P. Vernon Erwin, DDS Dr. Erwin has practiced dentistry since 1967 and is considered one of America’s foremost experts on rejuvenation dentistry. A graduate of the Loma Linda University College of Dentistry, he continued his post-graduate education with advanced residencies in Surgery, Implants, Aesthetics, Advanced Reconstruction, Head and Jaw Pain, and Nutrition at UCLA and USC, as well as Loma Linda. Dr. Erwin also holds a Masters of Science Degree in Biochemistry and Human Nutrition from Bridgeport University and has completed additional studies in Acupuncture, Trigger Point Therapy and other complementary Biological therapies; he is also a former instructor of dentistry and basic sciences at both USC and Loma Linda.
Dr. Erwin has been a student of healthful living his whole life long. Even in his earliest years, his mother taught him Natural Hygiene principles and the dietary lifestyle. Dr. Erwin carried on the tradition by rearing his children by those same principles. He continues to maintain a healthful lifestyle and educates and encourages his clients to practice a healthy lifestyle of their choice.
A continuous student, Dr. Erwin regularly takes extensive study with national and international physicians and dentists to incorporate advances in health research and practice principles into his practice and life. He has taken numerous continuing education courses, such as Advanced Implant Dentistry and Treatment Planning, Energetic Medicine, and Complex Prosthodontics Residency.
American Dental Association
California Dental Association
Academy of General Dentistry
San Fernando Dental Society
International Academy of Biological Dentistry and Medicine
Holistic Dental Association
International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology
American Academy for Oral Systemic Health
Cheryl has been a part of Dr. Erwin’s team almost from the very start. In 1992, after sixteen years working in our exam rooms and lab, she moved to the front where she continues to run our office’s daily business. Thoroughly understanding all aspects of the practice, Cheryl takes great satisfaction in serving Dr. Erwin’s clientele and admires the doctor’s own tireless commitment in keeping up to date with biological dentistry’s latest developments and providing his patients with exceptional care.
Lisette has been a part of Dr. Erwin’s team since 1998. She is a Bryman graduate in Dental Assisting and works in all areas of our office. A lifelong learner, she regularly builds upon her skills and knowledge with further training, keeping up to date with the rapid changes in this field. She highly values the personal approach of Dr. Erwin and his commitment to practicing the most natural, least invasive type of dentistry possible.
Assistant Riza is a graduate of Pasadena City College, where she earned her Associate of Science degree in Dental Assisting. With past experience in both the front and back office of an Altadena dental clinic, she has already proved an invaluable member of our staff. Though you’re most likely to see her assisting the doctor at chair-side, you may also see her at work in the front office or lab, as we are each part of a team committed to you and your health.
Our Registered Dental Hygienist Gloria earned her Baccalaureate of Science Dental Hygiene degree from the University of Southern California in 1995. From her schooling and years of experience, she has an educated understanding in the areas of dental hygiene, soft tissue management, sleep apnea and sleeping disorders in relation to overall body health. She enjoys educating and providing healthcare to her patients.
Registered Dental Hygienist Lina earned her Baccalaureate of Science Dental Hygiene degree from West Coast University in 2010. She is well-practiced, professional and personable, and knows the most recent technologies involving oral cancer screening and caries detection, as well as traditional technologies. Skilled at patient communication, Lina is eager to educate patients on effective oral healthcare.