Dr. Audrey Mojica grew up on the Central Coast near San Luis Obispo, California where she also earned her Bachelor of Science in Nutritional Science at Cal Poly. She also spent a year in Florence, Italy studying art and history before going to dental school at Loma Linda University in southern California. In dental school Dr. Mojica received awards for her educational research in oral pathology. She has held assistant professor positions at both Loma Linda University and University of the Pacific in diagnostic and restorative dentistry. She has been part of the Pope Dental team since 2012.
With a background in health and education, Dr. Mojica believes strongly in educating patients in how oral health is related to overall health. She takes time to work with patients on disease prevention and employs minimally invasive dental treatments when necessary. Dr. Mojica has over 20 years of experience working with all ages, including children and special needs patients.
Dr. Mojica is SMART certified by the International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology to remove amalgam mercury fillings safely. She is an active member in the International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology, Spear dental education, California Dental Association, American Dental Association and Contra Costa Dental Society.
As a mother, Dr. Mojica is passionate about holistic health in children which has led her to be certified in The Healthy Start appliance therapy which aids in proper airway and jaw development, healthy muscle habit formation and proper tooth eruption. This minimizes the need for extensive orthodontics and sets a foundation for a lifetime of health.
When she is not at the office, Dr. Mojica enjoys spending time with her family in the outdoors, traveling and has used her dentistry in under-served communities of California, Mexico and Russia.