Meet Dr. Penn
Dr. Christina Penn was born in the Bay Area and grew up in Cupertino, CA. She majored in Biology at San Jose State University and completed a second degree in Dental Hygiene from Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences. She continued her dental education in the D.M.D. Program at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine, where she graduated at the top of her class. After finishing dental school, Dr. Penn continued directly into the Advanced Education in Endodontics program at Tufts where she received a Certificate in Endodontics. Throughout her academic career, Dr. Penn was very involved in multiple leadership positions. She was selected as a member of the Patient Care and Quality Assurance Committee, the Culture of Care Committee, and the Post Graduate Ethics and Professionalism Committee. She was also inducted into the Honos Civicus Society for her commitment to both domestic and global dental outreach. Her most recent dental mission trip included traveling to Baoji, China; where she treated endodontic conditions in an underserved pediatric population and also lectured to local dentists. Dr. Penn looks forward to continuing to provide dental health care and education both locally and abroad.
While in dental school at Tufts, Dr. Penn met her husband Christopher, who is an orthodontist. Their first child, Ava was born in August 2019, and their expanding family played a huge role in their decision to move West. Chris and Christina look forward to being closer to her parents and brother while growing their immediate family. Additionally, the couple loves the sunny weather and spending time outdoors. When Dr. Penn is not treating her patients or spending time with family, she enjoys hiking, traveling, cooking, and practicing yoga. She also is a dog lover, and plans to adopt a pet once the family is settled.