TRISHIA CONTRERAS, D.D.S
Board Certified Pediatric Dentist
Dr. Trishia truly enjoys being in the health care profession and has always loved working with children. Growing up her mother was a registered nurse, and she was a big influence on her passion for helping others at a young age.
In high school, she stayed very active volunteering at Kaiser Hospital, doing community service with her church, and helping as a counselor at youth summer camp. She explored various careers in the health field, but she was drawn to dentistry because it combined her love for health, science, art, and working with others. She saw that a healthy smile could transform a person's overall health and well-being. She could also relate to her own personal experiences going to the dentist as once fearful child and understood the importance of having a dental home.
She grew up in Orange County and did not move very for the latter part of her education. She attended the University of Southern California (USC) for college, dental school, as well as her pediatric residency. She has been fortunate to stay connected to USC as a faculty member and she is grateful to have the opportunity to teach the current pediatric dental residents.
She has learned that being a dentist means becoming a life-long learner and teaching allows her to stay up to date with advancements in the profession. She loves that dentistry constantly evolves, making it challenging, exciting and rewarding every day.
On her free time, you will find Dr. Trishia staying active cycling, kickboxing, and running. She’s always ready for an adventure and her biggest one is yet to come, as she will be getting married this fall!
She looks forward to getting to know you and your families at Irvine Pedatric Dentistry and Orthodontics!
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