Dr. Altshul was raised in Southern California, and attended UC San Diego as an undergraduate. After graduation from UCSD, he was accepted to dental school at Washington University in St Louis. Upon graduation, Dr. Altshul practiced as a general dentist for 11 years in the San Fernando Valley.
At the age of 38, Dr. Altshul wanted to expand his knowledge in the field of dentistry and in 1994 was accepted to Oregon Health and Science University in Portland, Oregon. In 1996, he completed his endodontic residency and opened private practice here in Vista, Ca.
Dr. Altshul resides in North San Diego County with his wife and two children. He is very active and spends his free time outdoors biking, snow skiing, and surfing with his kids.