Dr. Curtis Pontynen
Dr. Pontynen started his career in Pioneer (CA) working in a private practice after earning his DDS from Loma Linda University in 1985. During his time at this rural practice, he was required to perform many services usually provided by dental specialists. His experience here led him towards his final area of interest, dental reconstruction.
After fifteen years of service in Pioneer, Dr. Pontynen moved to his current practice in Saratoga (CA). Working here he has had the privilege of joining the F.A.C.E. Foundation, an elite group of dentists who endeavor together to find solutions to even the most challenging dental cases. He works with numerous dental specialists and laboratory technicians, using current technology allowing him to focus on these cases. At his practice, he strives to ensure the patient's care is held to the highest of standards.
Mila Baer RDHEF
Mila is our Registered Dental Hygienist, and has been working with us for 15 years now. She has been in the field of dentistry for over 25 years, beginning her career as a dental assistant and receptionist working in multiple dental specialties. This has allowed her to become familiar with the many aspects of oral care. After graduating she worked in a multitude of offices out of state and in the Bay Area, including a decade's worth of learning in a periodontal specialist's practice. Her experience has made her an exceptional asset to Dr. Pontynen, contributing to the patient's oral and overall health.
Terri is the friendliest receptionist you'll ever meet. She's been working in our office for over seven years, learning many of her skills on her own. With her experience in a large, fast-paced practice in Sacramento, she perfected her ability to deal with insurance management and insuring patients's financial needs are taken care of, allowing treatment plans to proceed smoothly. Most of all, Terri loves helping people and this love extends to coworkers and patients alike. To her, these people are family, and she treats them as such, going above and beyond to care for them and give them all her time.
Tas is our energetic chair-side assistant. She comes to us from India, where she was a dentist serving a community with many dental needs. With her diverse dental knowledge , she can answer patient questions, and with her sense of humor, alleviate any apprehensions a patient might have.