Dr. Tittle has been practicing endodontics in central Contra Costa County since 1995. He was raised in Martinez, California, where he graduated from Alhambra High School. Dr. Tittle earned a Bachelor of Science in Biopsychology from The University of California, Santa Barbara, where he also competed all four years on the University’s Division I swim team. He went on to earn his dental degree at the University of the Pacific Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry in 1989. While in dental school, Dr. Tittle’s interest in endodontics was evident, as he was named president of the Endodontic Study Club and graduated as a member in the prestigious Omicron Kappa Upsilon dental fraternity, the Phi Beta Kappa of Dentistry.
Dr. Tittle further developed his general dental skills by completing a one-year general practice residency at Long Beach Veterans Hospital.
Dr. Tittle enjoyed practicing general dentistry with his father, Dr. David Tittle, who practiced general dentistry in Pleasant Hill for 41 years. During this time, Dr. Tittle realized that performing root canals was his passion. Dr. Tittle and his family moved to Loma Linda, where he furthered his education in endodontics. He earned his specialty designation and a Master of Science from Loma Linda University in 1995.
Dr. Tittle was actively involved in research while at Loma Linda. His work there included testing a material called Mineral Trioxide Aggregate, which has since become one of the most innovative materials ever to be introduced to dentistry. Dr. Tittle’s master’s thesis involved testing various growth factors to re-engineer a dental pulp in immature teeth. These concepts are now, 20 years later, one of the most exciting topics in endodontics.
Dr. Tittle achieved the highest distinction possible in endodontics in 2002 when he became Board Certified in Endodontics. He is currently a Diplomate of the American Board of Endodontics and a member of the American College of Diplomates. Dr. Tittle has served on the Board of Directors of the Contra Costa Dental Society and is currently a member of the Public and Professional Awareness Committee of the American Association of Endodontists. He was recently honored by being inducted as president of the California State Association of Endodontists. Dr. Tittle has been an invited lecturer to several local dental societies, the California Dental Association, the American Dental Association, the American Association of Endodontists, and the International Association of Dental Traumatology, and is also an associate professor of Endodontics at the University of the Pacific Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry.
Dr. Tittle has been happily married to his former classmate, Dr. Konni Kawata Tittle, for over 25 years. They have raised three fantastic kids. When out of the office, Dr. Tittle can be found swimming with his buddies on the Walnut Creek Masters Swim Team, enjoying our California surf or fishing. Dr. Tittle is a water person and has raised his children to love the water too!