PENROD DENTAL CARE - Key Persons
Aimee Molloy has been working in the dental field for nearly 27 years now, and she really enjoys being able to help each patient feel informed and comfortable throughout their visit. Aimee started working at Penrod Dental Care in 2004. (Between having kids) So many patients at this office hold a special place in her heart. She values the relationships she a formed. She received her Bachelors of science of Dental Hygiene from Weber State University. Aimee and her husband Chris have four kids that keep them busy..ages 21-11. In her free time, she loves being with family and traveling. They travel and do activities like shark diving, golfing, and playing soccer. She also enjoys helping and serving others at her church!
Angelica joined Penrod Dental Care in September 2018 and has loved the practice since her very first day. She graduated from Loma Linda University with a bachelors of science in dental hygiene in 2015. Angelica is truly engaged in her profession and very active in the California Dental Hygiene Association. She is always looking to provide excellent care to her patients and learn the latest techniques and technologies. In her free time, Angelica enjoys traveling with her husband, spending time with her adorable niece, and being outdoors.
Cherie has been practicing dental hygiene for 9 years and has been a part of Dr. Penrod's team since June 2008. Prior to pursuing a career in dental hygiene , Cherie obtained her Bachelors of Science in Liberal Studies with a teaching credential from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo. She went on to complete the dental hygiene program at Cerritos College. Cherie's enjoys serving and educating others with compassion. While away from the workplace she enjoys spending time with her daughter and friends, hiking, cycling, swimming, going to the beach, camping, backpacking, and backyard BBQ's.
Christine is very passionate in her profession as a registered dental hygienist. She strives to provide caring and quality care for each of her patients. She has over 15 years of dental experience ranging from office management, dental assisting, and dental hygienist. She obtained her bachelors of science in dental hygiene at Loma Linda University in 2007 and served as senior class president. During this time she served in various mission trips both locally and internationally. Today her life revolves around her 3 year old son and her 1 year old daughter. She has been happily married for 9 years and recently moved to RSM in order to be closer to her husband's work.
Dr. Garrett King was born in Santa Monica and raised in Malibu, California until moving to San Diego for college. He attended UC San Diego, where he obtained his B.A. in Philosophy while playing for the men's soccer team. Following graduation, Dr. King studied dentistry at UCLA where he received his D.D.S., graduating magna cum laude and as a member of the Omicron Kappa Upsilon dental honor society. At that time, he decided to complete a postgraduate residency in general dentistry at the VA Healthcare System in Long Beach, California. Since then, Dr. King has been enjoying his work in private practice. In his free time, Dr. King enjoys spending time with friends and family, traveling, surfing, climbing, reading and doing art.
It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Dr. Carey L. Penrod on April 6, 2021. He fought long and hard to beat Severe Aplastic Anemia and we were blessed to have two years with him continuing to be involved in the practice and mentoring where he could. Dr. Penrod cared about each one of his patients and loved the friendships he had built over the years with so many. Penrod Dental Care was his life's work and he continued to believe that the most important thing was to "treat people right and everything else will follow."
"I am happy to announce that my longtime associates Dr. Rebekah Ballard and Dr. Garrett King will continue on as the owners of Penrod Dental Care. Dr. Ballard and Dr. King are superb dentists who genuinely care about our patients. I have the utmost confidence in both of these doctors, who have been with me for many years and will care for you in the same excellent tradition we have established. As always, our wonderful staff will join with them in taking care of your dental needs and will maintain the same honest, convenient, quality care that has become the hallmark of Penrod Dental." - Dr. Carey Penrod, 2019
Carey has been practicing family centered dentistry since he graduated from the UCLA School of Dentistry in 1989. He enjoys getting to know each of his patients and takes time to explain in detail what treatment would be best for each individual before proceeding. He has been actively involved in the "Cosmetic Revolution" in dentistry with many years experience in bleaching, bonding, and porcelain veneers, and is well qualified to help you understand what might be best for you. Though creating beautiful smiles is his passion, his patients appreciate the fact that he provides comprehensive dentistry for the entire family-from preventive sealants, tooth colored fillings, crowns, bridges and even implants when needed.
Dr. Penrod earned his Bachelor of Science degree from Brigham Young University in 1985, and his DDS from UCLA in 1989. He graduated cum laude and was inducted into the Omicron Kappa Upsilon National Dental Honor Society.
He has spent hundreds of hours educating himself and his staff on the most current dental techniques and procedures in order to provide you with the latest, most beautiful, comfortable, longest lasting dentistry available. He is a member of the American Dental Association, California Dental Association, Academy of General Dentistry, Orange County Dental Society and the LDS Academy of Dentists.
Dr. Penrod and his wife Fawn live in Trabuco Canyon and enjoy traveling to visit their children and grandchildren who are spread out all over the country. They keep trying to remind their children that they are "Westerners," and keep encouraging them to move back a little closer to home! They are actively involved in their church and Carey continues to serve as a Boy Scout leader, as well as enjoying a little more time for hobbies-traveling, skiing, fishing (Carey) and researching family history (Fawn).
Dr. Rebekah Ballard was born and raised in San Diego where she started working at her father's orthodontic practice when she was 14. Her love for dentistry and enthusiasm for learning grew as she started assisting chairside. While she attended San Diego State University, she participated in the Wind Symphony and Marching Aztec Band playing clarinet, and received her B.S. in Biology. Dr. Ballard went to The University of Southern California for dental school and graduated in 2000. Right after graduation, she was offered an associate professor position with the pediatric mobile clinic serving several underprivileged areas in California. She also worked at CHOC Los Angeles in the dental clinic. For the past 15 Years, Dr. Ballard has practiced in Mission Viejo and is now very excited to join the Penrod Dental Care team.
When she is not helping patients smile her interest include: traveling with her husband (Lance), and playing with her rescue dog (Frodo), watching old classic movies, crafting, sewing, cooking (not baking), singing in church choir, playing organ, and piano. She also enjoys skeet shooting, fishing and camping.
Jessicah happily joined the Penrod Dental team in March of 2007. She graduated from the Cerritos College Dental Hygiene Program with highest honors and has over 15 years of dental experience, working as a Registered Dental Assistant and Registered Dental Hygienist. Jessicah is passionate about providing each patient with the highest level of personalized care and feels honored to do so alongside Dr. Penrod and his staff. She hopes that through her caring, gentle approach, each patient has a positive dental experience. Outside of work Jessicah loves staying active outdoors, going to the beach and traveling. She has been happily married for 10 years and absolutely loves being a mother to her one year old daughter and spending time with her friends and family.
Marilynn joined the team at Penrod Dental Care in April 2005. She and her husband have grown children who blessed them with two precious grandchildren. Her family moved to the Trabuco/Rancho area in 1985 and has seen many changes. One thing that has not changed, however, is Marilynn's passion to give the best possible individualized care to her patients. She has been a Dental Hygienist sice 1979 and has enjoyed the opportunity to stay current in the dental profession with the state of the art practice Dr.
Nicole was very excited to join Dr. Penrod's team in June 2004. She was very impressed with the state of the art equipment, but most of all with the friendly environment. She earned her Bachelors of Science from USC. Nicole has 20 years of experience in the dental field as a Registered Dental Assistant and Registered Dental Hygienist. She has a genuine concern for the health and well being of each and every person she treats and meets. She strives to provide the highest quality of care in a very caring and gentle way. Nicole is the mother of 2 boys and loves spending her free time with her family. Some of her passions are water skiing, snowboarding, camping, walking, and reading.
Sara Shea joined Penrod Dental Care last October. She loved it so much she decided to come on board full time! Sara lives in Aliso Viejo with her husband and her 2 boys. When Sara is not working she fills her time with mountain biking, running, and yoga.