Skill and compassion go hand in hand when providing exceptional patient care. As a dental professional, I stay up to date on the latest advancements in dentistry in order to provide the most current treatment options for my patients. As a doctor, I recognize that my patients are unique individuals who have placed a great deal of trust in me and my team. That is just one reason why I value each and every patient relationship.
I appreciate the time you’ve taken to visit this site and find out more about this dental practice, my team, and the many services we can provide to help you achieve optimum oral health.
Dr. Janette Pinedo, DDS
As a typical Southern California teenager, Janette Pinedo liked the beach, her school friends and being active. She also kept a secret. "I LOVED science. For some reason, I didn't want anyone to know. Girls weren't supposed to be interested in science."
Earning her California Dental Assisting License while still in high school, she took a job in a dental office and her career path was set. She found that she had a natural knack for putting patients at ease. Her aptitude and detail-oriented personality drew the attention of other dental professionals and she was encouraged to take her skills to the top level. Continuing her the University of California, Riverside (UCR) with a major in Biology and minor in Psychology, gave her a deep experience base from which to draw as she pursued her ultimate goal- admission to the highly acclaimed Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry at San Francisco's University of the Pacific (UOP).
While at UOP, Janette's fascination with science flourished as she studied specialties such as prosthodontics (tooth restoration), orthodontics, cosmetics, pediatrics, endodontics (root canal therapy), digital radiography and oral surgery. She was the first in her class to receive training in designing cosmetic veneers.
Graduating in 1995, Dr. Pinedo began practicing as a cosmetic, general, and restorative implant dentist. For over 20 years Dr. Pinedo has grown and refined her expertise, resulting in one of the finest dental practices in the Southland. She's a great believer in patient comfort, proactive care and the early detection and treatment of potential problems. "What some might call OCD, I call attention-to-detail. I always want to achieve perfection with comfort." Her highly regarded Torrance dental practice can be called a fusion of community, family, and friends. Many of her pediatric patients have grown into adults and are now bringing in children of their own. One of them is now attending dental school.
On her days off Dr. Pinedo can be found living an active California lifestyle. Whether riding bikes on the strand with her husband and children, taking Zumba classes or hiking in the foothills with her dogs, Janette makes sure that her white coat and latex gloves are never far away. After 30+ years in the dental profession, the call of science remains strong. "I still get tremendous satisfaction when I see a beautiful smile that I helped to create and the confidence it inspires!"
Dr. Lorie Mann
Dr. Lorie Mann graduated from the prestigious Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry at San Francisco's University of the Pacific (UOP) and then immediately put on the uniform of the US Air Force, working as a dentist and officer. For the next six years, she refined her considerable dentistry skills at both Los Angeles and Vandenberg Air Force Bases. She treated patients from all branches of the military, and soon realized that even the toughest and bravest patient can get a little shaky when sitting in the dentist's chair. Lorie's compassion and empathy immediately instilled confidence and reassurance in her most fearful of patients. Her natural attention-to-detail personality made Lorie a stand-out in the Air Force base dental facilities and that recognition continues to this day.
In 2009, Dr. Pinedo welcomed Dr. Mann into her busy practice, recognizing a similar dental philosophy, centered upon transformative care and a true concern for overall patient wellness.
Lorie says it best herself, "I love what I do and there is nothing better than working with patients to make their smiles healthier and more vibrant. I also like working on kids, and strive DAILY to change the opinions of those who are not members of the dentist fan club!"
Dr. Michelle Bischoff
Having spent most of her life in the South Bay, Dr. Michelle Bischoff is passionate about serving her community’s oral health care needs. From a young age, she dedicated herself to someday becoming a health care provider with the ability to positively impact people’s lives. Dr. Bischoff attended the University of California, San Diego, where she earned her Bachelor of Science (BS) degree in Biochemistry and Cell Biology. Here, she realized her affinity and love for dentistry while volunteering at UCSD’s Medical Center Dental Clinic. She then went on to earn her Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) degree from the Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC in 1996, where she is proud of the leading clinical skills she acquired to best care for her patients. Dr. Bischoff is a member of the American Dental Association, California Dental Association, and Harbor Dental Society. Now with 25 years of experience, she loves all facets of dentistry, with a particular interest in Cosmetic Dentistry and its artistic aspect, and continues to dedicate her time to continuing education, learning the latest techniques in restorative and aesthetic dentistry. Most rewarding to her are the relationships and bonds she is able to develop with her patients and their families, with the ability to improve a patient’s smile and their self-confidence to be especially fulfilling to her. She also takes great pride in making her patients feel as comfortable as possible while under her gentle care.
Outside of dentistry, Dr. Bischoff keeps herself busy with her husband and two daughters, both of whom are highly active within their schools and communities. She is definitely a proud mom and can always be spotted, and heard, at one of their various sports events or tailgate parties, cheering their teams on to victory. Go CAMS Rebels and Fight on Trojans! Dr. Bischoff also enjoys traveling, baking, concerts, and watching K-pop with her family.