Dr. Jeanie Kaufman, DDS, says her inspiration to enter the dental field stemmed from an interest in health and a desire to help people. Her compassion and concern for her patients and their future make her uniquely qualified to treat both children and adolescents, and she says the smiles on her patient’s’ faces are what make it all worthwhile.
A native of Ridgecrest, California, Dr. Kaufman earned her Bachelor’s in biology and child development, and followed up with her DDS from the Pacific Arthur Degoni School of Dentistry. She has been in practice for 37 years, and has seen the cost of care rising sharply over time, without matching increases in dental coverage. “Now more than ever, patients must assume responsibility for their dental health,” she says, adding “My job as a dentist is to help in any way I can!”
When she isn’t creating healthy young smiles, Dr. Kaufman can be found spending time with her children and her husband, partner Dr. Chris Cerceo, in the couple’s South Shore Lake Tahoe Home. She volunteers with numerous charities in the community, enjoys outdoor recreation including mountain biking and being out on the lake, and says she would love to spend a year visiting National Parks and biking across the country.