Meet the Doctor
As the daughter of two physicians in China, Dr. Dawn Pan learned early in life that healthcare is all about taking care of people. She often recalls that her mother, an OBGYN, would hold her patient’s hand, ensuring the patient that both she and her baby would be okay. She often reminds herself and her staff that “We are NOT treating teeth. Instead, we are treating human beings with dental needs.”
Dr. Pan’s goal is to create a positive dental experience, one patient at a time. She gives each patient 100% of her attention by not having multiple patients in the chair at the same time, or a roomful of people in her waiting area.
Witnessing how fearful some people can be in the dental office due to terrifying childhood experiences, Dr. Pan’s biggest ambition is for the children who grow up with her practice to say, “I love to see my dentist!” Dr. Pan smiles the biggest whenever parents tell her that their children “can’t wait to see their dentist!”
To Dr. Pan, dentistry is a calling. She is looking forward to meeting you, getting to know you, and being a part of your life for years to come.
Outline of professional path:
Graduated from Tongji University, School of Dentistry (Shanghai, China) in 1990.
Practiced as General Practitioner for one year, then completed training for pediatric dentistry and practiced as a pedodontist until Nov. 1993 before arriving in the United States.
After taking (many) courses and passing (countless) exams, became licensed as a California Dentist in August 1998.
After being part of group practices in Long Beach, and later Salinas, CA, for 5 years, she opened her private practice (from scratch) in December 2003 in Gilroy, Ca.
This is our 17th year!