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Malia Johnson

  

Malia Johnson , DMD, Dental Director

University Of Study: Tufts University, University of the Pacific (DMD)
Biography:

Dr. Johnson graduated from Cal Poly with a Bachelors of Science in Biology, she attended dental school at Tufts University in Boston,Massachusetts; received Doctorate of Dental Medicine (DMD) with honors at the University of the Pacific, earning a certificate in Advanced General Dentistry. Dr Johnson currently serves as a Clinic Instructor for the Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry at USC, Division of Dental Public Health and Pediatric Dentistry as well as Adjunct Clinical Faculty for A.T. Still University, Arizona School of Dentistry and Oral Health.

Israel Armijo

  

Israel Armijo , DMD, MPH

University Of Study: UCLA, Arizona School of Dentistry
Biography:

Born and raised in Southern California, Dr Armijo received an undergraduate degree in International Development Studies from UCLA and a dental degree and an MPH from Arizona School of Dentistry.  He has an interest in public health and aspires to develop a career in this setting.  Dr. Armijo currently serves as a Clinic Instructor for the Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry at USC.

 

Antonio Diaz

  

Antonio Diaz , DDS

University Of Study: University of California, San Francisco
Biography:

Antonio Diaz, D.D.S., received his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of California, San Francisco and was co-founder of the Pre-Clinical Endodontic Club. Dr. Diaz is a part of the American Student Dental Association and has been working with CHC for over 2 years.

Julia Edgerton

  

Julia Edgerton , DDS

University Of Study: USC School of Dentistry
Biography:

Julia Lerch, DDS graduated from Dental School at University of Southern California. Dr Lerch currently serves as a Clinic Instructor for the Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry at USC, Division of Dental Public Health and Pediatric Dentistry as well as Adjunct Clinical Faculty for A.T. Still University, Arizona School of Dentistry and Oral Health.

Christopher Edgerton

  

Christopher Edgerton , DDS

University Of Study: Creighton University School of Dentistry
Biography:

Christopher Edgerton, DDS, received his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from Creighton University School of Dentistry and graduated residency from Kea ’au Family Health Center. Dr. Edgerton is a part of the American Dental Association, the California Dental Association, and the Central Coast Dental Society. Dr. Edgerton has been practicing dental surgery on the Central Coast for over 7 years.

Residency: Kea'au Family Health Center

Matthew Elston

  

Matthew Elston , DMD

University Of Study: Tufts University School of Dental Medicine
Biography:

Dr. Elston received his B.S. in Biology from Chico State. and his DMD from Tufts University School of Dental Medicine. After dental school he completed a General Practice Residency at the University of Washington. Dr. Elston currently serves as an adjunct faculty member at the Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry at USC, as well as A.T. Still Arizona School of Dentistry, and Western University College of Dental Medicine.

Residency: University of Washington

Jennifer Hendershot

  

Jennifer Hendershot , DMD, MS, FAAPD

University Of Study: Harvard School of Dental Medicine, University of Illinois - Chicago
Biography:

Dr. Hendershot is a board certified pediatric dentist. She obtained her doctoral degree from Havard School of Dental Medicine in 2000 and earned her Certificate in Pediatric Dentistry from University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) in 2002 while concurrently obtaining her Master in Oral Sciences from UIC. She completed her Fellowship in Pediatric Dentistry with special emphasis on public health in 2003.
Dr Hendershot became certified as a Diplomate of the American Board o fPediatric Dentistry in 2007.She has worked in boththe private and publichealth sector. She spent alot of her career working in Indian Health with tribal populations in both CA and AZ. She has a special interest in infant oral health, public health and advocacy.
She currently serves on the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry’s Council on Dental Benefits. She also serves as one of the eight Board of Directors for the California Society of Pediatric Dentistry.
She serves as a Clinic Instructor for the Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry at USC, Division of Dental Public Health and Pediatric Dentistry.

Diplomate: American Board of Pediatric Dentistry

Trey Jangaard

  

Trey Jangaard , DDS

University Of Study: University of Southern California
Biography:

Born in Southern California, and raised in Templeton, Dr. Jangaard went on to graduate from the University Of Southern California (USC) in 2008 with a B.S. in Biochemistry.  Dr. Jangaard continued his schooling at USC and received his Doctorate of Dental Surgery in 2012.  Dr. Jangaard moved back home to Templeton with his wife to join the CHC family in the Templeton Dental clinic.  Dr. Jangaard is currently an adjunct faculty with USC, as well as A.T. Still University.

Walter Kohnke

  

Walter Kohnke , DDS

University Of Study: University of the Pacific
Biography:

Dr. Kohnke attended Cal Poly and graduated with a B.S.in Biological Sciences in 1996 and graduated from UOP Dental School in 2001. Dr. Kohnke returned to the Central Coast in 2007 to begin working at CHC. Dr Kohnke currently serves as a Clinic Instructor for the Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry at USC, Division of Dental Public Health and Pediatric Dentistry as well as Adjunct Clinical Faculty for A.T. Still University, Arizona School of Dentistry and Oral Health.

Elyse McAninch

  

Elyse McAninch ,

University Of Study: University of Southern California, University of the Pacific
Biography:

Dr. McAninch graduated from UCLA with a Bachelors of Science in Biology with Honors and despite her loyalty to the UCLA Bruins, she attended the University of Southern California for her dental degree.  She continued her education in dentistry at the University of Pacific where she graduated from the Orthodontic residency program with a Masters of Science in Dentistry. She recently became certified as a Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics in 2015. Her husband grew up in Lompoc so she came to the central coast to join the CHC family and to start a family of her own in the area. 

Residency: University of the Pacific Orthodontic Residency Program
Diplomate: American Board of Orthodontics

Joseph Mercardante

  

Joseph Mercardante , DDS, MPH

University Of Study: University of the Pacific
Biography:

Dr. Mercardante is a 1975 graduate of UOP and has been dental director at CHC for almost 8 years. For more than 35 years Dr. Mercardante has practiced dentistry both in California and internationally.
Dr. Mercardante holds an appointment as adjunct faculty for Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry at USC, Department of Pediatric Dentistry and Public Health. He was instrumental in CHC’s involvement with the USC Pipeline program.
Dr. Mercardante also serves as Adjunct Clinical Faculty for A.T. Still University, Arizona School of Dentistry and Oral Health. Dr. Mercardante has always worked with the under-served throughout his dental career and is working with CHC to end oral health disparities in our community.

Shannon Olson

  

Shannon Olson , DMD

University Of Study: University of Nevada School of Dental Medicine
Biography:

Dr. Olson received her Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD)degree in 2008 from the University of Nevada, LasVegas - School of Dental Medicine. Dr Olson is currently appointed a Clinic Instructor for the Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry at USC, Division of Dental Public Health and Pediatric Dentistry as well as Adjunct Clinical Faculty for A.T. Still University, Arizona School of Dentistry and Oral Health.

Michael Savidan

  

Michael Savidan , DDS

University Of Study: USC School of Dentistry
Biography:

Dr. Savidan received a B.S. in Biology from Loyola Marymount University in 2001, and graduated from USC School of Dentistry in2005. He completed an AEGD-1 residency at Nellis Air Force Base, and served in the United States Air Force for 4 years (2005-2009). Dr Savidan currently serves as a Clinic Instructor for the Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry at USC, Division of Dental Public Health and Pediatric Dentistry as well as Adjunct Clinical Faculty for A.T. Still University, Arizona School of Dentistry and Oral Health.

Residency: AEGD-1 residency, Nellis AFB

Dafna Tendrih

  

Dafna Tendrih , DMD

University Of Study: University Estacio de SA, Rio de Janiero, Brazil
Biography:

Dafna Tendrih, received her Bachelor degree in Dental Surgery as well as Post-Graduate in Operative and Aesthetic Dentistry from the University Estacio de Sa, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Dr. Tendrih received her DMD with Honors in Clinical Radiology from the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine in Philadelphia, PA. Dr. Tendrih has experienced aspects of dentistry in two different countries, but looks forward to carrying out her long-term goal of practicing dentistry in the U.S.

Ameera Thomas

  

Ameera Thomas , DDS

University Of Study: University of Washington School of Dentistry/Public Health, University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine
Biography:

Ameera Thomas, D.D.S., received her Master of Science in Dentistry with certificate in Pediatric Dentistry and a Master of Public Health with certificate in Maternal and Child Health from the University of Washington School of Dentistry/School of Public Health. Dr. Thomas received her Doctor of Medicine in Dentistry from the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine. Dr. Thomas graduated general practice residency from the Cambridge Health Alliance / Harvard School of Dental Medicine in Boston, MA. Dr. Thomas also graduated pediatric dentistry from the University of Washington / Seattle Children’s Hospital in Seattle, WA. Dr. Thomas is board certified through the Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry and has been working with CHC for over 2 years.

Residency: Cambridge Health Alliance / Harvard School of Dental Medicine, Boston MA
Diplomate: Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry

Paul Walker

  

Paul Walker , DMD

University Of Study: University of California, San Francisco
Biography:

Paul Walker, D.M.D., received his D.M.D, degree with honors from the University of Florida College of Dentistry and graduated dental residency from the Advanced Education General Dentistry (AEGD). Dr. Walker is a part of the American Dental Association, has been practicing dentistry for over 15 years, and has been with CHC for over 3 years.

Residency: Advanced Education General Dentistry (AEGD)
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