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Staff
Edward G Pellis, DDS

Dr. Pellis was born in Florida and grew up in Pittsburgh, PA.   He graduated from Temple University School of Dentistry, Philadelphia, PA and later completed a postdoctoral residency program in Endodontics at the University of Pittsburgh. He served as a Major in the United States Air Force and together with his family moved to California in 1976.  Dr. Pellis and his wife, Joanne, have four grown children.  EPellis@Newportendo.com

Robert J. Cavalieri, DDS

Dr. Cavalieri received his Endodontic training at Tufts University, Boston, Massachusetts.  He is a graduate of Temple University School of Dentistry, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; where he gained recognition in 1971 by graduating in less than four academic years.  Dr. Cavalieri received his B.S. Biology degree in 1968 from the Jesuit University of Scranton, PA.   He is a former Captain of the United States Air Force Dental Corps.  In his spare time, Dr. Cavalieri enjoys collecting wine, golfing, backpacking and skiing with his family.  RCavalieri@Newportendo.com

John R. Buoncristiani, DDS

Dr. Buoncristiani was born and raised in Southern California and earned his Doctorate from Loma Linda School of Dentistry.  Following completion of post-doctorate residencies in both Hospital Dentisty and Endodontics at UCLA, he has continued as a part time faculty instructor at the UCLA School of Dentistry.  He is also certified as a Diplomate of the American Board of Endodontics.  He and his wife, LeAnne enjoy spending time with their 4 children and getting outdoors for hiking, biking and ocean activities.  JBuoncristiani@Newportendo.com

Karen L. Coffman, DDS

Dr. Coffman was born in Pennsylvania and moved to Southern California in 1980.  She received her Endodontic training at eh University of Pennsylvania, Philadelpha, PA and is a graduate of the USC School of Dentistry, and the University fo California at San Diego, La Jolla, CA.  Dr. Coffman and her husband, Daryl, enjoy spending time with their son, traveling and playing golf.  KCoffman@Newportendo.com

Jeffrey R. Pene, DDS, MSD

Dr. Pene is a native of Southern California and the Orange County area.  He attended the University of California, Irvine, where he played NCAA soccer for four years and earned a Bachelors of Science degree in Biology.  He went on to graduate cum laude  from UCLA Dental School, and received his postdoctoral training in Endodontics from the University of Washington.  After two years in Seattle, he returned to Southern California.  Dr. Pene now resides in Newport Coast with his wife and two sons.   JPene@Newportendo.com