Summit Dental, Kristine S. Yoshida, DDS

596 Bonanza Trail, Big Bear Lake, CA 92315

Dr. Kristine Yoshida is a graduate of the UCLA School of Dentistry. After graduating with honors from UCLA, she completed a one-year general practice residency at the Long Beach Veterans Hospital. As one of only four residents chosen for this competitive program, she received extensive training in all aspects of general dentistry. Summit Dental has received accolades for customer service and an exceptional work environment. Summit Dental was awarded an Ebbie from the Big Bear Chamber of Commerce and has received the Best Dental Office award from Big Bears Best Of for three years in a row. Dr. Yoshida entered the field of dentistry because of her passion and desire for creating healthy smiles that look and feel great. Meeting patients, getting to know them on a personal level, and promoting oral health for whole-body health is what drew her to the dental field. Dr. Yoshida has greatly enjoyed building long term relationships with her patients and their families and with her local community of Big Bear.

Continuing education is very important to Dr. Yoshida. Her passion is beautifying smiles. She has completed hundreds of hours of education in restorative and preventive dentistry. She is most proud of completing a year-long cosmetic dentistry residency with a renown cosmetic dentist, and her advanced Invisalign training with an elite group of general dentists in the U.S. Every year her entire team attends classes, seminars, and training together so they can stay current in the ever-changing field of dentistry. Dr. Yoshida believes in paying it forward. Much of her spare time is devoted to volunteering in her community and abroad. She currently serves on the DOVES Board, and is an active member of Soroptimist International of Big Bear Valley. Dr. Yoshida also assists the Big Bear Rotary Club in organizing yearly dental screenings at all the elementary schools in Big Bear. Dr. Yoshida has volunteered her dental services in Guatemala and regularly in her community. For her efforts, Dr. Yoshida has received a Women of Distinction Award from Senator Mike Morrell, the Soroptimist of the Year Award, and the Rotary Eagle of Excellence Award.

Although Dr. Yoshida is proud of her dental career and practice, her family is the source of her biggest pride. She has been married to her college sweetheart, Jeff Pellegrini for 26 years and has two amazing sons, Cole and Connor (both are engineering students). As a family, they enjoy traveling the globe, scuba diving, cooking together, and laughing together. And we cannot forget her shadow at home, her Golden Retriever, Enzo.

Tri County Dental Society California Dental Association American Dental Association American Academy of Clear Aligners Big Bear Chamber of Commerce Village Business Association Soroptimist International of Big Bear Valley The Dawson Academy

Jackie is the first smiling face you see when entering our office. Prior to entering our office, she had spent 20 years of her life dedicated to being a nurse. Jackie was ready for a change! She wanted to expand her mind while still having the patient connection. Jackie is a believer in a positive environment and appreciates all of our patients but especially loves to get to know them. A quote she lives by, The world is changed by your example not your opinion.

Jackie not only is a go getter in the office but she is also one outside of the office. She has hiked Half Dome 9 times and Mt. Whitney! Sometimes bringing along her high school sweetheart and two beautiful girls. Always searching for the thrill of life.

One of our hygienist from Orange, CA that not only focuses on Periodontal disease and healthy gums but she also teaches at the College Institute for Dental Assisting. Stephanie has many years of experience notably as a Hygienist but also as a Dental Assistant adding up to 10 years and counting of expertise. She will not stop there! Stephanie has goals to become certified to provide at-home dental for our community in the coming years. Stephanie believes in providing quality care to her patients and getting to know them so that they can be apart of the family.

The Dental family is not all that she has. She has a beautiful little girl and a husband. They are big believers in family and will travel to see them at any time they can. If they are not traveling to Baja they are gardening and swimming. She is always proud at what she can grow in the ground but even more so in her community and with herself. To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream; not only plan but also believe. Anatole France

Coming in with 2 Associates degrees; Associate of Dental Hygiene and General Associate of Science she is our slightly newest Hygienist. Her sister was a patient at Summit Dental while she was in school to become a Hygienist. Dr Yoshida was kind enough to offer her a temp job. Tawni fell in love with the environment and the people right away. At the time she lived in Apple Valley and commuted. Once there was a full time position available Tawni snagged it up and it has been history ever since. Adding to Tawnis resume she also was an EMT and has education in Child Development. Tawni is known to bring the Dad jokes that you just cant help but to laugh too. Making the environment very light hearted and fun.

Where you go, no matter what the weather, always bring your own sunshine. Tawni brings the sunshine probably because she keeps her cup full outside of work. Staying active with the kids and family while traveling, boating, exploring, shooting, camping you name it Tawni does it with pizzazz. She also loves taking long walks on the beach with a cup of laughter, ha! A believer in God and what he provides is a staple in her morals, values and beliefs in life.

This Hygienist has a bachelors degree in Science. Prior to becoming a hygienist she was a Medical Assistant just adding that extra flare at Summit Dental! Every once in a while you will hear her speaking Spanish because it is her first language. In turn, provides an added value to our patients and us at Summit Dental. Your smile is your logo, your personality is your business card, how you leave others feeling after having an experience with you is your trademark. Jenny has drive and positivity! Her goal in life is to have a positive impact on as many lives as she can. A little laugh can turn a bad day into a good one.

When she is not on top of the mountain at Summit Dental you would find her in Rialto still exceeding the expectations of many. A notary and a mother of two amazing kids. Thats not all, Jenny is very involved with her family and can always be counted on to help. Jenny has a heart of gold that is still growing. Selfless and loving. When she is not taking care of others Jenny loves to dance. Music flows through her and loves to express that whenever she can. Give her dance with a side of laughter and Jennys heart of gold is beaming.

A registered and experienced Dental assistant since the year 2000. Debby always has had the goal to make everyone happy with their smile. Being one of the right-hand ladies to Doctor Yoshida it takes trust and knowledge. She waited until a spot opened up at Summit Dental because it was her dream to work here. Debby knew in her heart of hearts that Summit Dental was where she wanted to be. Her love of teeth is not just in what they do but the art of what they can be. It is art at its finest making someones teeth color, size, and shape to match perfectly.

Trust in the Lord with all your heart, lean not on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will direct your path. Proverb 3:5-6 A quote that Debby applies to life both in and out of work. Outside of work Debby finds enjoyment in the sweet and salty things. She loves what the earth provides and finds enjoyment being with it. Reading, exploring, the movies, etc. A fun fact is that she can snow ski really fast, but not water ski at all.

Devon is a mother to her son with roots in Lake Arrowhead. Her hobbies consist of immersing herself in nature. She is captivated by all that this earth has to offer. Devon and her family love to hike and adventure. Seeing this world and all that has to offer is high on the list of importance. Having them off-road to live in a tent in an undisclosed location is the epitome of Devon. Happy Campers!

Audrey is the rookie at the office but a Veteran to our Country. She has served in the Navy as a Mechanic on helicopters. Always having that attention to detail and efficiency it has been an amazing addition to Summit Dental. Audrey doesnt just have one job but many. Audrey finds excitement with organization and helping make everyones job easier in the office. Having absolutely no background in the dental field she has truly blossomed and found fit in life. Having a personality that can mold and adapt to any patient that comes in she can truly feel a human connection with all.

Audrey can be found on the road in search of any body of water from a trickling stream to surfing the waves. She has a 1966 Avion cabover camper that her husband and two sons take everywhere. Audrey loves all things outdoors and if she cant be outdoors she has a jungle of plants indoors. Life to her isnt just about being steady but instead riding the waves as high up as they go so that she can evolve to be the best version of herself.

Thank you for visiting the website of Summit Dental, Kristine Yoshida, DDS. Our website provides important information that will help you become familiar with our practice. It also contains answers to frequently asked questions. We appreciate this opportunity to introduce ourselves and look forward to changing your perception of going to the dentist! Our goal is for you to look forward to your dental visits!

Summit Dental strives to offer the highest level of care to our community. A combination of the latest treatments and technologies and a genuine passion for patient care allow us to provide our patients with optimal experiences and results every day. Whether you are here for cosmetic or health reasons, we welcome you to our practice. When you come to our dental practice for the first time, we think youll be amazed. Not just because of our unique dental atmosphere promotes fun and laughter. Not just because our patients are seen right away and have virtually no wait time. Its because of Dr. Yoshida and our exceptional team who are committed to providing comfortable, gentle dentistry in an atmosphere that will make you feel pampered.

A standard of excellence in personalized dental care enables us to provide the quality dental services our patients deserve. We provide comprehensive treatment planning and use restorative and cosmetic dentistry to achieve your optimal dental health. Should you have a dental emergency, Dr. Yoshida will make every effort to see and care for you as soon as possible.

As a practice, we are true believers that preventive care and education are the keys to optimal dental health. We strive to provide dental health care vs. disease care. Thats why we focus on thorough exams by checking the overall health of your teeth and gums, performing oral cancer exams, and taking x-rays when necessary. We also know that routine cleanings, flossing, sealants, and fluoride are all helpful in preventing dental disease. Not only are we focused on the beauty of your smile, but were also concerned about your health. A review of your medical history can help us stay informed of your overall health, any new medications, and any illnesses that may impact your dental health.

Infection control at Summit Dental is also very important to us. To protect our patients and ourselves, we strictly maintain sterilization and cross contamination processes using standards recommended by the American Dental Association (ADA), the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), and the Center for Disease Control (CDC).

As your dental health professionals, we want you to be confident knowing that we are a team of highly trained and skilled clinicians. We pride ourselves in providing the care you need to keep your smile healthy. To give you the best possible service and results, we are committed to continual education and learning. We attend dental lectures, meetings, and dental conventions to stay informed of new techniques, the latest products, and the newest equipment that a modern dental office can utilize to provide state-of-the-art dental care. Also, being members of various professional dental associations helps us to stay abreast of the changes and recommendations for our profession.

Building a foundation of trust by treating our patients as special individuals is vital to our success. We understand how uneasy some patients may feel about their dental visits, and how we can make a difference in providing a relaxing and positive experience. Our entire team is dedicated to providing you with excellent, personalized care and service to make your visits as comfortable and pleasant as possible.

When you visit our office you will experience all that modern dentistry has to offer, including a comprehensive list of general, restorative and cosmetic dental services to meet the needs of the whole family. Our goal is to assist each patient in achieving and maintaining long term dental health and a beautiful smile. Some of the services we provide include:

Dr. Yoshidas practice is committed to delivering personalized, quality care utilizing state of the art equipment. The practice is digital, including radiography which is beneficial to our patients and our environment. The other high tech equipment we use to better serve our patients is laser-assisted periodontal therapy, phase contrast microscopy to detect oral bacteria, intraoral cameras, and specialized software that helps us better detect tooth decay.

We believe in pampering our patients. Each room is equipped with a chair massager, personal headphones to listen to hundreds of artists during your visit, and warmed, herbal neck wraps. We even have an adult version treasure chest stocked with snacks and small gifts. Our goal is to change peoples perception of what going to the dentist is.

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