Dental Staff in Sunnyvale, CA
Our dental practice is privileged to have a team of well qualified, gentle, and caring staff members. All are CPR certified and licensed in their area of expertise. Staff members keep current in dental procedures and technology through frequent continuing education courses. They are committed to making your dental experience as pleasant and as satisfying as possible.
Thomas Carr, D.D.S. & JoAnne Carr, D.D.S.
Dr. Thomas Carr and Dr. JoAnne Carr both graduated with honors in 1983 from Loyola University School of Dentistry. For nearly three decades they have practiced in the Bay Area. They began practice in Sunnyvale in 1988.
They are members of the American Dental Association, California Dental Association, and the Santa Clara Dental Society.
Dr. JoAnne spent the year after her graduation in a general practice residency at the Veterans Administration Hospital in San Francisco. Dr. JoAnne enjoys seeing patients and helping them keep their mouths healthy. She stays current in dentistry through continuing education courses.â€¨She enjoys music and piano. Her love for music has taken her into local schools as a docent.â€¨
In 1994 Dr. Thomas completed an 18 month post-graduate study in advanced occlusion at the Foundation for Advanced Continuing Education (http://www.facedentistry.org/).In 1996 both doctors and their staff completed a year long intensive at The Schuster Center for Professional Development that equipped them to better serve our patients through personal and professional values. He also completed a two year course in the Restorative & Adhesive Study Group at UCSF, an extensive program that meets monthly to learn about new materials and techniques of cosmetic dentistry.
Current membership in The Silicon Valley Study Group (http://www.gumsrus.com/referring_doctors/study_club.html) has provided him knowledge in implant dentistry from many experts in the field. Dr. Thomas enjoys the beauty of God’s creation through backpacking, hiking, and photography. Feel free to enjoy his photography at http://www.thomascarrimages.com or http://www.flickr.com/photos/thomascarrimages/
In recent years both doctors have had the opportunity to serve in the Central American nations of Honduras and Nicaragua through Global Health Outreach (www.cmda.org/gho/).
Our Staff in Sunnyvale
Jill – Registered Dental Hygienist
I have been a hygienist with Drs. Carr since 2001 and have worked in the dental field since 1987. I graduated from Foothill Dental College in 1991. I grew up in the Sunnyvale area and love bumping into people I knew in my childhood. Outside the office you’ll find me spending time with my husband and two daughters. We enjoy biking, reading and playing with our golden retriever, Brutus. I love helping my patient’s mouth stay tip top healthy at Drs. Carr’s!
Linda – Registered Dental Hygienist
I have been part of Drs. Carr’s team since 1994. I like to read biographies, paint and sew (my goal is to make a quilt!) I enjoy attending Oakland A’s games with my children, who played a big part in getting me excited about baseball. I’ve really enjoyed getting to know my patients over the many years here with the Carr’s.
Nicole – Business Administrator
I have worked for the Carr’s since 2000 and love every day I’m in the office. It gives me great pleasure to make our patients feel like part of our extended family, and make their dental experience as easy and enjoyable as possible. When I’m not at work I love volunteering at my daughter’s school (my other job!) and spending time with my husband, daughter and dog! If we’re not on the hiking trails or out biking around San Jose, you can probably find us at the local dog park – on the small dog side, Delaney only weighs 3 pounds!
Tu-Anh – Registered Dental Assistant
I am the newest member of the Carr’s dental team – since March 2012 – but I already feel like part of the family! I’ve worked in the dental field since 1998 and enjoy making our patients feel comfortable during their time with us. The children in our practice look forward to my custom balloon designs! In my spare time I volunteer at the Palo Alto Veteran’s Hospital, assisting in the dental department.
Daisy Rose Carr - Office Mascot
I was born in the Ozarks of Missouri to a litter of nine. My dad is a cocker spaniel and my mother a golden retriever. My sister and I flew to California when I was ten weeks old. I like to bark at squirrels and crows, smell stuff, chase my tail, sleep, and eat anything that comes my way. But, by far, my favorite thing to do is destroy stuff people leave laying around on the floor.