Welcome to Our Dedicated Team
A member of the American Dental Association and Academy of General Dentistry, Dr. Monica Puentes strives to offer patients the best care by keeping up with technological advancements in her industry. But she equally emphasizes the empathetic side of dentistry, encouraging her patients to always talk to her about anxieties over procedures or fears of the Tooth Fairy
When you visit our Downey family dental office, your smile is our top priority. Our entire team is dedicated to providing you with the personalized, gentle care that you deserve. Part of our commitment to serving our patients includes providing information that helps them to make more informed decisions about their oral health needs. This website is a resource we hope you’ll find both useful and interesting..
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 on 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.
Building a foundation of trust by treating our patients as special individuals is vital to our success. We understand how uneasy some patients can feel about their dental visits, and we know that we can make a difference by 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. Being members of various professional dental associations helps us to stay abreast of the changes and recommendations for our profession.
We genuinely hope our website is helpful to you in learning more about our practice, dental conditions and treatments, dental recommendations, and more. Please browse through our website and be sure to give us a call if you have any questions or would like to schedule an appointment.
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We are a dental practice devoted to restoring and enhancing the natural beauty of your smile using conservative, state-of-the-art procedures that will result in beautiful, long lasting smiles! We thank you for allowing us to take care of your dental needs and look forward to serving you. Schedule an appointment today…..we’ll give you a reason to smile!
Our High Standards
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 a dental emergency occur, we make every effort to see and care for you as soon as possible.
Education & Prevention
As a practice, we are true believers that preventative care and education are the keys to optimal dental health. We strive to provide “dental health care” vs. “disease care”. That’s why we focus on thorough exams – 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, we’re 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 in our office 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).
Training & Expertise
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.
Dr. Puentes childhood passion for helping others ultimately led her to dentistry. She earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from Cal State Dominguez Hills. She attended the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Dentistry and graduated with a DDS degree in 2002. She furthered her education by doing a residency program in Advanced Education in General Dentistry. Throughout the years, Dr. Puentes has provided quality comprehensive care to Downey residents and its surrounding area since 2005. She is an airway-centered dentist that recognizes the importance of evaluating teeth, airway, and TMJ’s. Dr. Puentes is very knowledgeable in all aspects of general dentistry including functional orthodontics and Invisalign. She spends countless hours attending different courses to further her education and provide the latest and best treatment to her patients.
Dr. Puentes is also an active member of these professional organizations:
- Academy of General Dentistry(AGD)
- American Academy of Facial Esthetics(AAFE)
- United States Dental Institute(USDI)
- White Memorial Craniofacial Pain TMJ
- American Dental Association (ADA)
- California Dental Association (CDA)
At home Dr. Puentes enjoys reading, hiking, running, but most of all, spending quality time with her family. She’s got 3 vivacious and energetic girls that keep her very busy with their school and dance.
Registered Dental Hygienist
Hoi is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She earned her Bachelor of Science in dental hygiene in 2005. She recently moved to California from North Carolina and has been enjoying the beautiful weather, culture and different foods that SoCal has to offer! Her favorite part of her job is providing patients the experience of good dental care and the feeling of a great smile. How and her husband are blessed with their little son-Carter. On her spare time, she loves to spend time with family and friends, traveling, practicing photography, catching up on Netflix/Bravo and chasing her son.
“Dr. Puentes & her staff is amazing! They’ll make you feel right at home. Thank you for taking care of my family & I.“
“ Dr. Puentes is highly professional and a knowledgeable dental practitioner with adults and children. Her staff is courteous, well-informed, and efficient. Excited to have found the perfect dental office for my family and me. “
“ very professional and efficient! always looking forward to the next appointment. “
11116 Rives Ave, Downey, CA 90241
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