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John Ravera D.D.S.

John Ravera D.D.S.

Dr. Ravera comes from a family of Health Care Providers. His father is a Urologist and both his uncle and great uncle are Dentists. He came to appreciate the benefits of good health at an early age and had wonderful Mentors who taught him the importance of understanding his patients as people. Dr John has deep roots here in Orange County, having moved to Newport Beach in the mid-seventies when he was a young boy.

Dr. Ravera likes to get to know his patients and he and his team enjoy providing an exceptional patient experience. The first visit to his office usually includes an individual consultation so that he can gain as much information as possible, and together, you and Dr. Ravera will develop a plan to help you create and maintain excellent oral health and a beautiful smile to enjoy for a lifetime.

Dr. Ravera is also a self-confessed Dental Nerd and has a love for the latest innovations in dental technology, including CAD/CAM technology that allows him to provide state-of-the-art metal free crowns the same day! Gone are the days of dental molds and waiting two weeks while in a temporary! Other technology includes 3D Cone Beam Imaging, lasers for whitening and other procedures, and intra oral cameras. Dr Ravera’s office also utilizes digital x rays which emit lower radiation than traditional radiographs.

Dr Ravera counts himself very fortunate to be part of a profession that he absolutely loves! But outside of the office, he enjoys spending time with Amy, his wife, and their two boys. He loves live music, surfing, guitar, and riding motorcycles. Dr Ravera also enjoys volunteering, both locally and abroad. In 2015 he helped build and service a Dental Clinic in Nigeria. He also helped build a clinic in Baja, California, where he has been serving since 2006, and usually rides his Dual Sport Motorcycle there (the rest of the team flies). Both clinics provide Dental Care to locals that normally wouldn’t have regular access to such care.

Dr Ravera will enjoy welcoming you to his practice and treating you and your family as he would a dear friend or his own family.

Education
Undergraduate: California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo 1993
Dental School: University of the Pacific School of Dentistry, San Francisco 1999
Undergraduate: California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo 1993
Continuing Education: Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies 2006-2008
Continuing Education: Scottsdale Center for Dentistry 2009 - Pres
Continuing Education: Frank Spear Study Club 2009 - Pres
Certifications
Academy of Dental Materials, Excellence in Scholarship 1999
Las Vegas Institute 2006 Las Vegas Institute 2006
Practical Occlusion for the Progressive Practice Las Vegas Institute 2007
Treatment of Sleep Breathing Disorders Las Vegas Institute 2008
CEREC Training Scottsdale Center 2009
Associations
American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
Newport Harbor Academy of Dentistry (pending)
Newport Beach Junior Chamber of Commerce (past Director)
Newport Beach Chamber of Commerce
Flying Samaritans, Clinical Director - Orange County Chapter
Interests
Avid mountain bike rider, cross fit, vintage motorcycle restorer, tri athlete, fly fishing, travel, guitar, mechanics, surfing, volunteering

Teresa - Office Manager

Teresa - Office Manager

Teresa comes to us with over 25 years of experience in the dental field. She started as an RDA for Pediatrics and Orthodontics. She transitioned to administration as an office manager and has worked in corporate dentistry as Director of Operations. She truly loves getting to know and caring for patients of all ages. She grew up in Orange County and has lived in Costa Mesa for over 35 years. In her free time Teresa enjoys yoga classes, cooking and traveling with her husband and caring for their three dogs.

Michelle - Insurance Administrator

Michelle - Insurance Administrator

Michelle was raised in Tustin, CA and grew up showing and training horses. Once graduated from high school she attended and graduated from California School for Medical and Dental Assisting. After becoming an RDA Michelle worked in the orthodontic field for 15 years, during this time Michelle earned her real estate license and notary and worked for her dad's mortgage banking company learning loan processing, escrow and title research. Michelle then returned to the dental field as a financial coordinator and insurance specialist for orthodontic offices in Newport Beach and Irvine. In her spare time Michelle is a bicycle advocate, newsletter editor and rides mountain and road bikes with her husband.

Courtney - Dental Hygienist

Courtney - Dental Hygienist

Courtney has worked in the dental field for over ten years before advancing into the dental hygiene profession. She graduated from West Coast University with honors and was elected membership into Sigma Phi Alpha, a national honor society of dental hygiene. She enjoys volunteering in community service events and supporting her mom every year in the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure. In her free time, she enjoys playing soccer and watching Lakers basketball. Her passion is working with patients of all ages promoting positive oral hygiene care and prevention of oral disease. Her most rewarding experience is to see her patient’s smile and enjoy their time at the office.

Christina - Dental Hygienist

Christina - Dental Hygienist

Christina graduated dental hygiene school from Tunxis Community College in June 2012 where she was the ADHA student treasurer and graduated with honors. She is a RDH in both Connecticut and California. As a professional her calling is to serve the community and cultivate lifelong relationships by promoting health through the delivery of dental hygiene care. Christina strives to have the most advanced training and technology to make your smile and visit the best you’ve ever had. Her patients compliment her on the thorough, yet gentle approach to her care. When Christina is not practicing dental hygiene she enjoys spending time with her husband and their four children. She enjoys outdoor activities such as bike rides, hiking, being on the beach and when she's not on the beach you can find her at a sports car racing event. She also loves playing with her dog and cat.

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