Kristine Yoshida, D.D.S., has maintained a successful dental practice in Big Bear since 1996. In 2016, the Big Bear Chamber of Commerce awarded her practice an Ebby, which is an award for excellence in business. Dr. Yoshida is a graduate of UCLA Dental School where she received multiple academic awards and was on a research team with the chair of Biomaterials. After graduating in 1994, she completed a prestigious General Practice Residency at the Long Beach VA Hospital, where she was the only female dentist resident.
Dr. Yoshida takes pride in her advanced education in cosmetic and restorative dentistry which she has received at UCLA, Loma Linda, the Kois Center, and Esthetic Professionals Dental Education Center. She is a staunch advocate of lifelong learning. Every year, she and her team participate in intensive training and skill building by participating in seminars and mini residencies. She is a member of the Tri-County Dental Society, California Dental Association, and the American Dental Association. Locally, she is a member of the Village Business Association and the Chamber of Commerce.
Dr. Yoshida a strong advocate of preventive and proactive care. Maintaining good oral health benefits whole body health. Proactive dental care addresses a problem before it becomes symptomatic. Our team is well trained to detect issues that can become a future problem. We are also strong advocates of minimally invasive dentistry.
Dr. Kristine Yoshida and her husband, Jeff are proud parents of two sons, Cole and Connor. Both her boys are pursuing careers in mechanical and aerospace engineering. In her spare time she enjoys hanging out with her family, traveling, cooking, and staying physically active.
Dr. Yoshida believes that giving back to the community is an important civic responsibility. She actively volunteers locally with a multitude of events and organizations. In 2014, she traveled to Guatemala with other dentists from around the U.S. to provide free dental care to hundreds of adults and children. Kristine has also been an active fundraiser and organizer for the past six years. She currently serves as Vice President of the Soroptimist International of Big Bear Valley Club. She also serves as the Treasurer of the Big Bear Valley Education Corporation.
In 2015, Kristine was a finalist for the Women of Distinction Award from state Senator Mike Morrell. Also in 2015, the Rotary of Big Bear gave her the " The Champion of Rotary Award" for her help with implementing their annual dental screening program at the Big Bear Valley elementary schools. Then in 2016, she was awarded the Rotary’s prestigious “Eagle Of Excellence” award.