Dr. Crystal Aspiras Mendoza was born and raised in San Diego, California. She received a bachelor of science degree in Psychobiology at UCLA and graduated Magna Cum Laude. She then completed her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree at UC San Francisco where she was inducted into the Omicron Kappa Upsilon national dental honor society. Dr. Mendoza enjoys furthering her dental education and has completed the Whitecap Institute Implant Course, Invisalign certification courses, Cerec Doctor courses, and others while staying an active member of the Academy of General Dentistry. She is also a designated Qualified Dentist for the treatment of sleep apnea achieved through the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine. Dr. Mendoza enjoys contributing to her community and abroad, having done dental missions in Costa Rica, Nicaragua, and Guatemala. In her free time, she enjoys hiking, yoga, stand-up paddleboarding, volunteering, photography, cooking, and spending time with her husband, Jun, and fur baby. She is also very passionate about traveling the world and trying new experiences, having visited 38 countries and 23 states so far. Dr. Mendoza strives to make every dental appointment pleasant and pain-free. She strongly believes in compassionate, evidence-based treatment and fundamental preventive care. She looks forward to helping you achieve your oral health goals.