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Dentist in Rancho Peñasquitos, San Diego, CA

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Connie Pierce, DDS

Cosmetic Dentist in Rancho Peñasquitos, San Diego, CA

Pierce Family Dentistry

A little  bit about Dr. Connie Pierce…
Connie Pierce
Dr. Connie Pierce began her dental career at age 16 when she was trained as a dental assistant by her family dentist!  She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Dental Hygiene and earned her Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) degree from University of Missouri, Kansas City, where she graduated in the top of her class.  Dr. Pierce is committed to staying ahead with the best advances in smile design and was one of the first dentists to work with an in -office Master ceramist to create same day smile makeovers. Dr. Pierce also provides traditional dental treatments incorporating the latest high tech equipment and procedures. She truly has a passion for dentistry and spends hundreds of hours each year attending study clubs, dental lectures and reading journals to better serve her patients.

Dr. Pierce also loves dentistry because of her love of family. She considers each patient to be a member of her dental family and her office to be their dental home. She takes the time to get to know her patients personally. She believes her role is to share with the patient the condition of their oral health, to educate them about what is possible in dentistry and to listen to what their goals are. Then, together they create a plan for how to achieve and maintain optimal dental health and an inspirational, confident smile!

Dr. Pierce enjoys working with her fantastic staff as well. One of her greatest joys is creating an environment for her staff to work and share their love for dentistry with our community.

Are you a native San Diegan?
No, I  grew up in St. Louis, Missouri with a childhood filled with camping and fishing.  I moved to San Diego, California with my husband where we both served on active duty with the United States Navy Dental Corps. I was stationed at Naval Training Center and on board the USS Dixon. My Navy tour provided me an opportunity to work with Board Certified Specialists in the areas of Endodontics, Oral Surgery, Periodontics and  Restorative dentistry. I have now been in San Diego for almost 30 years and still wake up to proclaim “what a beautiful day!”

What do you like most about working at Pierce Family Dentistry?
Providing patients with the care they deserve and the experience they trust.  Inviting them into a dental environment where they can relax, rejuvenate and smile!

So, Pierce Family Dental is about great dentistry and great families, tell us about your family…
My late husband and best friend John, was a Navy Prosthodontist. We were married for 28 years. We have a family of seven children, five sons and daughters-in-law and 15 grandchildren. I love working with my son Brandon and daughter-in-law Jen, and am excited to share my love of dentistry with them!

2017 brought great blessings as Mark Larsen from Seattle and I began a new marriage after both losing our first loves to cancer. We have his three children, their spouses and six more grandchildren! Our hearts are full and grateful for each member of our large wonderful family.

What makes you smile?
I enjoy the beach, biking and quilting. I love to plan and celebrate holidays and family reunions. I will always love a San Diego Sunset!


Brandon Pierce, DDS

Cosmetic Dentist in Rancho Peñasquitos, San Diego, CA

Pierce Family Dentistry

A little bit about Dr. Brandon Pierce…
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Dr. Brandon Pierce has been around dentistry all of his life. Both his Mom and Dad are dentists! After earning his Bachelor of Science degree in Nutritional Science from Brigham Young University was thrilled to have the opportunity to  attend the University of California Los Angeles School of Dentistry to earn his Doctorate in Dental Surgery . He was awarded the Academy of Operative Dentistry Award for Excellence in Operative Dentistry upon graduation. Dr. Pierce has inherited his parents’ passion for dentistry and has been trained in the latest technologies including CAD/CAM dentistry enabling him to deliver same day dentistry to his patients. Dr. Pierce recognizes the importance of oral health and its integral part of your overall health and is dedicated to making your experience at Pierce Family Dental comfortable, informative and enjoyable.

Are you a native San Diegan?
Yes!! I grew up in Penasquitos and attended Park Village Elementary, Mesa Verde Middle School and Mount Carmel High School. I grew up playing soccer, water polo, and swimming. I am an avid bodyboarder and love the ocean. I am excited to be back in San Diego after being away for so long during my education.

What do you like most about working at Pierce Family Dentistry?
I love the atmosphere that allows patients to receive outstanding care in a relaxed environment that gives the patient the most advanced dentistry available.

So, Pierce Family Dental is about great dentistry and great families, tell us about your family…
My wife, Jennifer, is also a dentist. Jennifer is also from Rancho Penasquitos and we are excited to return and serve the area that we enjoyed growing up in and where we have such a sense of community. My wife and I both come from large families and love spending time with our siblings and nieces and nephews. My daughter was born in January 2016 and I love watching her grow and learn!

What makes you smile?
I enjoy bodyboarding in the early mornings, am a huge fan of the San Diego Padres and haven’t fully recovered from losing the World Series in 1998 (I didn’t go to school for two days after, mourning the loss). I am active in my church community and enjoy working with youth, especially on high adventure trips. I also enjoy long backpacking trips with my wife and consistently finishing in 5th place in my fantasy baseball league. 


Jennifer Pierce, DDS

Cosmetic Dentist in Rancho Peñasquitos, San Diego, CA

Pierce Family Dentistry

A little bit about Dr. Jennifer Pierce...
Jennifer Pierce
Dr. Jennifer Pierce is the third dentist in her immediate family, following in the footsteps of her two older brothers. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science from Brigham Young University and graduated Magna Cum Laude. Dr. Pierce attended the University of California at Los Angeles and earned her Doctorate in Dental Surgery. Dr. Pierce has additional training in Cosmetic and Advanced Restorative Dentistry as a Senior Select student at the UCLA Venice Dental Center. Dr. Jennifer Pierce loves the opportunity to change people’s smiles for the better, while improving their overall health.

Are you a native San Diegan?
I grew up in Rancho Penasquitos and attended Park Village Elementary School, Mesa Verde Middle School and Westview High School. I ran Cross Country and sang in Westview’s Bella Voce choir. I enjoy hiking and exploring the outdoors here in Southern California. I love this area and am excited to be close to family and friends.

What do you like most about working at Pierce Family Dentistry?
I love working in a state-of-the-art dental office that allows me to practice dentistry in a way that provides my patients with a comfortable and friendly experience, while delivering beautiful dentistry.

So, Pierce Family Dental is about great dentistry and great families, tell us about your family…
I get to work with my husband, who is also a dentist, at Pierce Family Dentistry. At the end of dental school, I had a baby girl named Lillian. She loves to smile and loves to visit the dental office. I not only get to work with my husband and mother-in-law, but my mom is also a dental hygienist here at Pierce Family Dentistry. 

What makes you smile?
I enjoy cooking and baking. My apple-raspberry-rhubarb pie won second place in a regional competition in Los Angeles. I love to read and binge-watch an inordinate amount of Netflix. A perfect vacation for me would be a week-long backpacking trip in the Pacific Northwest.


Heidi-RDA

Heidi - RDA

A little bit about Heidi…
I have dedicated twenty-five years as a dental assistant. I love that dentistry gives me the opportunity to provide exceptional care to patients. My goal is to change the patient’s perception of mainstream dentistry and create a relaxing environment during procedures. I want patients to feel that they have found their dental home.

Are you a native San Diegan?
I am, proudly, a third generation San Diegan! I have deep roots here. My grandfather and father were both stationed in San Diego with the Navy. San Diego is "home" to me. I love this city!

What do you like most about working at Pierce Family Dentistry?
I have been chairside to Dr. Pierce since 1998. I love that she is always studying and attending continuing education courses throughout the year. Our patients feel they are getting the best care, and the staff are providing an exceptional working environment!

What makes you smile?
I love cruising the beach on my bike, hiking locally, and enjoy quality time with my family and friends. Especially my two beautiful daughters!

 


Pam - RDH

Pam- RDH

A little bit about Pam…
I love to cook and bake! Nothing says home to my kids like chocolate chip cookies! I love being a dental hygienist because I can help patients create habits to improve their oral health and quality of life. I love getting to know my patients and developing lifelong friendships! 

Are you a native San Diegan?
I am originally from Redding, CA. My husband and I decided to start our family here in San Diego and my five kids, their spouses and seven grandchildren all love to come visit!

What do you like most about Pierce Family Dental?
I love working with my daughter and son-in-law!

What makes you smile?
I love playing with my grandchildren. Whether it's going on walks, playing in the sandbox or making playdough, it's so fun to see their smiles!


Michelle - RDH

Michelle - RDH

A little bit about Michelle…
I was born and raised in the Midwest.  I went to college in the Chicago area and graduated with a degree in science and dental hygiene.  I have over 20  years experience and have been laser certified since 2004.  What I love most about my career is serving my patients.

Are you a native San Diegan?
No, I grew up in Illinois.  However, I have never been happier living here.  I love the California sunshine!

What do you like most about working at Pierce Family Dentistry?
I know how much we care for our patients and I believe the dentistry here is excellent!  I also enjoy working with the wonderful staff.  I strive to do my best to meet the needs of each patient and make their experience great!

What makes you smile?
I am blessed to spend time with great family and friends.  Volunteering in my church and giving back makes me happy.


Sherry- Front Office

Sherry - Patient Care Coordinator

A little about Sherry...
I have been working in the dental field for more than 20 years, with a focus on helping patients get the best customer experience possible.   I love to see the new smile we create !  My goal is to do everything possible to make sure we’re always giving our patients the best.  

Are you a native San Diegan?  
In my heart!  I grew up in the Seattle area, and over the years my husband and I would visit San Diego and fall more in love each time with each trip.  We moved here more than 10 years ago, and have never looked back!

What do you like most about Pierce Family Dental?
I think one theme that resonates through our office is “family”.  Dr. Pierce’s office is built around a family, and our staff works hard to make everyone feel welcome and comfortable in an atmosphere where the patient is treated like a family member.

What makes you smile?
My son!  He is the light of my life and makes me smile each day.  I also love spending time outside with my husband and son enjoying many of the great things to do here in America’s finest city!


Zayra

Zayra - RDA

A little about Zayra...
I graduated from Mission Bay High School, shortly after I attended UEI college to become a dental assistant, and I've never regretted that choice, I love my job!!!! My family is my everything, I am blessed with a big family and I love it. l enjoy baking, having family gatherings.

Are you a native San Diegan?
I've lived In San Diego my entire life, I currently reside in the city of Escondido where I just purchased my very own first home.

What do you like most about Pierce Family Dental?
I joined the Pierce Family Practice 6 months ago, and let me say I am very happy with my choice. Every single one of my coworkers/boss are very unique, and great persons in their own way. Very welcoming, and do a great job at making patients feel at home when they visit the practice. Also love the fact that we are able to provide state-of-the-art work for all our patients!

What makes you smile?
My boyfriend, family, work and friends. LIFE! And San Diego - can't beat San Diego city!


Shermetria

Shermetria - Financial Coordinator

A little about Shermetria...
I have been in the dental field since 2006. I started off as a dental assistant and within 3 years was given the opportunity of working front office, which I feel best suits me.

Are you a native San Diegan?
I was born in Santa Clara California. My mother was born and raised here in SD, so at the age of 3 my parents decided to move back to be closer to family.

What do you like most about Pierce Family Dental?
I recently joined the Pierce Family September of 2016 and can honestly say that it has been one of the best decisions I’ve made. It’s the first time I’ve met a Team/Family that actually get along! This a truly a drama free environment.

What makes you smile?
I am a True foodie! Everything about food excites me. I will travel to another city just to try out a new restaurant. I love to workout minus the cardio and I also enjoy watching/ playing various sports. Spending time with my family and boyfriend  top the charts for me. I have no children yet but my Yorkie Kiki fills that void for now.

 


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