Meet Our Doctors

Dr. Phillip Cho

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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

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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.

Dr. Jeong D. Kim, MD, DDS (Oral Surgeon)

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Dr. Kim is a highly accomplished and dedicated professional in oral maxillofacial surgery, currently working as an Independent Contractor in outpatient dental clinics. Dr. Kim’s educational journey has been marked by excellence, earning a DDS degree from the University of Michigan School of Dentistry in 2002 and an MD from UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine in 2005. Furthermore, Dr. Kim’s commitment to professional development is highlighted by achieving Diplomat status with the American Board of Oral Maxillofacial Surgery from 2013 to 2023. 

Through Chief Residency and internship at UCLA Center for Health Science, Dr. Kim honed valuable skills, showcasing versatility and dedication to a holistic medical education. Dr. Kim also completed a Residency in Oral Maxillofacial Surgery.

Research has been a passion for Dr. Kim, contributing to developmental biology and gene expression in oral medicine. Notably, Dr. Kim’s work on rearrangement of compounds has been published in the prestigious journal “Tetrahedron.”

Dr. Kim’s dedication extends to numerous professional associations, including the American Oral Maxillofacial Surgery and American Dental Association. Additionally, philanthropic activities reflect Dr. Kim’s commitment to giving back to the community.

Outside of work, Dr. Kim enjoys pursuing personal interests in travel, camping, swimming, and cycling. This biography reflects Dr. Kim’s passion for oral maxillofacial surgery, academic excellence, and dedication to both the profession and the community.

Dr. Cecilia Reguly (Endodontist)

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Dr. Reguly’s familiarity and passion for dentistry began as a child, as she frequently visited her father’s dental office in Lima, Peru.

Dr. Reguly graduated from Loma Linda University in 2006 and practiced as a general dentist in northern Los Angeles County for over 10 years. She then returned to Loma Linda to pursue her advanced training in Endodontics.  After finishing her training, she stayed at Loma Linda University as an assistant professor in the Endodontics Department. She also joined the Army Reserves as a commissioned officer in 2015 supporting the Medical Support Unit as a dentist officer.

Dr. Reguly is highly attentive to detail, with a delicate touch and a warm, compassionate chair-side manner. She loves building relationships with her patients and is very skilled at managing individuals with dental anxiety. She has provided free dental care by participating in outreach programs in Peru and the US as part of CDA Cares.

Dr. Reguly is married and has 2 children. She is very passionate about health, personal growth, fitness, and nutrition. In her free time, she enjoys going to the gym, camping, traveling, and spending quality time with her family and friends hosting dinner parties.

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