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About Our Doctors

Joshua Divelbiss, D.D.S.

General Dentistry

After attending Centennial High School in Bakersfield, Dr. Divelbiss went on to graduate from Brigham Young University and from the University of Southern California School of Dentistry in 2008. He graduated at the top of his class, earning the Fixed Prosthodontics Award for advanced achievement in veneer, crown and bridge. He is a member of the American Dental Association, California Dental Association and Kern County Dental Society. He and his wife, Alyssa, have two children. Dr. Divelbiss is also bilingual in Spanish and English.

 Kyle A. Mortensen, D.M.D.

General Dentist

Dr. Mortensen is a Bakersfield Native. He graduated from West High School and then pursued his Bachelor’s of Science degree in Biology from Cal State University, Bakersfield and his Doctor of Dental Medicine degree at University of Nevada, Las Vegas School of Dental Medicine. As planned, he returned to Bakersfield to establish his practice among family and friends. He is a member of the American Dental Association, California Dental Association and Kern County Dental Society.

Dr. Mortensen is happily married with three children. His hobbies are playing and watching most sports, especially football, and he enjoys playing the drums. He is also bilingual in English and Spanish.

James E. Slaughter, D.D.S.

General Dentistry

After graduating from the Medical University of South Carolina in 1995, Dr. James Slaughter returned to Bakersfield to serve the dental needs in the community he loves.  Prior to attending dental school, Dr. Slaughter met and married his sweetheart, Lisa, while both were studying at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah.  They have four children.  Dr. Slaughter is a member of the American Dental Association, California Dental Association and Kern County Dental Society.  In order to keep himself current with the ever-changing advances in dentistry, Dr. Slaughter participates in numerous educational courses, including a mini-residency in dental implant treatment and extensive studies in bioesthetic dentistry.  Dr. Slaughter, an Eagle Scout himself, is an active leader in the Boy Scouts.  He enjoys cycling, kayaking, small-boat sailing, camping and time with his family.  Dr. Slaughter is bilingual in English and Spanish.

Randy L. Beemer, D.D.S.

Pediatric Dentistry

Dr. Beemer has specialized in treating children since 1992. A graduate of the USC School of Dentistry in 1983, he completed a pediatric dentistry specialty residency at the Oregon Health Sciences University, School of Dentistry in Portland, Oregon in 1992. He served as President of the Kern County Dental Society in 2004 and maintains memberships in Kern County, California and American Dental Associations, as well as the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry. Dr. Beemer and his wife have three children and enjoy cycling, traveling and quality time with their family.

Stuart S. MacPherson, D.D.S.

Endodontics

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Saman Harouni, D.D.S.

Oral Surgeon

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