DR. JEANNIE A.CAJAYON-MOLATO
The art and science of dentistry has become my career’s passion. I am able to utilize my artistic passion and skill to give my patients smiles they have always dreamed of. I am also able to relieve my patients of their pain and discomfort, restore function to better their quality of life and educate the patients how to take care and maintain their oral health.
By turning pain to comfort, insecurity to confidence, and negligence to diligence, working with so many unique people for over 30 years, made me understand that each person has individual needs, concerns, expectations, fears, and results. I am blessed to have worked on a lot of challenging dental and cosmetic cases which turned out to be life changing experience to a lot of my patients and a growth experience for myself.
Aside from my family, dentistry means the world to me. I enjoy what I am doing and I look forward to each day of work. This profession gives me satisfaction in life and makes me realize that my life is worth living because of all the unique people I have had the honor of serving every day. The countless hugs and other acts of kindness from the patients, whether in my dental office or my volunteer work, assure me that I have chosen the right profession. It means a lot to me that I can make differences in other people’s lives and they, in turn, complete me.
I had established 4 dental offices in my entire career. The first one was in Manila Philippines in 1991 which I owned and practiced for 4 years prior to migrating to the United States. The second one was in 1999 Molato Dental located in Van Nuys CA which I owned for 18 years. I established and owned Simi Hills Dental located in Simi Valley CA from 2016-March 2020. In August 2019, I opened Laser Dental Bakersfield located in Bakersfield, CA. Currently, I work 4-5 days a week in Bakersfield and 1 day a week in Simi Hills Dental as an associate dentist.
In 2019, I had upgraded my daily dental routine by incorporating Laser technology in my practice. With this, I manage to perform many treatment possibilities that only the latest laser technology can offer my patients and I am proud to bring this to Bakersfield. I am also offering other cosmetic procedures like Bioclear® bonding (a technique that could conservatively close gaps, spaces, black triangles, straighten teeth, improve smile conservatively and affordably), Zirconia crowns and bridges including implant crowns, dentures and partials including implant dentures, root canals, laser gum treatments and other routine dental procedures.
Education and Continuing Education
My interest in dentistry began with the influence of my aunt, Mrs. Nenette Golff, a long time Periodontal office manager in Santa Monica California and now in Jacksonville Florida. She recognized my passion for art, my high scholastic standings in school and compassionate nature that she suggested that I pursue a career in Dentistry. I graduated from Centro Escolar University in Manila, Philippines, in 1990. After moving to the United States in 1994, I attended UCLA's class for foreign graduates in 1995 and challenged the 4 part California Dental Boards and got my license in 1997. I had continued to improve my knowledge in dentistry by attending the classes regularly at Loma Linda University. I attended Dental Engineering Laboratories under Dr. Stephen Buchanan for continuing education in endodontics, Dr. Massad’s class in Complete Dentures but my most favorite of all the classes is the Bioclear learning class under Dr. David Clark on the new techniques on cosmetic bonding using special matrices that Dr. Clark developed and became a Certified Bioclear dentist after attending all his courses. Recently, I attended multiple certification classes for Laser Dentistry to know more about this exciting new trend in dentistry that I now use in my day to day practice.
Family and Community
II have lived in San Fernando Valley - City of Chatsworth since 1994 but in 2019, I have decided to relocate in Bakersfield, CA. I am impressed by the friendliness of people here, slower pace of living, no traffic on the streets compared to Los Angeles and most of all the rapid growth of this city due to people migrating from different places.
I am blessed to have 2 lovely daughters, Chelsea and Camille who support me in my career and decision to relocate in Bakersfield. My oldest daughter Chelsea recently finished her bachelor’s degree in Molecular Biology in Cal State Northridge and is currently attending Loma Linda School of Dentistry Hygiene/Dentistry bridge program to become a dentist. Camille is currently in ABLE School for her Vocational special education class in Bakersfield. If not in class, she usually hangs around my office helping us out or just being there with mommy.
As a family, we enjoy staying home but we also love traveling out of the country, learning about historical places, and being introduced to other cultures. My personal interests include playing the piano, cooking, sewing, gardening, and reading. We were also active in church in L.A. where we joined the choir of Our Lady of Lourdes Church in Northridge CA from 2010-2018.
Volunteering in the community is also one of the things I enjoy doing. It allows me to return my blessings to other people by doing what I do best without compensation. I had Volunteered as a dentist in MEND (Meet each need with Dignity) in Pacoima CA from 2010-2015 one day a week. I also do dental missions in places like the Philippines, Los Angeles CA and in 2019, a dental mission in Peru with San Diego Filipino dental association.