MEET OUR DOCTORS – TOP DENTISTS IN SALINAS, CA

About Dr. Veronika Vazquez

Dr. Vazquez believes in listening to her patients and helping them make high quality, informed decisions with regard to their dental health. After graduating from Columbia University School of Dental Medicine in 2005, Dr Vazquez felt the need to give back to her community and provided dentistry and education to vulnerable populations as a National Health Service Corp Scholar. She then moved to San Francisco where she owned and operated a boutique dental practice from 2013-2019 providing cosmetic dentistry.

Dr. Vazquez is a delegate with the American Dental Association and sits on two national committees. She was born in South America and grew up in the Reno-Tahoe area. She earned her B.S. in biochemistry from the University of Nevada, Reno.

About Dr. Jenny Hong

Before entering dental school, Dr. Jenny Hong was working by the benchside, investigating the pathogenesis of genetically-determined diseases. She has published multiple papers in regards to her research, and received multiple research grants and awards to support her research. Dr. Hong received her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree with Honors in 2018 from University of Toronto. She continued to do research during dental school, and was awarded a second prize at the International Academy of Dental Research conference in 2016 for her summer research project where she helped to develop an antimicrobial adhesive material to prevent caries around tooth fillings. After dental school, Dr. Hong completed a residency program at Temple University, Philadelphia where she gained experience in implant placement, periodontal surgeries, and complex restorative procedures.

Dr. Hong has a strong interest in implant dentistry and aesthetic dentistry. She has helped patients in restoring their smile by providing solutions to replace their missing teeth, offering them a better aesthetic and functional capabilities. Dr. Hong believes in the importance of providing individualized care to every patient, and that stems from listening to the needs of her patients.

Dr. Hong is an active member of Spear Education and CDOCS.com where she continues to learn about functional occlusion and using digital workflow to design restorations and plan for implant surgeries. She is also a certified Invisalign provider since 2018. To continue to stay on top of current dental technology and theories, Dr. Hong continuously attends education courses, and is a member of many associations including,

  • American Dental Association
  • Academy of General Dentistry
  • California Dental Association
  • Monterey Bay Dental Society
  • Spear Education Study Club
  • Kois Institute

Dr. Hong is an avid cellist and a home cook. Her favorite cello pieces are written by Bach. Her favorite food to cook is pork belly. She is also an avid LEGO collector, particularly the modular housing units. She also enjoys traveling, hiking and biking in the bay area, art shows and museums, and currently planning out her next dive to see the coral reefs.