Meet Our Doctors

Dr. Phillip Cho

Dr. Cho graduated from Loma Linda University School of Dentistry in 2007 and the same year Dr. Cho joined Dr. Lombardo’s practice. After 3 years, He left the practice to pursue further education, acquiring new knowledge and technology in the ever-changing field of dentistry and he owned a very successful dental practice that focused in patient care and technology in Moreno Valley, CA. Since his return in 2015, Dr Cho has been committed to bringing in best technology, treatment, and care to the patients in Yucca Valley.

For his continual dedication to education and learning, he has completed Maxicourse Implantology from Loma Linda University. He also completed dental training in South Korea for Implant/Prosthodontic at Dain Dental Clinic. He has been dedicated on continually learning from Spear Education and CDOCS (Cerec Doctors) to stay on latest technology and techniques.

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 of the Moreno Valley and Riverside dental community. He is a member of the American Dental Association, California Dental Association, Tri-county Dental Society, and Academy of General Dentistry.

Dr. Mi Da Lee

Dr. Lee is an associate dentist at Lombardo and Cho Dentistry who completed her dental school training at Loma Linda University. Greatly inspired by its “Whole Person Care” motto, she believes thoroughly communicating with her patients is one of the key duties to assist them not just with their smiles but also with their overall well-being.

She loves dentistry due to its ever changing and challenging nature, and she happily educates herself through Spear Education, dedicating to the pursuit of clinical excellence.

Nowadays, Dr. Lee’s professional interest is, mainly due to Dr. Cho’s influence, Digital Dentistry as she strongly believes that it is the future of dentistry. She is grateful for the opportunities to learn everything about it as the office supports practice of digital dentistry with 3D Printers, Intraoral Scanners, and Designing Computers.

With Dr. Cho’s leadership, she has great plans for the Yucca Valley Community as a reliable and friendly dental provider.

When she is not working, she likes to read books and hits the beaches. She is also heavily involved at her church serving its youth group for spiritual growth.

A Fun fact: She found her lifelong career in her late 30’s which some might consider too late. But once you know what you want, age does not really matter! She encourages others to go after their dreams and declares that she’s a living proof there is no such a thing as “too late.”

Dr. Robert Lombardo

Dr. Lombardo wanted to be a dentist since he was about 13 years old. He graduated from Rolling Hills High School in 1973 and the University of California, Riverside with a dual major in Psychology and Biology in 1977. He graduated from Northwestern University Dental School (Chicago, IL) in 1982. He worked in Florida as Chief Medical Officer and Dentist for the State of Florida Dept. of Corrections 1982-1985. He bought this Yucca Valley practice from Dr. Tom Davis in 1985. He loves being a member of this community.

  • The current mayor of Yucca Valley, CA
  • Member and Past trustee of BPOE Elks Lodge #2314
  • Member and twice past president of Kiwanis, YV
  • Served on Blue Ribbon Water Committee
  • Honorary Mayor 1989

Dr. Lombardo is married to Mary Lombardo with two wonderful children Abby and Nick.

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