linda University for demonstrating scholastic achievement and outstanding humanitarian concern. Dr. Latta frequently travels and does volunteer dentistry with Global Dental Relief and Amistad.

Dr. Latta has enjoyed doing volunteer dentistry locally and around the world since he was in dental school. He has been to Mexico many times and has also worked in Asia, the Caribbean, Central America and Africa. Over the years, he has worked with local organizations to provide dental care to the underserved in the San Luis Obispo Community.

Dr. Latta has two daughters. He loves to take them camping whenever he can. An avid biker, he likes to ride his bike to work and around the county. In his free time, Dr. Latta enjoys surfing, backpacking and trail running.

Dr. Latta takes a great deal of satisfaction from the relationships he has built with his patients. He strives to make his office a place of warmth. He cares for his patients and team and enjoys improving the lives of others.



Robert Wells, DDS

Dr. Robert WellsDr. Robert Wells graduated from Loma Linda University School of Dentistry in 2001. Immediately after finishing school at Loma Linda University, he started working at this office. He shows his commitment to furthering his education in dentistry by attending 25 to 35 hours of additional education each year. He goes to local education programs through Central Coast Dental Society as well as conventions with the CDA and ADA.

Dr. Wells is a member of the ADA, CDA and CCDS. In dental school, he received the “Wilfred A. Nation Award,” which was chosen by vote from his classmates.

Dr. Robert Wells is happily married to his high school sweetheart, Aileen. Together, they have two awesome kids, Natalie and Owen. They enjoy water skiing and snow skiing. His family likes to spend time together, playing games and enjoying the outdoors. Faith, church and community are important to his family. Dr. Wells likes to follow his kids’ passions of volleyball, baseball, reading and music. He enjoys spending time with his wife, Aileen. In his free time, Dr. Wells loves golfing and watching the Dodgers.

Dr. Robert Wells enjoys doing his best to make his patients feel comfortable. He always acts with honesty, integrity and kindness. Dr. Wells likes to provide lasting, quality dentistry. He loves that his team treats patients as they would want their families to be treated.



Byron Poblacion, DDS

Dr. Byron PoblacionDr. Byron Poblacion completed his education at Loma Linda University School of Dentistry in 2006. He completed his bachelor’s degree at Pacific Union College. Dr. Poblacion regularly takes online courses to improve his skills in dentistry attending professional meetings and participating in study clubs. He has been practicing in the area since 2015.

Dr. Poblacion is a member of the ADA, CDA, Central Coast Dental Society and the CCOMS Study Club.

Dr. Byron Poblacion has been married to Tracy Poblacion since 2006. They have three children.

In his free time, Dr. Poblacion enjoys playing acoustic guitar, singing, cycling, running and other outdoor activities when he has the opportunity. He says that hanging out with his family is the most rewarding and meaningful part of his day.

Dr. Byron Poblacion wants to provide the highest quality dentistry. He provides a personal touch to what he does. He enjoys partnering with patients in the care of their oral health. Dr. Poblacion is enthusiastic about what he does. He can’t imagine being part of any other profession.