Backed by more than 30 years of experience, Dr. Bruno Lemay’s greatest joy is in serving his patients with the utmost level of care so they can remain comfortable through every dental procedure. Drawing from his extensive training and experience to serve the needs of his patients, Dr. Lemay opened Desert Dental Alternatives in 2002 with one goal in mind: to educate patients in a professional yet compassionate manner so they can make their own decisions in comfort.
In his earlier years, Dr. Lemay’s dental practices in a secluded area north of Quebec afforded him the opportunity to learn and practice all fields of dentistry, including cosmetic treatments to the most complex root canals and dental surgeries. Throughout this part of his journey, Dr. Lemay also managed and opened 10 dental offices and supervised and trained a team of nine dentists. After his arrival to the Coachella Valley, Dr. Lemay consulted in several dental offices from 2000 to 2003, performing endodontic and periodontal procedures.
In addition, Dr. Lemay has advanced skill and knowledge of dental implants, has given numerous lectures on the subject, and founded the Canadian Mini Dental Implant Institute, an organization that provides seminars on mini dental implants, one of the latest techniques in restorative dentistry. As a specialist in this arena, Dr. Lemay also specializes in the education and training of dentists throughout Canada and California in the Mini-Implant technique that he himself has utilized and improved since 2001.
Graduating in 2021, Dr. Cho earned his Bachelor of Science in Biology followed by his Doctor of Dental Surgery before joining our team at Desert Dental Alternatives. Dr. Cho specializes in general dentistry here at our offices, finding joy in meeting and getting to know the patients in our community.
Dr. Cho loves being able to help people with their oral health and helping them to reveal a confident smile. Luckily, with our upstanding reputation, there are plenty of community members here at Desert Dental Alternatives to speak with.
A focus on good, quality dental work and a positive experience for all patients are what Dr. Cho believes sets Desert Dental Alternatives apart from other dental offices. Our team’s combined experience and love for dentistry allow us to provide both of these for our patients.
Our dental hygienist, Javier, has over 2 decades of experience in the field of dentistry and 18 years of that experience was culled at Desert Dental Alternatives. Javier earned his Associate degree in dental hygiene, giving him a solid foundation to build upon. He has worked as a dental hygienist for 20 years, and 9 years before that as an assistant dental hygienist. Back by such extensive experience, he is a trusted expert in his field.
The most fulfilling part of dental hygiene for Javier is the opportunity to educate the patients that he encounters. He thrives knowing that he is making a difference in oral health, giving people the information and tools required to practice excellent oral hygiene.
Javier specializes in deep cleanings, laser treatments, and oral hygiene instructions for our patients at Desert Dental Alternatives.
When asked what makes Desert Dental Alternatives unique, Javier was happy to share that everyone on the team has extensive experience. With such a vast amount of experience concentrated at our offices, our patients have confidence that you are in very good hands.
Along with an educated team, Javier is also proud of the high-tech equipment used at Desert Dental Alternatives. The advanced equipment sets Desert Dental Alternatives apart from the rest when it comes to how we can treat our patients.
With 13 years of dental hygiene experience under her belt, Regina is a valued member of the team at Desert Dental Alternatives. Just one year into her career as a dental hygienist Regina joined our staff and has given us 12 years here as a dedicated team member so far.
Regina knows that what makes Desert Dental Alternatives special and unique is that it is run by a staff that loves what they do and loves working together. Teamwork in a dental office is key for patient comfort, smooth processes, and successful dentistry.
The treatments and services that Regina specializes in include prophylactic and periodontal maintenance, cleanings, scaling and root planing, and laser therapy. She loves teeth, which makes it her mission to help people keep their teeth healthy. She does so by educating patients on what they need to do to maintain their smile and keep it clean. Regina is fulfilled by the appreciation she receives from patients, letting her know that what she is doing makes a difference.
With 14 years of dental assisting experience following earning her registered dental assistant license, Yadira is happy to assist in a field that is so integral to a patient’s overall health. One of her favorite parts of this profession is assisting in procedures that help patients smile again. She enjoys the opportunities to continually learn new things while assisting the dentists at Desert Dental Alternatives.
Yadira, also known as Liz here in our offices, has been a part of the Desert Dental Alternatives staff for 6 years, where she has continued to gain experience in many treatment areas of dentistry.
Yadira loves being a part of a team in which everyone is unique, a wonderfully organized office, and a practice that offers a variety of services. She knows that she is part of a practice in which everyone loves what they do and cares for all patients, which contributes to setting Desert Dental Alternatives apart from other offices.
Edith is a valued member of our dental assistant staff and holds several licenses that provide her with the education needed to help things run smoothly. She is not only a registered dental assistant but also holds licenses for coronal polishing and x-ray. Her dental specialties include assisting with crowns, bridges, extractions, and implants.
Along with her extensive education, Edith has over 16 years of experience in the dental field, 13 of which are at Desert Dental Alternatives. There are several reasons why she loves this profession, wherein she continually meets new people and builds relationships with the patients, has opportunities to learn new things, and is part of helping patients smile confidently.
Edith’s goal with each patient is to help them get over their fear of dentistry and replace that fear with comfort. This way, she hopes to ensure they leave the office with a smile on their face. Achieving this goal makes her day.
At Desert Dental Alternatives, Edith knows that when patients are in the office, they are treated like family because our team is one big happy family, and we want to include all who come here. She believes that everyone on the team takes great pride in providing the best dental care possible. This treatment and care are what Edith knows set Desert Dental Alternatives apart from the rest.
As our insurance coordinator, Bobbi handles the challenging task of interacting with our patient’s dental insurance companies. Insurance billing can be difficult and frustrating, but Bobbi does not back away from the challenge.
Bobbi brings 40 years of insurance billing to the table, 20 of which have been spent behind the desks at Desert Dental Alternatives. This extensive experience helps Bobbi to be successful in getting insurance companies to pay for patients’ treatments. When a patient needs a dental treatment or service, it is often up to Bobbi’s skill with insurance companies to determine if it happens or not.
Interacting with our patients and coordinating billing for much-needed services, Bobbi helps Desert Dental Alternatives stand out from the rest, but you don’t have to take our word for it. Our patients tell us that we stand out from other dental offices they went to in the past, and we are proud to uphold the reputation.
Martha’s expertise as our appointment coordinator at Desert Dental Alternatives is backed by 30 years of experience in her field. She takes pride in excelling at her job of coordinating appointments and helping her peers by assisting with tasks at the front desk. She is happy to hop in and lend a hand when not handling the appointment scheduling.
The fast-paced atmosphere at Desert Dental Alternatives is Martha’s favorite part of doing her job here at the office, and she loves that we work together as a team to tackle each day. Martha has been an integral part of our team for 18 years. This teamwork and each individual staff member are what Martha believes sets Desert Dental Alternatives apart from the rest.