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Bruce A. Pence Jr. DDS

Bruce A. Pence Jr., D.D.S.

General Dentist

Dr. Pence is unique among his peers as he was born to a dentist and grew up in his father’s dental office.  He planned to become a dentist from the age of 12 after “working for dad.”  After graduating from Buena High School in Ventura he pursued an undergraduate degree in Chemistry at Pacific Union College in Angwin, California.  From there he charged forward to attend the Loma Linda University School of Dentistry in Loma Linda, California where he graduated Omicron Kappa Upsilon.

Dr. Pence trained extensively in oral surgery with training in intravenous conscious sedation (IV Sedation).  Dr. Pence trained under Dr. Niels Jorgensen and Dr. Stanley Malamed, pioneers in IV Sedation.  Dr. Pence also won recognition for his endodontic work, the practice of saving teeth that have been traumatized or “knocked-out.”  Dr. Pence’s years of experience ensure confidence.

Alma Molina

Alma Molina, R.D.A.

Dental Assistant

Alma started with Pence Dental shortly after moving to the Town Center in the mid-1990’s.  Alma has many skills that complement Dr. Pence so well that the two effectively work as one.  Dr. Pence often refers to Alma as his “right hand.”  Alma is bilingual in English and Spanish elevating Pence Dental’s service to the community.

Lupita Mendoza

Lupita Mendoza

Office Manager

Lupita started at Pence Dental well over a decade ago as a clerical member, then climbed to the top as office manager.  Lupita has the authority to handle many financial, employee, and patient issues.  She is in charge of office finances enabling Dr. Pence to focus on patient care.  Lupita always smiles and has a polished appearance.  Lupita is also bilingual in English and Spanish.

Marilyn Flores

Marilyn Flores

Treatment Coordinator

Marilyn has been serving Ventura County for over 10 years at Pence Dental!  Marilyn’s elegance is matched only by her sense of humor.  Marilyn has skills in more areas than anyone else from the clerical to the clinical.  She “wears many hats.”  Marilyn has the unique ability to translate the dental treatment plan to the patients in understandable terms.  She also interfaces with insurance providers.

Lisa Robles

Lisa Robles, RDH

Dental Hygienist

Lisa is an Ojai native and graduated from Nordhoff High School.  Lisa graduated from the West L.A. Dental Hygienist program in 1988.  From 2012 through 2015 she was licensed as an RDHAP (Alternative Practice), specializing in on-site dental hygiene services in skilled nursing facilities and in private homes of the homebound.

Lisa enjoys long walks in our beautiful valleys, beaches and mountains.  She also loves visiting her children and grandchildren in Colorado and Washington.

Lisa truly believes that no one should suffer from oral diseases or conditions that can be effectively treated or prevented.  She loves being a hygienist and knowing that she makes a difference in a kind and gentle manner.

We will make your visit a pleasant one.

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