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Staff
Edward G. Pellis, DDS
Dr. Pellis was born in Florida and grew up in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  He graduated from Temple University School of Dentistry, Philadelphia, PA, and later completed a postdoctorate residency program in Endodontics at the University of  Pittsburgh.  He served as a Major in the United States Air Force, and together with his family, moved to California in 1976.  Dr. Pellis and his wife, Joanne, have four grown children.
Robert J. Cavalieri, DDS

Dr. Cavalieri received his Endodontic training at Tufts University, Boston, Massachusetts; and is a graduate of Temple University School of Dentistry, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, where he achieved recognition by graduating in 1971 in less than four academic years. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from the Jesuit University of Scranton, Pennsylvania; and is a former Major of the United States Air Force Dental Corps.  Dr. Cavalieri enjoys collecting wine, golfing, backpacking and skiing.  Rcavalieri@missionendo.com

 

John R. Buoncristiani, DDS

Dr. Buoncristiani was born and raised in Southern California and earned his Doctorate from Loma Linda University.  Following completion of postgraduate residencies in both Hospital Dentistry and Endodontics at UCLA, he has continued as a part-time Professor at the UCLA School of Dentistry.  He is Board Certified by the American Board of Endodontics and a member of the College of Diplomates.  Along with his wife, LeAnne, they enjoy spending time with their four children and getting outdoors to enjoy hiking, biking and ocean activities.    Jbuoncristiani@newportendo.com

 

Karen L. Coffman, DDS

Dr. Coffman was born in Pennsylvania and moved to Southern California in 1980.  She received her Endodontic training at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, and is a graduate of the University of Southern California, School of Dentistry and the University of California at San Diego, La Jolla, California.  Dr. Coffman and her husband, Darryl, enjoy spending time with their son, traveling , skiing and playing golf.    Kcoffman@missionendo.com

Jeffrey R. Pene, DDS, MSD

Dr. Pene is a native of Southern California and the Orange County area.  He attended the University of California, Irvine, where played NCAA soccer for four years and earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology.  He went on to graduate Cum laude from UCLA Dental School, and received his postdoctoral training in Endodontics from the University of Washington.  After two years in Seattle, he returned to Southern California.  Dr. Pene resides in Newport Coast with his wife, Tracy, and their two sons.  Jpene@missionendo.com