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Meet the Associates


Mercay Romero, D.D.S.

Dr. Romero received both her undergraduate and dental degree from Boston University. Following graduation, she completed a general practice residency at the Loma Linda VA Medical Center. While a dental student, Dr. Romero received the Dentsply Student Clinician Award, a Listerine Preventive Dentistry Scholarship, and the International College of Dentists Award.  Dr. Romero has spent her years since graduation working in both private practice and community public health. She enjoys spending her free time with her husband, twin daughters and four dogs.        



      Phillip S. Cho, D.D.S.

Upon graduation, Dr. Cho joined Dr. Lombardo's practice for 3 years and now he is back!  Since his graduation, he actively engages in pursuing further education to acquire new knowledge and technology in the ever-changing field of dentistry.  He has completed Maxicourse Implantology from Loma Linda University.  He also completed dental training in South Korea for Implant/Prosthodontic at Dain Dental Clinic.  Dr. Cho also regularly participates in outreach projects locally as well as abroad, in such places as South America and Asia.  Dr. Cho is an active member within the Moreno Valley and Riverside dental community.  He is a member of the American Dental Association California Dental Association, Tri-county Dental Society, American Academy of Implant Dentistry and Academy of General Dentistry.