Meet Dr. Jeannie Molato
The art and science of dentistry has become my career’s passion. I am able to utilize my artistic passion and skill to give my patients smiles they have always dreamed of. I am also able to relieve my patients of their pain and discomfort, restore function, and educate the patients how to take care and maintain their oral health.
By turning pain to comfort, insecurity to confidence, and negligence to diligence, working with so many unique people made me understand that each person has individual needs, concerns, expectations, fears, and results. This has taught me to become more compassionate, patient, understanding, and flexible to each life situation, whether it be in or out of the office.
Aside from my family, dentistry means the world to me. I enjoy what I’m doing and I look forward to each day of work. This profession gives me satisfaction in life and makes me realize that my life is worth living because of all the unique people I have had the honor of serving every day. The countless hugs and other acts of kindness from the patients, whether in my office or in my volunteer work, assure me that I have chosen the right profession. It means a lot to me that I can make a difference in other people’s lives and they, in turn, complete me.
EDUCATION AND CONTINUING EDUCATION
My interest in dentistry began with the influence of my aunt, Mrs. Nenette Golff, a periodontal practice manager in Los Angeles, California. She recognized my passion for art and my high scholastic standings in high school and suggested that I pursue dentistry. I graduated from Centro Escolar University in Manila, Philippines, in 1990. After moving to the U.S., I attended UCLA’s review class for the foreign graduate clinical “bench” board exam in 1995.
Currently, I continue my education from Loma Linda University’s School of Dentistry. With the evolving technology of dentistry, it is imperative for me to advance my methods and practices to keep current. I am dedicated to developing my skills for the needs of my patients.
- San Fernando Valley Dental Society
- California Dental Association
- American Dental Association
- Southern California Filipino Dental Association
FAMILY AND COMMUNITY
My husband, Richard, is an associate engineer in the city of LA Department of Transportation. We have two daughters, Chelsea and Camille. My top priority is making memories with my kids; they grow up so fast! I am trying to enjoy them as much as possible whether it be watching a movie or supporting them at their tennis matches.
As a family, we enjoy traveling, learning about historical places, and being introduced to other cultures. My personal interests include sewing, cooking, fitness and exercise, and reading.
Volunteering in the community allows me to return my blessings to other people by doing what I do best without any compensation. Since 2010, I have volunteered as a dentist at MEND (Meeting Each Need with Dignity) in Pacoima. I go there twice a month on my day off. I do cosmetic work like dentures, partials, crowns, and fixed bridges. I was even awarded Volunteer of the Year back in 2012!
My family and I are also a part of the family choir at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in our community. It is important because we offer our time (and our voices) to the church to instill a spiritual value in our kids.