Dr. Preethi Bangalore graduated from the prestigious Government Dental College and Hospital, Nagpur in 1999. She then went on to complete her dental licensure in California in 2002.
Her love for dentistry stems from the deep belief that this a branch of medicine that is a perfect combination of art and science. Dr. Bangalore is committed to providing high quality and pain free dentistry to her patients. Her practice philosophy includes a deeply empathetic and a light hearted and humor filled approach towards anxious patients. Believing the “Knowledge is power” adage, she tries to educate patients about treatment and prevention modalities.
She is a member of the ADA, CDA and SCCDS.
She speaks English, Hindi, Kannada, Telugu and can understand Tamil, Marathi and some Spanish.
In her free time, she likes to hike with her family, is an ardent cook and greatly enjoys dancing. She is an avid runner and is a veteran of six half marathons!
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I earned my Doctorate of Dental Surgery from Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC, and my bachelor of science degree from the University of California, Los Angeles.
Dentistry is a dynamic field that integrates science with artistic skill. Thus, I approach each patient comprehensively with a uniquely tailored plan that not only caters to their needs, but also provides the highest standard of care. I am truly passionate about creating an environment that is compassionate, ethical, and exceptional in dental care.
In the best interest of my patients and to provide exceptional care, I am actively participating in continuing education courses and seminars. In addition, I am a clinical faculty at UCSF School of Dentistry, where I have access to latest research in the field of dentistry.
English, Assyrian and Farsi.
I love outdoor activities! On the weekends, I often go bicycle riding, hiking, snowboarding or swimming.
Entering the field of dentistry was a natural choice for Dr. Lakisic. His father and brother were both dentists and introduced him to this profession of helping others. He enjoys being able to help relieve people’s pain and discomfort, as well as improve better health and esthetics.
Dr. Haris Lakisic grew up in Bosnia and Herzegovina, but became a refugee and escaped to Southern California at the age of 15 due to war in his homeland. After finishing high school in Costa Mesa, Dr. Lakisic attended Pepperdine University for his Bachelor’s degree, then received a scholarship to attend the University of Pennsylvania for his D.M.D. degree. During his four years of dental school, he was consistently ranked in the top 10 of his class. Dr. Lakisic has been practicing Endodontics in sunny San Diego for the past 15 years.
B.S. Biology - Pepperdine University
D.M.D. - University of Pennsylvania
B.S., Systems Physiology – San Jose State University
Doctor of Dental Surgery – New York University College of Dentistry
Oral & Maxillofacial surgery Certificate – UCSF Fresno Medical
“I would like every patient to feel comfortable and thoroughly informed of their specific treatment and I would encourage any manner to be able to accomplish that. I enjoy being able to provide a professional environment for staff to flourish for the patients to receive the best individualized care they deserve.”
American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
American Dental Association
California Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
Fresno Madera Dental Society
Learning new things
Trying different restaurants
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