Dr. Janet Tanega received her Doctor of Dental Medicine (D.D.M)/Doctor of Dental Surgery (D.D.S) at Centro Escolar University in Manila, Philippines in 1988. Upon arriving in the United States, Dr. Tanega worked as a dental assistant for several years as she studied to obtain her California Dental License. With the future of her family in mind, Dr. Tanega made all the necessary sacrifices; and in 1996 she received the California Dental License. But, this accomplishment was only a stepping-stone in her climb to success.
In March of 1997, Dr. Tanega’s dream came true when she opened Tanega Professional Dental Corporation in South San Francisco. Her successful practice growth over the 16 years of practicing dentistry gave Dr. Tanega recognition on KRON 4, Best of the Bay edition as San Mateo County’s best general dentist.
In order to provide her patients with the best service possible, Dr. Tanega regularly attends multiple seminars a year to continue her education in general, orthodontic, and cosmetic dentistry as well as implant surgery. She is a seasoned expert in the practice of orthodontics (among other services) and has been practicing orthodontics since 1998, and in 2012 she has become a certified preferred provider for Invisalign. A few of the many certificates she has accumulated include:
- Mini-Residency in Orthodontics
- Orthodontics TMJ
- Advanced Orthodontics TMJ
- Professional Implant Training Course of AIC
- Professional Sinus Surgery Training Course of AIC
- RWC Implant Study Club
Dr. Tanega is also a member of the America Dental Association (ADA), the California Dental Association (CDA), The San Mateo County Dental Association (SMCDA), and the International Congress of Oral Implantologist (ICOI).
These days, she enjoys spending her free time with her husband of ¬¬31 years, Richard, four children Helene, Richard Jr., Reece, and Raymond, and her three grandchildren, Darien, Jeffrey Jr., and Jayda-Rae and her three dogs, Coco, Wags, and Bella. In addition to spending time with her family, she enjoys living a healthy lifestyle by staying active and by traveling as often as she can.